7th June, on this day

555 Vigilius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1099 The First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins.
1494 Spain and Portugal sign the Treaty of Tordesillas which divides the New World between the two countries.
1497 King Henry VII of England defeats the Cornish rebels led by Lord Audley at the Battle of Blackheath
1614 2nd parliment of King James I, disolves passing no legislation
1654 Louis XIV crowned king of France
1692 Porte Royale Jamaica slides into harbor after earthquake
1769 Daniel Boone begins exploring the Bluegrass State of Kentucky
1775 United Colonies change name to United States
1776 Richard Henry Lee presents the "Lee Resolution" to the Continental Congress. The motion is seconded by John Adams and leads to the United States Declaration of Independence.
1800 David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba.
1832 Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.
1860 1st US "dime novel" published: "Malaseka, The Indian Wife
of the White Hunter," by Mrs Ann Stevens
1862 Britain and the United States of America sign a treaty for the suppression of the slave trade
1863 Mexico City captured by French troops
1864 Abe Lincoln renominated for President by Republican Party
1866 Irish Fenians raid Pigeon Hill, Quebec
1878 In Britain, the Wigan Pier disaster kills 200
1880 War of the Pacific: The Battle of Arica, assault and capture of Morro de Arica (Arica Cape), that ended the Campaña del Desierto (Desert Campaign)
1887 Monotype type-casting machine patented by Tolbert Lanston, Wash DC
1893 Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience.
1896 G Harpo and F Samuelson leave NY to row the Atlantic (takes 54 days)
1898 Social Democracy of America party holds 1st national convention, Chic
1905 Norwegian Parliament (Storting) decides to separate from Sweden
1906 In Glasgow, Cunard launches the Lusitania - the world's fastest and largest liner
1909 Cleveland Industrial Exposition opens
1912 St Pius X encyclical "On the Indians of South America"
1912 US army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane
1917 Battle of Messines - Allied ammonal mines underneath German trenches in Mesen Ridge are detonated, killing 10,000 German troops.
1919 Sette giugno: Riot in Malta; four are killed.
1921 Opening of the first Parliament of Northern Ireland
1924 George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775' from Everest's summit
1929 Vatican City becomes a soverign state
1930 NY Times agrees to capitalize the n in "Negro"
1938 1st play telecast with original Broadway cast, "Susan and God"
1938 Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat 1st flown (Eddie Allen)
1939 King George VI of England becomes the first British monarch to visit the United States of America
1940 King Haakon VII of Norway, Crown Prince Olav and the Norwegian government leave Tromsø and go into exile in London.
1942 Publication of the first Superman comic
1942 End of the Battle of Midway in the Pacific with a victory for the United States against the Japanese
1942 Japanese soldiers occupy the American islands of Attu and Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska, as the Axis power continues to expand its defensive perimeter.
1944 Nazi Panzer SS troops murder 23 Canadian prisoners of war in Normandy.
1945 King Haakon VII of Norway returns with his family to Oslo after five years in exile.
1945 Premiere of Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes
1948 Edvard Beneš resigns as President of Czechoslovakia rather than signing a Constitution making his nation a Communist state.
1953 1st color network telecast in compatible color, Boston, Mass
1954 1st microbiology laboratory dedicated (New Brunswick NJ)
1955 "The $64,000 Question" premiers on CBS TV
1955 Eisenhower is the 1st President to appear on colour TV
1955 Lux Radio Theater signs off the air permanently. The show launched in New York in 1934, and featured radio adaptations of Broadway shows and popular films.
1963 1st Rolling Stones TV appearance (Thank Your Lucky Stars)
and release 1st single, "Come on"
1965 Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits
1966 In America, the Republican Pary nominates former actor Ronald Reagan as their candidate for the Governorship of California
1966 In America, the first coloured student to graduate from the University of Mississippi, James Meredith, is shot in the back and legs
1967 2 Moby Grape members arrested for contributing to deliquency of minors
1967 Six Day War: Israeli troops driving into Egyptian territory, reach the banks of the Suez Canal. Israel captures Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem
1968 Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Bobby Kennedy assassination
1968 The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York.
1969 Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special
1970 Jockey Willie Shoemaker passes Johnny Longden with his 6,033 win
1971 Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut
1972 German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel
1975 Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public.
1977 Anita Bryant leads successful crusade against Miami gay rights law
1977 In Britain, the official Silver Jubilee Day for Queen Elizabeth II who became Queen on the death of her father, George VI in 1952
1979 Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched
1979 Rocker Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion
1981 Israel destroys alleged Iraqi plutonium production facility
1982 President Reagan meets Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth
1982 Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.
1986 Madonna's "Live to Tell," single goes number 1
1987 Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport are transferred to The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
1989 A Surinam Airways DC-8 Super 62 crashes near Paramaribo Airport, Suriname, killing 168.
1989 23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires
1990 Michael Jackson hospitalized for chest pains
1991 Singer Jimmy Osmond weds Michelle Larson
1991 In Britain, Bill Morris becomes the first black trades union leader in the UK - being elected Secretary-General of the Transport and General Workers Union
1991 Mount Pinatubo explodes generating an ash column 7 km (4.5 miles) high.
1995 The long range Boeing 777 enters service with United Airlines
1998 James Byrd, Jr is dragged to death by Shawn Allen Berry, Lawrence Russel Brewer, and John William King in Jasper, Texas in a racially-motivated hate crime.
2001 Tony Blair's Labour Party wins another landslide victory in the General Election.
2006 British Houses of Parliament temporarily shut down due to anthrax alert.

