What Happened on July 6

Historical Events

  • 1348 Papal bull of Pope Clement VI issued during the Black Death stating Jews not to blame and urging their protection
  • 1785 Congress unanimously resolves US currency named "dollar" & adopts decimal coinage
  • 1885 Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine
  • 1967 Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade starting Nigerian Civil war
  • 1970 California passes 1st "no fault" divorce law
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Did You Know?

Abbott and Costello's film "The Naughty Nineties" released featuring longest version of their "Who's on First" routine

On July 6, 1945

Famous Weddings

  • 1877 Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (37) weds Antonina Miliukova (29) at the Church of Saint George in Moscow, Russia
  • 1893 British Prince George Duke of York (later George V) marries Princess Victoria of Teck (Queen Mary) at St James's Palace
  • 1953 "James Bond" actor Roger Moore (25) weds Welsh singer Dorothy Squires (38) in Jersey City
  • 1956 Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot
  • 1966 American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 4th wife Nancy Hackett

Famous Divorces

  • 1960 Actress Bette Davis (52) divorces actor Gary Merrill (46) after almost 10 years of marriage
  • 2009 Actress Rachael Bella (25) divorces "Terminator 2" actor Eddie Furlong (31) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
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