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Calendar for July 6th, 2013

1180s

  • Died 1189: Henry II of England

  • 1240s

  • Died 1249: Alexander II of Scotland

  • 1530s

  • Died 1535: Sir Thomas More (author, martyr)

  • 1550s

  • Died 1553: Edward VI, King of England

  • 1690s

  • 1699: Notorious pirate Captain William Kidd ("Captain Kidd") seized in Boston

  • 1750s

  • Born 1755: John Flaxman (sculptor)

  • 1770s

  • 1776: Pennsylvania Evening Post first newspaper to publish Declaration of Independence

  • 1850s

  • Born 1859: Verner Von Heidenstam (poet)

  • 1880s

  • 1885: French scientist Louis Pasteur successfully tested a vaccine against rabies on a boy bitten by an infected dog

  • 1910s

  • Born 1915: LaVerne Andrews (singer)

  • 1919: First Atlantic crossing by a dirigible completed, Scotland to N.Y.

  • 1920s

  • Born 1921: Nancy Davis Reagan (U.S. First Lady)

  • Born 1925: Merv Griffin (entertainer)

  • Born 1925: Bill Haley (musician)

  • 1930s

  • 1933: First major league All-Star baseball game was played at Chicago's Comiskey Park

  • Born 1937: Vladimir Ashkenazy (pianist)

  • 1940s

  • 1944: The main tent of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus went up in flames during a performance in Hartford, Connecticut; over 165 people died and many more were injured

  • Born 1946: George W. Bush (43rd U.S. president)

  • 1947: Candid Microphone made its radio debut

  • 1950s

  • Born 1951: Geoffrey Rush (actor)

  • Born 1954: Sylvester Stallone (actor)

  • Born 1957: Ronald Duguay (hockey player)

  • 1957: Althea Gibson won the Wimbledon championship becoming the first African American athlete to do so

  • Born 1958: Jennifer Saunders (actress)

  • 1960s

  • 1962: A nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site caused the largest manmade crater in the United States (Sedan Crater).

  • 1964: The first Beatles film, A Hard Day's Night, premiered

  • 1970s

  • Died 1971: Louis Armstrong (musician)

  • Born 1976: 50 Cent (rapper)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1998: Roy Rogers, "King of the Cowboys"

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: John Frankenheimer (director)

  • Died 2002: William Ruger (founder of Sturm, Ruger)

  • 2002: Fires in Quebec brought smoke to northeastern U.S.

  • Died 2003: Buddy Ebsen (actor)

  • 2004: Queen Elizabeth II dedicated and formally opened a $6.5 million oval granite water fountain in honor of Princess Diana in Hyde Park

  • Died 2004: Austrian President Thomas Klestil died after suffering a heart attack only two days before he was due to leave office

  • Died 2006: Kasey Rogers (actress)


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