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Today In History - July 6
George W. Bush Jr.
George W. Bush Jr.

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Today in History in 1699 Pirate Captain William Kidd was captured in Boston; in 1885 Louis Pasteur successfully tested an anti-rabies vaccine; and in 1946 George W. Bush Jr., was born in New Haven, Connecticut, 43rd President of the United States (2001-09) and 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) (R-Texas).

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1348 - Papal bull of Pope Clement VI issued during the Black Death stating Jews not to blame and urging their protection
  • 1699 - Pirate Captain William Kidd is captured in Boston
  • 1776 - American Declaration of Independence announced on front page of "Pennsylania Evening Gazette"
  • 1854 - 1st Republican state convention (Jackson, Mich)
  • 1885 - Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine
  • 1904 - The US Democratic Party nominates little known New York judge Alton B Parker for presidential nominee - virtually assuring the election of Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1942 - Anne Frank's family goes into hiding in After House, Amsterdam
  • 1945 - US President Harry Truman signs executive order establishing Medal of Freedom
  • 1945 - Abbott and Costello's film "The Naughty Nineties" released featuring longest version of their "Who's on First" routine
  • 1957 - John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner
  • 1967 - Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade starting Nigerian Civil war
  • 1970 - California passes 1st "no fault" divorce law
  • 1994 - "Forrest Gump", starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, is released
  • 2003 - The 70-meter Eupatoria Planetary Radar sends a METI message Cosmic Call 2 to 5 stars: Hip 4872, HD 245409, 55 Cancri, HD 10307 and 47 Ursae Majoris that will arrive to these stars in 2036, 2040, 2044, 2044 and 2049 respectively.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1832 - Maximilian I of Mexico and Archduke of Austria, first and only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1918 - Sebastian Cabot, actor (Mr French-Family Affair, Time Machine), born in London, England
  • 1925 - Merv Griffin, San Mateo California, TV host (Merv Griffin Show)
  • 1926 - Nicky Hilton, 1st husband of Elizabeth Taylor
  • 1927 - Janet Leigh, [Jeanetta Morrison], Merced CA, actress (Psycho), (d. 2004)
  • 1932 - Della Reese, singer/actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1946 - George W. Bush Jr, New Haven, Connecticut, 43rd President of the United States (2001-09) and 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) (R-TX)
  • 1946 - Sylvester Stallone, actor/director (Rocky, Rambo, Cobra), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954 - Willie Randolph, Holly Hill South Carolina, former New York Mets manager
  • 1978 - Tamera Mowry, twin actress (Sisters)
  • 1978 - Tia Mowry, twin actress (Sisters)

Famous Weddings

  • 1877 - Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (37) weds Antonina Miliukova (29) at the Church of Saint George in Moscow, Russia
  • 1893 - British Prince George Duke of York (later George V) marries Princess Victoria of Teck (Queen Mary) at St James's Palace
  • 1953 - "James Bond" actor Roger Moore (25) weds Welsh singer Dorothy Squires (38) in Jersey City
  • 1956 - Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot
  • 1966 - American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K. Dick marries 4th wife Nancy Hackett
  • 1968 - US Army General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr (33) weds Brenda Halsinger
  • 1971 - ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus (26) weds fellow singer Agnetha Faltskog (21)
  • 1973 - "The Avengers" actress Diana Rigg (35) weds Israeli painter Menachen Gueffen (43)
  • 1978 - Country singer Tammy Wynette (36) weds record producer George Richey (42) in Florida
  • 1991 - Folk singer Mary Travers (54) weds restaurateur Ethan Robbins
  • 2006 - "National Treasure" director Jon Turteltaub (42) weds co-founder of Creative Visions Foundation Amy Eldon at Saddlerock Ranch and Vineyard in Malibu, California
  • 2013 - Actress Elisha Cuthbert (30) weds ice hockey player Dion Phaneuf at St James Catholic Church in Summerfield, Canada
  • 2014 - Talent manager Scooter Braun (33) weds philanthropist Yael Cohen (28) in Whistler, British Columbia

Famous Divorces

  • 1960 - Actress Bette Davis (52) divorces actor Gary Merrill (46) after almost 10 years of marriage
  • 2009 - Actress Rachael Bella (25) divorces "Terminator 2" actor Eddie Furlong (31) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1189 - Henry II, King of England (1154-89), dies at 56
  • 1535 - Sir Thomas More, philosopher, author (Utopia) and statesman, executed (beheaded) for treason at 57
  • 1553 - Edward VI Tudor, King of England (1547-53), dies at 15
  • 1835 - John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States, dies of 79
  • 1962 - William Faulkner, US author (Nobel 1949), dies at 64
  • 1971 - Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, jazz musician (Hello Dolly)
  • 1979 - Van McCoy, singer/songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle), dies at 35
  • 1998 - Roy Rogers, American actor (b. 1911)
  • 2003 - Buddy Ebsen, American actor (b. 1908)

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