On this day: August 6

POSTED: 03:21 PM PDT Aug 03, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 05, 2016 

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 - Andy Warhol
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1928: Artist Andy Warhol, who would become a leading figure in the "pop art" movement and coin the term "15 minutes of fame," is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He died in his sleep from a sudden post-operative cardiac arrhythmia at age 58 on Feb. 22, 1987.


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