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On this day in History – Aug 6 Agosto 6, 2005

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0258 – Saint Pope Sixtus II dies
0523 – Saint Pope Hormisdas dies
1221 – Saint Dominic dies / Morre São Domenico de Guzman teólogo espanhol. Foi canonizado em 13 Julho de 1234 pelo Papa Gregorio IX.
1458 – Pope Callixtus III dies
1504 – Matthew Parker was born (d. 1575). Archbishop of Canterbury
1538 – Colombia: fundação da cidade de Santa Fé de Bogotá por Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada.
1539 – Capitão Gonzalo Suárez Rondón funda a cidade de Tunja – Colômbia
1619 – Barbara Strozzi was born (d. 1677). Italian singer and composer
1637 – Ben Jonson dies (b. 1572). English dramatist and poet
1638 – Nicolas Malebranche was born (d. 1715). French philosopher.
1644 – Louise de la Vallière was born (d. 1710). French mistress of Louis XIV of France
1656 – Claude de Forbin was born (d. 1733). French naval commander.
1660 – Diego de Velázquez, pintor español.
1667 – Johann Bernoulli was born. Matematician
1679 – John Snell dies (b. 1629). English royalist.
1695 – François de Harlay de Champvallon dies (b. 1625). Archbishop of Paris.
1697 – Niccolo Salvi was born (d. 8 Feb 1751). Italian sculptor.
1700 – Johann Beer dies. Poet.
1715 – Luc de Clapier, Marquis de Vauvenargues, was born (d. 1747) . French moralist and essayist.
1766 – William Hyde Wollaston was born († 1828). English chemist.
1776 – Amedeo Avogadro, was born (d. 9 Jul 1856). Italian chemist.
1787 – The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia began to debate a draft of the U.S. Constitution.
1806 – Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates, thus ending the Holy Roman Empire. / Francisco II (1768-1835), imperador Habsburgo do Sacro Império Romano-Germânico da Nação Alemã, renunciou ao título, criando o título de Imperador da Áustria, com o nome de Francisco I. Devido à criação da Confederação do Reno, por Napoleão Bonaparte, o Sacro Império tinha de facto deixado de existir
1809 – Alfred Lord Tennyson was born (d. 6 Oct 1892). English poet often regarded as the chief representative of the Victorian age in poetry : The Charge of the Light Brigade, In Memoriam
1813 – Venezuela Simón Bolívar (“El libertador”) liberates Caracas.
1819 – Norwich University founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States
1824 – Perú: batalla de Junín las fuerzas de Simón Bolívar derrotan a las españolas comandadas por Cantarec.
1825 – Bolivia gains independence from Peru.
1828 – Andrew Taylor Still was born (d. 12 Dec 1917). American founder of osteopathy
1840 – Adolph Francis Alphonse Bandelier was born († 1914) . American archeologist
1844 – James Henry Greathead was born (d. 1896). Engineer.
1844 – Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was born (d. 1900)
1851 – Uruguay: llega a Montevideo, procedente de Southampton, el primer barco a vapor, el “Prince”. Se establece así el servicio regular entre Europa y el Río de la Plata.
1861 – British annexation of Lagos, Nigeria.
1862 – American Civil War: The Confederate ironclad CSS Arkansas is scuttled on the Mississippi River after suffering damage in a battle with USS Essex near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
1868 – Paul Claudel was born (d. 23 Feb 1955). French poet and playwright.
1869 – Frank Cobb was born (d. 21 Dec 1923). American journalist and editor of the New York World
1872 – Colombia: se funda la Academia Colombiana de la Lengua, la más antigua de las Correspondientes de la Real Academia Española.
1874 – Charles Fort was born (d. 1932). Writer and researcher into anomalous phenomena
1875 – Francisco Javier León assume a presidência do Equador.
1875 – Gabriel García Moreno, presidente ecuatoriano, asesinado .
1877 – Wallace H. White, Jr. was born (d. 1952). U.S. Senator from Maine.
1880 – Hans Moser was born in Vienna († 6 Aug 1964). Actor.
1881 – Leo Carrillo was born (d. 1961). Actor.
1881 – Alexander Fleming was born (d. 11 Mar 1955). Scottish bacteriologist; discovered penicillin in 1928. Laureated in 1945 with the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
1881 – Louella Parsons was born (d. 1972). Gossip columnist.
1883 – Scott Nearing was born (d. 1983). American conservationist, peace activist, educator and writer.
1889 – John Middleton Murry was born (d. 1957). English poet.
1890 – At Auburn Prison in New York, the convicted murdetr, with murderer William Kemmler became the first person to be executed in the electric chair.
1890 – Renuncia do presidente argentino Miguel Juárez Celman
1892 – Hoot Gibson was born (d. 1962). Actor.
1893 – Wright Patman was born (d. 1976). American politician.
