Monday, August 6, 2007

On August 6...

--August 6, 1806 is the date of the final fall of the Roman Empire when Emperor Franz II rejected the crown.
-- On the same day in 1890 in New York there was the first electrocution ever administered on the killer William Kemmler.
-- In 1893 in Zurich there was the third Congress of II International.
-- In 1914 on this very day Austria-Hungary declared war on Russia and WWI began.
-- In 1945 the first atomic bomb ever was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

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