August 6

August 6 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on August 6, include:

  • Hiroshima Day 
  • International Hangover Day - August 6, 2016 (Day after International Beer Day)
  • Mead Day - August 6, 2016
  • National Fresh Breath Day 
  • National Jamaican Patty Day - August 6, 2016 (First Saturday in August)
  • National Mustard Day - August 6, 2016 (First Saturday in August)
  • National Root Beer Float Day 
  • Sandcastle Day - August 6, 2016 (First Saturday in August)

2016 Weekly Holidays that include August 6, are:

  • International Clown Week - August 1-7
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Week - August 1-7, 2016
  • National Scrabble Week - August 6-10, 2016
  • Satchmo Summerfest - August 4-7, 2016 (in New Orleans)
  • Simplify Your Life Week - August 1-7
  • Single Working Women's Week - July 31 - August 6, 2016
  • Twins Day - August 5-7, 2016 (First Full Weekend in August)
  • World Breastfeeding Week - August 1-7 (First Full Week of August)

2016 Monthly Holidays that include August 6, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our August Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of August.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.


World Festivals and Events

  • XXXI Summer Olympic Games 2016 - August 5-August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for August 6 is Leo.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of August are:

  • Gladiolus - Strength, moral integrity, remembrance, infatuation. It blooms in a variety of colors like red, pink, white, yellow and orange.  It stands for sincerity and symbolizes strength of character.

Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for August is:

  • Peridot which is known for its shimmering yellow-green color and the peace and good luck it brings to its wearer.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1861 - Edith Roosevelt, American wife of Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, and 27th First Lady of the United States (d. 1948)
  • 1911 - Lucille Ball, American comedienne, actress, singer (I Love Lucy) (d. 1989)
  • 1917 - Robert Mitchum, American actor and singer (Winds of War, North & South) (d. 1997)
  • 1928 - Andy Warhol, American painter, pop artist, photographer and film producer (d. 1987)
  • 1951 - Catherine Hicks, American actress (7th Heaven, Star Trek IV)
  • 1972 - Geri Halliwell, English singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress (Ginger Spice of the Spice Girls)
  • 1978 - Marisa Miller, American model and actress (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and Victoria Secret)


Famous Deaths

  • 1195 - Henry the Lion, German son of Henry X, Duke of Bavaria (b 1129)
  • 1623 - Anne Hathaway, English wife of William Shakespeare (b. 1555)
  • 1881 - James Springer White, American religious leader who co-founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church (b. 1821)
  • 1914 - Ellen Axson Wilson, American wife of Woodrow Wilson, 29th First Lady of the United States from 1913-14. She did during her husband's 1st term. (b. 1860)
  • 1978 - Pope Paul VI, Italian Pope (b. 1897)
  • 1991 - Harry Reasoner, American journalist/newscaster who founded 60 Minutes (b. 1923)
  • 2004 - Rick James, American funk musician and songwriter (b. 1948)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1968 - Children's author Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) marries Audrey Stone Dimond


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This Day in History

  • 1819 - The first private military school in the United States, Norwich University is founded in Vermont
  • 1825 - Bolivia grains their independence from Spain
  • 1862 - During the American Civil War, the Confederate ironclad CSS Arkansas is badly damaged in a Union attack
  • 1890 -  At Auburn Prison in New York, murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by electric chair
  • 1901 - Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement
  • 1914 - During World War I, Serbia declares war on Germany, and Austria declares war on Russia
  • 1930 - Supreme Court Justice Joseph Force Crater steps into a taxi in New York City and disappears
  • 1940 - Estonia is annexed by the Soviet Union
  • 1942 - Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands addresses a joint session of the United States Congress
  • 1945 - An atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the U.S. B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and tens of thousands die in subsequent years from radiation poisoning and burns
  • 1962 - Jamaica becomes independent from the United Kingdom after 300 years of British rule.
  • 1965 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act which prohibits voting discrimination against minorities.
  • 1997 - Korean Air Flight 801 crashes in the U.S. territory of Guam, killing 228 people, 26 lived
  • 2011 - A helicopter containing members of U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38.
  • 2012 - Mount Tongariro in New Zealand erupts for the first time in a century.
  • 2013 - A series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq kills 25 and injuries 60 people


This Day in Music

  • 1960 - Chubby Checkers is a guest on American Bandstand and performs The Twist for the first time on TV. The song goes on to hit #1 and starts a huge dance craze!
  • 1965 - The Beatles release their Help album in the UK
  • 1972 - Procol Harum records Conquistador live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
  • 1981 - Stevie Nicks releases her first solo album, Bella Donna. One of the singles, a duet with Tom Petty, Stop Draggin' My Heart Around is below
  • 1982 - The Wall from Pink Floyd premieres in New York City




This Day in Sports

  • 1926 - The first woman to swim across the English Channel is Gertrude Ederle
  • 1952 - At 47, Satchel Paige becomes the oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout
  • 1966 - Muhammad Ali KO's Brian London in 3 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title
  • 1972 - Garry Player wins the PGA Golf Tournament
  • 1972 - Hank Aaron hits the 660th and 661st HRs for the Braves which is a record for 1 team
  • 1979 - At 12, Marcus Hooper is the youngest person to swim the English Channel
  • 1984 - Carl Lewis wins his 2nd of 4 gold medals in the Summer Olympics in the long jump
  • 1988 - Jose Canseco of the Oakland A's becomes the 11th to hit 30 HRs and steal 30 bases
  • 1991 - Debbie Doom of the US pitches 2nd consecutive perfect game in women's softball at the Pan American Games and beats Nicaragua, 8-0


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Olympiad (noun)

1. (historical) A period of four years, by which the ancient Greeks reckoned time, being the interval from one celebration of the Olympic games to another, beginning with the victory of Corbus in the foot race, which took place in the year 776 b.c.; as, the era of the olympiads.
2. An occurrence of the Olympic games.

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