On This Day - July 6th

Posted: 2018-07-06 09:11:57 By: hbr

• 1189 – Richard I "the Lionheart" accedes to the English throne.
• 1253 – Mindaugas is crowned King of Lithuania.
• 1348 – Pope Clement VI issues a papal bull protecting the Jews accused of having caused the Black Death.
• 1483 – Richard III is crowned King of England.
• 1535 – Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England.
• 1557 – King Philip II of Spain, consort of Queen Mary I of England, sets out from Dover to war with France, which eventually resulted in the loss of the City of Calais, the last English possession on the continent, and Mary I never seeing her husband again.
• 1812 - Isaac Brock issues a Proclamation to the citizens of Upper Canada announcing that the US declared war on June 17.

• 1854 – In Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the United States Republican Party is held.
• 1896 - Laurier government extends boundaries of Québec to Hudson Bay; adds 306,765 km2 to province.
• 1906 - Lord's Day Observance Act passed; bans Sunday sport, entertainment, and most business.

• 1933 – The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played in Chicago's Comiskey Park. The American League defeated the National League 4–2.
• 1944 – The Hartford circus fire, one of America's worst fire disasters, kills approximately 168 people and injures over 700 in Hartford, Connecticut.
• 1957 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles.
• 1964 – Malawi declares its independence from the United Kingdom.
• 1966 – Malawi becomes a republic, with Hastings Banda as its first President.
• 2013 – A 73-car oil train derails in the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec and explodes into flames, killing at least 47 people and destroying more than 30 buildings in the town's central area.

It's also:
• The first day of San Fermín, which lasts until July 14. (Pamplona)
• Constitution Day (Cayman Islands)
• Day of the Capital (Kazakhstan)
• Independence Day (Comoros), celebrates the independence of the Comoros from France in 1975.
• Independence Day (Malawi), celebrates the independence of Malawi from United Kingdom in 1964.
• Jan Hus Day (Czech Republic)
• Kupala Night (Poland, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine)
• National Fried Chicken Day (United States)
• Statehood Day (Lithuania)
• Teachers' Day (Peru)
• International Kissing Day
• Take Your Webmaster To Lunch Day
• Umbrella Cover Day
• Virtually Hug a Virtual Assistant Day