On This Day

Events in History in June 1976

  • Jun 1 Great Britain and Iceland end the "cod war"
  • Jun 2 East Timor People's Assembly accepts annexation by Indonesia

Historic PublicationMagna Carta

Jun 3 US presented with oldest known copy of Magna Carta

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The Magna Carta, written in iron gall ink on parchment in medieval Latin
The Magna Carta, written in iron gall ink on parchment in medieval Latin
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  • Jun 5 Teton Dam in Idaho burst causing $1 billion damage (14 die)
  • Jun 5 After a suspected republican bombing kills 2 Protestant civilians in a pub, the Ulster Volunteer Force kill 5 civilians in a gun and bomb attack at the Chlorane Bar, North Ireland
  • Jun 6 "The Omen" premieres in the UK
  • Jun 10 49th National Spelling Bee: Tim Kneale wins spelling narcolepsy
  • Jun 11 Anti-apartheid advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza arrested in South Africa
  • Jun 11 Australian band AC/DC begin their 1st headline tour of Britain
  • Jun 13 Inge Helten runs female European record 100m (11.04)
  • Jun 14 "Gong Show" premieres on TV (syndication)
  • Jun 16 Students in Soweto, South Africa, march against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in Black secondary schools
  • Jun 17 Indonesia annexes Portuguese East-Timor
  • Jun 18 A Joseph William Turner watercolor auctioned for £340,000
  • Jun 19 US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth
  • Jun 20 Carol Fugate, Starkweather accomplice, is paroled

  • Jun 21 Berlinguers PCI wins election in Italy
  • Jun 23 CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens
  • Jun 23 The U.S. vetoes Angola’s application for membership of the United Nations Security
  • Jun 24 A Principal's office in Hlengisi Primary, Nyanga, outside Cape Town, South Africa, is burnt down; part of the broader resistance against the oppressive new Bantu Education policy of Afrikaans as a teaching medium in their schools
  • Jun 25 The Soweto Uprising in South Africa leaves 174 blacks and two whites dead following 10 days of rioting
  • Jun 25 "The Omen" premieres in the US
  • Jun 27 Air France Airbus hijacked in Germany to Uganda
  • Jun 27 Portuguese general Antonio Eanes elected president
  • Jun 27 In South Africa, the National President of the Black People's Convention, Kenneth Hlaku Rachidi, declares that riots in Soweto have lead to a new era of political consciousness
  • Jun 27 Air France A-300B Airbus hijacked from Athens arrives at Entebbe, Uganda; four hijackers members Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Bader-Meinhof Gang in Germany
  • Jun 28 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Jun 28 Three British mercenaries are sentenced to death for their part in the Angolan civil war
  • Jun 29 The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.
  • Jun 30 John Walker of NZ sets record for 2000 m, 4:51.4