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Monday August 6, 2018

August 6: Day of the Week

August 6, 2018 was the 218th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 147 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.

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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)

  • 1661
    The Treaty of The Hague is signed by Portugal and the Dutch Republic.
  • 1825
    Bolivia gains independence from Spain.
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War: the Battle of Wörth results in a decisive Prussian victory.
  • 1926
    Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
  • 1926
    Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.
  • 1926
    In New York City, the Warner Brothers’ Vitaphone system premieres with the movie Don Juan starring John Barrymore.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    The Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City spurs a reform of the NYPD, held responsible for the event.

Who were born on August 6?

  • 1881
    Leo Carrillo, American actor (d. 1961)
  • 1895
    Ernesto Lecuona, Cuban pianist and composer (d. 1963)
  • 1926
    Elisabeth Beresford, British author and creator of The Wombles (d. 2010)
  • 1958
    Randy DeBarge, American bass guitarist and singer
  • 1969
    Elliott Smith, American musician (d. 2003)
  • 1971
    Merrin Dungey, American actress
  • 1971
    Scott Minto, English footballer
  • 1976
    Melissa George, Australian actress
  • 1981
    Diána Póth, Hungarian figure skater
  • 1985
    Mickaël Delage, French cyclist

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