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

  • 1044
    The Battle of Ménfő between troops led by Emperor Henry III and Magyar forces led by King Samuel takes place.
  • 1253
    Mindaugas is crowned King of Lithuania.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1560
    The Treaty of Edinburgh is signed by Scotland and England.
  • 1573
    Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera.
  • 1609
    Bohemia is granted freedom of religion.
  • 1751
    Pope Benedict XIV suppresses the Patriarchate of Aquileia and establishes from its territory the Archdiocese of Udine and Gorizia.
  • 1892
    3,800 striking steelworkers engage in a day-long battle with Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike, leaving 10 dead and dozens wounded.
  • 1905
    Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the second time.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    Holocaust: the last remaining Jewish enterprises in Germany are closed.
  • 1947
    The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Nigerian Civil War: Nigerian forces invade Biafra, beginning the war.
  • 1975
    The Comoros declare independence from France.
  • 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.
  • 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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