July 6 Holidays, Events & Observances

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July 6 holidays, events, national day around the world. These are July 6 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; July 6 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on July 6.

July 6 holidays and observances
July 6 Holidays and Observances

Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in July, international holidays in July 6, national days in July 6. Some major July 6 national day and International holidays list in July calendar.

Our planet is brimming with diversity and cultures that are rich in folklore and traditions. Holidays are a great way to learn about our neighbors and expand our own universe.

Meanwhile, there are literally thousands of holidays and special days throughout the world. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of these popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore July 6 holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering, from our comprehensive list of July 6 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have compiled the long list of observances on July 6, notable events, national days in July 6, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on July 6 globally.

Month of July

July was originally Quintilis, the fifth month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 31 days. It was changed around 450 BCE when January became the first month of the year. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 45 BCE to honor Julius Caesar.

In modern times, July also has 31 days. It is the warmest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and coldest month in the Southern hemisphere.

July is the seventh month of the year, has 31 days, and is named after Julius Caesar.

Holidays in July

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word july refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

July is a festive month. We celebrate the Fourth of July (also known as Independence Day) a US holiday in commemoration of July 4, 1776, the day on which the original 13 colonies of the United States declared independence from British rule. July 14 marks the fall of the Bastille in 1789, and the day known as Bastille Day is a national holiday of the French republic.

July 14 is International Nonbinary Person’s Day, which raises awareness about those who do not fit into the binary male/female division.

July 6 holidays and observances
July 6 Holidays and Observances

July 6 Holidays, National Day

July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 178 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

  • 371 BC – The Battle of Leuctra shatters Sparta’s reputation of military invincibility.
  • 640 – Battle of Heliopolis: The Muslim Arab army under ‘Amr ibn al-‘As defeat the Byzantine forces near Heliopolis (Egypt).
  • 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 by the assembly of the council in the Konstanz Cathedral as a heretic and sentenced to be burned at the stake. (See Deaths section.)
  • 1438 – A temporary compromise between the rebellious Transylvanian peasants and the noblemen is signed in Kolozsmonostor Abbey.
  • 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.
  • 1536 – The explorer Jacques Cartier lands at St. Malo at the end of his second expion to North America. He returns with none of the gold he expected to find.
  • 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.

1601–1900

  • 1614 – Raid on Żejtun: The south east of Malta, and the town of Żejtun, 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.
  • 1791 – At Padua, the Emperor Leopold II calls on the monarchs of Europe to joint him in demanding the king of France Louis XVI’s freedom.
  • 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.
  • 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 to sign the Bayonet Constitution, which transfers much of the king’s authority to the Legislature of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
  • 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.

