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196276th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61)

1986100th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (64 63 75)

2003117th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats M Philippoussis (7-6 6-2 7-6)

1997111th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats C Pioline (64 62 64)

195670th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ken Rosewall (6-2 4-6 7-5 6-4)

1989Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt elected to start All Star game

1942Anne Frank's family goes into hiding in After House, Amsterdam

1944US General Patton lands in France

1957John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner

1885Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine

197488th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats K Rosewall (61 61 64)

1993John F. Kennedy Jr, gives notice of quitting as ADA in Manhattan

2003110th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (4-6 6-4 6-2)

199198th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats G Sabatini (6-4 3-6 8-6)

1590English admiral Francis Drake takes Portuguese Forts at Taag

197986th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-4 6-4)

1941NY Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield

2008115th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Serena Williams (7-5 6-4)

1853National Black convention meets in Rochester NY, ex-slave Frederick Douglass attends

19595th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

1994"Forrest Gump", starring Tom Hanks, robin wright, and Gary Sinise, is released

19331st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Babe Ruth hits first All Star home run

1997Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Classic

196875th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats J Tegart (97 75)

1699Pirate Capt William Kidd is captured in Boston

1945Abbott and Costello's film "The Naughty Nineties" released featuring longest version their "Who's on First" routine.

1944French General Charles de Gaulle arrives in Washington, DC

195764th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (6-3 6-2)

1997Montreal Expos retire Andre Dawson's uniform #10

1904The US Democratic Party nominates little known New York judge Alton B Parker for presidential nominee - virtually assuring the election of Theodore Roosevelt

July 6th Historical Events
Date Event
1044
The Battle of Ménfő takes place. 
1189
Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England. 
1253
Mindaugas is crowned King of Lithuania. 
1348
Papal bull of Pope Clement VI issued during the Black Death stating Jews not to blame and urging their protection 
1415
Jan Hus is burned at the stake. 
1483
England's King Richard III crowned 
1484
Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River. 
1491
Opening ceremony of Daitokuji's Shinju at subtemple 
1495
Battle of Fornovo, near Parma: French King Charles VIII beats Holy League 
1560
England and Scotland sign Treaty of Edinburgh 
1573
Pacificatie of Boulogne: new peace treaty with huguenots 
1573
Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera. 
1590
English admiral Francis Drake takes Portuguese Forts at Taag 
1609
Majesteitsbrief: Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemia freedom of religion 
1621
Dutch gov-gen John Pieterszoon Coen takes Banda-islands, 15,000 die 
1630
Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf land at Peenemunde 
1634
Johan van Walbeeck's ships bypass St-Anna Bay, Curaçao 
1641
Battle at La Marfée Sedan: Earl Soisson beats French government army 
1652
Fire on Dutch Dam (Amsterdam's city hall burns) 
1669
LaSalle leaves Montreal to explore Ohio River 
1673
French troops conquer Maastricht as part of the Franco-Dutch War 
1685
Battle at Sedgemoor: King James II beats duke of Monmouth 
1699
Pirate Capt William Kidd is captured in Boston 
1770
Battle at Cesme: Russian fleet beats Turkish 
1775
Congress issues "Declaration of the Causes & Necessity of Taking up Arms," listing grievances but denying intent to be independent 
1776
American Declaration of Independence announced on front page of "PA Evening Gazette" 
1777
British Gen Burgoyne captures Fort Ticonderoga from Americans 
1782
British-French sea battle at Negapatam (off India) 
1785
Congress unanimously resolves US currency named "dollar" & adopts decimal coinage 
1787
French government proclaims end to stamp/land tax 
1787
Orange troops occupy Area at Duurstede 
1798
US law makes aliens "liable to be apprehended, restrained, ... & removed as alien enemies" 
1801
Battle at Algeciras: French fleet beats British 
1840
Christian Hebbel's "Judith" premieres in Berlin 
1848
Mexican-American War ended with the Treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo 
1853
National Black convention meets in Rochester NY, ex-slave Frederick Douglass attends 
1853
William Wells Brown publishes "Clotel", 1st novel by an African American 
1854
1st Republican state convention (Jackson, Mich) 
1858
Lyman Blake patents shoe manufacturing machine 
1862
Skirmish at Devall's Bluff, Arkansas (106 casualties) 
1863
Battle of Williamsport, MD [-Jul 07] 
1863
Northern Territory passes from New South Wales to South Australia 
1864
Battle of Chattahoochee River, GA [->JUL 10] US730 CS600 
1869
Black candidate for lt governor of Va, Dr J H Harris, defeated 
1882
14 Russian Jews from Bilu arrive in Jaffa, Palestine 
1885
Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine 
1886
Horlick's of Wisconsin offers 1st malted milk to public 
1887
4th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Hillyard (6-2 6-0) 
1892
Dr Jose Rizal forms League Filipina 
1892
Striking steel workers in Homestead, Pa, fire on scabs, killing 7 
1892
Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain. 
1893
The small town of Pomeroy, Iowa, is nearly destroyed by a tornado that kills 71 people and injures 200. 
1894
Cleveland sends 2,000 troops to Chicago to suppress Pullman strike 
1903
George Wyman arrives in NYC by motorcycle 51 days out of SF 
1904
Two Russian cruisers move into the Red Sea and begin to stop ships of Britain, Germany, and other nations they believe friendly to Japan 
1904
The US Democratic Party nominates little known New York judge Alton B Parker for presidential nominee - virtually assuring the election of Theodore Roosevelt 
1905
Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the second time. 
1908
Robert Peary's expedition sails from NYC for north pole 
1912
Donald Lippincott runs world record 100m (10.6) 
1917
T E Lawrence captures port of Aqaba from Turks 
1919
British R-34 lands in NY, 1st airship to cross Atlantic (108 hr) 
1919
William Veeck, sportswriter, replaces Fred Mitchell as Cubs president 
1920
Yankees score 14 in 5th inning & beat Washington Senators, 17-0 
1922
Dutch auto/airplane manufacturer Trompenburg declares bankruptcy 
1923
36th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats K McKane (6-2 6-2) 
1923
Rail crash on New Zealand's main trunk line; 17 killed and 28 injured 
1924
1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, US-England 
1928
1st all-talking motion picture shown in NY (Lights of NY) 
1928
Worlds largest record hailstone 1.5 lbs (7 inchs in diameter) at the time falls in Potter, Nebraska 
1928
48th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: René Lacoste beats Henri Cochet (6-1 4-6 6-4 6-2) 
1929
St Louis has 2, 10 run innings & beats Phillies 28-6 
1929
49th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet beats Jean Borotra (6-4 6-3 6-4) 
1931
35th US Golf Open: Billy Burke shoots a 292 at Inverness Club Ohio 
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 
1933
1st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Babe Ruth hits first All Star home run 
1934
47th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Dorothy Little beats H Jacobs (6-2 5-7 6-3) 
1934
54th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats J Crawford (6-3 6-0 7-5) 
1935
48th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats H Jacobs (6-3 3-6 7-5) 
1935
Rotterdam architect A van de Steurs Museum Boymans opens 
1936
114°F (46°C), Moorhead, Minnesota (state record) 
1936
121°F (49°C), Steele, North Dakota (state record) 
1936
A major breach of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading 200 feet into the River Irwell. 
1938
6th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati 
1939
German Nazis close last Jewish enterprises 
1941
NY Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield 
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 
1943
2nd day of battle at Kursk: 25,000 German killed 
1943
US destroyer William D Porter [Willie Dee] launched 
1944
170 die in a fire at Ringling Bros Circus in Hartford Conn 
1944
French General Charles de Gaulle arrives in Washington, DC 
1944
US General Patton lands in France 
1945
Nicaragua becomes 1st nation to formally accept UN Charter 
1945
US President Harry Truman signs executive order establishing Medal of Freedom 
1945
Wash Senator Rick Ferrell catches a record 1,722 games 
1945
Abbott and Costello's film "The Naughty Nineties" released featuring longest version their "Who's on First" routine. 
1946
"St Louis Woman" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 113 perfs 
1946
53rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Pauline Betz beats Louise Brough (6-2 6-4) 
1946
60th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Yvon Petra beats G Brown (6-2 6-4 7-9 5-7 6-4) 
1947
The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union. 
1949
Cin Red Walker Cooper gets 10 RBIs 
1949
Freak heat wave sent central coast of Portugal to 158°F for 2 minutes 
1950
German DR recognizes Oder-Neisse borders with Poland 
1951
65th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Dick Savitt beats Ken McGregor (6-4 6-4 6-4) 
