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Historical Events on June 7

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  • 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

Agreement of InterestTreaty of Tordesillas

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
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Front page of the Portuguese-owned treaty
Front page of the Portuguese-owned treaty

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1520 Field of the Cloth of Gold; meeting begins between English Henry VIII and King Francis I of France at Balinghem, France

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
King Francis I of France
King
Francis I of France

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1527 Pope Clement VII surrenders to Emperor Charles V's armies

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 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 of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I

CrownRoyal Coronation

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 admiral 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

  • 1753 British Museum founded by an Act of Parliament with royal assent from King George II (opens in 1759)

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1769 Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass, State of Kentucky

Frontiersman Daniel Boone
Frontiersman
Daniel Boone

USAUnited States Declaration of Independence

1776 Richard Lee (Virginia) moves Declaration of Independence in Continental Congress
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Engrossed copy of the United States Declaration of Independence
Engrossed copy of the United States Declaration of Independence
  • 1780 Anti-Catholic riot in London, hundreds die
  • 1788 French peasants stone the Army in Grenbole, an event known as the Day of the Tiles
  • 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, San Francisco
  • 1862 Skirmish at Union Church, Virginia (Peninsular)
  • 1862 General B. Butler orders William Mumford hanged after he removed and destroyed US flag on display over New Orleans Mint
  • 1862 The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade

BattleBattle of Interest

1863 Battle of Milliken's Bend, Lousisiana, 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 the Republican Party

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th 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
  • 1873 7th Belmont: James Roe aboard Springbok wins in 3:01.75
  • 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 Campaña del Desierto (Desert Campaign).
  • 1881 15th Belmont: T. Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:47
  • 1887 Monotype type-casting machine patented by Tolbert Lanston, Washington, D.C.
  • 1892 John J. Doyle of Clev Spiders is 1st to pinch hit in a baseball game
  • 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
  • 1900 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Englishman J.H. Taylor wins title for 3rd time; beats runner-up Harry Vardon by 8 strokes
  • 1905 Norway dissolves union with Sweden (in effect since 1814)
  • 1906 Chicago Cubs score 11 in 1st inning, beating NY Giants 19-0
  • 1906 Famous Cunard passenger liner Lusitania launches
  • 1909 Cleveland Industrial Exposition opens

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1909 Mary Pickford makes her screen debut at the age of 16

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford
  • 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

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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.
  • 1924 56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8

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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 62nd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:31.6
  • 1930 NY Times agrees to capitalize the n in "Negro"
  • 1932 Pitcher John Quinn, 47, is oldest player to have an extra-base hit (a double) & bat in a run, as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 9-2

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1933 George Balanchine and Kurt Weills' ballet chanté "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

Famous PhotoVery Rare Photo of the Supreme Court

1937 Time magazine publishes the second of the only two known photos taken of the United States Supreme Court in session
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One of two photos ever taken of the United States Supreme Court in session
One of two photos ever taken of the United States Supreme Court in session
  • 1938 1st play telecast with original Broadway cast, "Susan & God"
  • 1938 Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat 1st flown (Eddie Allen)

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1938 The Douglas DC-4E makes its 1st test flight

Aviation Pioneer Donald Wills Douglas
Aviation Pioneer
Donald Wills Douglas

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1939 George VI and Elizabeth become the 1st king and queen of Britain to visit USA

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • 1939 Cleveland Indians sets AL record of 16 inning game without striking out, however lose game 5-4 to NY Yankees
  • 1940 British/French troops evacuate Narvik

Sport awardUS Golf Open

1941 US Open Men's Golf, Colonial CC, Fort Worth: In sweltering heat, Craig Wood wins by 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Denny Shute

Golfer Denny Shute
Golfer
Denny Shute
  • 1941 73rd Belmont: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Whirlaway to claim first of 2 Triple Crowns

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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: Admiral Chester Nimitz wins 1st World War II naval defeat of Japan

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • 1942 Germany Army marches into Sebastopol, Russia
  • 1942 Japanese troops land on Attu, Aleutian Islands
  • 1944 Achilles Veen soccer team forms in Veen
  • 1944 Canadian 50th Division occupies Bayeux during the Normandy invasion
  • 1944 British forces attack Bréville in France during the Normandy invasion while other British forces attempt to encircle Caen
  • 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; President Bernes resigns
  • 1948 KVP wins Dutch Second-Parliamentary election
  • 1952 "3 Wishes after Jamie" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 94 performances
  • 1952 7th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 5-4

  • 1952 84th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard One Count wins in 2:30.2
  • 1953 1st color network telecast in compatible color (Boston Massachusetts)
  • 1953 Mary Terrell wins struggle to end segregation in Washington, D.C. restaurants
  • 1953 WDAU (now WYOU) TV channel 22 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (CBS) begins
  • 1954 1st microbiology laboratory dedicated (New Brunswick NJ)
  • 1955 "$64,000 Question" premieres on CBS TV

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

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1955 India Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visit USSR

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • 1956 Singapore government of Marshall resigns
  • 1957 Mickey Stewart holds 7 cricket catches for Surrey v Northants
  • 1958 90th Belmont: Pete Anderson aboard Cavan wins in 2:30.2
  • 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
  • 1963 1st Rolling Stones TV appearance (Thank Your Lucky Stars) & release 1st single, "Come on"
  • 1964 Beatles travel canals of Amsterdam
  • 1965 Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits
  • 1965 Morocco King Hassan suspends constitution, grabs power
  • 1965 Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995
  • 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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1966 NY Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1967 2 Moby Grape members arrested for contributing to deliquency of minors
  • 1967 Israel captures Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem, Jericho and Bethlehem
  • 1967 NY Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1

