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.
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)
- 1661The Treaty of The Hague is signed by Portugal and the Dutch Republic.
- 1825Bolivia gains independence from Spain.
- 1870Franco-Prussian War: the Battle of Wörth results in a decisive Prussian victory.
- 1926Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
- 1926Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.
- 1926In New York City, the Warner Brothers’ Vitaphone system premieres with the movie Don Juan starring John Barrymore.
- 1965The largest swimming pool in Europe was opened in Fürstenfeld, Austria.
- 1966Braniff Airlines Flight 250 crashes in Falls City, NE killing all 42 on board.
- 1976Zulfikar Ali Bhutto lays the foundation stone of Port Qasim, Karachi.
- 1988The 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?
- 1881Leo Carrillo, American actor (d. 1961)
- 1895Ernesto Lecuona, Cuban pianist and composer (d. 1963)
- 1926Elisabeth Beresford, British author and creator of The Wombles (d. 2010)
- 1958Randy DeBarge, American bass guitarist and singer
- 1969Elliott Smith, American musician (d. 2003)
- 1971Merrin Dungey, American actress
- 1971Scott Minto, English footballer
- 1976Melissa George, Australian actress
- 1981Diána Póth, Hungarian figure skater
- 1985Mickaël Delage, French cyclist
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