Events in History on July 6

  • 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 governor general 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

AgreementUnited 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

Conference meetingConference of Interest

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

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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
  • 1898 US Senate agrees to annex Hawaii
  • 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

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

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)
  • 1920 Yankees score 14 in 5th inning & beat Washington Senators, 17-0
  • 1922 Dutch auto/airplane manufacturer Trompenburg declares bankruptcy
  • 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
  • 1932 1st class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents
  • 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.
  • 1939 German Nazis close last Jewish enterprises

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

AgreementUnited 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
  • 1947 The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
  • 1949 Freak heat wave sent central coast of Portugal to 158°F for 2 minutes
  • 1950 German DR recognizes Oder-Neisse borders with Poland
  • 1952 Last tram ride in London
  • 1954 Tunisian government of M'zali, resigns
  • 1956 Indians' Jim Busby hits a grand slam in two consecutive at bats

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1957 Harry S. Truman Library forms in Independence, Missouri

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1958 Adolfo Lopez Mateos elected President of Mexico
  • 1959 Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic
  • 1960 Dr Barbara Moore completes a 3,207 mile walk from LA to NYC
  • 1961 Portuguese ship explodes near Mozambique, kills 300
  • 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.
  • 1963 South African workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested
  • 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
John F. Kennedy Jr.
  • 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 Pokémon Go, the real-world mobile game by Niantic, is first released