Merriam-Webster dictionary defines history as a branch of knowledge that records and explains past events. It’s a chronological record of significant events often including an explanation of their causes. The earliest known use of the word history was in the 14th century.

Today In HistoryThis website utilizes entries from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are currently 105,060 records in our database. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

Let us begin with what happened today in history. You may also enter a specific day using the form on the right sidebar. It is optional to input the year. If you do give a complete date with month, day and year then only events that happened on that specific date will be shown.

About July 6

July 6, 2022 is the 187th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 178 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Cancer is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 200 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 6

  • 1415
    Jan Hus is burned at the stake.
  • 1483
    Richard III is crowned King of England.
  • 1484
    Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River.
  • 1495
    First Italian War: Battle of Fornovo – Charles VIII defeats the Holy League, but ultimately ends his attempted conquest of Italy.
  • 1939
    Holocaust: the last remaining Jewish enterprises in Germany are closed.
  • 1944
    Jackie Robinson refuses to move to the back of a bus, leading to a court martial.
  • 1957
    John Lennon and Paul McCartney of the Beatles are introduced to each other when Lennon’s band the Quarrymen performs at the St. Peter’s Church Hall fête in Woolton.
  • 1966
    Malawi becomes a republic, with Hastings Banda as its first President.
  • 1975
    The Comoros declare independence from France.
  • 2006
    The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.

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