Historical Events on 6th July

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  • 1044 The Battle of Ménfő takes place.
  • 1189 Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England.
  • 1253 Mindaugas is crowned King of Lithuania.
  • 1348 Papal bull of Pope Clement VI issued during the Black Death stating Jews not to blame and urging their protection
  • 1415 Jan Hus is burned at the stake.
  • 1483 England's King Richard III crowned
  • 1484 Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River.
  • 1491 Opening ceremony of Daitokuji's Shinju at subtemple
  • 1495 Battle of Fornovo, near Parma: French King Charles VIII beats Holy League
  • 1560 England and Scotland sign Treaty of Edinburgh
  • 1573 Pacificatie of Boulogne: new peace treaty with huguenots
  • 1573 Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera.

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1590 English admiral Francis Drake takes Portuguese Forts at Taag

Vice Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Vice Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
  • 1609 Majesteitsbrief: Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemia freedom of religion
  • 1621 Dutch gov-gen John Pieterszoon Coen takes Banda-islands, 15,000 die
  • 1630 Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf land at Peenemunde
  • 1634 Johan van Walbeeck's ships bypass St-Anna Bay, Curaçao
  • 1641 Battle at La Marfée Sedan: Earl Soisson beats French government army
  • 1652 Fire on Dutch Dam (Amsterdam's city hall burns)
  • 1669 LaSalle leaves Montreal to explore Ohio River
  • 1673 French troops conquer Maastricht as part of the Franco-Dutch War
  • 1685 Battle at Sedgemoor: King James II beats duke of Monmouth

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1699 Pirate Capt William Kidd is captured in Boston

Pirate Legend William Kidd
Pirate Legend
William Kidd
  • 1770 Battle at Cesme: Russian fleet beats Turkish
  • 1775 Congress issues "Declaration of the Causes & Necessity of Taking up Arms," listing grievances but denying intent to be independent

Person-of-interestUnited States Declaration of Independence

1776 American Declaration of Independence announced on front page of "PA Evening Gazette"

  • 1777 British Gen Burgoyne captures Fort Ticonderoga from Americans
  • 1782 British-French sea battle at Negapatam (off India)
  • 1785 Congress unanimously resolves US currency named "dollar" & adopts decimal coinage
  • 1787 French government proclaims end to stamp/land tax
  • 1787 Orange troops occupy Area at Duurstede
  • 1798 US law makes aliens "liable to be apprehended, restrained, ... & removed as alien enemies"
  • 1801 Battle at Algeciras: French fleet beats British
  • 1840 Christian Hebbel's "Judith" premieres in Berlin
  • 1848 Mexican-American War ended with the Treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo

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1853 National Black convention meets in Rochester NY, ex-slave Frederick Douglass attends

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
  • 1853 William Wells Brown publishes "Clotel", 1st novel by an African American
  • 1854 1st Republican state convention (Jackson, Mich)
  • 1858 Lyman Blake patents shoe manufacturing machine
  • 1862 Skirmish at Devall's Bluff, Arkansas (106 casualties)
  • 1863 Battle of Williamsport, MD [-Jul 07]
  • 1863 Northern Territory passes from New South Wales to South Australia
  • 1864 Battle of Chattahoochee River, GA [->JUL 10] US730 CS600
  • 1869 Black candidate for lt governor of Va, Dr J H Harris, defeated
  • 1882 14 Russian Jews from Bilu arrive in Jaffa, Palestine

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1885 Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Louis Pasteur
  • 1886 Horlick's of Wisconsin offers 1st malted milk to public
  • 1887 4th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-2 6-0)

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1892 Jose Rizal forms La Liga Filipina in Manila

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • 1892 Striking steel workers in Homestead, Pa, fire on scabs, killing 7
  • 1892 Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.
  • 1893 The small town of Pomeroy, Iowa, is nearly destroyed by a tornado that kills 71 people and injures 200.
  • 1894 Cleveland sends 2,000 troops to Chicago to suppress Pullman strike
  • 1903 George Wyman arrives in NYC by motorcycle 51 days out of SF
  • 1904 Two Russian cruisers move into the Red Sea and begin to stop ships of Britain, Germany, and other nations they believe friendly to Japan

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1904 The US Democratic Party nominates little known New York judge Alton B Parker for presidential nominee - virtually assuring the election of Theodore Roosevelt

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1905 Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the second time.
  • 1908 Robert Peary's expedition sails from NYC for north pole
  • 1912 Donald Lippincott runs world record 100m (10.6)

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1917 T. E. Lawrence captures port of Aqaba from Turks

