July 6 Events in History - July 6 Birthdays - July 6 Deaths
2015 Greek Minister of Finance Yanis Varoufakis steps down despite the outcome of a national referendum favoring his position against the bailout terms proposed by the E.U. and other creditors; economist Euclid Tsakalotos will take his place
2014 The state of Washington legalizes recreational marijuana, becoming the second U.S. state to do so after Colorado
2014 While the world economy is growing, forecasts have been reduced due to weak global investment spending and risks to U.S. growth stemming from potential Federal Reserve attempts to end stimulus efforts
2013 Sabine Lisicki of Germany is defeated at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships; Marion Bartoli of France wins the Ladies' Singles Final, earning her first Grand Slam singles title
2013 Egypt names Mohamed ElBaradei Prime Minister
2012 Yahoo and Facebook agree to settle a patent dispute, dropping lawsuits against each other and now forming an advertising and content-sharing alliance that expands an existing partnership between the two companies
2012 California's Senate holds a vote to approve the funding for a bullet train between Los Angeles and San Francisco
2011 Exiled Tibetans are banned from celebrating the Dalai Lama's birthday; Nepalese authorities fear the gatherings would become anti-Chinese
2011 The host city of the 2018 Winter Olympics will be Pyeongchang, South Korea; the winter multi-sport event will take place between the 9th and 24th of February, 2018
2010 A bill to allow same-sex civil unions is vetoed by Linda Lingle, U.S. governor of Hawaii
2005 London is declared the host city for the 2012 Summer Olympics
2003 Wimbledon Men's Finals, Roger Federer beat Mark Philippoussis
2003 Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Kim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama beat Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suarez
2003 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Findals, Martina Navratilova and Leander Paes beat Andy Ram and Anastassia Rodionova,
2002 Wimbledon Women's Finals, Serena Williams beat her sister Venus Williams
1997 "Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical," closes at Royale New York City after 109 performances
1997 111th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats C Pioline (64 62 64)
1997 Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Classic
1997 Montreal Expos retire Andre Dawson's uniform #10
1997 Wimbledon Women's Doubles Gigi Fernandez and Natasha Zvereva beat Nicole Arendt and Manon Bollegraf
1996 103rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: S Graf beats Aranxta S Vicaro (63, 75)
1996 Yankee John Weteland sets record of 20th cons saves en route to 24
1995 Lottie Dod, 15, beats Blanch Bingley at Wimbledon
1994 Irina Privalova runs 100m European Record (10.77)
1994 Lerou Burrell runs world record 100m (9.85)
1994 Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL game (vs Ottawa)
1993 Graham Thorpe scores 114 on Test Cricket debut, England vs. Australia
1993 John F. Kennedy, Jr., gives notice of quitting as ADA in Manhattan
1992 Fay Vincent realigns NL, putting Cubs, Cards and Rockies in West and Cards, Braves and Marlins in East
1991 98th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats G Sabatini (64 36 86)
1990 "Jetson's the Movie" with Tiffany, premieres
1990 After pitching a no-hitter lose, New York Yankee Andy Hawkins pitches a complete 12 inn game and loses 2-0
1989 Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt elected to start All Star game
1988 Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected president of Mexico
1988 North Sea oil platform Piper Alpha explodes, 166 die
1988 Wrestler Jake Roberts convicted of battery
1987 1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India
1987 Pakistan score their 1st innings win over England, at Leeds
1987 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1986 100th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (64 63 75)
1986 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship
1986 Bob Horner becomes 11th player to hit 4 home runs in a game
1986 Ex-minister Arturo Tolentino failed coup in Philippines
1986 Premier Nakasones Liberal Democr Party wins Japan's election
1983 54th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-3 at Comiskey Park, Chicago
1983 Supreme Court rules retirement plans can't pay women less
1983 Fred Lynn of Angels hits All Star game 1st grand slam (AL wins 13-3)
1980 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1980 France performs nuclear test
1980 Steve Carlton (14-4) pitches most strikeouts by a lefty (2,836)
1979 86th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (64 64)
1979 IRA-bomb explodes in British consulate in Antwerp
1978 Israeli jet fighters swooped over mostly Moslem West Beirut
1977 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1976 Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station
1975 Argentine government falls
1975 Comoros declare independence from France
1975 Dmitri Shostakovich completes Sonate for alto opus 147
1975 Susie McAllister wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic
1974 88th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats K Rosewall (61 61 64)
1971 Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda sworn in as President for Life of Malawi
1971 White House Plumbers unit formed to plug news leaks
1970 California passes 1st "no fault" divorce law
1970 Italian Rumor government resigns
1969 Filming begins on "Ned Kelly" starring Mick Jagger
1969 Frente Obrero y Liberacion (FOL) forms in Curacao
1968 75th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats J Tegart (97 75)
1968 Sacharov publishes "Manifest of 10,000 words"
1967 Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade
1966 Malawi becomes a republic, Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda becomes president
1965 Rock group "Jefferson Airplane" forms
1964 Beatles' film "Hard Day's Night" premieres in London
1964 Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from U.K.
