ON THIS DAY: August 6, 2016

August 6th is


Fresh Breath Day

Hangover Day

Mustard Day

Sandcastle Day

Root Beer Float Day

Wiggle Your Toes Day



Andorra – Andorra La Vella Fesitval

Bolivia – National Dayinternational Flags

El Salvador –
Celebración del Divino Salvador del Mundo

Jamaica – Independence Day

Japan – Hiroshima Day

Netherlands –
Amsterdam: Dekmantel Festival

United States –
Bangor ME:  Rise Above Fest
Happy Valley OR: Pickathon
Millmont PA: Bear’s Picnic


On This Day in HISTORY

1538 – Bogotá, Columbia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiméniez de Quesada

1787 – Sixty proof sheets of the U.S. Constitution are delivered to Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia PA

1809 – Alfred Tennyson, future British Poet Laureate and Lord, is born


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1825 – Bolivia splits off from Peru, gains independence from Spain

1861 – The United Kingdom annexes Lagos, Nigeria

1890 – Auburn Prison, NY: Murderer William Kemmler first execution by electric chair

1911 – Lucille Ball, future star of I Love Lucy, is born

1912 – The Bull Moose Party meets at the Chicago Coliseum

1940 – The Soviet Union illegally annexes Estonia

1942 – Netherlands Queen Wilhelmina is first reigning queen to address U.S. Congressional joint session.

1945 – The U.S. B-29 Enola Gay drops “Little Boy” atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. 70,000 people are killed instantly, thousands die over years from burns and radiation 

1960 – Cuba nationalizes all foreign-owned property

1962 – Jamaica becomes independent from Great Britain

1965 – LBJ signs the Voting Rights Act into law

1982 – American premiere of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” in NYC


1988 – NYC Tompkins Square Park Riot – police charge crowd protesting new park curfew, causing a riot, over 100 complaints of police brutality

1991 – Tim Berners-Lee releases description of his idea for a World Wide Web

1991 – Takako Doi becomes first female speaker of Japan’s House of Representatives

1996 – NASA says ALH 84001 meteorite contains evidence of primitive life-forms

2009 – Sonia Sotomayor is confirmed as first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice


2012 – NASA’s Curiosity rover lands on surface of Mars



  • Sandcastle
  • International Flags
  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson with quote from his poem Ulysses
  • Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor


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2 Responses to ON THIS DAY: August 6, 2016

  1. pete9999 says:

    How can “fresh breath day” and “hangover day” be the same day?

  2. wordcloud9 says:

    First you drink beer on Beer Day (August 5), then you’re hung over on August 6 – Hangover Day and THEN you brush your teeth and gargle mouth wash – minty-Fresh Breath Day!

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