Wikipedia:Ephemeris/6 August


August 12, 2022

Bolivian Independence Day (1825). 1902 – Beginning of the Acriana Revolution: Plácido de Castro leads Brazilian rubber tappers against the Bolivian army for the independence of the state of Acre. 1945 – Hiroshima, Japan, is devastated when the "Little Boy" atomic bomb is dropped by the United States' B-29 Enola Gay (pictured). 1996 – NASA announces that the meteorite ALH 84001, believed to originate from Mars, contains evidence of early life forms. They were born on this day… Alexander Fleming (1881-1955) • Adoniran Barbosa (1910-1982) • Andy Warhol (1928-1987). Died on this day... Domingos de Gusmão (1170-1221) • Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) • Jorge Amado (1912-2001).