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7th of June 1099 EVENT The First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins.
7th of June 1420 EVENT Troops of the Republic of Venice capture Udine, ending the independence of the Patriarchal State of Friuli.
7th of June 1494 EVENT Spain and Portugal sign the Treaty of Tordesillas which divides the New World between the two countries.
7th of June 1628 EVENT The Petition of Right, a major English constitutional document, is granted the Royal Assent by Charles I and becomes law.
7th of June 1654 EVENT Louis XIV is crowned King of France.
7th of June 1692 EVENT Port Royal, Jamaica, is hit by a catastrophic earthquake; in just three minutes, 1,600 people are killed and 3,000 are seriously injured.
7th of June 1776 EVENT 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.
7th of June 1800 EVENT David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba.
7th of June 1810 EVENT The newspaper Gazeta de Buenos Ayres is first published in Argentina.
7th of June 1832 EVENT Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.
7th of June 1862 EVENT The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade.
7th of June 1863 EVENT During the French intervention in Mexico, Mexico City is captured by French troops.
7th of June 1866 EVENT 1,800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they loot and plunder around Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec.
7th of June 1880 EVENT War of the Pacific: The Battle of Arica, assault and capture of Morro de Arica (Arica Cape), that ended the Campana del Desierto (Desert Campaign).
7th of June 1892 EVENT Benjamin Harrison becomes the first President of the United States to attend a baseball game.
7th of June 1893 EVENT Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience.
7th of June 1905 EVENT Norway's parliament dissolves its union with Sweden, a vote that is confirmed by a national plebiscite on August 13 of that year.
7th of June 1906 EVENT Cunard Line's RMS Lusitania is launched at the John Brown Shipyard, Glasgow (Clydebank), Scotland.
7th of June 1909 EVENT Mary Pickford makes her screen debut at the age of 16.
7th of June 1917 EVENT World War I: Battle of Messines : Allied ammonal mines underneath German trenches at Messines Ridge are detonated, killing 10,000 German troops.
7th of June 1919 EVENT Sette giugno: Riot in Malta; four are killed.
7th of June 1936 EVENT The Steel Workers Organizing Committee, a trade union, is founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Philip Murray is elected its first president.
7th of June 1938 EVENT The Douglas DC-4E makes its first test flight.
7th of June 1940 EVENT King Haakon VII of Norway, Crown Prince Olav and the Norwegian government leave Troms? and go into exile in London.
7th of June 1942 EVENT World War II: Japanese soldiers occupy the American islands of Attu and Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska.
7th of June 1942 EVENT World War II: The Battle of Midway ends.
7th of June 1944 EVENT World War II: The steamer Danae carrying 350 Cretan Jews and 250 Cretan partisans is sunk without survivors off the shore of Santorini.
7th of June 1944 EVENT World War II: Battle of Normandy : At Abbey Ardennes members of the SS Division Hitlerjugend massacre 23 Canadian prisoners of war.
7th of June 1945 EVENT King Haakon VII of Norway returns with his family to Oslo after five years in exile.
7th of June 1948 EVENT Edvard Benes resigns as President of Czechoslovakia rather than signing a constitution making his nation a Communist state.
7th of June 1955 EVENT 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.
7th of June 1965 EVENT The Supreme Court of the United States hands down its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples.
7th of June 1967 EVENT Israeli forces enter Jerusalem during the Six-Day War.
7th of June 1971 EVENT The United States Supreme Court overturns the conviction of Paul Cohen for disturbing the peace, setting the precedent that vulgar writing is protected under the First Amendment.
7th of June 1975 EVENT The inaugural Cricket World Cup begins in England.
7th of June 1975 EVENT Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public.
7th of June 1977 EVENT 500 million people watch on television as the high day of Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II begins.
7th of June 1981 EVENT The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq's Osiraq nuclear reactor during Operation Opera. The facility could have been used to make nuclear weapons.
7th of June 1982 EVENT Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.
7th of June 1991 EVENT Mount Pinatubo explodes generating an ash column 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) high.
7th of June 1993 EVENT The Holbeck Hall Hotel in Scarborough, UK, falls into the sea following a landslide.
