On This Day: August 06th
This is 219th day of the year and 147 days remain in the year.
Jamaica gained its independence within the Britain Commonwealth.
President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which outlawed the poll taxes and literacy tests that had restricted black voter registration in the South.
Curiosity, a SUV-size rover, successfully landed on Mars. The rover's research has been planned for the next two years, but since Curiosity's electricity is powered by plutonium, it could be operational and provide insight into Mars for decades to come
August 06 BirthdaysAlfred Tennyson1809–1892, English poet.
Lucille BallAmerican actress
Helen Jacobstennis player
Andy Warholartist, film maker