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Events and People Who Made History on June 6

11th Century

1002 - German king Henry II the Saint crowned

13th Century

1242 - 24 wagonloads of Talmudic books burned in Paris

14th Century

1391 - Inhabitants of Seville Spain massacres 5,000 Jews

16th Century

1513 - Battle at Novara: Habsburgers vs Valois
1520 - France and England sign treaty of Scotland
1523 - Gustavus I becomes king of Sweden (Swedish National Day)
1536 - Mexico begins it's inquisition

17th Century

1639 - Massachusetts grants 500 acres of land to erect a gunpowder mill
1654 - Queen Christina of Sweden resigns and converts to Catholicism
1660 - Denmark and Sweden signs peace treaty
1664 - New Amsterdam renamed New York City
1665 - Battle at Monte Carlo: English and Portuguese army beat Spain
1673 - France and Brandenburg sign peace treaty

18th Century

1716 - 1st slaves arrive in Louisiana
1744 - France and Prussia sign peace treaty
1752 - 3rd great fire in Moscow in 2 weeks; 1/3 of city destroyed
1772 - Haitian explorer Jean Baptiste-Pointe Dusable settles Chicago
1795 - Fire destroy 1/3 of Copenhagen; 18,000 injured
1797 - Napoleon forms Ligurische Republic

19th Century

1801 - Peace of Badajoz: Spain-Portugal
1809 - Sweden declares independence, constitutional monarchy established
1813 - U.S. invasion of Canada halted at Stoney Creek
1816 - 10" snowfall in New England, "year without a summer", from the eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia
1831 - 2nd national black convention, Philadelphia
1844 - Young Men's Christian Association, YMCA, forms in London
1850 - Levi Strauss made his 1st blue jeans
1861 - Lincoln's cabinet declares Union government will pay for expenses once states have mobilized volunteers
1862 - Battle of Memphis-city is surrendered
1862 - Battle of Port Royal, South Carolina, Port Royal Ferry
1862 - Skirmish at Harrisonburg, Pennsylvania
1863 - Battle of Milliken's Bend, LA and Williamsport, MD
1864 - Battle of Lake Chicot, AR, Dutch Bayou
1872 - Susan B Anthony is fined for trying to vote
1875 - Netherlands goes on the gold standard
1882 - Cyclone in Arabian Sea, Bombay, India, drowns 100,000
1882 - Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, New York City
1885 - 19th Belmont: Paul Duffy aboard Tyrant wins in 2:43
1885 - Opera "Lakme" is produced, Paris
1889 - Great Fire in Seattle destroys 25 downtown blocks
1890 - United States Polo Association forms, New York City
1896 - 21st Preakness: Henry Griffin aboard Margrave wins in 1:51
1896 - George Samuelson leaves New York harbor to row across Atlantic

20th Century

1904 - National Tuberculosis Association organized, Atlantic City, New Jersey
1905 - French Foreign minister Delcasse resigns on German request
1911 - Nicaragua signs treaty turning over customs to U.S., not ratified
1913 - Rabbit Maranville, is thrown out trying to steal home 3 times
1914 - 1st air flight out of sight of land, Scotland to Norway
1916 - Voters in East Cleveland approves women suffrage
1918 - Battle of Belleau Wood, 1st U.S. victory of WW I
1919 - Assent is given to an Act to amend the Canadian Currency Act, 1910
1919 - Finland declares war on bolsheviks
1920 - General Wrangel opens offensive against red Army
1924 - 28th U.S. Golf Open: Cyril Walker shoots a 297 at Oakland Hills CC Michigan
1925 - Walter Percy Chrysler founded Chrysler Corp, Iacocca is 8 months old
1926 - Egyptian government of Adly Pasha forms
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
1932 - Carlos Davila coup against President Juan Montero of Chile
1932 - Ijsselmeervogels soccer team forms in Spakenburg
1932 - U.S. Federal gas tax enacted
1933 - 1st drive-in theater opens, Camden, New Jersey
1933 - U.S. Employment Service created
1934 - Securities and Exchange Commission established
1934 - Yankee Myrl Hoag hits 6 singles in one 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
1937 - Phillies trailing 8-2 to St. Louis, forfeit game
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
1941 - 1st Navy vessel constructed as mine layer Terror launched
1941 - Giants use plastic batting helmets for 1st time
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
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
1945 - "Free People" premieres in Amsterdam
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
1947 - Treaty drawn for establishment of International Patent Institute
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
1950 - East Germany and Poland sign treaty about Oder-Neisse border
1954 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1955 - Bill Haley and Comets, "Rock Around the Clock" hits #1
1958 - Ozzie Virgil is 1st black to play as a Tiger
1958 - Premier Charles de Gaulle says Algeria will always be French
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
1962 - Beatles meet their producer George Martin for 1st time, they record "Besame Mucho" with Peter Best on drums
1964 - 96th Belmont: Manuel Ycaza aboard Quadrangle wins in 2:28.6
1964 - Beatles arrive in netherlands
1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Blue Grass Golf Invitational
1965 - Yankees Tom Tresh bangs 3 consecutive home runs beating White Sox 12-0
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
1967 - Israeli troops occupy Gaza
1968 - WKHA TV channel 35 in Hazard, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 - Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar
1970 - 102nd Belmont: John Rotz aboard High Echelon wins in 2:34
1971 - Air West filght 706 collides with Navy Phantom jet over LA, 50 die
1971 - "Ed Sullivan Show" last broadcasts on CBS-TV
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
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
1974 - 47th National Spelling Bee: Julie Ann Junkin wins spelling hydrophyte
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
1976 - 30th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2
1976 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic
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
1977 - Washington Post reports U.S. has developed neutron bomb
1978 - Proposition 13 cuts California property taxes 57 percent
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
1980 - Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe for Wimbledon title
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
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
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
1984 - 1,200 die in Sikh "Golden Temple" uprising India
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
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
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
1988 - 22nd Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis and Statler Brothers
1988 - 3 giant turtles found in Bronx sewage plant
1989 - Mets turn their 1st triple play in 7 years but lose to Cubs 8-4
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
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
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
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
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
1995 - 1st Blockbuster Entertainment 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

21st Century

2004 - Tony Awards, Avenue Q, I Am My Own Wife, Henry IV revival and Assassins revival won major awards
2005 - Apple Computer announces they will switch to Intel processors in 2006
2006 - Union of Islamic Courts takes over Mogadishu, Somalia


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