What Happened on July 6

Historical Events

  • 1885 Louis Pasteur successfully give an anti-rabies vaccine to 9-year-old Joseph Meister, saving his life
  • 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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Jul 6 in Film & TV

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

Jul 6 in Music

  • 1957 John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at St. Peter's, Woolton's Parish Church in Liverpool, introduced by mutual friend Ivan Vaughn

Jul 6 in Sport

  • 2002 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats older sister Venus 7-6, 6-3 for her first Wimbledon singles title
  • 2020 Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes agrees to the largest contract for an athlete in sports history, inking a 12-year deal that could end up being worth US$503 million

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

  • 1893 British Prince George Duke of York (later George V) marries Princess Victoria of Teck (Queen Mary) at St James's Palace
  • 1953 English "James Bond" actor Roger Moore (25) weds second wife Welsh singer Dorothy Squires (38) in Jersey City, New Jersey; divorce in 1968
  • 1956 Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot

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
  • 2023 Singer Ricky Martin and Syrian-Swedish painter Jwan Yose announce their decision to divorce after six years of marriage [1]

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