Historical Events in June 2017

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jun 1 “Beren and Lúthien,” compiled and edited by Christopher Tolkien from his father J.R.R. Tolkien's archives is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Jun 1 US President Donald Trump announces the US is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Jun 2 "Wonder Woman" directed by Patty Jenkins released, earns over $100 million in North American in its opening weekend - domestic record for a female director
  • Jun 3 Terrorist attack in Borough Market, London by three men who drive van into pedestrians then stab and kill 7 and wound 48. Attackers shot dead by British police.

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Jun 3 The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum opens in Springfield, Massachusetts

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss

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Jun 3 Largest-ever exhibition of works by Piet Mondrian opens at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, Netherlands to mark centenary of De Stijl movement

Abstract Painter Piet Mondrian
Abstract Painter
Piet Mondrian

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 4 Ariana Grande headlines benefit concert for victims of her Manchester concert bombing, also featuring Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry

Singer Ariana Grande
Singer
Ariana Grande
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin
Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
  • Jun 5 Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt sever ties with Qatar, citing its support of terrorist groups, Yemen, the Maldives and Libya follow suit
  • Jun 5 Puerto Rico declares its Zika virus epidemic over
  • Jun 5 Bus crashes with a truck in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India, 22 die in resulting fire
  • Jun 5 Montenegro becomes the 29th member of NATO
  • Jun 6 Syrian Democratic Forces backed by the US launch offensive to take Raqqa from Islamic State in Syria
  • Jun 6 Indian Arundhati Roy publishes her 2nd novel "The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness" 20 years after her first
  • Jun 6 Floods in Salto, Paysandú and Artigas in Uruguay displace over 3,000 people
  • Jun 6 Scooter Gennet hits four home runs in Cincinnati Reds 13-1 victory against at home against St. Louis Cardinals, 17th player to do so
  • Jun 6 Korean singer T.O.P is rushed to hospital after a suspected overdose while serving mandatory military service

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Jun 7 Suicide bombers attack Iranian parliament in Tehran and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini killing 12, 1st Islamic State attacks in Iran

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Jun 7 Police warn bald men against attacks in Mozambique after 5 men murdered for the gold believed in their heads
  • Jun 7 Earliest-ever evidence of Homo Sapiens from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco unearthed by archaeologists published in "Nature", at 300,000 years old
  • Jun 8 Ex-FBI chief James Comey testifies to a US Senate committee that US President Donald Trump told "lies plain and simple"
  • Jun 8 UN states Islamic State forces have shot and killed hundreds of fleeing civilians during battle for Mosul, Iraq in past two weeks

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 8 British General Election results in a hung parliament, Prime Minster Theresa May and the Conservative party lose their majority

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • Jun 8 US prisoner Richard Anthony Jones freed after 17 years in Roeland Park, Kansas when his lookalike discovered

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Jun 9 Tennis player Venus Williams causes car accident that leads to death of another passenger in Palm Beach, Florida

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • Jun 10 149th Belmont Stakes: Jose Ortiz aboard Tapwrit wins in 2:30.02

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 11 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka 6–2, 6–3, 6–1; becomes first man to win title 10 times

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • Jun 11 French Open Women's Tennis: Jeļena Ostapenko beats Simona Halep 4–6, 6–4, 6–3 to claim her 1st Grand Slam title
  • Jun 11 Japan passes law allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate
  • Jun 11 Jailbreak by militants in Beni, DR Congo kills 11 and frees 900 prisoners
  • Jun 11 71st Tony Awards: "Dear Evan Hansen" best musical, "Oslo" best play
  • Jun 11 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Nashville Predators, 2-0 in Nashville, 1st defending champions for nearly 20 years

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Jun 12 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced to 30 days administrative arrest for organizing rallies

Political Activist Alexei Navalny
Political Activist
Alexei Navalny
  • Jun 12 Forbes release Top 100 highest-paid entertainers list - Sean "Diddy" Combs at No.1 with earnings of 130 million
  • Jun 13 Warriors win 2nd NBA title in 3 years over the Cavaliers (129-120)
  • Jun 13 US Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee, denies secretly meeting Russians
  • Jun 13 Otto Warmbier returns to the US in an unresponsive state after being held in Norther Korean jail for 17 months,
  • Jun 14 Leo Varadkar formally elected Irish Prime Minister (taoiseach) in Dáil ceremony in Dublin - youngest Irish Prime Minster at 38 and 1st openly gay
  • Jun 14 US Senate approves new sanctions against Russia as punishment for meddling in the 2016 election
  • Jun 14 Bernie Sanders supporter opens fire at Republican politicians practising baseball near Washington D.C., injuring 4
  • Jun 14 US Library of Congress names Tracey K. Smith as Poet Laureate
  • Jun 14 Fire in Grenfell Tower block in London, England kills 79 and injures 37

