Saturday, August 6, 2011

August 06

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1890 At Auburn Prison in New York, murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by electric chair. Pony Electric Chair Threadwaxing Space Live: the Presidential Compilation '93-94
2. 1926 Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Major Organ and the Adding Machine Swimming, Laughing, Playing Major Organ and the Adding Machine
3. 1926 In New York City, the Warner BrothersVitaphone system premieres with the movie Don Juan starring John Barrymore. Nougaro Les Don Juan Grand Angle Sur
4. 1945 World War IIHiroshima is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. Nektar Little Boy Down to Earth
5. 1964 Prometheus, a bristlecone pine and the world's oldest tree, is cut down. Single Frame Lost Pines (Dream and Body) Body/End/Basement
6. 1991 Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet. Hawkwind Web Weaver Hall of the Mountain Grill
7. 1996 NASA announces that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms. Francoise Hardy Le Martien La Question

(Historical facts about August 6 are from Wikipedia.)

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