June 7 Events in History - June 7 Birthdays - June 7 Deaths



2014 Petro Poroshenko is inaugurated as the new Ukrainian president; Poroshenko took a firm stand on keeping Ukraine united and suggested plans to ease tensions in the eastern part of the country, including an offer of amnesty for separatists
2014 Comedian Tracy Morgan is hospitalized in critical condition after his bus is hit by a speeding semi trailer; fellow comedian James McNair, known as Jimmy Mack, did not survive the collision
2013 Russia's President, Vladimir Putin and his wife appear on live television to announce they have divorced after thirty years of marriage
2013 According to a new study, breast milk boosts brain development by 30% compared to babies who are fed formula
2012 Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President of Argentina, announces she will switch her personal savings from the U.S. dollar to the Argentine peso
2012 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announces it will end talks with Iran; chief inspector Herman Nackaerts says there has been no progress
2011 Nintendo's new video game system, the Wii U is introduced; it has a touch-screen display designed as a bridge between portable and tablet-based games and console video games
2011 The U.S. state of Arizona has an enormous wildfire covering almost 500 square miles; it is not contained and is sending smoke across several other states
2010 German Chancellor Angela Merkel agrees to spread $80 million pounds in savings across four years with her coalition cabinet
2006 Terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is killed by U.S. forces in Iraq
1998 Tony Awards, Lion King, Caberet revival, Ragtime, and The Beauty Queen of Leenane won major awards
1997 129th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Touch Gold wins in 2:28.8
1997 67th French Womens Tennis: Iva Majoli beats Martina Hingis (64 62)
1997 Cosmos 2344 Proton-K Launch (Russia), Failed
1997 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep the Philadelphia Flyers
1996 Julia and Noah wed on "All My Children"
1994 A's outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,100th career base
1993 27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson and Vince Gill
1993 Cleveland breaks ground for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1993 Crickets Graham Gooch dismissed handled the ball vs. Australia, Old Trafford
1993 Prince celebrated his birthday by changing his name to a symbol
1992 "Small Family Business" closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 48 performances
1992 62nd French Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats Petr Korda (75 62 61)
1992 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1991 Singer Jimmy Osmond weds Michelle Larson
1990 Michael Jackson hospitalized for chest pains
1990 South Africa President F W de Klerk lifts 4 year of state of emergency
1989 23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires
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
1989 Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years
1989 1st Baseball game to start outdoors and end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, and beat Brewers 4-2
1988 Aluminum contaminates Cornish England's water supply
1987 41st Tony Awards: Fences and Les Miserables win
1987 57th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (75 62 36 76)
1987 Andy Van Slyke home runs off R. McDowell in both ends of double header
1987 Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1986 118th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Danzig Connect wins in 2:29.8
1986 56th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats M Navratilova (26 63 63)
1986 Air Supply guitarist Graham Russell weds Jodi Varble
1986 Madonna's "Live to Tell," single goes #1
1986 Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1
1983 Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out
1982 16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell
1982 Habres rebel army occupies capital of Chad, N'djamena
1982 Los Angeles Dodger Steve Garvey is 5th to play in 1,000 consecutive games
1982 New York Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell and Randy Myers
1982 President Reagan meets Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth
1982 Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game and goes 0-for-4
1981 35th Tony Awards: Amadeus and 42nd Street win
1981 51st French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats I. Lendl (61 46 62 36 61)
1981 Israeli F-15's and F-16's destroys Iraqi plutonium production facility
1981 Sandra Post wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Classic
1980 "Billy Bishop Goes to War" closes at Morosco New York City after 12 performances
1980 "Cars," by Gary Numan hits #9
1980 112th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Temperence Hill wins in 2:29.8
1980 50th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Vitas Gerulaitis (64 61 62)
1980 Jeff Norman runs world record 50k (2:48:06)
1980 John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg for U.S. Open
1980 Tommy John wins his 200th, 3-0 on a 2-hitter
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
1979 Rocker Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion
1978 32nd NBA Championship: Washington Bullets beat Sea Supersonics, 4 games to 3
1978 Emmy 5th Daytime Award presentation
1977 Anita Bryant leads successful crusade against Miami gay rights law
1977 White Sox draft Harold Baines #1
1976 NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor and David Brinkley, premieres
1975 "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," by John Denver hits #1
1975 Dennis Lillee takes 1st one-day 5WI, 5-34 vs. Pakistan World Cup
1975 Spain's Manuel Orantes wins U.S. Open, beating Jimmy Connors in 3 sets
1975 Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international, vs. WI Cricket World Cup
1974 Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1
1973 Rangers draft Texas high school pitcher David Clyde #1
1972 "Grease" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 3,388 performances
1972 German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel
1972 Hsan Hua, Zen teacher, conducted 1st ordination ceremony in America
1972 Pirate's Gene Alley bases-loaded walk, beats Padres 1-0 in 18th
1971 Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut
1970 22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young and Susan Hampshire
1970 Jockey Willie Shoemaker passes Johnny Longden with his 6,033 win
1970 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1970 The Who's "Tommy" is performed at New York's Lincoln Center
1969 "Johnny Cash Show," debuts on ABC-TV
1969 101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts and Letters wins in 2:28.8
1969 Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special
1969 Tommy James and Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
1969 Washington Senators draft Jeff Burroughs #1
1969 Supergroup Blind Faith's (Clapton, Windwood, Baker) 1st concert in Hyde Park, London
1968 Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Bobby Kennedy assassination
1967 2 Moby Grape members arrested for contributing to deliquency of minors
1967 Israel captures Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem, Jericho and Bethlehem
1967 New York Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1
1966 New York Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1
1965 Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits
1965 Morocco King Hassan suspends constitution, grabs power
1965 Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995
1965 Supreme Court rules 1879 Connecticut law ban of contraceptives unconstitutional
1964 Beatles travel canals of Amsterdam
1962 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 31,580 m
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1959 KLX-AM in Oakland California changes call letters to KEWB (now KNEW)