1901–present

  • 1917 – World War I: Arabian troops led by T. E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of Arabia”) and Auda ibu Tayi capture Aqaba from the Ottoman Empire during the Arab Revolt.
  • 1918 – The Left SR uprising in Russia starts with the assassination of German ambassador Wilhelm von Mirbach by Cheka members.
  • 1919 – The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
  • 1933 – The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played in Chicago’s Comiskey Park. The American League defeated the National League 4–2.
  • 1936 – A major breach of the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading 200 feet (61 m) into the River Irwell.
  • 1937 – Spanish Civil War: Battle of Brunete: The battle begins with Spanish Republican troops going on the offensive against the Nationalists to relieve pressure on Madrid.
  • 1939 – Anti-Jewish legislation in prewar Nazi Germany closes the last remaining Jewish enterprises.
  • 1940 – Story Bridge, a major landmark in Brisbane, as well as Australia’s longest cantilever bridge is formally opened.
  • 1941 – The German army launches its offensive to encircle several Soviet armies near Smolensk.
  • 1942 – Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the “Secret Annexe” above her father’s office in an Amsterdam warehouse.
  • 1944 – Jackie Robinson refuses to move to the back of a bus, leading to a court-martial.
  • 1944 – The Hartford circus fire, one of America’s worst fire disasters, kills approximately 168 people and injures over 700 in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • 1947 – Referendum held in Sylhet to decide its fate in the Partition of India.
  • 1947 – The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
  • 1957 – Althea Gibson wins the Wimbledon championships, becoming the first black athlete to do so.
  • 1957 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles.
  • 1962 – As a part of Operation Plowshare, the Sedan nuclear test takes place.
  • 1962 – The Late Late Show, the world’s longest-running chat show by the same broadcaster, airs on RTÉ One for the first time.
  • 1964 – Malawi declares its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1966 – Malawi becomes a republic, with Hastings Banda as its first President.
  • 1967 – Nigerian Civil War: Nigerian forces invade Biafra, beginning the war.
  • 1975 – The Comoros declares independence from France.
  • 1986 – Davis Phinney becomes the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France.
  • 1988 – The Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea is destroyed by explosions and fires. One hundred sixty-seven oil workers are killed, making it the world’s worst offshore oil disaster in terms of direct loss of life.
  • 1989 – The Tel Aviv–Jerusalem bus 405 suicide attack: Sixteen bus passengers are killed when a member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad took control of the bus and drove it over a cliff.
  • 1990 – The Electronic Frontier Foundation is founded.
  • 1995 – In the Bosnian War, under the command of General Ratko Mladić, Serbia begins its attack on the Bosnian town of Srebrenica.
  • 1996 – A McDonnell Douglas MD-88 operating as Delta Air Lines Flight 1288 experiences a turbine engine failure during takeoff from Pensacola International Airport, killing two and injuring five of the 147 people on board.
  • 1997 – The Troubles: In response to the Drumcree dispute, five days of mass protests, riots and gun battles begin in Irish nationalist districts of Northern Ireland.
  • 1998 – Hong Kong International Airport opens in Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong, replacing Kai Tak Airport as the city’s international airport.
  • 2003 – The 70-metre Yevpatoria Planetary Radar sends a METI message (Cosmic Call 2) to five stars: Hip 4872, HD 245409, 55 Cancri (HD 75732), HD 10307 and 47 Ursae Majoris (HD 95128). The messages will arrive to these stars in 2036, 2040, 2044, and 2049, respectively.
  • 2006 – The Nathu La pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.
  • 2013 – At least 42 people are killed in a shooting at a school in Yobe State, Nigeria.
  • 2013 – A Boeing 777 operating as Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashes at San Francisco International Airport, killing three and injuring 181 of the 307 people on board.
  • 2013 – A 73-car oil train derails in the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec and explodes into flames, killing at least 47 people and destroying more than 30 buildings in the town’s central area.
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Birthdays

Pre-1600

  • 1387 – Queen Blanche I of Navarre (d. 1441)
  • 1423 – Antonio Manetti, Italian mathematician and architect (d. 1497)
  • 1580 – Johann Stobäus, German lute player and composer (d. 1646)

