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"Little Boy" was the codename of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 by the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t3740895/hiroshima/

The world's oldest tree, Prometheus was cut down on the 6th August 1964
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prometheus_%28tree%29



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Vostok 2 was launched on the 6th August 1961
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vostok_2

Contact was lost with Orbiting Solar Observatory 1 on the 6th August 1963
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbiting_Solar_Observatory

The dormant Zond 2 spacecraft flew by Mars on 6 August 1965.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50311912/zond-2-spacecraft/

Galileo spaceprobe flyby of Io in 2001
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/galileo/

ASTRA 1N and BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R satellite launched on the 6th August 2011 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t42345961/astra-1n-satellite/

The Mars Science Laboratory (named "Curiosity"), landed on Aeolis Palus in Gale Crater, Mars, on the 6th August, 2012.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeolis_Palus#Spacecraft_exploration

Rosetta entered 'orbit' around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on the 6th August 2014
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta

Gertrude Caroline Ederle became the first woman to swim across the English Channel on the morning of August 6, 1926. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_Ederle#Professional_career



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Winston Elliott Scott (born August 6, 1950) is a retired United States Navy Captain and former NASA astronaut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_E._Scott

Gregory Errol Chamitoff (born 6 August 1962 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is an engineer and NASA astronaut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Errol_Chamitoff

Sir Alexander Fleming (6 August 1881 - 11 March 1955) was a Scottish biologist and pharmacologist.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Fleming

William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828), British Doctor and chemist.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hyde_Wollaston

Johann Bernoulli (27 July 1667 - 1 January 1748; also known as Jean or John) was a Swiss mathematician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Bernoulli

Sylvain Julien Victor Arend (6 August 1902 - 18 February 1992) was a Belgian astronomer 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvain_Arend



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In the 1931 film 'End of the World' the Lexell's Comet is to collide with Earth on the 6th August
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_of_the_World_(1931_film)

The War Game is a 1965 television documentary-style drama depicting the effects of nuclear war on Britain
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50309103/the-war-game/

The first web site built was at CERN, and was first put online on 6 August 1991
http://www.w3.org/History/19921103-hypertext/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html



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NGC 6701 was discovered by American astronomer Lewis A. Swift on the 6th August 1883.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58249036/ngc-6701/

NGC 7010 was discovered by British astronomer John Herschel on the 6th August 1823.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58248989/ngc-7010/

Observing target for today: NGC 884 is an open cluster located 7600 light years away in the constellation of Perseus. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_884



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On August 06, 1618 Johannes Kepler determined the distance to the sun to be 22.5 million km.
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=uqA0z_SN_KwC&pg=PA81#v=onepage&q&f=false

Asteroid (89) Julia was discovered by French astronomer Edouard Stephan on August 6, 1866. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t32767711/asteroid-89-julia/

Asteroid (115) Thyra was discovered by Canadian-American astronomer J. C. Watson on August 6, 1871
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t43719309/asteroid-115-thyra/

Tigranes the Great could have seen Halley's comet when it passed closest to the Sun on August 6 in 87 BC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigranes_the_Great#Halley.27s_comet

NASA announced that ALH 84001 may contain evidence of life, on the 6th August 1996
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALH_84001#Hypothetical_biogenic_features



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Meteorites

The Patrimonio (L6) meteorite fell in Minas Gerais, Brazil, on the 6th August 1950.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44291923/patrimonio-meteorite/



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