7th of June 1995 EVENT The long range Boeing 777 enters service with United Airlines.
7th of June 1529 BIRTHDAY Etienne Pasquier, French lawyer and writer (d. 1615)
7th of June 1757 BIRTHDAY Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (d. 1806)
7th of June 1761 BIRTHDAY John Rennie, Scottish engineer (d. 1821)
7th of June 1770 BIRTHDAY Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1828)
7th of June 1778 BIRTHDAY Beau Brummell, English fashion leader (d. 1840)
7th of June 1811 BIRTHDAY James Young Simpson, British obstetrician (d. 1870)
7th of June 1831 BIRTHDAY Amelia Edwards, English author and Egyptologist (d. 1892)
7th of June 1837 BIRTHDAY Alois Hitler, father of Adolf Hitler (d. 1903)
7th of June 1840 BIRTHDAY Charlotte of Belgium, Empress of Mexico (d. 1927)
7th of June 1845 BIRTHDAY Leopold Auer, Hungarian violinist and composer (d. 1930)
7th of June 1848 BIRTHDAY Paul Gauguin, French painter (d. 1903)
7th of June 1862 BIRTHDAY Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1947)
7th of June 1863 BIRTHDAY Bones Ely, professional baseball player (d. 1952)
7th of June 1868 BIRTHDAY Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer, and watercolourist (d. 1928)
7th of June 1879 BIRTHDAY Knud Rasmussen, Greenlander explorer (d. 1933)
7th of June 1879 BIRTHDAY Joan Voute, Dutch astronomer (d. 1963)
7th of June 1880 BIRTHDAY Thorleif Lund, Norwegian actor (d. 1956)
7th of June 1883 BIRTHDAY Sylvanus Morley, American archaeologist and spy (d. 1948)
7th of June 1886 BIRTHDAY Henri Coanda, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer (d. 1972)
7th of June 1894 BIRTHDAY Alexander de Seversky, Russian-born aviation pioneer (d. 1974)
7th of June 1896 BIRTHDAY Douglas Campbell, American World War I flying ace (d. 1990)
7th of June 1896 BIRTHDAY Robert S. Mulliken, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
7th of June 1896 BIRTHDAY Imre Nagy, Hungarian politician (d. 1958)
7th of June 1897 BIRTHDAY George Szell, Hungarian conductor (d. 1970)
7th of June 1899 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth Bowen, Irish novelist (d. 1973)
7th of June 1900 BIRTHDAY Glen Gray, American jazz musician and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra (d. 1963)
7th of June 1902 BIRTHDAY Herman B Wells, American college president and chancellor of Indiana University (d. 2000)
7th of June 1905 BIRTHDAY James J. Braddock, Irish-American boxer and one-time Heavyweight Champion of the World (d. 1974)
7th of June 1907 BIRTHDAY Prince Sigvard, Duke of Uppland (d. 2002)
7th of June 1909 BIRTHDAY Virginia Apgar, American physician and developer of the Apgar test (d. 1974)
7th of June 1909 BIRTHDAY Peter W. Rodino, American politician (d. 2005)
7th of June 1909 BIRTHDAY Jessica Tandy, English-born American actress (d. 1994)
7th of June 1910 BIRTHDAY Mike Sebastian, American football player (d. 1989)
7th of June 1910 BIRTHDAY Bradford Washburn, American explorer (d. 2007)
7th of June 1911 BIRTHDAY Brooks Stevens, American industrial designer (d. 1995)
7th of June 1917 BIRTHDAY Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (d. 2000)
7th of June 1917 BIRTHDAY Dean Martin, American singer and actor (d. 1995)
7th of June 1920 BIRTHDAY Georges Marchais, French politician (d. 1997)
7th of June 1921 BIRTHDAY Dorothy Ruth, American horse breeder; adopted daughter of Babe Ruth (d. 1989)
7th of June 1921 BIRTHDAY Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (d. 1998)
7th of June 1922 BIRTHDAY Leo Reise, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1975)
7th of June 1923 BIRTHDAY Jules Deschenes, Canadian jurist (d. 2000)
7th of June 1925 BIRTHDAY John Biddle, American yachting cinematographer and lecturer (d. 2008)
