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July 6, 2012
188th day of 2012, 178 remaining
Tides at the Golden Gate
High: 1:27am, 3:10pm
Low: 8:01am, 8:21pm
94% of Moon visible, rising at 10:32pm
Holidays & Celebrations
Anniversary of the Coronation of King Mindaugas - Lithuania
Independence Day - Comoros
John Huss Day - Czech Republic
Republic Day - Malawi
Eino Leino Day - Finland
International Kissing Day
Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day
National Fried Chicken Day
National Pickle Festival
Significant Events of July 6:
1699 - Captain William Kidd, the pirate, was captured in Boston, MA, and deported back to England.
1777 - British forces captured Fort Ticonderoga during the American Revolution.
1885 - Louis Pasteur successfully tested his anti-rabies vaccine. The child used in the test later became the director of the Pasteur Institute.
1917 - During World War I, Arab forces led by T.E. Lawrence captured the port of Aqaba from the Turks.
1919 - A British dirigible landed in New York at Roosevelt Field. It completed the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
1923 - The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was established.
1928 - "The Lights of New York" was previewed in New York's Strand Theatre. It was the first all-talking movie.
1932 - The postage rate for first class mail in the U.S. went from 2-cents to 3-cents.
1942 - Diarist Anne Frank and her family took refuge from the Nazis in Amsterdam.
1981 - Former President of Argentina Isabel Peron was freed after five years of house arrest by a federal court.
1985 - Martina Navratilova won her 4th consecutive Wimbledon singles title.
1996 - Steffi Graf won her seventh Wimbledon title.
1997 - The Mars Pathfinder released Sojourner, a robot rover on the surface of Mars. The spacecraft landed on the red planet on July 4th.
If today's your birthday, you share it with...
John Paul Jones 1747
Harold Vanderbilt 1884
LaVerne Andrews 1911
Sebastian Cabot 1918
Nancy Reagan 1921
William Schallert 1922
Merv Griffin 1925
Susan Cabot 1927
Pat Paulsen 1927
Janet Leigh 1927
Bill Haley 1927
Della Reese 1931
Dalai Lama 1935
Ned Beatty 1937
Burt Ward 1946
Fred Dryer 1946
Jamie Wyeth 1946
Sylvester Stallone 1946
George W. Bush 1946
Geoffrey Rush 1951
Shelly Hack 1952
Grant Goodeve 1952