Today in History - July 6

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1189        Jul 6, Henry II (56), King of England (1154-89), died.
    (SFC, 10/30/98, p.D4)(MC, 7/6/02)

1253        Jul 6, Mindaugas was crowned as King of Lithuania.
    (www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=12845046&PageNum=0)

1415        Jul 6, Jan Huss, Bohemian (Czech) religious reformer, was burned as a heretic at the stake at Constance, Germany. He had spoken out against Church corruption.
    (NH, 9/96, p.23)(HN, 7/6/98)

1483        Jul 6, England's King Richard III was crowned.
    (AP, 7/6/97)

1519        Jul 6, Charles of Spain was elected Holy Roman emperor in Barcelona. The Catholic heir to the Hapsburg dynasty, Charles V, was elected Holy Roman Emperor, combining the crowns of Spain, Burgundy (with the Netherlands), Austria and Germany. He was the grandson of Ferdnand and Isabella of Spain.
    (V.D.-H.K.p.162)(NH, 9/96, p.18)(HN, 7/6/98)

1533        Jul 6, Ludovico Ariosto (57), Italian poet (Orlando Furioso), died.
    (MC, 7/6/02)

1535        Jul 6, Thomas More (b.1478) was beheaded in England for treason, for refusing to renounce the Catholic church in favor of King Henry VIII's Church of England. More’s sentence to death by hanging was commuted to beheading. He was canonized by the Catholic Church in 1935. In 1966 Robert Bolt authored the play "A Man for All Seasons" based on More’s struggle with Henry. In 1998 Peter Ackroyd published "The Life of Thomas More." Pope John Paul II named More as the patron saint of politicians in 2000.
    (V.D.-H.K.p.161)(AP, 7/6/97)(HN, 7/6/98)(WSJ, 10/22/98, p.A20)(WSJ, 11/7/00, p.A27)

1536        Jul 6, Jaques Cartier returned to France after discovering the St. Lawrence River in Canada.
    (HN, 7/6/98)

1553        Jul 6, Edward VI Tudor (15), King of England (1547-53), died. Mary Tudor was warned that Edward VI was already dead and that she was walking into a trap set by John Dudley, the Duke of Northumberland, Edward’s regent.
    (ON, 5/00, p.3)(MC, 7/6/02)

1590        Jul 6, English admiral Francis Drake took the Portuguese Forts at Taag, Angola.
    (MC, 7/6/02)

1669        Jul 6, LaSalle left Montreal to explore Ohio River.
    (MC, 7/6/02)

1685        Jul 6, James II defeated James, the Duke of Monmouth, at the Battle of Sedgemoor, the last major battle to be fought on English soil.
    (HN, 7/6/98)

1699        Jul 6, Pirate Capt. William Kidd was captured in Boston.
    (MC, 7/6/02)

1747        Jul 6, John Paul Jones, naval hero of the American Revolution, was born near Kirkcudbright, Scotland. As a US naval commander he invaded England during the American War of Independence.
    (HN, 7/6/98)(MC, 7/6/02)

1755        Jul 6, John Flaxman, the English sculptor who designed much of Wedgwood's original pottery, was born.
    (MC, 7/6/02)

1770        Jul 6, The entire Ottoman fleet was destroyed by the Russians at the battle of Cesme.
    (HN, 7/6/98)

1776        Jul 6, The US Declaration of Independence was announced on the front page of "PA Evening Gazette."
    (MC, 7/6/02)

1777        Jul 6, British forces under Gen. Burgoyne captured Fort Ticonderoga from the Americans.
    (AP, 7/6/97)(MC, 7/6/02)

1781        Jul 6, In Virginia the Battle of Green Spring took place on the Jamestown Peninsula. It was the last major engagement of the Revolutionary War prior to the Colonial’s final victory at Yorktown in October.
    (LP, Spring 2006, p.60)

1788        Jul 6, Ten thousand troops were called out in Paris as unrest mounted in the poorer districts over poverty and lack of food.
    (HN, 7/6/98)

1813        Jul 6, Granville Sharp (b.1735), biblical scholar and English abolitionist, died.
    (ON, 12/08, p.9)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granville_Sharp)

1816        Jul 6, Philipp Meissner (67), composer, died.
    (MC, 7/6/02)

1835        Jul 6, John Marshall, the 3rd chief justice of the US Supreme Court, died at the age of 79. Two days later, while tolling in his honor in Philadelphia, the Liberty Bell cracked. Marshall served on the court for 34 years.
    (HN, 7/6/98)(SFC, 9/5/05, p.A8)

1836        Jul 6, French General Thomas Bugeaud defeated Abd al-Kader's forces beside the Sikkak River in Algeria.
    (HN, 7/6/98)

1854        Jul 6, The Republican Party was officially organized in Jackson, Michigan. The Republican Party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, by a group of anti-slavery politicians at the Little White Schoolhouse. [see Feb 28, Mar 20]
    (Hem., 7/96, p.28)(HN, 7/6/98)

1858        Jul 6, Lyman Blake patented a shoe manufacturing machine.
    (MC, 7/6/02)

1863        Jul 6, Vincent Strong (b.1837), US Union brig-general, died from wounds at Gettysburg.
    (MC, 6/17/02)(MC, 7/6/02)

1864        Jul 6, Battle of Chattahoochee River, GA.
    (MC, 7/6/02)

1885        Jul 6, French scientist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) successfully tested an anti-rabies vaccine on a boy bitten by an infected dog. Thanks to his vaccine the death rate from rabies dropped to almost zero by 1888.
    (AP, 7/6/97)(ON, 6/08, p.6)

1907        Jul 6, Artist Frida Kahlo was born in Coyoacan, Mexico.
    (AP, 7/6/07)

1908        Jul 6, Robert Peary's expedition sailed from NYC for north pole.
    (MC, 7/6/02)

1910        Jul 6, Dorothy Kirsten, opera singer, was born.
    (HN, 7/6/01)

1916        Jul 6, Odilon Redon (b.1840), French symbolist painter, died.
    (SFC, 7/13/13, p.E3)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odilon_Redon)

1917        Jul 6, During World War I, Arab forces led by T.E. Lawrence and Auda Abu Tayi captured the port of Aqaba from the Turks.
    (AP, 7/6/08)

1920        Jul 6, The Democrats ended their convention in San Francisco with the selection James Cox of Ohio and running mate Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Cox and FDR were committed internationalists and lost the elections due to the isolationism of the times.
    (SFEC, 4/25/99, Z1 p.4)(AH, 10/04, p.56)

1921        Jul 6, Nancy Reagan, wife of President Ronald Reagan, was born.
    (HN, 7/6/98)

1922        Jul 6, Vice-president Calvin Coolidge gave a speech at Fredericksburg City Park on behalf of a fund raising campaign to save and restore the Kenmore House, the home of Elizabeth (sister of George Washington) and Fielding Lewis.
    (HT, 5/97, p.44,68)

1923        Jul 6, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish general, pres. (1989-90), was born.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wojciech_Jaruzelski)
1923        Jul 6, The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was formed.
    (AP, 7/6/98)

1925        Jul 6, Merv Griffin, singer (I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts The Merv Griffin Show, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, hotel owner), was born.
    (MC, 7/6/02)

1927        Jul 6, Bill Haley, rock 'n' roll pioneer, singer of "Rock Around the Clock," was born.
    (HN, 7/6/98)
1927        Jul 6, Janet Leigh (d.2004, film star, was born as Jeanette Helen Morrison in Merced, Ca. MGM named her Janet Leigh.
    (SFC, 10/5/04, p.A2)

1928        Jul 6, A preview was held in New York of the first all-talking movie feature, "The Lights of New York."
    (AP, 7/6/97)

1931        Jul 6, Della Reese, singer, actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), was born in Detroit.
    (MC, 7/6/02)

1933        Jul 6, The first All-Star baseball game was played, at Chicago's Comiskey Park; the American League defeated the National League, 4-2.
    (AP, 7/6/08)

1935        Jul 6, Dalai Lama 14, spiritual leader of Tibet's Lamaistic Buddhists, was born as Lhamo Thondup in Hong Ya, a mountain hamlet on the Tibetan Plateau. He was formally recognized as the reincarnated Dalai Lama at age 2 and was renamed Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (Holy Lord, Gentle Glory, Compassionate, Defender of the Faith, Ocean of Wisdom). He became a Nobel Peace Prize winner (1989) for his efforts to end China's domination of Tibet.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenzin_Gyatso,_14th_Dalai_Lama)(Econ, 2/28/09, p.44)

1937        Jul 6, Vladimir Ashkenazy, pianist, conductor (Tchakowsky-1961), was born in Gorki, Russia.
    (MC, 7/6/02)

1938        July 6, Delegates from thirty-two countries met for 9 days at the French resort of Evian to discuss the problem of Jewish refugees from Germany and Austrian. The German government was able to state with great pleasure how "astounding" it was that foreign countries criticized Germany for their treatment of the Jews, but none of them wanted to open the doors to them when "the opportunity offer[ed]." The French foreign ministry, the Quai d’Orsay, sabotaged the Evian conference on European refugees, the only diplomatic effort to alleviate the fate of “stateless” German and Austrian Jews.
    (http://christianactionforisrael.org/antiholo/evian/evian.html)(WSJ, 11/15/06, p.D14)

1939        Jul 6, Nazis closed the last Jewish enterprises.
    (MC, 7/6/02)

1941        Jul 6, German planes attacked the SS Devon off the east coast of England. Reginald Earnshaw (14) died in the attack after serving for several months. In 2010 he was hailed as the youngest known British service casualty in World War II.
    (AP, 2/5/10)

1942        Jul 6, Anne Frank's family went into hiding in After House, Amsterdam.
    (MC, 7/6/02)

1943        Jul 6, In the 2nd day of battle at Kursk some 25,000 Germans were killed.
    (MC, 7/6/02)

1944        Jul 6, Lieutenant Jackie Robinson of the U.S. Army, while riding a civilian bus from Camp Hoo, Texas, refused to give up his seat to a white man. Lt. Jackie Robinson was court marshaled for refusing the order of a civilian bus driver to move to the back of the bus. He was acquitted.
    (SFEC,10/19/97, BR p.14)(HN, 7/6/98)
1944        Jul 6, In Hartford, Conn., 168 people died when fire broke out in the main tent of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. In 2000 Stewart O’Nan authored "The Circus Fire: A True Story."
    (AP, 7/6/04)(SFEC, 8/20/00, BR p.3)

1945        Jul 6, President Truman signed an executive order establishing the Medal of Freedom.
    (AP, 7/6/97)
1945        Jul 6, B-29 Superfortress bombers attacked Honshu, Japan, using new fire-bombing techniques.
    (HN, 7/6/98)
1945        Jul 6, Operation Overcast began in Europe--moving Austrian and German scientists and their equipment to the United States.
    (HN, 7/6/01)
1945        Jul 6, Nicaragua became the first nation to formally accept the United Nations Charter.
    (AP, 7/6/05)

1946        Jul 6, George Walker Bush Jr., Gov-R-TX, US Pres., was born.
    (MC, 7/6/02)
1946        Jul 6, Sylvester Stallone (actor: Rocky series, Rambo series, etc.), was born.
    (MC, 7/6/02)
1946        Jul 6, Jamie Wyeth, artist (An American Vision-Boston), was born in Pennsylvania.
    (MC, 7/6/02)

1949        Jul 6, The principality of Monaco joined UNESCO.
    (http://tinyurl.com/bdtj3p)

1957        Jul 6, Althea Gibson (1927-2003) became the first black tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title, defeating fellow American Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2.
    (AP, 7/6/97)(SFC, 9/29/03, p.A1)

1959        Jul 6, Saar became part of the German Federal Republic.
    (MC, 7/6/02)

1960        Jul 6, Aneurin Bevan (b.1897), British Labour politician, died. He was a key figure on the left of the party in the mid-20th century, and prominently served as the Minister of Health during the creation of the National Health Service, in which he played a vital part. In 1962 and 1974 Michael Foot authored a 2-volume biography of Bevan.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aneurin_Bevan)

1962            Jul 6, William Cuthbert Faulkner (b.1897), US writer (Nobel 1949), died in Oxford, Miss. In 2004 Jay Parini authored “One Matchless Time: A Life of William Faulkner.”
    (WSJ, 10/28/04, p.A1)(www.olemiss.edu/depts/english/ms-writers/dir/faulkner_william/)

