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    • June 6, 1436 Birthday - Regiomontanus (Johannes Mller) prepares astronomical tables

    • June 6, 1508 "Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year truce and cede several territories to Venice"

    • June 6, 1513 "Italian Wars: Battle of Novara. Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis de la Tremoille, forcing the French to abandon Milan. Duke Massimiliano Sforza is restored."

    • June 6, 1523 Gustavus I becomes king of Sweden (Swedish National Day)

    • June 6, 1599 "Birthday - Diego Vel zquez Spain, painter (Rokeby Venus) (baptized)"

    • June 6, 1606 "Birthday - Pierre Corneille France, dramatist (Le Cid, Horace)"

    • June 6, 1639 Massachusetts grants 500 acres of land to erect a gunpowder mill

    • June 6, 1644 the Qing Dynasty Manchu forces led by the Shunzhi Emperor capture Beijing during the collapse of the Ming Dynasty. The Manchus would rule China until 1912 when the Republic of China was established.

    • June 6, 1654 Charles X succeeds his abdicated cousin Queen Christina to the Swedish throne.

    • June 6, 1683 "The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university museum."

    • June 6, 1752 "A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes."

    • June 6, 1755 "Birthday - Nathan Hale hanged patriot, had but one life to give for his country"

    • June 6, 1756 Birthday - John Trumbull US painter (Declaration of Independence)

    • June 6, 1799 "American orator Patrick Henry (""Give me liberty or give me death!"") dies in Charlotte County, Virginia."

    • June 6, 1799 "Birthday - Aleksandr Sergeyevich Russia, poet, founder of modern Russian Lit"

    • June 6, 1799 "Birthday - Alexandr Pushkin Russia, writer (Eugene Onegin) (5/26 OS)"

    • June 6, 1808 "Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte is crowned King of Spain."

    • June 6, 1809 "Sweden promulgates a new Constitution, which restores political power to the Riksdag of the Estates after 20 years of Enlightened absolutism."

    • June 6, 1813 US invasion of Canada halted at Stoney Creek (Ont)

    • June 6, 1816 "10"" snowfall in New England, the ""year without a summer"" (Krakatoa)"

    • June 6, 1831 2nd national black convention (Phila)

    • June 6, 1832 The barricades fall and the Paris student uprisings of 1832 end.

    • June 6, 1841 UK hist First full census in Britain in which all names were recorded

    • June 6, 1844 The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.

    • June 6, 1844 Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) founded in London

    • June 6, 1850 Birthday - Karl F Braun codeveloped wireless telegraphy (Nobel 1909)

    • June 6, 1857 Sophia of Nassau marries the future King Oscar II of Sweden-Norway.

    • June 6, 1859 Australia: Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales (Queensland Day).

    • June 6, 1862 Battle of Memphis-the city is surrendered

    • June 6, 1862 "Death - Gen Turner Ashby is killed near Harrisonburg, VA"

    • June 6, 1868 Birthday - Robert Falcon Scott leader of ill-fated south polar expedition

    • June 6, 1872 Birthday - Alexandra last Russian tsarina (1894-1918)

    • June 6, 1875 "Birthday - Thomas Mann Germany, novelist (Magic Mountain-Nobel 1929)"

    • June 6, 1875 Birthday - Walter Percy Chrysler found Chrysler Corp (1925)

    • June 6, 1882 "Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay India) drowns 100,000"

    • June 6, 1882 "Electric iron patented by Henry W. Seely, NYC"

    • June 6, 1882 "More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed as a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbour."

    • June 6, 1882 "The Shewan forces of Menelik defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and their victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River."

    • June 6, 1886 Birthday - Paul Dudley White heart specialist

    • June 6, 1889 Great Fire in Seattle destroys 25 downtown blocks

    • June 6, 1889 "The Great Seattle Fire destroys the entirety of downtown Seattle, Washington."

    • June 6, 1890 "Birthday - Dorothy Heyward NYC, playwright (Porgy)"

    • June 6, 1894 Governor Davis H. Waite orders the Colorado state militia to protect and support the miners engaged in the Cripple Creek miners' strike.

    • June 6, 1896 Birthday - Robert Sheriff playwright (Journey's End)

    • June 6, 1896 George Samuelson leaves NY harbor to row across the Atlantic

    • June 6, 1898 "Birthday - Walter Abel actor St Paul Mn, actor (Suspicion, Dream Girl)"

    • June 6, 1901 "Birthday - Sukarno Java, PM of Indonesia (1945-67)"

    • June 6, 1903 "Birthday - Aram Khachaturian Tiflis Georgia, Russia, musician/composer (Gayane)"

    • June 6, 1904 "National Tuberculosis Association organized, Atlantic City, NJ"

    • June 6, 1905 "Birthday - John Gart Russia, orch leader (Paul Winchell Show)"

    • June 6, 1906 Paris Mtro Line 5 is inaugurated with a first section from Place d'Italie to the Gare d'Orlans (today known as Gare d'Austerlitz).

