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 This day in History - August 6
394 Historic Events for August 6
1914

German Zeppelin bombs Liege City, 9 killed

Event
1914

Ellen Wilson, 1st lady (1913-14), dies at 54

Death
1916

Michael Burke, sports executive (NY Yankees, NY Knicks)

Birth
1916

Dom[inic] Mintoff, premier Malta

Birth
1917

Robert Mitchum, Bridgeport Ct, actor (Winds of War, North and South)

Birth
1918

Ferdinand Foch becomes marshal of France

Event
1918

In WW I 2nd battle of the Marne ends

Event
1919

Romanian forces destroys Bela Kun Republic in Budapest

Event
1919

Pauline Betz Addie, Dayton Ohio, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1946)

Birth
1919

1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler)

Event
1921

Clason Point, Bronx to College Point, Queens muni ferry system begins

Event
1921

Ella Raines, Sinoqualmie Falls Wash, actress (Janice Dean RN)

Birth
1922

Freddie Laker, CEO (Laker airlines)

Birth
1923

Jack Parnell, London England, orch leader (Englebert Humperdick Show)

Birth
1923

Jackie Kelk, Brooklyn NY, actor (Homer-Aldrich Family)

Birth
1923

William B Williams, Babylon NY, DJ (WNEW, Sammy and Company)

Birth
1924

John Henry Roberts, composer, dies at 76

Death
1925

Leland Smith, composer

Birth
1925

Barbara Bates, Denver Colo, actress (Kathy-It's a Great Life)

Birth
1926

NY's Gertrude Ederle becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel

Event
1926

Warner Bros premieres Vitaphone sound-on-disc movie system (NY)

Event
1926

J[anet] O[pal] Jeppson, [nee Janet Asimov], author (2nd Experiment)

Birth
1926

Don Juan with John Barrymore shown

Event
1926

Christa Reinig, writer

Birth
1926

Frank Finlay, Farnworth Lancashire England, actor (Robbery, Lifeforce)

Birth