GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, July 6, the 187th day of 2015 with 178 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:13 and sunset is @ 8:24. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune & Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1519 – Charles of Spain was elected Holy Roman emperor in Barcelona.
1699 – Pirate Captain William Kidd was captured in Boston, Massachusetts, and deported toEngland.
1777 – During the American Revolution, British forces captured Fort Ticonderoga.
1885 – French scientist Louis Pasteur successfully tested an anti-rabies vaccine.
1917 – In World War I, forces led by Lawrence of Arabia captured Aqaba from the Turks.
1923 – The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was formed and its constitution instituted.
1933 – Baseball’s first all-star game was held.
1941 – In Nazi-occupied Holland, Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family were forced to take refuge in a secret sealed-off area of a warehouse.
1944 – In Hartford, Connecticut, a fire broke out under the big top of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, killing 167 people and injuring 682.
1953 – “Name That Tune” premiered on television.
1957 – Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win all the major singles championships.
1967 – After its secession from Nigeria, the breakaway Republic of Biafra was attacked by Nigerian government forces, beginning the Biafran War.
1976 – The United States Naval Academy admitted women for the first time.
2005 – The International Olympic Committee announced that London will host the 2012 Summer Olympics.
2006 – Felipe Calderon (born Felipe de Jesus Calderon Hinojosa) is elected President of Mexico after a very close election.