President Johnson signed Voting Rights Act into law

On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, guaranteeing voting rights for black citizens.

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Bolivia and Jamaica gain indpendence

On August 6, 1825, Bolivia gained independence from Spain. Exactly 137 years later in 1962, Jamaica gained its independent from the United Kingdom.

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