August 6, 1195 - Henry the Lion of Saxony dies. He was the husband of Matilda, daughter of Henry II of England.
August 6, 1623 - Anne Hathaway, William Shakespeare's wife, died.
August 6, 1809 - Alfred Tennyson, famous English poet, was born.
August 6, 1945 - B-52 bomber "Enola Gay" dropped the first ever atomic bomb on Hiroshima.