Events in History on July 6

  • 1016 Battle of Pontlevoy: one of largest battles of early Medieval France won by Fulk the Black and Hebert I of Maine again Odo II of Blois in the Loire Valley
  • 1044 The Battle of Ménfő takes place in Hungary, won by a German force led by Peter Orseolo over Hungarians

Royal Coronation

1189 Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England, upon the death of King Henry II

  • 1253 Mindaugas is crowned King of Lithuania

Black Death

1348 Papal bull of Pope Clement VI issued during the Black Death stating Jews not to blame and urging their protection

  • 1415 Bohemian religious reformer Jan Hus is burned at the stake in Constance, Germany

Royal Coronation

1483 Richard III is crowned King of England after deposing Edward V

  • 1484 Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River
  • 1491 Opening ceremony of Daitokuji's Shinju at subtemple

Victory in Battle

1495 Battle of Fornovo, near Parma: French King Charles VIII beats Holy League

Historic Event

1529 Conquistador Hernán Cortés granted lands and title of Marquisate of the Oaxaca Valley by Spanish King Charles V [1]

  • 1560 England and Scotland sign Treaty of Edinburgh
  • 1573 Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera
  • 1573 Pacificatie of Boulogne: new peace treaty with huguenots

Historic Event

1590 English admiral Francis Drake takes Portuguese Forts at Taag

  • 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

Victory in Battle

1685 Battle at Sedgemoor: King James II defeats the Duke of Monmouth

Pirate Defeat

1699 Pirate Captain William Kidd is captured in Boston

Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms

1775 Congress issues "Declaration of the Causes & Necessity of Taking up Arms", listing grievances but denying intent to be independent

United 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

Victory in Battle

1809 Battle of Wagram: After a two day battle, Napoleon's French and allied army decisively defeats the Austrian army under Archduke Charles, leads to the breakup of the Austrian and British-led Fifth Coalition against France

  • 1840 Christian Hebbel's "Judith" premieres in Berlin

Conference of Interest

1853 National Black convention meets in Rochester NY, ex-slave Frederick Douglass attends

  • 1853 William Wells Brown publishes "Clotel", 1st novel by an African American
  • 1854 1st Republican state convention held in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1858 Lyman Blake patents shoe manufacturing machine
  • 1862 Skirmish at Devall's Bluff, Arkansas (106 casualties)
  • 1863 Battle of Williamsport, Maryland [-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

Historic Event

1885 Louis Pasteur successfully give an anti-rabies vaccine to 9-year-old Joseph Meister, saving his life

  • 1885 William T. Stead's "The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon" 1st published, describes how he was able to buy a 13 year old girl in "The Pall Mall Gazette"
  • 1886 Horlick's of Wisconsin offers 1st malted milk to public
  • 1892 Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain

Historic Event

1892 Jose Rizal forms La Liga Filipina in Manila

  • 1892 Striking steel workers in Homestead, Pennsylvania, fire on scabs, killing 7
  • 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

Presidential 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

  • 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

Election of Interest

1905 Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the second time

Historic Expedition

1908 Robert Peary's arctic expedition sails from NYC for the 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

Victory in Battle

1917 T. E. Lawrence captures port of Aqaba from Turks

  • 1919 British R-34 lands in NY, 1st airship to cross Atlantic (108 hr)

Historic Event

1919 Institute for Sexual Science opened in Berlin by physician Magnus Hirschfeld to establish study of sexual science

  • 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 inches in diameter) falls in Potter, Nebraska
  • 1932 1st class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents
  • 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
  • 1939 German Nazis close last Jewish enterprises

Historic Event

1942 Anne Frank's family goes into hiding in After House, Amsterdam

  • 1942 Von Hoth' IV Pantser army fights with Voronezj
  • 1943 2nd day of Battle of Kursk, USSR: Operation Citadel: 25,000 Germans killed
  • 1943 US destroyer William D Porter [Willie Dee] launched

Historic Event

1944 French General Charles de Gaulle arrives in Washington, D.C.

Historic Event

1944 US General George S. Patton lands in France

  • 1944 World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's - Barnum & Bailey 2nd performance, 168 die (Hartford, Connecticut)

United 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

Historic Event

1947 The Ak-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union

  • 1949 Freak heat wave sent central coast of Portugal to 158°F for 2 minutes
  • 1950 German DR recognizes Oder-Neisse borders with Poland
  • 1952 Last tram ride in London
  • 1954 Tunisian government of M'zali, resigns

