June 6 Events in History - June 6 Birthdays - June 6 Deaths



2014 Telecom company Vodafone reports that certain nations allow authorities direct access to citizen communications data without a warrant; the company is prohibited from revealing the names of these nations
2014 World leaders gather in France to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day; Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko and others concerning the need to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine
2013 After the death of Frank Lautenberg, Governor Chris Christie appoints Jeffrey Chiesa as U.S. Senator for New Jersey until a special election is held later this year
2013 North Korea restores the Red Cross link used for government-to-government communications with South Korea
2012 Ireland is struck by another earthquake off of the County Mayo coast
2012 A solar plane, called The Solar Impulse, lands in Morocco after completing the world's first intercontinental flight powered by the Sun
2012 In east London, archeologists find remains of the Curtain Theatre, which opened in 1577 and was where some of Shakespeare's plays were performed
2011 According to Bloomberg, Italian company Prada SpA is planning an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
2011 Testing is conducted to confirm whether the E. coli outbreak came from vegetable sprouts in the Uelzen, Germany
2010 Fighting over the past three days in Darfur, Sudan's western region, has killed 41 people
2006 Union of Islamic Courts takes over Mogadishu, Somalia
2005 Apple Computer announces they will switch to Intel processors in 2006
2004 Tony Awards, Avenue Q, I Am My Own Wife, Henry IV revival and Assassins revival won major awards
1998 68th French Womens Tennis:
1998 Tony Awards, Side Man, Death of a Salesman revival, Annie Get Your Gun revival and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown revival won major awards
1995 1st Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
1994 28th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson and Ray Stevens
1994 6.0 earthquake/avalanche destroys Toez Colombia, about 1000 killed
1994 Brian Lara scores 501 not out for Warwickshire vs Durham
1994 CD-councillor H Selhorst arrested for hard-drugs trade
1994 Cricketer Brian Lara hits record 501 not out/390 runs in 1 day
1994 Tupolev-154M crashes at Xian China, 160 killed
1994 Warwickshire score 4 for 810 declared against Durham
1993 47th Tony Awards: Angels in America and Kiss of the Spider Woman win
1993 63rd French Mens Tennis: S Bruguera beats Jim Courier (64 26 62 36 63)
1993 6th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
1993 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
1993 Punsalmaagiyn Otsjirbat recognized as president of Mongolia
1993 Ramiro de Leon Carpio elected President of Guatemala
1992 124th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard AP Indy wins in 2:26
1992 62nd French Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (62 36 10-8)
1992 Ben Vereen suffers injuries when hit by a car
1992 New York Met Eddie Murray sets RBI record by a switch hitter
1992 WLAF World Bowl 2: Sacramento beats Orlando 21-17, Montreal
1991 Albert Belle is shipped to minors for not running out a ground ball
1991 Dana Plato receives 6 yr suspended sentence for robbing a video store
1991 NBC announces Jay Leno will replace Johnny Carson on May 25, 1992
1991 Test Cricket debut of Graeme Hick, vs. West Indies at Headingley
1990 2nd International Rock Awards
1990 For 2nd time this season, Cecil Fielder belts 3 home runs in a game
1990 Stump Merrill replaces Bucky Dent as New York Yankee manager
1989 Mets turn their 1st triple play in 7 years but lose to Cubs 8-4
1988 22nd Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis and Statler Brothers
1988 3 giant turtles found in Bronx sewage plant
1987 119th Belmont: Craig Perret aboard Bet Twice wins in 2:28.2
1987 57th French Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats M Navratilova (64 46 86)
1987 New York Yankees play their 13,000th game
1986 Jurgen Schull sets world discus record, 74.07 m
1986 Kathy Ormsby, a 21-year-old member of North Carolina State track team jumps off a bridge permanently paralyzing herself
1985 55th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Navratilova (63 67 75)
1985 58th National Spelling Bee: Balu Natarajan wins spelling milieu
1985 Body of Nazi criminal, Dr. Josef Mengele located and exhumed
1985 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts "status" of Aruba
1985 Soyuz T-13 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
1984 1,200 die in Sikh "Golden Temple" uprising India
