History of 7 June

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History of 7 June

1900 – Boxer rebels cut the rail links between Peking and Tientsin in China.

1903 – Professor Pierre Curie revealed the discovery of Polonium.

1909 – Mary Pickford made her motion picture debut in “The Violin Maker of Cremona.”

1929 – The sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome.

1932 – Over 7,000 war veterans marched on Washington, DC, demanding their bonuses.

1935 – Pierre Laval received emergency powers to save the franc.

1937 – The cover of “LIFE” magazine showed the latest in campus fashions of the times, which included saddle shoes.

1939 – King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, arrived in the U.S. It was the first visit to the U.S. by a reigning British monarch.

1942 – The Battle of Midway ended. The sea and air battle lasted 4 days. Japan lost four carriers, a cruiser, and 292 aircraft, and suffered 2,500 casualties. The U.S. lost the Yorktown, the destroyer USS Hammann, 145 aircraft, and suffered 307 casualties.

1942 – Japan landed troops on the islands of Attu and Kiska in the Aleutians. The U.S. invaded and recaptured the Aleutians one year later.

1944 – Off of the coast of Normandy, France, the Susan B. Anthony sank. All 2,689 people aboard survived.

1948 – The Communists completed their takeover of Czechoslovakia.

1955 – “The $64,000 Question” premiered.

1965 – In the U.S., the Gemini 4 mission was completed. The mission featured the first spacewalk by an American.

1968 – In Operation Swift Saber, U.S. Marines swept an area 10 miles northwest of Danang in South Vietnam.

1968 – Legoland Billund opened in Billund, Denmark. It was the original Legoland park.

1976 – “The NBC Nightly News”, with John Chancellor and David Brinkley, aired for the first time.

1981 – Israeli F-16 fighter-bombers destroyed Iraq’s only nuclear reactor.

1983 – The U.S. ordered Nicaragua to close all six of its consulates and informed 21 Nicaraguan consular officials that they could no longer remain in the U.S.

1994 – The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia declared the RMS Titanic, Inc. (RMST) salvor-in-possession of the wreck and the wreck site of the RMS Titanic.

2000 – U.S. Federal Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered the breakup of Microsoft Corporation.

2013 – A bus catches fire in the Chinese city of Xiamen, killing at least 47 people and injuring more than 34 others.

2013 – A gunman opens fire at Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, California, after setting a house on fire nearby, killing six people, including the suspect.

2014 – At least 37 people are killed in an attack in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s South Kivu province.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Stephen Bywater, English footballer
  • 1981 – Anna Kournikova, a Russian tennis player
  • 1981 – Kevin Kyle, Scottish footballer
  • 1983 – Milan Jurcina, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Piotr Małachowski, Polish discus thrower
  • 1984 – Ari Koivunen, Finnish singer-songwriter
  • 1985 – Arkadiusz Piech, Polish footballer
  • 1985 – Charlie Simpson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1985 – Richard Thompson, Trinidadian sprinter
  • 1986 – Keegan Bradley, American golfer
  • 1988 – Michael Cera, Canadian actor
  • 1988 – Milan Lucic, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1990 – Iggy Azalea, Australian rapper
  • 1990 – T. J. Brodie, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1990 – Allison Schmitt, American swimmer
  • 1991 – Cenk Tosun, Turkish professional footballer
  • 1991 – Fetty Wap, American rapper
  • 1992 – Sara Niemietz, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1992 – Mathias Gehrt, Danish professional footballer
  • 1992 – Alipio, Brazilian footballer
  • 1993 – George Ezra, English singer-songwriter

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