Today in History

    What happened on the 6th of July in history?

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    • 1476
      Regiomontanus (Johannes Muller of Konigsberg) dies.
    • 1687
      Newton publishes 'Principia'
    • 1699
      Capt. William Kidd arrested in Boston.
    • 1854
      1st Republican state convention
    • 1885
      1st inoculation (for rabies) of a human being by Louis Pasteur
    • 1892
      Striking steelworkers in Homestead Pa. fire on scabs killing 7.
    • 1919
      R-34 lands in NY 1st airship to cross Atlantic
    • 1920
      Yanks score team record 14 runs in 1 inning vs Senators
    • 1928
      1st all-talking motion picture shown in NY (Lights of NY).
    • 1932
      1st class postage back up to 3› from 2›.
    • 1933
      1st All-Star baseball game AL wins 5-2
    • 1961
      Soviets launch Titov in Vostok 2; 17 orbits; 25hr/18 min.
    • 1962
      Mantle hits his 3rd & 4th consecutive homer
    • 1964
      Malawi (then Nyasaland) gains independence from Britain (Nat'l Day).
    • 1975
      Comoros gain independence from France (most of them).
    • 1976
      Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station.