On this day: August 6

POSTED: 03:21 PM PDT Aug 03, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 05, 2014 

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 - Mars meteorite
11 / 41
NASA

1996: NASA announces that the ALH 84001 meteorite, found in Antarctica in 1984 and thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms. Using a scanning electron microscope, scientists found what they believe are microscopic fossils of ancient Martian bacteria.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

Most Popular

Advertisement