Today is July 6. On this date in:
Sir Thomas More was executed in England for high treason.
During the American Revolution, British forces captured Fort Ticonderoga.
French scientist Louis Pasteur tested an anti-rabies vaccine on 9-year-old Joseph Meister, who had been bitten by an infected dog; the boy did not develop rabies.
Lytle Park in Cincinnati was dedicated.
The first All-Star baseball game was played at Chicago’s Comiskey Park; the American League defeated the National League, 4-2.
Anne Frank, her parents and sister entered a “secret annex” in an Amsterdam building; they hid from Nazi occupiers for two years before being discovered and arrested.
An estimated 168 people died in a fire that broke out during a performance in the main tent of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Hartford, Connecticut.
Sixteen-year-old John Lennon first met 15-year-old Paul McCartney when Lennon’s band, the Quarrymen skiffle group, performed a gig at St. Peter’s Church in Woolton, Liverpool.
Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner, one of the giants of Southern literature, died in Byhalia, Mississippi, at age 64.
The movie “A Hard Day’s Night,” starring The Beatles, had its world premiere in London.
Jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong died in New York at age 69.
Explosions and fires destroyed a drilling platform in the North Sea, killing 167 oil workers.
Fourteen firefighters were killed while battling a several-days-old blaze on Storm King Mountain in Colorado.
The rover Sojourner rolled down a ramp from the Mars Pathfinder lander onto the Martian landscape to begin inspecting the soil and rocks of the red planet.