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • 1919 British R-34 lands in NY, 1st airship to cross Atlantic (108 hr)
  • 1919 William Veeck, sportswriter, replaces Fred Mitchell as Cubs president
  • 1920 Yankees score 14 in 5th inning & beat Washington Senators, 17-0
  • 1922 Dutch auto/airplane manufacturer Trompenburg declares bankruptcy
  • 1923 36th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats K McKane (6-2 6-2)
  • 1923 Rail crash on New Zealand's main trunk line; 17 killed and 28 injured
  • 1923 The Central Executive Committee accepts the Treaty of Union, signed in Moscow in December 1922, and the Russian Empire becomes the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • 1924 1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, US-England
  • 1928 1st all-talking motion picture shown in NY (Lights of NY)
  • 1928 Worlds largest record hailstone 1.5 lbs (7 inchs in diameter) at the time falls in Potter, Nebraska
  • 1928 48th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: René Lacoste beats Henri Cochet (6-1 4-6 6-4 6-2)
  • 1929 St Louis has 2, 10 run innings & beats Phillies 28-6
  • 1929 49th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet beats Jean Borotra (6-4 6-3 6-4)
  • 1931 35th US Golf Open: Billy Burke shoots a 292 at Inverness Club Ohio
  • 1932 1st class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents
  • 1932 Cubs shortstop Bill Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli

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1933 1st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Babe Ruth hits first All Star home run

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1934 47th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Dorothy Little beats H Jacobs (6-2 5-7 6-3)
  • 1934 54th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats J Crawford (6-3 6-0 7-5)
  • 1935 48th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats H Jacobs (6-3 3-6 7-5)
  • 1935 Rotterdam architect A van de Steurs Museum Boymans opens
  • 1936 114°F (46°C), Moorhead, Minnesota (state record)
  • 1936 121°F (49°C), Steele, North Dakota (state record)
  • 1936 A major breach of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading 200 feet into the River Irwell.
  • 1938 6th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
  • 1939 German Nazis close last Jewish enterprises

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1941 NY Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1942 10th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Polo Grounds, New York

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1942 Anne Frank's family goes into hiding in After House, Amsterdam

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • 1942 Von Hoth' IV Pantser army fights with Voronezj
  • 1943 2nd day of battle at Kursk: 25,000 German killed
  • 1943 US destroyer William D Porter [Willie Dee] launched
  • 1944 170 die in a fire at Ringling Bros Circus in Hartford Conn

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1944 French General Charles de Gaulle arrives in Washington, D.C.

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle

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1944 US General Patton lands in France

US General George S. Patton
US General
George S. Patton
  • 1944 World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's - Barnum & Bailey 2nd performance, 168 die (Hartford Conn)

Person-of-interestUnited Nations Charter

1945 Nicaragua becomes 1st nation to ratify the Charter of the United Nations

  • 1945 US President Harry Truman signs executive order establishing Medal of Freedom
  • 1945 Wash Senator Rick Ferrell catches a record 1,722 games

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1945 Abbott and Costello's film "The Naughty Nineties" released featuring longest version of their "Who's on First" routine

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 1946 "St Louis Woman" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • 1946 53rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Pauline Betz beats Louise Brough (6-2 6-4)
  • 1946 60th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Yvon Petra beats G Brown (6-2 6-4 7-9 5-7 6-4)
  • 1947 The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
  • 1949 Cin Red Walker Cooper gets 10 RBIs
  • 1949 Freak heat wave sent central coast of Portugal to 158°F for 2 minutes
  • 1950 German DR recognizes Oder-Neisse borders with Poland
  • 1951 65th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Dick Savitt beats Ken McGregor (6-4 6-4 6-4)
  • 1951 80th British Golf Open: Max Faulkner shoots a 285 at Royal Portrush Golf Club
  • 1952 Last tram ride in London
  • 1954 KMOS TV channel 6 in Sedalia-Warrensburg, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 Tunisian government of M'zali, resigns

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1956 70th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ken Rosewall (6-2 4-6 7-5 6-4)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 1956 85th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 286 at Hoylake England
  • 1956 Ford Frick inaugurates Cy Young Award, to honor to outstanding pitcher
  • 1956 Indians' Jim Busby hits a grand slam in two consecutive at bats

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1957 John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

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1957 64th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (6-3 6-2)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • 1957 Harry S Truman Library forms in Independence, Missouri
  • 1958 Adolfo Lopez Mateos elected pres of Mexico

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1959 5th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1959 Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic
  • 1959 WENH TV channel 11 in Durham, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 Dr Barbara Moore completes a 3,207 mile walk from LA to NYC
  • 1961 Portuguese ship explodes near Mozambique, kills 300

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1962 76th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • 1962 Emir Said al-Djazairi takes van Algerian throne in Syria
  • 1962 Mantle hits his 3rd & 4th consecutive homer
  • 1962 Nuclear test shot Sedan; part of Operation Plowshare.

