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July 6th, 2006 (July 06 2006)EventThe Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.
July 6th, 2003 (July 06 2003)EventThe 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.
July 6th, 1999 (July 06 1999)EventU.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.
July 6th, 1998 (July 06 1998)EventHong Kong s Kai Tak Airport is closed and the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok becomes operational.
July 6th, 1989 (July 06 1989)EventThe Israeli 405 Bus slaughter in which 14 bus passengers were killed when an Arab assaulted the bus driver as the bus was driving by the edge of a cliff.
July 6th, 1988 (July 06 1988)EventThe Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea is destroyed by explosions and fires. 167 oil workers are killed, making it the world s worst offshore oil disaster.
July 6th, 1986 (July 06 1986)EventDavis Phinney became the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France.
July 6th, 1978 (July 06 1978)EventThe Taunton sleeping car fire occurred in Taunton, Somerset killing twelve people.
July 6th, 1975 (July 06 1975)EventThe Comoros declare independence from France.
July 6th, 1967 (July 06 1967)EventBiafran War: Nigerian forces invade Biafra, beginning the war.
July 6th, 1966 (July 06 1966)EventMalawi becomes a republic, with Hastings Banda as the first President.
July 6th, 1964 (July 06 1964)EventMalawi declares its independence from the United Kingdom.
July 6th, 1962 (July 06 1962)EventNuclear test shot Sedan; part of Operation Plowshare.
July 6th, 1957 (July 06 1957)EventAlthea Gibson wins the Wimbledon championships, becoming the first black athlete to do so.
July 6th, 1947 (July 06 1947)EventThe AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
July 6th, 1944 (July 06 1944)EventThe Hartford Circus Fire, one of America s worst fire disasters, kills approximately 168 people and injures over 700 in Hartford, Connecticut.
July 6th, 1942 (July 06 1942)EventAnne Frank and her family went into hiding in the "Secret Annexe" above her father s office in an Amsterdam warehouse.Anne Frank Quotes
July 6th, 1939 (July 06 1939)EventHolocaust: The last remaining Jewish enterprises in Germany are closed.
July 6th, 1936 (July 06 1936)EventA major breach of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading 200 feet into the River Irwell.
July 6th, 1933 (July 06 1933)EventThe first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played in Chicago s Comiskey Park. The American League defeats the National League, 4-2.
July 6th, 1919 (July 06 1919)EventThe British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
July 6th, 1917 (July 06 1917)EventWorld War I: Arabian troops led by Lawrence of Arabia and Auda ibu Tayi capture Aqaba from the Turks during the Arab Revolt.
July 6th, 1908 (July 06 1908)EventRobert Peary sets sail for the Arctic on the expedition on which he later reaches the North Pole.
July 6th, 1905 (July 06 1905)EventAlfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the second time.
July 6th, 1893 (July 06 1893)EventThe small town of Pomeroy, Iowa, is nearly destroyed by a tornado that kills 71 people and injures 200.
July 6th, 1892 (July 06 1892)EventDadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.
July 6th, 1892 (July 06 1892)Event3,800 striking steelworkers engage in a day-long battle with Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike, leaving 10 dead and dozens wounded.
July 6th, 1887 (July 06 1887)EventDavid Kalakaua, monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is forced at gunpoint, at the hands of the Americans, to sign the Bayonet Constitution giving Americans more power in Hawaii while stripping Hawaiian citizens of their rights.
July 6th, 1885 (July 06 1885)EventLouis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies. The patient is Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.Louis Pasteur Quotes
July 6th, 1854 (July 06 1854)EventIn Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the United States Republican Party is held.
July 6th, 1801 (July 06 1801)EventBattle of Algeciras: The French navy are defeated by the British Royal Navy.
July 6th, 1785 (July 06 1785)EventThe dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States.
July 6th, 1777 (July 06 1777)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: Battle of Ticonderoga: Due to a bombardment by British artillery under General John Burgoyne, American forces retreat from Fort Ticonderoga, New York.
July 6th, 1630 (July 06 1630)EventThirty-Years War: 4,000 Swedish troops under Gustavus Adolphus land in Pomerania, Germany.
July 6th, 1609 (July 06 1609)EventBohemia is granted freedom of religion.
July 6th, 1573 (July 06 1573)EventCordoba, Argentina, is founded by Jeronimo Luis de Cabrera.
July 6th, 1560 (July 06 1560)EventThe Treaty of Edinburgh is signed by Scotland and England.
July 6th, 1535 (July 06 1535)EventSir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII.
July 6th, 1495 (July 06 1495)EventFirst Italian War: Battle of Fornovo: Charles VIII defeats the Holy League, but ultimately ends his attempted conquest of Italy.
July 6th, 1484 (July 06 1484)EventPortuguese sea captain Diogo Cao finds the mouth of the Congo River.Cao Cao Quotes
July 6th, 1483 (July 06 1483)EventRichard III is crowned King of England.
July 6th, 1415 (July 06 1415)EventJan Hus is burned at the stake.
July 6th, 1348 (July 06 1348)EventPapal bull of Pope Clement VI protecting Jews during the Black Death.
July 6th, 1253 (July 06 1253)EventMindaugas is crowned King of Lithuania.
July 6th, 1189 (July 06 1189)EventRichard the Lionheart is crowned King of England.
July 6th, 1044 (July 06 1044)EventThe Battle of Menfo takes place.

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