August 06: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On August 6, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. Leo is the zodiac sign for August 6th. Andy Warhol (1928), Marc Lavoine (1962), and Sofia Essadi (1984) were all born on this day.


(August 06, 1926)
The Warner Bros. Vitaphone system debuts in New York City with the film Don Juan, starring John Barrymore.


Happy Birthday! (August 06, 1928)
Andy Warhol, American painter, photographer and film director. photo source:

(August 06, 1945)
Hiroshima, Japan is destroyed as the United States B-29 Enola Gay drops the atomic weapon "Little Boy." Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and tens of thousands die from burns and radiation illness in the years that follow.

(August 06, 1962)
Jamaica gains independence from the United Kingdom.

(August 06, 1991)
Tim Berners-Lee publishes files outlining his World Wide Web concept. WWW appears for the first time as a publicly available service on the Internet.

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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