1964        Jul 6, Beatles' film "Hard Day's Night" premiered in London.
    (MC, 7/6/02)
1964        Jul 6, Malawi, a former British protectorate and part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, gained independence.
    (WUD, 1994, p.867)

1967        Jul 6, The Biafran War erupted. The war, which lasted more than two years, claimed some 600,000 lives. The Republic of Biafra was proclaimed when the eastern region of Nigeria, the homeland of the Igbo people, seceded. This was followed by civil war. The federal troops of Nigeria held most of rebellious Biafra by the end of 1968 but the Igbos attempted to hold out in a small and crowded area. The war broke out when the Igbos, led by Colonel Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu of the Nigerian army, launched a rebellion to form a separate state following allegations of ethnic cleansing, neglect and marginalization against federal forces.
    (AP, 7/6/97)(HNQ, 5/27/98)(AFP, 1/10/07)

1971        Jul 6, Louis Armstrong (b.1900), jazz and blues musician widely known as "Satchmo," died. His innovations of early day blues and Dixieland music inspired the swing eras of the 1920s and 1930s. He invented skat, a technique of singing jazz improvisations. Louis spoke out against the US government during the 1957 Little Rock, Ark. school troubles. "The way they are treating my people in the South, the government can go to hell." A 32 cent memorial stamp was issued by the Post Office in 1995. Armstrong smoked marijuana every day of his adult life, was unfaithful to each of his four wives, was arrested 4 times and consorted freely with prostitutes, pimps and mobsters. His biographies include: "Louis Armstrong: An American Genius" by James Lincoln Collier (1983); "Satchmo" by Gary Giddins (1988); and "Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life" by Laurence Bergreen (1997). In 1999 Joshua Berrett published "The Louis Armstrong Companion." In 2009 Terry Teachout authored “Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong.”
    (WSJ, 9/27/95, p.A-16)(WSJ, 6/26/97, p.A16)(WSJ, 3/10/99, p.A20)(SSFC, 12/13/09, p.E1)
1971        Jul 6, In Brazil rubber tapper Raimundo Irineu Serra (b.1892) died. He founded the Santo Daime (Saint Gimme) religion. It was based on a shamanic brew of ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic tea made from the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and Psychotria viridis leaf.
    (Econ, 5/12/12, IL p.24)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mestre_Irineu)

1972        Jul 6, Pierre Messmer (1916-2007), former member of the French Resistance, began serving as prime minister of France under President Georges Pompidou.
    (AP, 8/30/07)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Messmer)

1973        Jul 6, Otto Klemperer (b.1885), German-born conductor and composer, died in Zurich. He had taken United States citizenship in 1937 and Israeli citizenship in 1970.
    (WSJ, 8/20/96, p.A8)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Klemperer)

1974        Jul 6, Garrison Keillor made his 1st live broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion" from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. In 2003 the show drew some 3.9 million listeners weekly. The show ended in 1987 and resumed in New York in 1989. It returned to Minnesota in 1993.
    (SFEC, 8/16/98, DB p.13)(SFC, 12/20/00, p.E5)(SFC, 9/4/03, p.E12)

1975        Jul 6, The state of Comoros became independent with Ahmed Abdallah Abderemane (1919-1989) as its first head of state. Three of the four islands between Africa and Madagascar declared independence from France and became the nation of Comoros. Mayotte voted to remain a colony.
    (SFC, 9/12/97, p.A12)(www.worldstatesmen.org/Comoros.html)
1975        Jul 6, Otto Skorzeny (b.1908), German-Austrian SS officer, died. He was the commando leader who rescued Italian dictator Benito Mussolini from imprisonment after his overthrow.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Skorzeny)

1976        Jul 6, US Naval Academy admitted women for the first time in its history with the induction of 81 female midshipmen.
    (www.usna.edu/VirtualTour/150years/1970.htm)

1979        Jul 6, The B-52s, a New Wave band based in Athens, Georgia, released "Planet Claire."
    (SFEC, 1/3/99, DB p.29)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_B-52's_(album))

1982        Jul 6, President Ronald Reagan agreed to contribute U.S. troops to the peacekeeping unit in Beirut.
    (HN, 7/6/98)
1982        Jul 6, Crossan Hoover (17) beat and killed Richard Baldwin (36), the owner of a car restoration shop in San Rafael, Ca. Hoover and 2 accomplices robbed Baldwin’s home and dumped his body into the SF Bay. Mark Richards (29), a contractor who employed Hoover and another youth, was one of the three involved in the murder plot and had told his employees that he planned to take control of Marin County in a paramilitary coup that came to be called Pendragon. Richards was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole. Hoover was sentenced 26 years to life. In 2007 Hoover’s murder verdict was overturned and a new trial was scheduled. In 2008 a federal appeals court reinstated Hoover’s murder conviction.
    (http://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/lpop/etext/lsf/29-2/murderincamelot.html)(SFC, 9/14/07, p.B6)(SFC, 1/7/09, p.B3)

1987        Jul 6, The first of three massacres by Sikh extremists over two days took place in India as gunmen attacked a bus with Hindu passengers. Seventy-two people were killed in the attacks in Punjab and Haryana.
    (AP, 7/6/97)

1988        Jul 6, Medical waste and other debris began washing up on seashores near New York City, forcing the closing of several popular beaches.
    (AP, 7/6/98)
1988        Jul 6, In Mexican elections the PRI declared itself the early winner without an official vote count. The true results of the election were never made public. Gortari, candidate for the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, was losing badly to opposition candidate Cuauhtemoc Cardenas.
    (AP, 3/9/04)
1988        Jul 6, 167 North Sea oil workers were killed when a series of explosions and fires destroyed a drilling platform.
    (AP, 7/6/98)

1989        Jul 6, The U.S. Army destroyed its last Pershing 1-A missiles at an ammunition plant in Karnack, Texas, under terms of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
    (AP, 7/6/99)
1989        Jul 6, Janos Kadar, who helped restore Soviet domination and led Hungary for over 30 years before being replaced in May 1988, died. This same day Hungary's Supreme Court finally rehabilitated the 1956 revolutionaries.
    (AP, 6/16/09)
1989        Jul 6, A Palestinian grabbed the steering wheel of an Israeli bus, causing a crash that claimed 15 lives.
    (AP, 7/6/99)

1990        Jul 6, NATO leaders concluded two days of meetings in London, pledging to sharply reduce both nuclear and conventional defenses in Europe.
    (AP, 7/6/00)

1991        Jul 6, President Bush sent a personal message to Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, urging a stronger effort to conclude arms control talks.
    (AP, 7/6/01)
1991        Jul 6, Steffi Graf won the women’s singles title at Wimbledon, defeating Gabriela Sabatini 6-4, 3-6, 8-6.
    (AP, 7/6/01)

1992        Jul 6, The Group of Seven industrial nations opened their 18th annual economic summit in Munich, Germany.
    (AP, 7/6/97)

1993        Jul 6, On the eve of the Group of Seven summit in Tokyo, President Clinton and Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa expressed optimism about resolving a contentious trade dispute between their countries.
    (AP, 7/6/98)

1994        Jul 6, President Clinton stopped by Latvia, then traveled to Poland as part of a four-nation European tour.
    (AP, 7/6/04)
1994        Jul 6, Fourteen firefighters were killed while battling a blaze on Storm King Mountain in Colorado.
    (AP, 7/6/99)

1995        Jul 6, The prosecution rested at the O.J. Simpson murder trial in Los Angeles.
    (AP, 7/6/00)
1995        Jul 6, At 3:15AM The UN safe area at Srebrenica came under attack by the Bosnian Serb army’s Drina corps under Genl. Radislav Krstic, and some 7,500 Muslim men and boys were killed. The acquisition and delivery of arms was organized by Yugoslav army officer Mirko Krajisnik, brother to Momcilo Krajisnik, president of the Bosnian Serb assembly. In 1998 Chuck Sudetic published "Blood and Vengeance: One Family’s Story of the War in Bosnia." The book focused on the Srebrenica killings. 300 Dutch troops were later accused of not preventing the Serbs from overrunning the town. Bosnian Serb Gen’l. Radislav Krstic was arrested in 1998 for genocide in the 1995 takeover of Srebrenica. In 1999 the UN issued a 155-page report that admitted its failure to block the massacre. Krstic was convicted in 2001. In 2003 Bosnian Serb officers Momir Nikolic and Dragan Obrenovic described the massacre as a well-planned and deliberate killing operation. In 2003 An Int'l. Court sentenced Col. Dragan Obrenovic (40) to 17 years in prison for his role in the slaughter of more than 7,000 men and boys in Srebrenica.
    (SFC, 6/4/96, p.A12)(SFC, 8/12/98, p.A14)(SFC, 12/3/98, p.A16)(SFC, 11/16/99, p.A1)(SFC, 3/14/00, p.A10)(SFC, 8/3/01, p.A1)(SSFC, 10/11/03, p.A14)(AP, 12/11/03)

1996        Jul 6, President Clinton announced the biggest changes in the rules governing meat and poultry safety in 90 years.
    (AP, 7/6/97)
1996        Jul 6, A Delta MD-88 jetliner's left engine blew apart during an aborted takeoff from Pensacola, Fla., sending metal pieces ripping into the cabin, killing a mother and her son.
    (AP, 7/6/97)
1996        Jul 6, Steffi Graf won her seventh Wimbledon title, defeating Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 6-3, 7-5.
    (AP, 7/6/97)
1996        Jul 6, The 10th Lithuanian Song and Dance Festival in the US was held in Rosemont, Ill., at the Rosemount Horizon and featured 2,000 dancers before an audience of 7,000.
    (Dr, 7/96, V1#1, p.5)(SFC, 11/9/96, p.4)
1996        Jul 6, It was reported that a Brazilian fisherman, Nathon do Nascimento, choked to death when a 6-inch fish jumped out of the water and into his throat during a long yawn.
    (SFC, 7/6/96, p.A17)

1997        Jul 6, Pete Sampras won his fourth Wimbledon title as he defeated Cedric Pioline of France.
    (AP, 7/6/98)
1997        Jul 6, The rover Sojourner rolled down a ramp from the Mars Pathfinder lander and began mankind’s first mobile exploration of Mars. The first rock targeted for examination was named "Barnacle Bill."
    (SFC, 7/7/97, p.A1) (AP, 7/6/98)
1997        Jul 6, In Albania three people died as the 2nd round of elections were completed. The Socialist gained 12 more seats versus 5 more for the Democrats.
    (SFC, 7/7/97, p.A10)
1997        Jul 6, In Cambodia Hun Sen declared victory while Prince Ranariddh planned from France to carry out a resistance effort.
    (SFC, 7/7/97, p.A8)
1997        Jul 6, In Mexico City Cuauhtemoc Cardenas Solorzano, leader of the opposition Party of the Democratic Revolution, declared victory in the race for mayor. The PRI lost its majority in the lower house of Congress. The four opposition parties banded together in a coalition to inaugurate the new Congress on Aug 30.
    (SFC, 7/7/97, p.A1)(SFC, 9/1/97, p.A14) (AP, 7/6/98)
1997        Jul 6, In Portadown, Northern Ireland, British troops cleared the streets to allow the Orange Order to march through the Catholic enclave along Garvaghy Road amidst scattered violence.
    (SFC, 7/7/97, p.A8)

1998        Jul 6, Se Ri Pak, a 20-year-old rookie golfer from South Korea, became the youngest winner of the U.S. Women's Open, defeating American amateur Jenny Chuasiriporn in sudden death.
    (AP, 7/6/99)
1998        Jul 6, It was reported that a planned shipment of nuclear rods was to be transported across Northern California, Nevada and Utah to Idaho for processing before final storage in South Carolina. The federal government had made 154 secret shipments of spent nuclear fuel rods over the last 40 years. Four more shipments from 7 Asian countries were planned to occur by 2009.
    (SFC, 7/6/98, p.a1)
1998        Jul 6, Roy Rogers (b.1911), singing cowboy, died at age 86 in Apple Valley, Calif. He was born as Leonard Franklin Slye in Cincinnati where his father worked in a shoe factory. Rogers starred in 81 Westerns [87 movies] and 101 episodes for his TV show.
    (SFC, 7/7/98, p.A1,2)(SFC, 7/8/98, p.A20)(AP, 7/6/99)
1998        Jul 6, The new Hong Kong Int’l. Airport at Chek Lap Kok welcomed its first commercial flight. Pres. Clinton flew in here a week prior to the official opening. The $20.6 billion project was built on reclaimed land off the northern coast of Lantau island. Inefficient coordination led to chaos on the 1st day.
    (SFEC, 7/5/98, p.A9,T3)(WSJ, 3/3/05, p.A11)
1998        Jul 6, Kazakhstan and Russia signed an agreement that divided the northern part of the Caspian seabed into Russian and Kazak sectors.
    (SFC, 7/7/98, p.A10)
1998        Jul 6, Mobs battled police across Northern Ireland for a 2nd day after British authorities blocked an Orange Order march in Portadown. Protests continued even though the Parade’s Commission decided to permit a July 13 Protestant march in Belfast’s Lower Ormeau section.
    (SFC, 7/7/98, p.A8)(AP, 7/6/99)   