1900 – Cecil H. Green was born (d. 2003). American geophysicist and businessman.
1902 – Dutch Schultz was born (d. 1935). American bootlegger and gangster.
1904 – Jean Desses was born (d. 1970). French couturier.
1904 – Aleksander Bocheński was born († 2001) . Polish publicist and essayst (DZIEJE GLUPOTY W POLSCE – Pamflety dziejopisarskie )
1904 – Eduard Hanslick dies. Music critic
1906 – Cátulo Castillo, dramaturgo, compositor y letrista de tangos argentino.
1911 – Lucille Ball was born (d. 1989). American radio, film and television actress and comedy star.
1911 – Florentino Ameghino, dies (b. 18 Sep 1854). Argentinian Paleontologist , naturalist?.
1914 – Ronald Duncan was born (d. 3 Jun 1982). English playwright, poet and writer
1915 – World War I: Battle of Battle of Sari Bair begins – The Allies mount a diversionary attack timed to coincide with a major Allied landing of reinforcements at Suvla Bay.
1916 – Richard Hofstadter was born (d. 24 Oct 1970). Physicist who won the Nobel prize in 1961 for his studies of neutrons and protons.
1916 – Michael Burke was born.
1917 – Robert Mitchum was born (d. 1 Jul 1997). Actor.
1918 – Otto Wolff von Amerongen was born. Industrialist.
1922 – Sir Freddie Laker was born. Entrepreneur.
1926 – Jackie Presser was born (d. 9 Jul 1988). American Teamsters Union leader (1983-88)
1926 – Gertrude Ederle becomes first woman to swim across the English Channel.
1926 – In New York, the Warner BrothersVitaphone system premieres with the movie Don Juan starring John Barrymore.
1928 – Jan Kucera was born. Author .
1928 – Chung Se Yung was born. Korean automobile manufacturer
1929 – Luis García Morales, poeta e intelectual venezolano.
1928 – Andy Warhol was born (d. 22 Feb 1987). American artist best known for initiating the Pop art movement
1930 – Abbey Lincoln was born. Singer, actress
1931 – Bix Beiderbecke dies (b. 1903). Jazz musician.
1931 – Fundação do Club Atlético Independiente – Uruguai
1932 – Howard Hodgkin was born. Painter and print-maker.
1932 – ItaliaFirst Venice film festivals
1932 – Morte do explorador checo Václav Vojtech.
1934 – Haití: las tropas estadounidenses se retiran de la isla, que ocupaban desde 1915 (habían sido invadidas cruentamente por Woodrow Wilson).
1934 – Piers Anthony was born. Writer
1937 – Nascimento de Baden Powell. Músico brasileiro.
1938 – Paul Bartel was born (d. 2000). American actor, writer and director.
1938 – Peter Bonerz was born. Actor-director
1940 – União Soviética anexa a Letónia
1941 – Cezar Ivănescu was born. Romanian poet “Rod”, “La Baad”, “Muzeon”, “Doina”, “Sutrele muţeniei”, “Jeu d’amour”, “Rosarium”.
1942 – Jonathan Campbell dies (b. 1875). Film pioneer.
1943 – Jon Postel was born. Creator of DNS
1943 – Dan Grigore was born. Romanian pianist
1945 – World War II: An atomic bomb codenamed Little Boy is dropped by the American B-29 Enola Gay on the city of Hiroshima in Japan at 8:16 a.m., killing 80,000 outright with another 60,000 died by the end of the year due to fallout sickness. Ultimately, about 200,000 die due to the atomic bomb. / Com a Segunda Guerra Mundial já vencida de fato, os Estados Unidos da América lançam uma bomba atómica sobre a cidade japonesa de Hiroshima. Oitenta mil pessoas morrem imediatamente e mais sessenta mil morreram até o fim do ano de doenças causadas por poeira radioativa.
1946 – Roh Moo-hyun was born. President of South Korea
1946 – Masaaki Sakai was born. Japanese comedian.
1946 – Tony Lazzeri dies. Major League Baseball player.
1949 – Clarence Richard Silva, Roman Catholic Bishop of Honolulu.
1950 – Muere en San José, Melico Salazar, gran tenor nacional da Costa Rica.
1951 – Daryl Somers, Australian television personality
1957 – Jim McGreevey, Governor of New Jersey
1959 – Joyce Sims was born. American singer and songwriter
1959 – Argentina: el Partido Comunista es declarado ilegal.
1959 – Preston Sturges dies. Playwright, screenwriter, director
1960 – Cuban Revolution: In response to a United States embargo, Cuba nationalizes American and foreign-owned property in the nation.
1962 – Jamaica becomes independent.
1962 – Michelle Yeoh was born. Actress
1963 – Kevin Mitnick was born. Computer hacker
1964 – Sir Cedric Hardwicke dies. Actor
1965 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into United States law.
