On This Day

Historical Events on August 6 (Part 2)

  • 2018 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
  • 2018 Chicago police appeal for more help after 66 people shot in the city in one weekend
  • 2018 PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi announces she will be stepping down
  • 2018 Boston appoints its first African American Police Commissioner William G. Gross

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2018 Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify remove conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their platforms

CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki
  • 2019 A quarter of humanity is running out of water with 17 countries under extreme water stress including Cape Town, Los Angeles and Bangalore, according to report by the World Resources Institute
  • 2019 The Philippines declares a national dengue epidemic with 622 people killed and 146,000 cases so far in 2019
  • 2019 Barneys New York files for bankruptcy, amid figures 7,567 US retails stores have closed so far in 2019 compared to 5,864 in 2018
  • 2019 US government imposes wide-ranging sanctions on the Venezuelan government
  • 2019 Lawyer representing 800 boy scouts identify 350 sex abusers within Boy Scouts of America saying "It's the largest paedophile ring on earth"
  • 2020 COVID-19 detected cases in Africa pass 1 million with 21,983 deaths
  • 2020 US COVID-19 death toll could reach 300,000 by 1 December, about 70,000 lives saved if masks worn consistently, according to University of Washington study [1]