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1973Roberto Clemente & Warren Spahn inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame

1774Founder of the Shaker Movement, Mother Ann Lee, arrives in NY

1991Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.

1990President Ghulam Ishaq Kahn dismisses Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan

1953Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from the military

1972Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Knoxville Ladies Golf Classic

1824Battle at Junan - Simon Bolívar's army defeats the Spanish

1972Hank Aaron hits 660th & 661st HRs for Braves (record for 1 team)

1978Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Europea Golf Open

1984Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics

1965US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act prohibiting voting discrimination against minorities

1973Stevie Wonder involved in car crash, goes into a 4 day coma

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

1996George R.R. Martin publishes the epic fantasy novel "A Game of Thrones", the first in his series "A Song of Ice and Fire"

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open

1996US President Bill Clinton signs a new bill imposing sanctions on non-US companies which invest over $40 million a year in the energy sectors of Iran or Libya

1942Hermann Goering proclaims occupied areas "thoroughly empty to plunder"

August 6th Historical Events
Date Event
258
St Sixtus II ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
523
St Hormisdas ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
768
Antipope Constantine II deposed 
939
Battle at Simancas - Spain beats Moors 
1181
Supernova observed by Chinese & Japanese astronomers 
1497
Italian explorer John Cabot returns to Bristol from North America (Newfoundland) - first European to do so since the Vikings 
1538
Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. 
1600
Henry IV of France invades Savoy after negotiations break down over Saluzzo, controlled by Savoy since 1588 
1601
Spanish garrison of Meurs surrender to earl Mauritius 
1623
Maffeo Barberini elected Pope Urban VIII 
1625
Earl Earnest Casimir appointed as viceroy of Groningen 
1661
The Treaty of The Hague is signed whereby the Dutch Republic sells New Holland (Brazil) for 63 tonnes of gold 
1675
Russian Tsar Alexis bans foreign hair styles to those below the nobility 
1726
Emperor Karel VI & Tsarina Catharine the Great sign military treaty 
1774
Founder of the Shaker Movement, Mother Ann Lee, arrives in NY 
1787
Constitutional Convention in Phila begans debate 
1806
Holy Roman Empire ends; it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire. Francis II renounces the title, becoming Emperor of Austria. 
1815
US flotilla ends piracy by Algiers, Tunis & Tripoli 
1819
Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States. 
1821
1st edition of "Courrier of Pays-Bas" newspaper published in Brussels 
1824
Battle at Junan - Simon Bolívar's army defeats the Spanish 
1825
Bolivia gains independence from Peru (National Day) 
1845
The Russian Geographical Society is founded in Saint Petersburg. 
1856
The Great Bell is cast in the Great Clock of Westminster (Big Ben) 
1861
US Congress passes First Confiscation Act 
1861
Lexington, Kentucky - Union military camp forms in neutral state 
1861
The British annex Lagos, Nigeria. 
1862
Confederate ironclad "Arkansas" is badly damaged in Union attack 
1864
Confederate forces evacuate Fort Powell, Mobile Bay, Alamaba 
1870
Battle at Spicheren: Prussia beats France 
1870
White conservatives suppresed black vote & captured Tennessee legislature 
1890
Denton True "Cy" Young pitches and wins his 1st major league baseball game 
1890
At Auburn Prison, New York murderer William Kemmler becomes first person to be executed by electric chair. 
1896
France annexes Madagascar 
1901
Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation. 
1905
26.7 cm rainfall at Princeton, Indiana (state record) 
1908
St Louis Card John Lush's 2nd no-hitter, beats Dodgers, 2-0 in 6 inn 
1909
Alice Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip. 
1910
NYC Mayor Wm J Gaynor seriously wounded during assassination attempt 
1914
WWI: Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia 
1914
WWI: French cavalry enters Belgium 
1914
WWI: German Zeppelin bombs Liege, 9 killed 
1914
WWI: Serbia declares war against Germany 
1914
Denis Patrick Dowd Jr. enlists in the French Foreign Legion, becoming the first American to fight in World War I. 
1915
The British land more troops at Suvla Bay on the northern shore of Gallipoli in an effort to break the stalemate on the peninsula 
1917
World War I: Battle of Mărăşeşti between the Romanian and German armies begins. 
1918
Ferdinand Foch becomes Marshal of France during WWI 
1918
WWI: 2nd battle of the Marne ends 
1919
1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler) 
1919
Romanian forces bring down Hungarian Soviet Republic in Budapest 
1921
Clason Point, Bronx to College Point, Queens muni ferry system begins 