1999        Jul 6, A 3rd day of heat raised temperatures to 100 degrees in the East and Midwest. Power blackouts and 8 deaths were attributed to the heat.
    (SFC, 7/7/99, p.A3)
1999        Jul 6, In Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster signed a polite-student law that required students to address teachers with appropriate titles.
    (SFC, 7/7/99, p.A3)
1999        Jul 6, Hillary Clinton filed with the Federal Election Commission for a campaign for a Senate seat from New York.
    (SFC, 7/7/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 6, Pres. Clinton signed Executive Order 13129 to impose sanctions against the ruling Taliban militia in Afghanistan.
    (SFC, 7/7/99, p.A8)(SFC, 5/3/00, p.A12)
1999        Jul 6, In Bosnia British troops seized Radoslav Brdjanin, who was charged with crimes against Muslims and Croats around Banja Luka in 1992.
    (SFC, 7/7/99, p.A10)
1999        Jul 6, Britain began selling gold and dumped 50,250 pounds, 3.5% of the UK's 1.6 million-pound reserve. Gold dropped to $257.80 per ounce.
    (SFC, 7/7/99, p.B1)
1999        Jul 6, Piseth Peaklica (34), Cambodian actress, was shot by 2 gunmen in a Phnom Penh market and died on July 13. It was rumored that she was involved with a high official (Hun Sen) and ordered killed by a jealous wife (Bun Rany).
    (SFC, 11/4/99, p.A15)(http://tinyurl.com/5n83tu)
1999        Jul 6, In Israel Ehud Barak was sworn in as Prime Minister, pledging to seek peace with neighboring Arab countries. David Levy became his foreign minister and Avraham Shochat the finance minister.
    (WSJ, 7/6/99, p.A1)(AP, 7/6/04)
1999        Jul 6, In Jamaica Michael Wallace, musician in the reggae group Third World, was shot dead in a suspected robbery. Some 22 murders were reported in this one week and 486 murders since the start of the year.
    (SFC, 7/9/99, p.D5)
1999        Jul 6, In Kashmir fighting continued despite a US-Pakistan pact to push for peace. India reported 55 mercenaries killed along with 9 Indian soldiers.
    (SFC, 7/7/99, p.A10)
1999        Jul 6, In Mexico it was reported that Angel Salvador "El Chava" Gomez, leader of the Gulf drug cartel, was killed execution style.
    (SFC, 7/7/99, p.A10)
1999        Jul 6, Thor Alex Kappfjell (32) was killed during a miscalculated jump in Norway. He had earlier parachuted from the World Trade Center, Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building in NYC, after which he pleaded guilty to 3 counts of reckless endangerment and was sentenced to 7 days of community service.
    (SFC, 4/2/99, p.A3)(SFC, 7/9/99, p.D6)
1999        Jul 6, In Spain Joaquin Rodrigo, classical composer, died at age 97 in Madrid. His best known work was "Concierto de Aranjuez."
    (SFC, 7/8/99, p.A19)
1999        Jul 6, In Yugoslavia some 10,000 people demonstrated against Pres. Milosevic in Uzice despite attempts by the police to stop them.
    (SFC, 7/7/99, p.A8)

2000        Jul 6, Venus Williams beat her younger sister Serena 6-2, 7-6 (3) to reach the Wimbledon final; their singles match was the first between sisters in a Grand Slam semifinal.
    (AP, 7/6/01)
2000        Jul 6, The body of 19-year-old Cory Erving, son of basketball star Julius "Dr. J" Erving, was found in his car at the bottom of a Florida pond; he’d been missing since May 28th.
    (AP, 7/6/01)
2000        Jul 6, A heat wave in Southeast Europe left 25 people dead as temperatures rose to 113 degrees in some places.
    (SFC, 7/7/00, p.D3)
2000        Jul 6, In China 3 separatists were executed in Urumqi by firing squad immediately after a public sentencing.
    (SFC, 7/13/00, p.C4)
2000        Jul 6, The German parliament offered a formal apology to Nazi-era slave and forced laborers as it passed a bill setting up a five billion-dollar compensation fund.
    (AP, 7/6/01)
2000        Jul 6, In Malaysia commandos ended a 4-day standoff and forced the surrender of 27 militants of Al-Ma’unah (Brotherhood of Inner Power), led by Amin Razali. 2 non-Muslim hostages were slain in the process. 19 cult members were found guilty Dec 27, 2001.
    (SFC, 7/7/00, p.D6)(SFEC, 8/13/00, p.B9)(SFC, 12/28/01, p.A4)
2000        Jul 6, In Northern Ireland British authorities banned a 2nd Protestant parade from passing through Catholic territory.
    (SFC, 7/7/00, p.A12)
2000        Jul 6, In Nicaragua a 5.9 earthquake was centered in Laguna de Apoyo. At least 4 children died.
    (SFC, 7/7/00, p.D6)(SFC, 7/8/00, p.A12)
2000        Jul 6, In Serbia Pres. Milosevic changed the constitution to allow himself to run for re-election. He also reduced Montenegro’s power in the Yugoslav federation by changing how delegates are selected for the upper house.
    (SFC, 7/7/00, p.A12)
2000        Jul 6, In Spain a bus enroute to a summer camp for teens collided with a truck hauling pigs near Soria and at least 25 people were killed.
    (SFC, 7/7/00, p.D6)
2000        Jul 6, In Sri Lanka the military reported 50 guerrillas killed in commando attacks on northern Tamil bases. Tamil rebels reported 35 dead.
    (SFC, 7/7/00, p.D6)

2001        Jul 6, The United States turned over to Japanese authorities an American serviceman accused of rape. Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy Woodland was convicted of rape and sentenced to two years and eight months in prison.
    (AP, 7/6/06)
2001        Jul 6, Former FBI agent Robert Hanssen pleaded guilty to 15 criminal counts and agreed to give a full accounting of his spying activities for Moscow.
    (AP, 7/6/02)
2001        Jul 6, US Rep. Gary Condit (D-Ceres) admitted to authorities that he had a sexual relationship with Chandra Levy before she disappeared.
    (SFC, 12/30/01, p.D3)
2001        Jul 6, US unemployment jumped to 4.5% from 4.4% in June.
    (SFC, 7/7/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 6, Stanford researchers reported evidence for a built-in kink in the universe known as "charge-parity (CP) violation." This favored the production of certain forms of matter over anti-matter counterparts.
    (SFC, 7/7/01, p.A3)
2001        Jul 6, Eight-year-old Jessie Arbogast was badly injured in a shark attack off the Florida coast.
    (AP, 7/6/02)
2001        Jul 6, Armenia reported that almost 25% of the 3.4 million population had left the country. A census was scheduled for October.
    (WSJ, 7/6/01, p.A6)
2001        Jul 6, In France a tree crashed on music spectators at the Chateau Pourtales near Strasbourg and 10 people were killed.
    (SFC, 7/7/01, p.B1)
2001        Jul 6, In Russia Pres. Putin called for multilateral talks to eliminate 10,000 warheads over the next 7 years.
    (SFC, 7/7/01, p.A8)
2001        Jul 6, In Belgrade Radomar Markovic, the former Yugoslav secret police chief, was sentenced to a year in jail with 3 other top security aides for revealing state secrets.
    (SFC, 7/7/01, p.B1)

2002        Jul 6, Serena Williams beat older sister Venus 7-6 (4), 6-3 to win her first Wimbledon title and second straight Grand Slam tournament.
    (AP, 7/6/03)
2002        Jul 6, In Ingleside, Ca., police officer Jeremy Morse was caught on video tape beating Donovan Jackson (16), who was already subdued and handcuffed. Jackson's father, Coby Chavis, was being investigation for expired registration tags. The video led to federal involvement in the case. Mitch Crooks (27), the man who made the tape, was arrested July 11 on an outstanding warrant for petty theft. Officers Morse and Bijan Darvish were indicted July 17. Morse was dismissed Oct 14.
    (SFC, 7/11/02, p.A3)(SFC, 7/12/02, p.A2)(SFC, 7/18/02, p.A1)(SFC, 10/26/02, p.A5)
2002        Jul 6, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan arrived in Baghdad for a two-day visit Saturday to discuss steps that could be taken to avert a possible U.S. military campaign against Iraq.
    (AP, 7/6/02)
2002        Jul 6, Former President Carter launched a Venezuela peace mission sanctioned by leftist President Hugo Chavez but met with skepticism by many of Chavez's opponents.
    (AP, 7/6/02)
2002        Jul 6, John Frankenheimer (72), film director, died in LA.
    (SSFC, 7/7/02, p.A23)
2002        Jul 6, Gunmen assassinated Afghan Vice President Haji Abdul Qadir (48) and his driver in broad daylight in the capital Kabul. Qadir was a prominent Pashtun businessman and was suspected of being involved in the opium trade.
    (Reuters, 7/6/02)(SSFC, 7/7/02, p.A1)(SFC, 7/8/02, p.A3)
2002        Jul 6, Asian and European finance ministers meeting in Copenhagen were presented a study that called for the creation of a currency basket system and ultimately a single Asian currency. The study was part of the Kobe Research Project, an initiative launched by ASEM in 2001.
    (Reuters, 7/7/02)(http://tinyurl.com/79d6f)
2002        Jul 6, Greek police, assisted by American and British agents, raided an apartment and found dozens of anti-tank rockets they believe were stolen from the army in the late 1980s by the elusive November 17 terrorist group.
    (AP, 7/6/02)
2002        Jul 6, Rebels in Indonesia's troubled Aceh province freed all 18 hostages held since last month, including crew from a boat carrying supplies to an Exxon Mobil plant.
    (Reuters, 7/6/02)
2002        Jul 6, In Indian-ruled Kashmir 2 soldiers and two separatist rebels were killed in fighting.
    (Reuters, 7/6/02)
2002        Jul 6, Residents of the Ivory Coast voted in local elections seen as a test of whether President Laurent Gbagbo's government has turned the page on two years of ethnic and political turbulence.
    (AP, 7/6/02)
2002        Jul 6, In Latvia hopes were high at a summit of 10 former communist countries aspiring to join NATO, and many delegates already were looking ahead to the responsibilities of membership.
    (AP, 7/6/02) 
2002        Jul 6, Randi Hindi (44), a Palestinian woman, and her 2-year-old daughter were shot to death while riding in a taxi in the Gaza Strip. Palestinians claimed Israeli troops were responsible. But the Israeli army said its soldiers did not fire anywhere in the area.
    (AP, 7/6/02)(SSFC, 7/7/02, p.A9)
2002        Jul 6, Trinidad and Tobago announced plans to run an undersea natural gas pipeline throughout the Caribbean, saying the project would open new markets in the region.
    (AP, 7/6/02)

2003        Jul 6, Roger Federer became the first Swiss man to win a Grand Slam title, defeating Mark Philippoussis 7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (3) in the Wimbledon final.
    (AP, 7/6/04)
2003        Jul 6, Joseph Wilson, former American ambassador, criticized the Bush administration for the way it used intelligence to justify the war in Iraq. He alleged that Pres. Bush had falsely accused Iraq of trying to buy uranium from Niger. Two White House officials soon called at least 6 Washington journalists and told them that Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame, was an undercover CIA agent who had worked in Niger. A State Dept. memo was soon sent to Colin Powell on how Wilson got sent to Niger and the role of his wife.
    (Econ, 8/21/04, p.28)(SFC, 7/16/05, p.A4)
2003        Jul 6, Dennis Schmitt and 5 companions stepped on a 120-foot-long pile of dirt at 83°42’ latitude, Earth’s farthest north piece of known land. The Arctic site was 432 miles from the North Pole and under the jurisdiction of Greenland. In 2004 Danish authorities discounted the find in favor of a larger island called Kaffklubben.
    (SFC, 6/17/04, p.B1)(SFC, 6/18/04, p.B10)
2003        Jul 6, Buddy Ebsen (95), Hollywood actor who achieved stardom and riches in the television series "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Barnaby Jones," died.
    (AP, 7/7/03)
2003        Jul 6, Kathleen Raine (95), a poet and scholar whose verse explored the realms of nature and the spirit, died in London. "Stone and Flower" (1943), illustrated by Barbara Hepworth, was her first published collection, followed by "Living in Time" (1946) and "The Pythoness" (1949).
    (AP, 7/10/03)
2003        Jul 6, Corsicans voted in a historic referendum to give local officials more say in running the Mediterranean island, an attempt to end years of attacks by separatists fighting French rule.
    (AP, 7/6/03)
2003        Jul 6, In Liberia Pres. Charles Taylor announced that he would leave the country and accept refuge in Nigeria.
    (SFC, 7/7/03, p.A1)
2003        Jul 6, Mexican voters issued a severe judgment on Pres. Vicente Fox's first three years in office, electing another divided Congress in which his party will have fewer seats and increasing the power of the former ruling party and the leftist opposition.
    (AP, 7/7/03)
2003        Jul 6, The annual Wife Carrying World Championship took place in Sonkajarvi, Finland. An Estonian team was again favored to win.
    (WSJ, 7/2/03, p.A1)

2004        Jul 6, US Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry selected former rival John Edwards to be his running mate.
    (AP, 7/6/04)
2004        Jul 6, A US fighter pilot who'd mistakenly bombed Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan in 2002, killing four, was found guilty in New Orleans of dereliction of duty; Major Harry Schmidt was reprimanded and docked a month's pay.
    (AP, 7/6/05)
2004        Jul 6, The Archdiocese of Portland, Ore., filed for bankruptcy due to the financial impact of sexual abuse claims.
    (SFC, 7/7/04, p.A3)
2004        Jul 6, President Thomas Klestil (71), who helped distance Austria from its Nazi past and strengthened the country's ties with emerging Eastern European democracies, died two days before he was to leave office.
    (AP, 7/7/04)
2004        Jul 6, Actress Angelina Jolie (29) arrived in Cambodia. PM Hun Sen had offered her citizenship in recognition of her nature conservation work in the country’s northwest.
    (SFC, 7/7/04, p.E3)
2004        Jul 6, In Ethiopia a major summit of the two-year-old African Union opened in Addis Ababa in the presence of about 40 heads of state and government. The crisis in Darfur took centre stage.
    (AP, 7/6/04)
2004        Jul 6, A group of armed, masked Iraqi men threatened to kill Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi if he did not immediately leave the country, accusing him of murdering innocent Iraqis and defiling the Muslim religion.
    (AP, 7/6/04)
2004        Jul 6, In Iraq a car bomb exploded in the town of Khalis, killing 13 people attending a wake for the victims of a previous attack.
    (AP, 7/6/04)
2004        Jul 6, Khaled Sallah, an American-educated computer science professor, and his son were killed during an arrest raid by Israeli commandos in the Ein Beit Ilma refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus. West Bank and Gaza fighting left 6 Palestinians and one Israeli soldier dead.
    (AP, 7/6/04)(WSJ, 7/7/04, p.A1)
2004        Jul 6, Samir Naqqash (66), an Israeli author and playwright who wrote almost exclusively in the Arabic of his native Iraq, died of a heart attack.
    (AP, 7/7/04)
2004        Jul 6, Sudan ordered an end to restrictions on the movement of aid to the Darfur region.
    (WSJ, 7/7/04, p.A1)
2004        Jul 6, President Hugo Chavez announced that Venezuela has granted citizenship to 216,000 immigrants since May under a fast-track nationalization plan.
    (AP, 7/6/04)

2005        Jul 6, NY Times reporter Judith Miller was jailed for refusing to name her CIA-leak source (2003) for a never-written article on CIA officer Valerie Plame. She was freed after 85 days when Lewis Libby (55), chief of staff for VP Cheney, released her from a claim of confidentiality. She agreed to testify before a federal grand jury.
    (WSJ, 7/6/05, p.A1)(SFC, 10/1/05, p.A4)
2005        Jul 6, Crude oil for August delivery rose $1.69 to settle at a record $61.28 per barrel.
    (SFC, 7/7/05, p.C1)
2005        Jul 6, L. Patrick Gray III (88), acting FBI director during Nixon’s Watergate crisis, died in Florida.
    (SFC, 7/7/05, p.A15)
2005        Jul 6, Author Evan Hunter (78) died in Weston, Conn.
    (AP, 7/6/06)
2005        Jul 6, Brazil’s Pres. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva named 3 cabinet ministers from a centrist party to shore up support for his governing coalition, mired in charges of buying votes in Congress.
    (AP, 7/7/05)
2005        Jul 6, London was awarded the 2012 Olympics, upsetting European rival Paris in the final round of voting to take the games back to the British capital for the first time since 1948. Costs for the 2112 Olympics were originally estimated at £2.4 billion. By 2006 the costs rose to £4.7 billion.
    (AP, 7/6/05)(Econ, 11/25/06, p.57)
2005        Jul 6, Canada asked Washington to persuade a US court to dismiss a lawsuit against Talisman Energy Inc. that alleges the Calgary-based oil company aided genocide in southern Sudan. The suit was filed in a New York district court in 2001 by the Presbyterian Church of Sudan. Talisman sold its 25% interest in Sudan's main oil project for $771 million in 2003.
    (AP, 7/7/05)
2005        Jul 6, A Chilean court stripped Gen. Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution for his alleged role in the killing of 119 dissidents in the early years of his dictatorship.
    (AP, 7/7/05)
2005        Jul 6, China unveiled its 1st index of manufacturing-purchasing activity.
    (WSJ, 7/7/05, p.A11)
2005        Jul 6, In northeastern China a bomb exploded in a shopping mall, injuring 47 people but causing no deaths. Xinhua News said Ma Yuanxi, had fled China after being suspected of murder but sneaked back into the country seeking revenge in a dispute with another man.
    (AP, 7/6/05)
2005        Jul 6, In Haiti hundreds of peacekeepers stormed Cite Soleil, part of an effort to clamp down on politically aligned gangs that have been accused of waging a campaign of violence to destabilize Haiti ahead of October and November elections. Gang leader Emmanuel "Dread" Wilme was killed in the raid.
    (AP, 7/9/05)
2005        Jul 6, In Iraq gunmen killed 4 policemen and wounded at least 9 more in separate attacks in Baghdad.
    (AP, 7/6/05)
2005        Jul 6, In Jordan over 170 leading Muslim scholars in Amman concluded an Int’l Islamic Conference. They affirmed their authority and announced a mutual recognition between Islam’s 8 main schools of legal interpretation: 4 Sunni, 2 Shia, the Ibadis of Oman and the small but prestigious Zahiri school.
    (Econ, 7/30/05, p.41)(www.asmasociety.org/home/)
2005        Jul 6, In Kashmir Indian troops shot dead, Hizbul Mujahedin, a self-styled divisional commander of the region's main rebel group in the northern district of Baramulla.
    (AP, 7/6/05)
2005        Jul 6, In Mexico Omar Pimentel (37), Nuevo Laredo's new police chief, survived his 1st day on the job with 3 bodyguards shadowing his every move, but one of his police officers was killed and 2 other policemen badly wounded by shots fired from a truck at their private car.
    (AP, 7/7/05)
2005        Jul 6, In Acapulco, Mexico, gunmen fired a spray of bullets at Jose Ruben Robles Catalan, a former Guerrero state official as he entered a hotel lobby with his 6-year-old grandson, killing him and his chauffeur.
    (AP, 7/6/05)
2005        Jul 6, Monaco’s Prince Albert admitted that he had fathered a boy with a French-Togolese women in 2003.
    (SFC, 7/7/05, p.A20)
2005        Jul 6, Myanmar's military government released about 240 prisoners, including political detainees and opposition politicians.
    (AP, 7/6/05)
2005        Jul 6, A shootout between police and gunmen with automatic weapons left a bystander and two of the gunmen dead in the southern Russian region of Dagestan.
    (AP, 7/6/05)
2005        Jul 6, In Scotland G-8 leaders scaled back goals for relieving African poverty and combating global warming under US opposition to British PM Tony Blair's ambitious objectives. Riot police with attack dogs beat back demonstrators as thousands marched near the site of the Group of Eight summit, demanding action from the world's leaders on poverty reduction and climate change.
    (AP, 7/6/05)(AP, 7/7/05)
2005        Jul 6, Sudan's National Assembly unanimously passed a new constitution that steps away from complete Islamic rule and paves the way for a Christian former rebel leader to be inaugurated as first vice president later this week.
    (AP, 7/6/05)
2005        Jul 6, Hikmet Fidan, prominent Kurdish politician and critic of Abdullah Ocalan, was killed in Diyarbakir, Turkey. Police said he was killed by the PKK.
    (Econ, 7/23/05, p.48)

