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 - Preston Sturges
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Paramount Pictures

1959: Screenwriter and director Preston Sturges, best known for movies such as "The Great McGinty," "Sullivan's Travels" and "The Lady Eve," dies of a heart attack at age 60 in New York City.

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