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August 6: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on August 6

August 6th observes Fresh Breath Day and Wiggle Your Toes Day.

We’ve reached the 218th day of the year. There are 147 days left until the end of the year.

If you were born on August 6th, your zodiac sign is Leo.

On this day in history we’ve been spoiled with so many big events that happened. Here you’ll learn the all about the historic events that all happened on August 6.

Did you know that on this day in 2012, Mount Tongariro in New Zealand erupted? It was the first time the volcano had erupted in 115 years.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about August 6th in history!

What Happened On August 6 In History?

2019

The Department of Health in Manila, Philippines, declared a national epidemic after dengue outbreak.

By this day 622 people had died from the outbreak, which was believed to have started July 20, 2019.
2019

World Resources Institute reported that a quarter of the world’s population are running out of water.

OTD in 2019: World Resources Institute reported that a quarter of the world's population are running out of water.
Seventeen countries are using up 80% of usable surface water each year.
Source CTV News
2015

Jon Stewart hosted his last episode of “The Daily Show.”

2015

Pittsburgh hosted the world’s largest pinball tournament.

With a record-breaking total of 700 pinball and arcade machines, Pinburg became the world's largest pinball event attracting hundreds from around the world.
2012

Flammable vapor caught fire at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, California.

Six employees were injured in the accident.
Source CSB
2012

Mount Tongariro in New Zealand erupted for the first time in 115 years.

Source NASA
2006

At just 30 years old, golf professional Tiger Woods won the 50th PGA, making him the youngest person ever to win a PGA.

OTD in 2006: At just 30 years old
Source CBS News
1997

Korean Air Flight 801 crashed while approaching Guam airport, killing 229 of the 254 people aboard.

1971

After being the first man to sail the world non-stop in the wrong direction, Chay Blyth returned to the UK.

Usually, the race would go with the winds, from west to east; however, Blyth decided to do it the opposite way and became the first man to complete a full loop. In 1992 Blyth created the first "wrong way" yacht race around the world, and since then, this race is held every four years.
Source BBC
1965

US President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, which was introduced to stop voting discrimination against minority groups.

1945

The United States of America dropped their first-ever atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan.

OTD in 1945: The United States of America dropped their first-ever atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima
1825

Bolivia gained independence from Peru.

1819

Norwich University was founded in Vermont.

It was the first private military school in the United States.
1661

The Treaty of The Hague was signed by Portugal and the Dutch Republic.

Did you know that on this day, August 6th 2012, Mount Tongariro in New Zealand erupted?