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Thursday August 6, 2020

August 6: Day of the Week

August 6, 2020 is the 219th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 147 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

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

August 2020
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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)

  • 1661
    The Treaty of The Hague is signed by Portugal and the Dutch Republic.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: The bloody Battle of Oriskany prevents American relief of the Siege of Fort Stanwix.
  • 1787
    Sixty proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States are delivered to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
  • 1962
    Jamaica becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 1964
    Prometheus, a bristlecone pine and the world’s oldest tree, is cut down.
  • 1991
    Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.
  • 1996
    NASA announces that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms.
  • 1997
    Korean Air Flight 801, a Boeing 747-300, crashes into the jungle on Guam on approach to airport, killing 228.
  • 2001
    Erwadi fire incident, 28 mentally ill persons tied to chain were burnt to death at a faith based institution at Erwadi, Tamil Nadu.
  • 2011
    A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38.

Who were born on August 6?

  • 1889
    John Middleton Murry, English poet (d. 1957)
  • 1926
    Elisabeth Beresford, British author and creator of The Wombles (d. 2010)
  • 1928
    Herb Moford, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1937
    Barbara Windsor, English actress
  • 1941
    Lyle Berman, American poker player
  • 1954
    Paul Steigerwald, American sports announcer
  • 1967
    Mike Greenberg, American sportscaster
  • 1974
    Bobby Petta, Dutch footballer
  • 1975
    Victor Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1980
    Seneca Wallace, American football player

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