    • June 6, 1907 "Birthday - Bill Dickey NY Yankee hall-of-fame catcher (1928-43), manager (1946)"

    • June 6, 1911 Nicaragua signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)

    • June 6, 1912 Eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. Second largest volcanic eruption in historic time.

    • June 6, 1913 "Rabbit Maranville, was thrown out trying to steal home 3 times"

    • June 6, 1915 "Birthday - Vincent Persichetti Phila Pennsylvania, composer (Sibyl)"

    • June 6, 1917 "Birthday - Kirk Kerkorian CEO (MGM, UA)"

    • June 6, 1918 Battle of Belleau Wood begins .

    • June 6, 1918 "Birthday - Richard Crane Newcastle Ind, actor (Surfside 6)"

    • June 6, 1921 "Southwark Bridge in London, is opened for traffic by King George V and Queen Mary"

    • June 6, 1925 The Chrysler Corporation is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler.

    • June 6, 1926 "Birthday - Klaus Tennstedt Merseburg Germany, conductor (Fidelio)"

    • June 6, 1928 "Birthday - George Deukmejian Menands NY, (Gov-Cal)"

    • June 6, 1932 "Birthday - Billie Whitelaw Coventry England, actress (Omen, Adding Machine)"

    • June 6, 1932 "Birthday - David R Scott San Antonio Tx, Col USAF/astronaut (Gem 8, Apol 9, 15)"

    • June 6, 1932 "The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per US gallon (1/4 /L) sold."

    • June 6, 1933 Birthday - Heinrich Rohrer Swiss physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986)

    • June 6, 1933 "The first drive-in theater opens, in Camden, New Jersey, United States."

    • June 6, 1933 US Employment Service created

    • June 6, 1934 "Birthday - Philippe Entremont France, pianist/conductor (Vienna Chamber Orch)"

    • June 6, 1934 "New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Act of 1933 into law, establishing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Judge Joseph Crater was declared dead in absentia"

    • June 6, 1934 Securities & Exchange Commission established

    • June 6, 1934 The Securities and Exchange Commission is established.

    • June 6, 1935 "Birthday - Bobby Mitchell NFL running back, wide receiver (Browns, Redskins)"

    • June 6, 1935 "Birthday - Dalai Lama Tibet, spiritual leader of Tibet's Lamaistic Buddhists"

    • June 6, 1936 Aviation gasoline first produced commercially Paulsboro NJ

    • June 6, 1936 Birthday - Levi Stubbs rocker (4 Tops-Same Old Song)

    • June 6, 1939 "Birthday - Gary ""US"" Bonds [Anderson] singer/songwriter (New Orleans)"

    • June 6, 1939 Birthday - Marian Wright-Edelman health care president (Childrens Defense Fund)

    • June 6, 1939 German dictator Adolf Hitler gives a public address to returning German volunteers who fought as Legion Kondor during the Spanish Civil War.

    • June 6, 1940 "HMS WRESTLER, damaged off Normandy beaches, northern France in English Channel by German mine."

    • June 6, 1941 The first US navy vessel constructed as mine layer Terror launched

    • June 6, 1942 Birthday - Sandra Morgan US 4 X 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1956)

    • June 6, 1942 "Japanese forces retreat, ending Battle of Midway"

    • June 6, 1942 "Nazis burn village of Lidice Bohemia, as reprisal of killing Heydrich"

    • June 6, 1942 The first nylon parachute jump (Hartford Ct-Adeline Gray)

    • June 6, 1944 "Allied forces (150,000) storm the Normandy, France beaches during the ""D-Day"" invasion of Europe in World War II."

    • June 6, 1944 "General Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) led the Allied Invasion of Normandy on D-Day. 2.9 million Allied troops, 15,000 planes, and 5000 ships were mobilized in crossing the English Channel to land on the beaches of Normandy. Paris was liberated from German rule on August 25 and Brussels on September 2."

    • June 6, 1944 "Hanna Senesz, a Jewish girl originally from Hungary, who had immigrated to Palestine, parachutes behind German lines to connect with Hungarian and Slovak resistance fighters. Caught on the Hungarian border, she dies knowing that her mission has given strength to those suffering in the camps."

    • June 6, 1944 Theodore Roosevelt Jr receives congressional medal of honor

    • June 6, 1946 "Birthday - Chelsea Brown Chicago Ill, comedienne (Laugh-in, Matt Lincoln)"

    • June 6, 1946 Henry Morgan is first to take off shirt on TV

    • June 6, 1946 The Basketball Association of America is formed in New York City.

