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.