Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 6

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{{<!--If July 5 was a Sunday-->#ifeq: 7 | {{#time:N|5 July {{CURRENTYEAR}}}} |Tynwald Day (Isle of Man, (2023);}} no footnotes
Comoros (1975) and unreferenced section
Jan Hus Day in the Czech Republic; multiple issues
371 BC – Post-Peloponnesian War Conflicts: The Thebans defeated the Spartans at the Battle of Leuctra in Boeotia in the territory of Thespiae, weakening Sparta's influence over the Greek peninsula. refimprove section
1415 – The Council of Constance executed Jan Hus, founder of the Christian Hussite reform movement, for committing heresy. Jan Hus and Hussites both need more footnotes
1535Thomas More, an opponent of the Protestant Reformation, was executed for treason for refusing to accept Henry VIII as the Supreme Head of the Church of England. refimprove section
1785 – The dollar, a decimal currency system, was unanimously chosen as the money unit for the United States. unreferenced section
1885 – French chemists Louis Pasteur and Émile Roux successfully tested their vaccine against rabies on nine-year-old Joseph Meister after he was bitten by an infected dog. conflict of interest
1887 – King Kalākaua of Hawaiʻi was forced to sign the Bayonet Constitution, stripping the Hawaiian monarchy of much of its authority as well as disfranchising all Asians, most native Hawaiians, and the poor. refimprove
1905 – American schoolteacher Katie DeWitt James filed for divorce from her husband, beginning a series of events that would ultimately lead to her unsolved murder and the consequent naming of Dead Women Crossing, Oklahoma. short
1947 – Production of the AK-47, the world's best-selling assault rifle, began. refimprove section
1962The Late Late Show, the world's longest-running chat show by the same broadcaster, aired on Irish television for the first time. unreferenced section
1966Hastings Banda became the first president of Malawi, exactly two years after the country became independent from the United Kingdom. unreferenced section
1978 – A sleeping car train at Taunton, England, caught fire, killing 12 people and causing British Rail to install state-of-the art fire prevention measures. single source
1988 – An explosion and resulting fire destroyed Occidental Petroleum's oil platform Piper Alpha in the North Sea, killing 168 people. refimprove section
1998Hong Kong International Airport, built on the man-made island of Chek Lap Kok, opened for commercial operations, becoming one of the world's busiest airports. unreferenced section
2006Nathu La, a mountain pass in the Himalayas connecting India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opened for trade after more than 40 years. outdated
Sophie Adlersparre |b|1823 Mostly single sourced
Mary Theresa Ledóchowska |d|1922 Main source is the foundation she started, not indept



July 6: Independence Day in Malawi (1964)

Richard III of England
Richard III of England
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