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  • On This Day: What happened on 06 August?

    On This Day: What happened on 06 August?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 06 August, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

    ON THIS DAY: 06 AUGUST

    1982 |  Three ANC members (Simon Mogoerane, Jerry Semano Mosololi, and Marcus Thabo Motaung) were sentenced to death in South Africa.

    1983 | Supertanker Castillo de Bellvar caught fire and sunk northwest of Capetown, South Africa

    2015 | At least 15 people died in a suicide bomb attack at a mosque in the Saudi city of Abha.

    2011 | War in Afghanistan: A US military helicopter was shot down, killing 30 US special forces soldiers and working dogs, seven Afghan soldiers, and one Afghan civilian. It was the worst event for the United States in the War in Afghanistan.

    2008 | The military led by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz staged a coup in Mauritania and overthrew the president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi.

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    BIRTHDAYS

    1937 | English actress, Barbara Windsor.

    1965 | Japanese pianist and composer, Yuki Kajiura.

    1985 | American swimmer, Garrett Weber-Gale.

    1977 | Danish footballer and manager, Jimmy Nielsen.

    1977 | Argentinian footballer, Luciano Zavagno.

    ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

    2014 | Sri Lankan scholar and diplomat, Ananda W.P. Guruge, 86.

    2001 | Brazilian novelist and poet, Jorge Amado, 89.

     2012 | English physicist and astronomer, Bernard Lovell, 99.

    2013 | American baseball player, Mava Lee Thomas, 84.

    2017 | American baseball player, Darren Daulton, 55.

    SPORTS

    2004 | On this day, defending Bundesliga champions Werder Bremen opened the new season with a 1-0 win over Schalke 04.

    ENTERTAINMENT

    1999 | “The Sixth Sense” was released on this day in the United States. It was directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

    AFRICA FACT

    The third smallest country in Africa by area is Comoros.

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