Historic Event

1957 Harry S. Truman Library forms in Independence, Missouri

  • 1958 Adolfo López Mateos elected President of Mexico
  • 1959 Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic
  • 1960 Dr Barbara Moore completes a 3,207 mile walk from LA to NYC
  • 1961 Portuguese ship explodes near Mozambique, kills 300
  • 1962 Emir Said al-Djazairi takes van Algerian throne in Syria
  • 1962 Nuclear test shot Sedan; part of Operation Plowshare
  • 1963 South African workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested
  • 1964 Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from UK
  • 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 Sacharov publishes "Manifest of 10,000 words"
  • 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 A member of the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) is killed in a premature explosion in County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland
  • 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
  • 1975 Argentine government falls
  • 1975 Comoros declare independence from France (most of them)
  • 1976 Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station
  • 1977 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1978 A sleeping car catches fire in Taunton, Somerset killing twelve people
  • 1978 Israeli jet fighters swooped over mostly Muslim West Beirut
  • 1979 IRA bomb explodes in British consulate in Antwerp
  • 1980 France performs nuclear test
  • 1983 Supreme Court rules retirement plans can't pay women less
  • 1986 Ex-minister Arturo Tolentino failed coup in the 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 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1988 Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected President of Mexico
  • 1988 North Sea oil platform Piper Alpha explodes, 166 die
  • 1989 US marshals & FCC seize pirate radio station WHOT in Brooklyn
  • 1992 Fay Vincent institutes plans to realign NL

Historic Event

1993 John F. Kennedy Jr, gives notice of quitting as ADA in Manhattan

  • 1994 Irina Privalova runs 100m European Record (10.77)
  • 1994 Lerou Burrell runs world record 100m (9.85)
  • 1995 Venezuelan Congress approves the country's first investment law allowing for foreign participation in oil exploration and production
  • 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, May 2044, September 2044 and 2049 respectively
  • 2005 IOC awards London the right to host the Games of the XXX Olympiad in 2012 with a vote of 54 to 50 over Paris on the fourth and final ballot.
  • 2006 The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years
  • 2009 Jadranka Kosor became first female prime minister of Croatia
  • 2012 Gunmen kill 18 people in Turbat, Pakistan
  • 2013 14 people are killed after a train runs over a rickshaw in Sheikhupura, Pakistan
  • 2013 3 people are killed and 181 are injured after a Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco Airport
  • 2013 42 people are killed and 5 missing after a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and set of fires in Lac-Megantic, Quebec
  • 2013 42 people are killed in an attack on a boarding school in Mamudo, Nigeria
  • 2014 Israeli Air Force strike kills 7 Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip
  • 2016 African American Alton Sterling is shot by Louisiana police in Baton Rouge, while being restrained on the ground, the killing is filmed
  • 2016 African American Philando Castile is shot by police in St Paul, Minnesota after being pulled over for a broken rear light, killing is filmed

Historic Event

2016 Chilcot Report, UK's Iraqi War Inquiry released; concludes Tony Blair overstated case for war and was unpreparaed

  • 2016 Pokémon Go, the real-world mobile game by Niantic, is first released
  • 2016 South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to 6 years in jail for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013
  • 2017 France announces it will ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040
  • 2017 Illinois State Senate votes to override Governor Bruce Rauner's veto to approve 1st budget in more than two years, longest-lasting such dispute of any state
  • 2017 Sri Lankan government confirms outbreak of dengue fever has killed at least 227
  • 2018 Floods and landslides begin in south-western Japan, killing at least 200 people with more missing. Evacuation orders for nearly 2 million.
  • 2018 Paraguay has eliminated malaria in announcement by the World Health organization
  • 2018 Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosário of Mozambique sacks the board of Lam Airlines after he is left stranded when a plane runs out of fuel
  • 2020 America officially begins withdrawing from the World Health Organization
  • 2020 Zoonotic diseases, which jump from animals to humans, are increasing due to unsustainable farming and climate change according to new report by the UN

Historic Event

2021 Mary Simon is named Canada's first indigenous Governor General by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Historic Event

2022 Dramatic day in British politics as more than 40 government ministers and aides withdraw their support from PM Boris Johnson and resign, a 24 hour record [1]

  • 2022 First ever joint appearance by MI5 head Ken McCallum and the FBI Director Christopher A. Wray, warning China is the "biggest long-term threat to our economic and national security" [1]
  • 2022 Rocco Morabito, Italian second-most wanted and one of the world's most power drug brokers extradited from Brazil to Italy, after being on the run for 28 years [1]