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Historical Events in 2021 (Part 2)

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Historic Event

Mar 25 US President Joe Biden announces a new goal of 200 million vaccinations in his administration's first 100 days (previously 100 million)

  • Mar 25 Republican-led Georgia State Senate passes restrictive changes to state voting. President Joe Biden calls it "Jim Crow in the 21st Century" and "a blatant attack on the Constitution".
  • Mar 26 Scotland beats France 27-23 at Saint-Denis to confirm Wales' 28th Six-Nations Rugby Championship title; Welsh also claim Triple Crown
  • Mar 27 114 people including children killed in one day by armed forces in Myanmar, with more than 420 killed since protests began against the military coup [1]
  • Mar 27 Iran and China sign major agreement guaranteeing Chinese investment of $400 billion and Iranian oil supply in return in Tehran [1]
  • Mar 27 Militants attack the town of Palma, northern Mozambique, killing dozens in an escalation of violence in the area
  • Mar 28 Mexico revises its COVID-19 death toll up by 60% to more than 321,000 giving it the second highest COVID death toll in the world [1]
  • Mar 29 Megaship Ever Given freed after nearly a week stuck in and blocking the Suez Canal, with at least 369 vessels waiting to pass though

Murder of Interest

Mar 29 Trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd begins in Minneapolis

  • Mar 31 US President Joe Biden overturns Trump's restrictions on transgender people serving in the armed forces

Historic Event

Mar 31 New York state legalizes recreational use of marijuana in legislation signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo (sales not legal for 18 months)

  • Mar 31 Paul Simon sells his entire songwriting catalog of over 400 songs to Sony Music Publishing for an undisclosed sum
  • Mar 31 Alfred Aho and Jeffrey Ullman win computing's Turing Award for their work inventing computer program compilers
  • Mar 31 US President Joe Biden unveils " the American Jobs Plan" one of the largest infrastructure plans in US history- worth $2 trillion

Historic Event

Mar 31 French President Emmanuel Macron announces a new pandemic lockdown, closing schools for three weeks with new national restrictions

Historic Event

Apr 1 Seven democracy protesters convicted for unauthorized assembly in Hong Kong including Martin Lee and Jimmy Lai

  • Apr 2 New study suggests the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago created South America's tropical rainforests [1]

Golf Major

Apr 4 ANA Inspiration Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Patty Tavatanakit of Thailand wins her first LPGA Tour event by 2 strokes from NZ's Lydia Ko who cards a 10-under-par final round

  • Apr 4 39th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford Cardinal defeat Arizona Wildcats, 54–53 to win their third NCAA title
  • Apr 5 India records over 100,000 new daily COVID cases for the first time, more than half in the state of Maharashtra, which begins a new lockdown
  • Apr 5 Tropical Cyclone Seroja causes floods and landslides in southeast Indonesia and East Timor, killing at least 113 people according to local authorities [1]
  • Apr 5 Italy scraps its 1914 film censorship law that could ban films on moral and religious grounds
  • Apr 5 82nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Baylor Bears become second consecutive first-time NCAA champions with 86–70 over previously undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs

Film & TV History

Apr 6 Jeff Bezos, worth $177 billion, tops Forbes Billionaires list of 2,755 people, including new entry Kim Kardashian

  • Apr 6 Recording-breaking price of $3.25 million for a comic book as Action Comics #1, that introduced Superman for the first time, sells at auction [1]
  • Apr 7 UK COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 (Alpha) now the dominant variant in the US according to the CDC, as 108 million Americans have received at least one vaccine dose [1]
  • Apr 8 US President Joe Biden says "Gun violence in this country is an epidemic" as he unveils package of executive actions including restrictions on "ghost guns"

Historic Event

Apr 8 Dr. Anthony Fauci thanks American health workers for their sacrifice during the pandemic, acknowledging their more than 3,600 deaths

  • Apr 8 Seventh night of unrest in Belfast, Northern Ireland even after joint call for calm by UK PM and Irish Premier
  • Apr 8 Egyptian archaeologists announce their most important find since Tutankhamun's tomb - discovery of a lost 'golden city' the 3,000-years-old ancient city of Aten near Luxor [1]
  • Apr 9 Uganda opposition party National Unity Platform Party, headed by Bobi Wine, claims 623 people have been abducted and tortured by the government of President Yoweri Museveni [1]
  • Apr 9 La Soufrière volcano begins erupting on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent with a plume of ash 20,000 feet into the sky
  • Apr 9 San Diego Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove no-hits the Texas Rangers, 3-0 at Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX

Historic Event

Apr 10 China orders Alibaba pay a record fine of 18.2 billion yuan ($2.8 billion) after anti-trust regulations say it has been acting as a monopoly

BAFTA Awards

Apr 11 74th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held virtually; "Nomadland" best film, Chloé Zhao best director, Frances McDormand, Anthony Hopkins best acting awards

  • Apr 11 85th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Hideki Matsuyama become first Japanese male to win a golf major; hangs on to beat American Will Zalatoris by 1 stroke
  • Apr 11 Tropical cyclone Seroja makes landfall in Western Australia near the town of Kalbarri with winds up to 170km/h (105mph)
  • Apr 11 20-year-old Daunte Wright shot and killed at a traffic stop by police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, who says they mistook their gun for a taser
  • Apr 11 Peruvian general election: Free Peru party wins most seats but not a majority, Pedro Castillo wins presidency (not declared till 19 July)
  • Apr 12 Great Britain loosens its COVID-19 restrictions, opening pubs and shops after 175 days, the world's longest period of restrictions
  • Apr 12 Worst frost conditions in half a century will affect 80% of French vineyards according to industry officials [1]
  • Apr 13 US, South Africa and the EU authorities temporarily stop administrating Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines after six women developed blood clots (out of 6.8 million)

Film & TV History

Apr 13 Voice actor Hank Azaria who is white apologizes for voicing Indian character Apu on "The Simpsons" for 30 years

  • Apr 14 Human cells grown in monkey cells for 20 days reported by US-Chinese team at the Salk Institute in "Cell" [1]
  • Apr 14 US President Biden says "It's time to end America's longest war" confirming his decision to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by Sept 11
  • Apr 14 Coinbase becomes the first major cryptocurrency company to trade shares on the New York stock exchange
  • Apr 14 Former Minnesota police officer who shot Daunte Wright with a gun instead of a taser is arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter,
  • Apr 14 Chicago White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodón no-hits the Cleveland Indians, 8-0 at Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago
  • Apr 15 "The failed response in Brazil has caused a humanitarian catastrophe" reports Dr. Christos Christou, president of Doctors Without Borders, as country records a quarter of world's COVID-19 deaths in last week [1]
  • Apr 15 India record over 200,000 (200,739) daily new cases of COVID-19 for the first time with 1,038 deaths amid massive second wave
  • Apr 15 Court in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, sentences former warlord Amadé Ouérémi to a life sentence for massacres by his militia after the 2010 election
  • Apr 15 A shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, leaves eight dead and five injured

Historic Event

Apr 16 Raúl Castro confirms he is resigning as Cuban Communist Party leader, ending his family's six decade leadership of Cuba

  • Apr 17 San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau ties Gordie Howe's NHL record for most regular season games played at 1,767
  • Apr 17 Global COVID-19 death toll passes three million (Johns Hopkins University figures)
  • Apr 17 Canada registers more new daily COVID-19 cases than the US for the first time as infections surge in Ontario [1]

COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 17 Funeral of Prince Philip, consort to Queen Elizabeth II, held under COVID-19 restrictions at Windsor Palace, England

  • Apr 18 12-team European Super League is announced to widespread condemnation amongst governments, non-involved clubs, press and fans; amidst the furore all 6 EPL clubs withdraw within 3 days
  • Apr 19 New Zealand and Australia open a travel bubble between the two countries after more than a year of border closures
  • Apr 19 NASA successfully flies its drone helicopter Ingenuity on Mars, first powered aircraft to fly on another world
  • Apr 19 In Las Vegas, Nevada: San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau breaks Gordie Howe's NHL record for most games played, now at 1,768 and counting
  • Apr 19 Cuba's Communist party announces Miguel Díaz-Canel will replace Raúl Castro as party leader, after the latter steps down
  • Apr 20 All six EPL clubs withdraw from the controversial European Super League just 3 days after it was announced - Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham
  • Apr 20 Former police officer Derek Chauvin convicted of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, in a case that prompted huge nationwide racial justice protests [1]

Battle of Interest

Apr 20 President of Chad for three decades, Idriss Déby reported to have been killed on a battlefield fighting rebels near the capital of Ndjamena

