On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 2018

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Boston appoints its first African American Police Commissioner William G. Gross
  • Chicago police appeal for more help after 66 people shot in the city in one weekend

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify remove conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their platforms

CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki
  • PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi announces she will be stepping down
  • Saudi Arabia's state airline suspends direct flights to Toronto and expels ambassador after Canada calls for release of detained activists for civil and women's rights
  • South Sudan peace accord signed between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar in Sudan attempting to end 5 years of civil war

Famous Deaths

  • Joël Robuchon, French chef, world record for Michelin stars (32), dies of cancer at 73
  • Margaret Heckler, American politician (15th U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services (1983-85)), dies at 87