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.

Crazy History Lesson: How the Rabies Vaccine Came to Be (National Geographic verified YouTube channel video)
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…

100th anniversary celebration of the birth of Nancy Reagan at at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (Reagan Foundation YouTube channel video)
Nancy Reagan: From Hollywood to First Lady and Beyond – Fast Facts (History verified YouTube channel video)

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.  

Merv Griffin Show Box Set- Extended Highlights Reel (Merv Griffin Show YouTube channel video)

1925 : Bill Haley the American musician was born in Highland Park, Michigan, USA (died in 1981 aged 55).

Bill Haley His Comets Rock Around The Clock OST 1956 Remastered And Colorized (Old Tapes YouTube channel video) over 200,000 views

1942 : ANNE FRANK and her family went into hiding in their secret annexe, above her father’s office workplace, in an Amsterdam warehouse.

Inside Anne Frank House (Negative Nomad) over 725,000 views
Who Was Anne Frank? (History verified YouTube channel video) over 1.6 million views

1946 : GEORGE W. BUSH the 43rd President of the United States was born in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

George W. Bush – The Best Bushisms (NBC Universal Archives YouTube channel video) over 2 million views
President George W. Bush in 2021 talking about friendship with Michelle Obama, immigration, UFOs & Trump’s Inauguration (Jimmy Kimmel Live verified YouTube channel video) over 1.8 million views

1946 : SYLVESTER STALLONE the American actor was born Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone in New York City, USA. Official website : SylvesterStallone.com

Sylvester Stallone on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon talking about his movie The Expendables 3 and the time he auditioned for the first Star Wars film (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon verified YouTube channel video) over 32 million views
Rocky 1976 original movie trailer (Movie Classic Trailers verified YouTube channel video)

1947 : The AK-47 went into production in Russia.

The Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle went into production on the 6th July in 1947 (HistoryPod YouTube channel video)

1951 : Geoffrey Rush (AC) the Australian actor was born in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.

Geoffrey Rush winning Best Actor : Susan Sarandon presenting Geoffrey Rush the Oscar® for Best Actor for his performance in “Shine” at the 69th Academy Awards® in 1997 (Oscars verified YouTube channel video)

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.

Althea Gibson’s 1957 Wimbledon Win (Decades TV Network YouTube channel video)

1958 : Jennifer Saunders the English actress and comedian was born in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England.

Christmas TV With Interrupting Mother on the French & Saunders comedy series in the Christmas Special ’88 (BBC Comedy Greats verified YouTube channel video)
Spa Day (Absolutely Fabulous YouTube channel video)

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.

Lennon and McCartney meet for the first time on the 6th of July in 1957 (HistoryPod verified YouTube channel video)

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

Gay Byrne’s final Late Late Show in 1999 after almost 37 years as the show’s host (CR’s Video Vaults YouTube channel video)
The Late Late Show returns promo in 2014 (The Late Late Show YouTube channel video)

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

Daniel Andrews declares coronavirus curfew across metropolitan Melbourne (Guardian News verified YouTube channel video)

1975 : 50 Cent the American rapper was born Curtis James Jackson III in Queens, New York City, USA. Official website : 50cent.com

50 Cent – Candy Shop featuring Olivia official music video – song released in 2003 (50 Cent verified YouTube channel video) over 691 million views

1998 : ROY ROGERS the American singer and actor died aged 86 (born in 1911).

Roy Rogers obituary on the CBS Evening News (LookWhatEyeFound YouTube channel video)
The Tragic Real-Life Story Of Roy Rogers (OSSA verified YouTube channel video) over 435,000 views
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

The Charlie Daniels Band – The Devil Went Down to Georgia (Charlie Daniels verified YouTube channel video) over 9 million views

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