Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 6

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This is a list of selected July 6 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled July 6, 2019 featured article or the July 6, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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{{<!--If July 5 was a Sunday-->#ifeq: 7 | {{#time:N|5 July {{CURRENTYEAR}}}} |Tynwald Day (Isle of Man, (2019);}} no footnotes
Comoros (1975) and unreferenced section
Jan Hus Day in the Czech Republic; needs more footnotes
371 BC – Post-Peloponnesian War Conflicts: The Thebans defeated the Spartans at the Battle of Leuctra in Boeotia in the territory of Thespiae, weakening Sparta's influence over the Greek peninsula. refimprove section
1415 – The Council of Constance executed Jan Hus, founder of the Christian Hussite reform movement, for committing heresy. Jan Hus and Hussites both need more footnotes
1535Thomas More, an opponent of the Protestant Reformation, was executed for treason for refusing to accept Henry VIII as the Supreme Head of the Church of England. refimprove section
1785 – The dollar, a decimal currency system, was unanimously chosen as the money unit for the United States. unreferenced section
1885 – French chemists Louis Pasteur and Émile Roux successfully tested their vaccine against rabies on nine-year-old Joseph Meister after he was bitten by an infected dog. conflict of interest
1887 – King Kalākaua of Hawaiʻi was forced to sign the Bayonet Constitution, stripping the Hawaiian monarchy of much of its authority as well as disfranchising all Asians, most native Hawaiians, and the poor. refimprove
1905 – American schoolteacher Katie DeWitt James filed for divorce from her husband, beginning a series of events that would ultimately lead to her unsolved murder and the consequent naming of Dead Women Crossing, Oklahoma. short
1947 – Production of the AK-47, the world's best-selling assault rifle, began. refimprove section
1962The Late Late Show, the world's longest-running chat show by the same broadcaster, aired on Irish television for the first time. unreferenced section
1966Hastings Banda became the first president of Malawi, exactly two years after the country became independent from the United Kingdom. unreferenced section
1988 – An explosion and resulting fire destroyed Occidental Petroleum's oil platform Piper Alpha in the North Sea, killing 168 people. refimprove section
1998Hong Kong International Airport, built on the man-made island of Chek Lap Kok, opened for commercial operations, becoming one of the world's busiest airports. unreferenced section, expansion

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July 6: Independence Day in Malawi (1964); Statehood Day in Lithuania (1253); the Festival of San Fermín begins in Pamplona, Spain

Richard III of England
Richard III of England

Eino Leino (b. 1878) · Nancy Reagan (b. 1921) · Jagjivan Ram (d. 1986)

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