1983 17th Music City News Country Awards: Marty Robbins and Roy Acuff
1983 Bottle with note of June 9, 1910 found in Queensland
1983 Emmy 10th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 4th time
1983 Li Xiannian becomes president/Deng Xiaoping supreme commander of China PR
1983 Nicaragua expels 3 U.S. diplomats
1983 Twins draft pitcher Tim Belcher #1
1982 30,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon to drive out PLO
1982 36th Tony Awards: Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and Nine win
1982 52nd French Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats G Vilas (16 76 60 64)
1982 Bernard Glassman, installed as abbot of Zen Center of NY
1982 Joanne Carner wins LPGA McDonald 's Golf Classic
1981 113th Belmont: George Martens aboard Summing wins in 2:29
1981 51st French Womens Tennis: Hana Mandlikova beats Sylvia Hanika (62 64)
1981 Maya Yang Lin wins competition to design the Vietnam War Memorial
1980 Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe for Wimbledon title
1979 200th running of horse's Derby in England
1979 Royal Air force receives 1st F-16
1979 Willie Horton becomes 43rd player to hit 300 home runs in the majors
1978 Proposition 13 cuts California property taxes 57 percent
1977 Washington Post reports U.S. has developed neutron bomb
1977 Doobie Brothers sponsor a Golf Classic and Concert for United Way
1977 Joseph L Howze installed as bishop of Roman Catholic diocese (Miss)
1977 Supreme Court tosses out automatic death penalty laws
1976 30th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2
1976 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic
1975 British voters decide to remain in Common Market
1975 Nolan Ryan's bid for 2nd no-hitter broken in 6th inning
1975 Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam established
1974 47th National Spelling Bee: Julie Ann Junkin wins spelling hydrophyte
1972 David Bowie releases 'Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust'
1972 Explosion at world's largest coal mine kills 427 (Wankie Rhodesia)
1972 Gold hits record $60 an ounce in London
1972 U.S. bombs Haiphong, North-Vietnam; 1000s killed
1971 "Ed Sullivan Show" last broadcasts on CBS-TV
1971 Air West filght 706 collides with Navy Phantom jet over LA, 50 die
1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono unannounced appearance at Fillmore East in New York City
1971 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1971 Soyuz 11 takes 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 1 space station
1971 WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, Georgia (CBN) begins broadcasting
1971 Willie Mays hits record 22nd and last extra inning home run
1970 102nd Belmont: John Rotz aboard High Echelon wins in 2:34
1969 Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar
1968 WKHA TV channel 35 in Hazard, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 Israeli troops occupy Gaza
1966 Activist James Meredith wounded by white sniper in Mississippi
1966 Claus Von Bulow and Martha (Sunny) Crawford wed
1966 Gemini 9 completes 45 orbits after rendezvous with "angry alligator"
1966 NFL and AFL announce their merger
1966 Stokely Carmichael launches "Black Power" movement
1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Blue Grass Golf Invitational
1965 Yankees Tom Tresh bangs 3 consecutive home runs beating White Sox 12-0
1964 96th Belmont: Manuel Ycaza aboard Quadrangle wins in 2:28.6
1964 Beatles arrive in netherlands
1962 Beatles meet their producer George Martin for 1st time, they record "Besame Mucho" with Peter Best on drums
1960 Roy Orbison releases "Only the Lonely"
1960 South Africa police kills 11 Pondo's at Nqusa Hill
1960 Steve Allen Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1958 Ozzie Virgil is 1st black to play as a Tiger
1958 Premier Charles de Gaulle says Algeria will always be French
1955 Bill Haley and Comets, "Rock Around the Clock" hits #1
1954 Patty Berg wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1950 East Germany and Poland sign treaty about Oder-Neisse border
1949 "It Pays To Be Ignorant," game Show, debut on CBS-TV
1949 WKY (now KTVY) TV channel 4 in Oklahoma City, OK (NBC) 1st broadcast
1947 Treaty drawn for establishment of International Patent Institute
1946 11 Basketball of America Association teams meet to schedule 1st season
1946 Henry Morgan is 1st to take off shirt on TV
1946 Martin Kresses begins publishing "Eric the Viking" comic strip
1945 "Free People" premieres in Amsterdam
1944 Baseball cancels all games honoring D-Day invasion
1944 D-Day: 150,000 Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France
