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This Day in History for August 6 – Hiroshima Bombed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1890 – Murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by electric chair (More info)

1926 – Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 6 – M. Night Shyamalan, Vera Farmiga and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

M. Night Shyamalan
Age: 42
Occupation: Screenwriter, Director and Producer
Known For: Movies with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings such as the Oscar-nominated ‘The Sixth Sense,’ other films including ‘Signs,’ ‘The Village’ and ‘The Last Airbender,’ and co-founding the production company Night Chronicles

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 5 – Neil Armstrong, Loni Anderson and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Neil Armstrong
Age: 82
Occupation: Astronaut
Known For: Being the first man to walk on the moon, uttering the famous words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” and being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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College Student Who Almost Died While Texting and Driving: ‘Don’t Do It’ [VIDEO, POLL]

A recent survey found nearly a third of teen drivers have texted while driving — but after a catastrophic wreck that nearly cost him his life, one Texas college student says he’ll never do it again, and he’s imploring others to follow his lead.

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US Gymnast Gabby Douglas Makes History Winning Olympic Gold in Women’s All-Around

US Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas won perhaps the most coveted title in her sport when she took the gold medal in the women’s all-around competition on Thursday in London, becoming the first African-American female gymnast to ever win individual Olympic gold.

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 3 – Tony Bennett, Martin Sheen and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Tony Bennett
Age: 86
Occupation: Singer
Known For: His signature song ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco,’ winning 17 Grammys and two Emmys, selling more than 50 million records worldwide, collaborating with dozens of other artists including Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga and Barbra Streisand, and just being impossibly cool

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