On This Day

On This Day in History for June 7 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1980 Jeff Norman runs world record 50k (2:48:06)
  • 1981 35th Tony Awards: "Amadeus" & "42nd Street" win
  • 1981 Israeli F-15/F-16 destroys alleged Iraqi plutonium production facility
  • 1982 Hissène Habré's rebel army occupies N'djamena the capital of Chad

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
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1987 Andy Van Slyke HRs off R McDowell in both ends of double header
  • 1988 Aluminum contaminates Cornwall's water supply
  • 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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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 NASA's Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) launches
  • 1993 Cleveland breaks ground for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • 1995 The long range Boeing 777 enters service with United Airlines
  • 1996 Julia and Noah wed on "All My Children"
  • 1997 Cosmos 2344 Proton-K Launch (Russia), Failed
  • 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

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
  • 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
  • 2006 British Houses of Parliament temporarily shut down due to anthrax alert

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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
  • 2015 69th Tony Awards: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" and "Fun Home" win 5 awards
  • 2015 -8 41st G7 summit held in Schloss Elmau, Bavaria
  • 2016 Car bomb attack on a police bus in central Istanbul kills 11

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2017 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

49th US Vice President and Senator Kamala Harris
49th US Vice President and Senator
Kamala Harris
  • 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

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