1952
Last tram ride in London 
1954
KMOS TV channel 6 in Sedalia-Warrensburg, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1954
Tunisian government of M'zali, resigns 
1956
70th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ken Rosewall (6-2 4-6 7-5 6-4) 
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 a grand slam in two consecutive at bats 
1957
John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner 
1957
64th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (6-3 6-2) 
1957
Harry S Truman Library forms in Independence, Missouri 
1958
Adolfo Lopez Mateos elected pres of Mexico 
1958
Alaska becomes 49th state 
1959
5th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls 
1959
Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic 
1959
WENH TV channel 11 in Durham, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1960
Dr Barbara Moore completes a 3,207 mile walk from LA to NYC 
1961
Portuguese ship explodes near Mozambique, kills 300 
1962
76th Wimbledon Men's 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 & 4th consecutive homer 
1962
Nuclear test shot Sedan; part of Operation Plowshare. 
1963
70th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: M Smith beats Billie J King (63 64) 
1963
77th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: C McKinley beats Fred Stolle (97 61 64) 
1963
South African workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested 
1964
Beatles' film "Hard Day's Night" premieres in London 
1964
Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from UK 
1965
Rock group "Jefferson Airplane" forms 
1966
Malawi becomes a republic, Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda becomes president 
1967
Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade starting Nigerian Civil war 
1968
75th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats J Tegart (97 75) 
1968
Sacharov publishes "Manifest of 10,000 words" 
1969
Filming begins on "Ned Kelly" starring Mick Jagger 
1969
Frente Obrero y Liberacion (FOL) forms in Curacao 
1970
California passes 1st "no fault" divorce law 
1970
Italian Rumor government resigns 
1970
Baseball player NY Met Tommie Agee hits for the cycle 
1970
Irish Minister for External Affairs Partick Hillery pays an unofficial visit to the Falls Road area of Belfast, an areas only just subject to a curfew by British Army 
1971
Barend Biesheuvel government forms in Netherlands 
1971
Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda sworn in as President for Life of Malawi 
1971
White House Plumbers unit formed to plug news leaks 
1971
A member of the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) is killed in a premature explosion in County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland 
1974
88th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats K Rosewall (61 61 64) 
1975
Argentine government falls 
1975
Comoros declare independence from France (most of them) 
1975
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes Sonate for alto opus 147 
1975
Susie McAllister wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic 
1976
Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station 
1977
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1978
Israeli jet fighters swooped over mostly Moslem West Beirut 
1978
The Taunton sleeping car fire occurred in Taunton, Somerset killing twelve people. 
1979
86th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-4 6-4) 
1979
IRA bomb explodes in British consulate in Antwerp 
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) 
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) 
1986
100th Wimbledon Men's 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 
1987
1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India 
1987
Pakistan score their 1st innings win over England, at Leeds 
1987
USSR performs nuclear test 
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 
1989
Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt elected to start All Star game 
1989
US marshals & FCC seize pirate radio station WHOT in Brooklyn 
1990
"Jetson's the Movie" with Tiffany, premieres 
1990
After pitching a no-hitter lose, NY Yankee Andy Hawkins pitches a complete 12 inn game & loses 2-0 
1991
98th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats G Sabatini (6-4 3-6 8-6) 
1992
Fay Vincent institutes plans to realign NL 
1993
Graham Thorpe scores 114 on Test Cricket debut, England v Australia 
1993
John F. Kennedy Jr, gives notice of quitting as ADA in Manhattan 
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) 
1994
"Forrest Gump", starring Tom Hanks, robin wright, and Gary Sinise, is released 
1995
Lottie Dod, 15, beats Blanch Bingley at Wimbledon 
1995
Venezuela's Congress approves the country's first investment law allowing for foreign participation in oil exploration and production 
1996
103rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: S Graf beats Aranxta S Vicaro (6-3, 7-5) 
1996
Yankee John Weteland sets record of 20th cons saves en route to 24 
1997
"Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical," closes at Royale NYC after 109 perfs 
1997
111th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats C Pioline (64 62 64) 
1997
Jamie Farr Kroger Classic 
1997
Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Classic 
1997
Montreal Expos retire Andre Dawson's uniform #10 
1997
Wimbledon Gigi Fernandez & Natasha Zvereva beat N Arendt & M Bollegraf 
1998
Hong Kong's Kai Tak Airport is closed and the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok becomes operational. 
1999
U.S. Army private Barry Winchell dies from baseball-bat injuries inflicted in his sleep the previous day by fellow soldiers for his relationship with transgendered showgirl and former Navy combat medic, Calpernia Addams. 
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 to these stars in 2036, 2040, 2044, 2044 and 2049 respectively. 
2003
110th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (4-6 6-4 6-2) 
2003
117th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats M Philippoussis (7-6 6-2 7-6) 
2006
The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years. 
2008
115th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Serena Williams (7-5 6-4) 
2008
122nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer (6-4 6-4 6-7 6-7 9-7) 
2009
Jadranka Kosor became first female Prime minister of Croatia. 
2012
Gunmen kill 18 people in Turbat, Pakistan 
2013
42 people are killed in an attack on a boarding school in Mamudo, Nigeria 
2013
14 people are killed after a train runs over a rickshaw in Sheikhupura, Pakistan 
2013
42 people are killed and 5 missing after a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and set of fires in Lac-Megantic, Quebec 
2013
3 people are killed and 181 are injured after a Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco Airport 
2013
Bob and Mike Bryan defeat Ivan Dogic and Marcelo Melo to win the men's doubles tennis final at Wimbledon 
2013
The British Lions defeat Australia 41-16 to win their first rugby Test series since 1997 
2013
120th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Marion Bartoli beats Sabine Lisicki (6-1 6-4) 
2016
Clinton campaigns for first time with Obama hours after FBI announcement 
2016
Iraq sees worst bombing since invasion with 250 deaths 
2017
China urges calm after US says ready to use force against North Korea 
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