1400s / 15th century history on the 6th of July
1483 : Richard III was crowned King of England. He was the last English king to die in battle, after he was slain at the Battle of Bosworth Field, during the last decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses.
1800s / 19th century history on the 6th of July
1885 : Louis Pasteur successfully tested his vaccine against rabies on 9 year old Joseph Meister, who was bitten badly by a rabid dog.
1900s / 20th century history on the 6th of July
1921 : NANCY REAGAN the American actress and 42nd First Lady of the United States was born Anne Frances Robbins in New York City, USA (died in 2016 aged 94). 2021 Live video : 100th anniversary celebration of the birth of Nancy Reagan at at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, in the Reagan Library’s main courtyard. The program includes keynote remarks by former Governor of California and friend of President and Mrs. Reagan’s Pete Wilson…
1925 : MERV GRiFFiN the American television host and media mogul was born in San Mateo, California, USA (died in 2007 aged 82). He is best known for his talk show, The Merv Griffin Show, and also for creating the internationally popular game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.
1925 : Bill Haley the American musician was born in Highland Park, Michigan, USA (died in 1981 aged 55).
1942 : ANNE FRANK and her family went into hiding in their secret annexe, above her father’s office workplace, in an Amsterdam warehouse.
1946 : GEORGE W. BUSH the 43rd President of the United States was born in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
1946 : SYLVESTER STALLONE the American actor was born Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone in New York City, USA. Official website : SylvesterStallone.com
1947 : The AK-47 went into production in Russia.
1951 : Geoffrey Rush (AC) the Australian actor was born in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.
1957 : Althea Gibson became the 1st black athlete to win the Wimbledon tennis championships. In the previous year she became the 1st African American to win a Grand Slam title, which was the French Championships in 1956.
1958 : Jennifer Saunders the English actress and comedian was born in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England.
1957 : John Lennon & Paul McCartney met each other for the first time, when they were teenagers, at a fete at St Peter’s Church in Woolton, Liverpool, 3 years before they formed the Beatles.
1962 : The world’s longest-running chat show by the same broadcaster, The Late Late Show, went on air for the first time, on RTÉ One in Ireland. Official website with Late Late Show info @ RTE.com
1972 : Daniel Andrews the Australian politician and 48th Premier of Victoria was born in Williamstown, Victoria, Australia. He is internationally recognized for enforcing the strictest and longest COViD-19 lock downs in the world, during the pandemic, which included creating curfews for over 5 million Melbourne residents. Official website : DanAndrews.com.au
1975 : 50 Cent the American rapper was born Curtis James Jackson III in Queens, New York City, USA. Official website : 50cent.com
1998 : ROY ROGERS the American singer and actor died aged 86 (born in 1911).
2000s / 21st century history on the 6th of July
2020 : Charlie Daniels the American musician died aged 83 (born in 1936). He is best known for his hit song The Devil Went Down to Georgia in 1979. Official website : CharlieDaniels.com
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