On This Day in History

for Monday 6th July, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 217

1348 - Papal bull of Pope Clement VI issued during the Black Death stating Jews not to blame and urging their protection
1885 - Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine
1967 - Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade starting Nigerian Civil war
1970 - California passes 1st "no fault" divorce law
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.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 222

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 13

1877 - Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (37) weds Antonina Miliukova (29) at the Church of Saint George in Moscow, Russia
1893 - British Prince George Duke of York (later George V) marries Princess Victoria of Teck (Queen Mary) at St James's Palace
1953 - "James Bond" actor Roger Moore (25) weds Welsh singer Dorothy Squires (38) in Jersey City
1956 - Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot
1966 - American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 4th wife Nancy Hackett

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

1960 - Actress Bette Davis (52) divorces actor Gary Merrill (46) after almost 10 years of marriage
2009 - Actress Rachael Bella (25) divorces "Terminator 2" actor Eddie Furlong (31) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 3 of 119

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 212


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