11 things that happened this day in history - 6th August

Stevie Wonder

Here's a note of 11 things that happened this day in history.

1. 1806 - The Holy Roman Empire went out of existence as Emperor Francis II abdicates

2. 1881 - Sir Alexander Fleming is born

3. 1928 - Andy Warhol is born

4. 1945 - An atom bomb is dropped on Hiroshima

5. 1948 - Fanny Blankers-Koen (Netherlands) is the 1st women to win 3 Olympics golds

6. 1962 - Jamaica gains independence from Britain

7. 1965 - Lyndon Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing voting rights for blacks

8. 1965 - Beatles release the Help album in the U.K

9. 1973 - Stevie Wonder is seriously injured in a car accident

10. 1978 - Pope Paul VI, who led the Roman Catholic Church for 15 years, dies after suffering a major heart attack

11. 2003 - Arnold Schwarzenegger announces his candidacy to replace Gray Davis as governor of California

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Sources: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com

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