Today in History: Historical Edirne Clock Tower, Damaged in Edirne Earthquake, Demolished

Historical Edirne Clock Tower Destroyed
Historical Edirne Clock Tower Destroyed

July 6 is the 187nd (188rd in leap years) day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. There are 178 days left until the end of the year.

Railways

  • July 6, 1917 El Vecih and Aqaba fell into the hands of the rebels. The intensity of attacks on the Hejaz Railway increased. 6 rails, 7 traverses and nearly 185 telegraph poles were destroyed on July 5-50, and 8 rails on July 218.
  • 6 July 1974 TCDD Yakacık Hospital was opened.

Olaylar 

  • 1189 – Richard I of French descent (Richard the Lionheart), ascended the throne of England, spoke little English.
  • 1517 – Hejaz joined the Ottoman lands. “Blessed TrustThe sacred object belonging to the Islamic prophet Muhammad bin Abdullah, known as ”, was delivered to the conqueror of Egypt, Yavuz Sultan Selim.
  • 1535 - Utopia'The author of the British statesman Sir Thomas More, King VIII. He was executed for failing to recognize Henry as head of the Church of England.
  • 1827 - Treaty of London signed.
  • 1885 - The rabies vaccine invented by the French scientist Louis Pasteur was administered to a human for the first time.
  • 1905 - Alfred Deakin is elected Prime Minister of Australia for the second time.
  • 1917 - Lawrence of Arabia attacked the city of Aqaba with Arab rebels.
  • 1923 - Georgy Chicherin is officially inaugurated as the first Soviet People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs.
  • 1924 A delegation headed by Ms. Safiye Ali went to London to attend the International Women's Congress.
  • 1927 – The Council of State took office.
  • 1935 – In order to rationalize sugar production in Turkey, Türkiye Şeker Fabrikaları A.Ş. was established. 22 existing sugar factories (Alpullu, Uşak, Eskişehir, Turhal) were connected to the company with a capital of 4 million TL.
  • 1942 - The Allies stop the Germans at El-Alameyn in Egypt. British landings were made in Morocco and Algeria. Germany began to withdraw from North Africa.
  • 1944 – 168 people are killed and more than 700 injured in a circus fire in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • 1947 – Production of the AK-47 infantry rifle, also known as the “Kalashnikov”, begins in the Soviet Union.
  • 1953 – The historical Edirne Clock Tower, which was heavily damaged in the Edirne earthquake, was demolished.
  • 1957 – The government closed the Istanbul Journalists' Union for a while.
  • 1957 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at a festival in the UK.
  • 1964 – Malawi declared its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1965 – The Law on the National Intelligence Organization was passed in the Parliament.
  • 1968 – In the Teachers' Assembly, it was requested that basic education be eight years.
  • 1969 – The script of the novel "İnce Memed" was censored. “Censorship is against the Constitution,” said Yaşar Kemal, the author of the novel.
  • 1971 – Martial law postpones the railway workers' strike in Istanbul.
  • 1972 – Prosecutor's Office opened an investigation against Bülent Ecevit.
  • 1972 – Nihal Atsız was sentenced to 15 months for alleged racism.
  • 1979 – The Prosecutor's Office launched an investigation against the Nationalist Movement Party.
  • 1979 – All Teachers' Union and Solidarity Association Giresun District Attorney Alaattin Aydemir, whose short name is Töb-Der, was killed.
  • 1980 – Çorum Events: The events that started in Çorum at the end of May escalated in the first week of July. The tension started with the murder of Gün Sazak, Deputy Chairman of the Nationalist Movement Party. Right-wingers attacked the neighborhoods inhabited by Alevis and left-wingers. Between 29 May and 6 July, 48 people died in the events that continued at intervals.
  • 1982 – Bülent Ecevit was sentenced to 2 months and 27 days in prison for his statements.
  • 1988 – Asil Nadir, Günaydın newspaper and the Veb Ofset publishing group, which publishes eight daily and one weekly magazines.
  • 1988 – An oil exploration rig explodes in the North Sea; 167 people died in the fire.
  • 1988 – In the Revolutionary Left case, which lasted for seven years, the Prosecutor requested the death penalty for 180 defendants.
  • 1991 – Dr. Lale Aytaman was appointed to the Governorship of Muğla. Aytaman has become the first female governor.
  • 1995 – Ankara Governor's Office rejected the decision of the Metropolitan Municipality Council to replace the Hittite Sun, the symbol of the city, with a “mosque”.
  • 1996 – Journalist and writer Kutlu Adalı was killed in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
  • 1997 – Devlet Bahçeli was elected as the Chairman of the Nationalist Movement Party. In the congress; Bahçeli received 697 votes and Tuğrul Türkeş received 487 votes.
  • 1998 – Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong was closed due to its inability to meet the needs, and Hong Kong International Airport was opened instead.
  • 1999 – State Minister Hikmet Uluğbay attempted to commit suicide.
  • 2005 – The International Olympic Committee announced that the 2012 Summer Olympics will be held in London.
  • 2009 – Clashes broke out between Han nationalists and Muslim Uyghurs. Police and soldiers opened fire on the protesting Uighurs. (156 dead – 828 injured)
  • 2011 – Egemen Bagis became Turkey's first Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator.

