On This Day..... July 6

JULY 6TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL FRIED CHICKEN DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • FRIDAY KAHLO (1907-1954)
  • NANCY REAGAN (1921-2016)
  • BILL HALEY (1925-1981)
  • MERV GRIFFIN (1925-2007)
  • CONRAD HILTON JR. (1926-1969)
  • JANET LEIGH (1927-2004)
  • DELLA REESE (1932-2017)
  • TENZIN GYATSO / DALAI LAMA (1935, 83)
  • NED BEATTY (1937, 81)
  • BURT WARD (1945, 73)
  • GEORGE W. BUSH (1946, 72)
  • SYLVESTER STALLONE (1946, 72)
  • GEOFFREY RUSH (1951, 67)
  • JENNIFER SAUNDERS (1958, 60)
  • CURTIS JACKSON / 50 CENT (1975, 43)
  • TIA & TAMERA MOWRY (1978, 40)
  • KEVIN HART (1979, 39)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1189, RICHARD THE LIONHEARTED IS CROWNED KING OF ENGLAND
  • IN 1483, RICHARD III IS CROWNED KING OF ENGLAND
  • IN 1535, SIR THOMAS MORE IS BEHEADED FOR TREASON AT 57
  • IN 1699, FAMED PIRATE WILLIAM KIDD IS CAPTURED IN BOSTON
  • IN 1775, THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS ISSUES “THE DECLARATION OF THE CAUSES AND NECESSITY OF TAKING UP ARMS” WHICH AIMED TO AIR GRIEVANCES AGAINST THE CROWN BUT NOT CALL FOR INDEPENDENCE
  • IN 1776, THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING GAZETTE ANNOUNCES THE AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE ON ITS FRONT PAGE
  • IN 1777, THE BRITISH CAPTURE FORT TICONDEROGA FROM THE COLONIES
  • IN 1785, CONGRESS ADOPTS THE NAME “DOLLAR” FOR U.S. CURRENCY AND ADAPTS A DECIMAL SYSTEM FOR CHANGE COINS
  • IN 1787, THE FIRST U.S. COIN, THE FRANKLIN PENNY, GOES INTO CIRCULATION WITH THE MOTTO “MIND YOUR BUSINESS” ON ONE SIDE AND 13 LINKED CIRCLES ON BACK
  • IN 1789, THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ASSIGNS A 30 MEMBER COMMITTEE TO WRITE A NEW CONSTITUTION DURING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
  • IN 1854, THE FIRST REPUBLICAN CONVENTION IS HELD IN MICHIGAN
  • IN 1858, LYMAN BLAKE PATENTS A MACHINE TO MANUFACTURE SHOES
  • IN 1885, LOUIS PASTEUR CREATES AN ANTI-RABIES VACCINE
  • IN 1886, HORLICK’S OF WISCONSIN SELLS MALTED MILK FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1904, THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION NOMINATES ALTON PARKER FOR PRESIDENT, ALL BUT ASSURING THAT THEODORE ROOSEVELT WOULD WIN
  • IN 1923, THE TREATY OF UNION, SIGNED IN MOSCOW THE PREVIOUS DECEMBER, IS ACCEPTED BY THE RUSSIAN CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE OFFICIALLY BECOMES THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS
  • IN 1932, CUBS SHORTSTOP BILLY JURGES IS SHOT TWICE IN A HOTEL ROOM BY HIS GIRLFRIEND VIOLET VALLI. NO CHARGES ARE FILED AND HE GOES ON TO BECOME AN ALL STAR
  • IN 1933, THE FIRST MLB ALL STAR GAME WAS PLAYED AT COMISKEY PARK IN CHICAGO
  • IN 1941, ONE MONTH AFTER HIS DEATH, THE YANKEES UNVEIL A MONUMENT TO LOU GEHRIG IN CENTER FIELD OF YANKEE STADIUM
  • IN 1942, ANNE FRANK’S FAMILY BEGINS HIDING IN AFTER HOUSE IN AMSTERDAM
  • IN 1943, 25,000 GERMANS DIE IN THE SECOND DAY OF THE BATTLE OF KURSK
  • IN 1944, A FIRE BREAKS OUT DURING A RINGLING BROTHERS CIRUCS PERFORMANCE IN HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT WHICH KILLS 170
