Today in History June

Today In History
30th June:

1758: Seven Years’ War: The Battle of Domstadtl takes place.

1794: Native American forces under Blue Jacket attack Fort Recovery.

1937: The world’s first emergency telephone number, 999, is introduced in London.

1972: The first leap second is added to the UTC time system.

1977: The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization disbands.

2013: Nineteen firefighters die controlling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona.

29th June:

1613: The Globe Theatre in London burns to the ground.

1915: The North Saskatchewan River flood of 1915 is the worst flood in Edmonton history.

1974: Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina.

1976: The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.

2007: Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.

2014: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant self-declared its caliphate in Syria and northern Iraq.

28th June:

1651: The Battle of Berestechko between Poland and Ukraine starts.

1797: French troops disembark in Corfu, beginning the French rule in the Ionian Islands.

1880: Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is captured at Glenrowan.

1904: The SS Norge runs aground and sinks.

1926: Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.

2001: Slobodan Miloševic is extradited to the ICTY in The Hague to stand trial.

27th June:

1759: General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.

1941: German troops capture the city of Białystok during Operation Barbarossa.

1950: The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.

1977: France grants independence to Djibouti.

2007: Tony Blair resigns as British Prime Minister, a position he had held since 1997.

2013: NASA launches the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, a space probe to observe the Sun.

26th June:

1522: Ottomans begin the second Siege of Rhodes.

1579: Livonian campaign of Stephen Báthory begins.

1848: End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.

2000: Pope John Paul II reveals the third secret of Fátima.

2006: Mari Alkatiri, the first Prime Minister of East Timor, resigns after weeks of political unrest.

2013: Riots in China’s Xinjiang region kill at least 36 people and injure 21 others.

25th June:

524: The Franks are defeated by the Burgundians in the Battle of Vézeronce.

1741: Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Hungary.

1913: American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.

1943: The left-wing German Jewish exile Arthur Goldstein murdered in Auschwitz.

1993: Kim Campbell is sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Canada.

2017: The World Health Organization estimates that Yemen has over 200,000 cases of cholera.

24th June:

1230: The Siege of Jaén started in the context of the Spanish Reconquista.

1509: Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are crowned King and Queen of England.

1571: Miguel López de Legazpi founds Manila, the capital of the Philippines.

1963: The United Kingdom grants Zanzibar internal self-government.

2004: In New York, capital punishment is declared unconstitutional.

2010: Julia Gillard assumes office as the first female Prime Minister of Australia.

23rd June:

1926: The College Board administers the first SAT exam.

1946: The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake strikes Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

2012: Ashton Eaton breaks the decathlon world record at the United States Olympic Trials.

2013: Nik Wallenda becomes the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope.

2014: The last of Syria’s declared chemical weapons are shipped out for destruction.

2016: The United Kingdom votes in a referendum to leave the European Union, by 52% to 48%.

22nd June:

1593: Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Ottomans.

1825: The British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America.

1870: The United States Department of Justice is created by the U.S. Congress.

1984: Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Gatwick Airport.

1990: Cold War: Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.

2012: Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo is removed from office by impeachment and succeeded by Federico Franco.

21st June:

1749: Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded.

1898: The United States captures Guam from Spain.

1930: One-year conscription comes into force in France.

2004: SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.

2006: Pluto’s newly discovered moons are officially named Nix and Hydra.

2009: Greenland assumes self-rule.

20th June:

1756: A British garrison is imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta.

1837: Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.

1943: The Detroit race riot breaks out and continues for three more days.

1959: A rare June hurricane strikes Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35.

1991: German Bundestag votes to move seat of government to Berlin.

2003: The Wikimedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida.

19th June:

1800: War of the Second Coalition Battle of Höchstädt results in a French victory over Austria.

1850: Princess Louise of the Netherlands marries Crown Prince Karl of Sweden–Norway.

1875: The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins.

1988: Pope John Paul II canonizes 117 Vietnamese Martyrs.

1991: The Soviet occupation of Hungary ends.

2007: The al-Khilani Mosque bombing in Baghdad leaves 78 people dead and another 218 injured.

18th June:

1908: The University of the Philippines is established.

1940: Appeal of 18 June by Charles de Gaulle.

1953: A United States Air Force C-124 crashes and burns near Tachikawa, Japan, killing 129.

2006: The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat-1 is launched.

2007: The Charleston Sofa Super Store fire happened in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine firefighters.

2018: An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes northern Osaka.

17th June:

1863: American Civil War: Battle of Aldie in the Gettysburg Campaign.

1898: The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established.

1910: Aurel Vlaicu pilots an A. Vlaicu nr. 1 on its first flight.

1944: Iceland declares independence from Denmark and becomes a republic.

1987: With the death of the last individual of the species, the dusky seaside sparrow becomes extinct.

2017: A series of wildfires in central Portugal kill at least 64 people and injure 204 others.

16th June:

1815: Battle of Ligny and Battle of Quatre Bras, two days before the Battle of Waterloo.

1925: The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the Soviet Union, Artek, is established.

1940: A Communist government is installed in Lithuania.

1997: Daïat Labguer (M’sila) massacre in Algeria: Fifty people die.

2010: Bhutan becomes the first country to institute a total ban on tobacco.

2016: Shanghai Disneyland Park, the first Disney Park in Mainland China opens to the public.

15th June:

1184: King Magnus V of Norway is killed at the Battle of Fimreite.

1300: The city of Bilbao is founded.

