August 6, 2018, I celebrate my 42nd birthday, being born in 1976 in Knoxville, Tennessee which makes me a Bicentennial baby too.
Fun & Interesting Facts About August 6
I was born in Knoxville at 6:13 p.m. I weighed 6 lbs. 3 1/4 oz.
August 6 is the 218th day of the year (219th in a Leap Year). Making 147 days remaining until the end of the year. 2
This blog post is a collection from various web sites to bring you, famous events, famous holidays and famous birthdays and other things that pertain to August 6. Speaking of birthdays, get a Free Firehouse Sub on your birthday or even other items you can get on your birthday.
August 6 is famous events …
- 1806 – Holy Roman Empire ends; it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire 1
- 1821 – 1st edition of “Courrier of Pays-Bas” newspaper published in Brussels 1
- 1861 – US Congress passes First Confiscation Act 1
- 1869 – France annexes Madagascar 1
- 1917 – World War I: Battle of Mărăşeşti between the Romanian and German armies begins. 1
- 1918 – In WW I 2nd battle of the Marne ends 1
- 1923 – Maffeo Barberini elected Pope 9
- 1934 – US troops leave Haiti, which had been occupied since 1915 1
- 1937 – US & USSR sign trade treaty 1
- 1945 – Bomb dropped on Hiroshima by “Enola Gay” 1
- 1961 – 1st case of motion sickness in space reported 1
- 1962 – Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule 1
- 1965 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act prohibiting voting discrimination against minorities 1, 3 & 10
- 1972 – Hank Aaron hits 660th & 661st HRs for Braves (record for 1 team) 1
- 1978 – Pope Paul VI dies 9
- 1991 – The World Wide Web becomes available on the Internet 9
- 1997 – Microsoft buys stake in Apple 10
- 2011 – A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 31. 9
- 2012 – Curiosity Rover lands safely on Mars. 9
August 6 famous birthdays …
- Robin van Persie 6
- Lucille Ball (1911-1989) 6
- Andy Worhol 6
- Soleil Moon Frye 6 (Known as Punky Brewster) We share the same birthday exactly, including the year.
- Jon Benet Ramsey (190-1996) 6
- Edith Roosevelt (1861-1948)6
- Tre Mason 6
- Bob Horner 7
- Bruce Matthews 7
- Alexander Fleming 8
- Sir Alexander Fleming 12
- David Robinson 12
- Geri Halliwell 12
Just some of the famous ones, not all. If I posted all of them, this list would be huge. Feel free to share in the comments if you know of more.
August 6 holidays …
Another holiday is National Root Beer Float Day!
It is also National Friendship Day too!
Well only in 2017, since August 6 was on the first Sunday in August. Then it won’t happen again on August 6th until the year 2023.
During the first week of August, which is when August 6 falls is National Simplify your Life Week. 11
If your birthday is August 6th, let me know we share birthdays, feel free to give me a comment! Also if you know of any other famous person or holiday on August 6.
Final thought, if you wake up alive, remember God is not done with you yet!
First published August 6, 2014. Last Republished August 7, 2018.