On this day: July 6

POSTED: 03:10 PM PDT Jun 27, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 05, 2016 

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.

OTD July 6 - Geoffrey Rush
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1951: Actor Geoffrey Rush, who won an Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1996 movie "Shine," is born in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Rush has also been nominated for Oscars for "Shakespeare in Love," "Quills" and "The King's Speech." He's also known for the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, "Elizabeth" and "House on Haunted Hill."


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