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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

2011 Syrian uprising: A Syrian human rights organisation claims that Syrian Army troops have killed 22 people in the town of Hama since yesterday. //blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/syria-jul-6-2011-1123 (Al Jazeera)
Israeli officials are reported to be boycotting a United Nations official over an unpublished report concerning the part played by Israeli forces in the recent deaths of 7 Palestinian protesters during the annual Nakba commemorations. //www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14051618 (BBC)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sunday, July 6, 2008

World leaders arrive in Japan for the G8 summit to be held in Tōyako, Hokkaidō. //www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN0537542220080706?feedType=RSSfeedName=topNews (Reuters)
Gunmen kill a United Nations official in Mogadishu as he leaves a mosque and injure two others. //edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/07/06/somalia.attack.ap/ (AP via CNN)

Thursday, July 6, 2006

S7 Airlines Flight 778 crashes into a concrete barrier shortly after landing, killing at least 122 people and leaving many injured.
The New York Court of Appeals rules in a 4-2 decision that gay marriage is not allowed under state law. //www.newsday.com/news/local/state/ny-stgay0707,0,5118918,print.story?coll=ny-top-headlines ("Newsday")
The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War in 1962, reopens after 44 years. (//www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?aid=307263sid=NAT Zee News), //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5150682.stm (BBC)
The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.
Italy wins their fourth FIFA World Cup title.

Sunday, July 6, 2003

The 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 at these stars in 2036, 2040, 2044, 2044 and 2049 respectively.
Corsica voters reject a referendum for increased autonomy from France by a very narrow margin.
Canon Jeffrey John, the first would-be gay bishop in the Church of England, withdraws his acceptance of the post of Bishop of Reading after discussions with church leaders.

Monday, July 6, 1998

The new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok opens, while the historic Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport closes.

Wednesday, July 6, 1994

Fourteen firefighters die in the South Canyon wildfire on Storm King Mountain in Colorado. The event inspires the 1999 book "Fire on the Mountain".

Monday, July 6, 1992

July 8 ndash The 18th G7 summit is held in Munich.
July 29 – Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq refuses a U.N. inspection team access to the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture. UNSCOM claims that it has reliable information that the site contains archives related to illegal weapons activities. U.N. Inspectors stage a 17-day sit-in outside of the building, but leave when their safety is threatened by Iraqi soldiers.

Saturday, July 6, 1991

Thursday, July 6, 1989

Tuesday, July 6, 1982

Intruder Michael Fagan visits Elizabeth II in her bedroom for a chat.
Pan Am Flight 759 (Boeing 727) crashes in Kenner, Louisiana, killing all 146 on board and 8 on the ground.
A lunar eclipse (umbral duration 236 min and total duration 106 min, the longest of the 20th century) occurs.

Tuesday, July 6, 1976

Three British and 1 American mercenaries are shot by firing squad in Angola.
The first class of women is inducted at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.
German left-wing terrorists Monika Berberich, Gabriella Rollnick, Juliane Plambeck and Inge Viett escape from the Lehrter Straße maximum security prison in West Berlin.
David Steel becomes leader of the UK's Liberal Party in the aftermath of the scandal which forced out Jeremy Thorpe.
An explosion in Seveso, Italy, causes extended pollution to a large area in the neighborhood of Milano, with many evacuations and a large number of people affected by the toxic cloud.

Friday, July 6, 1973

Tuesday, July 6, 1971

Wednesday, July 6, 1966

Malawi becomes a republic.

Monday, July 6, 1964

Malawi receives its independence from the United Kingdom.

Friday, July 6, 1962

Irish broadcaster Gay Byrne presents his first edition of "The Late Late Show". Byrne goes on to present the talk show for 37 years, making it the longest running in the world.

Saturday, July 6, 1957

John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, 3 years before forming the Beatles.

Tuesday, July 6, 1948

The world's first Air Car-ferry service is flown by a Bristol Freighter of Silver City Airways from Lympne to Le Touquet.

Tuesday, July 6, 1943

WWII: Americans and Japanese fight the Battle of Kula Gulf off Kolombangara.

Monday, July 6, 1942

Holocaust: Anne Frank's family goes into hiding in an attic above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse.

Saturday, July 6, 1940

British submarine is sunk.

Thursday, July 6, 1939

The last remaining Jewish enterprises in Germany are closed by the Nazis.

Wednesday, July 6, 1938

The Evian Conference on Refugees is convened in France. No country in Europe is prepared to accept Jews fleeing persecution and the United States will only take 27,370. The prospect for European Jewry looks bleak.

Thursday, July 6, 1933

Friday, July 6, 1928

The world's largest hailstone falls in Potter, Nebraska.

Sunday, July 6, 1919

The British dirigible "R34" lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic by an airship.

Monday, July 6, 1914

The German Kaiser leaves Kiel for a cruise in northern German waters.

Friday, July 6, 1906

Thursday, July 6, 1893

The small town of Pomeroy, Iowa is nearly destroyed by a tornado 71 people are killed and 200 injured.

