July 6 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
World Kissing Day
- Weird
Jan Hus Day
Czech republic National Holiday
Kupalle (Day 1)
Belarus Observance
Day of the Capital
Kazakhstan Public Holiday
King Mindaugas’ Coronation Day
Lithuania National Holiday
Independence Day
Malawi Public Holiday
National Fried Chicken Day
- Weird

Historical Events on July 6

  • 1777: American forces retreat from Fort Ticonderoga in New York after British artillery is levied on it at the Siege of Fort Ticonderoga during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1779: British forces are defeated by French forces at the Battle of Grenada during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1809: The second day of the Battle of Wagram during the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1854: The first convention of the U.S Republican Party is held in Jackson, Michigan.
  • 1865: The Nation Magazine is published for the first time.
  • 1885: Louis Pasteur successfully tests his rabies vaccine.
  • 1917:E. Lawrence leads Arabian troops to capture Aqaba from the Ottoman Empire during World War I.
  • 1939: The last remaining Jewish establishments in Germany are closed down for good by the Nazis.
  • 1940: Story Bridge in Brisbane, Australia is opened.
  • 1941: Nazi forces try to encircle several Soviet armies near Smolensk during World War 2.
  • 1942: Anne Frank and her family go into hiding during World War 2.
  • 1944: Jackie Robinson refuses to go to a back of a bus. This would lead to a court-martial.
  • 1947: The Soviet Union begins manufacturing the AK-47.
  • 2013: At a school shooting in Yobe State in Nigeria, over 42 people are killed.
  • 2013: Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashes at San Francisco International Airport. Of the 307 people on board, 181 are injured and 3 are killed.
  • 2013: An oil train derails at Lac-Megantic in Quebec and bursts into flames. More than thirty buildings are destroyed and over Forty-seven people are killed.

Famous Birthdays on July 6

  • American businessman Harold Stirling Vanderbilt is born in 1884.
  • American author and illustrator Will James is born in 1892.
  • Swedish biochemist and Nobel Prize laureate, Hugo Theorell is born in 1903.
  • American actor, producer and TV game show creator, Merv Griffin is born in 1925.
  • American singer-songwriter Bill Haley is born in 1925.
  • American actress Janet Leigh is born in 1927.
  • American actress and singer, Della Reese is born in 1931.
  • American actor Ned Beatty is born in 1937.
  • American businessman and 43rd President of the U.S., George W. Bush is born in 1946.
  • American actor Fred Dryer is born in 1946.
  • American actor and screenwriter, Sylvester Stallone is born in 1946.
  • Australian actor and producer, Geoffrey Rush is born in 1951.

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