Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
July 6th

Home Click on * for the link to the relevant chronology. New Date
1439*Decree of Union unites Latin and Greek churches.Ref: 10
1483*Richard III and Anne are crowned king and queen of England.Ref: 70
1519*Charles of Spain is elected Holy Roman emperor in Barcelona.Ref: 2
1699*Pirate Captain William Kidd was captured in Boston, MA and deported back to England.Ref: 4
1758*Carlo Rezzonico is elected Pope Clement XIII.Ref: 69
1785*Congress resolves US currency named "dollar" & adopts decimal coinage.Ref: 5
1788*10,000 troops are called out in Paris as unrest mounts in the poorer districts over poverty and lack of food.Ref: 2
1798*US law makes aliens "liable to be apprehended, restrained,... & removed as alien enemies".Ref: 5
1827 Treaty of London recognizes autonomy of Greece.Ref: 10
1853*National Black convention meets (Rochester NY).Ref: 5
1854*The first official Republican meeting takes place in Jackson, Michigan. The name "Republican" is chosen because it alluded to equality and reminded individuals of Thomas Jefferson's Democratic-Republican Party. At the Jackson convention, the new party adopted a platform and nominated candidates for office in Michigan. Ref 
1858*The shoe manufacturing machine was patented by Lyman Blake of Abington, MA.Ref: 4
1863 Northern Territory passes from New South Wales to South Australia.Ref: 5
1865*(Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy) Major General Hartranft tells four prisoners that they will be hanged the next day. Lawyers for Mary Surratt prepare a petition for habeas corpus.Ref: 87
1869*Black candidate for lt governor of Va, Dr J H Harris, defeated.Ref: 5
1886*Horlick's of Wisconsin offers first malted milk to public.Ref: 5
1893*King George V of England and Victoria Mary of Teck are wedRef: 62
1894*Cleveland sends 2,000 troops to Chicago to suppress Pullman strike.Ref: 5
1919*The British dirigible R-34 landed (or was hauled in, as they say) at Roosevelt Field, Long Island, NY. It was the first airship to cross the Atlantic. The 600-foot-long airship, piloted by Royal Air Force Cmdr. G.H. Scott with a crew of 30, reached a top speed of 62 mph during the 108-hour trip from Scotland.Ref: 4
1921*Sacco takes the stand. He tries on the cap found at the crime scene, and it did not fit (yet they did not acquit).Ref: 87
1923*USSR formally constituted as Russia, White Russia, Transcaucasia and the Ukraine merge.Ref: 10
1928*Worlds largest hailstone 1½ lbs (17') falls in Potter Nebraska.Ref: 5
1932*First Class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 centsRef: 5
1936*114ø F (46ø C), Moorhead, Minnesota (state record).Ref: 5
1936*121ø F (49ø C), Steele, North Dakota (state record).Ref: 5
1938*Nazis prohibited Jews from trading and providing a variety of specified commercial services.Ref: 35
1944*Lieutenant Jackie Robinson of the U.S. Army, while riding a civilian bus from Camp Hoo, Texas, refuses to give up his seat to a white man.Ref: 2
1945*President Truman signs an executive order establishing the Medal of Freedom. (XDG, p 4A, 7/6/2000)Ref: 83
1945*Machining of the uranium reflector for the Trinity test completed.Ref: 91
1945*Nicaragua becomes first nation to formally accept UN Charter.Ref: 5
1948*Frieda Hennock became the first woman to serve as commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. She was appointed to the post by President Harry S Truman.Ref: 4
1951*The Xenia Daily Gazette prints an article indicating Ohio Bell will convert Xenia to dial telephones in 1952.Ref: 83
1959 Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic.Ref: 5