  • IN 1944, GENERAL GEORGE PATTON LANDS IN FRANCE
  • IN 1945, PRESIDENT TRUMAN INTRODUCES THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM
  • IN 1945, ABBOT AND COSTELLO RELEASE “THE NAUGHTY NINETIES” WHICH INCLUDES THE FULL LENGTH VERSION OF THEIR CLASSIC “WHO’S ON FIRST” ROUTINE
  • IN 1947, THE SOVIET UNION BEGINS PRODUCING THE AK-47
  • IN 1957, 15 YEAR OLD PAUL MCCARTNEY MEETS 16 YEAR OLD JOHN LENNON
  • IN 1960, DR. BARBARA MOORE FINISHES WALKING ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHEN SHE ARRIVES IN NEW YORK CITY. HER WALK BEGAN IN LOS ANGELES AND WAS 3,207 MILES
  • IN 1960, BETTE DAVIS DIVORCES GARY MERRILL AFTER TEN YEARS
  • IN 1963, JAMES BROWN HITS #2 ON THE ALBUM CHART WITH “LIVE AT THE APOLLO”
  • IN 1964, THE BEATLES RELEASES “HARD DAYS NIGHT” IN THEATRES
  • IN 1965, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE FORMS
  • IN 1968, THE ROLLING STONES HIT #1 WITH “JUMPIN JACK FLASH”
  • IN 1969, MICK JAGGER BEGINS FILMING ON “NED KELLY”
  • IN 1970, CALIFORNIA PASSES THE NATION’S FIRST “NO FAULT” DIVORCE LAW
  • IN 1971, THE NIXON WHITE HOUSE FORMS THE “WHITE HOUSE PLUMBERS” TO DEAL WITH EXTENSIVE LEAKS TO THE MEDIA
  • IN 1971, LOUIS ARMSTRONG DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 69
  • IN 1971, ABBA MEMBERS BJORN AND AGNETHA MARRY
  • IN 1973, QUEEN RELEASES THEIR DEBUT SINGLE IN THE U.K. “KEEP YOURSELF ALIVE” BUT FAIL TO ENTER THE POP CHART AT ALL WITH IT
  • IN 1978, TAMMY WYNETTE MARRIES GEORGE RICHEY
  • IN 1983, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT RETIREMENT PLANS CANNOT PAY WOMEN LESS THAN MEN FOR THE SAME JOB
  • IN 1985, PHIL COLLINS HITS #1 WITH “SUSSUDIO”
  • IN 1989, MIKE SCHMIDT IS THE FIRST EVER RETIRED PLAYER TO BE ELECTED TO PLAY IN THE MLB ALL STAR GAME. HE OPTS TO DECLINE TO PLAY
  • IN 1990, HANNA BARBERA RELEASES “THE JETSONS: THE MOVIE” STARRING POP STAR TIFFANY AS JUDY JETSON
  • IN 1993, JOHN F. KENNEDY JR. QUITS HIS JOB AS ASST. DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF NYC
  • IN 1994, ROBERT ZEMECKIS RELEASES “FORREST GUMP”
  • IN 1999, U.S. ARMY PRIVATE BARRY WINCHELL IS BEATEN TO DEATH WITH A BASEBALL BAT WHILE SLEEPING AFTER FELLOW SOLDIERS DISCOVER HE IS IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH TRANSGENDER SHOWGIRL CALPERNIA ADDAMS
  • IN 2003, BEYONCE GOES TO #1 WITH “CRAZY IN LOVE”
  • IN 2007, BASKETBALL STAR TONY PARKER MARRIES EVA LONGORIA
  • IN 2016, OSCAR PISTORIUS IS SENTENCED TO 6 YEARS IN JAIL FOR MURDERING HIS GIRLFRIEND IN 2013
  • IN 2016, BRITAIN’S CHILCOT REPORT CONCLUDES THAT FORMER PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR OVERSTATED THE CASE FOR THE IRAQ WAR AND MISLEAD THE COUNTRY
  • IN 2016, ALTON STERLING IS SHOT AND KILLED BY POLICE IN BATON ROUGE, LA. WHILE BEING RESTRAINED ON THE GROUND AND PHILANDO CASTILE IS SHOT AND KILLED AFTER BEING PULLED OVER BY POLICE IN ST. PAUL MINNESOTA. BOTH DEATHS ARE RECORDED ON BYSTANDER’S PHONES AND BOTH VIDEOS GO VIRAL
  • IN 2016, NIANTIC RELEASES POKEMON GO
  • IN 2016, NFL STAR RUSSELL WILSON MARRIES POP STAR CIARA

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