This Day in History- July 6

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This Day in History - July 6

“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” – Edmund Burke. Every day is a new opportunity to learn facts about history you never knew. Every date we pass is filled with hidden facts. Facts that changed history or contributed to the present day we live in. History is defined as a story of what has happened in the past. History is shared when someone is telling a story about their past experiences, or an article about where cricket originated. Let us explore the events that happened on July 6 for you!

What Happened in India on July 6?

1892- Dadabhai Naorojo elected as a member of Parliament of the UK
Naoroji moved to Britain and had his political involvement. Elected to the Liberal Party in Finsbury Central at the 1892 general election, he was the first British Indian MP to be elected to UK Parliament.

Credits: Swarajya

2006- Nathula Pass opened
A trading post between India and China was opened for business on July 6, 2006. The trading post had been closed since the Sino-Indian war of 1962. Part of the Silk Road, the pass connected Tibet with the Indian state of Sikkim.

What Happened Around the World on July 6?

1776- Independence announced on the front page
American Declaration of Independence was announced on the front page of “PA Evening Gazette”. The Pennsylvania Gazette was one of the United States most prominent newspapers from 1728, before the time period of the American Revolution, until 1800.

1785- Adoption of decimal coinage
The US Congress unanimously resolved the name of US currency to the “dollar” and adopted the decimal coinage on July 6, 1785. 

1885- Louis Pasteur’s anti-rabies vaccine
Louis Pasteur successfully gave an anti-rabies vaccine to 9-year-old Joseph Meister, and thus saved his life on July 6, 1885.  His research in chemistry led to remarkable breakthroughs in the understanding of the causes and preventions of diseases, which laid down the foundations of hygiene, public health, and much of modern medicine.

1919- Institute for Sexual Science opened in Berlin by a physician 
Magnus Hirschfeld established the study of sexual science in Berlin. Magnus Hirschfeld was a German physician and sexologist educated primarily in Germany. He based his practice in Berlin-Charlottenburg during the Weimar period. 

1923- Treaty of Union signed
The Central Executive Committee accepted the Treaty of Union, signed in Moscow in December 1922, and the Russian Empire became the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 

1945- UN charter ratified by Nicaragua 
Nicaragua became the 1st nation to ratify the Charter of the United Nations on July 6, 1945. The Charter of the United Nations is the founding document of the United Nations. It was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization. 

1967- Nigerian Civil war
Nigerian Civil War erupted as Nigerian forces invaded the secessionist state of Biafra. The Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Nigerian-Biafran War or the Biafran War, was a civil war fought between the government of Nigeria and the Republic of Biafra, a secessionist state which had declared its independence from Nigeria in 1967. 

Credits: New Africa

1970- California passed the 1st “no-fault” divorce law
“No-fault” divorce describes any divorce where the spouse asking for a divorce does not have to prove that the other spouse did something wrong. All states allow no-fault divorces. To get a no-fault divorce, one spouse must simply state a reason for the divorce that is recognized by the state. California was the first state to pass the law on July 6, 1970. 

Credits: Mary’s Advocate

Famous Birthdays on July 6

1781- Stamford Raffles
British statesman and founder of Singapore, he was born on the coast of Port Morant, Jamaica on July 6, 1781. 

1876- Harry Ford Sinclair
The founder of Sinclair Oil was born in Benwood, West Virginia.

1907- Frida Kahlo
Mexican painter who explored questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, and race in Mexican society- she was born in Coyoacán, Mexico City on July 6, 1907.

1921- Nancy Reagan
The US First Lady between 1981-89 was born in NYC, New York.

1921- Dmitri Polyakov
Soviet Major General and spy for the CIA, he was born in Ukraine on July 6, 1921. 

1927- Janet Leigh
An American actress, she was born in Merced, California.

1935- 14th Dalai Lama
Tibetan spiritual leader of Tibet’s Lamaistic Buddhists was born in Taktser, Qinghai, China on July 6, 1935. 

Credits: Wikipedia

1946- George W. Bush Jr
43rd President of the United States between 2001-09 and 46th Governor of Texas between 1995-2000, was born in New Haven, Connecticut on July 6, 1946.

Credits: Getty Images

This was all about the interesting and intriguing events that happened on this day in history – July 6. We hope you have had fun reading this blog. For more entertaining and informative content, follow Leverage Edu. on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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