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Monday, August 6, 2012

Researchers successfully perform the first implantation of an early prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes.//www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120831065003.htm
Armeniasevers diplomatic relations with Hungary, following the extradition to Azerbaijan and subsequent pardoning of Ramil Safarov, who was convicted of killing an Armenian soldier in Hungary in 2004. The move is also met with fierce criticism from other countries.//www.montrealgazette.com/life/Azerbaijani+military+officer+serving+life+murder+Hungary+freed+when/7173300/story.html
"Curiosity", the Mars Science Laboratory mission's rover, successfully lands on Mars.ref name=MarsScienceLaboratory

Friday, August 6, 2010

U.S. scientists plan to rotate the Confederate submarine, the "H. L. Hunley", buried in the outer harbour of Charleston, South Carolina so that they can examine it more closely. //www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gGC6fdOGLXgPRkA2J0ZMoYuWLZoQD9HE47O80 (AP via Google News)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Micro-blogging website Twitter is knocked offline by a distributed denial-of-service attack targetted at a Georgian blogger. //www.rte.ie/news/2009/0806/twitter.html (RTÉ) //edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/08/06/twitter.attack/ (CNN) //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8189162.stm (BBC)
Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia express concerns whilst Peru supports a planned accord by Colombian President Álvaro Uribe to allow United States troops to use several bases. Venezuela announces trade measures against Colombia. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8186767.stm (BBC)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Competitions start at the Beijing Olympic Games two days ahead of the Opening Ceremony with the Women's football tournament.

Monday, August 6, 2007

The Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Olmert and the President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas meet to discuss the establishment of a Palestinian state. //www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSL0542035220070806?feedType=RSS (Reuters)
José Ramos-Horta, the President of East Timor, selects Xanana Gusmão as the Prime Minister of East Timor. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6932860.stm (BBC)
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert arrives in the historic Palestinian town of Jericho, becoming the first Prime Minister of Israel to visit the West Bank or Gaza Strip in more than seven years. Olmert meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Trinidad Chief Magistrate Sherman McNicolls orders the extradition of three men to the United States to face charges of involvement in a terrorist attack on John F. Kennedy Airport. //www.nytimes.com/2007/08/07/nyregion/07jfk.html?_r=1oref=slogin (New York Times)

Saturday, August 6, 2005

Tuninter flight 1153 ditched due to engine failure. 16 die

Friday, August 6, 2004

A United Nations report blaming the government of Sudan for crimes against humanity in Darfur is released.

Wednesday, August 6, 2003

Florida is set to begin paying in fees to pilot/database guru and alleged former drug smuggler turned government informant Hank Asher in payment for his Matrix system, a rapidly searchable database combining existing police records and several large commercially available computer databases. Civil libertarians are outraged at the system, claiming it is Orwellian and reminiscent of the Federal Total Information Awareness program. The United States Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security are providing funds to expand Matrix coverage to the entire country. //www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A21872-2003Aug5.html//www.cato.org/dispatch/08-06-03d.html//www.local6.com/news/2384241/detail.html
An Italian laboratory announces the birth of the world's first cloned horse, Prometea. //www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=scienceNewsstoryID=3232023
Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt is convicted in the Republic of Ireland's Special Criminal Court of two terrorist offences, directing terrorism and membership of an illegal organisation. One of the key witnesses was David Rupert, an FBI agent who posed as a member of the Real IRA to get close to McKevitt. The three judges of the SCC will sentence McKevitt later. //www.rte.ie/news/2003/0806/mckevittm.html
The United States Pentagon establishes that a unit of military personnel has arrived in Liberia, coordinating support for the West African peacekeepers in the country. //www.kvoa.com/stories/8/862003_20.html//www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/08/06/liberia030806

Sunday, August 6, 1995

Hundreds in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Washington, D.C., and Tokyo mark the 50th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb.

Friday, August 6, 1993

According to Japanese government and TBS networks reports, torrential rain and mudslides kill 72 in Kagoshima, Japan.

Thursday, August 6, 1992

President Bush urges the United Nations to approve a military intervention in Bosnia and Hercegovina.

Tuesday, August 6, 1991

Tim Berners-Lee announces the World Wide Web project and software on the alt.hypertext newsgroup. The first website, info.cern.ch is created.

Saturday, August 6, 1988

August 7 – Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City: A riot erupts in Tompkins Square Park when police attempt to enforce a newly passed curfew for the park. Bystanders, artists, residents, homeless people and political activists are caught up in the police action that takes place during the night of August 6 and into the early morning of August 7.

Tuesday, August 6, 1985

In Hiroshima, tens of thousands mark the 40th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city.

Sunday, August 6, 1978

Friday, August 6, 1976

Former UK Postmaster General John Stonehouse is sentenced to 7 years' jail for fraud, theft and forgery.

Friday, August 6, 1971

A lunar eclipse lasting 1 hour, 40 minutes, and 4 seconds is observed.