7th of June 1927 BIRTHDAY Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver (d. 1953)
7th of June 1928 BIRTHDAY James Ivory, American film director
7th of June 1928 BIRTHDAY Reg Park, British bodybuilder (d. 2007)
7th of June 1928 BIRTHDAY Dave Bowen, Welsh international football manager (d. 1995)
7th of June 1929 BIRTHDAY Ernie Roth, American wrestling manager (d. 1983)
7th of June 1929 BIRTHDAY John Napier Turner, Canadian seventeenth Prime Minister of Canada
7th of June 1931 BIRTHDAY Malcolm Morley, English painter
7th of June 1933 BIRTHDAY Herb Score, American baseball player (d. 2008)
7th of June 1935 BIRTHDAY Harry Crews, American author
7th of June 1935 BIRTHDAY Thomas Kailath, American engineer
7th of June 1937 BIRTHDAY Neeme Jarvi, Estonian conductor
7th of June 1938 BIRTHDAY Goose Gonsoulin, American football player
7th of June 1940 BIRTHDAY Tom Jones, Welsh singer
7th of June 1942 BIRTHDAY Muammar al-Gaddafi, Leader and Guide of the Revolution of Libya
7th of June 1943 BIRTHDAY Nikki Giovanni, American poet
7th of June 1943 BIRTHDAY Ken Osmond, American actor
7th of June 1945 BIRTHDAY Wolfgang Schussel, Chancellor of Austria
7th of June 1946 BIRTHDAY Jenny Jones, Canadian-born American talk show host
7th of June 1947 BIRTHDAY Don Money, American baseball player and manager
7th of June 1947 BIRTHDAY Thurman Munson, American baseball player (d. 1979)
7th of June 1950 BIRTHDAY Gary Graham American actor
7th of June 1951 BIRTHDAY Terry O'Reilly Canadian ice hockey player
7th of June 1952 BIRTHDAY Liam Neeson, Northern Irish actor
7th of June 1952 BIRTHDAY Orhan Pamuk, Turkish writer, Nobel laureate
7th of June 1953 BIRTHDAY Johnny Clegg, South African musician
7th of June 1953 BIRTHDAY Colleen Camp, American actress
7th of June 1953 BIRTHDAY Dougie Donnelly, Scottish television broadcaster
7th of June 1954 BIRTHDAY Louise Erdrich, American author
7th of June 1955 BIRTHDAY William Forsythe, American actor
7th of June 1955 BIRTHDAY Tim Richmond, American race car driver (d. 1989)
7th of June 1956 BIRTHDAY Antonio Reid, American music producer
7th of June 1957 BIRTHDAY Juan Luis Guerra, Dominican musician
7th of June 1957 BIRTHDAY Paddy McAloon, English singer and songwriter (Prefab Sprout)
7th of June 1958 BIRTHDAY Prince, American musician
7th of June 1958 BIRTHDAY Surakiart Sathirathai, Thai Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
7th of June 1960 BIRTHDAY Bill Prady, American television producer
7th of June 1961 BIRTHDAY Dave Catching, American musician
7th of June 1962 BIRTHDAY Thierry Hazard, French singer and songwriter
7th of June 1962 BIRTHDAY Takuya Kurosawa, Japanese racing driver
7th of June 1962 BIRTHDAY Michael Cartellone, American drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
7th of June 1963 BIRTHDAY Roberto Alagna, French tenor
7th of June 1964 BIRTHDAY Judie Aronson, American actress
7th of June 1964 BIRTHDAY Gia Carides, Australian actress
7th of June 1965 BIRTHDAY Mick Foley, American wrestler
7th of June 1965 BIRTHDAY Christine Roque, French singer
7th of June 1965 BIRTHDAY Jean-Pierre Francois, French footballer and singer
7th of June 1965 BIRTHDAY Damien Hirst, English artist
7th of June 1966 BIRTHDAY Eric Kretz, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots)
7th of June 1966 BIRTHDAY Stephane Richer, Canadian ice hockey player
7th of June 1967 BIRTHDAY Dave Navarro, American musician
7th of June 1969 BIRTHDAY Adam Buxton, British TV presenter and DJ
7th of June 1969 BIRTHDAY Prince Joachim of Denmark
7th of June 1969 BIRTHDAY Kim Rhodes, American actress
7th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Andrei Kovalenko, Russian hockey player
7th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Cafu, Brazilian footballer