1601–1900

  • 1623 – Jacopo Melani, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1676)
  • 1678 – Nicola Francesco Haym, Italian cellist and composer (d. 1729)
  • 1686 – Antoine de Jussieu, French biologist and academic (d. 1758)
  • 1701 – Mary, Countess of Harold, English aristocrat and philanthropist (d. 1785)
  • 1736 – Daniel Morgan, American general and politician (d. 1802)
  • 1747 – John Paul Jones, Scottish-American captain (d. 1792)
  • 1766 – Alexander Wilson, Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, and illustrator (d. 1813)
  • 1781 – Stamford Raffles, English politician, founded Singapore (d. 1826)
  • 1782 – Maria Luisa of Spain (d. 1824)
  • 1785 – William Hooker, English botanist and academic (d. 1865)
  • 1789 – María Isabella of Spain (d. 1846)
  • 1796 – Nicholas I of Russia (d. 1855)
  • 1797 – Henry Paget, 2nd Marquess of Anglesey (d. 1869)
  • 1799 – Louisa Caroline Huggins Tuthill, American author (d. 1879)
  • 1817 – Albert von Kölliker, Swiss anatomist and physiologist (d. 1905)
  • 1818 – Adolf Anderssen, German chess player (d. 1879)
  • 1823 – Sophie Adlersparre, Swedish publisher, writer, and women’s rights activist (d. 1895)
  • 1829 – Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1880)
  • 1831 – Sylvester Pennoyer, American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Oregon (d. 1902)
  • 1832 – Maximilian I of Mexico (d. 1867)
  • 1837 – R. G. Bhandarkar, Indian orientalist and scholar (d. 1925)
  • 1838 – Vatroslav Jagić, Croatian philologist and scholar (d. 1923)
  • 1840 – José María Velasco Gómez, Mexican painter and academic (d. 1912)
  • 1843 – John Downer, Australian politician, 16th Premier of South Australia (d. 1915)
  • 1846 – Ángela Peralta, Mexican opera singer (d. 1883)
  • 1856 – George Howard Earle, Jr., American lawyer and businessman (d. 1928)
  • 1858 – William Irvine, Irish-Australian politician, 21st Premier of Victoria (d. 1943)
  • 1865 – Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss composer and educator (d. 1950)
  • 1868 – Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom (d. 1935)
  • 1873 – Dimitrios Maximos, Greek banker and politician, 140th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1955)
  • 1877 – Arnaud Massy, French golfer (d. 1950)
  • 1878 – Eino Leino, Finnish poet and journalist (d. 1926)
  • 1883 – Godfrey Huggins, Prime Minister of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (d. 1971)
  • 1884 – Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, American businessman and sailor (d. 1970)
  • 1885 – Ernst Busch, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1886 – Marc Bloch, French historian and academic (d. 1944)
  • 1887 – Marc Chagall, Belarusian-French painter and poet (d. 1985)
  • 1887 – Annette Kellermann, Australian swimmer and actress (d. 1975)
  • 1890 – Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Indian-American author and scholar (d. 1936)
  • 1892 – Will James, American author and illustrator (d. 1942)
  • 1897 – Richard Krautheimer, German-American historian and scholar (d. 1994)
  • 1898 – Hanns Eisler, German-Austrian soldier and composer (d. 1962)
  • 1899 – Susannah Mushatt Jones, American supercentarian (d. 2016)
  • 1900 – Frederica Sagor Maas, American author and screenwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1900 – Elfriede Wever, German Olympic runner (d. 1941)

