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 This day in History - July 6
400 Historic Events for July 6
1961

Portuguese ship explode near Mozambique, kills 300

Event
1961

Cuno Amiet, Swiss painter, dies at 93

Death
1961

Enrique Larreta, [E Rodriguez Maza], Argentine diplomat/writer, dies

Death
1961

Kimberly Foster, actress (It Takes Two)

Birth
1962

Mantle hits his 3rd and 4th consecutive homer

Event
1962

76th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61)

Event
1962

Emir Said al-Djazairi takes van Algerian throne in Syria

Event
1962

William [Harrison] Faulkner, US writer (Nobel 1949), dies at 64

Death
1963

Edwin Gorter, soccer player (Lommel/FC Utrecht)

Birth
1963

South African worker's union leader Billy Nair arrested

Event
1963

77th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: C McKinley beats Fred Stolle (97 61 64)

Event
1963

70th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Smith beats Billie J King (63 64)

Event
1964

Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from UK

Event
1964

Beatles' film "Hard Day's Night" premieres in London

Event
1964

Lillie Leatherwood, Northport Ala, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-gold-1984)

Birth
1965

Tim Camargo, jockey

Birth
1965

Glenn Scarpelli, Staten Is NY, actor (Alex-One Day At a Time, Fantasy)

Birth
1965

Rock group "Jefferson Airplane" forms

Event
1966

Anne Nagel, dies of cancer at 50

Death
1966

Malawi becomes a republic, Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda becomes pres

Event
1967

David Whitmore, NFL strong safety (Phila Eagles)

Birth
1967

Omar Olivares, Mayaguez Puerto Rico, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)

Birth
1967

Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade

Event
1968

Anthony Kershler, cricketer (NSW left-arm spinner 1994-95)

Birth
1968

Alvin Harper, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)

Birth