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On this day: July 6

POSTED: 03:10 PM PDT Jun 27, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 05, 2012 

America names it currency, a political party holds its first convention, and a first lady, media mogul, rocker, screen scream queen and religious leader are all born, all on this day.

July 6 OTD - Jackie Robinson
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1944: Jackie Robinson refuses to move to the back of an Army bus, leading to a court martial, in which he was eventually acquitted.

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