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  • Holy Roman Empire
    Wednesday Aug 6, 1806

    Holy Roman Empire

    The empire was dissolved

    Holy Roman Empire
    Wednesday Aug 6, 1806

    The empire was dissolved on 6 August 1806, when the last Holy Roman Emperor Francis II (from 1804, Emperor Francis I of Austria) abdicated, following a military defeat by the French under Napoleon at Austerlitz.




  • Caracas, Venezuela
    Friday Aug 6, 1813

    Simón Bolívar

    Caracas was retaken

    Caracas, Venezuela
    Friday Aug 6, 1813

    Caracas was retaken on 6 August 1813, and Bolívar was ratified as El Libertador, establishing the Second Republic of Venezuela. The following year, because of the rebellion of José Tomás Boves and the fall of the republic, Bolívar returned to New Granada, where he commanded a force for the United Provinces.




  • Bolivia
    Saturday Aug 6, 1825

    Simón Bolívar

    Republic of Bolivia

    Bolivia
    Saturday Aug 6, 1825

    On 6 August 1825, at the Congress of Upper Peru, the "Republic of Bolivia" was created.




  • Karkow, Poland
    Sunday Aug 6, 1944

    Pope John Paul II

    Black Sunday

    Karkow, Poland
    Sunday Aug 6, 1944

    On 6 August 1944, a day known as "Black Sunday", the Gestapo rounded up young men in Kraków to curtail the uprising there, similar to the recent uprising in Warsaw. Wojtyła escaped by hiding in the basement of his uncle's house at 10 Tyniecka Street, while the German troops searched above. More than eight thousand men and boys were taken that day, while Wojtyła escaped to the Archbishop's Palace, where he remained until after the Germans had left.




  • Hiroshima, Japan
    Monday Aug 6, 1945

    Atomic Bomb

    The First Time To Use Nuclear Weapons In War

    Hiroshima, Japan
    Monday Aug 6, 1945

    On August 6, 1945, the U.S. Army Air Forces detonated a uranium gun-type fission bomb nicknamed "Little Boy" over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.




  • Hiroshima, Japan
    Monday Aug 6, 1945

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    Atomic bombings of Hiroshima

    Hiroshima, Japan
    Monday Aug 6, 1945

    The United States and the Soviet Union put an end to the war by attacking the Japanese with a new weapon (on the United States' part) On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb used in combat on Hiroshima, killing tens of thousands and leveling the city.




  • Hiroshima, Japan
    Monday Aug 6, 1945

    Harry S. Truman

    Hiroshima atomic bomb

    Hiroshima, Japan
    Monday Aug 6, 1945

    Hiroshima was bombed on August 6.


  • Japan
    Monday Aug 6, 1945

    World War II

    Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Japan
    Monday Aug 6, 1945

    The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August 1945.


  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Saturday Aug 6, 1966

    Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

    Emir of Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Saturday Aug 6, 1966

    The discovery of oil in 1958, and the start of oil exports in 1962, led to frustration among members of the ruling family about the lack of progress under Sheikh Shakhbut’s rule. On 6 August 1966, Shakhbut was deposed in a bloodless palace coup. The move to replace Shakhbut with Zayed had the unanimous backing of the Al Nahyan family. The news was conveyed to Shakhbut by British Acting Resident Glen Balfour-Paul who added the support of the British to the consensus of the family. Shakhbut finally accepted the decision and, with the Trucial Oman Scouts providing safe transport, left for Bahrain. He subsequently lived in Korramshahr, Iran before returning to live in Buraimi.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Aug 6, 1981

    Nicaraguan Revolution

    President Reagan Signed National Security Decision Directive Number 7

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Aug 6, 1981

    and on 6 August 1981 he signed National Security Decision Directive number 7, which authorized the production and shipment of arms to the region but not their deployment.


