On this day, July 6th

Friday, July 5, 2024, 4:50 p.m.

Today is the birthday of:

Pau Gasol, former basketball player, July 6, 1980: 44 years old

It was news:

25 years ago:

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The anniversaries of the day:

1713.- Juan Manuel Fernández Pacheco, Marquis of Villena, is elected first director of the Royal Spanish Academy.

1827.- Treaty of London, between England, France and Russia, by which the independence of Greece is recognized.

1864.- Royal Order recognizing the Red Cross as a public utility society, thus putting Spain ahead of other nations.

1917.- Victory at Aqaba. Lawrence of Arabia succeeds in his efforts to unite the Arabs against the Ottoman Empire.

1918.- The German ambassador in Moscow, W. Gref von Mirbach-Harff, was assassinated by two members of the Social Revolutionary Party.

1923.- The USSR approves a federal Constitution whose supreme body is the Congress of Soviets, responsible for electing an executive committee, which appoints Vladimir Ilich “Lenin” as president.

1925.- Formation in Spain of the Patriotic Union Party, led by General Miguel Primo de Rivera.

1927.- The USSR breaks diplomatic relations with the Chinese Government of Nankin, headed by Chang Kai-Shek.

1936.- The dirigible “Hindemburg” crosses the South Atlantic in 45 hours and 39 minutes.

1941.- World War II: The Red Army retreats to the so-called “Stalin Line” on the former Polish-Soviet border.

1947.- The Law of Succession to the Head of State of Spain is approved by 92% of the votes.

1952.- A fire destroys the San Telmo Palace in Seville.

1953.- Colonel Adib Al-Sisa-Kli is elected president of the Syrian Republic.

1972.- The liberal democrat Kakuei Tanaka is appointed Prime Minister of Japan, a country that begins a rapprochement with China.

1986.- Attempted coup d’état in the Philippines, led by Arturo Tolentino.

1987.- 390 people die when a Zairian ferry sinks in a river bordering Zambia.

1988.- An explosion on the “Piper Alpha” oil platform in the North Sea causes the death of 167 workers.

1989.-In a speech before the Council of Europe, Mikhail Gorbachev pledges to respect the freedom of Eastern countries to choose their political and social system.

1994.- The popular and veteran artist Lola Flores receives the Gold Medal for Merit at Work.

1996.- German tennis player Steffi Graf wins her seventh and final Wimbledon title by defeating Spaniard Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in the final.

1997 – Cambodian co-Prime Minister Hun Sen dismisses his rival, Prince Norodom Ranariddh, and rejects peaceful mediation by King Norodom Sihanuk.

2001.- The first cases of a legionella outbreak are detected in Murcia, causing the death of four people and affecting 805.

2005.- London wins the title of host of the 2012 Olympic Games, a choice that Paris and Madrid had previously aspired to.

2008.- Rafael Nadal wins his first Wimbledon title by beating Swiss Roger Federer in the final.

2009.- At least 184 people die in ethnic protests between Uighurs and security forces in the Chinese region of Xinjiang.

2013.- Forty-seven dead, five missing and 2,000 evacuated after the derailment and fire of a train loaded with hydrocarbons in Lac-Megantic (Canada).

On July 6th were born:

1832.- Maximilian of Habsburg, Archduke of Austria and Emperor of Mexico.

1877.- Niceto Alcalá Zamora, president of the Second Spanish Republic.

1907.- Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter.

1914.- José García Nieto, Spanish poet and writer.

1916.- Guillermo Quintana Lacacci, Spanish military officer.

1917.- Heribert Barrera, republican and Catalan politician.

1919.- Oswaldo Guayasamin, Ecuadorian painter and sculptor.

1923.- Wojziek Jaruzelski, Polish military man and politician.

1923.- Nancy Davis Reagan, actress and wife of US President Ronald Reagan.

1927.- Janet Leigh, American actress.

1935.- Tensing Gyatso, XIV Dalai Lama, spiritual and political leader of Tibet.

1946.- George Walker Bush, president of the USA.

1946.- Silvester Stallone, American actor.

1958.- Arnaldo Otegi, Basque politician.

1962.- Natalia Dicenta, Spanish actress.

1975.- Curtis Jackson III, American rapper known as “50 Cent.”

On July 6, the following people died:

1598.- Benito Arias Montano, Spanish humanist writer.

1961.- Enrique Larreta, Argentine novelist.

1962.- William Faulkner, American writer.

1964.- Rafael Cansinos Assens, Spanish writer.

1971.- Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter.

1989.- Janos Kadar, Hungarian Prime Minister.

1996.- Armando Calvo, Spanish actor.

1998.- Roy Rogers, American actor.

1999.- Joaquin Rodrigo, Spanish composer.

2003.- José González Lucas, «Pepe Dominguín», Spanish bullfighter.

2004.- Thomas Klestil, President of Austria.

2004.- Ángel Fernández-Santos, Spanish film critic and screenwriter.

2005.- Claude Simon, French writer and Nobel Prize winner in 1985.

2006.- Juan de Avalos, Spanish sculptor.

2008.- «Mando» Ramos, American boxer.

2009.- Robert McNamara, head of the American Pentagon.

2014.- Leslie Manigat, President of Haiti.

2015.- Julio Soler, co-owner of the restaurant «El Bulli».

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