Wednesday, July 6, 1887

King Kalākaua of Hawai\\\'i is forced by anti-monarchists to sign the 'Bayonet Constitution', stripping the Hawaiian monarchy of much of its authority as well as disfranchising most native Hawaiians, all Asians and the poor.

Monday, July 6, 1885

Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies. The patient is Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.

Friday, July 6, 1849

The Danish Army beats the Prussian army at Fredericia, Jutland, thereby putting an end to the Prussian/Danish War until 1864.

Friday, July 6, 1827

Greek War of Independence: The Treaty of London between France, Britain, and Russia, demands that the Turks agree to an armistice in Greece.

Wednesday, July 6, 1825

The Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck gains possession of Glücksburg and changes his title to Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. The line of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg later becomes the Royal House of Greece, Denmark and Norway.

Thursday, July 6, 1809

French troops arrest Pope Pius VII and take him to Liguria.

Monday, July 6, 1801

Battle of Algeciras: The French fleet defeats the British fleet.

Wednesday, July 6, 1785

The dollar is unanimously chosen as the money unit for the United States (the first time a nation has adopted a decimal coinage system).

Thursday, July 6, 1775

American Revolution: The Continental Congress issues Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms, which contains the words: Our cause is just. Our union is perfect... being with one mind resolved to die freemen rather than to live slaves....

Monday, July 6, 1699

Pirate Capt. William Kidd is captured in Boston.

Friday, July 6, 1685

Monmouth Rebellion ndash Battle of Sedgemoor: the armies of King James II of England defeat rebel forces under Monmouth and capture the Duke himself, shortly after the battle.

Thursday, July 6, 1673

French troops conquer Maastricht.

Wednesday, July 6, 1616

First recorded eruption of Manam Volcano (erupting frequently since then), forming a 10-km-wide island in the Bismarck Sea, 13 km off coast of Papua New Guinea, in the southwestern part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.ref name=volcano.si.edu /

Monday, July 6, 1609

Bohemia is granted freedom of religion ("Letter of Majesty").

Sunday, July 6, 1586

The Treaty of Berwick is signed between Queen Elizabeth I of England and King James VI of Scotland.

Friday, June 26, 1573 (Julianian calendar)

Wednesday, June 26, 1560 (Julianian calendar)

The Treaty of Edinburgh is signed between England, France and Scotland. The French withdraw from Scotland. This largely ends the "Auld Alliance" between France and Scotland, and ends the wars between England and its northern neighbour.

Saturday, June 26, 1535 (Julianian calendar)

Sir Thomas More, author of "Utopia" and one time Lord Chancellor of England, is executed for treason by King Henry VIII, after refusing to agree to Henry's decision to separate the English Church from the Roman Catholic Church.

Saturday, June 27, 1495 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Fornovo: The French army under King Charles secures its retreat from Italy, by defeating a combined Milanese-Venetian force under Giovanni Francesco Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua.

Sunday, June 27, 1484 (Julianian calendar)

Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River.

Friday, June 27, 1483 (Julianian calendar)

Richard III is crowned king of England.

Saturday, June 27, 1450 (Julianian calendar)

Caen surrenders to the French.

Thursday, June 27, 1415 (Julianian calendar)

Saturday, June 28, 1348 (Julianian calendar)

A Papal bull is issued by Pope Clement VI, protecting Jews against popular aggression during the Black Death epidemic.

Sunday, June 29, 1253 (Julianian calendar)

Sligo Abbey is built in Sligo, Ireland.
Matthew Paris writes "Historia Anglorum", a work on English history.
Having rebuffed the armed forces of Conrad IV of Germany, Pope Innocent IV offers Sicily to Edmund, son of King Henry III of England.
Pope Innocent IV returns to Rome, having left 9 years earlier in 1244 to depose Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, and being unable to return until after Frederick's death, due to the agitation throughout Europe caused by that action.
Mindaugas is crowned as King of Lithuania.
The Domus Conversorum, a building and institution in London for Jews who had converted to Christianity, is established by King Henry III of England.
The Basilica of San Francesco, the earliest important structure in the Italian Gothic style of architecture, is completed in Assisi, Italy.
A series of naval wars begins between the Italiancity-states of Genoa and Venice, which will continue sporadically until 1371.
King Henry III of England meets with English nobles and church leaders to reaffirm the validity of the Magna Carta.
Halych-Volynia becomes a vassal state to the expanding Mongol Empire.

Wednesday, July 1, 985 (Julianian calendar)

August ndash Pope John XV succeeds Pope John XIV as the 137th pope.
Barcelona is sacked by troops of Almanzor.ref name=french crusades
Greenland is colonized by Icelandic VikingErik the Red (the date is according to legend but has been established as at least approximately correct ndash see History of Greenland).
Lady Wulfruna founds the town that later becomes the city of Wolverhton.
Rajaraja Chola I (considered by many as the greatest Emperor of the Chola Empire) becomes the Chola Emperor and brings in another golden era of Tamils and of the Chola dynasty.
Source: Wikipedia