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Daily Calendar for Sunday, August 6, 2023

Died

  • Anne Hathaway (Shakespeare’s wife) –
  • Bix Beiderbecke (jazz musician) –
  • Sir Cedric Hardwicke (actor) –
  • Rick James (singer) –
  • John Hughes (writer & director) –

Born

  • Alfred Lord Tennyson (poet) –
  • The Duke of Argyll, Marquess of Lorne (Canadian Governor General 1878 - 1883) –
  • Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Alexander Fleming (Scottish bacteriologist) –
  • Scott Nearing (sociologist) –
  • Lucille Ball (actress) –
  • Robert Mitchum (actor) –
  • Andy Warhol (artist) –
  • M. Night Shyamalan (film director, writer, producer) –

Events

  • At Auburn Prison, Auburn, NY, William Kemmler became the first man to be executed by electrocution–
  • Baseball pitcher Cy Young made his major league debut–
  • Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel. She did it in record time, 14 hours and 31 minutes–
  • The first atomic bomb, named Little Boy, was dropped out of an American B-29 bomber over the center of the city Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II.–
  • Jamaica became independent–
  • A miscalculation in a practice flight for an air show the following day caused a U.S. Blue Angel pilot to break the sound barrier. This, in turn, broke many windows in downtown Kelowna, British Columbia, and caused some injuries.–
  • Microsoft and Apple agreed to share technology–
  • Asteroids renamed to honor final Shuttle Columbia crew–

Weather

  • Adair and Union counties in Iowa received 4 inches of hail–
  • The temperature soared to 106 degrees F in Washington, D.C., and Maryland–
  • Large hail, some softball size, struck areas of Colorado, including the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. Although hail was not quite softball size there, it injured 14 people, killed a 4-year-old muscovy duck named Daisy and a 13-year-old Cape vulture named Motswari, injured other animals, and damaged windows and an estimated 400 cars. The storm also knocked out power to nearly 2,000 customers in the region.–

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