On this day: July 6

POSTED: 03:10 PM PDT Jun 27, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 05, 2015 

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 - Louis Armstrong
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Library of Congress

1971: Jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong dies in his sleep at age 69 in Queens, New York.

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