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.
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.