Today is Saturday, July 6, the 187th day of 2013. There are 178 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 6, 1933, the first All-Star baseball game was played at Chicago's Comiskey Park; the
On this date:
In 1483, England's
In 1535, Sir Thomas More was executed in England for high treason.
In 1777, during the
In 1885, French scientist Louis Pasteur tested an anti-
In 1917, during
In 1944, an estimated 168 people died in a fire that broke out during a performance in the main tent of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in
In 1957, Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win a
In 1963, the cult horror movie "Blood Feast" had its world premiere at a drive-in theater in Peoria, Ill.
In 1973, classical conductor Otto Klemperer, 88, died in Zurich, Switzerland.
In 1983, Fred Lynn of the California
In 1988, 167 North Sea oil workers were killed when explosions and fires destroyed a drilling platform. Medical waste and other debris began washing up on
Ten years ago: Liberian leader
Five years ago: The U.S. launched an airstrike in Afghanistan's Nuristan province; the Afghan government later said 47 civilians died. President
One year ago: At a 100-nation conference in Paris, U.S. Secretary of State
Today's Birthdays: Former first lady Nancy Reagan is 92. Actor
Thought for Today: "Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing." - Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter (born this date in 1907, died 1954).
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