1808: Joseph Bonaparte becomes King of Spain.

1970: Charles Manson goes on trial for the Sharon Tate murders.

2012: Nik Wallenda becomes the first person to successfully tightrope walk directly over Niagara Falls.

2013: A bomb explodes on a bus in the Pakistani city of Quetta, killing at least 25 people and wounding 22 others.

14th June:

1777: The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States.

1872: Trade unions are legalized in Canada.

1940: World War II: The German occupation of Paris begins.

1951: UNIVAC I is dedicated by the U.S. Census Bureau.

2014: A Ukraine military Ilyushin Il-76 airlifter is shot down, killing all 49 people on board.

2017: London: A fire in a high-rise apartment building in North Kensington leaves at least 80 people dead and another 74 injured.

13th June:

1881: The USS Jeannette is crushed in an Arctic Ocean ice pack.

1886: A fire devastates much of Vancouver, British Columbia.

1952: Catalina affair: A Swedish Douglas DC-3 is shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 fighter.

1996: The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.

2002: The United States withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

2007: The Al Askari Mosque is bombed for a second time.

12th June:

1381: Peasants’ Revolt: In England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.

1653: First Anglo-Dutch War: The Battle of the Gabbard begins and lasts until June 13.

1798: Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battle of Ballynahinch.

1942: Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.

1997: Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London.

2009: A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide-ranging local and international protests.

11 June:

1509: Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.

1788: Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska.

1936: The London International Surrealist Exhibition opens.

1938: Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Wuhan starts.

2007: Mudslides in Chittagong, Bangladesh, kill 130 people.

2008: The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is launched into orbit.

10th June:

1329: The Battle of Pelekanon results in a Byzantine defeat by the Ottoman Empire.

1596: Willem Barents and Jacob van Heemskerk discover Bear Island.

1719: Jacobite risings: Battle of Glen Shiel.

1868: Mihailo Obrenović III, Prince of Serbia is assassinated.

1967: The Six-Day War ends: Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire.

2003: The Spirit rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission

9th June:

1534: Jacques Cartier is the first European to describe and map the Saint Lawrence River.

1798: Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battles of Arklow and Saintfield.

1863: American Civil War: Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia.

1979: The Ghost Train fire at Luna Park Sydney, Australia, kills seven.

2008: Two bombs explode at a train station near Algiers, Algeria, killing at least 13 people.

2009: An explosion kills 17 people and injures at least 46 at a hotel in Peshawar, Pakistan.

8th June:

1191: Richard I arrives in Acre, beginning his crusade.

1861: American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.

1949: George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.

1984: Homosexuality is declared legal in the Australian state of New South Wales.

2004: The first Venus Transit in well over a century takes place, the previous one being in 1882.

2008: At least seven people are killed and ten injured in a stabbing spree in Tokyo, Japan.

7th June:

1099: First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins.

1863: During the French intervention in Mexico, Mexico City is captured by French troops.

1942: World War II: The Battle of Midway ends in American victory.

1967: Six-Day War: Israeli soldiers enter Jerusalem.

1991: Mount Pinatubo erupts, generating an ash column 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) high.

2000: The United Nations defines the Blue Line as the border between Israel and Lebanon.

6th June:

1586: Francis Drake’s forces raid St. Augustine in Spanish Florida.

1674: Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire, is crowned.

1749: The Conspiracy of the Slaves in Malta is discovered.

1832: The June Rebellion in Paris is put down by the National Guard.

1919: The Republic of Prekmurje ends.

2001: Suzanne Schiffman, French screenwriter and director death (b. 1939)

5th June:

1257: Kraków, in Poland, receives city rights.

1625: The city of Breda surrenders to the Spanish tercios under general Ambrosio Spinola.

1817: The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.

1849: Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy by the signing of a new constitution.

1959: The first government of Singapore is sworn in.

2004: Noël Mamère, Mayor of Bordeaux, celebrates marriage for two men for the first time in France.

4th June:

1615: Siege of Osaka: Forces under Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan.

1792: Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for the Kingdom of Great Britain.

1912: Massachusetts becomes the first state of the United States to set a minimum wage.

1991: Lorenzo Insigne, Italian footballer was born.

1998: Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

2004: Steve Lacy, American saxophonist and composer’s death (b. 1934)

3rd June:

1658: Pope Alexander VII appoints François de Laval vicar apostolic in New France.

1736: Ignaz Fränzl, German violinist and composer was born (d. 1811)

1866: The Fenians are driven out of Fort Erie, Ontario back into the United States.

1940: World War II: The Luftwaffe bombs Paris.

2001: Anthony Quinn, Mexican-American actor and producer’s death (b. 1915)

2012: The pageant for the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II takes place on the River Thames.

2nd June:

1615: The first Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.

1835: P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.

1919: Anarchists simultaneously set off bombs in eight separate U.S. cities.

1964: The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is formed.[1]

1987: Angelo Mathews, Sri Lankan cricketer was born.

2001: Imogene Coca, American actress and comedian was died.(b. 1908)

1st June:

1495: A monk, John Cor, records the first known batch of Scotch whisky.

1533: Anne Boleyn is crowned Queen of England.

1679: The Scottish Covenanters defeat John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog.

1879: Napoléon Eugène, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed in the Anglo-Zulu War.

1962: Adolf Eichmann is hanged in Israel.

2001: Dolphinarium discotheque massacre: A Hamas suicide bomber kills 21 at a disco in Tel Aviv.

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