1964*Malawi (then Nyasaland) gains independence from Britain (Natl Day).Ref: 5
1971*White House Plumbers unit formed to plug news leaks.Ref: 5
1975*Comoros declare independence from France (most of them).Ref: 5
1981*The Dupont Company of Wilmington, DE announced an agreement to purchase Conoco, Inc. (Continental Oil Co.) for seven billion dollars. The merger was the largest in corporate history (to that time). Bargaining continued until a final figure of $7.7 billion closed the deal for the chemical and oil giants. The merger created the seventh largest industrial company in the USRef: 4
1982*President Ronald Reagan agrees to contribute U.S. troops to the peacekeeping unit in Beruit.Ref: 2
1983*Supreme Court rules retirement plans can't pay women less.Ref: 5
1987 It was revealed this day that the median age when men first marry had moved up to 25.5 years -- with 60 percent of American men over the age of 15 married.Ref: 4
1988*Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected president of Mexico.Ref: 5
1989*The US Army destroys the last of its Pershing 1-A missles at an ammunition plant in Karnack TX under the terms of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty. (XDG, p 4A, 7/6/2000)Ref: 83
1995*(OJ Simpson) The prosecution rests.Ref: 87
1998*Protestants rioted in many parts of Northern Ireland after British authorities blocked an Orange Order march in Portadown.Ref: 70
2001*Former FBI agent Robert Hanssen pleaded guilty to 15 criminal counts and agreed to give a full accounting of his spying activities for Moscow.Ref: 70
2001*The United States turned over to Japanese authorities an American serviceman accused of rape.Ref: 70
2003 (Hong Kong) Hong Kong's pro-Bejing legislator and Liberal Party Chairman James Tien resigns from Tung Chee Hwa's cabinet. (WSJ, p A14, 7/17/2003)Ref: 33
1536*Jaques Cartier returns to France after discovering the St. Lawrence River in Canada.Ref: 2
1885*Louis Pasteur, famous for discovering the pasteurization process, made history by accomplishing the first effective antirabies inoculation (on a boy bitten by an infected dog).Ref: 4
1905*John Walker’s fingerprints were the first ones to be exchanged by police officials in Europe and America. Law enforcement units in London and St. Louis, MO completed the exchange.Ref: 4
1908*Robert Peary's expedition sails from NYC for the north pole.Ref: 5
1924*First photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, US-England.Ref: 5
1961*Soviets launch Titov in Vostok 2: 17 orbits, 25h 18mRef: 62
1976*Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station.Ref: 5
1997*The rover Sojourner rolled down a ramp from the Mars Pathfinder lander onto the Martian landscape to begin inspecting soil and rocks.Ref: 70
1685*James II defeats James, the Duke of Monmouth, at the Battle of Sedgemoor, the last major battle to be fought on English soil.Ref: 2
1770*The entire Ottoman fleet is destroyed by the Russians at the battle of Cesme.Ref: 2
1775*Congress adopts a "Declaration of the Causes and Necessities of Taking Up Arms."Ref: 62
1777*British Gen Burgoyne captures Fort Ticonderoga from Americans.Ref: 5
1812*General William Hull arrives in Detroit with an army comprised of regulars and Ohio militiamen.Ref: 60
1836*French General Thomas Bugeaud defeats Abd al-Kader's forces beside the Sikkak River in Algeria.Ref: 2
1917*Canadian House of Commons passes Compulsory Military Service Bill.Ref: 38
1917*Arab forces led by T.E. Lawrence captured the port of Aqaba from the Turks during World War I.Ref: 70
1918*President Wilson agrees to American intervention in Siberia. 
