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 This day in History - August 6
394 Historic Events for August 6
1979

Marcus Hooper, 12, is youngest person to swim English Channel

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1980

University adm declares 5 Pac-10 schools ineligible for conference titles and post-season play due to transcript and curriculum abuses

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1980

Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player, dies at 66

Death
1981

crowned Miss National Teen-Ager

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1981

NASA launches Fltsatcom-5, it failed

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1981

Due to strike, Yanks, A's, Philles and Dodgers declared 1st « champs

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1981

Argentina ex-president Isabel Per¢n freed

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1982

WQXI (Atlanta) is 1st to use Harris Corp AM stereo system

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1982

22nd Curtis Cup: US, 14«-3«

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1982

Calif Doug DeCinces hits 3 HRs again in game (did it 5 days ago also)

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1983

Supertanker Castillo de Bellvar crashes at South Africa

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1983

Minn Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)

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1984

203.05 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange

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1984

Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics

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1985

STS 51-I vehicle moves to launch pad

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1985

Players' Association stages a midseason baseball strike (lasts 1 day)

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1985

Major League Baseball Players Assn go on strike

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1985

19th space shuttle mission (51-F), Challenger 8, lands at Edwards AFB

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1986

Manfred Hausmann, writer, dies at 87

Death
1986

Emilio Fernandez, director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre), dies at 82

Death
1986

William J Schroeder, (longest-survivor with permanent artificial) heart, dies at 54, after 620 days with Jarvik VII man-made pump)

Death
1986

Phil Katz releases PKARC version 1.0, for IBM

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1986

Orioles (Dwyer and Sheets) and Rangers (Harrah) hit record 3 grand slams

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1986

Record 3 grand slams hit in game Tx vs Balt (Harrah, Sheets and Dwyer)

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1987

Sherwood Bailey, actor (Spud-Our Gang), dies

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