  • Apr 20 Record number of new COVID-19 cases reported (5.24 million) in one week around the world according to WHO, with a third in India [1]

Historic Event

Apr 21 Russian President Vladimir Putin warns the West not to cross a "red line" in his state of the union address, amid massing of 100,000 Russian troops on Ukraine border

  • Apr 21 Manhattan district attorney's office announces it will no longer prosecute prostitution, dismissing 914 open cases, part of growing movement to change approach to prostitution
  • Apr 21 Indonesian submarine RI Nanggala sinks off the coast of Bali with the loss of all 53 people on board
  • Apr 22 India sets a world record for daily COVID-19 cases recording 314,835 new cases with 2,104 deaths
  • Apr 22 US President Joe Biden pledges to cut US carbon emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels by 2030 at a virtual climate summit
  • Apr 24 At least 82 COVID-19 patients die in a fire at Ibn Khatib hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, with 100 more injured
  • Apr 24 Joe Biden becomes the first US President to officially recognize killing of Armenians in the Ottoman empire during WWII as 'genocide'

Academy Awards

Apr 25 93rd Academy Awards: "Nomadland" wins best film, director (Chloé Zhao), and lead actress (Frances McDormand); Anthony Hopkins best actor

COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 26 President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announces Turkey will go into full lockdown till May 17 to a curb COVID-19 surge and world's 4th highest caseload [1]

  • Apr 26 The US, the EU and other countries announce they are sending pandemic aid to India as it's COVID-19 crisis continues to worsen

Music History

Apr 26 Kanye West's Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototype trainers sell for a record $1.8 million in a private sale at Sotheby's

  • Apr 26 US Census results shows its population growth second slowest in recorded history, population at 331,449,281 with only 7.4% increase on 2010 [1]

COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 27 Brazil's Senate orders an official inquiry into President Jair Bolsonaro' and government official's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Apr 27 Pfizer announces it is working on a new antiviral therapy to treat COVID-19 at its onset and prevent hospitalization [1]
  • Apr 28 NASA's Parker Solar Probe becomes the first spacecraft to cross the Alfvén critical boundary, the outer atmosphere of the Sun [1]
  • Apr 28 US President Joe Biden makes a major speech to a joint session of Congress calling for a new era of government spending [1]
  • Apr 29 Brazil's official COVID-19 death toll passes 400,000, with daily fatalities at 3,000, down from 4,000
  • Apr 29 World's longest pedestrian bridge at 516 metres (1,700 feet) opens inside northern Portugal's Arouca Geopark
  • Apr 30 Australia announces a ban on citizens returning from India, stranding 8,000 people, and making it a criminal offence to return, amid India's COVID-19 crisis - first democratic country to do so
  • Apr 30 45 killed and 150 injured in a crush of people at the Israeli Lag B'Omer festival at Mount Meron
  • May 1 India is the first country to record more than 400,000 new COVID-19 cases in one day (401,993) [1]
  • May 1 147th Kentucky Derby: Medina Spirit gives jockey John Velazquez his fourth Derby win and trainer Bob Baffert a record seventh victory in the race
  • May 3 US Environmental Protection Agency takes first significant step against climate change by announcing new limits on hydrofluorocarbons (-85% over 15 years) [1]
  • May 3 German police announce operation and arrests into 'Boystown' world's largest child abuse image website with 400,000 members worldwide [1]
  • May 3 Former U.S. Senator and astronaut Bill Nelson, becomes Administrator of NASA
  • May 3 DR Congo announces the end of the latest Ebola outbreak after three months with a death toll of six
  • May 3 Subway overpass carrying a train collapses in Mexico City killing at least 24 people
  • May 3 World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Englishman Mark Selby wins his 4th world title with an 18-15 win over countryman Shaun Murphy
  • May 4 US President Joe Biden announces new goal of 160 million people, nearly of 70% of adults, vaccinated by July 4
  • May 4 Following several positive Covid-19 cases across franchises the BCCI announces the indefinite postponement of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament
  • May 4 Malian woman Halima Cisse gives birth to nonuplets (nine babies) in Morocco, in only third known case worldwide
  • May 4 Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador makes an historic apology to the Mayan people for abuses against them in the five centuries since the Spanish conquest [1]
  • May 5 Canada is the first country to authorize the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 year olds
  • May 5 Evidence of Africa's earliest burial, a three-year-old boy, 78,000 years ago, in a cave in Kenya published [1]