1901–present

  • 1903 – Hugo Theorell, Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1982)
  • 1904 – Robert Whitney, American conductor and composer (d. 1986)
  • 1904 – Erik Wickberg, Swedish 9th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1996)
  • 1905 – Juan O’Gorman, Mexican painter and architect (d. 1982)
  • 1907 – Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter and educator (d. 1954)
  • 1907 – George Stanley, Canadian soldier, historian, and author, designed the flag of Canada (d. 2002)
  • 1908 – Anton Muttukumaru, Sri Lankan general and diplomat (d. 2001)
  • 1909 – Eric Reece, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of Tasmania (d. 1999)
  • 1910 – René Le Grèves, French cyclist (d. 1946)
  • 1911 – June Gale, American actress (d. 1996)
  • 1912 – Heinrich Harrer, Austrian geographer and mountaineer (d. 2006)
  • 1912 – Molly Yard, American feminist (d. 2005)
  • 1913 – Vance Trimble, American journalist and author (d. 2021)
  • 1914 – Vince McMahon Sr., American wrestling promoter, founded WWE (d. 1984)
  • 1914 – Ernest Kirkendall, American chemist and metallurgist (d. 2005)
  • 1915 – Leonard Birchall, Royal Canadian Air Force pilot (d. 2004)
  • 1916 – Harold Norse, American poet and author (d. 2009)
  • 1916 – Don R. Christensen, American animator, cartoonist, illustrator, writer and inventor (d. 2006)
  • 1917 – Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand runner and coach (d. 2004)
  • 1918 – Sebastian Cabot, English-Canadian actor (d. 1977)
  • 1918 – Herm Fuetsch, American professional basketball player (d. 2010)
  • 1918 – Francisco Moncion, Dominican-American ballet dancer, charter member of the New York City Ballet (d.1995)
  • 1919 – Ernst Haefliger, Swiss tenor and educator (d. 2007)
  • 1919 – Edward Kenna, Australian Second World War recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 2009)
  • 1919 – Ray Dowker, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2004)
  • 1921 – Allan MacEachen, Canadian economist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (d. 2017)
  • 1921 – Billy Mauch, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1921 – Bobby Mauch, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1921 – Nancy Reagan, American actress and activist, 42nd First Lady of the United States (d. 2016)
  • 1922 – William Schallert, American actor; president (1979–81) of the Screen Actors Guild (d. 2016)
  • 1923 – Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish general and politician, 1st President of Poland (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Mahim Bora, Indian writer and educationist, recipients of the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour (d. 2016)
  • 1924 – Louie Bellson, American drummer, composer, and bandleader (d. 2009)
  • 1925 – Merv Griffin, American actor, singer, and producer, created Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! (d. 2007)
  • 1925 – Bill Haley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)
  • 1925 – Gazi Yaşargil, Turkish neurosurgeon and academic
  • 1926 – Sulev Vahtre, Estonian historian and academic (d. 2007)
  • 1926 – Armando Silvestre, Mexican-American actor
  • 1927 – Jan Hein Donner, Dutch chess player and journalist (d. 1988)
  • 1927 – Janet Leigh, American actress and author (d. 2004)
  • 1928 – Bernard Malgrange, French mathematician
  • 1929 – Hélène Carrère d’Encausse, French politician historian
  • 1930 – George Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2021)
  • 1930 – Ian Burgess, English racing driver (d. 2012)
  • 1931 – Della Reese, American actress and singer (d. 2017)
  • 1931 – László Tábori, Hungarian runner and coach (d. 2018)
  • 1932 – Herman Hertzberger, Dutch architect and academic
  • 1935 – Candy Barr, American model, dancer, and actress (d. 2005)
  • 1935 – Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
  • 1936 – Dave Allen, Irish comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1937 – Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian-Icelandic pianist and conductor
  • 1937 – Ned Beatty, American actor (d. 2021)
  • 1937 – Gene Chandler, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1937 – Bessie Head, Botswanan writer
  • 1937 – Michael Sata, Zambian police officer and politician, 5th President of Zambia (d. 2014)
  • 1939 – Jet Harris, English bass player (d. 2011)
  • 1939 – Mary Peters, English-Irish pentathlete and shot putter
  • 1939 – Bruce Hunter, American swimmer (d. 2018)
