This Day in History - June
Historical events in the month of June, by day:
June 1, 1533 - Anne Boyln is crowned Queen of England.
June 1, 1813 - The term "Don't give up the ship!' is coined by Captain James Lawrence, U.S. Chesapeake.
June 1, 1843 - Snow falls in Buffalo and Rochester, NY, Cleveland, Ohio and other places.
June 1, 1927 - Peace Bridge between the United States and Canada opens.
June 1, 1938 - Superman Comic is published.
June 1, 1971 - Ed Sullivan's final show.
June 2, 1692 - Salem Witch Trials begin.
June 2, 1835 - PT Barnum's circus begins first tour of U.S.
June 2, 1886 - Grover Cleveland is married while in serving as U.S. president.
June 2, 1924 - Congress grants U.S. citizenship to people of American Indian descent.
June 2, 2004 - Ken Jennings begins his 74 day winning streak on television game show Jeopardy.
June 3, 1539 - Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain.
June 3, 1946 - The first bikini bathing suit is displayed (in Paris, France).
June 3, 1964 - The Rolling Stones begin their first US tour.
June 3, 1969 - The last episode of the original Star Trek television series airs on NBC.
June 3, 1989 - Tiananmen Massacre, Chinese troops shoot pro-democracy protestors.
June 4, 780 B.C. - China becomes the first to record a solar eclipse.
June 4, 1070 - Roquefort cheese is first made in a cave in Roquefort, France.
June 4, 1942 - WWII Battle of Midway begins. It lasts from June 4-7.
June 4, 1973 - A patent for the ATM is granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain.
June 4, 1987 - After winning 122 straight races, hurdler Edwin Moses' winning streak is broken.
June 5, 1861 - Harriet Beecher Stoewe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is published.
June 5, 1968 - Bobby Kennedy is assassinated.
June 6, 1844 - The YMCA is founded in London, England.
June 6, 1925 - Chrysler Corporation is founded.
June 6, 1933 - The first drive-in theater opened in Camden, New Jersey.
June 6, 1944 - WWII D-Day. Allied forces successfully landed in Normandy, France.
June 6, 1946 - Henry Morgan is the first to take his shirt off on television.
June 6, 1998 - "Sex and the City" television show premieres
June 7, 1775 - The United Colonies makes a name change and becomes The United States.
June 7, 1892 - George T. Sampson of Dayton Ohio patents the first clothes dryer, using a rack and heat from a stove.
June 7, 1893 - Mahatma Gandhi performs his first of many acts of civil disobedience.
June 7, 1192 - U.S. army tests the first use of a machine gun mounted on an airplane.
June 8, 452 - Italy is invaded by Attila the Hun.
June 8, 1872 - Congress approves the penny post card.
June 8, 1942 - Bing Crosby records "Silent Night".
June 8, 1948 - "The Milton Berle Show" premieres on NBC TV.
June 8, 1966 - NFL and AFL announce plan to become NFC and AFC in one league, beginning in 1970.
June 9, 1898 - China lease Hong Kong to the United Kingdom for 99 years.
June 9, 1898 - Brinks unveils the first armored security van.
June 9, 1931 - Robert Goddard patents the first rocket powered airplane.
June 9, 1934 -Disney's Donald Duck makes his debut.
June 10, 1610 - Dutch colonists settle on Manhattan Island
June 10, 1692 - Bridget Bishop is the first woman to be convicted and hung at Salem witch trials.
June 10, 1752 - Benjamin Franklin flies a kite in a lightening storm and discovers electricity.
June 10, 1735 - Alcoholics Anonymous was founded.
June 10, 1933 - John Dillinger robs his first bank in New Carlisle, OH. He stole $10,600.
June 10, 2003 - NASA launches the Spirit Rover, beginning the Mars Exploration Rover program.
June 11, 1184 B.C. - Troy is sacked and burned. (Estimated date)
June 11, 1742 - Benjamin Franklin invents the Franklin stove.
June 11, 1982 - The movie E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial was released.
June 11, 2002 - The talent show "Americn Idol" premiers on FOX television channel. It moved to ABC in 2018.
June 12, 1880 - John Lee Richmond pitches baseball's first "Perfect Game".
June 12, 1931 - Al Capone is indicted on 5,000 counts of prohibition and perjury.
