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"
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  • 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
Abolitionist
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
Bacteriologist
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, 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
  • 1907 Tom Reece takes 5 weeks to compile the highest recorded billiards break in a match (499,135) in London, his 'cradle' cannon method was soon banned
  • 1908 Robert Peary's expedition sails from NYC for north pole
  • 1912 Donald Lippincott runs world record 100m (10.6)
  • 1916 2nd of 4 fatal Jersey Shore shark attacks occur at Spring Lake when Charles Bruder (27) bled to death, 5 days after the 1st

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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 NY Yankees score a MLB record 14 runs 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 Largest recorded hailstone at the time 1.5 lbs (7 inchs in diameter) falls in Potter, Nebraska
  • 1928 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody wins 2nd of 4 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles beating Lilí Álvarez 6-2, 6-3
  • 1928 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-French final René Lacoste beats defending champion Henri Cochet 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Sport awardTennis Open

1929 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In the first all-American final Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs 6-1, 6-2

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • 1929 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet beats fellow Frenchman Jean Borotra 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 for his 2nd Wimbledon singles crown
  • 1929 St. Louis Cardinals set MLB run record with 28 runs on 28 hits (28-6 v Phillies)
  • 1931 US Open Golf, Inverness Club, Ohio: Billy Burke wins by 1 stroke from George Von Elm in a second 36-hole playoff
  • 1932 1st class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents
  • 1932 Cubs future All Star shortstop Billy Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli, no charges laid

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1933 1st MLB All Star 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

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1934 American doubles specialist Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles title as she and Simone Mathieu of France defend their crown 6-3, 6-3 vs Dorothy Andrus & Sylvie Henrotin

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • 1934 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothy Round Little of England beats American Helen Jacobs 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 for her first Wimbledon singles title
  • 1934 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Home favourite Fred Perry beats Australian Jack Crawford 6-3, 6-0, 7-5 for the first of 3 straight Wimbledon titles
  • 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 MLB All Star Game: NL wins 4-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati on 4 AL errors
  • 1939 German Nazis close last Jewish enterprises

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1941 NY Yankees team unveils a monument to former captain Lou Gehrig in center field, Gehrig died the previous month

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

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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 Germans killed
  • 1943 US destroyer William D Porter [Willie Dee] launched

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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
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  • 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
  • 1947 The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union
  • 1949 Cincinnati Reds catcher Walker Cooper goes 6 for 7, (3 HRs, 3 singles, 5 runs scored, 10 RBI) in 23-4 win v Cubs
  • 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 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Dick Savitt wins his only Wimbledon title beating Ken McGregor of Australia 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
  • 1951 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Doris Hart outclasses fellow American Shirley Fry 6-1, 6-0 for her only Wimbledon singles title
  • 1951 British Open Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Englishman Max Faulkner wins by 2 from Antonio Cerdá of Argentina
  • 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
  • 1956 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian matchup Lew Hoad wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles crowns beating Ken Rosewall 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
  • 1956 British Open Golf, Royal Liverpool: Australian Peter Thomson wins by 3 shots from Flory Van Donck of Belgium for his 3rd consecutive Open victory
  • 1956 MLB Commissioner Ford Frick inaugurates Cy Young Award, to honour baseball's outstanding pitcher of the season
  • 1956 Cleveland outfielder Jim Busby hits a second grand slam on consecutive days during Indians 4-2 win v Kansas City A's
  • 1956 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Shirley Fry beats Angela Buxton of England 6-3, 6-1 for her only Wimbledon singles title

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

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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 LPGA Championship, Sheraton Hotel CC: Betsy Rawls wins by 1 stroke from Patty Berg

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 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats fellow Australian Martin Mulligan 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 for the 3rd leg of his first Grand Slam
  • 1962 Emir Said al-Djazairi takes van Algerian throne in Syria

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1962 NY Yankees 'M&M boys' Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit 2 HRs each in 7-5 win v Twins, Mantle his 4th consecutive homer

