6th June, on this day

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.
1513 Battle of Novara. Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis de la Tremoille, forcing the French to abandon Milan. Duke Massimiliano Sforza is restored.
1523 Gustavus I becomes king of Sweden (Swedish National Day)
1636 American colonist Roger Williams, a puritan banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony, founds the colony of Providence on Rhode Island - an area with complete religious freedom
1639 Massachusetts grants 500 acres of land to erect a gunpowder mill
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.
1654 Charles X succeeds his abdicated cousin Queen Christina to the Swedish throne.
1683 World's first public museum, the Ashmolean, is opened by Elias Ashmole in Oxford. Exhibits include stuffed animals and a Dodo
1752 A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes
1808 Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte is crowned King of Spain.
1809 Sweden promulgates a new Constitution, which restores political power to the Riksdag of the Estates after 20 years of Enlightened absolutism.
1813 US invasion of Canada halted at Stoney Creek (Ont)
1816 10" snowfall in New England, the "year without a summer" (Krakatoa)
1832 The barricades fall and the Paris student uprisings of 1832 end.
1833 U.S. President Andrew Jackson becomes the first President to ride a train.
1844 Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) founded in London
1859 Australia: Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales (Queensland Day).
1862 Battle of Memphis - the city is surrendered
1882 Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay India) drowns 100,000
1882 Electric iron patented by Henry W. Seely, NYC
1889 Great Fire in Seattle destroys 25 downtown blocks
1890 United States Polo Association formed, NYC
1894 Governor Davis H. Waite orders the Colorado state militia to protect and support the miners engaged in the Cripple Creek miners' strike.
1896 George Samuelson leaves NY harbor to row across the Atlantic
1904 National Tuberculosis Association organized, Atlantic City, NJ
1911 Nicaragua signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)
1912 Eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. Second largest volcanic eruption in historic time.
1914 1st air flight out of the sight of land (Scotland to Norway)
1918 Battle of Belleau Wood, 1st US victory of WW I
1919 Republic of Prekmurje end.
1921 Southwark Bridge in London, is opened for traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.
1925 Walter Percy Chrysler founded Chrysler Corp (Iacocca was 8 months old)
1933 1st drive-in theatre opens (Camden, NJ)
1934 US Securities and Exchange Commission established
1936 Aviation gasoline 1st produced commercially Paulsboro, NJ
1936 In Britain, the opening of Gatwick Airport, south of London
1939 Adolf Hitler gives a public address to returning German volunteers who fought as Legion Kondor during the Spanish Civil War.
1941 1st navy vessel constructed as mine layer Terror launched
1942 1st nylon parachute jump (Hartford Ct-Adeline Gray)
1942 Japanese forces retreat, ending Battle of Midway
1942 Nazis burn village of Lidice Bohemia, as reprisal of killing Heydrich
1944 D- Day. The beginning of the Allied invasion of German-held Europe with troop landings on beaches in Normandy, France at dawn
1944 Theodore Roosevelt Jr receives congressional medal of honor
1946 Henry Morgan is 1st to take off shirt on TV
1949 First publication of George Orwell's prophetic novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four
1955 Bill Haley and Comets, "Rock Around the Clock" hits number 1
1960 Roy Orbison releases "Only the Lonely"
1962 Beatles meet their producer George Martin for the 1st time
Beatles record "Besame Mucho" with Peter Best on drums
1966 Activist James Meredith shot in Mississippi
1966 Claus Von Bulow and Martha (Sunny) Crawford wed
1966 James Meredith wounded by white sniper
1967 6 day war between Israel and Arab neighbors begin

1968 Senator Robert F. Kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night.
1971 Air West filght 706 collides with Navy Phantom jet over LA, 50 die
1971 Soyuz 11 takes 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 1 space station
1972 David Bowie releases "Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust"
1972 Explosion at world's largest coal mine kills 427 (Wankie Rhodesia)
1975 British voters decide to remain in Common Market
1975 Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam established
1977 Doobie Brothers sponser a Golf Classic and Concert for United Way
1979 200th running of horse's Derby in England
1980 Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe for Wimbeldon title
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.
1982 30,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon to drive out PLO
1982 Israel invades southern Lebanon, site of Palestinian guerrilla
1984 1,200 die in Sikh "Golden Temple" uprising India
1985 Body of Nazi criminal, Dr Josef Mengele located and exhumed
1985 Soyuz T-13 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
1986 Kathy Ormsby, a 21-year-old member of the NC State track
team jumps off a bridge permanently paralyzing herself
1988 Queen Elizabeth II strips champion jockey Lester Piggott of his OBE after he is jailed for tax evasion
1988 George Bush makes campaign promise to support reparations for WW II
Japanese-American internees (promise broken, May 1989)
1989 Funeral of Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini
1991 Dana Plato receives 6 yr suspended sentence for robbing a video store
1993 Mongolia holds its first direct presidential elections.
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.
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.

