Today in history – July 6

1854 – The Republican Party was formally established at a meeting in Michigan.

1885 – French bacteriologist Louis Pasteur inoculated a human being for the first time – a boy, who had been bitten by a rabid dog. The youngster didn’t develop rabies.

1942 – Anne Frank and her family took refuge in a secret section of an Amsterdam warehouse where they hid from the Nazis for two years.

1957 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time as teenagers at a church in their native Liverpool, England, following a performance by Lennon’s band, the Quarrymen.

1984 – President Ronald Reagan said it was a “probability” that many young people now paying into Social Security “will never be able to receive as much as they’re paying.”