    • June 6, 1947 "Birthday - Marion Coakes England, equestrian show jumper (Olympic-silver-1968)"

    • June 6, 1949 Birthday - Richard Lewis comedian/actor (Anything But Love) (or June 29)

    • June 6, 1949 "Birthday - Robert Englund actor (Freddy Kreuger-Nightmare on Elm St, V)"

    • June 6, 1950 Turkey: The Adhan in Arabic is legalized.

    • June 6, 1951 Birthday - Dwight Twilley country singer (Twilley Don't Mind)

    • June 6, 1954 Birthday - Harvey Fierstein playwright (Torch Song Trilogy)

    • June 6, 1955 "Bill Haley & Comets, ""Rock Around the Clock"" hits #1"

    • June 6, 1955 "Birthday - Dana Carvey Missoula Montana, comedian (Church Lady-SNL)"

    • June 6, 1955 Birthday - Sandra Bernhard comedian/actress bugs Letterman (King of Comedy)

    • June 6, 1956 "Birthday - Bjrn Brg Sodertlage Sweden, tennis champ (Wimbeldon 1976-79)"

    • June 6, 1956 "Birthday - Marilyn Jones Pitts Pa, actress (Carey-King's Crossing)"

    • June 6, 1956 "David Marshall, Singapore's first Chief Minister, resigns."

    • June 6, 1956 "Death - Margaret Wycherly actress (Claudia), dies at 75"

    • June 6, 1959 "Birthday - Amanda Pays actress (Max Headroom, Off Limits)"

    • June 6, 1960 Birthday - Gary Graham actor (Money on the Side)

    • June 6, 1960 "Roy Orbison releases ""Only the Lonely"""

    • June 6, 1961 Birthday - Sydney Walsh actress (Mo-Hooperman)

    • June 6, 1961 "Birthday - Terri Nunn Calif, singer (Berlin-You Take my Breathe Away)"

    • June 6, 1961 "Death - Dr Carl Gustav Jung Swiss psychatrist, dies at 85"

    • June 6, 1962 "Beatles meet their producer George Martin for the first time Beatles record ""Besame Mucho"" with Peter Best on drums"

    • June 6, 1962 "Death - Guinn Williams actor (Big Boy-Circus Boy), dies at 63"

    • June 6, 1964 "Birthday - Dee C Lee [Diane Sealey], rocker (Style Council-You're Best Thing)"

    • June 6, 1964 "Birthday - Sherry J Traylor Mexico Missouri, Miss Missouri-America (1991)"

    • June 6, 1964 "Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume."

    • June 6, 1965 6 RAR official birthday

    • June 6, 1965 Birthday - David Whyte rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)

    • June 6, 1965 "Death - Lester Matthews (Sir Dennis-Adv of Fu Manchu), dies at 64"

    • June 6, 1966 "Death - Claudette Orbison wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash"

    • June 6, 1966 "James Meredith, civil rights activist, is shot while trying to march across Mississippi."

    • June 6, 1967 6 day war between Israel & Arab neighbors begin

    • June 6, 1967 Birthday - Max Casella actor (Vinnie-Doogie Howser)

    • June 6, 1967 "Death - Edward G Givens Jr astronaut, dies in an auto accident at 37"

    • June 6, 1968 "Death - Robert F Kennedy (Sen-D-NY), assassinated in LA by Sirhan Sirhan"

    • June 6, 1968 "Don Drysdale, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher throws record sixth consecutive complete game shutout, a major league record."

    • June 6, 1969 "Battle of Binh Ba, Vietnam"

    • June 6, 1969 "Birthday - Douglas Lee Mitchell Miles Mi, heavy metal artist (Southgang)"

    • June 6, 1969 The first Internet connection was created when network control protocol packets were sent from the data port of one IMP to another

    • June 6, 1970 Number one hit on UK music charts - Christie - Yellow River

    • June 6, 1970 The Black Watch of Canada regiment is retired from battle order(more history gone)

    • June 6, 1971 "A midair collision between a Hughes Airwest Douglas DC-9 jetliner and a U.S. Marine Corps McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II jet fighter near Duarte, California claims 50 lives."

    • June 6, 1971 "Air West filght 706 collides with Navy Phantom jet over LA, 50 die"

    • June 6, 1971 Soyuz 11 takes 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 1 space station

    • June 6, 1972 Explosion at world's largest coal mine kills 427 (Wankie Rhodesia)

    • June 6, 1972 Gold hits record $60 an ounce in London

    • June 6, 1973 "Canada bans US oil tankers from Canadian waters to reach planned oil refinery at Eastport, Maine."

    • June 6, 1974 A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.

