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Tuesday August 6, 2019

August 6: Day of the Week

August 6, 2019 is the 218th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 147 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

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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)

  • 1861
    The United Kingdom annexes Lagos, Nigeria.
  • 1901
    Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    Cuban Revolution: Cuba nationalizes American and foreign-owned property in the nation.
  • 1965
    The largest swimming pool in Europe was opened in Fürstenfeld, Austria.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    A low-pressure system that redeveloped off the New South Wales coast dumps a record 328 millimeters (13 inches) of rain in a day on Sydney.
  • 1993
    Heavy rains and debris kill 72 in the Kagoshima and Aira areas of Kyūshū, Japan.

Who were born on August 6?

  • 1880
    Hans Moser, Austrian actor (d. 1964)
  • 1917
    Robert Mitchum, American actor (d. 1997)
  • 1926
    János Rózsás, Hungarian writer
  • 1929
    Roch La Salle, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • 1938
    Peter Bonerz, American actor
  • 1957
    Jim McGreevey, American politician
  • 1959
    Rajendra Singh Indian water conservationist, Magsaysay Award (2001)
  • 1976
    Soleil Moon Frye, American actress
  • 1977
    Luciano Zavagno, Argentine footballer
  • 1984
    Vedad Ibisevic, Bosnian footballer

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