births 

  • 1793 – Jacob de Kempenaer, second Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1870)
  • 1796 – Nicholas I, Tsar of Russia (d. 1855)
  • 1818 – Adolf Anderssen, German chess grandmaster (d. 1879)
  • 1832 – Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico (d. 1867)
  • 1858 – John Hobson, English economist and social scientist (d. 1940)
  • 1886 – Marc Bloch, French historian (d. 1944)
  • 1898 – Hanns Eisler, German and Austrian composer (d. 1962)
  • 1899 – Susannah Mushatt Jones, American tallest living person (d. 2016)
  • 1903 – Hugo Theorell, Swedish biochemist and Nobel Prize laureate in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1982)
  • 1907 – Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter (d. 1954)
  • 1921 – Nancy Reagan, wife of US President Ronald Reagan (d. 2016)
  • 1923 – Wojciech Jaruzelski, President of Poland (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Bill Haley, American singer (d. 1981)
  • 1925 – Gazi Yaşargil, Turkish scientist and neurosurgeon
  • 1927 – Janet Leigh, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1928 – Leyla Umar, Turkish journalist (d. 2015)
  • 1931 – Murad Wilfried Hofmann, German politician and writer (d. 2020)
  • 1931 - Della Reese, American singer, actress (d. 2017)
  • 1935 – Tenzin Gyatso, Tibetan religious leader (Dalai Lama) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  • 1937 - Ned Beatty, American actor
  • 1940 – Nursultan Nazarbayev, 1st President of Kazakhstan
  • 1944 – Bernhard Schlink, German academic, judge, and author
  • 1945 – Bill Plager, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2016)
  • 1946 – George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States
  • 1946 – Peter Singer, Australian philosopher
  • 1946 – Sylvester Stallone, American actor
  • 1948 - Nathalie Baye, French film, TV and stage actress
  • 1951 – Geoffrey Rush is an Australian actor.
  • 1952 - Adi Shamir, an Israeli cryptographer
  • 1958 – Haldun Boysan, Turkish cinema and TV series actor and voice actor (d. 2020)
  • 1967 – Petra Kleinert is a German actress.
  • 1970 – Roger Cicero, Romanian – German musician
  • 1971 – Regla Bell, Cuban volleyball player
  • 1972 – Ata Demirer, Turkish actor, theater actor, stand-up artist, singer and presenter
  • 1972 – Levent Üzümcü, Turkish theater actor
  • 1974 – Diego Klimowicz is an Argentine retired footballer.
  • 1974 – Zé Roberto, Brazilian football player
  • 1975 – 50 Cent, American rapper
  • 1980 – Eva Green, French actress and model
  • 1980 – Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player
  • 1981 – Roman Shirokov, Russian national football player
  • 1985 – Melisa Sözen, Turkish actress
  • 1987 – Victoras Astafei, Romanian football player
  • 1987 – Kate Nash, English singer, songwriter, musician and actress
  • 1990 – Jae Crowder, American professional basketball player