1945*B-29 Superfortress bombers attack Honshu, Japan, using new fire-bombing techniques.Ref: 2
1945*Operation Overcast begins in Europe--moving Austrian and German scientists and their equipment to the United States.Ref: 2
1967 The Biafran War erupts. Over the next 2.5 years, 600,000 people will die. (XDG, p 4A, 7/6/2000) 
1978 Israeli jet fighters swooped over mostly Moslem West Beirut.Ref: 5
1903*George Wyman arrives in NYC by motorcycle 51 days out of SF.Ref: 5
1912*Jim Thorpe gained fame as the world’s greatest athlete when the Olympic Games opened in Stockholm, Sweden. Thorpe, a full-blooded Indian, was known as Bright Path, his given Indian name. When the King of Sweden called Thorpe “the greatest athlete in the world,” Thorpe replied by saying, “Thanks, King.”Ref: 4
1912*5th Olympic games in Stockholm opens.Ref: 5
1920*Yanks score team record 14 runs in 1 inning vs Senators.Ref: 5
1929*The Cardinals scored ten runs in the first and fifth innings defeating the Phillies, 28-6. The twenty-eight runs set a NL record for the most runs score in one game by one team.Ref: 1
1933*Baseball’s best gathered together at Comiskey Park in Chicago, IL for the first All-Star Game as part of the World Fair. The American League won by a 4-2 score as Babe Ruth connected for the first home run in All-Star history. Comiskey Park was filled with 47,595 fans who saw the game.Ref: 4
1935*Helen Wills Moody wins her 7th Wimbeldon championship.Ref: 5
1938*At Crosley Field, Yankee Lefty Gomez is defeated for the first time in four All-Star starts as the NL wins the All-Star game 4-1. National League shortstop Leo Durocher becomes the first Dodger to start in an All-Star Game and gets a 'bunt' home run.Ref: 1
1941*A center field monument dedicated to Lou Gehrig is unveiled by the Yankees; the memorial is a tribute by his teammates of their beloved captain who died last month of ALS.Ref: 1
1942*Powered by first-inning home runs by Indian Lou Boudreau and Tiger Rudy York, the AL All-Stars defeats the NL at the Polo Grounds, 3-1. The game also features the first and only starting sibling battery in all-star history as losing pitcher Mort Cooper throws to backstop Walker Cooper, his brother.Ref: 1
1945*Tommy Holmes hits safely in his 34th consecutive game surpassing Rogers Hornsby's modern NL record of 33 (Keeler had 44 pre-1900) established in 1922.Ref: 1
1945*Wash Senator Rick Ferrell catches a record 1,722 gamesRef: 5
1949*At Crosley Field, Walker Cooper goes 6-for-7, including three HRs and three singles, five runs scored and ten RBIs, to power the Reds over the Cubs, 23-4.Ref: 1
1953*In his first major league start, Giant rookie Al Worthington blanks the Giants, 6-0.Ref: 1
1956*Indian Jim Busby hits his second grand slam in consecutive days to beat the A's, 4-2.Ref: 1
1957*Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win a Wimbleton singles title by defeating fellow American Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2.Ref: 70
1960 Dr Barbara Moore completes a 3,207 mile walk from LA to NYC.Ref: 5
1962*Mantle hits his 3rd & 4th consecutive homer.Ref: 5
1966*Tying an AL record, Boog Powell knocks in 11 runs in a doubleheader. In game one, the Oriole first baseman hits two HRs, including a grand slam, two doubles and a sacrifice fly to drive in seven runs in the Orioles 11-0 victory over the Kansas City A's and in the nightcap he adds 4 RBIs.Ref: 1
1970*Chicago Cub Ron Santo tallies 10 RBIs as Cubs take two from Expos.Ref: 86
1970*Brave Felix Milan goes 6-for-6 and collects 4 RBIs in a 12-4 victory over the Giants. He is the first Brave to get 6 hits in one game.Ref: 1
1972*Former Minnesota Twins player and coach Frank Quilici is hired to manage the club, replacing Bill Rigney.Ref: 86
1980*The Los Angeles Dodgers retire Duke Snider's uniform No. 4.Ref: 29
1983*On the 50th anniversary of the Mid-summer classic, Fred Lynn hits the first grand slam in All-Star competition in a record seven-run third inning as the American League also sets a one-game record for runs scored in a 13-3 victory at Chicago's Comiskey Park, the site of the first All-Star game in 1933. The victory ends the National League's 11-game winning streak.Ref: 1
1986*Atlanta Braves' Bob Horner hits four homers in an 11-8 loss to the Montreal Expos.Ref: 86
1990*After pitching a no-hitter loss, NY Yankee Andy Hawkins pitches a complete 12 inn game & loses 2-0.Ref: 5
1991*Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini for Wimbeldon championshipRef: 5
1998*Coors Field (homeo of the Colorado Rockies) hosts the 69th annual Major League All-Star festivities, beginning with All-Star Workout Day. Ken Griffey Jr. beats out Jim Thome to win the long-awaited home run derby. During the contest's first round, Mark McGwire launches a ball 510 feet off a billboard in center field.Ref: 86
2000*Venus Williams beat her sister, Serena, at Wimbledon. In one of the most eagerly anticipated Wimbledon matches in years, 18-year-old Serena was in tears after the final game. It was her fourth loss in five tennis matches to her 20-year-old sister.Ref: 4
2000*Vin Scully, 72, is voted the No. 1 sportscaster of the 20th century by members of the American Sportscasters Association. The Dodger veteran broadcaster's 51-year career has included play-by-play of 25 Fall Classics and 12 All-Star games.Ref: 1
2000*Homering off of Reds' hurler Osvaldo Fernandez, Cardinals' Keith McDonald becomes only the second player in history to hit a homer in his first two major league at-bats. Bob Nieman of the St. Louis Browns is the other player to accomplish the feat (9/14/51).Ref: 1
2000*Former Carolina Panthers running back Fred Lane is shot and killed by his wife as he walks through the front door of their Charlotte NC home. (USA Today, p 3C, 2/02/2004)Ref: 13
2001*Playing in the 101st different park since 1876, the Cubs beat the Tigers in Comerica Park, 15-8. The Cubs win for the first time in Detroit in 56 years dating back to Game 3 of the 1945 World Series when Claude Passeau's threw a 3-0 shutout in Briggs Stadium.Ref: 1
2002*Daryle Ward becomes the first player in the brief history of Pittsburgh's PNC Park to hit the Allegheny River on the fly. His fifth inning towering grand slam, which is estimated to travel 479 feet, help the Astros to rout the Pirates, 10-2.Ref: 1
1776*Dec of Ind announced on front page of the "PA Evening Gazette".Ref: 5
1853*William Wells Brown publishes "Clotel," first novel by black American.Ref: 5
1928*The film "The Lights of NY" premiered at the Strand theater on Broadway. It used an early sound on film technique but failed to capture the public's imagination the way "The Jazz Singer" would do in four more months.Ref: 73
1933 Max Fleischer introduces Popeye the Sailor in a Betty Boop short of the same name.Ref: 73
1937*The big band classic, Sing, Sing, Sing was recorded by Benny Goodman and his band. Sitting in on this famous Victor Records session was Gene Krupa, Ziggy Elman and Harry James.Ref: 4
1943 Judy Canova, the ‘Queen of the Hillbillies’, began a weekly comedy show on CBS radio.Ref: 4
1957 Chuck Jones short "Whats Opera, Doc?" debuts. " Kill da wa-bitt, kill da wa-bitt..."Ref: 73
1957*John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time at a at a picnic at St. Peter's Church near Liverpool where Lennon was playing with his band "The Quarrymen". 
1957*Harry S Truman Library established in Independence, Missouri.Ref: 5
1964*Beatles' film "Hard Day's Night" premiers in London.Ref: 5
1965*Rock group "Jefferson Airplane" forms.Ref: 5
1971*Karen and Richard Carpenter hosted the summer series, Make Your Own Kind of Music, on NBC-TV.Ref: 4
1984*Michael Jackson and his brothers started their Victory Tour in KS City, Missouri’s Arrowhead Stadium. The tour turned out to be a victory for the Jacksons when the nationwide concert tour concluded months later.Ref: 4
1989*After 9 years, WHOT (Bkln pirate radio station) is busted by the FCC.Ref: 5
1990 "Jetson's the Movie" with Tiffany, premiers.Ref: 5
1747*John Paul Jones American naval officer of the ship Bonhomme Richard, in battle against British frigate Serapis: “I have not yet begun to fight!”; is born.Ref: 68
1757*Birth of William McKendree, colonial American church leader. In 1808 he was ordained the first American-born bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church.Ref: 5
1785*Sir William Hooker, English botanist, is born.Ref: 70
1796*Nicholas I Russia, Tsar (1825-55), is born.Ref: 17
1818*Adolf Anderssen Prussia, world chess champion (1851-66), is born.Ref: 5
1846*Birth of John H. Sammis, American Presbyterian clergyman and author of the hymn,'Trust and Obey.'Ref: 5
1859*Verner von Heidenstam, Sweden, poet/novelist (Nobel 1916), is born.Ref: 5
1866*(Helen) Beatrix Potter, creator of Peter Rabbit, bornRef: 68
1878*Eino Leino Finland, poet/playwright/novelist (El m„n Koreus), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Godfrey Malvern, English-born prime minister of Southern Rhodesia (1933-53), is born.Ref: 70
1884*Harold (Stirling) ‘Mike’ Vanderbilt capitalist: director of NY Central Railroad; sportsman: first owner to sail his sailboat in America’s Cup competition [winners: Enterprise: 1930, 1934; Ranger: 1937]; invented game of contract bridge [1925]; son of Cornelius Vanderbilt; is born.Ref: 4
1886*Marc Bloch, French historian and educator; leader in Resistance, is born.Ref: 70
1903*Axel Theorell, Sweden, biochemist, studied enzymes (Nobel 1955), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Robert Whitney Newcastle-on-Tyne England, conductor (Sospiro do Roma), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Frida Kahlo, the Mexican painter famous for her surrealist and expressionist work, is born.Ref: 70
1910*Dorothy Kirsten, opera singer, is born.Ref: 2
1915*LaVerne Andrews singer: contralto, group: The Andrews Sisters, is bornRef: 68
1915*Dorothy Kirsten Montclair NJ, soprano (A Time to Sing), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Dorothy Kirsten Montclair NJ, opera singer (The Chevy Show), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Eugene List Phila Penn, pianist/prof (Eastman School of Music), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Sebastian Cabot, London, actor (Mr French-Family Affair), is born.Ref: 5
1921*(actual date) Nancy Reagan (Anne Robbins-Davis) actress: Hellcats of the Navy, East Side, West Side; former First Lady: married to 40th US President Ronald Reagan, is born. (Also ref: 68)Ref: 34
1922*Blake Edwards writer/director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany's), is born.Ref: 5
1922*William Schallert LA Calif, actor (Martin-Patty Duke Show), is born.Ref: 5
1923*(artificial date) Nancy Davis Reagan, NY, first Lady (1981-89), is born.Ref: 34
1924*Darrell Royal College Football Hall of Famer: coach: Univ of Texas, Univ of Washington, Mississippi State Univ, CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos; quarterback: Univ of Oklahoma; inducted into College Football HOF [1983], is born.Ref: 4
1924*Robert M White pilot (X-15), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Merv Griffin singer, game show developer (Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy) is born in San Mateo CA.Ref: 4
1925*Rocker Bill Haley (of the Comets) is born.Ref: 17
1927*Janet Leigh (Jeanette Morrison Reames) actress: Psycho, The Manchurian Candidate, Bye, Bye, Birdie, Houdini, Pete Kelly’s Blues, That Forsyte Woman; actress, Jamie Lee Curtis’ mother, is born.Ref: 4
1927*Pat Paulsen comedian: The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour; perennial U.S. Presidential candidate; is born.Ref: 17
1927*Nicky Hilton heir to his father Conrad Hilton's vast international hotel chain., is born.Ref: 5
1927*Susan Cabot Boston, actress (Carnival Rock), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Donal Donnelly actor: Godfather: Part III, The Dead, The Knack, is born/Ref: 4
1932*Della Reese Detroit, singer/actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), is born.Ref: 17
1935*Dalai Lama (Lhamo Dhondrup) 14th Dalai Lama: Nobel Peace Prize winner: Tibetan spiritual leader, is born.Ref: 4
1937*Gene Chandler [Eugene Dixon], Chicago, rocker (Duke of Earl), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Ned Beatty Lexington Ky, actor (Deliverance, Repossed, Network), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Vladimir Ashkenazy Gorkey Rus, pianist/conductor (Tchakowsky-1961), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Helena Dupont US, equestrian 3-day even (Olympic-33rd place-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Mary Peters England, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Viktor Kuzkin USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Rik Elswit musician: guitar, singer: group: Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show: Sylvia’s Mother, [Freakin’ At] The Freaker’s Ball, Queen of the Silver Dollar, Ballad of Lucy Jordan, The Cover of Rolling Stone, When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman, Sharing the Night Together, Sexy Eyes, Better Love Next Time, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Bill Plager hockey: NHL: Minnesota North Stars, St. Louis Blues, Atlanta Flames, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Sylvester Stallone actor: Rocky series, Rambo series, Cliffhanger, Cobra, Demolition Man, Nighthawks, Oscar, Tango and Cash, The Specialist, Judge Dredd, Assassins, Cop Land, is born.Ref: 4
1946*George W. (Walker) Bush 43rd President of the United States [2000- ]; married to Laura Welch Bush [twin daughters: Barbara and Jenna]; governor of Texas [1995-2000]; managing partner of Texas Rangers baseball club; son of 41st U.S. President [1989-1993] George [Herbert Walker] Bush, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Burt Ward (Bert John Gervais) actor: Batman, Beach Babes from Beyond Infinity, Robo-chic, Smooth Talker, Virgin High, Killcrazy, is born.Ref: 68
1946*Fred Dryer Hawthone Calif, NFLer (NY Giants, LA Rams)/actor (Hunter), is born.Ref: 5
1946*James Browning Wyeth, Penn, artist (An American Vision-Boston), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Rick Hunter actor, is born.Ref: 5
1948*Brad Park Toronto, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Shelly Hack Greenwich Ct, actress (Tiffany-Charlie's Angel), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Sultan Rakhmanov Super heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Grant Goodeve actor: Dynasty, Eight is Enough, Northern Exposure; TV host: Solid Gold Hits, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Shelley Hack actress: Charlie’s Angels, King of Comedy, Annie Hall, A Casualty of War, The Stepfather, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Allyce Beasley (Alice Tannenbaum) actress: Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers, Motorama, Moonlighting, Rumpelstiltskin, Dream with the Fishes, Stuart Little, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Nanci Griffith Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter: LP: Other Voices/Other Rooms [1993]; From a Distance, Love at the Five and Dime, Fly by Night, Daddy Said, Ford Econoline, LP: There’s a Light Beyond These Woods, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Willie Randolph baseball: Pittsburgh Pirates, NY Yankees, LA Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Kenny G (Kenneth Gorelick) jazz musician: saxophone: Songbird, Silhouette, Forever in Love, Everytime I Close My Eyes, Sentimental, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Matt Bahr NFL kicker (NY Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Ron Duguay Canada, hockey player (NY Rangers, Detroit Red Wings), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Jennifer Saunders actress, comedienne: (Dawn) French and Saunders, Absolutely Fabulous, Muppet Treasure Island Comic Relief: various, The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything, is born.Ref: 4
1959*Jon Keeble musician: drums: group: Spandau Ballet: True, To Cut a Long Story Short, The Freeze, Musclebound, Chant No. 1, is born.Ref: 4
1961*Kimberly Foster actress: Dallas, One Crazy Summer, It Takes Two, Deadline, Love Bites, Broken Trust, is born.Ref: 4
1965*Glenn Scarpelli Staten Is NY, actor (Alex-One Day At a Time, Fantasy), is born.Ref: 5
1967*X-rated actress Patricia Kennedy is born.Ref: 4
1968*Glenn Scarpelli actor: One Day at a Time, Jennifer Slept Here, is born.Ref: 4
1969*Michael Grant vocalist (Musical Youth), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Kari Kupcinet Chicago, actress (Julie Sanderson-Young & Restless), is born.Ref: 5
1975*X-rated actress Vanessa Chase is born.Ref: 4
1978*Tamera Mowry actress: Sister, Sister, Detention, Seventeen Again, Hollywood Horror; twin sister of Tia Mowry, is born.Ref: 4
1978*Tia Mowry actress: Sister, Sister, Detention, Seventeen Again, Hollywood Horror; twin sister of Tamera Mowry, is born.Ref: 4
1983*Gregory Smith actor: Leaping Leprechauns, Spellbreaker, The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space, The Patriot, is born.Ref: 4
1189*English King Henry II dies at age 56 at Chinon, France and is buried in the choir church of Fontevrault.Ref: 68
1415*Martyrdom of Jan Hus, Czech reformer, who was condemned for heresy and burned at the stake for heresy by the Church at Constance, Germany because of his outspoken appeals for church reform and for political and religious rights for the common people.Ref: 5
1533*Ludovico Ariosto, Italian poet, dies.Ref: 70
1535*Sir Thomas More ‘Man for All Seasons’: statesman, author; found guilty of treason: beheaded at age 58 for his refusal to sanction Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn.Ref: 68
1553*Edward VI, English king (1547-53), the only child of Henry VIII and this third wife, Jane Seymore, dies at age 15.Ref: 68
1835*(US Supreme Court Justice) John Marshall, the third chief justice of the Supreme Court, dies at the age of 79. Two days later, while tolling in his honor in Philadelphia, the Liberty Bell cracks.Ref: 2
1851*Thomas Davenport invented first coml electric motor, dies at age 48.Ref: 70
1892*The Homestead Strike. Pinkerton Guards, trying to pave the way for the introduction of scabs, opened fire on striking Carnegie mill steel- workers in Homestead, Pennsylvania. In the ensuing battle, three Pinkertons surrendered; then, unarmed, they were set upon and beaten by a mob of townspeople, most of them women. Seven guards and eleven strikers and spectators were shot to death.Ref: 5
1893*Guy de Maupassant, French novelist and short-story writer, dies at age 42.Ref: 70
1916*Odilon Redon, French painter, lithographer and etcher, dies at age 76.Ref: 70
1932 Kenneth Grahame dies.Ref: 10
1944*169 people die in a fire that breaks out in the main tent of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Baily Circus in Hartford, CT. (XDG, p 4A, 7/6/2000)Ref: 83
1962*William (Cuthbert) Faulkner, Nobel Prize-winning writer [1949]; The Sound and the Fury, dies at age 64.Ref: 4
1966*‘Sad’ Sam (Samuel Pond) Jones baseball: pitcher: Cleveland Naps, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox [World Series: 1918], NY Yankees [World Series: 1922, 1923, 1926], SL Browns, Washington Nationals, Chicago White Sox; dies.Ref: 4
1971*(Daniel) Louis Armstrong Satchmo: jazz musician: trumpet; Grammy Award-winning singer: Hello, Dolly! [1964], Lifetime Achievement Award [1971]; It’s a Wonderful World, Mack the Knife, Blueberry Hill; appeared in films: The Five Pennies, The Glenn Miller Story, Hello Dolly!, High Society; American ambassador of good will; inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [1990]; dies at age 70.Ref: 4
1972*(Andre) Brandon de Wilde actor: Shane, Hud, In Harm’s Way, The Member of the Wedding, Goodbye My Lady, All Fall Down; dies in car crash in Denver CO: while en route to act in a stage play.Ref: 4
1973*Joe E. (Evan) Brown comedian, actor: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Around the World in 80 Days, Show Boat, Some like It Hot; dies.Ref: 5
1973*Otto Klemperer, who was one of the foremost German conductors, dies.Ref: 70
1973*Patrick McVey actor (Manhunt, Big Town), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1976*(Green River Killer) (date given as between July 6, 1976 and August 31, 1993) Jane Doe B-20, is last seen. She is listed as the 48th of 48 women Gary Ridgway admits killing. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/06/2003)Ref: 13
1980*Gail Patrick actress (My Man Godfrey), dies of leukemia at 69.Ref: 5
1982*Russell Thorson actor (One Man's Family), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1986 Jagjivan Ram, Indian politician and spokesman for the untouchables, dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1987*First of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India.Ref: 5
1989*János Kádár, premier Hungary (1956-58), dies in Budapest, Hungary.Ref: 68
1990*Paul Wynne KGO-TV SF reporter, dies of AIDS at 46Ref: 5
1994*Cameron Mitchell (Mitzell) actor: Trapped Alive, Hollywood Cop, Swift Justice, Blood and Black Lace, How to Marry a Millionaire, Desiree, The Tall Men, Carousel, Homecoming, The High Chaparral, Swiss Family Robinson; dies.Ref: 4
1996*Kathy Ahern golf champion: LPGA [1972]; dies.Ref: 5
1997*Dorothy Chandler Los Angeles Times publishing family; Dorothy Chandler Pavillion named after her; dies.Ref: 4
1998*Roy Rogers (Leonard Slye) ‘King of the Cowboys’: actor: 85+ westerns, The Roy Rogers Show, The Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show; singer: Happy Trails to You; dies at age 86 in Apple Valley, CA.Ref: 4
2002*John Frankenheimer, director, dies in Los Angeles CA at age 72. (TWA, 2003)Ref: 95
2003*Buddy Ebsen (Christian Rudolph Ebsen) actor: The Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones, The President’s Plane is Missing, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Red Garters, Stone Fox, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; dies at age 95 in Torrence CA. (also WSJ, p A1, 7/08/2003)Ref: 4

Last Update: October 27th, 2005
© 2000-2005   Kenneth Fussichen