1963 70th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Smith beats Billie J King (63 64)
1963 77th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: C McKinley beats Fred Stolle (97 61 64)
1963 South African worker's union leader Billy Nair arrested
1962 76th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61)
1962 Emir Said al-Djazairi takes van Algerian throne in Syria
1962 Mantle hits his 3rd and 4th consecutive homer
1961 Portuguese ship explode near Mozambique, kills 300
1960 Dr. Barbara Moore completes a 3,207 mile walk from Los Angeles to New York City
1959 5th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1959 Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic
1959 WENH TV channel 11 in Durham, New Hampshire (PBS) begins broadcasting
1958 Adolfo Lopez Mateos elected President of Mexico
1957 64th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (63 62)
1957 Beatle John Lennon 1st meets Paul McCartney
1957 Harry S. Truman Library forms in Independence, Missouri
1957 John Lennon (16) and Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group The Quarry Men perform at a church dinner
1956 70th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ken Rosewall (62 46 75 64)
1956 85th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 286 at Hoylake England
1956 Ford Frick inaugurates Cy Young Award, to honor to outstanding pitcher
1956 Indians' Jim Busby hits 2nd grand slam in two days in a 4-2 win vs. the Kansas City A's
1954 Elvis Presley records his 1st hit, "That's All Right"
1954 KMOS TV channel 6 in Sedalia-Warrensburg, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 Tunisian government of M'zali, resigns
1952 Last tram ride in London
1951 65th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Dick Savitt beats Ken McGregor (64 64 64)
1950 East Germany recognizes Oder-Neisse borders with Poland
1949 Cincinnati Red Walker Cooper gets 10 RBIs
1949 Freak heat wave sent central coast of Portugal to 158 degrees F for 2 minutes
1946 "St. Louis Woman" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 113 performances
1946 53rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Pauline Betz beats Louise Brough (62 64)
1946 60th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Yvon Petra beats G Brown (62 64 79 57 64)
