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Calendar for July 6th, 2013

Died 1189: Henry II of England

Died 1249: Alexander II of Scotland

Died 1535: Sir Thomas More (author, martyr)

Died 1553: Edward VI, King of England

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

Born 1755: John Flaxman (sculptor)

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

Born 1859: Verner Von Heidenstam (poet)

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

Born 1915: LaVerne Andrews (singer)

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

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

Born 1925: Bill Haley (musician)

Born 1925: Merv Griffin (entertainer)

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

Born 1937: Vladimir Ashkenazy (pianist)

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

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)

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

Died 1971: Louis Armstrong (musician)

Born 1976: 50 Cent (rapper)

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

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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