July 6 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
July 6 History Highlights
Fried Chicken Day
Fried chicken is a staple of the American South, but its origins are Scottish. The Scots introduced deep-fried poultry to America and many Americans agree that fried chicken tastes best when spiced up with salt or pepper!
Fried chicken is a dish consisting of delicious pieces of floured and/or battered and fried, deep-fried, pressure-cooked breaded coated with the best crispy coating. Knowing how to get that perfect crisp may seem like an impossible task but it’s actually not too hard if you know what you’re doing! One pointer: the oil should be 300 degrees.
By seasoning well early on will help prevent any dryness from occurring when frying. Some people also recommend using milk instead of oil for flavoring purposes which can add some sweetness while cooking. Be sure to season liberally before popping into the fryer.
July 6 is…
International Kissing Day
July 6 Birthday Quotes
|“I have not yet begun to fight!”
– John Paul Jones
“Life is too short to worry about what others say about you. Have fun and give them something to talk about.”
“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.”
“My mother was a personal friend of God’s. They had ongoing conversations.”
“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.”
“I sat down one night and wrote the line rock, rock, rock everybody.”
“You see, I was born in the slums, that was before the ghetto. The ghetto was kind of refined; the slums was right there on the ground.”
July 6 Birthdays
|1747 – John Paul Jones, Scottish-American captain (died in 1792)
1887 – Marc Chagall, Belarusian-French painter and poet (died in 1985)
1892 – Will James, American author and illustrator (died in 1942)
1907 – Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter (died in 1954)
1914 – Vince McMahon Sr., American wrestling promoter, founded W/WWE (died in 1984)
1918 – Sebastian Cabot, English-Canadian actor (died in 1977)
1921 – Nancy Reagan, American actress, 42nd First Lady of the United States (died in 2016)
1925 – Merv Griffin, American actor, talk show host, and producer, created Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! (died in 2007)
1925 – Bill Haley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (died in 1981)
1926 – Armando Silvestre, Mexican-American actor
1931 – Della Reese, American actress and singer (died in 2017)
1935 – Candy Barr, American model, dancer, and actress (died in 2005)
1937 – Ned Beatty, American actor
1937 – Gene Chandler, American singer-songwriter
1945 – Burt Ward, American actor
1946 – George W. Bush, American businessman and politician, 43rd President of the United States
1946 – Fred Dryer, American football player and actor
1946 – Sylvester Stallone, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1949 – Phyllis Hyman, American singer-songwriter and actress (died in 1995)
1950 – John Byrne, English-American comic book author and illustrator
1951 – Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor
1954 – Allyce Beasley, American actress
1958 – Jennifer Saunders, English comedic actress
1975 – 50 Cent, American rapper,
1978 – Adam Busch, American actor
1979 – Kevin Hart, American comedian, actor
1980 – Eva Green, French actress and model
1986 – David Karp, American businessman, founded Tumblr
1987 – Kate Nash, English singer-songwriter and actress
1987 – Caroline Trentini, Brazilian model
July 6 History
|1189 – Richard I “the Lionheart” acceded to the English throne.
1348 – Pope Clement VI issued a papal bull (rule) protecting the Jews accused of having caused the Black Death.
1415 – Jan Hus, an early church reformer, was condemned as a heretic and then burned at the stake.
1483 – Richard III was crowned King of England. Although he died in 1485, his body was lost until 2013. Because of that, many people consider him the greatest ‘hide and seek’ champion of all time.
1535 – Sir (& Catholic Saint) Thomas More was executed for treason against King Henry VIII.
1854 – The first convention of the United States Republican Party was held in Jackson, Michigan.
1865 – The first issue of The Nation magazine was published.
1885 – Louis Pasteur successfully tested his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.
1919 – The British dirigible R34 landed in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
1933 – The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game was played in Chicago’s Comiskey Park. The American League defeated the National League 4 – 2.
1942 – Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in the “Secret Annexe” above her father’s office in an Amsterdam warehouse.
1944 – The Hartford Circus Fire killed approximately 168 people and injured over 700 in Hartford, Connecticut.
1947 – The AK-47 assault rifle went into production in the Soviet Union.
1957 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles.
1963 – #1 Hit July 6, 1963 – July 19, 1963: The Essex – Easier Said Than Done
1974 – #1 Hit July 6, 1974 – July 12, 1974: The Hues Corporation – Rock the Boat
1985 – #1 Hit July 6, 1985 – July 12, 1985: Phil Collins – Sussudio
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
|France, Britain, and Ireland are home to a combined 15 of the 20 oldest known buildings in the world. The oldest, Barnenez in France, dates to 4800 BC. Over 2,000 years older than the oldest pyramid in Egypt.
You Wants people to read you post title twice? Just the terrible grammar.
A group of Parrots is called a Company or Pandemonium.
You are very likely to survive any battle in any war unless you make the mistake of showing someone a picture of your sweetheart back home. #thingsIlearnedatthemovies
The Monopoly guy has an actual name: Milburn Pennybags
The average American woman of today weighs the same as the average American man of the 1960s
In 1665. the residents of Eyam, England decided to quarantine themselves to avoid spreading the plague.
“Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.” – Dean Wormer (John Vernon) #moviequotes
TV’s Mythbusters once tested a combination of common materials that made an extremely powerful explosive. They deleted the tapes and swore to never release the information, then contacted DARPA and warned them about the possibility of misuse from the combination.
“I feel the need… the need for speed!” – Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell and Lt. Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (Tom Cruise and Anthony Edwards) #moviequotes
In films and tv shows, whenever someone steals a car you never see them adjust the seat. #movietropes #tvtropes
TV Quotes… “Good night, John Boy” (the whole family) on “The Waltons”
“His name is Robert Paulson.” – Members of Fight Club (chanting) in Fight Club #moviequotes
The only time someone ever says “There’s a time and a place for everything…” is when they’re saying NOW isn’t the time and place for something.
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