August 6 holidays in 2018

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Independence Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Emancipation Day Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
New South Wales Bank Holiday Australia (New South Wales) State Holiday
Northern Territory Picnic Day Australia (Northern Territory) State Holiday
Festival Monday British virgin islands Public Holiday
Kadooment Day Barbados Public Holiday
Bank Holiday Iceland National Holiday
Celebrations of San Salvador El salvador National Holiday
Youth Day Kiribati Public Holiday
Heritage Day in Alberta Canada Common Local Holidays
Civic/Provincial Day Canada (Northwest Territories, Nunavut) Multiple Types
Terry Fox Day Canada (Manitoba) Common Local Holidays
New Brunswick Day Canada (New Brunswick) Common Local Holidays
British Columbia Day Canada (British Columbia) Common Local Holidays
Natal Day Canada (Nova Scotia) Common Local Holidays
August Bank Holiday Ireland National Holiday
National Children's Day Tuvalu Public Holiday
Summer Bank Holiday United kingdom (Scotland) Common Local Holidays
National Root Beer Float Day - Weird
National Fresh Breath Day - Weird
National Wiggle Your Toes Day - Weird
August Monday Anguilla Public Holiday
J'ouvert Morning Antigua and barbuda Public Holiday
Heritage Day Canada (Alberta) Common Local Holiday
Saskatchewan Day Canada (Saskatchewan) Common Local Holiday
Hiroshima Memorial Day Japan Observance
Summer Bank Holiday (only Alderney) Guernsey Common Local Holiday
Commerce Day Iceland National Holiday
The Day of Our Lady of Africa observed Spain (Ceuta) Local Holiday
Farmers Day Zambia Public Holiday

Historical Events on August 6

  • 135 AD: The Romans end the Bar Kokhba Revolt as they siege Betar.
  • 1506: During the Battle of Kletsk, the Crimean Khanate is defeated by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
  • 1538: Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada founds Bogotá, Colombia.
  • 1777: The Battle of Oriskany prevents the relief of Fort Stanwix by the Americans during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1806: Francis II abdicates and thereby ends the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1825: Bolivia gains its Independence from Spain.
  • 1945: The United States drops the H-bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. “Little Boy” as it was nicknamed, was dropped by the U.S B-29 the Enola Gay. It killed over 70,000 people instantly and tens of thousands more die from radiation poisoning and burns.
  • 1956: the DuMont Television Networks makes it final broadcast – a boxing match from St.Nicholas Area in New York.
  • 1960: Cuba nationalizes all foreign-owned property in the country during the Cuban Revolution.
  • 1962: Jamaica declares its independence from the U.K.
  • 1965: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is signed into law by U.S President Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • 1990: The UN Security Council declares a global trade embargo to begin against Iraq. This was in response to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.
  • 1996: NASA tells the world that the ALH 84001 meteorite – a meteorite thought to have come to Earth from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life forms.
  • 2011: A U.S military helicopter is shot down in Afghanistan. It kills 30 American special forces, 7 Afghan solders and 1 civilian. Up until this point, it was the deadliest single event in the War in Afghanistan.

Famous Birthdays on August 6

  • Japanese Emperor Go-Toba is born in 1180.
  • English Archbishop Matthew Parker is born in 1504.
  • Ottoman Prince Fakhr-al-Din II is born in 1572.
  • American actor Dorian Harewood is born in 1950.
  • American actress Catherine Hicks is born in 1951.
  • English businesswoman and politician Lorna Fitzsimons is born in 1967.
  • American journalist and sportscaster Mike Greenberg is born in 1967.

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