Sunday, August 6, 1967

A general strike in the old quarter of Jerusalem protests Israel's unification of the city.
A pulsar is noted by Jocelyn Bell and Antony Hewish. The discovery is first recorded in print in 1968: An entirely novel kind of star came to light on "Aug. 6 last year" .... The date of the discovery is not recorded.
Vietnam War: The People's Republic of China agrees to give North Vietnam an undisclosed amount of aid in the form of a grant.
Vietnam War: The People's Republic of China agrees to give North Vietnam an undisclosed amount of aid in the form of a grant.

Friday, August 6, 1965

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law.

Monday, August 6, 1962

Jamaica becomes independent.

Sunday, August 6, 1961

Vostok 2: Soviet cosmonaut Gherman Titov becomes the second human to orbit the Earth, and the first to be in outer space for more than one day.

Wednesday, August 6, 1958

Australian athlete Herb Elliott clips almost three seconds off the world record for the mile run at Santry Stadium, Dublin, recording a time of 3 minutes 54.5 seconds.

Monday, August 6, 1956

After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network has its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena.

Friday, August 6, 1954

Emilie Dionne, one of the Dionne Quintuplets, dies of asphyxiation following an epileptic seizure at Sainte Agathe, Quebec. She was the first of the five to perish, and three of them lived into the 21st Century.

Sunday, August 6, 1950

Monarchist demonstrations lead to a riot in Brussels.

Monday, August 6, 1945

WWII: Atomic bombing of Hiroshima: A United States B-29 Superfortress, the Enola Gay, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed Little Boy, on Hiroshima, Japan, at 8:15 a.m. (local time).

Friday, August 6, 1943

WWII ndash Battle of Vella Gulf: Americans defeat a Japanese convoy off Kolombangara, as the U.S. Army drives the Japanese out of Munda airfield on New Georgia.

Wednesday, August 6, 1941

Six-year-old Elaine Esposito goes to an appendix operation in Florida and lapses into a coma. She dies in 1978, still in a coma.

Saturday, August 6, 1938

The Looney Tunes animated short "Porky Daffy" is released.

Friday, August 6, 1937

Spanish Civil War: Falangist artillery bombards Madrid.

Wednesday, August 6, 1930

Richard Bennett becomes Canada's eleventh prime minister.
Judge Joseph Force Crater steps into a taxi in New York and disappears.
Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith are lynched in Marion, Indiana. James Cameron survives. This would be the last lynching of African Americans in a northern U.S. state.

Friday, August 6, 1915

WWI ndash Battle of Sari Bair: The Allies mount a diversionary attack timed to coincide with a major Allied landing of reinforcements at Suvla Bay.

Thursday, August 6, 1914

Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition leaves British waters.
Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia.
German colonial forces execute Martin-Paul Samba for high treason.

Wednesday, August 6, 1890

At Auburn Prison in New York, William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed in the electric chair.

Tuesday, August 6, 1889

The Savoy Hotel in London opens.ref name=Pocket On This Day

Wednesday, August 6, 1862

American Civil War: The Confederate ironclad CSS \\'\\'Arkansas\\'\\' is scuttled on the Mississippi River after suffering damage in a battle with the USS ''Essex'' near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
American Civil War: The Confederate ironclad CSS "Arkansas" is scuttled on the Mississippi River after suffering damage in a battle with the USS "Essex" near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Saturday, August 6, 1825

Boliviagains its independence from Spain as a republic with the instigation of Simón Bolívar.

Friday, August 6, 1819

Norwich University is founded by Captain Alden Partridge in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.

Monday, August 6, 1810

The city of Santa Cruz de Mompox, in modern-day Colombia, declares independence from the Spanish Empire.

Wednesday, August 6, 1806

Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates, thus ending the Holy Roman Empire after about a millennium.
September ndash France invades Prussia. Prussia declares war on France, and is joined by Saxony and other minor German states.

Saturday, August 6, 1791

The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is finished.

Saturday, August 6, 1661

Portugal and the Dutch Republic sign the Treaty of The Hague, whereby New Holland is formally ceded to Portugal by the Dutch Republic.
The Great Clearance was spread to Guangdong.
Köprülü Mehmed Pasha ends his rule as vizier of the Ottoman Empire.
The first modern bank notes are issued in Stockholm, Sweden.

Wednesday, August 6, 1625

Ernest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz is appointed as stadtholder of Groningen.

Saturday, August 6, 1588

Battle of Gravelines: The Spanish Armada is defeated by an English naval force under command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake off the coast of Gravelines, now in France.

Saturday, July 27, 1538 (Julianian calendar)

Monday, July 27, 1506 (Julianian calendar)

Saturday, July 28, 1414 (Julianian calendar)

Joan II succeeds her brother Ladislaus as Queen of Naples.

Sunday, July 30, 1223 (Julianian calendar)

The Franciscan Rule is approved by Pope Honorius III.
Failure of an attempt by the Sicilian fleet to reconquer Jerba.ref name=espace libyeb

Friday, August 4, 523 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Hormisdas dies at Rome after a 9-year reign in which he has been instrumental in ending the Acacian Schism. He is succeeded by John I as the 53rd pope.
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