This month in History

This month in History: June 2020

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General events not linked to a day

National Candy Month

National Dairy Month

National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month

National Iced Tea Month

National Papaya Month

First Friday in June: National Donut Day

1 June

National Hazelnut Cake Day

Donut Day

1935 Compulsory Driving Test is introduced for all drivers in England

1938 Superman Appears For The First Time in D.C. Comics

1967 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Released By The Beatles

1980 The first 24-hour news television station – CNN is launched in Atlanta, Georgia

2 June

National Rocky Road Day

National Rotisserie Chicken Day

1896 Radio Patented

1924 The Indian Citizenship Act is passed in Congress.

1953 Queen Elizabeth II is formally crowned as The Queen in England

3 June

National Chocolate Macaroon Day

National Egg Day

1937 Former King OF England King Edward VIII marries Wallis Warfield Simpson, the American divorcee

1965 First U.S. Space Walk

2008 GM / General Motors Closes Plants

4 June

National Cheese Day

Aesop’s Birthday

1896 First Ford built

1919 The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote , passed by Congress

1940 The evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk ends as German forces capture the beach.

1942 The Battle of Midway ( World War II ) Begins

1989 Tiananmen Square Protests Ended when Chinese Troops Kill Hundreds

5 June

National Ketchup / Catsup Day

Gingerbread Day (S.A)

Richard Scarry’s Birthday

World Environment Day

1783 First Hot Air Balloon Flight

1967 Six-Day War in the Middle East War begins when Israel launches simultaneous attacks against Egypt and Syria

1968 Senator Robert Kennedy Assassinated

6 June

National Gingerbread Day (U.S.A)

1933 The first drive in movie theater is opened in Camden, NJ

1944 World War II Operation Overlord / D-Day

1975 UK has it’s first nationwide referendum over continued membership of the European Economic Community.

1984Indian government sends army troops into the Golden Temple compound where they kill at least 500 Sikh rebels.

7 June

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

1494 Treaty of Tordesillas: Spain and Portugal divide the new world along a meridian 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde islands, off the west coast of Africa

1576 Martin Frobisher, English navigator, departed England in his quest to find a Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean. He reached Labrador and Baffin Island and also discovered the bay that was named after him

1628 English King Charles I, ratifies the Petition of Rights

1654 Louis XIV, crowned as French King

1832 the Reform Act of 1832 came into affect, the 1st of the British parliamentary bills that expanded the electorate for the House of Commons. Prime Minister Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, wrote it

1848 Paul Gauguin, French painter, was born

1893 MK Ghandi is forcibly removed from a white only train carriage

1905 James J Braddock, American boxer, was born

1909 Jessica Tandy, English American actress, was born (died 11 September 1994)

1917 Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet, was born. She wrote about everyday urban life of the African American people and was the first African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize in 1949

1917 Dean Martin, American singer and songwriter, was born

1929 Vatican City becomes a sovereign state

1940 Tom Jones, Welsh singer, was born

1942 Muammar Gaddaffi, Libyan leader for 42 years, was born (died 20 October 2011)

1952 Liam Neeson, Northern Irish American actor, was born

1953 Johnny Clegg, South African musician, was born

1954 Alan Turing, computer scientist, died of suspected cyanide poisoning. The Imitation Game was inspired by the work and influence he had in winning World War II

1958 Prince, American singer, songwriter, producer and musician, was born (died 21 April 2016)

1965 contraception by married couples were legalised in the US after a Supreme Court ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut

1970 EM Forster, British novelist, essayist and social & literary critic, died in Coventry, Warwickshire. England

1975 Allen Iverson, American basketball player, was born

1982 Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home in Tennessee, was opened to the public

1990 South African president, FW de Klerk, lifts the four year long state of emergency

2002 Department of Homeland Security Announced

2005 severed human leg drops off a SAA plane!!

