Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for the 6th of August 2019:
32nd calendar week, 218th day of the year 147 days remaining until the end of the year Zodiac sign: Leo Name day: Dominic
2017 - The footballers from the Netherlands are European champions for the first time and thus successors to Germany. In the final in Enschede, the tournament hosts prevailed against Denmark with 4: 2.
2012 - The space probe «Curiosity» lands on Mars. She should search for traces of life there. A few minutes later, the first photos reach the earth.
1991 - British physicist Tim Berners-Lee publishes the world's first website.
1966 - In Lisbon, the longest suspension bridge in Europe is handed over to its destination. The bridge over the Tejo measures about 2278 meters.
1962 - Jamaica becomes independent from Great Britain. The British Queen remains the head of state.
1945 - The American Air Force throws the first nuclear bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. By the end of 1945 alone, 70,000 people are dying of the consequences.
1932 - The first international film festivals are opened in Venice, which have been held annually since then, with a few exceptions.
1896 - Madagascar, protectorate since 1885, declared a French colony.
1791 - The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is inaugurated. The Quadriga came only three years later.
1973 - Julia Schmidt (46), German actress («Tatort», «The Blood Wedding»)
1972 - Geri Halliwell (47), British pop singer, former member of the girl group Spice Girls («Wannabe»)
1964 - Anouschka Renzi (55), German actress («Greed»)
1949 - Richard Prince (70), American painter and photographer (series «Cowboys»)
1946 - Peter Simonischek (73), Austrian actor («Toni Erdmann»), ensemble member of the Berlin Schaubühne 1979-1999
2009 - Willy DeVille, American rock musician («Cabretta»), born. 1950
1969 - Theodor W. Adorno, German sociologist and philosopher («dialectic of the Enlightenment»), born. 1903