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This Day in History

This Day in History

by Haley Lardinais, Account Coordinator July 6th, a pretty average day right? But, here are some pretty cool things that happened on this day in years past that have definitely left their mark:
  • In honor of Wimbledon in the swing of it, on this day in 1957, Althea Gibson became the first African American to win the major tennis championship.
  • Also in 1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the very first time at the Woolton Parish Church Garden Fete in Liverpool, England. What a future they had ahead of them!
  • In 1976, 81 women were inducted into the U.S. Naval Academy for the first time in Annapolis, Maryland.
  • And in 1994, “Forrest Gump”, one of the most popular movies of the time opened in theaters to rave reviews and box-office success. Lead actor Tom Hanks won his second Oscar Award.
See the other significant events that happened on this day at What great thing will happen today?
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