1945 Nicaragua becomes 1st nation to formally accept United Nations Charter
1945 President Truman signs executive order establishing Medal of Freedom
1945 Washington Senator Rick Ferrell catches a record 1,722 games
1944 170 die in a fire at Ringling Bros Circus in Hartford, Connecticut
1944 French General De Gaulle arrives in Washington, D.C.
1944 U.S. General Patton lands in France
1943 2nd day of battle at Kursk: 25,000 German killed
1943 U.S. destroyer William D. Porter [Willie Dee] launched
1942 10th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Polo Grounds, New York
1942 Anne Frank's family goes into hiding in After House, Amsterdam
1942 Von Hoth' IV Pantser army fights with Voronezj
1941 New York Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield
1939 German Nazi's close last Jewish enterprises
1938 6th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
1936 114 degrees F (46 degrees C), Moorhead, Minnesota (state record)
1936 121 degrees F (49 degrees C), Steele, North Dakota (state record)
1935 48th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats H Jacobs (63 36 75)
1935 Rotterdam architect A van de Steurs Museum Boymans opens
1933 1st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago
1932 1st class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents
1932 Cubs shortstop Bill Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli
1931 35th U.S. Golf Open: Billy Burke shoots a 292 at Inverness Club Ohio
1929 St. Louis has 2, 10 run innings and beats Phillies 28-6
1928 1st all-talking motion picture shown in New York (Lights of New York)
1928 Worlds largest hailstone 1 lbs (17') falls in Potter Nebraska
1924 1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, U.S. - England
1923 36th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats K McKane (62 62)
1923 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics form
1922 Dutch auto/airplane manufacturer Trompenburg declares bankruptcy
1920 Yankees score 14 in 5th inning and beat Washington Senators, 17-0
1919 British R-34 lands in New York, 1st airship to cross Atlantic (108 hours)
1919 William Veeck, sportswriter, replaces Fred Mitchell as Cubs president
1917 T. E. Lawrence captures Port of Agaba from Turkey
1912 5th Olympic games in Stockholm opens
1912 Donald Lippincott runs world record 100m (10.6)
1908 Robert Peary's expedition sails from New York City for north pole
1903 George Wyman arrives in New York City by motorcycle 51 days out of SF
1894 Cleveland sends 2,000 troops to Chicago to suppress Pullman strike
1893 British King George V marries princess Victoria of Teck (Queen Mary)
1892 Dr. Jose Rizal forms League Filipina
1892 Striking steel workers in Homestead, Pennsylvania fire on scabs, killing 7
1887 4th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Hillyard (62 60)
1886 Horlick's of Wisconsin offers 1st malted milk to public
1885 Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine
1882 14 Russian Jews of Bilu, arrive in Jaffa Palestine
1869 Black candidate for lt governor of Va, Dr. J H Harris, defeated
1863 Northern Territory passes from New South Wales to South Australia
1862 Skirmish at Devall's Bluff Arkansas (106 casualties)
1858 Lyman Blake patents shoe manufacturing machine
1854 1st Republican state convention in Ripon, Wisconsin
1853 National Black convention meets, Rochester New York
1853 William Wells Brown publishes "Clotel," 1st novel by black American
1848 Mexican-American War ended with the Treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo
1840 Christian Hebbel's "Judith," premieres in Berlin
1801 Battle at Algeciras: French fleet beats British
1798 U.S. law makes aliens "liable to be apprehended, restrained, ... and removed as alien enemies"
1787 French government proclaims end to stamp/land tax
1787 Orange troops occupy Area at Duurstede
1785 Congress resolves U.S. currency named "dollar" and adopts decimal coinage
1782 British-French sea battle at Negapatam (South-Indies)
1777 British General Burgoyne captures Fort Ticonderoga from Americans
1776 Declaration of Independence announced on front page of "Pennsylvania Evening Gazette"
1775 Congress issues "Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms," listing grievances but denying intent to be independent
1770 Battle at Cesme: Russian fleet beats Turkish
1699 Pirate Captain William Kidd is captured in Boston
1687 Newton publishes "Principia"
1685 Battle at Sedgemoor: King James II beats duke of Monmouth
1673 French troops conquer Maastricht
1669 LaSalle leaves Montreal to explore Ohio River
1652 Fire on Dutch Dam, Amsterdam's city hall burns
1641 Battle at La Marfee Sedan: Earl Soisson beats French government army
1634 Johan van Walbeecks ships bypass St-Anna Bay, Curacao
1630 Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf land at Peenemunde
1621 Dutch Governor-General John Pieterszoon Coen takes Banda-islands, 15,000 die
1609 Majesteitsbrief: Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemia freedom of religion
1590 English Admiral Francis Drake takess Portuguese Forts at Taag
1573 Pacificatie of Boulogne: new peace treaty with huguenots
1560 England/Scotland signs Treaty of Edinburgh
1495 Battle at Fornovo, French king Charles VIII beats St. League
1491 Opening ceremony of Daitokuji's Shinju at subtemple
1483 England's King Richard III crowned