On this day: August 6

Published On: Aug 03 2012 05:21:18 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 06 2016 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 - Chinook crash
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2011: A U.S. Boeing CH-47 Chinook military helicopter (similar to the one pictured) containing members of SEAL Team 6 is shot down in Afghanistan, killing 38, including 22 Navy SEALs. The 30 Americans killed in the crash makes it the largest single loss of U.S. life since the beginning of the 2001 Afghan War. It's also the largest single loss ever suffered by the SEALs.

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