  • 1940 – Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakh politician, 1st President of Kazakhstan
  • 1940 – Jeannie Seely, Grammy Award-winning country music singer-songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member
  • 1940 – Siti Norma Yaakob, Malaysian lawyer and judge
  • 1941 – David Crystal, British linguist, author, and academic
  • 1941 – Reinhard Roder, German footballer and manager
  • 1943 – Tamara Sinyavskaya, Russian soprano
  • 1944 – Gunhild Hoffmeister, German runner
  • 1946 – George W. Bush, American businessman and politician, 43rd President of the United States
  • 1946 – Fred Dryer, American football player and actor
  • 1946 – Peter Singer, Australian philosopher and academic
  • 1946 – Sylvester Stallone, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1947 – Roy Señeres, Filipino diplomat and politician (d. 2016)
  • 1948 – Nathalie Baye, French actress
  • 1948 – Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Canadian academic and politician, 26th Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs
  • 1948 – Brad Park, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1949 – Noli de Castro, Filipino journalist and politician, 14th Vice President of the Philippines
  • 1949 – Phyllis Hyman, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1995)
  • 1949 – Michael Shrieve, American composer, drummer, and percussionist
  • 1950 – John Byrne, English-American author and illustrator
  • 1951 – Lorna Golding, Former First Lady of Jamaica
  • 1951 – Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor and producer
  • 1952 – Hilary Mantel, English author and critic
  • 1953 – Nanci Griffith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2021)
  • 1953 – Kaiser Kalambo, Zambian footballer and manager (d. 2014)
  • 1953 – Robert Ménard, French politician and former journalist
  • 1954 – Allyce Beasley, American actress
  • 1954 – Willie Randolph, American baseball player and manager
  • 1958 – Jennifer Saunders, English actress, comedian and screenwriter
  • 1959 – Richard Dacoury, French basketball player
  • 1960 – Maria Wasiak, Polish businesswoman and politician, Polish Minister of Infrastructure and Development
  • 1962 – Todd Bennett, English runner and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1962 – Peter Hedges, American author, screenwriter, and director
  • 1967 – Heather Nova, Bermudian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1970 – Inspectah Deck, American rapper and producer
  • 1972 – Daniel Andrews, Australian politician, 48th Premier of Victoria
  • 1972 – Laurent Gaudé, French author and playwright
  • 1972 – Greg Norton, American baseball player and coach
  • 1972 – Zhanna Pintusevich-Block, Ukrainian sprinter
  • 1974 – Zé Roberto, Brazilian footballer
  • 1975 – 50 Cent, American rapper, producer, and actor
  • 1975 – Sebastián Rulli, Argentine-Mexican actor and model
  • 1975 – Amir-Abbas Fakhravar, Iranian journalist and activist
  • 1976 – Rory Delap, English-Irish footballer
  • 1976 – Ioana Dumitriu, Romanian-American mathematician and academic
  • 1977 – Max Mirnyi, Belarusian tennis player
  • 1977 – Makhaya Ntini, South African cricketer
  • 1978 – Adam Busch, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1978 – Tamera Mowry, American actress and producer
  • 1978 – Tia Mowry, American actress and producer
  • 1978 – Kevin Senio, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1979 – Nic Cester, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1979 – Kevin Hart, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1980 – Joell Ortiz, American rapper
  • 1980 – Eva Green, French actress and model
  • 1981 – Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player
  • 1981 – Roman Shirokov, Russian footballer
  • 1982 – Brandon Jacobs, American football player
  • 1982 – Misty Upham, American actress (d. 2014)
  • 1983 – Gregory Smith, Canadian actor, director, and producer
  • 1984 – Zhang Hao, Chinese figure skater
  • 1985 – Ranveer Singh, Indian film actor
  • 1986 – David Karp, American businessman, founded Tumblr
  • 1987 – Sophie Auster, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1987 – Manteo Mitchell, American runner
  • 1987 – Kate Nash, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
  • 1987 – Caroline Trentini, Brazilian model
  • 1988 – Kevin Fickentscher, Swiss footballer
  • 1990 – Magaye Gueye, French footballer
  • 1992 – Manny Machado, Dominican-American baseball player
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Deaths