Historic Event

May 5 Donald Trump's ban from Facebook upheld by the company's Oversight Board for a further six months

  • May 5 A week of mass protests and demonstrations against government tax reform and poverty in Colombia leaves 24 dead
  • May 5 US President Joe Biden announces the US will support temporarily lifting patent protection on COVID-19 vaccines with the WHO
  • May 5 The possible eviction of Palestinian families from a Jerusalem neighborhood begins days of unrest in the city, injuring hundreds
  • May 5 Baltimore Orioles pitcher John Means no-hits Seattle Mariners, 6-0 at T-Mobile Park, Seattle
  • May 6 Armed police raid on drug traffickers kills 25 in cities deadliest ever, in a favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Historic Event

May 7 Philadelphia Museum of Art unveils major interior renovation and expansion designed by American architect Frank Gehry

  • May 7 The World Health Organization approves the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine Sinopharm, its first made by a non-western country
  • May 7 Ransomware attack on US Colonial pipeline by the DarkSide criminal group stops supply to half of east coast
  • May 7 Former police officer and suspected serial killer Hugo Ernesto Osorio Chávez arrested in Chalchuapa, El Salvador, after a mass grave of 15-40 bodies found at his house
  • May 7 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Wade Miley no-hits Cleveland Indians, 3-0 at Progressive Field, Cleveland
  • May 8 Bombings outside a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, kill at least 50 people, mostly teenage girls, amid growing fears about US military withdrawal

Film & TV History

May 8 Tesla chief executive Tesla Elon Musk hosts "Saturday Night Live" in the US

  • May 8 Indian Medical Association calls for a national lockdown, criticizing President Modi's government's response as recorded COVID-19 deaths pass 4,000 a day
  • May 10 Violence escalates between Palestinians and Israelis after Israeli officers enter Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, rockets then fired from Gaza and airstrikes from Israel kill at least 31
  • May 10 US F.D.A. authorizes the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12-to-15-year-olds
  • May 10 World Health Organization classifies the Indian COVID-19 variant B.1.617 as a variant of global concern
  • May 10 Chinese safari park in Fuyang forced to apologize for not informing the public that three leopards had escaped April 19 and been roaming nearby neighborhoods

Historic Event

May 10 Kazungula road and rail bridge 1km long opens over the Zambezi River linking Botswana and Zambia, with a curve so it doesn't encroach on Zimbabwe (Robert Mugabe opposed it)

  • May 10 NBC says it will not televise the 2022 Golden Globes because of criticism of its lack of diversity [1]
  • May 11 China census figures show country's population 1.41 billion people, growth at its slowest since 1960s, (+0.53 down from +0.57) [1]
  • May 11 Northern Ireland inquest into 1971 Ballymurphy killing of ten people finds people were innocent and killed (nine by soldiers) using unjustified force [1]
  • May 11 First major US offshore windfarm off the coast of Massachusetts approved by Biden administration
  • May 12 US Republicans vote to demote their No.3 Liz Cheney from party leadership after she publicly rebuked Donald Trump for lies about the election
  • May 13 Gaza conflict has killed 103 people in Palestine, including 27 children, through Israeli airstrikes, more than 1000 rockets fired into Israel by Gaza militants killing seven, city of Lod center of street fighting [1]
  • May 13 American CDC says people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can stop wearing masks
  • May 13 World's largest iceberg 'A-76' at 1,667-square-miles (4,320 square km) calves off the Ronne Ice Shelf in Antarctica [1]
  • May 15 China lands its Zhurong rover on Utopia Planitia, Mars, for the first time as part of the Tianwen-1 mission [1]
  • May 16 Taiwan imposes tough restrictions against COVID-19 as a recent spike in cases threatens their up-to-now pandemic success [1]
  • May 16 Death toll passes 200 from Gaza conflict as 42 people killed in Israeli airstrikes and three building flattened [1]
  • May 17 Cyclone Tauktae makes landfall in the Indian state of Gujarat with wind speeds of up to 160km/h (100mph)
  • May 17 Long working hours killed 745,000 people a year, in 2016, in the first study of its kind by the World Health Organization [1]
  • May 18 India records the highest recorded daily COVID-19 death toll to date in the world with 4,529 deaths
  • May 18 Detroit Tigers pitcher Spencer Turnbull no-hits Seattle Mariners, 5-0 at Comerica Park, Detroit
  • May 19 New York City begins re-opening after 423 days (March 2020) with the COVID-19 death toll at 33,000
  • May 19 The EU agrees to open its borders to vaccinated travelers from safe countries
  • May 19 BBC investigation finds their 1995 Princess Dianna interview was secured through 'deceitful behavior' by journalist Martin Bashir [1]
  • May 19 Argentine President Alberto Fernandez announces a 'circuit-breaker lockdown' as the country records over 39,000 daily COVID-19 cases
  • May 19 New York Yankees pitcher Cory Kluber no-hits Texas Rangers, 2-0 at Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
  • May 20 Israel and Hamas agree to a bilateral ceasefire in Gaza after nearly two weeks of fighting, amid international diplomatic efforts
  • May 20 One of Sri Lanka's worst ecological disasters as cargo ship MS X-Press Pearl, carrying toxic chemicals, catches fire off the country's coast and begins spilling debris
  • May 22 Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sending rivers of lava towards the nearby city of Goma, prompting evacuations
  • May 22 Eurovision Song Contest won by Italian metal band Maneskin with 524 points in Rotterdam
  • May 22 30 year old Scottish light-welterweight boxer Josh Taylor becomes Britain's first undisputed world champion in the four-belt era by beating Jose Ramirez by unanimous decision in Las Vegas
  • May 23 21 runners die in freezing conditions during an ultramarathon in Yellow River Stone Forest Park, Gansu Province, China

