On This Day

Historical Events on June 7 (Part 2)

Election of Interest

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
  • 2003 135th Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Empire Maker wins in 2:28.26
  • 2003 French Open Women's Tennis: In an all-Belgian final, Justine Henin-Hardenne outclasses Kim Clijsters 6-0, 6-4 for her 1st of 7 Grand Slam singles titles
  • 2004 Stanley Cup Final, Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL: Tampa Bay Lightning beat Calgary Flames, 2-1 for 4-3 series win; Tampa Bay's 1st-ever appearance in final

Music Single

2004 "Live Like You Were Dying" single released by Tim McGraw (Grammy Award Best Country Song, 2004; Billboard Song of the Year, 2004)

  • 2006 British Houses of Parliament temporarily shut down due to anthrax alert
  • 2008 140th Belmont: Alan Garcia aboard Da Tara wins in 2:29.65
  • 2008 French Open Women's Tennis: Ana Ivanović of Serbia wins her only Grand Slam singles title; beats Russian Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-3
  • 2009 63rd Tony Awards: "Billy Elliot the Musical" and "God of Carnage" win

French Open Men's Tennis

2009 French Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins his only French title, outclassing Robin Söderling of Sweden 6-1, 7-6, 6-4

  • 2010 MLB Draft: Southern Nevada outfielder Bryce Harper first pick by Washington Nationals

Historic Event

2012 16th century archaeology remains of the Curtain Theatre, where some of Shakespeare's plays first performed 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
  • 2013 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Bruins beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 0

French Open Women's Tennis

2014 French Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova of Russia wins her 5th Grand Slam singles title; beats Romanian Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7, 6-4

  • 2014 146th Belmont: Joel Rosario aboard Tonalist wins in 2:28.52
  • 2015 69th Tony Awards: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" and "Fun Home" win 5 awards

French Open Men's Tennis

2015 French Open Men's Tennis: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland wins his 2nd major title; beats Novak Đoković 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

  • 2015 -8 41st G7 summit held in Schloss Elmau, Bavaria
  • 2016 "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a play written by Jack Thorne with JK Rowling, premieres in London
  • 2016 Car bomb attack on a police bus in central Istanbul kills 11

Historic Event

2017 Suicide bombers attack Iranian parliament in Tehran and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini killing 12, 1st Islamic State attacks in Iran

  • 2017 Police warn bald men against attacks in Mozambique after 5 men murdered for the gold believed in their heads
  • 2017 Earliest-ever evidence of Homo Sapiens from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco unearthed by archaeologists published in "Nature", at 300,000 years old
  • 2018 Mars Curiosity Rover finds organic matter, including methane, on Mars in studies published in journal "Science"
  • 2018 Baltimore ex-police sergeant Wayne Earl Jenkins, head of a rogue police unit sentenced to 25 years for robbery and racketeering
  • 2018 Stanley Cup Final, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV: Washington Capitals beat Las Vegas Golden Knights, 4-3 for a 4-1 series victory; first title in franchise history
  • 2019 More than four million Venezuelans have left their country since 2015 due to its economic crisis according to the UN
  • 2020 US National Guard pulled out of Washington D.C. and curfew ends in New York as anti-racism protests stay largely peaceful
  • 2020 Black Lives Matter Protests continue worldwide in large numbers, In Bristol England statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston pulled down
  • 2020 COVID-19 global death toll passes 400,000 with confirmed cases at 6,973,195 according to Johns Hopkins figures

Historic Event

2021 US Vice President Kamala Harris visiting Guatemala on her first foreign trip announces task forces on corruption and human trafficking

  • 2021 Multicellular organisms (bdelloid rotifer) frozen for 24,000 years in Siberia to return to life after Russian scientists have them thawed [1]
  • 2021 Two passenger trains collide in Pakistan, killing at least 40 people in Sindh province
  • 2021 UN International Labor Director says global impact of the pandemic four times worse than 2008 Economic Crisis, pushed 100 million workers into poverty [1]
  • 2021 Auckland named world's most livable city (due to success with COVID) and Damascus named the worst by The Economist Intelligence Unit