8 June

National Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day

World Ocean’s Day

1191 Richard I joined the Third Crusade in Acre. He conquered Cyprus on his way there!

1504 Michelangelo’s David statue believed to be installed in the cathedral in Florence

1867 Franz Joseph was crowned king of Hungary

1867 Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, born

1916 Biophysicist Francis Crick was born. He received the Novel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1962 alongside James Dewey Watson and Maurice Wilkins

1933 Joan Rivers, American entertainer was born

1955 Sir Tim Berners-Lee, British scientist was born

1966 The National Football League and The American Football League announced their merger

1966 Julianna Margulies, American actress was born

1968 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Last Speech Before Assassinated

1970 Gabrielle Giffords, American politician was born

1977 Kanye West, rapper and American producer, born

1991 South African Airways received permission to fly over the bulge of Africa as negotiations to abolish apartheid, progress

1992 Agenda 21, a new UN body was approved. It was tasked with monitoring environmental treaties compliance

1997 The Cobra militia of former Republic of Congo president Denis Sassou-Nguesso, takes control of Brazzaville

1997 Bafana Bafana, the South African soccer team, beats Slovenia 1 – 0

1998 Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha suddenly died of a heart attack, opened the way for democracy

2002 Serena Williams defeated her sister Venus Williams in the final of the French Open, her first French Open title

2002 Bafana Bafana, the South African soccer team, beats Zambia 3 – 0

2004 Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian athlete, broke the 10000m world record in 26 minutes 20.32 seconds

9 June

National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day

1672 Peter the Great Born

1934 Donald Duck makes his first film appearance, in The Wise Little Hen, a short by Walt Disney.

1973 Secretariat horse racing’s first Triple Crown Winner

1983 Margaret Thatcher wins in a landslide victory in British General Elections

10 June

National Iced Tea Day (U.S.A.)

Ball Point Pen Patented

1940 Italy declares war on France and Great Britain

1967 Middle East Six Day War Ends

11 June

National German Chocolate Cake Day

E.T. Movie premiered

1770 Great Barrier Reef Discovered

1910 Jacque Cousteau’s Birthday

1944 The five Allied landing groups, made up of some 330,000 troops, converge in Normandy

1959 The “Hovercraft”, has it’s official launch at the Solent on the South Coast of England

1979 Film star John Wayne , also known as the “Duke,” died of cancer

2001 Timothy McVeigh executed by lethal injection for bombing Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City

2009 The World Health Organization declares H1N1 influenza strain, referred to as “swine flu”, as a global pandemic

2016 The Queen’s 90th Birthday

2016 Winnie the Pooh also turned 90!

12 June

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

International Falafel Day

1917 King Constantine I of Greece , abdicates his throne

1929 Anne Frank’s Birthday

1964 The leader of the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa, Nelson Mandela, is jailed for life for sabotage

1994 O.J. Simpson Police Car Chase following the murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson

13 June

Cupcake Lover’s Day

1865 William Butler Yeats Birthday (1865 – 1939)

1933 Great Depression Home Owners Refinancing Act passed in Congress

1944 Germany V1 rockets / Doodlebugs Crash On London

1966 Chief Justice Earl Warren delivers The Supreme Court landmark Miranda vs. Arizona decision, ( Miranda warning ).

1991 Boris Yeltsin wins first Russian elections for Russia’s first popularly-elected president

14 June

National Strawberry Shortcake Day

Flag Day

World Juggling Day

1940 German tanks rolled into Paris and took control of the city

1942 Anne Frank began her diary after she receives it for her 13th birthday

1954. President Eisenhower signed a bill to add the words “under God” to the United States Pledge of Allegiance

1954 Atomic Emergency Civil Defense Drill

1982 The Falkland Islands War ends when Argentina surrenders to Great Britain after a war lasting 6 weeks

15 June

National Lobster Day

1215 Magna Carta Signed

1752 Benjamin Franklin’s Kite Experiment

1904 The General Slocum, burst into flames on New York’s East River with the loss of over 1000 lives.

1935 New Deal Legislation Passes

16 June

National Fudge Day

Father’s Day

1967 Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival

1976 Youth Day, South Africa

1978 The Movie Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John opened

17 June

National Apple Strudel Day

National Cherry Tart Day

1885 The French gift to the United States “The Statue of Liberty” arrives in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.

1898 M.C.Escher’s Birthday

1930 President Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff bill which raised duties on imports into the U.S.A.

1972 5 men arrested for breaking into Watergate Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C.