PGA Championship

May 23 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Ocean Course Kiawah Island: Phil Mickelson becomes oldest major winner in history (50); wins his 6th major by 2 strokes over Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen

  • May 23 Belarus accused of “state-sponsored hijacking" after diverting commercial Ryanair flight to Minsk to arrest dissident journalist Roman Protasevich
  • May 24 India's official COVID-19 death toll passes 300,000 (303,720), the third country to do so, with experts saying it is a vast undercount [1]
  • May 24 Constitutional crisis deepens in Samoa after Speaker of the House shuts out Fiame Naomi Mata’afa from being sworn in as the country's first woman leader in 56 years [1]

Historic Event

May 24 Deposed Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court against charges laid by the military government

  • May 25 New research show impact of 'climate racism' in the US, with black people facing double (+3.12C) the amount of heat stress in urban areas [1]
  • May 25 US CDC says half of all US adults are now fully vaccinated, with 61% having had their first shot
  • May 25 Coup in Mali as military Colonel Assimi Goïta ousts country's civilian President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane arresting and detaining them
  • May 26 Amazon says it will buy 97-year-old film and television studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for $8.45 billion
  • May 26 President Joe Biden orders US intelligence services to intensify their efforts to investigate the origins of COVID-19

COVID-19 Pandemic

May 26 Former advisor Dominic Cummings gives a damming report to MPs into UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his government's handling of the COVID-19 crisis

  • May 26 In landmark case oil giant Royal Dutch Shell ordered by a Hague court to cut its global carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 [1]
  • May 26 A super "blood" moon, the first total lunar eclipse for two years, visible across the Pacific
  • May 26 Nine people shot and killed by their colleague, a public transit employee in San Jose, California
  • May 26 Russia reports it has started vaccinating domestic animals against COVID-19, using the Karnivak-Kov vaccine [1]
  • May 26 Ferry sinks carrying about 150 people in Nigeria between Niger state and Kebbi state, with only 20 people rescued
  • May 27 French President Emmanuel Macron recognizes France's role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide after a meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Kigali, Rwanda

Film & TV History

May 27 "Friends" reunion screens, 17 years after the TV sitcom series ended

  • May 27 US President Joe Biden calls for a ceasefire in the Tigray conflict, north Ethiopia, citing killings and "widespread sexual violence" as a weapon of war
  • May 27 English playwright William Shakespeare reported to have died after receiving COVID-19 vaccine by Argentine news channel Chanal 26 (case of mistaken identity, the Bard died in 1616)
  • May 28 Discovery of a mass grave with the remains of 215 children from Kamloops Indian Residential School announced by First Nation in British Columbia, Canada [1]
  • May 29 UEFA Champions League Final, Porto: Kai Havertz scores just before halftime to give Chelsea a 1-0 win over Manchester City in an all-English final; Blues' second CL title
  • May 30 Tens of thousands of people march in Brazilian cities against President Jair Bolsonaro and his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Brazilian Hélio Castroneves wins his record 4th title in 2:37:19.3846; new record for fastest running of the race with average speed 190.690 mph
  • May 31 China's ruling Communist Party announces it will allow married couples to have three children, in effort to boost falling birthrates [1]
  • May 31 Peru says its COVID-19 death toll is three times higher than its official count (180,764 vs 68,000), making it one of the hardest hit countries per capita
  • May 31 Tulsa, Oklahoma, marks 100 year anniversary of the massacre of hundreds of black residents by a white mob in the Greenwood neighborhood

