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 - Stevie Wonder
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Motown Records

1973: Stevie Wonder is seriously injured in a car accident while on tour in North Carolina, when a car in which he was riding hit the back of a truck. The accident left him in a coma for four days and resulted in a partial loss of his sense of smell and a temporary loss of sense of taste.

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