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This day in history

Saturday is July 6, the 187th day of 2013. There are 178 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Former first lady Nancy Reagan is 92. Singer-actress Della Reese is 82. Actor Ned Beatty is 76. Actor Burt Ward is 68. Former President George W. Bush is 67. Actor-director Sylvester Stallone is 67. Country singer Nanci Griffith is 60. Rapper 50 Cent is 38. Actress Eva Green is 33.

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In 1483, England’s King Richard III was crowned in Westminster Abbey.

In 1535, Sir Thomas More was executed in England for high treason.

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.

In 1933, the first All-Star baseball game was played at Chicago’s Comiskey Park; the American League defeated the National League, 4-2.

In 1944, an estimated 168 people died in a fire in the main tent of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus in Hartford, Conn.

In 1957, American Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title.

In 1983, Fred Lynn of the California Angels hit the first and (to date) only grand slam in an All-Star game as the American League beat the National League 13-3 in Chicago’s Comiskey Park.

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