1926
NY's Gertrude Ederle becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel 
1926
Warner Bros premieres Vitaphone sound-on-disc movie system (NY) 
1926
Don Juan with John Barrymore shown 
1930
Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in NYC 
1930
Remains of Solomon Andrees' balloon expedition to North Pole in 1897, found at Kvit oya Spitsbergen 
1934
US troops leave Haiti, which had been occupied since 1915 
1936
1st time in 20th century, 1st 2 batters in a game-Roy Johnson & Rabbit Warstler of Boston Bees-lead off with HRs 
1937
Franco's artillery fires on Madrid 
1937
Indians overturn Yankees' 7-6 win by a protest 
1937
US & USSR sign trade treaty 
1939
1st broadcast of "Dinah Shore Show" on NBC-radio 
1940
Estonia is annexed into Soviet empire 
1941
Detroit pitcher Al Benton is 1st to collect 2 sacrifices in an inning 
1942
-8] Riots by Dutch Jews 
1942
Canadian destroyer HMCS Assiniboine sinks U-210 
1942
Churchill fires Gen Auchinlek as Middle-East commander 
1942
Hermann Goering proclaims occupied areas "thoroughly empty to plunder" 
1943
US 1st Infantry division occupies node Troina Sicily 
1944
All 1,200 Jewish death marchers from Lipcani Moldavia have died 
1944
Anti-German attack at Avranches fails 
1944
Deportation of 70,000 Jews from Lodz Poland to Auschwitz begins 
1944
US 20th Army corp under general Walker occupies Nantes 
1945
Hiroshima Peace Day-atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima by "Enola Gay" 
1945
Keith Miller scores 110 in the 4 Victory Test Cricket at Lord's 
1946
US officially submits to jurisdiction of World Court 
1947
1st performance of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 8" 
1948
Bob Mathias, US, wins decathlon at London Olympics 
1948
Willem Drees forms Socialist government (KVP/Social Democratics/CHU/Liberal) in the Netherlands 
1948
Fanny Blankers-Koen (Neth) is 1st women to win 3 golds at Olympics 
1949
Luke Appling record of 2,154 (en route to 2,218) games at shortstop 
1951
Typhoon floods kill 4,800 in Manchuria 
1952
Satchel Paige, 47, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout 
1953
Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from the military 
1954
WLAC (now WTVF) TV channel 5 in Nashville (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1956
After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena. 
1958
Glenn Davis sets record of 49.2 in 400-meter hurdles 
1958
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island 
1960
Pitt Steelers (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 43-16 in Toronto 
1960
The UN Security Council lay down rules which would allow UN forces to enter Congo 
1961
Gherman S Titov, 2nd Russian in space aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits) 
1961
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open 
1961
1st case of motion sickness in space reported 
1962
Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule 
1964
Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Ecclesiam Suam 
1964
Prometheus, the world's oldest tree, is cut down in Nevada US 
1965
32nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16 (68,000) 
1965
Beatles release "Help" album in UK 
1965
Indian troops invade Pakistan 
1965
US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act prohibiting voting discrimination against minorities 
1966
Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 
1966
Salazarbrug over Tag opens (longest suspension bridge in Europe) 
1966
US citizens demonstrate against war in Vietnam 
1967
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open 
1967
Minn Twin Dean Chance perfect games Boston Red Sox, 2-0 in 5 innings 
1967
Oriole Brooks Robinson hits into a record 4th triple play 
1967
Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Pro comperto sane 
1969
Balt Orioles pull their 3rd triple play (5-4-3 vs KC Royals) 
1970
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1972
Garry Player wins PGA golf tournament 
1972
Hank Aaron hits 660th & 661st HRs for Braves (record for 1 team) 
1972
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Knoxville Ladies Golf Classic 
1973
Roberto Clemente & Warren Spahn inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame 
1973
Stevie Wonder involved in car crash, goes into a 4 day coma 
1974
6th time Phils get just 1 assist in game; no other team did it twice 
1974
Explosion & fire destory Great Northern RR yard in Wenatchee, Wash 
1976
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto lays the foundation stone of Port Qasim, Karachi. 
1977
Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate European Women's Golf Open 
1978
60th PGA Championship: John Mahaffey shoots a 276 at Oakmont CC PA 
1978
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Europea Golf Open 
1979
61st PGA Championship: David Graham shoots a 272 at Oakland Hills Mich 
1979
Marcus Hooper, 12, is youngest person to swim English Channel 
1980
University adm declares 5 Pac-10 schools ineligible for conference titles & post-season play due to transcript & curriculum abuses 
