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Historical Events In August - 06

Friday, 18 September 2020

1974  On this day in history explosion &fire destory Great Northern RR yard in Wenatchee, Wash  

1976  On this day in history gregor Piatigorsky, Russian cellist, dies at 73  

1978  Pope Paul VI dies of heart attack at summer residence at 80 on this day in history.  

1978  On August - 06 edward Durrell Stone, US architect, dies at 76  

1979  Kurt Kaszner actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), dies at 65 on August - 06.  

1979  Kurt Kasznar, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), dies at 65 on August - 06.  

1980  On this day in history charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player, dies at 66  

1981  On this day in history nASA launches Fltsatcom-5, it failed  

1983  On August - 06 minn Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)  

1984  203.05 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange on August - 06.  

1985  19th space shuttle mission (51-F), Challenger 8, lands at Edwards AFB on this day in history.  

1986  Phil Katz releases PKARC version 1.0, for the IBM on this day in history.  

1986  William J Schroeder (world's longest-survivor with permanent artificial heart, dies after 620 days with Jarvik VII man-made pump) on August - 06.  

1986  Emilio Fernandez, director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre), dies at 82 on August - 06.  

1987  On August - 06 ira C Eaker, commandant USAF in Europe (WW II), dies at 91  

1988  On August - 06 anatoli S Levchenko, cosmonaut (TM-4), dies of brain tumor at 47  

1989  Boston Red Sox retire Carl Yastrezemski's #8 on August - 06.  

1989  Pilot Union tells pilots okay to cross Eastern Airlines picket lines on this day in history.  

1990  On August - 06 president George Bush orders Operation Desert Shield  

1990  UN Security Council votes 13-0 (2 abstentions Cuba &Yemen) to place economic sanctions against Iraq on this day in history.  

1990  On this day in history charles Arnt, actor (Double Exposure), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82  

1991  Harry Reasoner newscaster (Host on 60 Minutes), dies at 68 on August - 06.  

1997  On this day in history korean Airlines Flight 801 crashed on Guam  

2005  An ATR-72 heading from Italy to Tunisia crashes into the Mediterranean Sea, killing 16 of 39 on board on August - 06.  

2005  On this day in history death of Carlo Little, influential UK rock and roll drummer (b.1938)  

2007  Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert arrives in historic Palestianian town of Jericho, becoming the first Prime Minister of Israel to visit the West Bank or Gaza Strip in over seven years. Olmert met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on this day in history.  

2007  The Crandall Canyon Mine in Emery County, Utah collapses, trapping six miners on this day in history.  

2011  On this day in history a helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38.  

2012  On this day in history mount Tongariro, New Zealand, erupts for the first time in a century  

2012  Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory mission's rover, successfully lands on Mars on August - 06.  

2013  On this day in history 18 people are killed and 55 are wounded by a car bomb explosion in Damascus, Syria  

2017  On this day in history women's Euro 2017: The Netherlands defeat Denmark 4-2 in Enschede, The Netherlands  

2017  On this day in history women's British Golf Open: South Korea's In-Kyung Kim wins with a course record-equalling 64 at Kingsbarns, Scotland  

2018  South Sudan peace accord signed between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar in Sudan attempting to end 5 years of civil war on August - 06.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 06

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1180  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Toba of Japan (d. 1239)  

1504  Matthew "Nosey" Parker, archbishop of Canterbury was born on this day in history.  

1609  Richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675) was born on August - 06.  

1619  On August - 06 birth of barbara Strozzi, composer  

1638  Nicolas de Malebranche, French philosopher was born on this day in history.  

1644  On this day in history birth of francoise L de la Baume Le Blanc, French mistress of Louis XIV  

1651  On this day in history birth of francois Fenelon, France, writer (Playing for Time)  

1651  Johann Michael Zacher, composer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 06

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0258  Death of Sixtus II, bishop of Rome (257-58), beheaded on August - 06.  

0523  On this day in history hormisdas, Pope (514-23), dies  

0966  On August - 06 death of berengarius II, markgraaf of Ivrea/king of Italy (950-963)  

1162  Death of Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona on this day in history.  

1195  Henry de Leeuw, duke of Saxon/Bayern, dies on this day in history.  

1221  Death of Dominicus, Italian religious order founder (Dominicans) on August - 06.  

1272  Stefanus V, prince of Transylvania/king of Hungary (1270-72), dies on August - 06.  

1414  Death of King Ladislas of Naples (b. 1377) on this day in history.  

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