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August 6th History

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"What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest, All the cokes are the same and all the cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the president knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it."
- Andy Warhol

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
- Andy Warhol

When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships.
- Andy Warhol

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.
- Andy Warhol

Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.
- Andy Warhol

August 6th In Pop Culture History

#1 on August 6, 1994 - Stay (I Missed You)
By Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories

1787 - 60 copies of the Constitution of the United States were delivered to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1890 - At Auburn Prison in New York, William Kemmler was the first person to be executed by electric chair.

August 6, 1921 Birthday (fictional) Lucy Ricardo, I Love Lucy, TV

1926 - Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim across the English Channel.

1926 - In New York, New York, the Warner Bros.' Vitaphone sound system premiered with the movie Don Juan starring John Barrymore, with music and sound effects.

1945 - Hiroshima, Japan was largely destroyed when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" was dropped by the B-29 Enola Gay. August 6th, 1945 at 8:16 a.m. was the deadliest moment in history, killing over 70,000 people in 5 seconds.

August 6, 1952 (fiction) Hellboy was granted honorary humas status by the United Nations, Comic Books

1956 - The DuMont Television Network made its final broadcast, A Boxing Match from the St. Nicholas Arena series.

1964 - Prometheus, a bristlecone pine and the world's oldest tree, at least 4862 years old, was cut down in Nevada.

1966 - In a post-fight interview, Howard Cosell honors Muhammad Ali's wishes to no longer be referred to as Cassius Clay, making his new name more acceptable by everyone.

1970 - 200 'yippies' invaded Disneyland, putting on a circus (acting like fools), climbing buildings, and singing the Mickey Mouse Club theme.

1986 - Rain fell a record 13 inches of rain in a single day on Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

1988 - Yo! MTV Raps premiered on MTV

1992 - Harold Russell sold his 1946 Best Supporting Actor award for $65,000.

1994 - #1 Hit August 6, 1994 - August 26, 1994: Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories - Stay (I Missed You)

1996 - NASA announced that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars and found in Antarctica, contained evidence of primitive life-forms.

2012 - NASA's Curiosity rover landed on the surface of Mars.

Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Soliel Moon Frye (1976)
Andy Warhol (1928)
M. Night Shyamalan (1970)
Lucy 'Lucille Ball' (1911)
Robert Mitchum (1917)
Geri Halliwell (1972)
Adrianne Curry (1982)
Elliott Smith (1969)
Children: You spend the first 2 years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 years telling them to sit down and shut-up.


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