Pre-1600

  • 371 BC – Cleombrotus I, Spartan king
  • 649 – Goar of Aquitaine, French bishop
  • 887 – Wang Chongrong, Chinese warlord
  • 918 – William I, duke of Aquitaine (b. 875)
  • 1017 – Genshin, Japanese scholar (b. 942)
  • 1070 – Godelieve, Flemish saint (b. 1049)
  • 1189 – Henry II, king of England (b. 1133)
  • 1218 – Odo III, duke of Burgundy (b. 1166)
  • 1249 – Alexander II, king of Scotland (b. 1198)
  • 1415 – Jan Hus, Czech priest, philosopher, and reformer (b. 1369)
  • 1476 – Regiomontanus, German mathematician and astrologer (b. 1436)
  • 1480 – Antonio Squarcialupi, Italian composer (b. 1416)
  • 1533 – Ludovico Ariosto, Italian poet and playwright (b. 1474)
  • 1535 – Thomas More, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1478)
  • 1553 – Edward VI, king of England and Ireland (b. 1537)
  • 1583 – Edmund Grindal, English archbishop (b. 1519)
  • 1585 – Thomas Aufield, English priest and martyr (b. 1552)

1601–1900

  • 1614 – Man Singh I, Rajput Raja of Amer (b. 1550)
  • 1684 – Peter Gunning, English bishop (b. 1614)
  • 1758 – George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe, English general and politician (b. 1725)
  • 1768 – Conrad Beissel, German-American religious leader (b. 1690)
  • 1802 – Daniel Morgan, American general and politician (b. 1736)
  • 1809 – Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle, French general (b. 1775)
  • 1813 – Granville Sharp, English activist (b. 1735)
  • 1815 – Samuel Whitbread, English politician (b. 1764)
  • 1835 – John Marshall, American captain and politician, 4th United States Secretary of State (b. 1755)
  • 1854 – Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician (b. 1789)
  • 1868 – Harada Sanosuke, Japanese captain (b. 1840)
  • 1893 – Guy de Maupassant, French short story writer, novelist, and poet (b. 1850)
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1901–present

  • 1901 – Chlodwig Carl Viktor, German prince and chancellor (b. 1819)
  • 1902 – Maria Goretti, Italian martyr and saint (b. 1890)
  • 1904 – Abai Qunanbaiuly, Kazakh poet and philosopher (b. 1845)
  • 1907 – August Johann Gottfried Bielenstein, German linguist and theologian (b. 1826)
  • 1914 – Georges Legagneux, French aviator (b. 1882)
  • 1916 – Odilon Redon, French painter and illustrator (b. 1840)
  • 1918 – Wilhelm von Mirbach, German diplomat (b. 1871)
  • 1922 – Maria Teresia Ledóchowska, Polish-Austrian nun and missionary (b. 1863)
  • 1932 – Kenneth Grahame, Scottish-English author (b. 1859)
  • 1934 – Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian commander (b. 1888)
  • 1946 – Horace Pippin, American painter (b. 1888)
  • 1947 – Adolfo Müller-Ury, Swiss-American painter (b. 1862)
  • 1952 – Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 14th Premier of Quebec (b. 1867)
  • 1959 – George Grosz, German painter and illustrator (b. 1893)
  • 1960 – Aneurin Bevan, Welsh-English politician, Secretary of State for Health (b. 1897)
  • 1961 – Scott LaFaro, American bassist (b. 1936)
  • 1961 – Woodall Rodgers, American lawyer and politician, Mayor of Dallas (b. 1890)
  • 1962 – Paul Boffa, Maltese soldier and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1890)
  • 1962 – William Faulkner, American novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  • 1962 – Joseph August, archduke of Austria (b. 1872)
  • 1963 – George, duke of Mecklenburg (b. 1899)
  • 1964 – Claude V. Ricketts, American admiral (b. 1906)
  • 1966 – Sad Sam Jones, American baseball player and manager (b. 1892)
  • 1967 – Hilda Taba, Estonian architect and educator (b. 1902)
  • 1971 – Louis Armstrong, American singer and trumpet player (b. 1901)
  • 1973 – Otto Klemperer, German-American conductor and composer (b. 1885)
  • 1975 – Reşat Ekrem Koçu, Turkish historian, scholar, and poet (b. 1905)
  • 1976 – Zhu De, Chinese general and politician, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (b. 1886)
  • 1976 – Fritz Lenz, German geneticist and physician (b. 1887)
  • 1977 – Ödön Pártos, Hungarian-Israeli viola player and composer (b. 1907)
  • 1978 – Babe Paley, American socialite and fashion style icon (b. 1915)
  • 1979 – Van McCoy, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1940)
  • 1986 – Jagjivan Ram, Indian lawyer and politician, 4th Deputy Prime Minister of India (b. 1908)
  • 1989 – János Kádár, Hungarian mechanic and politician, Hungarian Minister of the Interior (b. 1912)
  • 1991 – Mudashiru Lawal, Nigerian footballer (b. 1954)
  • 1992 – Marsha P. Johnson, American drag queen performer and activist (b. 1945)
  • 1994 – Ahmet Haxhiu, Kosovan activist (b. 1932)
  • 1995 – Aziz Nesin, Turkish author and poet (b. 1915)
  • 1997 – Chetan Anand, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • 1998 – Roy Rogers, American cowboy, actor, and singer (b. 1911)
  • 1999 – Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1901)
  • 2000 – Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1911)
  • 2002 – Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman, founded Reliance Industries (b. 1932)
  • 2002 – John Frankenheimer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
  • 2003 – Buddy Ebsen, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1908)
  • 2003 – Çelik Gülersoy, Turkish lawyer, historical preservationist, writer and poet (b. 1930)
  • 2004 – Thomas Klestil, Austrian politician, 10th President of Austria (b. 1932)
  • 2004 – Syreeta Wright, American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
  • 2005 – Ed McBain, American author and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2005 – Claude Simon, Malagasy-French novelist and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
  • 2006 – Kasey Rogers, American actress (b. 1925)
  • 2007 – Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, American author (b. 1939)
  • 2009 – Vasily Aksyonov, Russian author and academic (b. 1932)
  • 2009 – Robert McNamara, American businessman and politician, 8th United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1916)
  • 2010 – Harvey Fuqua, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
  • 2011 – Carly Hibberd, Australian road racing cyclist (b. 1985)
  • 2012 – Hani al-Hassan, Palestinian engineer and politician (b. 1939)
  • 2013 – Lo Hsing Han, Burmese businessman, co-founded Asia World (b. 1935)
  • 2014 – Alan J. Dixon, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 34th Illinois Secretary of State (b. 1927)
  • 2015 – Jerry Weintraub, American film producer, and talent agent (b. 1937)
  • 2018 – Shoko Asahara, founder of Japanese cult group Aum Shinrikyo (b. 1955)
  • 2019 – Cameron Boyce, American actor (b. 1999)
  • 2019 – João Gilberto, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist, pioneer of bossa nova music style (b. 1931)
  • 2020 – Charlie Daniels, American singer-songwriter, fiddle-player and guitarist (b. 1936)
  • 2020 – Mary Kay Letourneau, American child rapist (b. 1962)
  • 2020 – Ennio Morricone, Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and trumpet player (b. 1928)

Holidays and observances

  • The first day of the Festival of San Fermín, which lasts until July 14. (Pamplona)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Maria Goretti
    • Romulus of Fiesole
    • July 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Constitution Day (Cayman Islands)
  • Day of the Capital (Kazakhstan)
  • Independence Day (Comoros), celebrates the independence of the Comoros from France in 1975.
  • Independence Day (Malawi), celebrates the independence of Malawi from United Kingdom in 1964.
  • International Kissing Day (informally observed)
  • Jan Hus Day (Czech Republic)
  • Kupala Night (Poland, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine)
  • Statehood Day (Lithuania)
  • Teachers’ Day (Peru)
  • The New York Times: On This Day

July 6 National Days, the conclusion

Here, we strive to thoroughly research and report details of each one as accurately as possible.

This calendar for the national days of July (July 6 in particular) gives a quick look at the day of the month to find out what food, drink or topic July 6 day celebrates.

Every day of the month is like a new chapter in a book that you haven’t read before. Use this handy list to help plan for the month ahead for your favorite national day.

Check out more July events, July holidays, events and observances. or by checking any date from the calendar below.

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