7th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Mike Modano, American ice hockey player
7th of June 1971 BIRTHDAY Alex X. Mooney, American politician
7th of June 1971 BIRTHDAY Terrell Buckley, American football player
7th of June 1972 BIRTHDAY Karl Urban, New Zealand actor
7th of June 1973 BIRTHDAY Song Yun-ah, South Korean model and actress
7th of June 1974 BIRTHDAY Mahesh Bhupathi, Indian tennis player
7th of June 1974 BIRTHDAY Bear Grylls, British adventurer and former soldier, now Chief Scout
7th of June 1974 BIRTHDAY Cassius Khan, Canadian musician
7th of June 1975 BIRTHDAY Allen Iverson, American basketball player
7th of June 1975 BIRTHDAY Shane Bond, New Zealand cricket player
7th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Necro, American rapper
7th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Cassidy Rae, American actress
7th of June 1977 BIRTHDAY Marcin Baszczynski, Polish footballer
7th of June 1977 BIRTHDAY Preston Campbell, Australian Rugby League Player
7th of June 1977 BIRTHDAY Joe Horgan, American baseball player
7th of June 1977 BIRTHDAY Odalis Perez, Dominican baseball player
7th of June 1978 BIRTHDAY Mini Anden, Swedish model
7th of June 1978 BIRTHDAY Tony An, Korean singer (H.O.T)
7th of June 1978 BIRTHDAY Adrienne Frantz, American actress
7th of June 1978 BIRTHDAY Bill Hader, American comedian
7th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Evelina Papantoniou, Greek fashion model and actress
7th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Brian Donnelly, Canadian artist
7th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Kevin Hofland, Dutch footballer
7th of June 1980 BIRTHDAY Ed Moses, American swimmer
7th of June 1981 BIRTHDAY Stephen Bywater, British footballer
7th of June 1981 BIRTHDAY Tyler Johnson, American baseball player
7th of June 1981 BIRTHDAY Kevin Kyle, Scottish footballer
7th of June 1981 BIRTHDAY Larisa Oleynik, American actress
7th of June 1981 BIRTHDAY Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player
7th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Virgil Vasquez, American baseball player
7th of June 1983 BIRTHDAY Milan Jurcina, Slovakian hockey player
7th of June 1983 BIRTHDAY Pierre Pierce, American professional basketball player and convicted sex offender
7th of June 1983 BIRTHDAY Mark Lowe, American baseball player
7th of June 1985 BIRTHDAY Shannon Shorr, American poker player
7th of June 1985 BIRTHDAY Charlie Simpson, English singer (Busted, Fightstar)
7th of June 1985 BIRTHDAY Simon Whaley, English footballer
7th of June 1988 BIRTHDAY Milan Lucic, Canadian ice hockey player
7th of June 1988 BIRTHDAY Michael Cera, Canadian actor
7th of June 1990 BIRTHDAY Allison Schmitt, American swimmer
7th of June 1993 BIRTHDAY Jordan Fry, American actor
7th of June 1993 BIRTHDAY Park Ji-yeon, South Korean singer and actress
7th of June 1996 BIRTHDAY Jasper Harris, English actor
7th of June 1329 DEATH Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland (Born 1274)
7th of June 1358 DEATH Ashikaga Takauji, Japanese shogun (Born 1305)
7th of June 1394 DEATH Anne of Bohemia, wife of Richard II of England (Born 1367)
7th of June 1618 DEATH Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, English governor of Virginia (Born 1577)
7th of June 1676 DEATH Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist (Born 1606)
7th of June 1711 DEATH Henry Dodwell, Irish theologian (Born 1641)
7th of June 1779 DEATH William Warburton, English critic and Bishop of Gloucester (Born 1698)
7th of June 1810 DEATH Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver (Born 1765)
7th of June 1821 DEATH Tudor Vladimirescu, Romanian rebellion leader (Born c. 1780)
7th of June 1826 DEATH Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist (Born 1787)
