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July 6 Historical Events

The following events took place on July 6. The list is arranged in chronological order.

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  • 371 BC
    The Battle of Leuctra, where Epaminondas defeated Cleombrotus I, takes place
  • 640
    Battle of Heliopolis: The Muslim Arab army under 'Amr ibn al-'As defeat the Byzantine forces near Heliopolis (Egypt).
  • 1044
    The Battle of Ménfő between troops led by Emperor Henry III and Magyar forces led by Samuel Aba, King of Hungary, takes place.
  • 1189
    Richard I “the Lionheart” accedes to the English throne.
  • 1253
    Mindaugas is crowned King of Lithuania.
  • 1348
    Pope Clement VI issues a papal bull protecting the Jews accused of having caused the Black Death.
  • 1411
    Ming China’s Admiral Zheng He returns to Nanjing after the third treasure voyage and presents the Sinhalese king, captured during the Ming–Kotte War, to the Yongle Emperor.
  • 1415
    Jan Hus is condemned as a heretic and then burned at the stake.
  • 1483
    Richard III is crowned King of England.
  • 1484
    Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River.
  • 1495
    First Italian War: Battle of Fornovo: Charles VIII defeats the Holy League.
  • 1535
    Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England.
  • 1557
    King Philip II of Spain, consort of Queen Mary I of England, sets out from Dover to war with France, which eventually resulted in the loss of the City of Calais, the last English possession on the continent, and Mary I never seeing her husband again.
  • 1560
    The Treaty of Edinburgh is signed by Scotland and England.
  • 1573
    Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera.
  • 1573
    French Wars of Religion: Siege of La Rochelle ends.
  • 1614
    Żejtun and the surrounding villages suffer a raid from Ottoman forces. This was the last unsuccessful attempt by the Ottomans to conquer the island of Malta.
  • 1630
    Thirty Years’ War: Four thousand Swedish troops under Gustavus Adolphus land in Pomerania, Germany.
  • 1685
    Battle of Sedgemoor: Last battle of the Monmouth Rebellion. troops of King James II defeat troops of James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth.
  • 1751
    Pope Benedict XIV suppresses the Patriarchate of Aquileia and establishes from its territory the Archdiocese of Udine and Gorizia.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: Siege of Fort Ticonderoga: After a bombardment by British artillery under General John Burgoyne, American forces retreat from Fort Ticonderoga, New York.
  • 1779
    Battle of Grenada: The French defeat British naval forces during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1801
    First Battle of Algeciras: Outnumbered French Navy ships defeat the Royal Navy in the fortified Spanish port of Algeciras.
  • 1809
    The second day of the Battle of Wagram; France defeats the Austrian army in the largest battle to date of the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1854
    In Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the United States Republican Party is held.
  • 1865
    The first issue of The Nation magazine is published.
  • 1885
    Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.
  • 1887
    David Kalākaua, monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is forced at gunpoint by Americans to sign the Bayonet Constitution giving Americans more power in Hawaii while stripping Hawaiian citizens of their rights.
  • 1892
    Dadabhai Naoroji is elected as the first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.
  • 1892
    Three thousand eight hundred striking steelworkers engage in a day-long battle with Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike, leaving ten dead and dozens wounded.

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