Events in History on June 7

  • 555 Vigilius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1099 1st Crusaders arrive in Jerusalem
  • 1195 Earliest report of ball lightning in London by Benedictine monk Gervase of Christ Church Cathedral Priory, Canterbury, [1]
  • 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

Treaty 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

Historic Event

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

Victory in Battle

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

  • 1546 Peace of Andres Treaty ends the stalemated Italian War of 1542–1546 of France and the Ottoman Empire against the Holy Roman Empire and England, as well as England's dispute with Scotland and Ireland
  • 1557 England declares war on France

Historic Event

1614 2nd parliament of King James I, dissolves passing no legislation

Historic Event

1628 English King Charles I ratifies the Petition of Rights

Royal Coronation

1654 Louis XIV crowned King of France

  • 1665 Boston's First Baptist Church, one of the oldest Baptist churches in America, is founded [NS March 1]

Great Plague of London

1665 Great Plague of London: Samuel Pepys writes in his diary of houses marked with a red cross in London's Drury Lane, meaning somebody inside is infected with the plague and must be locked in for 40 days or until death

  • 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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

1769 American frontiersman Daniel Boone ascends Pilot Knob, setting sight on the fertile hunting grounds of what is now known as the Bluegrass Region of the State of Kentucky [exact date disputed]

United States Declaration of Independence

1776 Richard Lee (Virginia) moves Declaration of Independence in Continental Congress

  • 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

Historic Publication

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 General B. Butler orders William Mumford hanged after he removed and destroyed US flag on display over New Orleans Mint
  • 1862 Skirmish at Union Church, Virginia (Peninsular)
  • 1862 The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade

Battle of Interest

1863 Battle of Milliken's Bend, Lousisiana, Jefferson Davis' home burnt

  • 1863 Mexico City captured by French troops

Presidential Convention

1864 Abraham Lincoln renominated for US President by the Republican Party

  • 1866 1,800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they loot and plunder around Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec
  • 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).
  • 1887 Monotype type-casting machine patented by Tolbert Lanston, Washington, D.C.
  • 1892 Creole shoemaker Homer Plessy buys whites-only train ticket in New Orleans in act of civil disobedience - results in landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
  • 1892 Republican convention in Minneapolis begins

Historic Event

1893 Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience.

  • 1898 Social Democracy of America party holds 1st national convention, Chicago
  • 1900 Boer general Christian de Law occupies British rail depot at Roodewal
  • 1905 Norway dissolves union with Sweden (in effect since 1814)
  • 1906 Famous Cunard passenger liner Lusitania launches
  • 1909 Cleveland Industrial Exposition opens
  • 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

Historic Event

1916 Theodore Roosevelt declines nomination of the Progressive Party and throws his support behind Republican Charles Evans Hughes

  • 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.

Historic Event

1924 George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775' from Everest's summit

  • 1926 Swedish government of Ekman forms
  • 1929 Margaret Bondfield becomes 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour)
  • 1929 Vatican City becomes a sovereign state

Historic Event

1933 George Balanchine and Kurt Weills' ballet chanté "7 Deadly Sins" premieres in Paris

Historic Event

1936 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is convicted on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution

Very 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

  • 1938 1st play telecast with original Broadway cast, "Susan & God"
  • 1938 Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat 1st flown (Eddie Allen)

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

  • 1940 British/French troops evacuate Narvik

Historic Event

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

Victory in Battle

1942 Battle of Midway ends: Admiral Chester Nimitz wins 1st World War II naval defeat of Japan

  • 1942 Germany Army marches into Sebastopol, Russia
  • 1942 Japanese troops land on Attu, Aleutian Islands
  • 1942 USS Yorktown sinks near Midway Island
  • 1944 British forces attack Bréville in France during the Normandy invasion while other British forces attempt to encircle Caen
  • 1944 Canadian 50th Division occupies Bayeux during the Normandy invasion
  • 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
  • 1953 1st color network telecast in compatible color (Boston Massachusetts)
  • 1953 Mary Terrell wins struggle to end segregation in Washington, D.C. restaurants
  • 1954 1st microbiology laboratory dedicated (New Brunswick NJ)

Historic Event

1955 India Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visit USSR

  • 1956 Singapore government of Marshall resigns
  • 1958 Battles between Turkish & Greeks Cypriots break out
  • 1959 KLX-AM in Oakland California changes call letters to KEWB (now KNEW)

Historic Event

1962 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 31,580 m

  • 1965 Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits
  • 1965 Morocco King Hassan suspends constitution, grabs power
  • 1965 The Supreme Court of the United States decides on Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples
  • 1967 2 Moby Grape members arrested for contributing to deliquency of minors
  • 1967 Israel captures Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem, Jericho and Bethlehem
  • 1968 The body of assassinated US Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York
  • 1969 Washington Senators draft Jeff Burroughs #1
  • 1971 Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut space station
  • 1972 Hsan Hua, Zen teacher, conducted 1st ordination ceremony in America

Historic Event

1972 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel

  • 1977 Anita Bryant leads successful crusade against Miami gay rights law
  • 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
  • 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

Historic Event

1982 Hissène Habré's rebel army occupies N'djamena the capital of Chad

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 1991 Mount Pinatubo (Philippines) erupts for 1st time
  • 1992 NASA's Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) launches
  • 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 52nd Tony Awards: "The Lion King" and '"Art" win
  • 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
  • 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

Election of Interest

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

  • 2006 British Houses of Parliament temporarily shut down due to anthrax alert
  • 2008 Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland formed as second-largest European national park, combining Skaftafell and Jökulsárgljúfur parks and the Vatnajökull ice cap (World Heritage Site 2019) [1]

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 A bus falls into a ravine in La Paz, Bolivia, killing 16 and injuring 32 people
  • 2012 Credit rating agency Fitch downgrades Spain's credit rating to BBB in the wake of international bailout speculation
  • 2013 18 people are killed and 14 are injured after a bus plunges off a mountain road in Himachel Pradesh, India
  • 2013 42 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus catches fire in Xiamen, China
  • 2015 -8 41st G7 summit held in Schloss Elmau, Bavaria
  • 2015 69th Tony Awards: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" and "Fun Home" win 5 awards
  • 2016 Car bomb attack on a police bus in central Istanbul kills 11
  • 2017 Earliest-ever evidence of Homo Sapiens from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco unearthed by archaeologists published in "Nature", at 300,000 years old
  • 2017 Police warn bald men against attacks in Mozambique after 5 men murdered for the gold believed in their heads

Historic Event

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

  • 2018 Baltimore ex-police sergeant Wayne Earl Jenkins, head of a rogue police unit sentenced to 25 years for robbery and racketeering
  • 2018 Mars Curiosity Rover finds organic matter, including methane, on Mars in studies published in journal "Science"
  • 2019 More than four million Venezuelans have left their country since 2015 due to its economic crisis according to the UN
  • 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
  • 2020 US National Guard pulled out of Washington D.C. and curfew ends in New York as anti-racism protests stay largely peaceful
  • 2021 Auckland named world's most livable city (due to success with COVID) and Damascus named the worst by The Economist Intelligence Unit
  • 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]

Historic Event

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

  • 2022 New study reveals Shark Bay sea grass, off Western Australia, may be world's largest plant, covering 77 square miles of sea floor, having cloned itself for 4,500 years [1]
  • 2022 “For many countries, recession will be hard to avoid.” says World Bank President David Malpass, with prediction world growth in 2022 will slow to 2.9% (down from 5.7%) [1]