7th of June 1840 DEATH King Frederick William III of Prussia (Born 1770)
7th of June 1854 DEATH Charles Baudin, French admiral (Born 1792)
7th of June 1859 DEATH David Cox, English artist (Born 1783)
7th of June 1866 DEATH Chief Seattle, Native American leader
7th of June 1879 DEATH William Tilbury Fox, English dermatologist (Born 1836)
7th of June 1896 DEATH Pavlos Carrer, Greek composer (Born 1829)
7th of June 1911 DEATH Maurice Rouvier, French statesman (Born 1842)
7th of June 1915 DEATH Charles Reed Bishop, American businessman and philanthropist (Born 1822)
7th of June 1916 DEATH Emile Faguet, French writer and critic (Born 1847)
7th of June 1927 DEATH Edmund James Flynn, Premier of Quebec (Born 1847)
7th of June 1936 DEATH Stjepan Seljan, Croatian explorer (Born 1875)
7th of June 1937 DEATH Jean Harlow, American actress (Born 1911)
7th of June 1942 DEATH Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (Born 1903)
7th of June 1945 DEATH Kitaro Nishida, Japanese philosopher (Born 1870)
7th of June 1951 DEATH Oswald Pohl, German SS officer (Born 1892)
7th of June 1954 DEATH Alan Turing, British mathematician and computer scientist (Born 1912)
7th of June 1963 DEATH Zasu Pitts, American actress (Born 1894)
7th of June 1965 DEATH Judy Holliday, American actress (Born 1921)
7th of June 1966 DEATH Jean Arp, German-born sculptor, painter, and poet (Born 1886)
7th of June 1967 DEATH Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (Born 1909)
7th of June 1967 DEATH Dorothy Parker, American writer (Born 1893)
7th of June 1968 DEATH Dan Duryea, American actor (Born 1907)
7th of June 1970 DEATH E. M. Forster, English author (Born 1879)
7th of June 1978 DEATH Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, British chemist, Nobel laureate (Born 1897)
7th of June 1979 DEATH Forrest Carter, American author (Born 1925)
7th of June 1980 DEATH Elizabeth Craig, British writer (Born 1883)
7th of June 1980 DEATH Henry Miller, American writer (Born 1891)
7th of June 1988 DEATH Vernon Washington, American actor (Born 1927)
7th of June 1989 DEATH Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver (Born 1907)
7th of June 1992 DEATH Bill France, Sr., first president of NASCAR, NASCAR founder (Born 1909)
7th of June 1993 DEATH Drazen Petrovic, Croatian basketball player (Born 1964)
7th of June 1995 DEATH Hsuan Hua, Chinese-born religious leader (Born 1918)
7th of June 1996 DEATH Max Factor, Jr., American businessman (Born 1904)
7th of June 1999 DEATH Paco Stanley, Mexican TV entertainer (Born 1942)
7th of June 2001 DEATH Victor Paz Estenssoro, President of Bolivia (Born 1907)
7th of June 2001 DEATH Betty Neels, English novelist (Born 1910)
7th of June 2001 DEATH Carole Fredericks, American singer (Born 1952)
7th of June 2002 DEATH Mary Lilian Baels, Belgian princess (Born 1916)
7th of June 2002 DEATH Basappa Danappa Jatti, former Vice-President of India and Acting President (Born 1912)
7th of June 2003 DEATH Trevor Goddard, English actor (Born 1962)
7th of June 2006 DEATH Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Jordanian-born Mujahid (Born 1966)
7th of June 2006 DEATH John Tenta, Canadian wrestler (Born 1963)
7th of June 2008 DEATH Rudy Fernandez, Filipino actor (Born 1953)
7th of June 2008 DEATH Jim McKay, American sportscaster (Born 1921)
7th of June 2009 DEATH Kenny Rankin, American singer (Born 1940)
7th of June 2009 DEATH Hugh Hopper, British musician (Born 1945)
7th of June 2010 DEATH Stuart Cable, Welsh musician (Born 1970)
7th of June 2010 DEATH Adriana Xenides, Australian TV personality (Born 1956)
7th of June 2010 DEATH Omar Rayo, Colombian painter, sculptor, caricaturist and plastic artist. (Born 1928)

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