MurderAssassination

1968 Sirhan Sirhan indicted for the assassination of US Senator Bobby Kennedy

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • 1968 The body of assassinated US Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1969 "Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 1969 101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts & Letters wins in 2:28.8

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1969 Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 1969 Tommy James and the Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"

  • 1969 Washington Senators draft Jeff Burroughs #1

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1969 Supergroup Blind Faith's debut performance in Hyde Park, London, featuring Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Steve Baler and Rick Grech

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • 1969 French Open Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Ann Haydon-Jones of England 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 for her 3rd French singles title
  • 1970 22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young & Susan Hampshire win
  • 1970 American jockey Bill Shoemaker passes Johnny Longden with his 6,033 career win
  • 1970 The Who's "Tommy" is performed at NY's Lincoln Center
  • 1970 French Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Jan Kodeš wins his first major title; beats Željko Franulović of Yugoslavia 6-2, 6-4, 6-
  • 1971 Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut space station
  • 1972 Musical "Grease" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 3,388 performances

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1972 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 1972 Hsan Hua, Zen teacher, conducted 1st ordination ceremony in America
  • 1972 Pirate's Gene Alley bases-loaded walk, beats Padres 1-0 in 18th
  • 1973 Rangers draft Texas high school pitcher David Clyde #1
  • 1974 Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1

Music release#1 in the Charts

1975 "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver hits #1

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • 1975 Dennis Lillee takes 1st one-day 5WI, 5-34 v Pakistan World Cup
  • 1975 Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international, v WI Cricket World Cup
  • 1975 Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public
  • 1976 NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor & David Brinkley, premieres
  • 1977 Anita Bryant leads successful crusade against Miami gay rights law
  • 1977 White Sox draft Harold Baines #1

Music ConcertSex Pistols' Break Up

1977 During the Queen's Jubilee, the Sex Pistols attempt to perform on a boat on the River Thames, but are forced to stop by the police
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Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
  • 1978 32nd NBA Championship: Wash Bullets beat Sea Supersonics, 4 games to 3
  • 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
  • 1979 Rock n' roll musician Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion
  • 1980 "Billy Bishop Goes to War" closes at Morosco NYC after 12 performances
  • 1980 "Cars" by Gary Numan hits #9

  • 1980 112th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Temperence Hill wins in 2:29.8
  • 1980 Jeff Norman runs world record 50k (2:48:06)
  • 1980 Tommy John wins his 200th, 3-0 on a 2-hitter

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

1980 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert retains title; beats Virginia Ruzici of Romania 6-0, 6-3 for her 10th Grand Slam singles crown

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Virginia Ruzici
  • 1981 35th Tony Awards: "Amadeus" & "42nd Street" win
  • 1981 Israeli F-15/F-16 destroys alleged Iraqi plutonium production facility

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

1981 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg of Sweden wins 11th and final career Grand Slam title; Open era record 6th French title; beats Ivan Lendl 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 1982 16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell
  • 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 NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers
  • 1982 Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game & goes 0-for-4

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1982 US President Ronald Reagan meets with Pope John Paul II at Vatican City, Rome and later Queen Elizabeth II

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

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1983 Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1986 118th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Danzig Connect wins in 2:29.8

Music release#1 in the Charts

1986 Madonna's single "Live to Tell" goes #1

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 1986 Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1
  • 1986 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 for her 18th and final Grand Slam title and record 7th French singles crown
  • 1987 41st Tony Awards: Fences & Les Miserables win
  • 1987 Andy Van Slyke HRs off R McDowell in both ends of double header

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

1987 French Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Ivan Lendl retains title; beats Mats Wilander of Sweden 7-5, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
  • 1988 Aluminum contaminates Cornwall's water supply
  • 1989 23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires
  • 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

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1989 Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1989 1st Baseball game to start outdoors & end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, & beat Brewers 4-2

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1990 Michael Jackson hospitalized for chest pains

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

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1990 South African President F. W. de Klerk lifts 4 year state of emergency

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk

  • 1991 Mount Pinatubo (Philippines) erupts for 1st time
  • 1992 "Small Family Business" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1992 NASA's Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) launches
  • 1992 French Open Men's Tennis: American Jim Courier retains title; beats Petr Korda of Czechoslovakia 7-5, 6-2, 6-1
  • 1993 27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill
  • 1993 Cleveland breaks ground for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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1993 Cricket's Graham Gooch dismissed handled the ball vs Australia at Old Trafford

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • 1993 Singer Prince celebrates his birthday by changing his name to a symbol

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1994 A's outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,100th career base

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1995 The long range Boeing 777 enters service with United Airlines
  • 1996 Julia and Noah wed on "All My Children"
  • 1997 129th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Touch Gold wins in 2:28.8
  • 1997 Cosmos 2344 Proton-K Launch (Russia), Failed
  • 1997 Stanley Cup Final, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings edge Philadelphia Flyers, 2-1 for a 4-0 series sweep; 8th title in Wings' franchise history and first since 1955

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

1997 French Open Women's Tennis: Iva Majoli of Croatia wins her 1st and only career Grand Slam singles title; upsets world #1 Martina Hingis 6-4, 6-2

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Iva Majoli
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Iva Majoli
Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • 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
  • 1998 French Open Men's Tennis: In an all-Spanish final Carlos Moya beats Alex Corretja 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 for his lone major title

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2001 Tony Blair's Labour Party wins another landslide victory in the General Election

British Prime Minister Tony Blair
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair