Events in History on June 7

  • 555 Vigilius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1099 1st Crusaders arrive in Jerusalem
  • 1340 Rotterdam Netherlands founded
  • 1413 King Ladislaw of Naples occupies Rome
  • 1420 Troops of the Republic of Venice capture Udine, ending the independence of the Patriarchate of Aquileia
  • 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas, Spain & Portugal divide America
  • 1527 Pope Clement VII surrenders to emperor Charles V's armies
  • 1546 England signs Peace of Andres with Scotland/Ireland
  • 1557 England declares war on France

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1614 2nd parliament of King James I, dissolves passing no legislation

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI

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1628 English King Charles I ratifies the Petition of Rights

King Charles I
Charles I

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1654 Louis XIV crowned King of France

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1672 Battle by Solebay: Dutch adm M de Ruyter beats French/English fleet
  • 1692 Earthquake in Porte Royale, Jamaica, kills 3,000
  • 1694 English invasion army under Thomas Tollemache reaches Brest

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1769 Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky

Frontiersman Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone
  • 1776 Richard Lee (VA) moves Declaration of Independence in Continental Congress
  • 1780 Anti-Catholic riot in London, hundreds die
  • 1788 Masses stone French army at Grenoble
  • 1798 Jews of Pesaro Italy fast commemorating murder of Jews
  • 1798 Thomas Malthus publishes the first edition of his influential 'Essay on the Principle of Population' (date of the unsigned preface)
  • 1800 David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba.
  • 1832 Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.
  • 1839 Hawaiian Declaration of Rights is signed
  • 1860 Workmen start laying track for Market Street Railroad, SF
  • 1862 Skirmish at Union Church, VA (Peninsular)
  • 1862 Gen B Butler orders William Mumford hanged after he removed & destroyed US flag on display over New Orleans Mint
  • 1862 The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade.

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1863 Battle of Milliken's Bend, LA-Jefferson Davis' home burnt

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1863 Mexico City captured by French troops

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1864 Abraham Lincoln renominated for US President by Republican Party

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1866 1,800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they loot and plunder around Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec
  • 1875 California Rifle and Pistol Association founded
  • 1880 War of the Pacific: The Battle of Arica, assault and capture of Morro de Arica (Arica Cape), that ended the CampaƱa del Desierto (Desert Campaign).
  • 1887 Monotype type-casting machine patented by Tolbert Lanston, Wash DC
  • 1892 Republican convention in Minneapolis begins

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1893 Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience.

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1898 Social Democracy of America party holds 1st national convention, Chicago
  • 1900 Boer general Christian de Law occupies British rail depot at Roodewal
  • 1905 Norway dissolves union with Sweden (in effect since 1814)
  • 1906 Famous Cunard passenger liner Lusitania launches
  • 1909 Cleveland Industrial Exposition opens
  • 1912 St Pius X encyclical "On Indians of South America"
  • 1912 US army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane
  • 1913 1st verifiable ascent of main summit of Denali (Mt McKinley), North America's highest mountain led by Hudson Stuck and Harry Karstens
  • 1916 Germany troop march into Fort Faux, Verdun

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1916 Theodore Roosevelt declines nomination of the Progressive Party and throws his support behind Republican Charles Evans Hughes

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1917 Melvin Jones and a number of other Chicago businessmen found Lions Clubs International, now the largest service organization in the world
  • 1917 The British detonate mines beneath the German-held Messines Ridge, in the Ypres area
  • 1919 Sette giugno: Riot in Malta; four are killed.

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1924 George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775' from Everest's summit

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory
  • 1926 Swedish government of Ekman forms
  • 1929 Margaret Bondfield becomes 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour)
  • 1929 Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
  • 1930 NY Times agrees to capitalize the n in "Negro"

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1933 George Balanchine/Kurt Weills "7 Deadly Sins" premieres in Paris

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • 1936 Yanks beat Indians 5-4 in 16; longest game without a strikeout

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1936 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is convicted on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution

  • 1938 1st play telecast with original Broadway cast, "Susan & God"
  • 1938 Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat 1st flown (Eddie Allen)
  • 1938 The Douglas DC-4E makes its first test flight.
  • 1939 George VI & Elizabeth become the 1st king & queen of Britain to visit USA
  • 1940 British/French troops evacuate Narvik

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1941 Chemists Archer John Porter Martin and Richard L. M. Synge give the first demonstration of partition chromatography (separation of mixtures) at a meeting of the Biochemical Society held at the National Institute for Medical Research, Hampstead

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin
  • 1942 USS Yorktown sinks near Midway Island

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1942 Battle of Midway ends: Adm Nimitz wins 1st WW II naval defeat of Japan

