On this day

In 2006, The Nathu La pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years. Image: China.org.cn

On This Day: What happened on 06 July?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

In 2006, The Nathu La pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years. Image: China.org.cn

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 06 July, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 06 JULY

2013 | A 73-car oil train derailed in the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, and exploded into flames at least 47 people were killed and destroyed more than 30 buildings in the town’s central area.

2006 | The Nathu La pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.

1998 | Hong Kong International Airport was opened in Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong and it replaced Kai Tak Airport as the city’s international airport.

2013 | A Boeing 777 operating as Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport, three people were killed and 181 were injured among 307 people on board.

1995 | In the Bosnian War, under General Ratko MladiĿ, Serbia began its attack on the Bosnian town of Srebrenica.

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BIRTHDAYS 

1926 | Estonian historian and academic, Sulev Vahtre, died in 2007. 

1970 | English singer-songwriter and guitarist, Martin Smith. 

1924 | American drummer, composer, and bandleader, Louie Bellson, died in  2009. 

1959 | French basketball player, Richard Dacoury. 

1937 | American actor, Ned Beatty. 

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS 

1964 | American admiral, Claude V. Ricketts, 58.

2003 | American actor, singer, and dancer, Buddy Ebsen, 95.

1975 | Turkish historian, scholar, and poet, Reſat Ekrem Koçu, 70.

2009 | Russian author and academic, Vasily Aksyonov, 77.

2003 | Turkish lawyer, historic preservationist, writer, and poet, ÿelik Gülersoy, 73.

SPORTS 

2000 | On this day, Germany get the better of England in the vote to host the 2006 World Cup Finals in Zurich.

ENTERTAINMENT

1988 | On this day, MTV refused to play Neil Young’s video for “This Note’s For You,” citing a policy against videos that brand products.

AFRICA FACT

Goree Island is home to the ‘Door of No Return’, where millions of Africans were trafficked into slavery in the Caribbean and the Americas.