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1099 - The First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins.

1494 - Spain and Portugal sign the Treaty of Tordesillas which divides the New World between the two countries.

1654 - Louis XIV is crowned King of France.

1692 - Port Royal, Jamaica, is hit by a catastrophic earthquake; in just three minutes, 1600 people are killed and 3000 are seriously injured.

1776 - Richard Henry Lee presents the "Lee Resolution" to the Continental Congress. See United States Declaration of Independence.

1800 - David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba.

1832 - Asian cholera brought to Quebec by Irish immigrants kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.

1862 - The United States and United Kingdom agree to suppress the slave trade.

1863 - Mexico City is captured by French troops.

1866 - 1800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they loot and plunder around St-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec.

1880 - Assault and Take of Morro de Arica (Arica Tall Hill),it meant the end of the Campaign of Tacna and Arica during the War of the Pacific.

1905 - Norway dissolves its union with Sweden.

1917 - World War I: Allied ammonal mines underneath German trenches in Mesen Ridge are detonated, killing 10,000 German troops.


1919 - Sette giugno: Riot in Malta; four patriots are killed.

1935 - Pierre Laval becomes Prime Minister of France.

1938 - The Douglas DC-4 makes its first test flight.

1940 - King Haakon VII of Norway, Crown Prince Olav and the Norwegian government leave Tromsø and go into exile in London.

1942 - World War II: The Battle of Midway ends.

1942 - Japanese soldiers occupy the American islands of Attu and Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska, as the Axis power continues to expand its defensive perimeter.

1944 - Nazi Panzer SS troops execute 23 Canadian prisoners of war in Normandy.

1945 - King Haakon VII of Norway returns with his family to Oslo after five years in exile.

1948 - Edvard Bene? resigns as President of Czechoslovakia rather than signing a Constitution making his nation a Communist state.

1965 - The US Supreme Court decides Griswold v. Connecticut effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples.

1967 - The Israeli forces occupy Jerusalem during the Six-Day War.

1968 - The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.

1977 - 500 million people watch on television as the high day of Jubilee gets underway for Queen Elizabeth II.


1981 - The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq's Osiraq nuclear reactor during Operation Opera. The Israelis charged the facility could have been used to make nuclear weapons.

1982 - Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.

1989 - A Suriname DC-8 Super 62 crashes near Paramaribo Airport, Suriname, killing 168.

1991 - Mount Pinatubo explodes generating an ash column 7 km (4.5 miles) high.

1993 - Prince changes his name to a symbol and comes to be referred to as "The Artist formerly known as Prince".

1998 - James Byrd, Jr is dragged to death by Shawn Allen Berry, Lawrence Russel Brewer, and John William King in Jasper, Texas in a racially-motivated hate crime.

2001 - Tony Blair's Labour Party wins another landslide victory in the General Election.

2002 - England beat Argentina in the 2002 FIFA World Cup group stages

2004 - The Sikh leader Prem Singh Chandumajra launches the political party Shiromani Akali Dal (Longowal).

2006 - British Houses of Parliament temporarily shut down due to anthrax alert.


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