2006        Jul 6, A US federal rule was published designating some 36,750 square miles in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska as critical habitat for right whales. The rule takes effect Aug. 7.
    (AP, 7/7/06)
2006        Jul 6, New Jersey’s governor and lawmakers reached a deal on a new state budget. The deal included an increase in sales tax from 6 to 7%, half of which would be used to lower property taxes, which were among the highest in the US.
    (SFC, 7/7/06, p.A7)
2006        Jul 6, New York's highest court ruled that gay marriage is not allowed under state law, rejecting arguments by same-sex couples who said the law violates their constitutional rights.
    (AP, 7/6/06)
2006        Jul 6, Emmanuel "Toto" Constant (49), an elusive former strongman from Haiti, accused of sanctioning rape to silence dissent there in the early 1990s, was arrested in a mortgage fraud scheme on Long Island, NY.
    (AP, 7/7/06)
2006        Jul 6, Alan Newton (44) of NYC was released from prison after DNA evidence cleared him of a 1985 rape conviction. He had served 20 years of a 40 year sentence.
    (SFC, 7/7/06, p.A6)
2006        Jul 6, The Amalgamated Santas gathered in Branson, Missouri, for their first annual convention. In 2007 the group started to splinter following internal squabbles.
    (WSJ, 7/10/08, p.A1)(http://tinyurl.com/5mw4kv)
2006        Jul 6, The space shuttle Discovery docked with the international space station, bringing with it European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Reiter, who began a six-month stay aboard the station.
    (AP, 7/6/07)
2006        Jul 6, Ralph Ginzburg (b.1929), journalist, magazine publisher and photographer, died in NYC. His magazine included Eros (1962), Avant Garde (1968) and Fact (1964). In 1962 he wrote “100 Years of Lynchings,” a chronicle of racist hangings in the South. He was at the center of two First Amendment battles in the 1960s and served 8 months in federal prison for obscenity.
    (AP, 7/6/07)(SFC, 7/7/06, p.B9)
2006        Jul 6, Kasey Rogers (80), film and TV actress, died in Los Angeles. Her films included “Strangers on a Train” (1951).
    (SFC, 7/15/06, p.B6)
2006        Jul 6, In southern Afghanistan a US-led coalition soldier and five militants were killed in a clash in the Baghran Valley in Helmand province.
    (AP, 7/7/06)
2006        Jul 6, An Australian consortium led by Macquarie Bank said it has agreed to a friendly 1.59 billion US dollar takeover of US utility Duquesne Light Holdings.
    (AP, 7/6/06)
2006        Jul 6, Brazilian police broke up an international drug ring and arrested Luciano Geraldo Daniel, a man suspected of being the country's top cocaine trafficker.
    (AP, 7/6/06)
2006        Jul 6, China’s state media said torrential rains and a tornado killed at least 30 people as storms battered eastern China this week, with millions more affected by flooding and other storm damage.
    (AP, 7/6/06)
2006        Jul 6, China and India reopened the 14,000-foot Nathu La pass, an ancient Silk Road pass high in the Himalayas, more than 40 years after it was shut by war.
    (AP, 7/6/06)
2006        Jul 6, The European Central Bank held its key interest rate steady at 2.75% as was widely anticipated but pledged to exercise "strong vigilance" on inflation.
    (AP, 7/6/06)
2006        Jul 6, Four former officers in Georgia's Interior Ministry were convicted of causing bodily harm leading to death in the case of a banker, Sandro Girgvliani (28), whose beating and stabbing death became a political scandal in this former Soviet republic.
    (AP, 7/6/06)
2006        Jul 6, In Iraq a suicide car bomb tore through buses carrying Iranian pilgrims near a Shiite shrine on the outskirts of Kufa, killing 14 people and wounding 38.
    (AP, 7/7/06)(SFC, 7/7/06, p.A10)
2006        Jul 6, Israeli forces took over the remains of three abandoned Jewish settlements in the northern Gaza Strip and entered a nearby Palestinian town, creating a temporary buffer zone to prevent Palestinian militants from firing rockets at Israel. At least 21 Palestinians and one Israeli soldier were killed in the fighting.
    (AP, 7/6/06)(SFC, 7/7/06, p.A3)
2006        Jul 6, Israel signed a contract with Germany for 2 new Dolphin submarines capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
    (AP, 8/25/06)
2006        Jul 6, It was reported that African scholars have launched the continent's first bible commentary which tackles issues like female circumcision, HIV/AIDS and ethnic violence to make the scriptures more relevant for Africans. The African Bible Commentary was launched this week in Kenya and is meant to interpret the bible for Africans by using local proverbs and tradition and by applying Christian teaching to contemporary problems on the poorest continent.
    (Reuters, 7/6/06)
2006        Jul 6, PM Vlado Buckovski conceded defeat to the nationalist opposition in Macedonia's parliamentary elections, a vote considered crucial for the tiny Balkan nation's aspirations to join the EU and NATO. Nikola Gruevski led the winning VMRO-DPMNE party.
    (AP, 7/6/06)
2006        Jul 6, Felipe Calderon won the official count in Mexico's disputed presidential race, a come-from-behind victory for the stiff technocrat. But his leftist rival refused to concede and said he'd fight the results in court. Calderon won 35.9% of the vote against Obrador’s 35.3%.
    (AP, 7/7/06)(Econ, 11/18/06, Survey p.4)
2006        Jul 6, In Moldova an explosion ripped apart a small bus in Tiraspol, capital of the separatist region of Trans-Dniester, killing eight people and injuring 46. The blast was caused by a bomb carried onboard by a passenger. Transdniestrian politicians blamed Moldovan provocateurs.
    (AP, 7/8/06)(Econ, 8/5/06, p.48)
2006        Jul 6, A general strike in Niger demanding lower prices for basic goods paralyzed the capital of one of the world's poorest nations, following a similar attempt last month that was met with inaction from the government.
    (AP, 7/6/06)
2006        Jul 6, In Nigeria a Dutch oil worker was kidnapped by armed men from a Royal Dutch Shell gas plant. He was released July 10.
    (AP, 7/6/06)(AP, 7/10/06)
2006        Jul 6, A defiant North Korea threatened to test-fire more missiles and warned of even stronger action if opponents of the tests put pressure on the country.
    (AP, 7/6/06)
2006        Jul 6, Members of the radical Islamic group that controls Somalia's capital met African, Arab and European officials and repeated their opposition to the deployment of peacekeepers to stabilize the lawless country.
    (AP, 7/6/06)
2006        Jul 6, A delegate from Spain's ruling party met with the leader of an outlawed Basque separatist group in historic talks hailed by both sides as a possible step toward peace.
    (AP, 7/6/06)
2006        Jul 6, Ukraine's pro-Russian opposition ended a 10-day parliament blockade and lawmakers elected a speaker. The pro-Western coalition was sent into a tailspin by a ballot that in a surprise move saw its smallest faction, the Socialists, join with pro-Russian parties to elect its leader Olexander Moroz as speaker.
    (AP, 7/6/06)
2006        Jul 6, A UAE freighter sank in strong winds in the Indian Ocean off the Horn of Africa, killing seven crew members. The ship was owned by al-Hufuf Maritime Co., based in the United Arab Emirates, but it sailed under the flag of Panama.
    (AP, 7/6/06)

2007        Jul 6, In Las Vegas Steven Zegrean (51) opened fire on gamblers at the New York-New York casino and wounded 4 people before he was tackled by off-duty military reservists. On Oct 19, 2009, Zegrean was sentenced to 26-90 years in prison.
    (SFC, 7/7/07, p.A5)(SFC, 10/20/09, p.A5)
2007        Jul 6, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss (b.1939), author of steamy genre novels, died in Princeton, Minn. She was widely credited with having founded the historical romance in its modern carnal incarnation. “The Flame and the Flower” (1972) was the 1st of her 13 novels.
    (SFC, 7/13/07, p.B8)
2007        Jul 6, Lois Wyse (80), advertising whiz, died in Manhattan. Her 65 books included “Funny, You Don’t Look Like a Grandmother” (1989).
    (SFC, 7/9/07, p.C4)
2007        Jul 6, Afghan and US-led coalition troops, using artillery and airstrikes, killed 33 Taliban fighters after the insurgents attacked a police checkpoint in southern Uruzgan province. Officials said fighting in three separate regions of Afghanistan left more than 100 militants dead. About 60 militants died in a battle in Kunar province, but reports of civilian deaths were not confirmed. The next day a Kunar provincial deputy police chief said that 25 civilians and 20 militants were killed in clashes over three days.
    (AP, 7/6/07)(AP, 7/7/07)
2007        Jul 6, Australia kicked off a round-the-world series of Live Earth music concerts designed to highlight climate change with a traditional Aboriginal welcome ceremony. Former US vice-president Al Gore appeared on video screens to launch the worldwide initiative.
    (AFP, 7/6/07)
2007        Jul 6, Austrian authorities arrested Michael Berger (35), an investment banker wanted by the FBI, who fled after being convicted of securities fraud in NYC more than five years ago.
    (AP, 7/10/07)
2007        Jul 6, Canada named a former government security adviser to head the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the first time a civilian has held the post.
    (AP, 7/7/07)
2007        Jul 6, Chile's securities regulator fined Sebastian Pinera, a leading right-wing politician and former presidential candidate, for insider trading of LAN Airlines SA stock.
    (AP, 7/6/07)
2007        Jul 6, A former department head at China's drug regulation agency was sentenced to death on bribery charges. Cao Wenzhuang was given a two-year reprieve because he provided evidence that helped with the investigation of other cases. Chinese cat lovers mobilized online to save a truck load of cats from the cooking pot. A standoff continued for hours while cat lovers spread word of the incident online, eventually raising $1,320 in donations to buy the whole load of some 800 cats.
    (AP, 7/6/07)(AP, 7/10/07)
2007        Jul 6, EU officials said they have asked Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia to join patrols of Europe's border control agency in a bid to stop massive clandestine immigration.
    (AFP, 7/6/07)
2007        Jul 6, In France some 50 masked attackers smashed cars and clashed with police in northeast Paris. Three officers were injured.
    (AP, 7/6/07)
2007        Jul 6, India’s Health Ministry released a report saying the number of Indians infected with HIV is between 2-3 million, half of what experts had previously estimated, and about 0.3% of the 1.1 billion population.
    (SFC, 7/7/07, p.A3)
2007        Jul 6, A suicide bomber detonated a booby trapped car at a funeral in the Shiite Kurdish village of Zargoush, in the Sadiya region of Diyala province, killing 22 people. Four soldiers were killed in two roadside bomb attacks on their patrols, both in the capital. A suicide car bomber struck the Kurdish village of Ahmad Maref killing 26 people. A US soldier and an Iraqi interpreter were killed when an explosively formed penetrator exploded near their patrol in southeastern Baghdad. A US soldier died of non battle-related cause and his death was under investigation.
    (AP, 7/7/07)(SFC, 7/7/07, p.A7)(AP, 7/10/07)
2007        Jul 6, Israeli forces pulled out of the Gaza Strip. Their military incursion left 11 Palestinian militants dead and pushed Gaza's rival factions together in urging their people to fight back.
    (AP, 7/6/07)
2007        Jul 6, In rural southern Nepal 9 children and two adults died when a tractor pulling a trailer carrying guests in a wedding procession skidded off a road and into a canal.
    (AP, 7/7/07)
2007        Jul 6, The head of a radical mosque besieged by government forces in the heart of Pakistan's capital rejected calls for an unconditional surrender, saying he and his die-hard followers were ready for martyrdom.
    (AP, 7/6/07)
2007        Jul 6, A Peruvian consumer protection agency closed a popular restaurant and imposed a stiff fine for repeatedly turning away dark-skinned people. The upscale suburb of Miraflores complied with the agency's request to close Cafe del Mar for 60 days. The restaurant also was fined $76,000 for its "discriminatory" entrance policy.
    (AP, 7/7/07)
2007        Jul 6, Russian lawmakers passed a bill that cracks down on dissent and expands police surveillance authority ahead of 2008 elections.
    (WSJ, 1/7/07, p.A1)
2007        Jul 6, In Somalia 5 children who stopped to play with a land mine on the way to prayers died when one of them threw the device against a wall, causing a blast that sent their bodies flying through the air.
    (AP, 7/6/07)
2007        Jul 6, In Sri Lanka soldiers intercepted a group of Tamil Tigers, killing 15, as they fled the jungle area of Thoppigala in the eastern district of Batticaloa. 4 people were killed elsewhere in the embattled island.
    (AFP, 7/7/07)
2007        Jul 6, Turkey's foreign minister said his government and military have agreed on plans for a possible cross-border operation against Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq.
    (AP, 7/6/07)

2008        Jul 6, In Afghanistan the chief government official in the Deh Bala district of Nangarhar province said villagers reported that as many as 27 people walking in a group toward a wedding were killed in a bombing. Up to 10 others were wounded. The US-led coalition said an airstrike killed or wounded 20 militants in Nangarhar. An official investigation later found that the US-led air strikes struck a wedding and killed 47 Afghan civilians.
    (AP, 7/6/08)(AFP, 7/11/08)
2008        Jul 6, In Iraq a car bomb in northern Baghdad killed six people and injured 14 others, including three policemen. Ali Abdul Ridha al-Badri, the head of an awakening council in Iskandariyah, and was killed by a bomb attached to his car after meeting with US forces. A roadside bomb in Diyala province killed a high-ranking member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan along with 7 others. 2 civilians were killed in Baquba when police clashed with members of the Awakening Councils.
    (AP, 7/6/08)(SFC, 7/7/08, p.A5)
2008        Jul 6, Israel re-opened its border crossings with the Gaza Strip after closing them because of Palestinian rocket fire.
    (AP, 7/6/08)
2008        Jul 6, In northern Mexico a plane carrying a load of auto parts crashed s it was trying to land, killing the pilot and severely injuring the co-pilot.
    (AP, 7/6/08)
2008        Jul 6, Myanmar's state-run newspaper said the overwhelming election victory by Aung San Suu Kyi's party in 1990 has been nullified by the approval of a military-backed constitution and her National League for Democracy party should prepare for a new vote in 2010.
    (AP, 7/6/08)
2008        Jul 6, In Pakistan a two-story apartment building collapsed in the port city of Karachi, killing eight people, including a toddler. A suicide attacker detonated explosives near a police station in Islamabad, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens.
    (AP, 7/6/08)
2008        Jul 6, In Somalia gunmen opened fire on people leaving a mosque in Mogadishu, killing one of the country’s senior UN officials.
    (SFC, 7/7/08, p.A3)
2008        Jul 6, South Korea said it was implementing a multi-stage contingency plan aimed at reducing energy consumption before the skyrocketing oil prices push Asia's fourth-largest economy into a full-fledged crisis.
    (Reuters, 7/6/08)
2008        Jul 6, Sri Lankan fighter jets bombed a Tamil Tiger rebel position in their northern stronghold.
    (AP, 7/6/08)
2008        Jul 6, The United Arab Emirates canceled all its Iraqi debt and moved to restore a full diplomatic mission in Baghdad by naming a new ambassador.
    (AP, 7/6/08)

