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Friday August 6, 2021

August 6: Day of the Week

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

  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: The bloody Battle of Oriskany prevents American relief of the Siege of Fort Stanwix.
  • 1806
    Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates ending the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1825
    Bolivia gains independence from Spain.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: the Confederate ironclad Ship CSS is scuttled on the Mississippi River after suffering damage in a battle with USS Essex near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War: the Battle of Wörth results in a decisive Prussian victory.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    Estonia was illegally annexed by the Soviet Union.
  • 1988
    The Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City spurs a reform of the NYPD, held responsible for the event.
  • 2001
    Erwadi fire incident, 28 mentally ill persons tied to chain were burnt to death at a faith based institution at Erwadi, Tamil Nadu.

Who were born on August 6?

  • 1715
    Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (d. 1747)
  • 1893
    Wright Patman, American politician (d. 1976)
  • 1925
    Barbara Bates, American actress (d. 1969)
  • 1929
    Roch La Salle, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • 1955
    Rusty Magee, American composer (d. 2003)
  • 1960
    Dale Ellis, American basketball player
  • 1963
    Charles Ingram, British game show contestant
  • 1977
    Luciano Zavagno, Argentine footballer
  • 1978
    Brian Maillard, Swiss guitarist (Dominici)
  • 1988
    Jared Murillo, American dancer

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