July 6th

2013
Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash lands in San Francisco International Airport. The plane was en route to San Francisco from Incheon International Airport, South Korea. The crash, which killed 3 people and injured at least 190 others, was the first fatal incident involving a Boeing 777 since it came on the market in 1995.
Asiana Airlines Flight 214
2006
Nathula Pass, a trading post between India and China opens for business. The trading post had been closed since the Sino-Indian war of 1962. Part of the Silk Road, the pass connects Tibet with the Indian state of Sikkim.
Nathu La
1998
Roy Rogers, the King of the Cowboys, died.
Roy Rogers
1997
The Mars rover Sojourner rolled onto the Martian surface.
Mars Pathfinder
1975
Comoros becomes independent. The Comoros Islands gained independence after about 137 years of French rule. Their official name is the Union of the Comoros.
Comorian independence referendum, 1974
1970
California passes 1st "no fault" divorce law.
No-fault divorce
1967
Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade starting Nigerian Civil war.
Nigerian Civil War
1964
Malawi gains its independence from Britain. Between 1953 and 1963, the Southeast African country was part of a British controlled federation called Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. After dissolution of the federation and independence, Nyasaland changed its name to Malawi.
History of Malawi
1957
Althea Gibson won the Wimbledon women's singles tennis title. She was the first black person to win the event.
Althea Gibson
1944
A fire caused by inept fire-eaters in the main tent of the Ringling Brothers Circus in Hartford, Conn., killed over 160 people.
Hartford circus fire
1942
Anne Frank and her family sought refuge from the Nazis in Amsterdam.
Individuals and groups assisting Jews during the Holocaust ...
1912
King Gustaf V officially opens the fifth Summer Olympics in Stockholm. The international multi-event sports meet was the first such event in history to introduce the photo finish and automatic timing devices for track competitions. 28 countries, including Japan, participated in the games, making it the first time representatives from all 6 continents were present at an Olympics.
1912 Summer Olympics
1885
Louis Pasteur successfully treated a patient with a rabies vaccine.
Joseph Meister
1785
Congress unanimously resolves US currency named "dollar" & adopts decimal coinage.
Continental Congress
1535
Sir Thomas More was beheaded after refusing to join Henry VIII's Church of England.
Thomas More
1348
Papal bull of Pope Clement VI issued during the Black Death stating Jews not to blame and urging their protection.
Medieval antisemitism