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This Day in History: August 6

August 6: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1890, Cy Young pitched and won his first major league baseball game.
  2. In 1926, the first woman, Gertrude Ederle, swims the English Channel.
  3. In 1961, the first case of motion sickness in space is reported.
  4. In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson, signed the Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing black Americans the right to vote, making it illegal to impose restrictions on all federal, state and local elections.
  5. In 1979, 12 year old Marcus Hooper swims across the English Channel.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Lucille Ball (actress, comedian), Lord Alfred Tennyson (English poet), Andy Warhol (American artist), Isaac Hayes (musician)

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