Historical Events for 6th July 2019

1798 – US law makes aliens “liable to be apprehended, restrained, … and removed as alien enemies”
1935 – Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Helen Wills Moody wins her 7th of 8 Wimbledon singles titles beating Helen Jacobs 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
1947 – The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union
1960 – Dr Barbara Moore completes a 3,207 mile walk from LA to NYC
1971 – White House Plumbers unit formed to plug news leaks
1992 – Fay Vincent institutes plans to realign NL
2000 – West Ham United FC pays a record £1.8 million for the late Bobby Moore’s collection of memorabilia; 79 items including his 1966 World Cup winner’s medal
2013 – 42 people are killed and 5 missing after a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and set of fires in Lac-Megantic, Quebec
2017 – France announces it will ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040
2018 – Floods and landslides begin in south-western Japan, killing at least 200 people with more missing. Evacuation orders for nearly 2 million.

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