MacArthur commissions Japanese whaling fleets, and the Elwha Dam is cleared for removal.
Mon, Aug 06 2012 at 6:00 AM
Aug. 6, 1912:
Running to return to the presidency as a third-party candidate, Theodore Roosevelt tells the Progressive Party Convention
, "There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country."
Aug. 6, 1983:
The tanker Castillo de Bellver
catches fire and sinks off Cape Town, South Africa. The ship’s stern sank with its cargo of roughly 31 million gallons of oil. The bow section was towed away and deliberately sunk.
Aug. 6, 2004:
between Native Americans and the federal and local governments clears the way for removal of the Elwha Dam (at right in 2010) in Washington state. The dam removal project will take years, but will open up some of the best salmon and steelhead spawning grounds in the Pacific Northwest.
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