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6 August

258 – Rome – Pope Sixtus II died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Sixtus_II

523 – Rome – Pope Hormisdas died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Hormisdas

1284 – Tuscany – Battle of Meloria (Genoese-Pisan Wars). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Meloria_(1284)

1458 – Rome – Pope Callixtus III died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Callixtus_III

1506 – Belarus – Battle of Kletsk Muscovite-Lithuanian Wars). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kletsk

1538 – Columbia – Bogotá founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/303929/Gonzalo-Jimenez-de-Quesada

1623 – Rome – Cardinal Maffeo Barberini became Pope Urban VIII. http://www.nndb.com/people/281/000094996/

1661 – Netherlands – Treaty of Hague signed. http://www.myetymology.com/encyclopedia/Treaty_of_The_Hague_(1661).html

1763 – America – Battle of Bushy Run ended (Pontiac’s War). http://bushyrunbattlefield.com/history/

1777 – America – Battle of Oriskany (American Revolutionary War). http://www.nps.gov/fost/historyculture/the-battle-at-oriska.htm

1806 – Holy Roman Empire – Ended with the abdication of Holy Roman Emperor Francis II. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_II,_Holy_Roman_Emperor

1819 – USA – The American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy founded in Vermont. http://www.norwich.edu/about/history.html

1824 – Peru – Battle of Junin. http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/latinamericaindependence/p/The-Battle-Of-Junin.htm

1825 – Bolivia – Independence from Spain. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolivia

1845 – Russia – Geographical Society founded in Saint Petersburg. http://int.rgo.ru/about/

1862 – USA – CSS Arkansas scuttled on Mississippi River (American Civil War). http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-us-cs/csa-sh/csash-ag/arkansas.htm

1870 – Germany – Battle of Spicheren (Franco-Prussian War). http://battlefieldanomalies.com/spicheren/index.htm

1870 – France – Battle of Wörth (Franco-Prussian War). https://archive.org/details/battlewrthaugus00hendgoog

1890 – USA – William Kemmler became first person to be executed by electric chair. http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/not_guilty/chair/5.html

1914 – Serbia – Declared war on Germany (WWI). http://www.greatwar.co.uk/timeline/ww1-events-1914.htm

1914 – Austria – Declared war on Russia (WWI). http://www.greatwar.co.uk/timeline/ww1-events-1914.htm

1915 – Ottoman Empire – Battle of Sari Bair began (WWI). http://www.firstworldwar.com/battles/saribair.htm

1917 – Romania – Battle of Mărăsesti began (WWI). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_M%C4%83r%C4%83%C8%99e%C8%99ti


1926 – English Channel – Gertrude Ederle became first woman to swim across English Channel. http://youtu.be/2jfGy3pzKvc http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gertrude-ederle-becomes-first-woman-to-swim-english-channel

1942 – Germany – British bombers attacked Duisberg (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1942 – Guatemala – Earthquake measuring 7.7Mw, 38 killed.

1945 – Japan – US dropped Atomic bomb on Hiroshima, 70,000 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/6/newsid_3602000/3602189.stm

1947 – USA – US Navy plane missing in Alaska, 20 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470806-1

1949 – Ecuador – Shell Company plane crashed near Salasaca Hill, 34 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490806-0

1962 – Jamaica – Independence from UK. http://www.mapsofworld.com/jamaica/independence-day.html

1978 – Rome – Pope Paul VI died. http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/paul_vi/

1988 – USA – Tompkins Square Park Riots began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tompkins_Square_Park_Riot_(1988)


1997 – Guam – Korean Air Flight 801 crahsed at Nimitz Hill, 228 killed. https://youtu.be/UHfRvx3B6Og http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19970806-0

2001 – India – Fire at an Asylum in Erwadi, Tamil Nadu, 28 killed. http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/erwadi-fire-tragedy-victims-remembered/article3737418.ece


2005 – Italy – Tuninter Flight 1153 crashed near Palermo-Punta Raisi Airport, 16 killed. https://youtu.be/hLDRcqY-j3M http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20050806-0

2010 – India – Flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir, 255 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-10937196

York

1759 – Eugene Aram was executed at Tyburn Gallows. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/pdf-books/

1768 – Joseph Stell was executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1774 – Robert Thomas alias Thomis was executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1785 – John Beck, Charles Spencer, Robert Smithson and Matthew Mason were executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1859 – John Riley was executed at gallows behind Castle Walls.

http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf