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6th August in history

Fri 06 Aug 2021    
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Born on this day in 1928, Andy Warhol was an American artist, film director, and producer who played a leading role in the visual art movement known as pop art.

Did you know that:

• HMS Roebuck, captained by William Dampier, landed at Shark Bay, Western Australia on the first British scientific expedition to Australia on this day in 1699
• The Great Bell was cast for the Great Clock of Westminster, London (Big Ben) on this day in 1856
• William Coolidge obtained a patent for the cathode ray tube, a critical ingredient of TV and other electronic applications on this day in 1935

// Compiled by Zoya Siddiqui

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