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.

OTD July 6 - Della Reese
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1931: Actress and singer Della Reese, best known for her lead role on the TV series "Touched by an Angel," is born Delloreese Patricia Early in Detroit, Michigan. Reese started off in the 1950s as a gospel, pop and jazz singer, scoring a hit with her 1959 single "Don't You Know?," and later hosted her own talk show in the late 1960s.

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