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Thursday 6 July 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • National Fried Chicken Day (United States)
  • The first day of San Fermín, which lasts until July 14. (Pamplona)

Events

  • 1990 – The Electronic Frontier Foundation is founded.
  • 1986 – Davis Phinney becomes the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France.
  • 1966 – Malawi becomes a republic, with Hastings Banda as its first President.
  • 1962 – The Late Late Show, the world's longest-running chat show by the same broadcaster, airs on RTÉ One for the first time.
  • 1957 – Althea Gibson wins the Wimbledon championships, becoming the first black athlete to do so.
  • 1957 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles.
  • 1933 – The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played in Chicago's Comiskey Park. The American League defeated the National League 4–2.
  • 1919 – The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
  • 1892 – Dadabhai Naoroji is elected as the first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.
  • 1865 – The first issue of The Nation magazine is published.
  • 1854 – In Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the United States Republican Party is held.
  • 1801 – First Battle of Algeciras: Outnumbered French Navy ships defeat the Royal Navy in the fortified Spanish port of Algeciras.
  • 1779 – Battle of Grenada: The French defeat British naval forces during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1777 – American Revolutionary War: Siege of Fort Ticonderoga: After a bombardment by British artillery under General John Burgoyne, American forces retreat from Fort Ticonderoga, New York.
  • 1573 – Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera.
  • 1495 – First Italian War: Battle of Fornovo: Charles VIII defeats the Holy League.

Births

  • 1992 – Manny Machado, American baseball player
  • 1987 – Manteo Mitchell, American runner
  • 1987 – Sophie Auster, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1986 – David Karp, American businessman, founded Tumblr
  • 1986 – Derrick Williams, American football player
  • 1982 – Brandon Jacobs, American football player
  • 1982 – Misty Upham, American actress (d. 2014)
  • 1980 – Joell Ortiz, American rapper
  • 1979 – Kevin Hart, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1979 – Matthew Barnson, American viola player and composer
  • 1978 – Adam Busch, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1978 – Tamera Mowry, American actress and producer
  • 1978 – Tia Mowry, American actress and producer
  • 1976 – Ioana Dumitriu, Romanian-American mathematician and academic
  • 1975 – 50 Cent, American rapper, producer, and actor (G-Unit)
  • 1972 – Greg Norton, American baseball player and coach
  • 1970 – Inspectah Deck, American rapper and producer
  • 1967 – Omar Olivares, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
  • 1962 – Peter Hedges, American author, screenwriter, and director
  • 1961 – Robin Antin, American dancer, choreographer, and businesswoman
  • 1954 – Allyce Beasley, American actress
  • 1954 – Willie Randolph, American baseball player and manager
  • 1953 – Nanci Griffith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1950 – John Byrne, English-American author and illustrator
  • 1949 – Michael Shrieve, American composer, drummer, and percussionist
  • 1949 – Phyllis Hyman, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1995)
  • 1948 – Brad Park, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1946 – Fred Dryer, American football player and actor
  • 1946 – George W. Bush, American businessman and politician, 43rd President of the United States
  • 1946 – Jamie Wyeth, American painter
  • 1946 – Sylvester Stallone, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1941 – Randall Robinson, American lawyer and author
  • 1937 – Gene Chandler, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1937 – Ned Beatty, American actor
  • 1935 – Candy Barr, American model, dancer, and actress (d. 2005)
  • 1931 – Della Reese, American actress and singer
  • 1927 – Janet Leigh, American actress and author (d. 2004)
  • 1927 – Pat Paulsen, American comedian and actor (d. 1997)
  • 1925 – Bill Haley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (d. 1981)
  • 1925 – Merv Griffin, American actor, singer, and producer, created Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! (d. 2007)
  • 1924 – Louie Bellson, American drummer, composer, and bandleader (d. 2009)
  • 1922 – William Schallert, American actor; president (1979–81) of the Screen Actors Guild (d. 2016)
  • 1921 – Billy Mauch, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1921 – Bobby Mauch, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1921 – Nancy Reagan, American actress and activist, 42nd First Lady of the United States (d. 2016)
  • 1916 – Harold Norse, American poet and author (d. 2009)
  • 1914 – Vince McMahon Sr., American wrestling promoter, founded WWE (d. 1984)
  • 1907 – George Stanley, Canadian soldier, historian, and author, designed the flag of Canada (d. 2002)
  • 1904 – Robert Whitney, American conductor and composer (d. 1986)
  • 1900 – Frederica Sagor Maas, American author and screenwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1899 – Susannah Mushatt Jones, American supercentarian (d. 2016)
  • 1897 – Richard Krautheimer, German-American historian and scholar (d. 1994)
  • 1892 – Will James, American author and illustrator (d. 1942)
  • 1890 – Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Indian-American author and scholar (d. 1936)
  • 1884 – Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, American businessman and sailor (d. 1970)
  • 1856 – George Howard Earle, Jr., American lawyer and businessman (d. 1928)
  • 1831 – Sylvester Pennoyer, American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Oregon (d. 1902)
  • 1781 – Stamford Raffles, English politician, founded Singapore (d. 1826)
  • 1766 – Alexander Wilson, Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, and illustrator (d. 1813)
  • 1747 – John Paul Jones, Scottish-American captain (d. 1792)
  • 1736 – Daniel Morgan, American general and politician (d. 1802)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Jerry Weintraub, American film producer, and talent agent (b. 1937)
  • 2014 – Alan J. Dixon, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 34th Illinois Secretary of State (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Lo Hsing Han, Burmese businessman, co-founded Asia World (b. 1935)
  • 2010 – Harvey Fuqua, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
  • 2009 – Robert McNamara, American businessman and politician, 8th United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1916)
  • 2007 – Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, American author (b. 1939)
  • 2006 – Kasey Rogers, American actress (b. 1925)
  • 2005 – Ed McBain, American author and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2004 – Syreeta Wright, American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
  • 2003 – Buddy Ebsen, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1908)
  • 2002 – Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman, founded Reliance Industries (b. 1932)
  • 2002 – John Frankenheimer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
  • 1999 – Barry Winchell, American soldier (b. 1977)
  • 1998 – Roy Rogers, American cowboy, actor, and singer (b. 1911)
  • 1992 – Marsha P. Johnson, American drag queen performer and activist (b. 1945)
  • 1979 – Van McCoy, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1940)
  • 1978 – Babe Paley, American socialite and fashion style icon (b. 1915)
  • 1973 – Otto Klemperer, German-American conductor and composer (b. 1885)
  • 1971 – Louis Armstrong, American singer and trumpet player (b. 1901)
  • 1966 – Sad Sam Jones, American baseball player and manager (b. 1892)
  • 1964 – Claude V. Ricketts, American admiral (b. 1906)
  • 1962 – William Faulkner, American novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  • 1961 – Scott LaFaro, American bassist (b. 1936)
  • 1961 – Woodall Rodgers, American lawyer and politician, Mayor of Dallas (b. 1890)
  • 1947 – Adolfo Müller-Ury, Swiss-American painter (b. 1862)
  • 1946 – Horace Pippin, American painter (b. 1888)
  • 1835 – John Marshall, American captain and politician, 4th United States Secretary of State (b. 1755)
  • 1802 – Daniel Morgan, American general and politician (b. 1736)
  • 1768 – Conrad Beissel, German-American religious leader (b. 1690)
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