What Happened on July 6

Significant Events

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

Pokémon Go, the real-world mobile game by Niantic, is first released

On July 6, 2016

Would You Believe?

2nd of 4 fatal Jersey Shore shark attacks occur at Spring Lake when Charles Bruder (27) bled to death, 5 days after the 1st

On July 6, 1916

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 sci-fi 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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