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.

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1991: Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee posts files describing his idea for the World Wide Web on the alt.hypertext newsgroup. The Web debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.

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