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1962 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Karen Susman beats Věra Suková of Czechoslovakia 6-4, 6-4 for her only Grand Slam singles title
  • 1962 Nuclear test shot Sedan; part of Operation Plowshare
  • 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 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to earn first ever prize money (£2,000) offered at Wimbledon
  • 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 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 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles beating Ken Rosewall of Australia 6-1, 6-1, 6-4
  • 1975 Argentine government falls
  • 1975 Comoros declare independence from France (most of them)
  • 1975 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes Sonate for alto opus 147
  • 1975 Art Wall Jr. at 51 years, 7 months, 10 days becomes the second oldest to win a PGA Tour event, beating Gary McCord by 1 at the Greater Milwaukee Open (oldest Sam Snead)
  • 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 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova successfully defends her title beating Chris Evert Lloyd 6-4, 6-4
  • 1979 IRA bomb explodes in British consulate in Antwerp
  • 1980 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Björn Borg beats John McEnroe 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6 for his 5th straight Wimbledon crown
  • 1980 France performs nuclear test
  • 1980 Phillies starter Steve Carlton fans 7 Cardinals to reach 2,836 strikeouts, the most by a left-handed pitcher in MLB history
  • 1983 50th MLB All Star Game, Comiskey Park, Chicago: Angels outfielder Fred Lynn hits first AS grand slam, AL wins 13-3
  • 1983 Supreme Court rules retirement plans can't pay women less
  • 1984 New Zealand sisters Liz and Rose Signal become the first twins to play in the same cricket Test match, v England at Headingley
  • 1985 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 for her 6th Wimbledon singles title
  • 1985 Mom's Command wins the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont to clinch American thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies
  • 1986 100th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker successfully defends his title beating Ivan Lendl 6-4, 6-3, 7-5
  • 1986 Atlanta infielder Bob Horner becomes 11th player to hit 4 home runs in a MLB game during Braves 11-8 loss v Montreal
  • 1986 Ex-minister Arturo Tolentino failed coup in Philippines
  • 1986 Premier Nakasone's Liberal Democratic Party wins Japan's election
  • 1987 Pakistan cricket all-rounder Imran Khan reaches 300th Test wicket milestone, during 3rd Test vs England at Leeds
  • 1987 1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India
  • 1987 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1988 Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected President of Mexico
  • 1988 North Sea oil platform Piper Alpha explodes, 166 die

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1989 Ex-Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt becomes the first retired MLB player to be named to start the All Star game, he elected not to play

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
Animator
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • 1991 Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 for her 3rd Wimbledon crown
  • 1992 Fay Vincent institutes plans to realign NL
  • 1993 England cricket batsman Graham Thorpe scores 114 on Test debut, in drawn 3rd Test v Australia at Trent Bridge

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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 lose first Canadian Football League game 40-10 vs Ottawa, folded 1995

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
Actor
Tom Hanks
Actress Robin Wright
Actress
Robin Wright
  • 1995 Venezuelan Congress approves the country's first investment law allowing for foreign participation in oil exploration and production
  • 1996 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-3, 7-5 for her 20th Grand Slam title & 7th Wimbledon crown
  • 1996 In a 2-0 win v Brewers, New York Yankees closer John Wetteland sets MLB record 20 consecutive saves en route to 24
  • 1997 "Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical" closes at Royale NYC after 109 performances
  • 1997 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Cédric Pioline of France 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 for his 10th Grand Slam title

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1997 Montreal Expos retire Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Andre Dawson's uniform #10

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1997 Australian cricket batsman Steve Waugh completes twin centuries (108 & 116) in 268 run 3rd Test win v England at Old Trafford
  • 1998 Hong Kong's Kai Tak Airport is closed and the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok becomes operational
  • 1998 England cricket spin bowler Robert Croft saves England from defeat with 37 in 190 minutes on day 5 of 2nd Test v South Africa at Old Trafford, he was dropped for next 2 Tests
  • 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
  • 2000 West Ham United FC pays a record £1.8 million for the late Bobby Moore's collection of memorabilia, 79 items including his 1966 World Cup winner's medal
  • 2000 Real estate developer Stan Kroenke announces the acquisition of the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and the Pepsi Centre for $450m from the Ascent Entertainment Group
  • 2002 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats older sister Venus 7-6, 6-3 for her first Wimbledon singles title
  • 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 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Australian Mark Philippoussis 7-6, 6-2, 7-6 for his first Grand Slam title

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2003 Martina Navratilova claims her 20th all-time Wimbledon title as she and Leander Paes beat Andy Ram & Anastassia Rodionova 6-3, 6-3 in the mixed doubles final

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova