6 JULY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • John Paul Jones, 1747
  • Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, 1832
  • Roger W. Babson, 1875
  • Frida Kahlo, 1907
  • George Cukor, 1907
  • Dorothy Kirsten, 1910
  • Nancy Reagan, 1921
  • Merv Griffin, 1925
  • Bill Haley, 1925
  • Pat Paulsen, 1927
  • Janet Leigh, 1927
  • Della Reese, 1932
  • Dave Allen, 1936
  • Vladimir Ashkenazy, 1937
  • Ned Beatty, 1937
  • George W. Bush, 1946
  • Sylvester Stallone, 1946
  • Shelley Hack, 1949
  • Allyce Beasley, 1954
  • Jennifer Saunders, 1958

Died On This Day:

  • King Henry II, 1189
  • Jan Hus burned at stake, 1415
  • Sir Thomas More beheaded, 1535
  • King Edward VI, 1553
  • Guy de Maupassant, 1893
  • Kenneth Grahame, 1932
  • Aneurin Bevan, 1960
  • J. P. Marquand, 1960
  • William Faulkner, 1962
  • Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong, 1971
  • Brandon De Wilde killed, 1972
  • Otto Klemperer, 1973
  • Janos Kadar, 1989
  • Jim Samuels, 1990
  • Roy Rogers, 1998
  • John Frankenheimer, 2002
  • Buddy Ebsen, 2003
  • Robert McNamara, 2009

Today's Events:

  • 1189 - Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) accedes the throne of England upon the death of his father, Henry II.
  • 1439 - Decree of Union unites Latin and Greek churches.
  • 1483 - Coronation of Richard III.
  • 1785 - Continental Congress decrees that decimal system of money be adopted - dollar is first decimal money anywhere.
  • 1827 - Treaty of London recognizes autonomy of Greece.
  • 1854 - Republican Party formally established at Jackson, Mississippi by former Whigs and Free-Soilers.
  • 1858 - Shoe manufacturing machine patented by Lyman Reed Blake of Abington, Mass.
  • 1885 - Louis Pasteur gave the first human anti-rabies shot.
  • 1917 - T.E. Lawrence takes Aqaba with his Arab forces.
  • 1923 - USSR formally constituted as Russia, White Russia, Transcaucasia and the Ukraine merge.
  • 1928 - Warner Brothers' 'Lights of New York' first all-talking picture opens at Strand Theatre, N.Y.
  • 1933 - American League defeats National League in first All-Star baseball game at Comiskey Park.
  • 1944 - Ringling Brothers tent catches fire in Hartford killing 168 as 'Stars and Stripes Forever' plays on.
  • 1957 - Althea Gibson becomes the first black tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title, defeating fellow American Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2.
  • 1967 - Civil War in Nigeria.
  • 2018 - 12:01 a.m. - President Trump's trade war against China's $34 billiion exports begins.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Mary Goretti
  • Moninne
  • Sexburga
  • Godelive

Holiday:

  • Independence for Malawi (1964), Comoros (1975)
  • Feast of St. Thomas More
  • Martyrdom of Jan Hus day in Czechoslovakia

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JAGANNATH, RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • NEBUTA, Japanese Festival at peak of summer to drive off lethargy
  • SOMA NOMAOI, Japanese Festival of samurai equestrian displays

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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