On This Day in History for August 6 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 137 of 137

  • 1984 203.05 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • 1985 19th space shuttle mission (51-F), Challenger 8, lands at Edwards AFB
  • 1985 STS 51-I vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 1986 Phil Katz releases PKARC version 1.0, for IBM
  • 1986 Record 3 grand slams hit in game Tx vs Balt (Harrah, Sheets & Dwyer)
  • 1988 Oakland A's Jose Canseco becomes 11th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases
  • 1988 The Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City spurs reform of the NYPD, who were responsible for the melee that transpired the night of August 6-7.
  • 1989 Jaime Paz Zamora inaugurated as president of Bolivia
  • 1989 Pilot Union tells pilots okay to cross Eastern picket lines
  • 1989 Twenty former South African political prisoners, in defiance of the restriction orders, launch a campaign against apartheid laws

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1990 President Ghulam Ishaq Kahn dismisses Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • 1990 UN Security Council votes 13-0 (2 abstensions Cuba & Yemen) to place economic sanctions against Iraq
  • 1991 Debbie Doom (US) pitches 2nd consecutive perfect game in women's softball at the Pan American Games, beats Nicaragua, 8-0

CommunicationHistoric Communication

1991 Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.

Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee
Computer scientist
Tim Berners-Lee
  • 1993 Japan Hosokawa government begins

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1993 Pope John Paul II publishes Veritatis splendor encyclical

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1994 Algerian Muslim fundamentalists threaten school/Universities
  • 1995 Indians & Browns play in Cleveland on same day for 1st time ever both lose - Chicago 5, Indians 1; Giants 19, Browns 13 (exhibition)

/flags/japanAtomic Bombing of Hiroshima

1995 Thousands gather in Hiroshima for the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city

  • 1996 NASA announces that life may have existed on Mars after examining meteorite ALH84001, thought to be from Mars

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1996 US President Bill Clinton signs a new bill imposing sanctions on non-US companies which invest over $40 million a year in the energy sectors of Iran or Libya

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1996 Korean Air Flight 801 crashes in the United States territory of Guam, killing 228 people
  • 1997 Microsoft announces it will invest $150 million in Apple Computer Inc
  • 2008 Access 31 TV stops broadcasting in Perth, Western Australia.
  • 2008 A military junta led by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz stages a coup d'etat in Mauritania, overthrowing president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi
  • 2011 A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38.
  • 2012 Mount Tongariro, New Zealand, erupts for the first time in a century
  • 2012 "Cruise" single released by Florida Georgia Line (Billboard Song of the Year 2013)
  • 2013 18 people are killed and 55 are wounded by a car bomb explosion in Damascus, Syria
  • 2013 25 people are killed and 60 are wounded by a series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq
  • 2013 1 person is killed and 4 are injured after a hot air balloon crash in Montbovon, Sweden
  • 2013 An alleged chemical weapons attack on Damascus, Syria, is claimed by Syrian rebels
  • 2015 Eqyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inaugurates the Suez Canal Expansion at a ceremony in Isma├»lia
  • 2015 World's largest ever Pinball tournament Pinburgh with 700 machines held in Pittsburgh
  • 2015 Republican Presidental nomination race begins with debate between 7 lesser ranked candidates in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2017 Women's Euro 2017: The Netherlands defeat Denmark 4-2 in Enschede, The Netherlands
  • 2017 Women's British Golf Open: South Korea's In-Kyung Kim wins with a course record-equalling 64 at Kingsbarns, Scotland

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