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Friday August 6, 2021

August 6: Day of the Week

August 6, 2021 is the 218th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 147 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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August 6 Historical Event(s)

  • 1284
    The Republic of Pisa is defeated in the Battle of Meloria by the Republic of Genoa, thus losing its naval dominance in the Mediterranean.
  • 1787
    Sixty proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States are delivered to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
  • 1914
    World War I: Serbia declares war on Germany; Austria declares war on Russia.
  • 1917
    World War I: Battle of Mărăşeşti between the Romanian and German armies begins.
  • 1926
    Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.
  • 1942
    Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands becomes the first reigning queen to address a joint session of the United States Congress.
  • 1966
    Braniff Airlines Flight 250 crashes in Falls City, NE killing all 42 on board.
  • 1976
    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto lays the foundation stone of Port Qasim, Karachi.
  • 1991
    Doi Takako, chair of the Social Democratic Party, becomes Japan’s first female speaker of the House of Representatives.
  • 2001
    Erwadi fire incident, 28 mentally ill persons tied to chain were burnt to death at a faith based institution at Erwadi, Tamil Nadu.

Who were born on August 6?

  • 1887
    Dudley Benjafield, British racing driver (d. 1957)
  • 1889
    John Middleton Murry, English poet (d. 1957)
  • 1902
    Dutch Schultz, American organized crime figure (d. 1935)
  • 1926
    János Rózsás, Hungarian writer
  • 1962
    Marc Lavoine, French singer and actor
  • 1963
    Charles Ingram, British game show contestant
  • 1965
    Vincent Wells, England cricketer
  • 1970
    M. Night Shyamalan, Indian-born American film director
  • 1972
    Geri Halliwell, British singer (Spice Girls)
  • 1986
    Raphael Pyrasch, German rugby player

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