Sunday, August 06, 2017
History for August 6 - On-This-Day.com:
Alfred Lord Tennyson 1809, Leo Carrillo 1881, Sir Alexander Fleming 1881
Lucille Ball 1911, Robert Mitchum 1917, Andy Warhol 1928
1806 - The Holy Roman Empire went out of existence as Emperor Francis II abdicated.
1890 - Cy Young achieved his first major league victory. He would accumulate 511 in his career.
1945 - The American B-29 bomber, known as the Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb on an inhabited area. The bomb named "Little Boy" was dropped over the center of Hiroshima, Japan. An estimated 140,000 people were killed. (8:16am Japanese time)
1960 - Nationalization of U.S. and foreign-owned property in Cuba began.
1981 - Fire fighters in Indianapolis, IN, answered a false alarm. When they returned to their station it was ablaze due to a grease fire.
1986 - William J. Schroeder died. He lived 620 days with the Jarvik-7 manmade heart. He was the world's longest surviving recipient of a permanent artificial heart.
1990 - The U.N. Security Council ordered a worldwide trade embargo with Iraq. The embargo was to punish Iraq for invading Kuwait.
1998 - Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky spent 8 1/2 hours testifying before a grand jury about her relationship with U.S. President Clinton.