July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 178 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).
+ 1854 – In Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the United States Republican Party is held.
+ 1933 – The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played in Chicago's Comiskey Park. The American League defeated the National League 4–2.
+ 1944 – Jackie Robinson refuses to move to the back of a bus, leading to a court-martial.
+ 1957 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles.
+ 1962 – The Late Late Show, the world's longest-running chat show by the same broadcaster, airs on RTÉ One for the first time.
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+ 1914 – Vince McMahon, Sr., American wrestling promoter, founded WWE (d. 1984)
+ 1921 – Nancy Reagan, American actress and activist, 42nd First Lady of the United States (d. 2016)
+ 1925 – Merv Griffin, American actor, singer, and producer, created Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! (d. 2007)
+ 1925 – Bill Haley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (d. 1981)
+ 1937 – Ned Beatty, American actor
+ 1946 – George W. Bush, American businessman and politician, 43rd President of the United States
+ 1946 – Sylvester Stallone, American actor, director, and screenwriter
+ 1975 – 50 Cent, American rapper, producer, and actor (G-Unit)
+ 1979 – Kevin Hart, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter