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Events and Birthdays on 6 August

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Events on this day, 6 August


Up to 50,000 people attend a memorial service in the Japanese city of Hiroshima on the 50th anniversary of the first atomic bombing.

SDP leader Dr David Owen resigns after members of his party voted to merge with the Liberals.

A British man becomes the first to sail the world non-stop in the "wrong" direction - east to west - against the prevailing winds and currents.

The Soviet Union astonishes the world by launching Major Gherman Titov into orbit for a whole day.

The first atomic bomb is dropped by a United States aircraft on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.


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