2009        Jul 6, In San Francisco crews cleaning a homeless encampment in McLaren Park discovered a body later identified as Ronnie Brown (32), who was last seen in San Leandro on Oct 20, 2007. Brown, aka Allah, was on parole for a weapons conviction and had been associated with people connected to Oakland’s Your Black Muslim Bakery.
    (SFC, 7/15/09, p.A13)
2009        Jul 6, In North Carolina suspected killer Patrick Burris (41), a career criminal paroled just two months ago, was shot to death by officers investigating a burglary complaint at a home in Gastonia, 30 miles from Gaffney, SC, where the killing spree started June 27.
    (AP, 7/7/09)
2009        Jul 6, Robert McNamara (b.1916), former US defense secretary, died. He was one of the main architects of the US war in Vietnam (1961-1968). McNamara wrote or co-authored 11 books on topics that mainly focused on issues of defense and development, the most recent one in 2001.
    (AFP, 7/6/09)
2009        Jul 6, In northern Afghanistan four US soldiers were among six people killed by a roadside bomb in Kunduz province. Two Americans were killed in a roadside blast in southern Afghanistan. An American soldier died in a firefight with militants in the east. In southern Kandahar, a suicide bomber killed two people when he drove a car packed with explosives toward a line of truck drivers waiting to supply foreign troops. The Taliban movement said they had launched a guerrilla operation to thwart a major assault by newly deployed US Marines on their Helmand strongholds. 3 NATO troops died in a helicopter crash in Zabul province.
    (AP, 7/6/09)(AFP, 7/6/09)(AP, 7/7/09)
2009        Jul 6, The 2nd Panafrican Festival opened in Algiers and was scheduled to last to July 20. The first Panafrican Festival took place back in 1969.
    (AP, 7/9/09)
2009        Jul 6, In Croatia deputy Jadranka Kosor (b.1953), a former journalist, was confirmed as the new prime minister.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jadranka_Kosor)
2009        Jul 6, Ethnic Somali rebels (ONLF) in Ethiopia's Ogaden region claimed they killed 90 government troops in recent clashes, but the government denied any losses, claiming victory instead.
    (AFP, 7/6/09)
2009        Jul 6, Honduras' interim government closed its main airport to all flights after blocking the runway to prevent the return of ousted President Manuel Zelaya.
    (AP, 7/6/09)
2009        Jul 6, In western India people began falling ill after a night of drinking tainted home-brewed liquor. The death toll soon rose to at least 112.
    (AP, 7/8/09)(AP, 7/9/09)(AP, 7/10/09)
2009        Jul 6, In Iraq a car bomb targeted a police patrol in Mosul but missed, killing an 18-year-old man and injuring eight other bystanders.
    (AP, 7/6/09)
2009        Jul 6, Israel deported Cynthia McKinney, a former US congresswoman, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, a Nobel peace prize laureate, and other activists who were arrested and jailed after trying to break the naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli navy seized their boat last week as it tried to sail with medical supplies from Cyprus to Gaza.
    (AP, 7/6/09)
2009        Jul 6, Liberia's truth and reconciliation commission recommended barring President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and dozens of other high-profile figures from public office for 30 years for supporting armed groups in the country's civil wars.
    (AP, 7/7/09)
2009        Jul 6, Nepal's national assembly sat for the first time in more than two months after the Maoist party agreed to halt protests that have paralyzed parliament.
    (AFP, 7/6/09)
2009        Jul 6, In Russia President Barack Obama opened his first Moscow summit with confidence. Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev struck a preliminary deal to reduce their stockpiles of nuclear warheads to as few as 1,500 each, pointing the two countries' arsenals toward lower levels than in any previous arms control agreement.
    (AP, 7/6/09)
2009        Jul 6, Vasily Aksyonov (b.1932), Russian novelist and Soviet dissident, died in Moscow. He was forced into exile in 1980 after being branded as “anti-Soviet” and lived in the US for over two decades. His over 20 novels included “The Moscow Saga” (1994), which was adopted for a popular TV series in 2004.
    (SFC, 7/8/09, p.D5)
2009        Jul 6, The office of South Korea's Pres. Lee Myung-bak said he will donate about 33.1 billion won ($26 million), almost all of his personal fortune, to establish a new youth scholarship program.
    (AP, 7/6/09)
2009        Jul 6, Vatican Radio began airing advertisements for the first time in its 80-year history. Vatican debt last year was pegged at $22 Million.
    (SFC, 7/27/09, p.D3)
2009        Jul 6, In Yemen a barber was publicly executed after he was found guilty of raping and killing an 11-year-old boy who came to his shop for a haircut. The barber was arrested in December 2008 and confessed during a January trial to raping the boy inside his salon, killing him and cutting up his body before dumping it outside San'a.
    (AP, 7/6/09)

2010        Jul 6, Pres. Obama met with Israel’s PM Netanyahu, who was accorded all the trappings of a visiting head of state. Obama and Netanyahu dismissed talk of a rift as wildly unfounded, and Netanyahu pledged concrete, "very robust" steps to revive sluggish Mideast peace efforts with the Palestinians. One of the main outcomes of the summit was the US push for a shift to direct talks with Palestinians.
            (AP, 7/6/10)(AFP, 7/7/10)
2010        Jul 6, The Obama administration sued Arizona to throw out the state's toughest-in-the-nation immigration law and keep other states from copying it. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Phoenix said the law, due to take effect July 29, usurps the federal government's "pre-eminent authority" under the Constitution to regulate immigration.
            (AP, 7/6/10)
2010        Jul 6, California Gov. Schwarzenegger signed into law a bill extending voter approved mandates for the humane treatment of egg-laying hens in the state.
            (SFC, 7/7/10, p.C1)
2010        Jul 6, In California it was reported that researchers have found fish in the Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir of San Mateo County containing some of the highest mercury levels in the state. The lake collected rainwater and water from Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy reservoir to provide drinking water to 2.5 million people in San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda counties.
            (SFC, 7/7/10, p.A1)
2010        Jul 6, The East Coast roasted under an unrelenting sun as record-setting temperatures soared past 100 from Virginia to Massachusetts, utility companies cranked up power to the limit to cool the sweating masses and railroad tracks were so hot commuter trains had to slow down. The temperature reached 100 in Philadelphia toppling a record set in 1999.
            (AP, 7/6/10)(SFC, 7/7/10, p.A5)
2010        Jul 6, In New Orleans, Louisiana, oil from the ruptured well was reported to be seeping into Lake Pontchartrain, threatening another environmental disaster for the huge body of water that was rescued from pollution in 1990s.
            (AP, 7/6/10)
2010        Jul 6, In Afghanistan 3 American soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in the south. A NATO airstrike in Paktika province killed several suspected insurgents and led to the arrest of several others. Coalition and Afghan special forces arrested a Taliban commander in the eastern province of Nangarhar.
            (AP, 7/7/10)(AP, 7/9/10)
2010        Jul 6, Algerian security forces killed three Islamist militants in a shoot-out southeast of the capital Algiers.
            (AP, 7/6/10)
2010        Jul 6, Australia's new PM Julia Gillard ended a three-month freeze on processing Sri Lankan asylum-seekers, and said a bar on Afghan claims was under review.
            (AFP, 7/6/10)
2010        Jul 6, Britain's Queen Elizabeth (84) addressed the UN for the first time since1957. The queen's 10-minute speech to a special session of the General Assembly was finished before Netherlands and Uruguay returned to their soccer match in Cape Town. Netherlands progressed to the finals after beating Uruguay 3-2.
            (Reuters, 7/6/10)
2010        Jul 6, Britain said it will hold a judge-led inquiry into allegations that its spies were complicit in the torture of terror suspects held by the US and other allies. The government also announced it will pay compensation to detainees found to have been mistreated in the global pursuit of terrorists after the Sept. 11 attacks.
            (AP, 7/6/10)
2010        Jul 6, Britain’s Guardian newspaper, citing unnamed political sources, said British troops will turn over responsibility for one of the deadliest districts in southern Afghanistan to Americans in a reconfiguration of NATO-led forces in the area, and that Britain would soon withdraw its 1,000 soldiers from the Sangin district of Helmand province, where they would be replaced by US troops who now outnumber them in Helmand. Britain’s Defense Secretary Liam Fox confirmed the announcement the next day.
            (Reuters, 7/6/10)(AFP, 7/7/10)
2010        Jul 6, A Toronto man was convicted of attempting to illegally export nuclear-related technology to Iran, in the first Canadian criminal case resulting from UN sanctions against the Middle East nation. An Ontario judge found Mahmoud Yadegari guilty of attempting to export pressure transducers, which can be used in the building of both nuclear plants and weapons.
            (Reuters, 7/6/10)
2010        Jul 6, China priced the IPO of Agricultural Bank of China and proceeded to raise $19.2 billion in one the world’s largest IPO to date.
    (www.nytimes.com/2010/07/07/business/global/07ipo.html)
2010        Jul 6, Chinese police found a Catholic priest and a nun murdered in northern China, but the motive was not immediately clear. Joseph Shulai Zhang (55) and Sister Mary Wei Yanhui (32) were apparently stabbed to death at the nursing home where they worked in the city of Wuhai in Inner Mongolia. Monk Zhang Wenping (43) was arrested on July 8 in Hohhot, capital of the Inner Mongolia region. Wenping told police that he had personal grudges against the priest and nun.
            (AFP, 7/8/10)(AP, 7/9/10)
2010        Jul 6, In Egypt Mahmoud Taha Swellem, a disgruntled employee of an Egyptian construction company, opened fire on his colleagues, killing six and wounding 16, before surrendering. Swellem, a driver, pulled over the company bus in western Cairo, whipped out an assault rifle and showered his passengers with bullets.
            (AP, 7/6/10)(SFC, 7/7/10, p.A2)
2010        Jul 6, EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton urged Iran to stop the execution of three people including a woman who faces death by stoning for adultery. Ashton said she was "deeply concerned" about reports that the executions of Mohammad Reza Haddadi, who was sentenced to hang for a murder he committed when he was a minor, and the woman, Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, "may be imminent." She also renewed her call for Iran to drop the death sentence against Zeynab Jalalian, a Kurd who awaits execution for being an "enemy of God."
            (AFP, 7/6/10)
2010        Jul 6, The EU banned most of Iran Air's jets from flying to Europe because of safety concerns, emphasizing that the move was not related to UN sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.
            (AP, 7/6/10)
2010        Jul 6, An EU lawmaker urged member governments to open their secret files on UFOs. Mario Borghezio, an Italian member of the European Parliament, said that the EU needs its own "X Files" archive where anyone can see information on UFOs, including data gathered by the military.
            (AP, 7/6/10)
2010        Jul 6, In France Pres. Sarkozy came under mounting pressure over allegations that he took illegal cash donations from Liliane Bettencourt, owner of the L’Oreal cosmetics firm and the richest woman in France.
            (SFC, 7/7/10, p.A2)
2010        Jul 6, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel's government, faced with a ballooning deficit in the health care system, decided to raise premiums and cut into the profits of doctors, dentists, hospitals and pharmaceutical manufacturers. The decision came after months of wrangling within Merkel's coalition over a fundamental overhaul of the system and after a series of political blows to the chancellor and plummeting support in the polls.
            (AP, 7/6/10)
2010        Jul 6, In Iraq Army Specialist Bradley Manning, an American soldier suspected of leaking a military video of an attack on unarmed men, was charged with multiple counts of mishandling and leaking classified data and putting national security at risk [see July 12, 2007]. 9 Shiite Muslims taking part in the pilgrimage in Baghdad were killed and dozens were wounded in mortar attacks and roadside bomb explosions.
            (AP, 7/6/10)(AP, 7/7/10)
2010        Jul 6, The Israeli military indicted a soldier on a charge of manslaughter during last year's war in the Gaza Strip, the most serious criminal charge to come out of an internal investigation into the offensive in the Hamas-ruled territory. The soldier was among 3 troops, including a field commander, to face new disciplinary action stemming from their conduct during the offensive, which has drawn international condemnation for its civilian death toll.
            (AP, 7/6/10)
2010        Jul 6, In Indian Kashmir one person was killed by drowning while fleeing security forces and a woman (25) was killed by a stray bullet at the window of her home.
    (Econ, 7/10/10, p.42)
2010        Jul 6, The bodyguard of a Mexican state governor was ordered jailed pending an investigation into allegations that he belongs to a drug cartel, one of a string of scandals that plagued weekend elections. Ismael Ortega Galicia, a bodyguard for Tamaulipas Gov. Eugenio Hernandez, was detained for questioning over the weekend after the newspaper Reforma reported he was on a US Treasury Department list of key members of the Gulf or Zetas gangs.
            (AP, 7/6/10)
2010        Jul 6, In northern Mexico about 18,000 people were evacuated from Ciudad Anahuac, where authorities feared a dam would overflow from rains that accompanied Hurricane Alex. The Venustiano Carranza dam, about 70 km (43 miles) away, reached capacity after days of heavy rains, including remnants of the hurricane, which slammed into Mexico's northern Gulf coast last week.
            (AP, 7/6/10)
2010        Jul 6, In South Africa Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced that pupils will have the option of learning in their mother language in their first three years of schooling. Children were currently taught either in English or Afrikaans, both languages inherited from the eras of colonialism and apartheid.
            (AP, 7/6/10)
2010        Jul 6, In Pamplona, Spain, tens of thousands of Spaniards and foreigners jammed a historic city plaza and sprayed each other with wine as a firecracker rocket blasted off to launch the famed San Fermin bull-running festival. The 9-day street drinking party got under way at midday with the traditional shout from the city hall balcony of "Viva San Fermin!," followed seconds later by the firing of the firecracker known as the chupinazo.
            (AP, 7/6/10)
2010        Jul 6, Sudan intelligence services imposed press censorship, which was lifted in September, six months ahead of a key referendum on independence for south Sudan.
            (AFP, 7/6/10)
2010        Jul 6, A Tunisian appeals court upheld a prison sentence in absentia of four years and one month for journalist Fahem Boukaddous. He had covered protests that turned violent in 2008 over high unemployment in the Gafsa mining region.
            (AP, 7/7/10)
2010        Jul 6, Venezuela announced plans to extradite a Salvadoran man wanted by Cuba as a suspect in a series of bombings. Cuba believes Chavez Abarca placed an explosive that damaged a hotel disco on April 2, 1997, and another bomb later that month that failed to explode on the 15th floor of the same hotel. Cuban officials also suspect him in a 1997 bombing of a Cuban government office.
            (AP, 7/6/10)