    • June 6, 1975 "Birthday - Damon Pampolina rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)"

    • June 6, 1975 "Birthday - Staci Keanan [Anastasia Love Sagorsky], actress (Nicole-My 2 Dads)"

    • June 6, 1975 British voters decide to remain in Common Market

    • June 6, 1975 "Death - Larry Blyden actor (Joe & Mabel, What's My Line), dies at 49"

    • June 6, 1975 Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam established

    • June 6, 1976 Birthday - Lukas Hass actor (Lady in White)

    • June 6, 1976 Death - J Paul Getty oil magnate dies at 83 in London

    • June 6, 1977 Supreme Court tossed out automatic death penalty laws

    • June 6, 1978 "California voters overwhelmingly approve Proposition 13, an initiative calling for major property tax cuts, 57%."

    • June 6, 1980 Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe for Wimbeldon title

    • June 6, 1981 "A passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the actual figure is closer to 1,000 killed."

    • June 6, 1982 "1982 Lebanon War begins: Forces under Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon invade southern Lebanon in their ""Operation Peace for the Galilee,"" eventually reaching as far north as the capital Beirut."

    • June 6, 1984 "1,200 die in Sikh ""Golden Temple"" uprising India"

    • June 6, 1984 "The Indian Army attacks the Golden Temple in Amritsar in an effort to flush out terrorists, following an order from Indira Gandhi. Official casualties are 576 combatants killed and 335 wounded; independent observers estimate that thousands of unarmed Sikh civilians are also killed in the crossfire."

    • June 6, 1985 "Body of Nazi criminal, Dr Josef Mengele located & exhumed"

    • June 6, 1985 "Brazilian authorities exhume the body later identified as Dr. Josef Mengele, the one responsible for many of the Nazi Holocaust atrocities during World War II."

    • June 6, 1985 Chris Evert wins a grand slam title for 13th straight year (French)

    • June 6, 1985 Soyuz T-13 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station

    • June 6, 1985 "The grave of ""Wolfgang Gerhard"" is exhumed in Embu, Brazil; the remains found are later proven to be those of Josef Mengele, Auschwitz's ""Angel of Death"". Mengele is thought to have drowned while swimming in February 1979."

    • June 6, 1986 "Kathy Ormsby, a 21-year-old member of the NC State track team jumps off a bridge permanently paralyzing herself"

    • June 6, 1987 Number one hit on UK music charts - Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)

    • June 6, 1988 "Death - Ella Raines actress, dies of throat cancer at 67"

    • June 6, 1988 "George Bush makes campaign promise to support reparations for WW II Japanese-American internees (promise broken, May 1989)"

    • June 6, 1990 "U.S. District court judge Jose Gonzales rules that the rap album As Nasty As They Wanna Be by the 2 Live Crew violates Florida's obscenity law; he declares that the predominant subject matter of the record is ""directed to the 'dirty' thoughts and the loins, not to the intellect and the mind."""

    • June 6, 1991 Dana Plato receives 6 yr suspended sentence for robbing a video store

    • June 6, 1991 "Death - Larry Kert actor (Tony-West Side Story), dies from AIDS"

    • June 6, 1991 "Death - Stan Getz jazz saxophonist (Girl from Impanima), dies at 64"

    • June 6, 1991 "Death - Sylvia Porter economist/author, dies at 77"

    • June 6, 1991 "The Canadian Supreme Court rules 6-1 that public servants can work on election campaigns; except for top bureaucrats, who must remain neutral."

    • June 6, 1993 Mongolia holds its first direct presidential elections.

    • June 6, 1994 "A Chinese passenger jet crashes, killing all 160 people on board."

    • June 6, 1994 "In Colombia a 6.7 quake results in at least 295 people killed, 500 missing, 13,000 homeless and severe damage caused to houses, highways and bridges by the earthquake and ensuing landslides"

    • June 6, 1999 "At the Putim maximum security prison in Brazil, 345 prisoners run from the main gate in the largest jailbreak in Brazilian history, marking the 10th escape for the three-year-old facility. In the ensuing manhunt, two fugitives are killed and five innocent bystanders are accidentally jailed."

    • June 6, 1999 "Central Manitoba Railway, a subsidiary of Cando Contracting, takes over the operation of the former CN Carman sub. from m. 0.13 to m. 50.50."

    • June 6, 2002 "Eastern Mediterranean Event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 metres diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The resulting explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb."

    • June 6, 2004 "Tamil was established as a Classical language by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament."

    • June 6, 2005 the United States Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.

    • June 6, 2010 "UAE lays claim to world's furthest leaning tower. The Capital Gate building in the desert kingdom's capital, Abu Dhabi, has been certified by Guinness World Records as the ""World's Furthest Leaning Man-made Tower."" How far does it lean? Nearly five times farther than the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. But unlike the tower in Pisa, the Capital Gate building has been deliberately engineered to slant."







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