1966 – Portugal – Inauguração da ponte sobre o Tejo, de 2278 m de comprimento, baptizada na época por Ponte Salazar e após a revolução de 25 de Abril de 1974, denominada Ponte 25 de Abril. de 2278 metros de longitud.
1966 – Portugal – São postos em circulação os selos da Emissão Comemorativa da Inauguração da Ponte Salazar.
1966 – Cordwainer Smith dies. Writer
1968 – Pope Paul VI issues his Encyclical Ecclesiam Suam.
1968 – Independência da Suazilândia
1969 – Elliott Smith was born (d. 2003). American musician.
1969 – Theodor W. Adorno dies (b. 1903). German philosopher
1970 – M. Night Shyamalan was born. Film director, writer, producer, and actor ”The Village,” ”The Sixth Sense’
1971 – Merrin Dungey was born. Actress
1972 – Geri Halliwell was born. Singer (Spice girls)
1973 – Asia Carrera was born. Actress.
1973 – Fulgencio Batista dies. Cuban dictator
1975 – Renate Götschl, sciatrice austriaca
1975 – Giorgio Rocca, sciatore italiano
1976 – Melissa George was born. Actress
1976 – Gregor Piatigorsky dies (b. 1903). Russian cellist.
1978 – Pope Paul VI dies. 263th Pope
1978 – Billy Klippert was born. Singer.
1982 – Adrianne Curry was born. Reality television
1983 – Chile: los partidos de oposición forman la Alianza Democrática.
1983 – Klaus Nomi dies. Singer
1984 – Pop star Prince releases Purple Rain, the album which would launch him to superstardom.
1985 – In Hiroshima, tens of thousands mark the 40th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city.
1985 – Victor Paz Estenssoro assume a presidência da Bolívia.
1985 – Morte de Ramón Ernesto Cruz Uclés. Presidente de Honduras (1971-1972)
1986 – A low pressure system that redeveloped off the New South Wales coast dumps a record 328 millimetres of rain in a day on Sydney.
1986 – William J. Schroeder died after living 620 days with the Jarvik 7 artificial heart.
1988 – “Police riot” in New York City‘s Tompkins Square Park
1990 – Gulf War: The United Nations Security Council orders a global trade embargo against Iraq in response to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.
1990 – Benazir Bhutto government dismissed by President Ghulam Ishaq Khan of India.
1990 – JonBenét Ramsey was born (d. 1996). Beauty queen and murder victim.
1991 – Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web.
1991 – Doi Takako, chair of the Social Democratic Party (Japan), becomes Japan’s first female speaker of the House of Representatives.
1991 – Harry Reasoner dies. Reporter
1993 – Tex Hughson dies (b. 1916). Major League Baseball player.
1993 – Louis Freeh is confirmed by the United States Senate to be the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
1993 – The Fugitive opens in theaters, starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones.
1994 – Domenico Modugno dies (9 Jan 1928). Italian singer & songwriter
1996 – Hernán Siles Zuazo, presidente boliviano.
1996 – NASA announces that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms.
1996 – Australian census conducted.
1996 – Morte de Hernán Siles Zuazo. Presidente boliviano (1956-1960 e 1982-1985)
1997 – Microsoft buys $150 million worth of shares of financially troubled Apple Computer.
1997 – Korean Air Flight 801, a Boeing 747-300, crashes into the jungle on Guam on approach to airport, killing 228.
1998 – Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky spent 8 1/2 hours testifying before a grand jury about her relationship with President Bill Clinton.
1998 – Teodor Yivkov, jefe del Estado búlgaro.
1998 – Andre Weil dies. Mathematician
2001 – Jorge Amado de Faria dies. Brazilian writer
2001 – President George W. Bush receives President’s Daily Briefing entitled Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US.
2001 – Renúncia do presidente boliviano Hugo Banzer. Jorge Quiroga sucede-lhe na Presidencia
2002 – Marquis de la Fayette is made Honorary Citizen of the United States
2002 – Manaindra Agrawal et al prove the long standing number theory conjecture in the article entitled “Primes in P”.
2002 – Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, de 72 años, jura a la presidencia de Bolivia,
2002 – Edsger Dijkstra dies (b. 1930). Dutch computer scientist. Turing Award in 1972
2004 – Rick James, musician.
2004 – Posse de Antônio Carlos Secchin na Academia Brasileira de Letras.
2005 – Em San Jose da California, Estados Unidos, começa a disputar-se o 37º. Campeonato do Mundo de Hóquei em Patins.
2005 – Inauguração em Helsínquia, Finlândia, do Campeonato do Mundo de Atletismo.
Christianity – Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
Bolivia – Independence Day
Jamaica – Independence Day
United Arab Emirates – H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan‘s Accession Day.
 

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