6 July It Happened Today

1189  Death of King Henry II of England.

1535  English politician and author Sir Thomas More is executed at the Tower of London.

1893  Death of French author Guy de Maupassant.

1925  Birth of American musician Bill Haley.

1946  Birth of American actor Sylvester Stallone.

1971  Death of American jazz musician Louis “Satchmore” Armstrong.

1988  An explosion on the North Sea oil rig Piper Alpha, results in the loss of 167 lives.

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