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On this day: August 6

POSTED: 03:21 PM PDT Aug 03, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 05, 2013 

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 - Robert Mitchum
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1917: Actor Robert Mitchum, best known for movies such as "The Night of the Hunter" (pictured), "Cape Fear," "Thunder Road" and "The Sundowners," is born in Bridgeport, Conn. Mitchum also became known in his later years for providing the voice of the famous American Beef Council commercials that touted "Beef . . . it's what's for dinner."


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