On This Day

What Happened on June 7

Important Events

  • 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas: Spain and Portugal divide the new world along a meridian 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde islands, off the west coast of Africa
  • 1628 English King Charles I ratifies the Petition of Rights
  • 1654 Louis XIV crowned King of France
  • 1753 British Museum founded by an Act of Parliament with royal assent from King George II (opens in 1759)
  • 1929 Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
  • 1965 The Supreme Court of the United States decides on Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples
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Jun 7 in Film & TV

  • 1975 Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public

Jun 7 in Music

  • 1972 Musical "Grease" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 3,388 performances

Did You Know?

Thomas Malthus publishes the first edition of his influential 'Essay on the Principle of Population' (date of the unsigned preface)

On June 7, 1798

Would You Believe?

Police warn bald men against attacks in Mozambique after 5 men murdered for the gold believed in their heads

On June 7, 2017

Famous Weddings

  • 421 Aelia Eudocia Athenais of Athens marries Eastern Roman Emperor Theodosius II
  • 1601 Louis Gunther of Nassau weds countess Anna Margaretha of Manderscheid
  • 1925 Three Stooges leader Moe Howard (28) weds Helen Schonberger

Famous Divorces

  • 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin announces his divorce from his wife on national TV
  • 2016 Model Amber Rose and rapper Wiz Khalifa divorce after 2 years of marriage

More Weddings & Divorces