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July 6, 2008 - Today In History

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« on: July 06, 2008, 12:19:26 am »








             Today is Sunday, July 6, the 188th day of 2008. There are 178 days left in the year.







 
Today's Highlight in History:





On July 6, 1928, the first all-talking feature, "The Lights of New York," had its gala premiere in New York.




On this date:


In 1483, England's King Richard III crowned

In 1535, Sir Thomas More was executed in England for high treason.

In 1777, during the American Revolution, British forces captured Fort Ticonderoga.

In 1917, during World War I, Arab forces led by T.E. Lawrence and Auda Abu Tayi captured the
            port of Aqaba from the Turks.

In 1923, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics form (USSR)

In 1924, 1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, U.S. - England

IN 1042, Anne Frank's family goes into hiding in After House, Amsterdam

In 1944, 168 people died in a fire that broke out in the main tent of the Ringling Brothers and
            Barnum and Bailey Circus in Hartford, Conn.

In 1945, President Truman signed an executive order establishing the Medal of Freedom.

In 1957, Harry S. Truman Library forms in Independence, Missouri

In 1957, Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title,
            defeating fellow American Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2.

In 1958, Alaska becomes 49th state

In 1967, war erupted as Nigeria sent troops into the secessionist state of Biafra.
            (The Biafran War, which lasted two and a-half years and resulted in a
              Nigerian victory, claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.)

In 1988, 167 North Sea oil workers were killed when a series of explosions and fires
            destroyed a drilling platform.






Ten years ago:

Protestants rioted in many parts of Northern Ireland after British authorities blocked an
Orange Order march in Portadown.

Singing cowboy star Roy Rogers died in Apple Valley, Calif., at age 86.



Five years ago:

Liberian leader Charles Taylor accepted an offer of asylum in Nigeria.

Roger Federer became the first Swiss man to win a Grand Slam tennis title, defeating Mark Philippoussis 7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (3) in the Wimbledon final.

Actor Buddy Ebsen died in Torrance, Calif., at age 95.



One year ago:

A man on a balcony over the New York-New York casino floor in Las Vegas opened fire on the gamblers below, wounding four people before he was tackled by off-duty military reservists. (Steven Zegrean faces attempted murder charges.)

Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, pioneer of the modern historical romance novel, died in Princeton, Minn.,
at age 68.






Today's Birthdays:


Former first lady Nancy Reagan is 87.

Actor William Schallert is 86.

Actor Donal Donnelly is 77.

Singer-actress Della Reese is 77.

Actor Ned Beatty is 71.

Singer Gene Chandler is 71.

Country singer Jeannie Seely is 68.

Actor Burt Ward is 63.

President Bush is 62.

Actor-director Sylvester Stallone is 62.

Actor Fred Dryer is 62.

Actress Nathalie Baye is 60.

Actor Geoffrey Rush is 57.

Rock musician John Bazz (The Blasters) is 56.

Actor Grant Goodeve is 56.

Country singer Nanci Griffith is 55.

Actress Allyce Beasley is 54.

Jazz musician Rick Braun is 53.

Country musician John Jorgenson is 52.

Former first daughter Susan Ford Bales is 51.

Hockey player Ron Duguay is 51.

Actor Brian Posehn is 42.

Rapper Inspectah Deck (Wu-Tang Clan) is 38.

Rapper 50 Cent is 32. Actress Tamera Mowry is 30.

Actress Tia Mowry is 30.

Actress Eva Green is 28.

Actor Gregory Smith is 25.

Rock singer Kate Nash is 21.

Actor Jeremy Suarez ("Bernie Mac") is 18.





Thought for Today:



"Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form."

Andre Maurois,
French author
(1885-1967).
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2008, 06:26:14 pm »

Nice work, Bianca, to which I would also add that Ann Frank and her family also went into hiding on this day on a hot day in 1942.

We must never forget the Nazi atrocities, lest they happen again.

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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2008, 07:46:40 pm »








Oh, Sara, please forgive ME!


I use Yahoo's AP Daily set up because it is nicely arranged, but it sorely lacks in info.  Usually
I supply it with the one below.

As fate would have it, I was too tired last night to check it and I forgot this morning......

I certainly agree with you about the Anne Frank Story and what it reopresents!!!



This was my idea for a daily thread:

".........A lot of commemorative dates are ignored in the MSM, but may be impotant to a lot of us here.

It would also be pretty interesting, as many of us are from outside the USA."



The few I have done I have put in their proper section, but have announced it HERE and added a LINK
to the story.

So, I urge you to contribute any time, Please!   You're still in time......


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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008, 08:17:55 pm »










                                           July 6 1958  Alaska becomes 49th state





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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2008, 10:27:06 pm »

Not a problem, friend Bianca. I will certainly contribute when I see something to add.  In the meantime, you are doing a very brilliant job.

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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2008, 11:52:45 pm »







Thanks, Sarah!


I am so pleased that you like this thread.   I really didn't think people were reading it.....

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