|Today In History|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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.
1987: Angelo Mathews, Sri Lankan cricketer was born.
2001: Imogene Coca, American actress and comedian was died.(b. 1908)
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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