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On this day: August 6

Published: Aug 03 2012 06:21:18 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 06 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

The electric chair is used for the first time, a TV great and pop art legend share a birthday, America drops the A-bomb on Hiroshima, and the country's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice is confirmed, all on this day.

OTD August 6 - Gonzalo Jimenez
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1538: Bogota, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, a Spanish conquistador seeking the legendary golden city of El Dorado.

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