June 12, 1939 - Baseball Hall of Fame is dedicated in Cooperstown, NY.
June 12, 1942 - Anne Frank receives a diary as a birthday present.
June 12, 1965 - Sonny & Cher make their first television appearance on American Bandstand.
June 12, 1987 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan challenges Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
June 13, 1884 - The first roller coaster ride opens at Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY. It cost 5 cents a ride.
June 13, 1884 - The U.S. Department of Labor is created.
June 13, 1983 - Pioneer 10 becomes the first satellite to leave the solar system.
June 14, 1775 - The U. S. Army is formed.
June 14, 1834 - Isaac Fischer Jr. patents sandpaper.
June 14, 1924 - Thomas J. Watson renames the Computer Tabulating Recording Company (CTR) to International Business Machines Company (IBM)
June 14, 1775 - The original movies version of "Dracula", starring Bela Lugosi, is released.
June 14, 1938 - Benjamin Grushkin patents Chlorophyll
June 14, 1971 - President Richard M. Nixon installs a tape recording system in the White House.
June 14, 2017 - JP Morgan becomes the first bank to create its own crypto-currency.
June 15, 1215 - King John of England places the royal seal (signs) on the Magna Carta.
June 15, 1775 - George Washington is appointed the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Army.
June 15, 1903 - The first Teddy Bear is introduced in America. It is made by Morris and Rose Michtom.
June 15, 1936 - Adolph Hitler announces the construction of the Volkswagen Beetle.
June 15, 1950 - Walt Disney's "Cinderella" is released.
June 15, 1976 - Leon Spinks defeats Muhammad Ali in 15 rounds for the World Heavyweight title.
June 15, 1996 - Cleveland Browns Head Coach Bill Belechick is fired. His record in Cleveland : 36-44.
June 16, 600 - Pope Gregory the Great issues a decree saying "God Bless You" is the proper response to a sneeze.
June 16, 1883 - The first issue of "Ladies Home Journal" is published.
June 16, 1959 - Fidel Castro overthrows Fulgencio Batista and becomes the 16th Prime Minister of Cuba.
June 16, 1989 - The premiere of Ghostbusters II.
June 17, 1775 - The Battle of Bunker hill took place, one of the first battles of the Revolutionary War. "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes."
June 17, 1837 -Charles Goodyear receives his first rubber patent.
June 17, 1885 - The Statute of Liberty arrive in New York City.
June 17, 1963 - U.S. Supreme Court rules against Bible reading and prayer in public schools.
June 17, 1994 - Accused of murdering his wife, police chase O.J. Simpson in his Ford Bronco for 1 1/2 hours as Americans watch live on national television.
June 18, 618 - The three century Tang Dynasty rule begins in China with the coronation of Li Yuan as Emperor of Gaozu.
June 18, 1682 - William Penn founds Philadelphia.
June 18, 1812 - The War of 1812 begins as the United States declares war with Britain.
June 18, 1861 - The first American fly-casting tournament was held in Utica, NY.
June 18, 1873 - Women's rights advocate Susan B. Anthony is arrested for voting in Rochester, N.Y. She is fined $100.
June 18, 1983 - Sally Ride becomes the first woman in space.
June 18, 1934 - The Federal Communications Commission is created.
June 19, 1964 - After an 83 day filibuster, the Civil Rights act of 1964 is approved.
June 20, 1782 - The U.S. Congress approves the Great Seal of the United States and the bald eagle as its symbol.
June 20, 1840 - Samuel Morse patents the telegraph.
June 20, 1867 - President Andrew Johnson announces the Alaska purchase from the Russian Empire. The price tag: $7.2m.
June 20, 1939 - The first rocket plane to use liquid propellants is tested
June 20, 1967 - Muhammad Ali is convicted refusing induction into armed services.
June 20, 1975 - The movie "Jaws" was released.
June 21, 1768 - The first medical diploma in America is issued to Dr. John Archer from the College of Philadelphia.
June 21, 1788 - The U.S. Constitution goes into effect as New Hampshire becomes the 9th state to ratify it.
June 21, 1834 - Cyrus McCormick patents the reaping machine.
June 21, 1893 - The first ferris wheel is introduced at the Chicago Columbian Exposition.
June 21, 1948 - 33 1/3RPM LP record format is introduced. It is planned to replace the 78RPM format.