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • 1942 Germany Armys march into Sebastopol
  • 1942 Japanese troops lands on Attu, Aleutian Islands
  • 1944 Canadian 50th division occupies Bayeux

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1944 Claus von Stauffenberg meets Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1946 Pirates players vote 20-16 to walkout rather than play the Giants
  • 1946 US Supreme Court bans discrimination in interstate travel
  • 1948 Communist complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; Pres Bernes resigns
  • 1948 KVP wins Dutch Second-Parliamentary election
  • 1953 1st color network telecast in compatible color (Boston Mass)
  • 1953 Mary Terrell wins struggle to end segregation in Wash DC restaurants
  • 1954 1st microbiology laboratory dedicated (New Brunswick NJ)

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1955 1st President to appear on color TV (Eisenhower)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1955 India premier Nehru visit USSR
  • 1956 Singapore government of Marshall resigns
  • 1958 Battles between Turkish & Greeks Cypriots break out
  • 1959 KLX-AM in Oakland California changes call letters to KEWB (now KNEW)
  • 1962 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 31,580 m
  • 1965 Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits
  • 1965 Morocco King Hassan suspends constitution, grabs power
  • 1965 The Supreme Court of the United States decides on Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples.
  • 1967 2 Moby Grape members arrested for contributing to deliquency of minors
  • 1967 Israel captures Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem, Jericho & Bethlehem
  • 1968 Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Bobby Kennedy assassination


1968 The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York.

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • 1969 Wash Senators draft Jeff Burroughs #1
  • 1971 Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut space station
  • 1972 German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel
  • 1972 Hsan Hua, Zen teacher, conducted 1st ordination ceremony in America
  • 1975 Dennis Lillee takes 1st one-day 5WI, 5-34 v Pakistan World Cup
  • 1977 Anita Bryant leads successful crusade against Miami gay rights law
  • 1978 Emmy 5th Daytime Award presentation
  • 1979 52nd National Spelling Bee: Katie Kerwin wins spelling maculature
  • 1979 Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched
  • 1979 Portugal government of Mota Pinto resigns
  • 1980 "Cars" by Gary Numan hits #9
  • 1980 Jeff Norman runs world record 50k (2:48:06)
  • 1980 Tommy John wins his 200th, 3-0 on a 2-hitter
  • 1981 35th Tony Awards: "Amadeus" & "42nd Street" win
  • 1981 Israeli F-15/F-16 destroys alleged Iraqi plutonium production facility
  • 1982 Habres rebel army occupies capital of Chad, N'djamena
  • 1982 LA Dodger Steve Garvey is 5th to play in 1,000 consecutive games
  • 1982 Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game & goes 0-for-4
  • 1987 Andy Van Slyke HRs off R McDowell in both ends of double header
  • 1988 Aluminum contaminates Cornwall's water supply
  • 1989 Atlanta Fulton County Comm approves $210M stadium for the Falcons
  • 1989 For one second this morning, the time is 01:23:45, 6-7-89
  • 1989 Suriname SLM-173 (DC-8) crashes near Paramaribo Airport killing 173
  • 1990 South Africa president F W de Klerk lifts 4 year olf state of emergency
  • 1991 Mount Pinatubo (Philippines) erupts for 1st time
  • 1992 NASA's Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) launches
  • 1993 Prince celebrated his birthday by changing his name to a symbol
  • 1995 The long range Boeing 777 enters service with United Airlines
  • 1996 Julia & Noah wed on "All My Children"
  • 1997 Cosmos 2344 Proton-K Launch (Russia), Failed
  • 1998 James Byrd, Jr. is dragged to death by Shawn Allen Berry, Lawrence Russel Brewer, and John William King in Jasper, Texas in a racially-motivated hate crime.
  • 1998 52nd Tony Awards: "The Lion King" and '"Art" win
  • 2001 Tony Blair's Labour Party wins another landslide victory in the General Election
  • 2001 BP announces that it will build a new $600-million platform offshore Trinidad that is expected to double the company's production of natural gas there by 2004
  • 2006 British Houses of Parliament temporarily shut down due to anthrax alert.

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2012 16th century archaeology remains of the Curtain Theatre, where some of Shakespeare's plays were first performed, were found under a pub in London

  • 2012 Credit rating agency Fitch downgrades Spain's credit rating to BBB in the wake of international bailout speculation
  • 2012 A bus falls into a ravine in La Paz, Bolivia, killing 16 and injuring 32 people
  • 2013 42 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus catches fire in Xiamen, China
  • 2013 18 people are killed and 14 are injured after a bus plunges off a mountain road in Himachel Pradesh, India
  • 2015 69th Tony Awards: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" and "Fun Home" win 5 awards
  • 2015 -8 41st G7 summit held in Schloss Elmau, Bavaria
  • 2016 Car bomb attack on a police bus in central Istanbul kills 11