About July 6

July 6, 2024 is the 188th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 178 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

What Happened On July 6

  • 1189
    Richard I “the Lionheart” is crowned King of England.
  • 1253
    Mindaugas is crowned King of Lithuania.
  • 1415
    Jan Hus is burned at the stake.
  • 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.
  • 1630
    Thirty-Years War: 4,000 Swedish troops under Gustavus Adolphus land in Pomerania, Germany.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: Siege of Fort Ticonderoga – After a bombardment by British artillery under General John Burgoyne, American forces retreat from Fort Ticonderoga, New York.
  • 1779
    Battle of Grenada: French victory over British naval forces during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played in Chicago’s Comiskey Park. The American League defeats the National League 4–2.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1947
    The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
  • 1975
    The Comoros declare independence from France.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    U.S. Army private Barry Winchell dies from baseball-bat injuries inflicted in his sleep the previous day by a fellow soldier, Calvin Glover, for his relationship with transgender showgirl and former Navy Corpsman Calpernia Addams.

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