August 6 in History
1945August 6, 1945:
Japan’s city of Hiroshima is blown-up after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city. The actions caused the death of thousands of people who were mostly civilians.
1960August 6, 1960:
Chubby Checker’s version of the “Twist" dance is performed for the first time on the television show titled "The Dick Clark Show". This sparked a global craze for the dance.
1966August 6, 1966:
American boxing legend, Muhammad Ali defeats British’s Brian London in a heavyweight contest held at the Earl's Court, London. Ali won by a third round knockout.
1973August 6, 1973:
Stevie Wonder goes into coma after he was involved in a car accident.
1984August 6, 1984:
Carl Lewis, a renowned American athlete, wins gold at the long jump event at the Olympic Games held in Los Angeles.
1989August 6, 1989:
A group of Detroit police prevents the hip hop group known as N.W.A from performing their song titled "F--k tha Police". The group wasn’t charged for any crime.
1996August 6, 1996:
American rock group, Ramones, mounts the stage as a band for the last time. The performance was the closing show of their farewell tour in California.
2005August 6, 2005:
Carlo Little, known for his association with The Rolling Stones, dies. His death was caused by lung cancer.
2012August 6, 2012:
2015August 6, 2015:
A hip-hop-themed musical titled “Hamilton” makes its Broadway debut. It is modeled on the life story of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers.