August 6 or August 6 is the 218th day of the year of the Gregorian calendar, 219th when it is a leap year, then there are 147 left.
Its equivalent was usually 19 Thermidor of the French Republican/Revolutionary calendar, officially referred to as Gentian Day.
August 5 - August 6 - August 7
1223: coronation of Louis VIII and Blanche of Castile in Reims.
1588: the Invincible Armada drops anchor off Calais. The English fleet took advantage of the night to send towards the Spanish fleet eight fireships loaded with gunpowder and scrap iron, which caused panic and indescribable disorder. This is the beginning of a great disaster for Philip II of Spain, who will lose eighty ships and 16,000 men in two months.
1589: the siege of Paris, occupied by the Catholic League of Guise, is lifted; the new king of France Henri IV rather goes to Dieppe, which welcomes him. Rouen resists.
1612: in Brazil, Daniel de La Touche, Lord of Ravardière, arrives at the port of Javiré, on the island of Maranhão, with the French fleet made up of three ships (the Régente, the Charlotte and the Sainte-Anne), and begins the construction of a fort, to which he will give the name of Saint-Louis (São Luis), in honor of the King of France Louis XIII. Around this fort will be created the city of Saint-Louis de Maranhão (today São Luis do Maranhão, classified on the World Heritage List by UNESCO).
1647: arrival in New France, in Quebec, of Pierre Tremblay, ancestor of the Tremblays of America.
1661: Treaty of The Hague. Definitive peace between the Republic of the United Provinces and the Kingdom of Portugal.
1726: The Germanic Empire and Russia conclude an alliance against Turkey.
1806: end of the Holy Roman Empire.
1824: Simón Bolívar defeats the Spaniards at the Battle of Junin (Peru).
1825: independence of Bolivia.
1828: Mehemet Ali, Khedive of Egypt, accepts British demands for an evacuation from Greece.
1840: the future Napoleon III leads a second coup attempt in Boulogne. He will then be sentenced to life in prison.
1849: the peace of Milan puts an end to the first war of Italian independence.
1870: Battle of Frœschwiller-Wœrth (Battle of Reichshoffen).
1890: first execution by electric chair, at Auburn prison in New York.
1896: Madagascar becomes a French colony.
1918: Foch is made Marshal of France.
1945: bombing of Hiroshima in Japan by the United States with a uranium bomb, causing 70,000 deaths and many injuries.
1947: Resolution No. 28 of the United Nations Security Council, relating to the Greek question.
1953: Marshal Tito calls for the internationalization of Trieste.
in Cambodia, Chau Sen Cocsal is appointed Prime Minister.
1973: mistaken bombardment of the Cambodian town of Neak Luong by the American army, causing the death of hundreds of civilians.
disappearance of Philippe de Dieuleveult during the Africa-Raft descent, around Inga (DRC, then Zaire).
signing of the Rarotonga Treaty by the States of Oceania, aimed at creating a zone of exclusion of nuclear weapons in the South Pacific.
Benazir Bhutto was driven from power by the army and the fundamentalist Muslim movements.
United Nations Security Council Resolution 661, adopted by 13 votes and 2 abstentions (Cuba and Yemen), decides on a commercial, financial and military embargo against Iraq.
2002: the far-right French movement Radical Unit, to which Maxime Brunerie belonged, is dissolved by decree.
2004: bioethics law in France.
2008: In Mauritania, a military coup arrests the president