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 - Fidel Castro
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Library of Congress

1960: Cuba nationalizes American and foreign-owned property in the nation. The United States responds by freezing all Cuban assets on American soil, severing diplomatic ties and tightening its embargo on Cuba, which is still in place today.

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