On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1785

Historical Events

  • US Congress unanimously resolves the name of US currency to the "dollar" and adopts decimal coinage

Famous Birthdays

  • William Jackson Hooker, English botanist and director (Kew Gardens), born in Norwich, England
1785 Highlights

About July 6, 1785

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 236 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer