July 6 in Pop Culture History

July 6 in Pop Culture History

1189 – Richard I “the Lionheart” acceded to the English throne.

1348 – Pope Clement VI issued a papal bull (rule) protecting the Jews accused of having caused the Black Death.

1415 – Jan Hus, an early church reformer, was condemned as a heretic and then burned at the stake.

1483 – Richard III was crowned King of England. Although he died in 1485, his body was lost until 2013. Because of that, many people consider him the greatest ‘hide and seek’ champion of all time.

1535 – Sir (& Catholic Saint) Thomas More was executed for treason against King Henry VIII.

1854 – The first convention of the United States Republican Party was held in Jackson, Michigan.

1865 – The first issue of The Nation magazine was published.

1885 – Louis Pasteur successfully tested his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.

1919 – The British dirigible R34 landed in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.

1933 – The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game was played in Chicago’s Comiskey Park. The American League defeated the National League 4–2.

1942 – Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in the “Secret Annexe” above her father’s office in an Amsterdam warehouse.

1944 – The Hartford Circus Fire killed approximately 168 people and injured over 700 in Hartford, Connecticut.

1947 – The AK-47 assault rifle went into production in the Soviet Union.

1957 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles.

1963 – #1 Hit July 6, 1963 – July 19, 1963: The EssexEasier Said Than Done

1974 – #1 Hit July 6, 1974 – July 12, 1974: The Hues CorporationRock the Boat

1985 – #1 Hit July 6, 1985 – July 12, 1985: Phil CollinsSussudio

1990 – Die Hard 2: Die Harder and Jetsons: The Movie debuted in theaters.

1994 – Forrest Gump was released in theaters.

2001 – Kiss of the Dragon was released in theaters.

2012 – Savages was released in theaters.

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