6 August It Happened Today

1623  Death of William Shakespeare’s wife, Anne Hathaway.

1881  Birth of Scottish scientist and discoverer of penicillin, Alexander Fleming.

1890  The first execution by electric chair takes place in New York.

1911   Birth of American actress Lucille Ball.

1945  An American Air Force B-29 drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in Japan.

1962  American film star Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her Hollywood home.

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