The electric chair’s first execution

August 6, 1890 Auburn, New York William Francis Kemmler becomes the first person in the world to be legally executed by the electric chair, though his execution was inhumane at best Kemmler was convicted of killing his common-law wife, Tillie Ziegler, with a hatchet. Because of the AC/DC war being waged between Alternating Current and…

The “Little Boy” atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

August 6, 1945 Hiroshima, Japan The first of two atomic bombs are dropped on Japan The "Little Boy" exploded in Hiroshima which was the headquarters for the 2nd General Army and the Chugoku Regional Army. The bomb's blast killed approximately 70,000 people (roughly 20,000 Japanese military personnel, 20,000 Korean slave laborers, and 30,000 civilians). By…

Today in Horror History: August 6

Birthdays:M. Night Shyamalan (August 6, 1970), who wrote and directed The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002), The Village (2004), The Happening (2008), The Visit (2015), Split (2016), and Glass (2019). He also wrote the story for Devil (2010). Vera Farmiga (August 6, 1973), who starred in Orphan (2009), The Conjuring (2013), The Conjuring…