About August 6

August 6, 2022 is the 218th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 147 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 169 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 6

  • 1284
    The Republic of Pisa is defeated in the Battle of Meloria by the Republic of Genoa, thus losing its naval dominance in the Mediterranean.
  • 1506
    The Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Crimean Khanate in the Battle of Kletsk
  • 1538
    Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada.
  • 1661
    The Treaty of The Hague is signed by Portugal and the Dutch Republic.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: The bloody Battle of Oriskany prevents American relief of the Siege of Fort Stanwix.
  • 1787
    Sixty proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States are delivered to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
  • 1825
    Bolivia gains independence from Spain.
  • 1861
    The United Kingdom annexes Lagos, Nigeria.
  • 1901
    Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation.
  • 1914
    World War I: First Battle of the Atlantic – two days after the United Kingdom had declared war on Germany over the German invasion of Belgium, ten German U-boats leave their base in Helgoland to attack Royal Navy warships in the North Sea.
  • 1917
    World War I: Battle of Mărăşeşti between the Romanian and German armies begins.
  • 1945
    World War II: Hiroshima is devastated when the atomic bomb “Little Boy” is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning.
  • 1962
    Jamaica becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 1964
    Prometheus, a bristlecone pine and the world’s oldest tree, is cut down.
  • 1965
    The largest swimming pool in Europe was opened in Fürstenfeld, Austria.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.
  • 2001
    Erwadi fire incident, 28 mentally ill persons tied to chain were burnt to death at a faith based institution at Erwadi, Tamil Nadu.

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