What happened this day in history July 6

What are the important events that happened on July 6? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 6: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 6 is the 188th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 178 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 23, 2024 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,720,224,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaoctacontaoctagon’ day.

Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 207 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 4,215 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 6 Historical Events

  • 1044
    The Battle of Ménfő between troops led by Emperor Henry III and Magyar forces led by King Samuel takes place.
  • 1609
    Bohemia is granted freedom of religion.
  • 1785
    The dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States.
  • 1854
    In Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the United States Republican Party is held.
  • 1905
    Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the second time.
  • 1917
    World War I: Arabian troops led by T. E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of Arabia”) and Auda ibu Tayi capture Aqaba from the Ottoman Empire during the Arab Revolt.
  • 1939
    Holocaust: the last remaining Jewish enterprises in Germany are closed.
  • 1944
    The Hartford Circus Fire, one of America’s worst fire disasters, kills approximately 168 people and injures over 700 in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • 1988
    The 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.
  • 2003
    The 70-metre Eupatoria Planetary Radar sends a METI message (Cosmic Call 2) to 5 stars: Hip 4872, HD 245409, 55 Cancri (HD 75732), HD 10307 and 47 Ursae Majoris (HD 95128). The messages will arrive to these stars in 2036, 2040, 2044 and 2049 respectively.

Who were born on July 6?

  • 1818
    Adolf Anderssen, German chess player (d. 1879)
  • 1925
    Merv Griffin, American television show host (d. 2007)
  • 1933
    Frank Austin, English footballer
  • 1940
    Jeannie Seely, American country music singer
  • 1941
    Reinhard Roder, German football player and manager
  • 1945
    Rodney Matthews, English fantasy artist and illustrator
  • 1951
    Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor
  • 1963
    Todd Burns, American baseball player
  • 1969
    Brian Van Holt, American actor
  • 1980
    Kenny Deuchar, Scottish Footballer and Doctor

Who died on July 6?

  • 1017
    Genshin, Japanese Tendai scholar (b. 942)
  • 1553
    King Edward VI of England (b. 1537)
  • 1684
    Peter Gunning, English royalist churchman (b. 1614)
  • 1768
    Conrad Beissel, German-born religious leader (b. 1690)
  • 1883
    Ciprian Porumbescu, Romanian composer (b. 1853)
  • 1901
    Prince Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1819)
  • 1932
    Kenneth Grahame, English author (b. 1859)
  • 1964
    Claude V. Ricketts, United States naval admiral (b. 1906)
  • 1979
    Van McCoy, American music producer, musician, songwriter and orchestra leader (b. 1940)
  • 2008
    Bobby Durham, American jazz drummer (b. 1937)

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