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What happened on ...: Calendar page 2019: 6th of August


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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

Source: zeit

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