Today in History, English
Today in History, English

88771August 6Event1996 – NASA announces that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms.
88772August 6Event1997 – Korean Air Flight 801 crashed at Nimitz Hill, Guam killing 228 of 254 people on board.
88773August 6Event2001 – Erwadi fire incident, 28 mentally ill persons tied to chain were burnt to death at a faith based institution at Erwadi, Tamil Nadu.
88774August 6Event2008 – A military junta led by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz stages a coup d'état in Mauritania, overthrowing president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi.
88775August 6Event2010 – Flash floods across a large part of Jammu and Kashmir, India, damages 71 towns and kills at least 255 people.
88776August 6Event2011 – A march in protest of the death of Mark Duggan in Tottenham, London, ends in a riot, sparking off a wave of rioting throughout the country over the following four nights.
88777August 6Event2011 – War in Afghanistan: A United States military helicopter is shot down, killing 30 American special forces members and a working dog, 7 Afghan soldiers, and 1 Afghan civilian. It was the deadliest single event for the United States in the War in Afgh
88778August 6Event2012 – NASA's Curiosity rover lands on the surface of Mars.
88779August 6Event2015 – A suicide bomb attack kills at least 15 people at a mosque in the south-western Saudi city of Abha.
88780August 6Birth1180 – Emperor Go-Toba of Japan (d. 1239)
88781August 6Birth1504 – Matthew Parker, English archbishop (d. 1575)
88782August 6Birth1609 – Richard Bennett, English-American politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675)
88783August 6Birth1619 – Barbara Strozzi, Italian singer-songwriter (d. 1677)
88784August 6Birth1638 – Nicolas Malebranche, French priest and philosopher (d. 1715)
88785August 6Birth1644 – Louise de La Vallière, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (d. 1710)
88786August 6Birth1656 – Claude de Forbin, French general (d. 1733)
88787August 6Birth1666 – Maria Sophia of Neuburg (d. 1699)
88788August 6Birth1697 – Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1745)
88789August 6Birth1715 – Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French author (d. 1747)
88790August 6Birth1765 – Petros Mavromichalis, Greek general and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1848)
88791August 6Birth1766 – William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and physicist (d. 1828)
88792August 6Birth1768 – Jean-Baptiste Bessières, French general and politician (d. 1813)
88793August 6Birth1775 – Daniel O'Connell, Irish lawyer and politician, Lord Mayor of Dublin (d. 1847)
88794August 6Birth1809 – Alfred, Lord Tennyson, English poet and author (d. 1892)
88795August 6Birth1826 – Thomas Alexander Browne, English-Australian author (d. 1915)
88796August 6Birth1844 – Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1900)
88797August 6Birth1844 – James Henry Greathead, South African-English engineer (d. 1896)
88798August 6Birth1846 – Anna Haining Bates, Canadian-American giant (d. 1888)
88799August 6Birth1861 – Edith Roosevelt, American wife of Theodore Roosevelt, 27th First Lady of the United States (d. 1948)
88800August 6Birth1868 – Paul Claudel, French poet and playwright (d. 1955)

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