About July 6

July 6, 2021 is the 187th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 178 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 210 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.
  • 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.
  • 1415
    Jan Hus is burned at the stake.
  • 1495
    First Italian War: Battle of Fornovo – Charles VIII defeats the Holy League, but ultimately ends his attempted conquest of Italy.
  • 1557
    King Philip II of Spain, consort of Queen Mary I of England, sets out from Dover to war with France, which eventually results in the loss of the City of Calais, the last English possession on the continent, and Mary I never seeing her husband again.
  • 1573
    Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera.
  • 1779
    Battle of Grenada: French victory over British naval forces during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1801
    Battle of Algeciras: the French navy are defeated by the Royal Navy.
  • 1809
    The second day of the Battle of Wagram sees a French victory over the Austrian army in the largest battle yet of the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1892
    3,800 striking steelworkers engage in a day-long battle with Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike, leaving 10 dead and dozens wounded.
  • 1893
    The small town of Pomeroy, Iowa, is nearly destroyed by a tornado that kills 71 people and injures 200.
  • 1919
    The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
  • 1936
    A major breach of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading 200 ft into the River Irwell.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    The Taunton sleeping car fire occurs in Taunton, Somerset killing twelve people.
  • 1994
    Storm King Mountain, Glenwood Springs, Colorado: South Canyon Fire: 14 firefighters died in the fire.
  • 1997
    The Troubles: Five days of fierce riots and clashes in Irish nationalist districts of Northern Ireland begin.
  • 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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