  • Jun 15 Scotland Yard launches criminal inquiry and British Prime Minister Theresa May announces a public inquiry a day after the Grenfell Tower fire
  • Jun 15 New record set for price of a parking lot in Hong Kong - $664,000
  • Jun 15 Rebel Wilson win defamation case against Bauer Media at The Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne
  • Jun 16 US President Donald Trump reinstates Cuban travel and business restrictions after they were loosened by President Obama
  • Jun 16 Amazon announces it is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion
  • Jun 17 Forest fires in Pedrógão Grande, Portugal begin, kill 62 people, more than 1,600 firefighters fight 156 fires

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Jun 17 Bill Cosby trial for aggravated indecent assault declared a mistrial after jurors couldn't reach a verdict

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • Jun 17 Collision at sea between U.S.S. Fitzgerald and ACX Crystal, a Philippine cargo ship kills 7 US sailors in Japanese waters

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 18 French President Emmanuel Macron's party La République en Marche and allies win a majority in 2nd round French legislative elections

President of France Emmanuel Macron
President of France
Emmanuel Macron
  • Jun 18 Pakistan defeat India to win cricket's Champions Trophy at the Oval in London by 180 runs, Fakhar Zaman scores 114 runs
  • Jun 18 US Open Golf, Erin Hills GC: Brooks Koepka wins his first major by 4 strokes from Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama
  • Jun 18 Rare magnitude-four earthquake causes a tsunami to hit Nuugaatsiaq in northwestern Greenland
  • Jun 19 First full genetic study of cats published in "Nature Ecology and Evolution", reveals domesticated 9,000 years ago, descended from one species (African wildcat)
  • Jun 19 Russia warns the US it will target US and allied aircraft over Syria after US fighter shoots down Syrian warplane
  • Jun 19 Bexit negotiations begin between United Kingdom and the European Union in Brussels
  • Jun 19 Record 65.6 million people displaced around the world in 2016 reported by UN refugee agency

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Jun 20 British actor Daniel Day-Lewis announces his retirement from acting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 Tiger Woods checks into a clinic to manage his pain medication and sleep disorder, following his arrest for driving under the influence

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Jun 20 US toymaker Mattel releases 15 new body types for their Ken doll, including one with a man bun
  • Jun 20 Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO after a shareholder revolt
  • Jun 21 Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu outed after losing no-confidence vote 241-7
  • Jun 21 In landmark case Israeli woman wins sexism case against airline El Al after asked to change seat away from a man

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jun 22 Prince Harry claims no one in UK royal family wants to be King or Queen in article published in Newsweek

Prince of Wales Prince Harry
Prince of Wales
Prince Harry
  • Jun 23 Saudi Arabia and allies, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain issue list of 13 conditions to Qatar in return for lifting sanctions, including closing Al Jazeera TV
  • Jun 23 Landslide in Xinmo village, Sichuan province, China kills 15 with more than 100 missing

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Jun 23 "Bridge Over Troubled Water" single organized by Simon Cowell for those affected by Grenfell tower fire reaches No. 1 in UK charts

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
  • Jun 24 UN states Yemen cholera epidemic reached 200,000 cases, with 1,300 deaths. Worst cholera outbreak anywhere in the world.
  • Jun 24 World record for highest altitude football match ever played at 18,799ft on Mount Kilimanjaro by women's international team
  • Jun 25 Tanker carrying fuel bursts into flames near Ahmedpur East, Pakistan, killing more than 200 people
  • Jun 26 America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand defeat Oracle Team USA 7-1 in Bermuda, Peter Burling (26) youngest ever helmsman
  • Jun 26 Theresa May's UK Conservative minority party strike deal to govern with Northern Ireland's DUP with guarantee of 1 billion funding
  • Jun 26 Brazilian state prosecutors file corruption charges against President Michel Temer
  • Jun 26 Helicopter with rogue police pilot attacks Venezuelan Supreme Court in Caracas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 27 Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook has reached 2 billion monthly users

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • Jun 27 European Union fines Google record $2.7 billion for unfair competition practices

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Jun 27 Tennis star Serena Williams poses pregnant and nude for the cover of "Vanity Fair"

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • Jun 27 Colombia's rebel group FARC officially end armed existence after 52 years in ceremony with President Juan Manuel Santos in Mesetas
  • Jun 27 African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina wins the World Food Prize
  • Jun 27 Petya malware cyber-attack affects organisations in more than 64 countries
  • Jun 28 Wilshire Grand Center becomes the tallest building in Los Angeles and in the US west of the Mississippi at 1,100 ft

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Jun 28 China’s president, Xi Jinping begins 3 day trip to Hong Kong to mark 20 years since the territory handed back to China

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 28 "Spider-man: Homecoming" directed by Jon Watts starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr. premieres in Los Angeles

  • Jun 29 Vatican treasurer Cardinel George Pell charged with historic sexual offences in Victoria, Australian
  • Jun 29 Mihai Tudose confirmed as Romanian Prime Minister, by parliament, succeeding Sorin Grindeanu
  • Jun 29 Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces retake destroyed Great Mosque of al-Nuri from Islamic State - symbolic site where their leader declared a "caliphate"
  • Jun 29 Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner apologize and remove t-shirts from sale featuring Tupac Shakur and others, after accused of exploiting their legacies
  • Jun 30 Germany votes to legalize same-sex marriage in a snap vote