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On this day in 1901  |  Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation.
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1774Founder of the Shaker Movement, Mother Ann Lee, arrives in NY

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

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

1953Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from the military

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

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

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

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

1972Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Knoxville Ladies Golf Classic

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

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

1978Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Europea Golf Open

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

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open

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

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

1993Pope John Paul II publishes Veritatis splendor encyclical

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

On This Day In History
Date Event
Aug 6, 258
St Sixtus II ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
Aug 6, 523
St Hormisdas ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
Aug 6, 768
Antipope Constantine II deposed 
Aug 6, 939
Battle at Simancas - Spain beats Moors 
Aug 6, 1181
Supernova observed by Chinese & Japanese astronomers 
Aug 6, 1497
Italian explorer John Cabot returns to Bristol from North America (Newfoundland) - first European to do so since the Vikings 
Aug 6, 1538
Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. 
Aug 6, 1600
Henry IV of France invades Savoy after negotiations break down over Saluzzo, controlled by Savoy since 1588 
Aug 6, 1601
Spanish garrison of Meurs surrender to earl Mauritius 
Aug 6, 1623
Maffeo Barberini elected Pope Urban VIII 
Aug 6, 1625
Earl Earnest Casimir appointed as viceroy of Groningen 
Aug 6, 1661
The Treaty of The Hague is signed whereby the Dutch Republic sells New Holland (Brazil) for 63 tonnes of gold 
Aug 6, 1675
Russian Tsar Alexis bans foreign hair styles to those below the nobility 
Aug 6, 1726
Emperor Karel VI & Tsarina Catharine the Great sign military treaty 
Aug 6, 1774
Founder of the Shaker Movement, Mother Ann Lee, arrives in NY 
Aug 6, 1787
Constitutional Convention in Phila begans debate 
Aug 6, 1806
Holy Roman Empire ends; it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire. Francis II renounces the title, becoming Emperor of Austria. 
Aug 6, 1815
US flotilla ends piracy by Algiers, Tunis & Tripoli 
Aug 6, 1819
Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States. 
Aug 6, 1821
1st edition of "Courrier of Pays-Bas" newspaper published in Brussels 
Aug 6, 1824
Battle at Junan - Simon Bolívar's army defeats the Spanish 
Aug 6, 1825
Bolivia gains independence from Peru (National Day) 
Aug 6, 1845
The Russian Geographical Society is founded in Saint Petersburg. 
Aug 6, 1856
The Great Bell is cast in the Great Clock of Westminster (Big Ben) 
Aug 6, 1861
US Congress passes First Confiscation Act 
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