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1963 70th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Billie Jean King (6-3 6-4)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

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1963 77th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Chuck McKinley beats Fred Stolle (97 61 64)

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • 1963 South African workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested
  • 1964 Beatles' film "Hard Day's Night" premieres in London
  • 1964 Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from UK
  • 1965 Rock group "Jefferson Airplane" forms
  • 1966 Malawi becomes a republic, Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda becomes president
  • 1967 Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade starting Nigerian Civil war
  • 1968 75th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats J Tegart (97 75)
  • 1968 Sacharov publishes "Manifest of 10,000 words"

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1969 Filming begins on "Ned Kelly" starring Mick Jagger

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 1969 Frente Obrero y Liberacion (FOL) forms in Curacao
  • 1970 California passes 1st "no fault" divorce law
  • 1970 Baseball player NY Met Tommie Agee hits for the cycle
  • 1970 Irish Minister for External Affairs Partick Hillery pays an unofficial visit to the Falls Road area of Belfast, an areas only just subject to a curfew by British Army
  • 1971 Barend Biesheuvel government forms in Netherlands
  • 1971 Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda sworn in as President for Life of Malawi
  • 1971 White House Plumbers unit formed to plug news leaks
  • 1971 A member of the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) is killed in a premature explosion in County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland

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1974 88th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats K Rosewall (61 61 64)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 1975 Argentine government falls
  • 1975 Comoros declare independence from France (most of them)
  • 1975 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes Sonate for alto opus 147
  • 1975 Susie McAllister wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic
  • 1976 Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station
  • 1977 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1978 Israeli jet fighters swooped over mostly Muslim West Beirut
  • 1978 The Taunton sleeping car fire occurred in Taunton, Somerset killing twelve people.

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1979 86th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-4 6-4)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1979 IRA bomb explodes in British consulate in Antwerp
  • 1980 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 1980 France performs nuclear test
  • 1980 Steve Carlton (14-4) pitches most strikeouts by a lefty (2,836)
  • 1983 54th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-3 at Comiskey Park, Chicago
  • 1983 Supreme Court rules retirement plans can't pay women less
  • 1983 Fred Lynn of Angels hits All Star game 1st grand slam (AL wins 13-3)

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1986 100th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (64 63 75)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 1986 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship
  • 1986 Bob Horner becomes 11th player to hit 4 home runs in a game
  • 1986 Ex-minister Arturo Tolentino failed coup in Philippines
  • 1986 Premier Nakasones Liberal Democr Party wins Japan's election
  • 1987 1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India
  • 1987 Pakistan score their 1st innings win over England, at Leeds
  • 1987 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1988 Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected president of Mexico
  • 1988 North Sea oil platform Piper Alpha explodes, 166 die
  • 1988 Wrestler Jake Roberts convicted of battery

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1989 Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt elected to start All Star game

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1989 US marshals & FCC seize pirate radio station WHOT in Brooklyn
  • 1990 "Jetson's the Movie" with Tiffany, premieres
  • 1990 After pitching a no-hitter lose, NY Yankee Andy Hawkins pitches a complete 12 inn game & loses 2-0

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1991 98th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats G Sabatini (6-4 3-6 8-6)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1992 Fay Vincent institutes plans to realign NL
  • 1993 Graham Thorpe scores 114 on Test Cricket debut, England v Australia

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1993 John F. Kennedy Jr, gives notice of quitting as ADA in Manhattan

Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr.
Publisher and Lawyer
John F. Kennedy Jr.
  • 1994 Irina Privalova runs 100m European Record (10.77)
  • 1994 Lerou Burrell runs world record 100m (9.85)
  • 1994 Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL game (vs Ottawa)

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1994 "Forrest Gump", directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, is released (Best Picture 1995)

  • 1995 Lottie Dod, 15, beats Blanch Bingley at Wimbledon
  • 1995 Venezuela's Congress approves the country's first investment law allowing for foreign participation in oil exploration and production
  • 1996 103rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Aranxta S Vicaro (6-3, 7-5)
  • 1996 Yankee John Weteland sets record of 20th cons saves en route to 24
  • 1997 "Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical," closes at Royale NYC after 109 performances

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1997 111th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats C Pioline (64 62 64)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • 1997 Jamie Farr Kroger Classic

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1997 Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Classic

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins

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1997 Montreal Expos retire Andre Dawson's uniform #10

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1998 Hong Kong's Kai Tak Airport is closed and the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok becomes operational.
  • 1999 U.S. Army private Barry Winchell dies from baseball-bat injuries inflicted in his sleep the previous day by fellow soldiers for his relationship with transgendered showgirl and former Navy combat medic, Calpernia Addams.
  • 2003 The 70-meter Eupatoria Planetary Radar sends a METI message Cosmic Call 2 to 5 stars: Hip 4872, HD 245409, 55 Cancri, HD 10307 and 47 Ursae Majoris that will arrive to these stars in 2036, 2040, 2044, 2044 and 2049 respectively.