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 - M. Night Shyamalan
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1970: Film director M. Night Shyamalan, known for movies like "The Sixth Sense," "Unbreakable" and "Signs," is born in Mahé, Pondicherry, India. He's seen here with Bryce Dallas Howard at the San Sebastián International Film Festival in 2006.


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