Saturday, August 6, 2011

This Day in History: August 6

-Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military academy in the United States, 1819

-Bolivia gains independence from Spain, 1825

-Lucille Ball, American actress and comedienne, is born, 1911

-Serbia declares war on Germany while Austria declares war on Russia, 1914

-Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel, 1926

-U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965

-Holiday: Independence Day (both Bolivia & Jamaica)

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