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July 6: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Did you know that on this day, July 6, 1785, the US adopted dollars as its official currency?

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July 6th is Virtually Hug a Virtual Assistant Day & Kissing Day.

We’re now on the 188th day of the year, and have 178 days left in 2024.

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 fun & interesting facts about July 6th in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on July 6 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2020

America officially began to withdraw from the World Health Organization.

2016

South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to 6 years in prison for murder.

2003

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.

1994

The Forrest Gump movie was released in the US.

The movie had a budget of $55 million and made $678.2 million at the Box Office.

1967

The Nigerian Civil War began when Nigerian troops invaded Biafra.

1957

John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at a church dinner party.

1947

The Soviet Union started mass producing the AK-47 assault rifle.

OTD in 1947: 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-47s, and there have been over 75 million made since this day.

1885

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.

1785

The US adopted the name “dollars” and started using decimal coinage.

The choice was made by the Continental Congress in New York.

1776

The American Declaration of Independence was publicly released in the Pennsylvania Evening Post.

OTD in 1776: The American Declaration of Independence was publicly released in the Pennsylvania Evening Post.

1699

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.

1535

Catholic Saint Sir Thomas More was executed for treason by King Henry VIII.

OTD in 1535: Catholic Saint Sir Thomas More was executed for treason by King Henry VIII.

More refused to attend the coronation of Anne Boleyn as Queen of England. This caused King Henry VIII to accuse More of treason. A jury found him guilty, and he was sentenced to death.

1348

Pope Clement VI issued two papal bulls stating that Jews were not to blame for the Black Death.

1189

Richard I took to the throne as King of England.

Famous Births

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Kevin Hart? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1979

Kevin Hart

American

Comedian

Kevin Hart

Age:

44 years old

Born In:

Pennsylvania, USA

1975

50 Cent

American

Rapper

50 Cent

Age:

48 years old

Born In:

New York, USA

1946

Sylvester Stallone

American

Actor

Sylvester Stallone

Age:

77 years old

Born In:

New York, USA

1907

Frida Kahlo

Mexican

Painter

Frida Kahlo

Died On:

Jul 13, 1954 (Age 47)

Born In:

Mexico City, Mexico

Famous Deaths

Unfortunately, July 6th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…

1999

2019

Cameron Boyce

American

Actor

Cameron Boyce

1999

2019

Cameron Boyce

Cameron Boyce was an American actor born on May 28, 1999. He died on this day in 2019, at age 20 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Died On:

Jul 6, 2019 (Age 20)

Died In:

California, USA

Special Holidays

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.

July 6: Virtually Hug a Virtual Assistant Day
International

Virtually Hug a Virtual Assistant Day

Virtual assistants are more common these days as there has been a significant shift in people moving from working in offices to working remotely. Today is Virtually Hug a Virtual Assistant, so be sure to send a virtual hug today by text, email, or conference call!

July 6: International Kissing Day
World

International Kissing Day

Not that we really need any excuses to kiss more than we do, but who can say no to a little extra love and affection? Whether you give your grandmother a peck on the cheek or give your partner a good old smooch, it’s time to get kissing!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

When the historic Plaza Hotel in NYC opened in 1907, a room cost $2.50 per night, the same as $64.26 today. The Plaza now charges over $1,000/night.

Birthday & Zodiac

People who were born on July 6 all share the Cancer zodiac sign.

Cancer is the fourth astrological sign in the zodiac and is associated with the water element alongside Scorpio and Pisces.

People born in July all have the Ruby birthstone. Those holding this beautiful red ruby will be gifted with a long life bursting with love, passion and, romance.

If you were born on this day, you were likely conceived the previous year on October 13th.

A baby that is conceived on July 6, 2024, will likely be born around March 29, 2025.

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