  • Iraq
    Monday Aug 6, 1990

    Gulf War

    Resolution 661

    Iraq
    Monday Aug 6, 1990

    On 6 August, Resolution 661 placed economic sanctions on Iraq. Resolution 665 followed soon after, which authorized a naval blockade to enforce the sanctions. It said the "use of measures commensurate to the specific circumstances as may be necessary ... to halt all inward and outward maritime shipping in order to inspect and verify their cargoes and destinations and to ensure strict implementation of resolution 661".


  • Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Tuesday Aug 6, 1996

    First Chechen War

    The Chechens launched another surprise attack on Grozny

    Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Tuesday Aug 6, 1996

    On 6 August 1996, three days before Yeltsin was to be inaugurated for his second term as Russian president and when most of the Russian Army troops were moved south due to what was planned as their final offensive against remaining mountainous separatist strongholds, the Chechens launched another surprise attack on Grozny.


  • Guam
    Wednesday Aug 6, 1997

    Plane Accidents

    Korean Air Flight 801

    Guam
    Wednesday Aug 6, 1997

    A Boeing 747-3B5, Korean Air Flight 801, crashed on August 6, 1997, on approach to the international airport in the United States territory of Guam, killing 228 of the 254 people aboard. Contributing factors in the crash were fatigue and errors by the flight crew, inadequate flight crew training, and a modification of the airport's altitude warning system that prevented it from detecting aircraft below a minimum safe altitude.


  • White House, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Aug 6, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    President's Daily Briefing (August 6, 2001)

    White House, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Aug 6, 2001

    On August 6, 2001, the President's Daily Briefing, entitled Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in US warned that bin Laden was planning to exploit his operatives' access to the U.S. to mount a terrorist strike: FBI information... indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country, consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attack. Rice responded to the claims about the briefing in a statement before the 9/11 Commission stating the brief was "not prompted by any specific threat information" and "did not raise the possibility that terrorists might use airplanes as missiles."


  • Dili, Timor-Leste
    Monday Aug 6, 2007

    Xanana Gusmão

    Ramos-Horta announcedment about The Government Formation

    Dili, Timor-Leste
    Monday Aug 6, 2007

    The CNRT allied with other parties to form a coalition that would hold a majority of seats in parliament. After weeks of dispute between this coalition and Fretilin over who should form the government, Ramos-Horta announced on 6 August that the CNRT-led coalition would form the government and that Gusmão would become Prime Minister on 8 August.


  • Qingchuan, Sichuan, China
    Wednesday Aug 6, 2008

    2008 Sichuan earthquake

    5th August aftershock

    Qingchuan, Sichuan, China
    Wednesday Aug 6, 2008

    As late as August 5, yet another aftershock of 6.1 Ms (6.2 Mw according to USGS) hit Qingchuan, Sichuan, causing 1 death, 32 injuries, telecommunication interruptions, and widespread hill slides blocking roads in the area including a national highway.


  • Taoyuan City, Taiwan
    Saturday Aug 6, 2011

    HTC

    Dashwire acquisition

    Taoyuan City, Taiwan
    Saturday Aug 6, 2011

    On 6 August 2011, HTC acquired Dashwire for $18.5M.


  • Rome, Italy
    Thursday Aug 6, 2015

    Mohamed Salah

    To Roma

    Rome, Italy
    Thursday Aug 6, 2015

    On 6 August 2015, Salah joined Roma on a season-long loan for €5 million; with the option to make the deal permanent, for a reported €15 million. He wore the number 11 shirt. He made his debut on 22 August, as the new season began with a 1–1 draw at Hellas Verona.


  • Canada
    Tuesday Aug 6, 2019

    Sofia Kenin

    First win over No.1

    Canada
    Tuesday Aug 6, 2019

    Kenin also defeated the respective world No. 1 players Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka at the time at each event, her first two victories over a top-ranked player. She also became the first player to defeat world No. 1 in back-to-back weeks since Lindsay Davenport in 2001.


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