Historical Events on July 6

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  • 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 Captain 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

/flags/united statesUnited States Declaration of Independence

1776 American Declaration of Independence announced on front page of "PA Evening Gazette"

  • 1777 British General Burgoyne captures Fort Ticonderoga from Americans
  • 1782 British-French sea battle at Negapatam (off India)
  • 1785 US Congress unanimously resolves the name of US currency to the "dollar" and adopts decimal coinage
  • 1787 French government proclaims end to stamp/land tax
  • 1787 Orange troops occupy Area at Duurstede
  • 1789 French Revolution: the National Assembly forms a committee of thirty members to write a new constitution
  • 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

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, Michigan)
  • 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
  • 1869 Black candidate for lieutenant governor of Virginia, 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
  • 1887 4th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-2 6-0)

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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, Pennsylvania, 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 San Francisco
  • 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)
  • 1919 William Veeck, sportswriter, replaces Fred Mitchell as Cubs president
  • 1920 Yankees score 14 in 5th inningand beat Washington Senators, 17-0
  • 1922 Dutch auto/airplane manufacturer Trompenburg declares bankruptcy
  • 1923 36th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats K McKane (6-2 6-2)
  • 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
  • 1928 48th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: René Lacoste beats Henri Cochet (6-1 4-6 6-4 6-2)
  • 1929 St Louis has 2, 10 run innings & beats Phillies 28-6
  • 1929 49th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet beats Jean Borotra (6-4 6-3 6-4)
  • 1931 35th US Golf Open: Billy Burke shoots a 292 at Inverness Club Ohio
  • 1932 1st class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents
  • 1932 Cubs shortstop Bill Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1933 1st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Babe Ruth hits first All Star home run

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1934 47th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothy Little beats H Jacobs (6-2 5-7 6-3)
  • 1934 54th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats J Crawford (6-3 6-0 7-5)
  • 1935 48th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats H Jacobs (6-3 3-6 7-5)
  • 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
  • 1938 6th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
  • 1939 German Nazis close last Jewish enterprises

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1941 NY Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1942 10th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Polo Grounds, New York

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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, Connecticut

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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, Connecticut)

/flags/united nationsUnited 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 Washington Senator Rick Ferrell catches a record 1,722 games

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 1946 "St Louis Woman" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • 1946 53rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Pauline Betz beats Louise Brough (6-2 6-4)
  • 1946 60th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Yvon Petra beats G Brown (6-2 6-4 7-9 5-7 6-4)
  • 1947 The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union
  • 1949 Cincinnati Red Walker Cooper gets 10 RBIs
  • 1949 Freak heat wave sent central coast of Portugal to 158°F for 2 minutes
  • 1950 German DR recognizes Oder-Neisse borders with Poland
  • 1951 65th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Dick Savitt beats Ken McGregor (6-4 6-4 6-4)
  • 1951 80th British Golf Open: Max Faulkner shoots a 285 at Royal Portrush Golf Club
  • 1952 Last tram ride in London
  • 1954 KMOS TV channel 6 in Sedalia-Warrensburg, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 Tunisian government of M'zali, resigns

Sport awardTennis Open

1956 70th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ken Rosewall (6-2 4-6 7-5 6-4)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 1956 85th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 286 at Hoylake England
  • 1956 Ford Frick inaugurates Cy Young Award, to honor outstanding pitcher
  • 1956 Indians' Jim Busby hits a grand slam in two consecutive at bats

Music concertMusic Concert

1957 John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1957 64th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (6-3 6-2)

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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

Sport awardGolf Major

1959 5th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1959 Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic
  • 1959 WENH TV channel 11 in Durham, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 Dr Barbara Moore completes a 3,207 mile walk from LA to NYC
  • 1961 Portuguese ship explodes near Mozambique, kills 300
  • 1962 76th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61)
  • 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 70th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Billie Jean King (6-3 6-4)
  • 1963 77th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Chuck McKinley beats Fred Stolle (97 61 64)
  • 1963 South African workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested
  • 1964 Beatles' film "Hard Day's Night" premieres in London
  • 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 Nigerian Civil War erupts as Nigerian forces invade the secessionist state of Biafra
  • 1968 75th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats J Tegart (97 75)
  • 1968 Sacharov publishes "Manifest of 10,000 words"

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1969 Filming begins on "Ned Kelly" starring Mick Jagger

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 1969 Frente Obrero y Liberacion (FOL) forms in Curacao
  • 1970 California passes 1st "no fault" divorce law
  • 1970 Baseball player NY Met Tommie Agee hits for the cycle
  • 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
  • 1974 88th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats K Rosewall (61 61 64)
  • 1975 Argentine government falls
  • 1975 Comoros declare independence from France (most of them)
  • 1975 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes Sonate for alto opus 147
  • 1975 Susie McAllister wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic
  • 1976 Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station
  • 1977 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1978 Israeli jet fighters swooped over mostly Muslim West Beirut
  • 1978 A sleeping car catches fire in Taunton, Somerset killing twelve people
  • 1979 86th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-4 6-4)
  • 1979 IRA bomb explodes in British consulate in Antwerp
  • 1980 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 1980 France performs nuclear test
  • 1980 Steve Carlton (14-4) pitches most strikeouts by a lefty (2,836)
  • 1983 54th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-3 at Comiskey Park, Chicago
  • 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 100th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (64 63 75)
  • 1986 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship
  • 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 Democratic 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
  • 1988 Wrestler Jake Roberts convicted of battery

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1989 Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt is chosen to start in the All Star game

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1989 US marshals & FCC seize pirate radio station WHOT in Brooklyn

Film release premierFilm Premier

1990 "Jetsons the Movie" by Hanna-Barbera with Tiffany, premieres

Animator Joseph Barbera
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
William Hanna
  • 1990 After pitching a no-hitter lose, NY Yankee Andy Hawkins pitches a complete 12 inn game and loses 2-0
  • 1991 98th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats G Sabatini (6-4 3-6 8-6)
  • 1992 Fay Vincent institutes plans to realign NL
  • 1993 Graham Thorpe scores 114 on Test Cricket debut, England v Australia

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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)
  • 1994 Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL game (vs Ottawa)

Film release premierFilm Release

1994 "Forrest Gump", directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1995)

Actor Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
Actress Robin Wright
Robin Wright
  • 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 103rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Aranxta S Vicaro (6-3, 7-5)
  • 1996 Yankee John Weteland sets record of 20th cons saves en route to 24
  • 1997 "Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical" closes at Royale NYC after 109 performances
  • 1997 111th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats C Pioline (64 62 64)
  • 1997 Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Classic

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1997 Montreal Expos retire Andre Dawson's uniform #10

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1998 Hong Kong's Kai Tak Airport is closed and the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok becomes operational
  • 1999 U.S. Army private Barry Winchell dies from baseball-bat injuries inflicted in his sleep the previous day by fellow soldiers for his relationship with transgendered showgirl and former Navy combat medic, Calpernia Addams
  • 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
  • 2003 110th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (4-6 6-4 6-2)