August 6: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1890, Cy Young pitched and won his first major league baseball game.
- In 1926, the first woman, Gertrude Ederle, swims the English Channel.
- In 1961, the first case of motion sickness in space is reported.
- 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.
- In 1979, 12 year old Marcus Hooper swims across the English Channel.
- Famous Birthdays: Lucille Ball (actress, comedian), Lord Alfred Tennyson (English poet), Andy Warhol (American artist), Isaac Hayes (musician)
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