The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)
TODAY IN HISTORY
FRIDAY AUG 6, 2021 1945
During World War II, the U.S. B-29superfortress Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb code-named “Little Boy” on Hiroshima, Japan, resulting in an estimated 140,000 deaths.
The Holy Roman Empire went out of existence as Emperor Francis II abdicated.
Jamaica, formerly ruled by Britain, became an independent dominion within the Commonwealth of Nations.
President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act.
Entertainer Stevie Wonder was seriously injured in a car accident in North Carolina.
Pope Paul VI died at Castel Gandolfo at age 80.
William J. Schroeder died at Humana Hospital-audubon in Louisville, Kentucky, after living 620 days with the Jarvik 7 artificial heart.
The World Wide Web made its public debut as a means of accessing webpages over the Internet. TV newsman Harry Reasoner died in Norwalk, Connecticut, at age 68.
Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, whose soldier-son, Casey, was killed in Iraq, began a weeks-long protest outside President George W. Bush’s Texas ranch.
Sonia Sotomayor was con- firmed as the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice by a Senate vote of 68-31. John Hughes, 59, Hollywood’s youth movie director of the 1980s and ‘90s, died in New York City.
U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan went on trial at Fort Hood, Texas, charged with killing 13 people and wounding 32 others in a 2009 attack.
“Hamilton,” the hip-hop flavored biography about Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s first treasury secretary, opened on Broadway. Jon Stewart bade an emotional goodbye after 16 years as host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”