Earth at Aphelion (Farthest from the Sun) - July 6, 2023 at 4:06 pm
International Kissing Day or World Kiss Day
National Air Traffic Control Day
National Fried Chicken Day
Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day
Umbrella Cover Day
Virtually Hug a Virtual Assistant Day
2023 Weekly Holidays that include July 6, are:
Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
Be Nice to New Jersey Week - July 2-8, 2023 (First Full Week in July)
Clean Beaches Week - July 1-7
Fast of Tammuz - Evening of July 5 - Evening of July 6, 2023
Freedom Week - July 4-10
National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee Week - July 2-9, 2023 (8 Day Starting the First Sunday in July) (In Australia)
National Farriers Week - July 2-8, 2023 (First Full Week of July
National Unassisted Homebirth Week - July 1-7
2023 Monthly Holidays that include July 6, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our July Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of July.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events (Date Order)
Tour de France - July 1-23, 2023 - this is the world's most high profile bicycle race.
Wimbledon - July 3-16, 2023 held at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in Southwest London, England.
The Astrological Sign for July 6 is Cancer.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of July are:
Larkspur - Levity and lightness. Strong bonds of Love are represented by Larkspur.
The Birthstone(s) for July is:
Rubies which are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love
1921 - Nancy Reagan - American actress, 42nd First Lady of the United States (d. 2016)
1925 - Merv Griffin - American actor, singer and producer who created Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune (d. 2007)
1927 - Janet Leigh - American actress and author (Little Women, Psycho) (d. 2004)
1946 - George W. Bush - American businessman and politician, 43rd President of the United States
1946 - Sylvester Stallone - American actor, director, and screenwriter (Rocky, Rambo, The Expendables)
1980 - Eva Green - French actress and model (Bond movie Casino Royale)
1189 - Henry II, King of England (b. 1133)
1249 - Alexander II, King of Scotland (b. 1198)
1553 - Edward VI, King of England and Ireland (b. 1537)
1971 - Louis Armstrong, American singer, composer and trumpet player, and one of the most influential people in jazz (b. 1901)
1998 - Roy Rogers, American cowboy, singer, and actor who was one of the most popular Western starts of that time (The Roy Rogers Show) (b. 1911)
2003 - Buddy Ebsen, American actor, singer, and dancer (Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones) (b. 1908)
2020 - Charlie Daniels - American singer, songwriter (The Devil Went Down to Georgia) (b. 1936)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1877- Musical composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky marries Antonina Miliukova in Moscow, Russia
1953 - Actor Roger Moore (James Bond) marries Welsh singer Dorry Squires
1960 - Actress Bette Davis divorces actor Gary Merrill
1968 - U.S. Army General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., marries Brenda Halsinger
1978 - Country singer Tammy Wynette marries record producer George Richey
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Obesogens are chemical compounds that could be a possible factor in the obesity epidemic in this country! Diet and exercise are insufficient to explain the current obesity epidemic. It is important to shift the treatment of obesity to prevention vs. treatment.
Find out more about Obesogens from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website, including the types of Obesogens, and ways to eliminate them!
This Day in History
1189 - Richard I, known as "the Lionheart" accedes to the English throne
1483 - Richard III is crowned King of England
1560 - Scotland and England sign the Treaty of Edinburgh
1779 - During the American Revolutionary War, the French defeat the British naval forces at the Battle of Grenada
1854 - The first convention of the U.S. Republican Party is held in Jackson, Michigan
1865 - The National magazine is published for the first time
1940 - Australia formally opens the Story Bridge in Brisbane
1942 - Anne Frank and her family go into hiding above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse
1944 - 168 people are killed and over 700 injured in Hartford, Connecticut during the Hartford circus fire
1947 - The Soviet Union begin producing the AK-47
1964 - Malawi declares its independence from the United Kingdom, and become a republic with Hastings Banda as their first President
1975 - The Comoros declares independence from France
2013 - Asiana Airlines Flight 214, a Boeing 777 crashes at San Francisco International Airport leaving 3 dead, and injuring 181 people
2013 - 47 people are killed, and more than 30 buildings destroyed when a 73 car oil train derails in the town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec
This Day in Music
1957 - Three years before forming The Beatles, Paul McCartney and John Lennon meet
1964 - A Hard Day's Night, The Beatles' movie debuts in London
1973 - Keep Yourself Alive by Queen is released (video below)
1985 - Sussudio, by Phil Collins hits #1
This Day in Sports
1933 - Chicago's Comiskey Park hosts the first Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The American League beats the National League in a 4-2 game
1968 - Billie Jean King earns the first ever prize money at Wimbledon
1974 - Jimmy Connors wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles when he beats Ken Rosewall of Australia (6-1, 6-1, 6-4)
1979 - Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert at Wimbledon (6-4, 6-4)
1991 - Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina (6-4, 3-6, 8-6)
2002 - Serena Williams beats her sister Venus for her first Wimbledon singles title (7-6, 6-3)
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
Higgs Boson (noun)
1. (physics) A hypothetical elementary particle predicted by the Standard Model; a boson with zero spin, it is thought to give mass to other particles.
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