Today in History: August 6
What Happened This Day In History.
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.
Today in History
|1497||John Cabot returns to England after his first successful journey to the Labrador coast.|
|1863||The CSS Alabama captures the USS Sea Bride near the Cape of Good Hope.|
|1904||The Japanese army in Korea surrounds a Russian army retreating to Manchuria.|
|1942||The Soviet city of Voronezh falls to the German army.|
|1945||Paul Tibbets, the commander of Enola Gay, drops the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. It was the second atomic bomb, dropped on Nagasaki, that induced the Japanese to surrender.|
|1965||President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, outlawing the literacy test for voting eligibility in the South.|