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August 6 Historical Events

The following events took place on August 6. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 48 events. Showing 31 - 48.

  • 1962
    Jamaica becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 1964
    Prometheus, a bristlecone pine and the world’s oldest tree, is cut down.
  • 1965
    US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law.
  • 1976
    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto lays the foundation stone of Port Qasim, Karachi.
  • 1986
    A low-pressure system that redeveloped off the New South Wales coast dumps a record 328 millimeters (13 inches) of rain in a day on Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
  • 1988
    The Tompkins Square Park Riot in New York City spurs a reform of the NYPD, held responsible for the event.
  • 1990
    Gulf War: The United Nations Security Council orders a global trade embargo against Iraq in response to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.
  • 1991
    Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.
  • 1991
    Takako Doi, chair of the Social Democratic Party, becomes Japan’s first female speaker of the House of Representatives.
  • 1996
    NASA announces that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms.
  • 1997
    Korean Air Flight 801 crashed at Nimitz Hill, Guam killing 228 of 254 people on board.
  • 2001
    Erwadi fire incident, 28 mentally ill persons tied to chain were burnt to death at a faith based institution at Erwadi, Tamil Nadu.
  • 2008
    A military junta led by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz stages a coup d'état in Mauritania, overthrowing president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi.
  • 2010
    Flash floods across a large part of Jammu and Kashmir, India, damages 71 towns and kills at least 255 people.
  • 2011
    A march in protest of the death of Mark Duggan in Tottenham, London, ends in a riot, sparking off a wave of rioting throughout the country over the following four nights.
  • 2011
    War in Afghanistan: A United States military helicopter is shot down, killing 30 American special forces members and a working dog, 7 Afghan soldiers, and 1 Afghan civilian. It was the deadliest single event for the United States in the War in Afghanistan.
  • 2012
    NASA’s Curiosity rover lands on the surface of Mars.
  • 2015
    A suicide bomb attack kills at least 15 people at a mosque in the south-western Saudi city of Abha.

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