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People who were born on July 6 all share the Cancer zodiac sign.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 6th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Did you know that on this day in 1785, the US adopted dollars as its official currency? Congress agreed that it would be a decimal-based currency, with each dollar worth 100 cents.
Keep reading for more facts about July 6th in history!
What Happened On July 6 In History?
The Cosmic Call 2 mission occurred at the Eupatoria Planetary Radar in western Crimea.
The radar sent a METI message to 5 stars. This was the second mission of its kind, following Cosmic Call 1 in 1999. The message is due to land at the different stars between 2036, and 2049 depending on the distance.
The Soviet Union started mass producing the AK-47 assault rifle.
The AK-47, designed by Russian inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov, was one of the world's first mass-produced assault rifles. Now, 1 in 5 firearms worldwide are AK-47's, and there have been over 75 million made since this day.
The first successful rabies vaccine was successfully tested on a 9-year-old boy in France.
Louis Pasteur had been working on a rabies vaccine in France for many years, and on this day, he administered the first vaccine to a human. Joseph Meister, the 9-year-old boy, was attacked by a "mad" dog on July 4 and received the vaccination 60 hours after the attack. Meister was given a course of 13 injections over three weeks and successfully became immune to rabies.
Pirate Captain Kidd was arrested in Boston, Massachusetts, US.
On this day Kidd was placed into a stone prison under harsh conditions before being taken to England a year later to be questioned by Parliament. He was found guilty of piracy and hanged on May 23, 1701.
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