July 6 – On This Day In History

6 July

What happened today in history?

  • 1189 – Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) becomes King of England.
  • 1483Richard III crowned King of England.
  • 1484 – Diogo Cao, a Portuguese captain, discovered the mouth of the Congo River.
  • 1535 – Sir Thomas More executed for treason against Henry VIII.
  • 1942Anne Frank went into hiding in Amsterdam.
  • 1988 – The Piper Alpha oil drilling platform exploded killing 167 people.

 

Who was born today?

  • 1935 – 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyastso).
  • 1946 – George W. Bush – 43rd President of the United States.
  • 1946 – Sylvester Stallone – American actor (Rocky and Rambo)

 

Who died today?

  • 1189 – King Henry II of England.
  • 1535 – Thomas More – English writer and philosopher.
  • 1553 – King Edward VI of England.
  • 1932 – Kenneth Grahame – Scottish author (The Wind in the Willows)
  • 1962 – William Faulkner – American writer.
  • 1971 – Louis Armstrong – American singer.

Leave a reply