Historical Events for 6th July 2018

1484 – Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River
1894 – Cleveland sends 2,000 troops to Chicago to suppress Pullman strike
1945 – Abbott and Costello’s film “The Naughty Nineties” released featuring longest version of their “Who’s on First” routine
1947 – The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union
1956 – MLB Commissioner Ford Frick inaugurates Cy Young Award, to honour baseball’s outstanding pitcher of the season
1959 – LPGA Championship, Sheraton Hotel CC: Betsy Rawls wins by 1 stroke from Patty Berg
1979 – IRA bomb explodes in British consulate in Antwerp
2006 – Nathu La mountain pass between India and China reopened after 44 years
2013 – 14 people are killed after a train runs over a rickshaw in Sheikhupura, Pakistan
2016 – South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to 6 years in jail for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013

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