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On this day: August 6

Published On: Aug 03 2012 05:21:18 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 06 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Lucille Ball
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1911: Actress and comedian Lucille Ball, the sitcom star who was one of Hollywood's biggest stars during her lifetime, is born in Jamestown, N.Y. Ball became a television star in the 1950s and starred in the sitcoms "I Love Lucy," "The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour," "The Lucy Show," "Here's Lucy" and "Life with Lucy." She was nominated for an Emmy Award 13 times, winning four times in her career.

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