Today is Saturday, July 6, the 187th day of 2019. There are 178 days left in the year.

Highlight in History

In 1885, French scientist Louis Pasteur tested an anti-rabies vaccine on 9-year-old Joseph Meister, who had been bitten by an infected dog. The boy did not develop rabies.

Other events

In 1777, during the American Revolution, British forces captured Fort Ticonderoga.

In 1942, Anne Frank, her parents and sister entered a “secret annex” in an Amsterdam building where they were later joined by four other people; they hid from Nazi occupiers for two years before being discovered and arrested.

In 1945, President Harry S. Truman signed an executive order establishing the Medal of Freedom.

In 1957, 16-year-old John Lennon first met 15-year-old Paul McCartney when Lennon’s band, the Quarrymen skiffle group, performed a gig at St. Peter’s Church in Woolton, Liverpool.

In 2018, the United States and China imposed tariffs on billions of dollars of each other’s goods in what Beijing called the “biggest trade war in economic history.”

Today’s Birthdays

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is 84. Actor Ned Beatty is 82. Actor Burt Ward is 74. Former President George W. Bush is 73. Actor-director Sylvester Stallone is 73. Actor Geoffrey Rush is 68. Former first daughter Susan Ford Bales is 62. Actress-writer Jennifer Saunders is 61. Actor Brian Posehn is 53. Rapper Inspectah Deck (Wu-Tang Clan) is 49. Rapper 50 Cent is 44. Actress Tia Mowry is 41. Comedian-actor Kevin Hart is 40. Actress Eva Green is 39.

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