Historical Events for 06 July

1484 Portuguese sea captain Diogo Co finds the mouth of Congo River.

1483 – England’s King Richard III crowned

1652 – Fire on Dutch Dam (Amsterdam’s city hall burns)

1669 – LaSalle leaves Montreal to explore Ohio River

1687 – Newton publishes “Principia”
1699 – Pirate Capt William Kidd is captured in Boston

1785 – Congress resolves US currency named “dollar” and adopts decimal coinage

1853 – National Black convention meets (Rochester NY)
1853 – William Wells Brown publishes “Clotel,” 1st novel by black American

1858 – Lyman Blake patents shoe manufacturing machine

1885Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine

1903 – George Wyman arrives in NYC by motorcycle 51 days out of SF

1928 – 1st all-talking motion picture shown in NY (Lights of NY)

1942 – Anne Frank’s family goes into hiding in After House, Amsterdam

1964 – Beatles’ film “Hard Day’s Night” premieres in London

1965 – Rock group “Jefferson Airplane” forms

1975 – Argentine government falls

1983 – Supreme Court rules retirement plans can’t pay women less

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