1973 Secretariat horse racing’s first Triple Crown Winner

18 June

International Picnic Day

National Cheesemakers Day

1815 Napoleon defeated at Waterloo

1948 Columbia Records publicly unveiled its new long-playing phonograph record, the 33 1/3, in New York City

1976 Rioting in South Africa spreads throughout the country

1979 President Jimmy Carter and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev sign the Salt-II agreement

2000 Tiger Woods wins the 100th US Open at Pebble Beach, California winning by an unheard of 15 strokes

19 June

National Martini Day

1846 First Organized Baseball Game in New Jersey

1905 The world’s first nickelodeon opened

1923 Walls of lava one mile wide descend from Mount Etna towards the town of Lingauglossa in Italy and bury the town

1953 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing Prison.

1968 50,000 people participated in ” The Poor Peoples March ” organised by Martin Luther King Jr.

1978 Garfield’s Birthday

20 June

National Vanilla Milkshake Day

International Picnic Day

Bald Eagle Day

1893 A jury in New Bedford, Mass., found Lizzie Borden innocent of the ax murders of her father and stepmother.

1910 The First Father’s Day was celebrated for the first time in Spokane, Washington

1963 Hot Line Established Between US and Soviet Union

1975 The summer blockbuster movie “Jaws” is released

1977 Crude oil from North Alaska begins flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline to the port of Valdez, Alaska

21 June

National Peaches & Cream Day

1877 Ten members of the Irish Miners Group The “Molly Maguires” were hanged for murder,

2001 General Pervez Musharraf Takes Power in Pakistan

2003 JK Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” is released and becomes the fastest selling book ever.

22 June

National Chocolate Eclair Day

National Onion Ring Day

1937 Joe Louis wins the world heavyweight boxing title defeating Jim Braddock in an eighth-round knockout.

1941 Germany launches Operation Barbarossa the invasion of Russia,

1944 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the GI bill of Rights Bill

1970 President Nixon signed a bill to lower the voting age to 18 for all federal, state and local elections

23 June

National Pecan Sandy Day

1931 Wiley Post and his navigator, Harold Gatty, took off for a round the world flight in the single-engine airplane

1989 The movie Batman opened in theaters , starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson

1999 Landmark Tobacco Settlement agreed

2000 Fire at the Childers Palace Backpackers Hostel in Childers, Queensland, Australia has left 15 backpackers dead

24 June

National Pralines Day

U.F.O. Day

2010 Julia Gillard became Australia’s first female prime minister

1948 Soviets blockade West Berlin blocking off all land and water routes between West Germany and West Berlin.

25 June

National Strawberry Parfait Day

National Catfish Day

1876 Custer’s Last Stand during the Battle of the Little Bighorn

1903 George Orwell’s Birthday (1903-1950)

1929 Eric Carle’s Birthday

1943 Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower takes command as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe

1950 North Korea Attack South Korea starting the Korean War.

1967 The Beatles record “All You Need Is Love” in front of an international television audience

2002 The world’s largest lollipop was made. It was as tall as a Giraffe(15 feet tall) and about the weight of 23 full grown tigers and Cherry flavored.

26 June

National Chocolate Pudding Day

1498 Toothbrush Invented

1819 Bicycle Patented

1906 The first French Grand Prix the first race of it’s kind to be held anywhere was staged in Le Mans,

1945 50 nations sign the United Nations Charter, establishing the world body as a means of helping to stop another World War happening

1948 United States begins a massive airlift of food, water, and medicine to the citizens of West Berlin

1959 The St. Lawrence Seaway has it’s official opening

1963 President John F. Kennedy makes famous speech in front of the Berlin Wall when he declared to the crowd, “Ich bin ein Berliner”

2009 Michael Jackson ( the King of Pop ) dies

27 June

National Orange Blossom Day

1859 Happy Birthday Song

1880 Helen Keller Born

1944 Allied forces liberate Cherbourg as the first step to liberating France and the beginning of the end for World War II.

1967 The world’s first recorded Ebola virus epidemic

28 June

National Tapioca Day

National Insurance Day

– 2019 US dayUSA 2019

Paul Bunyan Day

1577 Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

1914 WWI Began

1919 Germany signs the Treaty of Versailles with the Allies, officially ending World War I.

1997 Mike Tyson bites Evander Holyfield’s Ear

29 June

National Almond Buttercrunch Day

Camera Day

1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act to create 41,000 miles of Interstate Highways

1995 US shuttle Atlantis delivered a relief crew of two cosmonauts to the Russian Mir space station

30 June

National Mai Tai Day

Meteor Day

1937 999 emergency service is started in London

1997 JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter book UK “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” released in the UK.

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