June 21, 1969 - Cleveland's Cuyahoga river catches fire due to pollution.
July 21, 1990 - Florida passes a law that prohibits wearing thong bathing suits.
June 22, 1847 - Hanson Gregory creates the first Doughnut.
June 22, 1870 - The U.S. Congress creates the Department of Justice.
June 22, 1874 - The game of lawn tennis is created.
June 22, 1934 - John Dillinger is named America's first Public Enemy Number One.
July 22, 1990 - Florida passes a law that prohibits wearing thong bathing suits.
July 23, 1860 - US Secret Service is created.
July 23, 1888 - Frederick Douglas is the first African American to be nominated for U.S. Vice President. He received one vote at the Republican convention.
July 23, 1967 - Contraceptive pills are first sold.
June 23, 1981 - Longest game in Professional Baseball is completed. Pawtucket Red Sox beat Rochester Red Wings 3-2 in 33 innings (game began 18th April)
June 23, 2016 - Brexit: The United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union.
June 24, 1509 - Henry VII is crowned the King of England.
June 24, 1938 - A 450 ton meteor crashed in Chicora, PA. north of Pittsburgh. The only casualty was one cow.... RIP.
June 24, 1968 - The deadline to convert silver certificate dollar bills into silver bullion.
June 24, 1992 - The Orlando Magic takes LSU Center Shaquille O'Neal with the first pick of the NBA draft.
June 25, 1630 - Governor John Winthrop of Massachusetts introduced the fork to American dining. At first its use was considered sacrilegious
June 25, 1876 - Custer's Last Stand: Lt Colonel George Custer and the 7th Cavalry are wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at the Battle of Little Big Horn.
June 25, 1929 - President Herbert Hoover authorizes construction of the Boulder Dam. It was later renamed the Hoover Dam.
June 25, 1942 - Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower is appointed commander of U.S. forces in Europe during WWII.
June 25, 1984 - Prince releases his album "Purple Rain".
June 26, 1498 - The toothbrush is invented in China.
June 26, 1952 - Soap opera "The Guiding Light" moves from radio and premieres on television. It runs until 2009.
June 26, 1959 - The Saint Lawrence Seaway is opened.
June 26, 1974 - THe Bar Code, or Universal Product Code, is introduced.
June 26, 1976 - The U.S. returns Iwo Jima and onin Islands to Japan.
June 26, 1976 - The CN tower in Toronto, Canada opens.
June 27, 1859 - The song "Happy Birthday to You" was first sung. Also, see Famous Birthdays
June 27, 1934 - The Federal Savings and Loan Association is created.
June 27, 1950 - President Harry S. Truman orders U.S. Forces to South Korea to defend against invading North Korean forces.
June 27, 1972 - Atari Inc. is founded.
June 27, 2003 - The U.S. creates the "Do Not Call" registry to combat unwanted telemarketing calls.
June 28, 1776 - The final draft of the U.S. Constitution is submitted to the Continental Congress.
June 28, 1820 - Colonel Robert Gibbon eats a tomato on the step of the courthouse in Salem, MA. to prove that they are not poisonous.
June 28, 1894 - Labor Day is established as a holiday for federal employees.
June 28, 1914 - Austria's Archduke Ferdinand and his wife Sophie are assassinated by a Bosnian Serb, leading to the start of WWI.
June 28, 1919 - Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending WW I.
June 28, 1977 - In the third round of a heavyweight boxing match, Mike Tyson bites Evander Holyfield's ear. Tyson was disqualified from the match and later suspended from boxing.
June 28, 2007 - The bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list.
June 28, 2009 - Professor Stephen Hawking hosts a 'party for time travellers' at the University of Cambridge. Invitations are not sent out until after the party.
June 29, 1613 - Shakespeare' Globe Theater burns down.
June 29, 1964 - The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is passed after an 83 day filibuster in the U.S. Senate.
June 29, 2009 - Financier Bernie Madoff is sentenced to 150 years in US maximum prison, for conducting a massive Ponzi scheme.
June 30, 1859 - French acrobat Blondin crosses over the Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
June 30, 1908 - A giant fireball, most likely from an air burst of a large meteoroid or comet flattens 80 million trees near the Stony Tunguska River in Yeniseysk Governorate, Russia.
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