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Events and People Who Made History on August 6

3rd Century

258 - St. Sixtus II ends his reign as Catholic Pope

6th Century

523 - St. Hormisdas ends his reign as Catholic Pope

8th Century

768 - [Constantine] ends his reign as Catholic Pope

10th Century

939 - Battle at Simancas-Spain beats Moors

12th Century

1181 - Supernova observed by Chinese and Japanese astronomers

15th Century

1497 - John Cabot returns to Bristol from North-America

16th Century

1588 - Spanish Armada under Medina Sidonia anchors

17th Century

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 - Holland sells Brazil to Portugal for 8 million guilders
1675 - Russian Czar Aleksei bans foreign hairs cut

18th Century

1726 - Emperor Karel VI and tsarina Catharina the Great sign military treaty
1774 - Founder of the Shaker Movement, Mother Ann Lee, arrives in NY
1787 - Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia begans debate

19th Century

1815 - U.S. flotilla ends piracy by Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli
1821 - 1st edition of "Courrier of Pays-Bas" newspaper published in Brussels
1824 - Battle at Junan - Simon Bolivars army beats Spanish
1825 - Bolivia gains independence from Peru (National Day)
1854 - Congress passes Confiscation Act
1861 - Lexington Kentucky - Union military camp forms in neutral state
1862 - Confederate Army ironclad "Arkansas" is badly damaged in Union attack
1864 - Rebels evacuate Ft. Powell, Mobile Bayd
1870 - Battle at Spicheren: Prussia beats France
1870 - White conservatives suppresed black vote and captured Tennessee legislature
1890 - Cy Young pitches and wins 1st game
1896 - France annexes Madagascar

20th Century

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
1910 - New York City Mayor Wm J Gaynor seriously wounded during assassination attempt
1914 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia and Serbia
1914 - French cavalry enter Belgium
1914 - German Zeppelin bombs Liege City, 9 killed
1914 - Serbia declares war against Germany
1918 - Ferdinand Foch becomes marshal of France
1918 - In WW I 2nd battle of the Marne ends
1919 - 1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler)
1919 - Romanian forces destroys Bela Kun Republic in Budapest
1921 - Clason Point, Bronx to College Point, Queens muni ferry system begins
1926 - Don Juan with John Barrymore shown
1926 - New York's Gertrude Ederle becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel
1926 - Warner Bros premieres Vitaphone sound-on-disc movie system
1930 - Remains of Solomon Andrees' balloon expedition to North Pole in 1897, found at Kvit oya Spitsbergen
1930 - Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in New York City
1934 - U.S. troops leave Haiti, which had been occupied since 1915
1936 - 1st time in 20th century, 1st 2 batters in a game-Roy Johnson and Rabbit Warstler of Boston Bees-lead off with home runs
1937 - Franco-artillery fire on Madrid
1937 - Indians overturn Yankees' 7-6 win by a protest
1937 - U.S. and U.S.S.R. 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 - Assinibaine destroyer sinks U-210
1942 - Churchill fires General Auchinlek as Middle-East commandant
1942 - Goering proclaims occupied areas "thoroughly empty to plunder"
1942 - Riots by Dutch Jews
1943 - U.S. 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 - U.S. 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 - U.S. officially submits to jurisdiction of World Court
1947 - 1st performance of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 8"
1948 - Bob Mathias, U.S., wins decathlon at London Olympics
1948 - Dreesgovt (KVP/Social Democratics/CHU/Liberal) forms
1948 - Fanny Blankers-Koen (Netherlands) 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
1958 - Glenn Davis sets record of 49.2 in 400-meter hurdles
1958 - U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1960 - Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 43-16 in Toronto
1961 - 1st case of motion sickness in space reported
1961 - Gherman S Titov, 2nd Russian in space aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits)
1961 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
1962 - Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule
1964 - Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Ecclesiam Suam
1965 - 32nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16 (68,000)
1965 - Beatles release "Help" album in U.K.
1965 - Federal Voting Rights Act guarantees black voting rights
1965 - Indian troops invade Pakistan
1965 - Lyndon Baines Johnson signs Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing voting rights for blacks
1966 - Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Brian London
1966 - Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
1966 - Salazarbrug over Tag opens (longest suspension bridge of Europe)
1966 - U.S. citizens demonstrate against war in Vietnam
1967 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1967 - Minnesota 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 - Baltimore Orioles pull their 3rd triple play, 5-4-3 vs Kansas City Royals
1970 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1972 - Garry Player wins PGA golf tournament
1972 - Hank Aaron hits 660th and 661st home runs for Braves, record for 1 team
1972 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Knoxville Ladies Golf Classic
1973 - Roberto Clemente and Warren Spahn inducted into 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 and fire destory Great Northern RR yard in Wenatchee, Washington
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, Michigan
1979 - Marcus Hooper, 12, is youngest person to swim English Channel
1980 - University administraion declares 5 Pac-10 schools ineligible for conference titles and post-season play due to transcript and curriculum abuses
1981 - Argentina ex-president Isabel Peron freed
1981 - Due to strike, Yankees, A's, Philles and Dodgers declared 1st champs
1981 - NASA launches Fltsatcom-5, it failed
1982 - 22nd Curtis Cup: U.S., 14 -3
1982 - California Doug DeCinces hits 3 home runs again in game
1982 - WQXI, Atlanta, is 1st to use Harris Corp AM stereo system
1983 - Minnesota Vikings beat St. Louis Cardinals 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)
1983 - Supertanker Castillo de Bellvar crashes at South Africa
1984 - 203.05 million shares traded in New York 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 stages a midseason baseball strike (lasts 1 day)
1985 - STS-51-I vehicle moves to launch pad
1986 - Orioles, Dwyer and Sheets, and Rangers, Harrah, hit record 3 grand slams
1986 - Phil Katz releases PKARC version 1.0, for IBM
1988 - Oakland A's Jose Canseco becomes 11th to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases
1988 - Rich Gossage 300th career save, beats Phillies
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 - "Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Edison Theater New York City after 5959 performances
1989 - Pilot Union tells pilots okay to cross Eastern picket lines
1990 - New York Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 11th home run in 1st 86 at bats
1990 - President Ghulam Ishaq Kahn dismisses premier Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan
1990 - U.N. Security Council votes 13-0 to place economic sanctions against Iraq
1991 - Debbie Doom (U.S.) pitches 2nd consecutive perfect game in women's softball at the Pan American Games, beats Nicaragua, 8-0
1992 - Harold Wilson's academy award is auctioned for $60,500
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 New York City after 510 performances
1995 - Dottie Mochrie wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mountain
1995 - Indians and 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 - NASA announces that life may have existed on Mars
1997 - Microsoft announces it will invest $150 million in Apple Computer Inc
1997 - NHL Nashville, Tennessee names Barry Trotz as its 1st coach


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