Sports History

May 31 Naomi Osaka pulls out of the French Open citing her mental health, after refusing to appear at compulsory post match press conferences

  • Jun 1 Prehistoric carvings, between 4,000 and 5,000 years old depicting deer, found in Scotland for the first time at Kilmartin Glen, Argyll
  • Jun 1 US President Joe Biden's administration suspends oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, reversing Donald Trump's decision
  • Jun 1 Malaysia begins a full two-week lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge with record 9,020 news cases recorded May 29
  • Jun 1 US President Joe Biden visits Tulsa, Oklahoma, marking 100 year anniversary of racial massacre in the Greenwood neighborhood
  • Jun 3 NASA launches 128 baby squid and 5,000 microscopic animals, to study effects of spaceflight, to the International Space Station aboard Space X's Falcon 9 rocket [1]
  • Jun 3 NASA administrator Bill Nelson announces two new missions to study ‘Lost Habitable’ world of Venus in 2028 and 2030 [1]
  • Jun 3 Devon Conway becomes 7th batsman in cricket history to score a double century in his Test debut; run out for 200 for New Zealand in 1st Test against England at Lord's
  • Jun 4 Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli makes a desperate plea for vaccines amid his country's devastating COVID-19 second wave, reporting nearly 9,000 daily cases late May
  • Jun 5 At least 160 killed by suspected Islamist extremists in Solhan, Burkina Faso amid a deepening security crisis in the region [1]
  • Jun 5 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promises to save the country's shores from a build-up of 'sea snot' (marine mucilage) due to pollution and climate change
  • Jun 5 153rd Belmont Stakes: 2-1 favourite Essential Quality wins with Luis Saez aboard
  • Jun 6 US Open Women's Golf, Olympic GC Lake Course: Yuka Saso of the Philippines sinks 10-foot birdie putt on 3rd playoff hole to edge Japan's Nasa Hataoka; becomes 2nd teenager to win the event
  • Jun 6 Four members of a London, Ontario, family killed when they are struck by a truck in an anti-Muslim attack

Historic Event

Jun 7 US Vice President Kamala Harris visiting Guatemala on her first foreign trip announces task forces on corruption and human trafficking

  • Jun 7 Multicellular organisms (bdelloid rotifer) frozen for 24,000 years in Siberia to return to life after Russian scientists have them thawed [1]
  • Jun 7 Two passenger trains collide in Pakistan, killing at least 40 people in Sindh province
  • Jun 7 UN International Labor Director says global impact of the pandemic four times worse than 2008 Economic Crisis, pushed 100 million workers into poverty [1]
  • Jun 7 Auckland named world's most livable city (due to success with COVID) and Damascus named the worst by The Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Jun 8 National Geographic announces it is officially recognizing the South Ocean as the world's fifth ocean
  • Jun 9 US President Joe Biden begins his first foreign trip, arriving in the UK to attend a G7 summit
  • Jun 9 Record price for a coin sold at auction as 1933 'Double Eagle' gold coin sells for $18.9 million in New York
  • Jun 9 One of the worst ever plagues of mice in New South Wales, Australia, prompts local government to commit $100 million in support to farmers [1] [2]

CMT Music Awards

Jun 9 55th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood with John Legend, Kane Brown, and Gabby Barrett win

  • Jun 10 UN says famine is affecting 350,000 people in Tigray, Ethiopia, the worst starvation calamity in the world right now
  • Jun 10 Zahid Quraish confirmed as America's first Muslim federal judge for the District of New Jersey by the US Senate

Historic Event

Jun 10 Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of drug lord El Chapo, pleads guilty to helping run his criminal operations and aiding his 2015 prison escape

  • Jun 10 European Space Agency announces new Venus mission, the probe EnVision to study Venus' tesserae (its continent-like terrains) [1]