July 6 is the 187th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 178 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 6th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 6th in history!
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- International Kissing Day
- World Zoonoses Day
- Umbrella Cover Day
- National Fried Chicken Day
- Take Your Webmaster To Lunch Day
2020: America officially began to withdraw from the World Health Organization.
2013: Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash lands in San Francisco International Airport
The plane was en route to San Francisco from Incheon International Airport, South Korea. The crash, which killed 3 people and injured at least 190 others, was the first fatal incident involving a Boeing 777 since it came on the market in 1995.
2006: Nathula Pass, a trading post between India and China opens for business
The trading post had been closed since the Sino-Indian war of 1962. Part of the Silk Road, the pass connects Tibet with the Indian state of Sikkim.
1994: The Forrest Gump movie was released in the US.
1975: Comoros becomes independent
The Comoros Islands gained independence after about 137 years of French rule. Their official name is the Union of the Comoros.
1964: Malawi gains its independence from Britain
Between 1953 and 1963, the Southeast African country was part of a British controlled federation called Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. After dissolution of the federation and independence, Nyasaland changed its name to Malawi.
1912: King Gustaf V officially opens the fifth Summer Olympics in Stockholm
The international multi-event sports meet was the first such event in history to introduce the photo finish and automatic timing devices for track competitions. 28 countries, including Japan, participated in the games, making it the first time representatives from all 6 continents were present at an Olympics.
1986: The conductor Leonard Bernstein and his pregnant daughter Jamie comparing bellies, New York, 1986
1967: John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at a church dinner party.
1947: The Soviet Union started mass producing the AK-47 assault rifle.
The AK-47, designed by Russian inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov, was one of the world’s first mass-produced assault rifles. Now, 1 in 5 firearms worldwide are AK-47s, and there have been over 75 million made since this day.
1942: Anne Frank and her family take refuge in a secret sealed-off area of an Amsterdam warehouse in 1942
1912: King Gustaf V officially opens the fifth Summer Olympics in Stockholm in 1912.
1885: The first successful rabies vaccine was successfully tested on a 9-year-old boy in France.
Louis Pasteur had been working on a rabies vaccine in France for many years, and on this day, he administered the first vaccine to a human. Joseph Meister, the 9-year-old boy, was attacked by a “mad” dog on July 4 and received the vaccination 60 hours after the attack. Meister was given a course of 13 injections over three weeks and successfully became immune to rabies.
1785: The US adopted the name “dollars” and started using decimal coinage.
1776: The American Declaration of Independence was publicly released in the Pennsylvania Evening Post.
1348: Peak of Black Death, first papal bull issued for the plague.
Births On This Day, July 6
1946: George W. Bush, American politician, 43rd President of the United States
1935: 14th Dalai Lama, Tibetan Spiritual leader since 1950
1921: Nancy Reagan, American actress, 40th First Lady of the United States
1907: Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter
1781: Stamford Raffles, British statesman
Sylvester Stallone was born
George W. Bush was born
50 Cent was born
Deaths On This Day, July 6
1971: Louis Armstrong, American trumpeter, singer
1962: William Faulkner, American author, Nobel Prize laureate
1893: Guy de Maupassant, French writer
1835: John Marshall, American jurist, 4th Chief Justice of the United States
1553: Edward VI of England
Cameron Boyce died
Henry II of England died
Dhirubhai Ambani died