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Historical Events In August - 06

Friday, 05 March 2021

1974  Explosion &fire destory Great Northern RR yard in Wenatchee, Wash on August - 06.  

1976  On August - 06 gregor Piatigorsky, Russian cellist, dies at 73  

1978  On August - 06 pope Paul VI dies of heart attack at summer residence at 80  

1978  Edward Durrell Stone, US architect, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history kurt Kaszner actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), dies at 65  

1979  On August - 06 kurt Kasznar, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), dies at 65  

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

1981  On August - 06 nASA launches Fltsatcom-5, it failed  

1983  Minn Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo) on August - 06.  

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

1985  On August - 06 19th space shuttle mission (51-F), Challenger 8, lands at Edwards AFB  

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  On this day in history emilio Fernandez, director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre), dies at 82  

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

1988  Anatoli S Levchenko, cosmonaut (TM-4), dies of brain tumor at 47 on this day in history.  

1989  On this day in history boston Red Sox retire Carl Yastrezemski's #8  

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  On this day in history uN Security Council votes 13-0 (2 abstentions Cuba &Yemen) to place economic sanctions against Iraq  

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

1991  On this day in history harry Reasoner newscaster (Host on 60 Minutes), dies at 68  

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

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

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

2007  On August - 06 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.  

2007  On August - 06 the Crandall Canyon Mine in Emery County, Utah collapses, trapping six miners.  

2011  On August - 06 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 on this day in history.  

2012  Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory mission's rover, successfully lands on Mars on this day in history.  

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 August - 06.  

1609  On August - 06 birth of richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675)  

1619  On August - 06 birth of barbara Strozzi, composer  

1638  Nicolas de Malebranche, French philosopher was born on August - 06.  

1644  Francoise L de la Baume Le Blanc, French mistress of Louis XIV was born on August - 06.  

1651  On August - 06 birth of francois Fenelon, France, writer (Playing for Time)  

1651  Johann Michael Zacher, composer was born on August - 06.  


Famous Deaths In August - 06

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0258  On August - 06 death of sixtus II, bishop of Rome (257-58), beheaded  

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

0966  Death of Berengarius II, markgraaf of Ivrea/king of Italy (950-963) on this day in history.  

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

1195  Henry de Leeuw, duke of Saxon/Bayern, dies on August - 06.  

1221  On August - 06 death of dominicus, Italian religious order founder (Dominicans)  

1272  On August - 06 stefanus V, prince of Transylvania/king of Hungary (1270-72), dies  

1414  On this day in history death of king Ladislas of Naples (b. 1377)  

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