July, on this day
Henry II of England dies and is succeeded by Richard
is crowned king of Lithuania.
1348 Papal bull of Pope Clement VI protecting Jews during the Black
Hus is burned at the stake.
1483 England's King
Richard III crowned
1484 Portuguese sea captain Diogo
Cão finds the mouth of Congo River.
Italian War: Battle
of Fornovo Charles VIII defeats the Holy League, but ultimately
ends his attempted conquest of Italy.
Thomas More, English statesman and Lord Chancellor, is executed
on Tower Hill in London for treason - refusing to accept, officially
and publicly, Henry VIII as head of the Church of England
1553 Death of King Edward VI of England - succeeded by Queen
1560 The Treaty
of Edinburgh is signed by Scotland and England.
War: 4,000 Swedish troops under Gustavus
Adolphus land in Pomerania, Germany.
1685 The Battle
of Sedgemoor in Somerset - the last major battle to be fought
on English soil. King James II defeats a rebellion by the Duke of
1687 Newton publishes "Principia"
William Kidd arrested in Boston
1776 Dec of Ind announced on front page of the "PA Evening Gazette"
1777 British Gen Burgoyne captures Fort
Ticonderoga from Americans
1785 Congress resolves US currency named "dollar" and adopts
1798 US law makes aliens "liable to be apprehended, restrained,...
removed as alien enemies"
Wells Brown publishes "Clotel,"
1st novel by black American
1854 In Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the U.S. Republican
Party is held.
1863 Northern Territory passes from New South Wales to South Australia
1885 French chemist Louis
Pasteur administers his first successful treatment of an anti-rabies
1886 Horlick's of Wisconsin offers 1st malted milk to public
Kalakaua, monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is forced at gunpoint,
at the hands of Americans, to sign the Bayonet
Constitution giving Americans more power in Hawaii while stripping
Hawaiian citizens of their rights.
Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.
steelworkers in Homestead, Pa 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
1903 In US, George Wyman arrives in NYC by motorcycle 51 days out
1907 Opening of Brooklands,
in England - the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit
1907 In Ireland, the state jewels of the Order
of St Patrick are stolen from Dublin Castle
Peary's expedition sails from NYC for the north pole
1912 5th Olympic games in Stockholm opens
1917 Arabian troops led by Lawrence
of Arabia and Auda ibu Tayi capture Aqaba from the Turks during
R-34 lands in NY, 1st airship to cross Atlantic (108 hr)
of Soviet Socialist Republics formed
1924 1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, US-England
1928 In New York, the screening of the first film to include sound
- 'The Lights of New York'.
1928 Worlds largest hailstone 1« lbs (17') falls in Potter Nebraska
1935 On this day Tenzin Gyatso was born. When he was two he was identified
as the 13th Dalai Lama reborn and was enthroned as the 14th Dalai
Lama at fifteen
1935 Helen Wills Moody wins her 7th Wimbeldon championship
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 The last remaining Jewish enterprises in Germany are closed.
1942 World War II: Jewish diarist Anne
Frank and her family take refuge from the Nazis by hiding in the
attic of a house in Amsterdam
1944 In America, fire-eaters accidentally start a fire inside the
main tent of the
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - more than 160
1945 Nicaragua becomes 1st nation to formally accept UN Charter
1947 The AK-47
goes into production in the Soviet Union.
1952 The final service for the last tram to run in London
Gibson became 1st black tennis player to win Wimbledon
1958 Alaska becomes the 49th state
1959 Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic
1960 Dr Barbara Moore completes a 3,207 mile walk from LA to NYC
1964 In London, the premiere of the Beatles' film 'Hard Day's Night'.
1964 Malawi (then Nyasaland) gains independence from Britain (Natl
1965 Rock group "Jefferson
1966 Malawi becomes a republic within the British Commonwealth - with
Dr Hastings Banda its first president
of a civil war in Nigeria following a declaration of independence
House Plumbers unit formed to plug news leaks
1975 Comoros declare independence from France (most of them)
1976 Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station
1978 The Taunton
sleeping car fire occurred in Taunton, Somerset killing twelve
1978 Israeli jet fighters swooped over mostly Muslim West Beirut
1978 In the Houses of Parliament in London, three bags of horse manure
are hurled from the public gallery in the House of Commons during
a debate on Scottish Home Rule. Yana Mintoff, daughter of the Prime
Minister of Malta, is later arrested and fined
Phinney became the first American cyclist to win a road stage
of the Tour de France.
1987 1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India
Salinas de Gortari elected president of Mexico
Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea is destroyed by
explosions and fires. 167 oil workers are killed, making it the world's
worst offshore oil disaster.