2011        Jul 6, A US federal appeals court ordered a halt to the armed forces policy of discharging openly gay service members.
    (SFC, 7/7/11, p.A6)
2011        Jul 6, US and Mexican officials signed an agreement allowing each country’s trucks to traverse the other’s highways implementing a key provision in the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
    (SFC, 7/7/11, p.A4)
2011        Jul 6, SF Giants management dismissed payroll manager Robin O’Connor (41) after she admitted to diverting over $608 thousand to her personal bank account. Further reviews found that she had diverted over $1.5 million to her own accounts since June, 2010. On March 26, 2012, O’Connor admitted embezzling $2.2 million and was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison.
    (SFC, 8/31/11, p.A1)(SFC, 3/27/12, p.C2)
2011        Jul 6, In Maryland the FBI arrested Mohammad Hassan Khalid (18), a high school honors student and legal immigrant from Pakistan, at his home near Baltimore for helping Colleen LaRose, aka “Jihad Jane,” plot to kill Swedish artist Lars Vilks. LaRose (48) pleaded guilty this year to 4 federal charges. On May 4, 2012, Khalid pleaded guilty to helping LaRose. On April 17, 2014 Khalid was sentenced to five years in prison.
    (SFC, 10/21/11, p.A11)(SFC, 5/4/12, p.A5)(SFC, 4/18/14, p.A7)
2011        Jul 6, In Wisconsin the dead bodies of 3- and 4-year-old Wisconsin brothers were found in a parked car and the boyfriend of the children's mother was arrested.
    (AP, 7/6/11)
2011        Jul 6, In Wyoming a female grizzly bear attacked and killed a man who encountered the bruin and her cubs while he was hiking with his wife in Yellowstone National Park.
    (Reuters, 7/6/11)
2011        Jul 6, Wells Fargo & Co. agreed to pay $125 million to settle accusations by investors that the bank misled them about the risks of mortgage-backed securities it sold in 2005-2006.
    (SFC, 7/8/11, p.D6)
2011        Jul 6, Six Afghan policemen and a civilian were killed when their car drove over a landmine in the southern province of Uruzgan. Taliban fighters attacked several border police checkpoints killing nearly 2 dozen officers in Nuristan province. A NATO patrol came under fire in Khost province and an air strike was called in. 3 women and 6 children were killed along with 4 insurgents. NATO acknowledged that civilians were killed.
    (AFP, 7/7/11)(SFC, 7/7/11, p.A2)(SFC, 7/8/11, p.A4)
2011        Jul 6, In Afghanistan an Azerbaijani cargo plane carrying supplies for the Afghan NATO mission crashed into treacherous mountains killing all nine crew on board outside Kabul. The nine crew were from Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan. The plane was operated by private Azerbaijani airline Silk Way.
    (AFP, 7/6/11)
2011        Jul 6, Australia announced it would lift a ban on live cattle exports to Indonesia and resume trade with additional safeguards in place to address animal cruelty concerns.
    (AFP, 7/6/11)
2011        Jul 6, Human Rights Watch accused Bahrain of carrying out a "campaign of violent oppression" against its citizens and called for an end to abuses.
    (AFP, 7/6/11)
2011        Jul 6, In Bangladesh dozens of people, including a senior opposition figure, were injured during violent protests as an anti-government strike shut down the country for the second time in four days.
    (AFP, 7/6/11)
2011        Jul 6, Belarus police attacked peaceful protesters detaining hundreds in the latest series of rallies calling for the ouster of Pres. Lukashenko.
    (SFC, 7/7/11, p.A2)
2011        Jul 6, Brazil's Transportation Minister, Alfredo Nascimento, resigned amid a scandal over an alleged kickback scheme in his office.
    (AP, 7/6/11)
2011        Jul 6, British PM David Cameron confirmed that the UK will withdraw 500 troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2012.
    (AP, 7/6/11)
2011        Jul 6, Britain's tabloid phone hacking scandal dominated the airways as it swelled to allegedly involve more missing schoolgirls and the families of London terror victims. Lawmakers held an emergency debate, companies hastily pulled their ads and the prime minister demanded two new inquiries.
    (AP, 7/6/11)
2011        Jul 6, The People's Bank of China announced it was raising its benchmark rate for one-year loans by 0.25 percentage points to 6.56 percent to keep a lid on rising inflation levels.
    (AP, 7/6/11)
2011        Jul 6, The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the Lord's Resistance Army forces killed 26 civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo in June alone.
    (AFP, 7/7/11)
2011        Jul 6, In Egypt hundreds of protesters pelted the security headquarters in the city of Suez with rocks, angered by a court's decision to uphold the release of seven policemen facing trials for allegedly killing 17 protesters in Suez during Egypt's uprising. In a bid to defuse rising anger, the Interior Ministry announced that hundreds of high-ranking police officers will be sacked for their role in the harsh crackdown.
    (AP, 7/6/11)
2011        Jul 6, The EU Parliament passed a resolution calling for EU-wide legislation stipulating that at least 40% of seats on listed companies’ supervisory boards be reserved for women by the year 2020.
    (Econ, 7/23/11, p.61)
2011        Jul 6, French police arrested ETA suspect Daniel Derguy on terrorism charges in Cahors.
    (AFP, 7/7/11)
2011        Jul 6, A Georgian court in the Black Sea port of Batumi convicted a Russian citizen and eight Georgians of espionage and gave them prison sentences ranging from 11 to 14 years.
    (AP, 7/7/11)
2011        Jul 6, Police in India arrested 2 men in a Mumbai suburb with weapons. They allegedly belonged to the Indian Mujahideen (IM), an Islamist group behind eight attacks.
    (Econ, 7/16/11, p.42)
2011        Jul 6, In Iraq two police officers were killed in a suicide bombing outside a car dealership in al-Hedaid, just outside Baqouba, Diyala province. Authorities uncovered a mass grave with 900 corpses near the central city of Diwaniyah, believed to be Kurds killed during the rule of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein.
    (AP, 7/6/11)(AFP, 7/6/11)
2011        Jul 6, In Italy a military court in Verona convicted 9 former Nazi soldiers in the deaths of over 140 civilians in massacres in the Apennine mountains in the spring of 1944. The defendants were sentenced to life in prison.
    (SFC, 7/7/11, p.A2)
2011        Jul 6, Libyan rebels launched a promised assault on a key gateway to Tripoli, attacking government positions just 50 km (30 miles) from the capital. Rebel forces moved into Qawalish (Gualish) and Kikla. 18 fighters were killed and about 30 were injured as fighters seized Al-Qawalish. Another group advanced to within 13 km of the center of the town of Zlitan. 2 civilians, including a 12-year-old girl, were killed when a rocket hit their Misrata house.
    (AFP, 7/6/11)(AP, 7/6/11)(Reuters, 7/7/11)
2011        Jul 6, Nepalese authorities prevented exiled Tibetans from celebrating their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's birthday over concerns that gatherings would turn anti-Chinese.
    (AP, 7/6/11)
2011        Jul 6, In Nigeria 3 soldiers were injured when a bomb hit a military checkpoint near a food market in Maiduguri where attacks by suspected Islamist radicals have killed dozens. Ali Modu Sheriff, a former governor of northern Borno state (2003-2011), sent an apology to Boko Haram over his role in the brutal military crackdown on the radical Islamist sect. Last week, ex-governor of neighboring Gombe State Danjuma Goje, now a senator, and Bauchi State Governor Isa Yuguda, in separate statements apologized to Boko Haram for any role they might have played in rights violations against its members during the uprising. The sect has demanded a public apology as part of condition for a truce with the government. Gunmen suspected of being members of an Islamist sect raided a police station overnight in the northern state of Bauchi, stealing weapons.
    (AFP, 7/6/11)(AFP, 7/7/11)
2011        Jul 6, Pakistani troops backed by attack helicopters clashed with Taliban fighters in Miranshah, North Waziristan. A night of political violence left 24 people dead in Karachi. Hundreds of militants crossed from Afghanistan and attacked several Pakistani border villages, triggering shootouts with local militias that killed at least 5 people.
    (AFP, 7/6/11)(AP, 7/6/11)
2011        Jul 6, Somalia’s Shebab rebels appealed for help for thousands of people devastated by a severe drought that has hit the Horn of Africa region, saying they would allow aid through to their fiefdoms.
    (AFP, 7/17/11)
2011        Jul 6, In Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the 12th century Calixtinus Codex was reported missing from a strongbox in the cathedral's archive room. The codex is considered the first guide for people making the ancient Christian pilgrimage known as the Camino de Santiago, the Spanish name for the Way of St. James. There were no signs of a break-in. Police believed it was taken the previous week. On Feb 18, 2015, a court convicted Jose Manuel Fernandez Castineiras, a former cathedral electrician, of theft and money laundering and sentenced him to ten years in prison.
    (AP, 7/8/11)(AP, 2/18/15)
2011        Jul 6, In Syria security forces detained dozens of men in the town of Dumair near Damascus. Amnesty International said that Syrian security forces may have committed war crimes during a deadly siege of an opposition town in May, citing witness accounts of deaths in custody, torture and arbitrary detention.
    (AP, 7/6/11)
2011        Jul 6, In Yemen clashes between security forces and Islamist fighters near a southern town left seven militants dead along with one soldier near Zinjibar. Two soldiers were also killed in clashes with armed tribesmen near the opposition stronghold of Taiz. Suspected Al-Qaeda militants killed 10 soldiers in an ambush north of the city of Loder, Abyan province.
    (AP, 7/6/11)(AFP, 7/7/11)
2011        Jul 6, Zimbabwe's two main political parties agreed to a timeline for reforms that will pave the way for fresh elections, but no date for the polls was set.
    (AFP, 7/7/11)