1958 90th Belmont: Pete Anderson aboard Cavan wins in 2:30.2
1958 Battles between Turkish and Greeks Cypriots break out
1957 Mickey Stewart holds 7 cricket catches for Surrey vs. Northants
1956 Singapore government of Marshall resigns
1955 "$64,000 Question" premieres on CBS TV
1955 1st President to appear on color TV, Eisenhower
1955 India premier Nehru visit U.S.S.R.
1954 1st microbiology laboratory dedicated, New Brunswick, New Jersey
1953 1st color network telecast in compatible color, Boston, Massachusetts
1953 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
1953 Mary Terrell wins struggle to end segregation in Washington D.C. restaurants
1953 WDAU (now WYOU) TV chan 22 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (CBS) begins
1952 "3 Wishes after Jamie" closes at Mark Hellinger New York City after 94 performances
1952 7th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 5-4
1952 84th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard One Count wins in 2:30.2
1948 Communist complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; President Bernes resigns
1948 KVP wins Dutch Second-Parliamentary election
1946 U.S. Supreme Court bans discrimination in interstate travel
1944 Achilles Veen soccer team forms in Veen
1944 Claus von Stauffenberg meets Hitler
1942 Battle of Midway ends: Admiral Nimitz wins 1st WW II naval defeat of Japan
1942 Germany Armys march into Sebastopol
1942 Japanese troops lands on Attu, Aleutian Islands
1941 45th U.S. Golf Open: Craig Wood shoots a 284 at Colonial Club Ft. Worth
1941 73rd Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway win in 2:31, triple crown
1940 British/French troops evacuate Narvik
1939 1st king and queen of England to visit U.S., George VI and Elizabeth
1938 1st play telecast with original Broadway cast, "Susan and God"
1938 Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat 1st flown, Eddie Allen
1933 Balanchine/Weills "7 Deadly Sins," premiers in Paris
1932 Pitcher John Quinn, 47, is oldest player to have an extra-base hit (a double) and bat in a run, as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 9-2
1930 62nd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:31.6
1929 Margaret Bondfield becomes 1st Dutch female minister (of Labor)
1929 Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
1926 Swedish government of Ekman forms
1924 56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8
1924 George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775' from Everest's summit
1916 Germany troop march into Fort Faux, Verdun
1912 St. Pius X encyclical "On Indians of South America"
1912 U.S. Army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane
1909 Cleveland Industrial Exposition opens
1906 Chicago Cubs score 11 in 1st inning, beating New York Giants 19-0
1906 Famous Cunard passenger liner Lusitania launches
1905 Norway dissolves union with Sweden, in effect since 1814
1900 Boer general Christian de Law occupiers British train depot Roodewal
1898 Social Democracy of America party holds 1st national convention, Chic
1896 G Harpo and F Samuelson leave New York to row the Atlantic (takes 54 days)
1892 John J Doyle of Clev Spiders is 1st to pinch hit in a baseball game
1892 Republican convention in Minneapolis begins
1887 Monotype type-casting machine patented by Tolbert Lanston, Washington D.C.
1881 15th Belmont: T Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:47
1873 7th Belmont: James Roe aboard Springbok wins in 3:01.75
1866 Irish Fenians raid Pigeon Hill, Quebec
1864 Abe Lincoln renominated for President by Republican Party
1863 Battle of Milliken's Bend, Louisiana - Jefferson Davis' home burnt
1863 Mexico City captured by French troops
1862 Skirmish at Union Church, Virginia (Peninsular)
1862 General B. Butler orders William Mumford hanged after he removed and destroyed U.S. flag on display over New Orleans Mint
1860 Workmen start laying track for Market Street Railroad, San Francisco
1860 1st U.S. "dime novel" published: "Malaseka, The Indian Wife of the White Hunter," by Mrs. Ann Stevens
1839 Hawaiian Declaration of Rights is signed
1798 Jews of Pesaro Italy fast commemorating murder of Jews
1788 Masses stone French government army at Grenoble
1780 Anti-Catholic riot in London, 100s die
1776 Richard Lee moves Declaration of Independence in Continental Congress
1775 United Colonies change name to United States
1769 Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky
1694 English invasion army under Thomas Talmash reaches Brest
1692 Earthquake in Porte Royale, Jamaica, kills 3,000
1672 Battle by Solebay: Dutch Admiral M de Ruyter beats French/English fleet
1654 Louis XIV crowned King of France
1628 English king Charles I accepts Petition of Rights
1614 2nd parliament of King James I, dissolves passing no legislation
1601 Louis Gunther of Nassau weds countess Anna Margaretha of Manderscheid
1557 England declares war on France
1546 England signs Peace of Andres with Scotland/Ireland
1527 Pope Clement VII surrenders to emperor Charles V's armies
1494 Treaty of Tordesillas, Spain and Portugal divide America
1413 King Ladislaw of Naples occupies Rome
1340 Rotterdam Netherlands founded
1099 1st Crusaders arrive in Jerusalem
555 Vigilius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
421 Eudocia A Athenais marries Oostromeins emperor Theodosius II











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