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 - Tony Gwynn
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1999: Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres gets the 3,000th hit of his major league career with a single in the first inning off Montreal Expos pitcher Dan Smith. He had a total of four hits in the game, and would end up with 3,141 career hits by the time he retired in 2001.


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