1981
Argentine ex-president Isabel Peron freed 
1981
Due to strike, Yanks, A's, Philles & Dodgers declared 1st ½ champs 
1981
NASA launches Fltsatcom-5, it failed 
1982
22nd Curtis Cup: US, 14½-3½ 
1982
California Doug DeCinces hits 3 HRs again in game (did it 5 days ago also) 
1982
WQXI (Atlanta) is 1st to use Harris Corp AM stereo system 
1982
Three ANC members are sentenced to death in South Africa 
1983
Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo) 
1983
Supertanker Castillo de Bellvar crashes at South Africa 
1983
Bomb planted by Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of ANC, explodes at a synagogue in Johannesburg, South Africa 
1984
203.05 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange 
1984
Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics 
1985
19th space shuttle mission (51-F), Challenger 8, lands at Edwards AFB 
1985
Major League Baseball Players Association go on strike 
1985
Players' Association stages a midseason baseball strike (lasts 1 day) 
1985
STS 51-I vehicle moves to launch pad 
1986
Orioles (Dwyer & Sheets) & Rangers (Harrah) hit record 3 grand slams 
1986
Phil Katz releases PKARC version 1.0, for IBM 
1986
Record 3 grand slams hit in game Tx vs Balt (Harrah, Sheets & Dwyer) 
1988
Oakland A's Jose Canseco becomes 11th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases 
1988
Rich Gossage 300th career save (beats Phillies) 
1988
The Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City spurs reform of the NYPD, who were responsible for the melee that transpired the night of August 6-7. 
1989
"Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 5959 performances 
1989
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open 
1989
Boston Red Sox retire Carl Yastrezemski's #8 
1989
Jaime Paz Zamora inaugurated as president of Bolivia 
1989
Pilot Union tells pilots okay to cross Eastern picket lines 
1989
Twenty former South African political prisoners, in defiance of the restriction orders, launch a campaign against apartheid laws 
1990
NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 11th HR in 1st 86 at bats 
1990
President Ghulam Ishaq Kahn dismisses Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan 
1990
UN Security Council votes 13-0 (2 abstensions Cuba & Yemen) to place economic sanctions against Iraq 
1991
Debbie Doom (US) pitches 2nd consecutive perfect game in women's softball at the Pan American Games, beats Nicaragua, 8-0 
1991
Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet. 
1993
Japan Hosokawa government begins 
1993
Pope John Paul II publishes Veritatis splendor encyclical 
1994
Algerian Moslem fundamentalists threaten school/Universities 
1995
"Damn Yankees" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 510 performances 
1995
Dottie Mochrie wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mountain 
1995
Indians & Browns play in Cleveland on same day for 1st time ever both lose - Chicago 5, Indians 1; Giants 19, Browns 13 (exhibition) 
1995
Thousands of people in Hiroshima tribute on 50th anniversary of bomb 
1996
Korean Air Flight 801 crashes in the United States territory of Guam, killing 228 people 
1996
NASA announces that life may have existed on Mars (ALH84001) 
1996
George R.R. Martin publishes the epic fantasy novel "A Game of Thrones", the first in his series "A Song of Ice and Fire" 
1996
US President Bill Clinton signs a new bill imposing sanctions on non-US companies which invest over $40 million a year in the energy sectors of Iran or Libya 
1997
Microsoft announces it will invest $150 million in Apple Computer Inc 
1997
NHL Nashville Tenn names Barry Trotz as its 1st coach 
2008
Access 31 TV stops broadcasting in Perth, Western Australia. 
2008
A military junta led by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz stages a coup d'etat in Mauritania, overthrowing president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi 
2011
A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38. 
2012
Mount Tongariro, New Zealand, erupts for the first time in a century 
2013
18 people are killed and 55 are wounded by a car bomb explosion in Damascus, Syria 
2013
25 people are killed and 60 are wounded by a series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq 
2013
1 person is killed and 4 are injured after a hot air balloon crash in Montbovon, Sweden 
2013
An alleged chemical weapons attack on Damascus, Syria, is claimed by Syrian rebels 
2016
Brazilian Musicians Delight at Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony 
2016
UK Police Charge 19-Year-Old With London Stabbings 
2016
Brazil's interim president declares Olympic Games open 
2016
American TV viewers slam NBC for delaying Rio broadcast 
2016
Olympics-Rio kicks off Games with ode to forests, call for peace 
2016
US closer to using genetically modified mosquitoes that could fight Zika 
2017
US suspends search for missing Marines after crash off Australia 
2017
Usain Bolt finishes third to Americans Justin Gatlin, Christian Coleman in final 100 meters race 
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