AUGUST 6th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1945 : American bomber dropped atomic bomb on Hiroshima | & more about history on this day in the video… An American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped the world’s first atom bomb, over the city of Hiroshima in Japan. Approximately 80,000 people were killed as a direct result of the blast, and 35,000 were injured. About another 60,000 people died by the end of the year from the effects of the fallout.
MAJOR EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ AUGUST 6th…see the timeline below for more details, births & events…
PEOPLE BORN ON THiS DAY ~ AUGUST 6th …in production …see the timeline below for more details & more events…
DEATHS ON THiS DAY ~ AUGUST 6th ..in production …see the timeline below for more details & more events…
TiMELiNE of HiSTORY ON THiS DAY & PEOPLE BORN on AUGUST 6th
1787 ~ Sixty proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States were delivered to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1806 ~ Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor abdicated, ending the Holy Roman Empire.
1819 ~ Norwich University was founded in Vermont as the 1st private military school in the United States.
1845 ~ The Russian Geographical Society was founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
1890 ~ Murderer William Kemmler was the first person to be executed by electric chair, at Auburn Prison in New York.
1914 ~ Serbia declared war on Germany, and Austria declared war on Russia. (World War I)
1926 ~ Gertrude Ederle became the 1st woman to swim across the English Channel.
1926 ~ The Warner Bros.’ Vitaphone system premiered with the movie Don Juan starring John Barrymore, in New York, New York.
1945 ~ Hiroshima, Japan was devastated when the atomic bomb named Little Boy was dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. About 70,000 people were killed instantly, and tens of thousands died in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. (World War II)
1962 ~ Jamaica became independent from the United Kingdom.
1964 ~ Prometheus, a bristlecone pine and the world’s oldest tree, was cut down.
1986 ~ Sydney in Australia received a record 328 millimeters (13 inches) of rain in a day.
1991 ~ Tim Berners-Lee released files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuted as a publicly available service on the Internet.
1996 ~ NASA announced that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contained evidence of primitive life-forms.
2012 ~ NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on the surface of Mars.