On This Day in History for July 6 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 156 of 156

  • 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 Sacharov publishes "Manifest of 10,000 words"
  • 1969 Frente Obrero y Liberacion (FOL) forms in Curacao
  • 1970 California passes 1st "no fault" divorce law
  • 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
  • 1975 Argentine government falls
  • 1975 Comoros declare independence from France (most of them)
  • 1975 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes Sonate for alto opus 147
  • 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.
  • 1979 IRA bomb explodes in British consulate in Antwerp
  • 1980 France performs nuclear test
  • 1980 Steve Carlton (14-4) pitches most strikeouts by a lefty (2,836)
  • 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)
  • 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 Nakasone's 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
  • 1989 US marshals & FCC seize pirate radio station WHOT in Brooklyn
  • 1992 Fay Vincent institutes plans to realign NL

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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
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  • 1994 Irina Privalova runs 100m European Record (10.77)
  • 1994 Lerou Burrell runs world record 100m (9.85)
  • 1995 Lottie Dod, 15, beats Blanch Bingley at Wimbledon
  • 1995 Venezuelan Congress approves the country's first investment law allowing for foreign participation in oil exploration and production
  • 1996 Yankee John Weteland sets record of 20th cons saves en route to 24
  • 1997 Jamie Farr Kroger Classic
  • 1998 Hong Kong's Kai Tak Airport is closed and the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok becomes operational.
  • 2003 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 in 2036, 2040, 2044, 2044 and 2049 respectively
  • 2006 The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.
  • 2009 Jadranka Kosor became first female prime minister of Croatia.
  • 2012 Gunmen kill 18 people in Turbat, Pakistan
  • 2013 42 people are killed in an attack on a boarding school in Mamudo, Nigeria
  • 2013 14 people are killed after a train runs over a rickshaw in Sheikhupura, Pakistan
  • 2013 42 people are killed and 5 missing after a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and set of fires in Lac-Megantic, Quebec
  • 2013 3 people are killed and 181 are injured after a Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco Airport
  • 2014 Israeli Air Force strike kills 7 Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip
  • 2016 South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to 6 years in jail for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013
  • 2016 Chilcot Report, UK's Iraqi War Inquiry released; concludes Tony Blair overstated case for war and was unpreparaed
  • 2016 African American Alton Sterling is shot by Louisiana police in Baton Rouge, while being restrained on the ground, the killing is filmed
  • 2016 African American Philando Castile is shot by police in St Paul, Minnesota after being pulled over for a broken rear light, killing is filmed
  • 2016 Pok√©mon Go, the real-world mobile game by Niantic, is first released

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