Wednesday, July 6, 2011

This Day in History: July 6

-The dollar is chosen as the monetary unity for the United States, 1785

-The first convention of the United States Republican Party is held in Jackson, MI, 1854

-Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter, is born, 1907

-Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the "Secret Annex" above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse, 1942

-Former U.S. President George W. Bush is born, 1946

-William Faulkner, American author and Nobel laureate, dies, 1962

-Malawi declares its independence from the United Kingdom, 1964

-Holiday: Statehood Day (Lithuania)

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