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It happened on a… August 6

2012

NASA’s Curiosity rover lands on the surface of Mars.

2006

Tiger Woods (30) becomes the youngest player to compile 50 PGA Tour wins with a 3 stroke victory over Jim Furyk in the Buick Open at Grand Blanc, Michigan.

1996

NASA announced the discovery of evidence of primitive life on Mars.

1983

First NFL exhibition game in Europe; Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cardinals 28-10 at London’s Wembley Stadium.

1965

Beatles release “Help” album in UK.

1960

Chubby Checker performs his version of “The Twist” on “The Dick Clark Show” starting a worldwide dance craze.

1945

The American B-29 bomber dropped the first atomic bomb named “Little Boy” over the center of Hiroshima, Japan. An estimated 140,000 people were killed.

1932

1st Venice Film Festival opens, the world’s oldest film festival.

1890

Cy Young achieved his first major league victory. He would accumulate 511 in his career.

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