August 6 holidays in 2022

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Independence Day Multiple [Show] National Holiday
Independence Day Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
National Root Beer Float Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Fresh Breath Day - Unofficial (Health & Body)
National Wiggle Your Toes Day - Unofficial (Health & Body, Weird & Obscure)
National Disc Golf Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action, Sports)
National Jamaican Patty Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Mustard Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Mead Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Celebrations of San Salvador El salvador National Holiday
Erev Tisha B'Av Israel Observance, Hebrew
Hiroshima Memorial Day Japan Observance
Satchmo Summerfest - Unofficial (Art & Entertainment)

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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