Weapon 

  • 1189 – II. Henry, King of England (b. 1133)
  • 1415 – Jan Hus, Christian reformer theologian (b. 1370)
  • 1533 – Ludovico Ariosto, Italian poet (b. 1474)
  • 1535 – Thomas More, English writer and statesman (b. 1478)
  • 1553 – VI. Edward, King of England and Ireland (b. 1537)
  • 1819 – Sophie Blanchard, French female aviator and balloonist (b. 1778)
  • 1854 – Georg Ohm, German physicist (b. 1789)
  • 1871 – Castro Alves, Brazilian abolitionist poet (known as "the poet of the slaves") (b. 1847)
  • 1873 – Kaspar Gottfried Schweizer, Swiss astronomer (b. 1816)
  • 1893 – Guy de Maupassant, French writer (b.1850)
  • 1904 – Abay Kunanbayoğlu, Kazakh poet and composer (b. 1845)
  • 1916 – Odilon Redon, French painter (b. 1840)
  • 1934 – Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian anarcho-communist revolutionary (b. 1888)
  • 1944 – Chūichi Nagumo, Japanese soldier (b. 1887)
  • 1946 – Umberto Cisotti, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1882)
  • 1952 – Maryse Bastié, French female pilot (b. 1898)
  • 1959 – George Grosz, German painter (b. 1893)
  • 1962 – William Faulkner, American author and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  • 1971 – Louis Armstrong, American jazz artist (b. 1901)
  • 1975 – Reşat Ekrem Koçu, Turkish historian and writer (b. 1905)
  • 1984 – Zati Sungur, Turkish illusionist (b. 1898)
  • 1994 – Teoman Erel, Turkish journalist (b. 1940)
  • 1995 – Aziz Nesin, Turkish writer (b. 1915)
  • 1996 – Kutlu Adalı, Turkish Cypriot journalist, poet and writer (b. 1935)
  • 1998 – Roy Rogers, American actor (b. 1911)
  • 1999 – Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish composer (b. 1901)
  • 2000 – Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist (b. 1911)
  • 2003 – Buddy Ebsen, American actor (b. 1908)
  • 2003 – Çelik Gülersoy, Turkish tourism professional and writer (b. 1930)
  • 2005 – Claude Simon, French writer and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
  • 2008 – Ersin Faralyalı, Turkish industrialist and politician (b. 1939)
  • 2009 – Ayşegül Devrim, Turkish theater, cinema and TV series actress, voice actor and director (b. 1942)
  • 2009 – Robert McNamara, US Secretary of Defense and President of the World Bank (b. 1916)
  • 2010 – Aleko Sofyanidis, Turkish-Greek football player (b. 1937)
  • 2014 – Dave Legeno, English actor and martial artist (b. 1963)
  • 2014 – Andrew Mango, English writer, one of three sons of a wealthy Anglo-Russian family (b.
  • 2016 – John McMartin, American stage, film and television actor (b. 1929)
  • 2016 – Turgay Şeren, Turkish football player, coach, football commentator and sports manager (b. 1932)
  • 2017 – Michel Aurillac, French politician, bureaucrat (b. 1928)
  • 2017 – Håkan Carlqvist is a Swedish motorcycle racer (b. 1954)
  • 2017 – Joan B. Lee, British-born British-American promotional model and actress (b. 1922)
  • 2017 – Galip Tekin, Turkish comics (b. 1958)
  • 2018 – Bruce Hunter, Former American Olympic swimmer (b. 1939)
  • 2018 – Vlatko Ilievski, Macedonian singer (b. 1985)
  • 2018 – Umran Ahid al-Zubi, Syrian politician and minister (b. 1959)
  • 2019 – Cameron Boyce, American child actor (b. 1999)
  • 2019 – Seydi Dinçtürk, Former Turkish Olympic athlete (b. 1922)
  • 2019 – Eddie Jones, American actor (b. 1934)
  • 2020 – Inuwa Abdulkadir, Nigerian lawyer and politician (b. 1966)
  • 2020 – Suresh Amonkar, Indian politician (b. 1952)
  • 2020 – Rosario Bléfari, Argentine rock singer, songwriter, actor and writer (b. 1965)
  • 2020 – Carme Contreras i Verdiales, Spanish actress and dubbing artist (b. 1932)
  • 2020 – Charlie Daniels, American country singer and songwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2020 – Julio Jiménez, Bolivian politician (b. 1964)
  • 2020 – Gordon Kegakilwe, South African politician (b. 1967)
  • 2020 – Ennio Morricone, Italian composer (b. 1928)
  • 2020 – Giuseppe Rizza, Italian football player (b. 1987)
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