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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Today in History #2

Today in History

July 6 : General Interest
1957: Althea Gibson is first African American to win Wimbledon
On this day in 1957, Althea Gibson claims the women's singles tennis title at Wimbledon and becomes the first African American to win a championship at London's All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club... read more
American Revolution
1775 : Congress issues a "Declaration on the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms"
1958 : Juan Manuel Fangio bids goodbye to Grand Prix racing in France
Civil War
1864 : Confederate General Jubal Early occupies Hagerstown
Cold War
1963 : U.S. policymakers express optimism
1946 : George "Bugs" Moran is arrested
1988 : Explosion on North Sea oil rig
General Interest
1942 : Frank family takes refuge
1944 : The Hartford Circus Fire
1967 : Civil war in Nigeria
1971 : Satchmo dies
1976 : Women inducted into U.S. Naval Academy
1994 : Forrest Gump opens, wins Hanks a second Oscar
1935 : Dalai Lama, leader of Tibet and bestselling author, is born
1957 : John meets Paul for the first time
Old West
1862 : Mark Twain begins reporting in Virginia City
1946 : George Walker Bush is born
1933 : Major League Baseball's first All-Star Game is held
1957 : Althea Gibson wins Wimbledon
Vietnam War
1955 : Diem says South Vietnam not bound by Geneva Agreements
1964 : Viet Cong attack Special Forces at Nam Dong
World War I
1918 : Czech troops take Russian port of Vladivostok for Allies
World War II
1944 : Georges Mandel, French patriot, is executed



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