6th June 2006

Violent Baghdad deaths top 6,000

Bush encouraged by Iran response

Indonesia evacuates volcano area

6th June 2007

US rejects German G8 climate goal

Man tries to jump into popemobile

Serious diseases genes revealed

6th June 2008

Oil price soars as US woes mount

Deadly blasts hit Sri Lanka buses

Israeli minister threatens Iran

6th June 2009

Mexican nursery fire kills many

Peruvian police captives killed

Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes

6th June 2010

BP 'capturing half Gulf oil leak'

Terror charge for men held at JFK

Israel 'to reject international ship raid inquiry'

Birthdates which occurred on 6th June :

1436 Regiomontanus (Johannes Mller) prepares astronomical tables
1599 Diego Vel zquez Spain, painter (Rokeby Venus) (baptized)
1606 Pierre Corneille France, dramatist (Le Cid, Horace)
1755 Nathan Hale hanged patriot, had but one life to give for his country
1756 John Trumbull US painter (Declaration of Independence)
1799 Aleksandr Sergeyevich Russia, poet, founder of modern Russian Lit
1799 Alexandr Pushkin Russia, writer (Eugene Onegin) (5/26 OS)
1850 Karl F Braun codeveloped wireless telegraphy (Nobel 1909)
1868 Robert Falcon Scott leader of ill-fated south polar expedition
1872 Alexandra last Russian tsarina (1894-1918)
1875 Thomas Mann Germany, novelist (Magic Mountain-Nobel 1929)
1875 Walter Percy Chrysler found Chrysler Corp (1925)
1886 Paul Dudley White heart specialist
1890 Dorothy Heyward NYC, playwright (Porgy)
1896 Robert Sheriff playwright (Journey's End)
1898 Walter Abel actor St Paul Mn, actor (Suspicion, Dream Girl)
19-- Bryan Utman Hartford Ct, actor (7 Brides for 7 Brothers)
19-- David Duke SF Calif, actor (Beacon Hill, 79 Park Ave, Winds of War)
19-- Nicko McBrain rocker (Iron Maiden-Number of the Beast)
19-- Richard Paul LA Calif, actor (Carter Country, Hail to the Chief)
19-- Steve Val rock guitarist (Passion & Warfare)
19-- Tom Araya rock vocalist/bassist (Slayer-Die by the Sword)
1901 Sukarno Java, PM of Indonesia (1945-67)
1903 Aram Khachaturian Tiflis Georgia, Russia, musician/composer (Gayane)
1905 John Gart Russia, orch leader (Paul Winchell Show)
1907 Bill Dickey NY Yankee hall-of-fame catcher (1928-43), manager (1946)
1915 Vincent Persichetti Phila Pennsylvania, composer (Sibyl)
1917 Kirk Kerkorian CEO (MGM, UA)
1918 Richard Crane Newcastle Ind, actor (Surfside 6)
1926 Klaus Tennstedt Merseburg Germany, conductor (Fidelio)
1928 George Deukmejian Menands NY, (Gov-Cal)
1932 Billie Whitelaw Coventry England, actress (Omen, Adding Machine)
1932 David R Scott San Antonio Tx, Col USAF/astronaut (Gem 8, Apol 9, 15)
1933 Heinrich Rohrer Swiss physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986)
1934 Philippe Entremont France, pianist/conductor (Vienna Chamber Orch)
1935 Bobby Mitchell NFL running back, wide receiver (Browns, Redskins)
1935 Dalai Lama Tibet, spiritual leader of Tibet's Lamaistic Buddhists
1936 Levi Stubbs rocker (4 Tops-Same Old Song)
1939 Gary "US" Bonds [Anderson] singer/songwriter (New Orleans)
1939 Marian Wright-Edelman health care president (Childrens Defense Fund)
1942 Sandra Morgan US 4 X 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1956)
1946 Chelsea Brown Chicago Ill, comedienne (Laugh-in, Matt Lincoln)
1947 Marion Coakes England, equestrian show jumper (Olympic-silver-1968)
1949 Richard Lewis comedian/actor (Anything But Love) (or June 29)
1949 Robert Englund actor (Freddy Kreuger-Nightmare on Elm St, V)
1951 Dwight Twilley country singer (Twilley Don't Mind)
1954 Harvey Fierstein playwright (Torch Song Trilogy)
1955 Dana Carvey Missoula Montana, comedian (Church Lady-SNL)
1955 Sandra Bernhard comedian/actress bugs Letterman (King of Comedy)
1956 Bj”rn B”rg Sodertlage Sweden, tennis champ (Wimbeldon 1976-79)
1956 Marilyn Jones Pitts Pa, actress (Carey-King's Crossing)
1959 Amanda Pays actress (Max Headroom, Off Limits)
1960 Gary Graham actor (Money on the Side)
1961 Sydney Walsh actress (Mo-Hooperman)
1961 Terri Nunn Calif, singer (Berlin-You Take my Breathe Away)
1964 Dee C Lee [Diane Sealey], rocker (Style Council-You're Best Thing)
1964 Sherry J Traylor Mexico Missouri, Miss Missouri-America (1991)
1965 David Whyte rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
1967 Max Casella actor (Vinnie-Doogie Howser)
1969 Douglas Lee Mitchell Miles Mi, heavy metal artist (Southgang)
1975 Damon Pampolina rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)
1975 Staci Keanan [Anastasia Love Sagorsky], actress (Nicole-My 2 Dads)
1976 Lukas Hass actor (Lady in White)


Deaths which occurred on June 6th:
1862 Gen Turner Ashby is killed near Harrisonburg, VA
1956 Margaret Wycherly actress (Claudia), dies at 75
1961 Dr Carl Gustav Jung Swiss psychatrist, dies at 85
1962 Guinn Williams actor (Big Boy-Circus Boy), dies at 63
1965 Lester Matthews (Sir Dennis-Adv of Fu Manchu), dies at 64
1966 Claudette Orbison wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash
1967 Edward G Givens Jr astronaut, dies in an auto accident at 37
1968 Robert F Kennedy (Sen-D-NY), assassinated in LA by Sirhan Sirhan
1975 Larry Blyden actor (Joe & Mabel, What's My Line), dies at 49
1976 J Paul Getty oil magnate dies at 83 in London
1988 Ella Raines actress, dies of throat cancer at 67
1991 Larry Kert actor (Tony-West Side Story), dies from AIDS
1991 Stan Getz jazz saxophonist (Girl from Impanima), dies at 64
1991 Sylvia Porter economist/author, dies at 77

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