Historical Events on 6th July

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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.
1590 - English admiral Francis Drake takes Portuguese Forts at Taag
Vice Admiral and Navigator Francis DrakeVice Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake 1609 - Majesteitsbrief: Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemia freedom of religion
1621 - Dutch gov-gen 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
Pirate Legend William KiddPirate Legend William Kidd 1699 - Pirate Capt William Kidd is captured in Boston
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
1776 - American Declaration of Independence announced on front page of "PA Evening Gazette"
1777 - British Gen Burgoyne captures Fort Ticonderoga from Americans
1782 - British-French sea battle at Negapatam (off India)
1785 - Congress unanimously resolves US currency named "dollar" & adopts decimal coinage
1787 - French government proclaims end to stamp/land tax
1787 - Orange troops occupy Area at Duurstede
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
1848 - Mexican-American War ended with the Treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo
Abolitionist Frederick DouglassAbolitionist Frederick Douglass 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 (Jackson, Mich)
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
1864 - Battle of Chattahoochee River, GA [->JUL 10] US730 CS600
1869 - Black candidate for lt governor of Va, Dr J H Harris, defeated
1882 - 14 Russian Jews from Bilu arrive in Jaffa, Palestine
Bacteriologist Louis PasteurBacteriologist Louis Pasteur 1885 - Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine
1886 - Horlick's of Wisconsin offers 1st malted milk to public
1887 - 4th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Hillyard (6-2 6-0)
1892 - Dr Jose Rizal forms League Filipina
1892 - Striking steel workers in Homestead, Pa, 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
1903 - George Wyman arrives in NYC by motorcycle 51 days out of SF
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
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt26th US President Theodore Roosevelt 1904 - The US Democratic Party nominates little known New York judge Alton B Parker for presidential nominee - virtually assuring the election of Theodore Roosevelt
1905 - Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the second time.
1908 - Robert Peary's expedition sails from NYC for north pole
1912 - Donald Lippincott runs world record 100m (10.6)
1917 - T E Lawrence captures port of Aqaba from Turks
1919 - British R-34 lands in NY, 1st airship to cross Atlantic (108 hr)
1919 - William Veeck, sportswriter, replaces Fred Mitchell as Cubs president
1920 - Yankees score 14 in 5th inning & beat Washington Senators, 17-0
1922 - Dutch auto/airplane manufacturer Trompenburg declares bankruptcy
1923 - 36th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats K McKane (6-2 6-2)
1923 - Rail crash on New Zealand's main trunk line; 17 killed and 28 injured
1924 - 1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, US-England
1928 - 1st all-talking motion picture shown in NY (Lights of NY)
1928 - Worlds largest record hailstone 1.5 lbs (7 inchs in diameter) at the time falls in Potter, Nebraska
1928 - 48th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: René Lacoste beats Henri Cochet (6-1 4-6 6-4 6-2)
1929 - St Louis has 2, 10 run innings & beats Phillies 28-6
1929 - 49th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet beats Jean Borotra (6-4 6-3 6-4)
1931 - 35th US Golf Open: Billy Burke shoots a 292 at Inverness Club Ohio
1932 - 1st class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents
1932 - Cubs shortstop Bill Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1933 - 1st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Babe Ruth hits first All Star home run
1934 - 47th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Dorothy Little beats H Jacobs (6-2 5-7 6-3)
1934 - 54th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats J Crawford (6-3 6-0 7-5)
1935 - 48th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats H Jacobs (6-3 3-6 7-5)
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 All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
1939 - German Nazis close last Jewish enterprises
Baseball Player Lou GehrigBaseball Player Lou Gehrig 1941 - NY Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield
1942 - 10th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Polo Grounds, New York
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 at Kursk: 25,000 German killed
1943 - US destroyer William D Porter [Willie Dee] launched
1944 - 170 die in a fire at Ringling Bros Circus in Hartford Conn
1944 - French General Charles de Gaulle arrives in Washington, DC
US General George S. PattonUS General George S. Patton 1944 - US General Patton lands in France
1945 - Nicaragua becomes 1st nation to formally accept UN Charter
1945 - US President Harry Truman signs executive order establishing Medal of Freedom
1945 - Wash Senator Rick Ferrell catches a record 1,722 games
1945 - Abbott and Costello's film "The Naughty Nineties" released featuring longest version their "Who's on First" routine.