1944 Nazi troops executed 96 prisoners by firing squad
1944 Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. receives congressional medal of honor
1944 U-955, U-970, U-629, U-373 sink in Gulf of Biskaje
1942 1st nylon parachute jump, Hartford Ct-Adeline Gray
1942 74th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Shut Out wins in 2:29.2
1942 Japanese forces retreat, ending Battle of Midway
1942 Japanese troop land on Kiska, Aleutians
1941 1st Navy vessel constructed as mine layer Terror launched
1941 Giants use plastic batting helmets for 1st time
1939 New York Giants beat Reds 17-3, with 5 home runs in 4th inning
1939 New York supreme court justice J F Crater legally declared dead
1937 Phillies trailing 8-2 to St. Louis, forfeit game
1936 40th U.S. Golf Open: Tony Manero shoots a 282 at Baltusrol Golf Club New Jersey
1936 68th Belmont: James Stout aboard Granville wins in 2:30
1936 Aviation gasoline 1st produced commercially Paulsboro, New Jersey
1934 Securities and Exchange Commission established
1934 Yankee Myrl Hoag hits 6 singles in one game
1933 1st drive-in theater opens, Camden, New Jersey
1933 U.S. Employment Service created
1932 Carlos Davila coup against President Juan Montero of Chile
1932 Ijsselmeervogels soccer team forms in Spakenburg
1932 U.S. Federal gas tax enacted
1931 "There Ought To Be A Moonlight Saving Time" by Guy Lombardo hits #1
1931 Yankees turn triple-play but lose 7-5 to Indians
1926 Egyptian government of Adly Pasha forms
1925 Walter Percy Chrysler founded Chrysler Corp, Iacocca is 8 months old
1924 28th U.S. Golf Open: Cyril Walker shoots a 297 at Oakland Hills CC Michigan
1920 General Wrangel opens offensive against red Army
1919 Assent is given to an Act to amend the Canadian Currency Act, 1910
1919 Finland declares war on bolsheviks
1918 Battle of Belleau Wood, 1st U.S. victory of WW I
1916 Voters in East Cleveland approves women suffrage
1914 1st air flight out of sight of land, Scotland to Norway
1913 Rabbit Maranville, is thrown out trying to steal home 3 times
1911 Nicaragua signs treaty turning over customs to U.S., not ratified
1905 French Foreign minister Delcasse resigns on German request
1904 National Tuberculosis Association organized, Atlantic City, New Jersey
1896 21st Preakness: Henry Griffin aboard Margrave wins in 1:51
1896 George Samuelson leaves New York harbor to row across Atlantic
1890 United States Polo Association forms, New York City
1889 Great Fire in Seattle destroys 25 downtown blocks
1885 19th Belmont: Paul Duffy aboard Tyrant wins in 2:43
1885 Opera "Lakme" is produced, Paris
1882 Cyclone in Arabian Sea, Bombay, India, drowns 100,000
1882 Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, New York City
1875 Netherlands goes on the gold standard
1872 Susan B Anthony is fined for trying to vote
1864 Battle of Lake Chicot, AR, Dutch Bayou
1863 Battle of Milliken's Bend, LA and Williamsport, MD
1862 Battle of Memphis-city is surrendered
1862 Battle of Port Royal, South Carolina, Port Royal Ferry
1862 Skirmish at Harrisonburg, Pennsylvania
1861 Lincoln's cabinet declares Union government will pay for expenses once states have mobilized volunteers
1850 Levi Strauss made his 1st blue jeans
1844 Young Men's Christian Association, YMCA, forms in London
1831 2nd national black convention, Philadelphia
1816 10" snowfall in New England, "year without a summer", from the eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia
1813 U.S. invasion of Canada halted at Stoney Creek
1809 Sweden declares independence, constitutional monarchy established
1801 Peace of Badajoz: Spain-Portugal
1797 Napoleon forms Ligurische Republic
1795 Fire destroy 1/3 of Copenhagen; 18,000 injured
1772 Haitian explorer Jean Baptiste-Pointe Dusable settles Chicago
1752 3rd great fire in Moscow in 2 weeks; 1/3 of city destroyed
1744 France and Prussia sign peace treaty
1716 1st slaves arrive in Louisiana
1673 France and Brandenburg sign peace treaty
1665 Battle at Monte Carlo: English and Portuguese army beat Spain
1664 New Amsterdam renamed New York City
1660 Denmark and Sweden signs peace treaty
1654 Queen Christina of Sweden resigns and converts to Catholicism
1639 Massachusetts grants 500 acres of land to erect a gunpowder mill
1536 Mexico begins it's inquisition
1523 Gustavus I becomes king of Sweden (Swedish National Day)
1520 France and England sign treaty of Scotland
1513 Battle at Novara: Habsburgers vs Valois
1391 Inhabitants of Seville Spain massacres 5,000 Jews
1242 24 wagonloads of Talmudic books burned in Paris
1002 German king Henry II the Saint crowned











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