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History Of Day

Historical Events -  August 6.

1926: Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. 

1940: The Soviet Union illegally annexed Estonia.

1945: The US dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. For the first time in history, an atomic bomb was used.

1960: Cuban Revolution: Cuba nationalized American and foreign-owned property in the nation.

1962: Jamaica gained independence from England.

1997: Sri Lanka set a new record of 952/6 in a Test match against India in Colombo. Sanat Jayasuriya scored 340 runs.

Famous Birthdays  – August 6

1809: Alfred Tennyson, a British poet.

1881: Alexander Fleming, a Scottish physician, and microbiologist.

1959: Rajendra Singh, an Indian water conservationist, and environmentalist.

1970: M. Night Shyamalan, an American filmmaker, philanthropist, and actor.

1987: Aditya Narayan, an Indian playback singer, television host, and Bollywood actor. 


Death Anniversaries -  August 6

1925: Surendranath Banerjee, one of the earliest Indian political leaders during the British Rule.

1982: S. K. Pottekkatt, an Indian writer of Malayalam literature and a politician.

1997: Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya was an Indian writer.

1999: Kalpnath Rai, an Indian politician.

2019: Sushma Swaraj, an Indian politician, and a Supreme Court lawyer.


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