About August 6

August 6, 2020 is the 219th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 147 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Leo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 190 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 6

  • 1538
    Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada.
  • 1661
    The Treaty of The Hague is signed by Portugal and the Dutch Republic.
  • 1787
    Sixty proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States are delivered to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
  • 1806
    Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates ending the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1819
    Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.
  • 1845
    The Russian Geographical Society is founded in Saint Petersburg.
  • 1861
    The United Kingdom annexes Lagos, Nigeria.
  • 1901
    Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation.
  • 1912
    The Bull Moose Party meets at the Chicago Coliseum.
  • 1926
    Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
  • 1942
    Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands becomes the first reigning queen to address a joint session of the United States Congress.
  • 1960
    Cuban Revolution: Cuba nationalizes American and foreign-owned property in the nation.
  • 1964
    Prometheus, a bristlecone pine and the world’s oldest tree, is cut down.
  • 1966
    Braniff Airlines Flight 250 crashes in Falls City, NE killing all 42 on board.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    Heavy rains and debris kill 72 in the Kagoshima and Aira areas of Kyūshū, Japan.
  • 1996
    NASA announces that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms.
  • 1997
    Korean Air Flight 801, a Boeing 747-300, crashes into the jungle on Guam on approach to airport, killing 228.
  • 2008
    A military junta led by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz stages a coup d'état in Mauritania, overthrowing president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi.

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