About July 6

July 6, 2020 is the 188th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 178 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 221 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 6

  • 371 BC
    The Battle of Leuctra, where Epaminondas defeats Cleombrotus I, takes place.
  • 1044
    The Battle of Ménfő between troops led by Emperor Henry III and Magyar forces led by King Samuel takes place.
  • 1189
    Richard I “the Lionheart” is crowned King of England.
  • 1253
    Mindaugas is crowned King of Lithuania.
  • 1348
    Papal bull of Pope Clement VI protecting the Jews accused to have caused the Black Death.
  • 1495
    First Italian War: Battle of Fornovo – Charles VIII defeats the Holy League, but ultimately ends his attempted conquest of Italy.
  • 1573
    Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera.
  • 1630
    Thirty-Years War: 4,000 Swedish troops under Gustavus Adolphus land in Pomerania, Germany.
  • 1892
    Dadabhai Naoroji is elected as the first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.
  • 1905
    Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the second time.
  • 1939
    Holocaust: the last remaining Jewish enterprises in Germany are closed.
  • 1942
    Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the “Secret Annexe” above her father’s office in an Amsterdam warehouse.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    As a part of Operation Plowshare, the Sedan nuclear test takes place.
  • 1964
    Malawi declares its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1966
    Malawi becomes a republic, with Hastings Banda as its first President.
  • 1967
    Nigerian Civil War: Nigerian forces invade Biafra, beginning the war.
  • 1978
    The Taunton sleeping car fire occurs in Taunton, Somerset killing twelve people.
  • 1988
    The Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea is destroyed by explosions and fires. 167 oil workers are killed, making it the world’s worst offshore oil disaster.
  • 1998
    Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport is closed and the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok becomes operational.

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