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August 6th, 1939...

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TIME Magazine: Wendell L. Willkie

(TIME Cover: July the 31st, 1939)

 Famous people born on the 6th of August:

1180 - Emperor Go-Toba of Japan (d. 1239)
1697 - Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1745)
1881 - Alexander Fleming, Scottish scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1955)
1917 - Robert Mitchum, American actor (d. 1997)
1928 - Andy Warhol, American artist (d. 1987)
1969 - Elliott Smith, American musician (d. 2003)

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1939

Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt

for his work on sex hormones

Berlin University - Berlin, Germany

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1939

Gone with the Wind
directed by Victor Fleming
with Clark Gable (Rhett Butler) and Vivien Leigh (Scarlett O'Hara)

Designed in 1939

The PH lamp
by Poul Henningsen


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