7th June 2006

Europe 'aided US in CIA flights'

Global migrants reach 191 million

US troops killed in Afghan blast

7th June 2007

G8 leaders agree to climate deal

Kenya police shoot sect suspects

Students go on rampage in China

7th June 2008

Clinton to bow out of campaign

Oil hike sparks 'serious concern'

Aid groups pull back in Zimbabwe

7th June 2009

Deadly gun battle rocks Acapulco

Centre-right 'advance' in EU poll

High turnout in crucial Lebanon elections

7th June 2010

10 Afghanistan Nato losses

Israeli navy kills four off Gaza

Mexico 'mass grave' has 77 bodies

Birthdates which occurred on 7th June :

1502 Pope Gregory XIII introduced Gregorian calendar in 1582
1770 Earl of Liverpool (C) British PM (1812-27)
1778 George Bryan "Beau" Brummel London England, English dandy
1811 Sir James Young Simpson Scotland, obsterician (used chloroform)
1825 R.D. Blackmore author (Norie)
1843 Susan Elizabeth Blow US, pioneered kindergarten education
1848 Paul Gaugin [Eugene Henri], French post-impressionist painter
1896 Robert Mulliken US, chemist/physicist (Nobel 1966)
1896 Vivien Kellems TV hostess (The Power of Women)
1897 George Szell Budapest Hungary, conductor (Metropolitan 1942-45)
1899 Elizabeth Bowen Dublin, novelist (The Death of the Heart)
19-- Deanna Robbins actress (Young & Restless)
1909 Congressman Peter Rodino (D-NJ); chaired Watergate hearings
1909 Jessica Tandy London, actress (Birds, Cocoon, Batteries Not Included)
1909 Peter Rodino (Rep-D-NJ) chaired Watergate congressional council
1917 Dean Martin singer/comedian (partner for Jerry Lewis)
1917 Gwendolyn Brooks US poet (The Bean Eaters)
1922 Rocky Graziano boxer/entertainer (Pantomime Quiz, Martha Raye Show)
1924 Dolores Gray Chic Ill, singer/actress (Designing Woman, Kismet)
1926 Dick Williams Wall Lake Iowa, choral director (Andy Williams Show)
1929 John Turner Richmond England, (L) 17th Canadian PM (1984)
1931 Lang Jeffries Ontario Canada, actor (Skip-Rescue 8)
1937 Neeme J„rvi Tallinn Estonia, conductor (Estonia Opera 1971)
1940 Tom Jones Pontypridd Wales, singer (What's New Pussycat)
1941 Jaime Laredo Bolivia, violinist (Qn Elisabeth of Belgium prize 1959)
1943 Ken Osmond actor (Eddie Haskel-Leave it To Beaver)
1943 Nikki Giovanni poet (LHJ Woman of the Year 1973)
1944 Bill Rafferty Queens NY, comedian (Laugh-In, Real People)
1944 Clarence White guitarist (The Byrds-Turn! Turn! turn!)
1946 Bill Kreutzman drummer (Grateful Dead-Uncle John's Band)
1947 Thurman Munson NY Yankee (captain/catcher)
1954 Lui Passaglia Vancouver BC, CFL place kicker (B.C. Lions)
1955 Joey Scarbury Ontario Calif, singer (Greatest American Hero)
1958 Christopher Marcantel Smithtown NY, actor (Chip-Nurse, Loving)
1958 Prince [Rodgers Nelson], rocker/actor (1999, Purple Rain)
1962 Paddy McAloon rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
1971 Mark Wahlberg Mass, rapper


Deaths which occurred on June 7th:
1329 Robert Bruce leader of the Scots, dies at 53
1631 Mumtax Mahal wife of Shah Jahan of India, her tomb (Taj Mahal)
1862 William Mumford 1st US citizen hanged for treason
1957 Mrs Elizabeth S Kingsley double-Crostic puzzle creator, dies
1961 Robert Griffith producer of Pajama Game, dies
1963 Zasu Pitts actress (Wedding March, Life With Father), dies at 65
1965 Judy Holiday actress, dies at 42
1968 Dan Duryea actor (Pride of the Yankees), dies at 60
1984 George Givot actor (Versatile Vaudeville), dies at 81
1990 Barbara Baxley actress (Norma Rae), dies at 63 of a heart attack

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