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Friday August 6, 2021

August 6: Day of the Week

August 6, 2021 was the 218th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 147 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 1538
    Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada.
  • 1845
    The Russian Geographical Society is founded in Saint Petersburg.
  • 1890
    At Auburn Prison in New York, murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by electric chair.
  • 1926
    Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
  • 1930
    Judge Joseph Force Crater steps into a taxi in New York and disappears never to be seen again.
  • 1956
    After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena in New York in the Boxing from St. Nicholas Arena series.
  • 1960
    Cuban Revolution: Cuba nationalizes American and foreign-owned property in the nation.
  • 1962
    Jamaica becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 1966
    Braniff Airlines Flight 250 crashes in Falls City, NE killing all 42 on board.
  • 1997
    Korean Air Flight 801, a Boeing 747-300, crashes into the jungle on Guam on approach to airport, killing 228.

Who were born on August 6?

  • 1768
    Jean-Baptiste Bessières, French marshal (d. 1813)
  • 1900
    Cecil H. Green, American geophysicist (d. 2003)
  • 1916
    Richard Hofstadter, American historian (d. 1970)
  • 1925
    Barbara Bates, American actress (d. 1969)
  • 1926
    Clem Labine, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1934
    Billy Boston, Welsh rugby league footballer
  • 1964
    Gary Valenciano, Filipino singer
  • 1983
    Robin van Persie, Dutch footballer
  • 1984
    Vedad Ibisevic, Bosnian footballer
  • 1985
    Garrett Weber-Gale, American swimmer

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