1989 The Israeli
405 Bus slaughter in which 14 bus passengers were killed when
an Arab assaulted the bus driver as the bus was driving by the edge
of a cliff.
the Movie" with Tiffany, premiers
1991 Stefi Graf beats Gabriela
Sabatini for Wimbeldon championship
1994 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser
Arafat jointly receive a United Nations Peace Prize in Paris
1998 Hong Kong's Kai
Tak Airport is closed and the new Hong Kong International Airport
at Chek Lap Kok becomes operational.
1999 US 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 The 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 to these stars in 2036,
2040, 2044, 2044 and 2049 respectively
2006 The Nathula
Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian
War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.
occurred on 6th July :
1747 John Paul
Jones naval hero ("I have not yet begun to fight")
1796 Nicholas I Russia, Tsar (1825-55)
1818 Adolf Anderssen Prussia, world chess champion (1851-66)
1859 Verner von Heidenstam Sweden, poet/novelist (Nobel 1916)
1878 Eino Leino Finland, poet/playwright/novelist (El m„n Koreus)
1884 Harold Vanderbilt NY, America Cup (1930,34,37)/inv contract bridge
19-- Gwenn Mitchell Morristown NJ, actress (Joan-Amy Prentiss)
19-- James Kiberd actor (Trevor Dillon-Loving)
19-- Tom Wiggin actor (As the World Turns, Mike-Breaking Away)
1903 Axel Theorell Sweden, biochemist, studied enzymes (Nobel 1955)
1904 Robert Whitney Newcastle-on-Tyne England, conductor (Sospiro
1915 Dorothy Kirsten Montclair NJ, soprano (A Time to Sing)
1917 Dorothy Kirsten Montclair NJ, opera singer (The Chevy Show)
1918 Eugene List Phila Penn, pianist/prof (Eastman School of Music)
1918 Sebastian Cabot London, actor (Mr French-Family Affair)
1922 William Schallert LA Calif, actor (Martin-Patty Duke Show)
1923 Nancy Davis Reagan NY, 1st Lady (1981-89)
1924 Robert M White pilot (X-15)
1925 Bill Haley Mich, (& the Comets-Rock Around the Clock)
1925 Merv Griffin San Mateo Calif, TV host (Merv Griffin Show)
1927 Janet Leigh Merced Cal, actress, She's in the shower (Psycho,
1927 Nicky Hilton heir to his father Conrad Hilton's vast international
1927 Pat Paulsen comedian, presidential candidate (Smothers Bros Show)
1927 Susan Cabot Boston, actress (Carnival Rock)
1932 Della Reese Detroit, singer/actress (Della Reese Show, Royal
1937 Gene Chandler [Eugene Dixon], Chicago, rocker (Duke of Earl)
1937 Ned Beatty Lexington Ky, actor (Deliverance, Repossed, Network)
1937 Vladimir Ashkenazy Gorkey Rus, pianist/conductor (Tchakowsky-1961)
1939 Helena Dupont US, equestrian 3-day even (Olympic-33rd place-1964)
1939 Mary Peters England, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1972)
1940 Viktor Kuzkin USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964, 68,
1945 Burt Ward LA Calif, actor (Robin-Batman)
1946 Fred Dryer Hawthone Calif, NFLer (NY Giants, LA Rams)/actor (Hunter)
1946 Jamie Wyeth Penn, artist (An American Vision-Boston)
1946 Rick Hunter actor
1946 Sylvester Stallone NYC, actor/director (Rocky, Rambo, Cobra)
1948 Brad Park Toronto, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)
1949 Shelly Hack Greenwich Ct, actress (Tiffany-Charlie's Angel)
1950 Sultan Rakhmanov Super heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1980)
1954 Allyce Beasley Bkln, actress (Agnes Dipesto-Moonlighting)
1956 Matt Bahr NFL kicker (NY Giants)
1957 Ron Duguay Canada, hockey player (NY Rangers, Detroit Red Wings)
1959 John Keeble rocker (Spandau Ballet-True)
1965 Glenn Scarpelli Staten Is NY, actor (Alex-One Day At a Time,
1969 Michael Grant vocalist (Musical Youth)
1971 Kari Kupcinet Chicago, actress (Julie Sanderson-Young & Restless)
Deaths which occurred
on July 6th:
1189 Henry II King of England (1154-89), dies at 56
1415 Jan Hus burned for heresy by the Church at Constance, Germany
1476 Regiomontanus [Johannes Mller of K”nigsberg], dies
1535 Sir Thomas More executed in England for treason
1962 William Faulkner author, inventor of Yoknapatawpha Co, dies at
1971 Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong jazz musician (Hello Dolly),
dies at 70
1972 Brandon De Wilde actor (Jamie), dies at 30 in a car crash
1973 Patrick McVey actor (Manhunt, Big Town), dies at 63
1980 Gail Patrick actress (My Man Godfrey), dies of leukemia at 69
1982 Russell Thorson actor (One Man's Family), dies at 72
1990 Paul Wynne KGO-TV SF reporter, dies of AIDS at 46