July 06: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On July 6, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. In the Gregorian calendar, July 6th is the 187th day of the year. On this day, the US Congress unanimously adopts decimal coinage and changes the name of the US currency to “dollar,” Louis Pasteur successfully develops an anti-rabies vaccine, and California approves the first “no-fault” divorce legislation.

The 6th of July falls under the sign of Cancer. Frida Kahlo, George W. Bush, and the 14th Dalai Lama all have famous birthdays. Today is International Kissing Day and National Fried Chicken Day.


(July 06, 1411)
Admiral Zheng He of Ming China arrives to Nanjing after the third treasure cruise and brings the kidnapped Sinhalese monarch to the Yongle Emperor.


(July 06, 1885)
Louis Pasteur successfully tests his rabies vaccine on Joseph Meister, a kid bitten by a rabid dog.

(July 06, 1887)
The monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, David Kalkaua, is forced to sign the Bayonet Constitution, which gives most of the king's authority to the Kingdom of Hawaii's Legislature.

(July 06, 1942)
On this day in 1942, Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in Amsterdam and lived in a secret annex until their capture on August 4, 1944, an experience recounted in her diary, which became a classic of war literature.

(July 06, 2002)
John Frankenheimer, one of the most creatively brilliant directors of the 1950s and 1960s, died in Los Angeles. He is best known for films like The Manchurian Candidate (1962) and Birdman of Alcatraz (1962).

(Died on July 06, 2020)
Ennio Morricone, Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and trumpet player (b. 1928)[.

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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