2012        Jul 6, The United States again urged members of an exiled Iranian opposition group, the People's Mujahedeen of Iran, also known as the Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK), to leave their long-time base in Iraq, saying a move could facilitate their removal from a US terror blacklist.
    (AFP, 7/6/12)
2012        Jul 6, California lawmakers approved billions of dollars in construction financing for the initial segment of the nation's first dedicated high-speed rail line connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco.
    (AP, 7/7/12)
2012        Jul 6, In Afghanistan a bomb blast killed three children and wounded two others in the Gereshk district of Helmand province.
    (AFP, 7/7/12)
2012        Jul 6, The British government hoisted the rainbow flag symbolizing gay pride over one of its ministries for the first time.
    (AFP, 7/6/12)
2012        Jul 6, China's state-run Catholic church ordained Father Yue Fusheng as Bishop in the northeastern city of Harbin in defiance of the Vatican.
    (AFP, 7/6/12)
2012        Jul 6, In northeast India four men on motorcycles shot and killed two Muslims in Assam state. Indigenous animist Bodo tribesmen have said the mostly Muslim Bengali-speakers are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and want them kicked out.
    (Econ, 8/25/12, p.29)
2012        Jul 6, In Iraq millions of Shiite pilgrims commemorated the birth of a central figure in Shiite Islam in Karbala under heavy security measures after a series of recent attacks targeting worshippers. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged belt at a gathering of his own family, killing his pro-government cousin and six other relatives in Ramadi.
    (AFP, 7/6/12)(AP, 7/7/12)
2012        Jul 6, Israel's immigration police were granted the power to remove foreigners without permits from the occupied West Bank. Last month, the immigration police began a nationwide crackdown on the estimated 60,000 illegal African migrants living in Israel.
    (AFP, 7/13/12)
2012        Jul 6, Japan, Norway and their allies blocked a bid to give the UN a greater role in protecting whales, as sought by conservationists frustrated by deep polarization over whaling as the International Whaling Commission closed its latest annual meeting in Panama marred by intense divisions.
    (AFP, 7/6/12)
2012        Jul 6, In Libya militias shut down three oil refineries, in Ras Sedr, Brega and Sedra, in the country's east on the eve of national elections to press the transitional government to cancel the vote. They want the July 7 vote for a 200-member national assembly canceled because they say the vote will marginalize the oil-rich east, which has been allocated less than a third of the parliamentary seats.
    (AP, 7/6/12)
2012        Jul 6, Malawi's President Joyce Banda released 377 prisoners to mark 48 years of independence from Britain, but left child rapists to "die" behind bars.
    (AFP, 7/6/12)
2012        Jul 6, In southwest Pakistan unidentified gunmen killed 18 people who were trying to illegally cross into neighboring Iran in three vehicles.
    (AFP, 7/7/12)
2012        Jul 6, Pakistani police seized a large number of ancient Buddhist sculptures from a container in Karachi that smugglers were attempting to spirit out of the country.
    (SSFC, 7/8/12, p.A4)
2012        Jul 6, Romanian lawmakers impeached President Traian Basescu (60) in a 216-114 vote, paving the way for a national referendum that could see the divisive and increasingly unpopular leader ousted from the powerful position he's held for eight years. Basescu's opponents accused him of overstepping his authority by meddling with the prime minister's office and trying to influence judicial affairs.
    (AP, 7/6/12)
2012        Jul 6, A South African newspaper cartoon depicting President Jacob Zuma as a penis drew condemnation from the ruling ANC just weeks after furor over a painting which exposed his genitals.
    (AFP, 7/6/12)
2012        Jul 6, In Sudan activists, politicians and students were among many people arrested during the latest anti-regime demonstrations at the Wad Nubawi mosque of the opposition Umma party in Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman.
    (AFP, 7/7/12)
2012        Jul 6, In Sudan Ibrahim Balandiya, the speaker of the legislature in South Kordofan state, was killed in an ambush along with seven other people. Rebels in the region denied any involvement.
    (AFP, 7/7/12)
2012        Jul 6, Swaziland police used tear gas to disperse protesters marching to demand more pay for teachers in the tiny southern African nation.
    (AP, 7/6/12)
2012        Jul 6, In Syria anti-regime activists say government forces have killed at least 25 people over the last two days, arrested scores more and torched dozens of homes while seizing the northern city of Khan Sheikhoun from rebels. It emerged that General Munaf Tlass, the son of a former defense minister who was a close friend of Assad's late father and predecessor, Hafez, had defected. The United States and its international allies called for new, global sanctions against President Bashar Assad's regime.
    (AP, 7/6/12)(AP, 7/6/12)
2012        Jul 6, The United Nations Children’s Fund said that armed groups occupying northern Mali were recruiting children, while others had been raped and killed by explosive devices.
    (AFP, 7/6/12)
2012        Jul 6, The UN Human Rights Council set up a 3-person panel to probe Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, a move that further irked Israel which said it will bar its access to the sites of inquiry.
    (AFP, 7/7/12)

2013        Jul 6, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 arriving from South Korea crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport. 2 Chinese girls were killed and 70 people injured out of 290 passengers and 16 crew members on the Boeing 777. Another Chinese girl died in a SF hospital on July 12, becoming the 3rd fatality. SFO officials on the same day confirmed that one of the girtls who died on July 6 had been struck and run over by a fire truck.
    (SSFC, 7/7/13, p.A1)(Reuters, 7/12/13)(SFC, 7/13/13, p.A1)
2013        Jul 6, A solar-powered aircraft, completed the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight this evening, gliding to a smooth stop at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Solar Impulse left San Francisco in early May and made stopovers in Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Dulles.
    (AP, 7/7/13)
2013        Jul 6, In Canada 5 tanker cars of petroleum products exploded after a train derailed in the middle of the small town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec province. The blast destroyed many buildings and sent flames hundreds of feet into the air. 42 bodies were recovered by July 19 and 5 remained missing.
    (AP, 7/6/13)(Reuters, 7/10/13)(AP, 7/20/13)
2013        Jul 6, Chinese police opened fire on a crowd of Tibetans celebrating the birthday of the Dalai Lama in Sichuan province. 9 people were injured.
    (SFC, 7/10/13, p.A2)
2013        Jul 6, In Colombia Roberto Pannunzi, a suspected Italian mafia boss, was arrested and deported to Italy. He was described as Europe's most wanted drug trafficker and the world's biggest cocaine importer.
    (Reuters, 7/6/13)
2013        Jul 6, In Egypt gunmen shot dead a Coptic Christian priest in El Marish in the lawless Northern Sinai in what could be the first sectarian attack since the military overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. Several attacks on checkpoints took place in al-Mahajer and al-Safaa in Rafah, as well as Sheikh Zuwaid and al-Kharouba.
    (Reuters, 7/6/13)
2013        Jul 6, In Egypt an explosion hit a gas pipeline in the lawless Sinai peninsula following a spate of attacks on security checkpoints.
    (Reuters, 7/7/13)
2013        Jul 6, Mali said it has lifted a state of emergency ahead of the start of political campaigning for a presidential election on July 28.
    (Reuters, 7/6/13)
2013        Jul 6, In Myanmar Lo Hsing Han (~80), heroin king and business tycoon, died. He was the founder of Asia World, a preeminent builder of the country’s infrastructure.
    (Econ, 7/27/13, p.78)(SSFC, 6/7/15, p.A17)
2013        Jul 6, In Nigeria suspected Islamist gunmen doused a school dormitory and set it ablaze as students slept. 30 people were killed including 29 students and a teacher in the boarding school in Mamudo village, Yobe state.
    (Reuters, 7/6/13)(SSFC, 7/7/13, p.A6)(AP, 9/29/13)
2013        Jul 6, Delegates from North and South Korea held talks on restarting a stalled joint factory park that had been a symbol of cooperation between the bitter rivals, but there was no word on whether any significant progress had been made as discussions went into the night.
    (AP, 7/6/13)
2013        Jul 6, In eastern Pakistan a powerful bomb exploded at a busy market street, killing at least four people and wounding 47 in Lahore.
    (AP, 7/6/13)
2013        Jul 6, In Pakistan a train hit an overloaded rickshaw at an unmanned railway crossing killing 12 people in Punjab province.
    (SSFC, 7/7/13, p.A4)
2013        Jul 6, Russia's Interior Ministry said French authorities have detained Alexei Kuznetsov, a former Russian politician. He has been on an Interpol wanted list since November, accused of fraud worth 3.5 billion roubles. ($105 million).
    (Reuters, 7/6/13)
2013        Jul 6, In Saudi Arabia two more people died from the new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 38 the number of deadly cases in the kingdom at the center of the growing outbreak.
    (AP, 7/7/13)
2013        Jul 6, Syrian troops advanced into rebel-held areas of the city of Homs, pushing into a heavily contested neighborhood after pummeling it with artillery that drove out opposition fighters. Fighting continued in Aleppo and there were clashes in the Damascus suburb of Qaboun.
    (AP, 7/6/13)
2013        Jul 6, Turkish police fired teargas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of protesters in an Istanbul square as they gathered to enter Gezi Park, the center of protests against PM Tayyip Erdogan last month.
    (Reuters, 7/6/13)
2013        Jul 6, In Turkey Ahmad al-Jarba, a former Syrian political prisoner with close links to Saudi Arabia, was picked to lead Syria's main Western-backed opposition group, filling a post long vacant due to divisions among President Bashar Assad's opponents.
    (AP, 7/6/13)
2013        Jul 6, In Yemen a roadside bomb in Sanaa killed 3 soldiers and injured two others during a security patrol.
    (Reuters, 7/6/13)

2014        Jul 6, In California 3 people were killed when their small plane crashed in Riverside County.
    (SFC, 7/7/14, p.A6)
2014        Jul 6, In southern California hikers found the body of British actor David Legeno (50) near Zabriskie Point in Death Valley. He had played a werewolf in the "Harry Potter" movies.
    (AFP, 7/11/14)
2014        Jul 6, Egypt's president issued a decree raising the sales tax on cigarettes by up to 50 percent and on beer by 200 percent.
    (AP, 7/6/14)
2014        Jul 6, The German government said it wants a quick and clear explanation from Washington for US intelligence's apparent contact with a German man arrested last week on suspicion of being a double agent.
    (Reuters, 7/6/14)
2014        Jul 6, In India 11 workers were crushed under a warehouse wall in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
    (Reuters, 7/6/14)
2014        Jul 6, In eastern India a 14-year-old girl was dragged into a forest and raped on the orders of a village council in retaliation for a sex assault blamed on her brother.
    (AP, 7/11/14)
2014        Jul 6, In Iraq a girl (12) was killed and eight other civilians wounded in an Iraqi airstrike on Tuz Khurmato, a Kurdish-held town in the northern province of Salahuddin. 4 people were killed and 16 wounded in a suicide bomb blast at a cafe in the Washash district of northwestern Baghdad. An Iranian military adviser, who was helping coordinate among Shiite militias, was killed by a roadside bomb north of Baghdad.
    (Reuters, 7/7/14)(AFP, 7/7/14)(AP, 7/9/14)
2014        Jul 6, Israeli authorities announced the arrests of six Jewish suspects in the death of Palestinian teenager Muhammed Abu Khdeir, who was abducted and killed last week. Israel aircraft targeted 10 terror sites in the central and southern Gaza Strip, including concealed rocket launchers and a weapon manufacturing facility in response to rocket attacks.
    (AP, 7/6/14)(AFP, 7/6/14)(SSFC, 7/13/14, p.A4)
2014        Jul 6, Libyan officials said three Europeans working for an Italian construction company have been kidnapped after their car was found abandoned in the town of Zuwara. A Macedonian national and a Bosnian were found by Libyan authorities the next day. No mention was made of the abducted Italian worker.
    (Reuters, 7/6/14)(AP, 7/7/14)
2014        Jul 6, Libya’s National Oil Corporation lifted a force majeure from two other eastern ports, Ras Lanuf and al-Sidra, following an agreement with rebels in the area to end their control over them.
    (AP, 7/9/14)
2014        Jul 6, In Saudi Arabia Waleed Abul Khair, a lawyer and founder of a local rights center, was sentenced to 15 years in jail and a 15 year travel ban upon release for allegedly “distorting the kingdom’s reputation” and “inflaming public opinion.
    (Econ, 7/12/14, p.41)
2014        Jul 6, In Spain thousands of revelers crammed into the main square and adjacent narrow streets of northern Pamplona for the start of the famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival.
    (AP, 7/6/14)
2014        Jul 6, Syrian warplanes bombed gunmen inside Lebanese territory on the border between the two countries.
    (AFP, 7/6/14)
2014        Jul 6, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the jihadist Islamic State group has "forced out" some 30,000 residents after seizing Shuheil on July 3 from Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front.
    (AP, 7/6/14)
2014        Jul 6, Clashes in the north Yemen town of Omran continued on between the army and fighters from the Houthi movement. In the south six soldiers were shot dead by al Qaeda militants.
    (Reuters, 7/6/14)

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