1946 - "St Louis Woman" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 113 perfs
1946 - 53rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Pauline Betz beats Louise Brough (6-2 6-4)
1946 - 60th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Yvon Petra beats G Brown (6-2 6-4 7-9 5-7 6-4)
Comedian and Actor Lou CostelloComedian and Actor Lou Costello 1947 - The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
1949 - Cin Red Walker Cooper gets 10 RBIs
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 - 65th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Dick Savitt beats Ken McGregor (6-4 6-4 6-4)
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 - 70th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ken Rosewall (6-2 4-6 7-5 6-4)
1956 - 85th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 286 at Hoylake England
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew HoadTennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad 1956 - Ford Frick inaugurates Cy Young Award, to honor to outstanding pitcher
1956 - Indians' Jim Busby hits a grand slam in two consecutive at bats
1957 - John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner
1957 - 64th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (6-3 6-2)
1957 - Harry S Truman Library forms in Independence, Missouri
1958 - Adolfo Lopez Mateos elected pres of Mexico
1958 - Alaska becomes 49th state
1959 - 5th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1959 - Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic
1959 - WENH TV channel 11 in Durham, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 1960 - Dr Barbara Moore completes a 3,207 mile walk from LA to NYC
1961 - Portuguese ship explodes near Mozambique, kills 300
1962 - 76th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61)
1962 - Emir Said al-Djazairi takes van Algerian throne in Syria
1962 - Mantle hits his 3rd & 4th consecutive homer
1962 - Nuclear test shot Sedan; part of Operation Plowshare.
1963 - 70th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: M Smith beats Billie J King (63 64)
1963 - 77th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: C McKinley beats Fred Stolle (97 61 64)
Tennis Player Rod LaverTennis Player Rod Laver 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 - Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade starting Nigerian Civil war
1968 - 75th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats J Tegart (97 75)
1968 - Sacharov publishes "Manifest of 10,000 words"
1969 - Filming begins on "Ned Kelly" starring Mick Jagger
Tennis Legend Billie Jean KingTennis Legend Billie Jean King 1969 - Frente Obrero y Liberacion (FOL) forms in Curacao
1970 - California passes 1st "no fault" divorce law
1970 - Italian Rumor government resigns
1970 - Baseball player NY Met Tommie Agee hits for the cycle
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
Tennis Legend Jimmy ConnorsTennis Legend Jimmy Connors 1974 - 88th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats K Rosewall (61 61 64)
1975 - Argentine government falls
1975 - Comoros declare independence from France (most of them)
1975 - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes Sonate for alto opus 147
1975 - Susie McAllister wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic
1976 - Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station
1977 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1978 - Israeli jet fighters swooped over mostly Moslem West Beirut
1978 - The Taunton sleeping car fire occurred in Taunton, Somerset killing twelve people.
1979 - 86th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-4 6-4)
Tennis Legend Chris EvertTennis Legend Chris Evert 1979 - IRA bomb explodes in British consulate in Antwerp
1980 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1980 - France performs nuclear test
1980 - Steve Carlton (14-4) pitches most strikeouts by a lefty (2,836)
1983 - 54th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-3 at Comiskey Park, Chicago
1983 - Supreme Court rules retirement plans can't pay women less
1983 - Fred Lynn of Angels hits All Star game 1st grand slam (AL wins 13-3)
1986 - 100th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (64 63 75)
Tennis Legend Boris BeckerTennis Legend Boris Becker 1986 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship
1986 - Bob Horner becomes 11th player to hit 4 home runs in a game
1986 - Ex-minister Arturo Tolentino failed coup in Philippines
1986 - Premier Nakasones Liberal Democr Party wins Japan's election
1987 - 1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India
1987 - Pakistan score their 1st innings win over England, at Leeds
1987 - USSR performs nuclear test
1988 - Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected president of Mexico
1988 - North Sea oil platform Piper Alpha explodes, 166 die
1988 - Wrestler Jake Roberts convicted of battery
MLB Third Baseman Mike SchmidtMLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt 1989 - Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt elected to start All Star game
1989 - US marshals & FCC seize pirate radio station WHOT in Brooklyn
1990 - "Jetson's the Movie" with Tiffany, premieres
1990 - After pitching a no-hitter lose, NY Yankee Andy Hawkins pitches a complete 12 inn game & loses 2-0
1991 - 98th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats G Sabatini (6-4 3-6 8-6)
1992 - Fay Vincent institutes plans to realign NL
1993 - Graham Thorpe scores 114 on Test Cricket debut, England v Australia
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 1st CFL game (vs Ottawa)
1994 - "Forrest Gump", starring Tom Hanks, robin wright, and Gary Sinise, is released
1995 - Lottie Dod, 15, beats Blanch Bingley at Wimbledon
1995 - Venezuela's Congress approves the country's first investment law allowing for foreign participation in oil exploration and production
1996 - 103rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: S Graf beats Aranxta S Vicaro (6-3, 7-5)
1996 - Yankee John Weteland sets record of 20th cons saves en route to 24
1997 - "Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical," closes at Royale NYC after 109 perfs
Tennis Player Pete SamprasTennis Player Pete Sampras 1997 - 111th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats C Pioline (64 62 64)
1997 - Jamie Farr Kroger Classic
1997 - Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Classic
1997 - Montreal Expos retire Andre Dawson's uniform #10
1997 - Wimbledon Gigi Fernandez & Natasha Zvereva beat N Arendt & M Bollegraf
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.
MLB Star Andre DawsonMLB Star Andre Dawson 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.

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