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1969Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar

1971John Lennon & Yoko Ono unannounced appearance at Fillmore East in NYC

1921Southwark Bridge in London is opened to traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.

1923Gangster Albert Anastasia is convicted of illegal possession of a firearm and sentenced to two years in prison

198252nd French Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats G Vilas (16 76 60 64)

1968Senator robert kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night.

1983Li Xiannian becomes pres/Deng Xiaoping supreme commander of China PR

1976Pat Bradley wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic

1971Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

1850Levi Strauss make his 1st pair of blue jeans

1993Jane Geddes wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic

1960"Steve Allen Show" last airs on NBC-TV

198757th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats M Navratilova (6-4 4-6 8-6)

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Blue Grass Golf Invitational

1958Premier Charles de Gaulle says Algeria will always be French

198151st French Womens Tennis: Hana Mandlikova beats Sylvia Hanika (62 64)

201246th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Luke Bryan wins

1975Nolan Ryan's bid for 2nd no-hitter broken in 6th inning

1971Willie Mays hits record 22nd & last extra inning HR

1992NY Met Eddie Murray sets RBI record by a switch hitter

1938Sigmund Freud arrives in London

199262nd French Womens Tennis Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (6-2 3-6 10-8)

June 6th Historical Events
Date Event
1002
German King Henry II the Saint crowned 
1242
24 wagonloads of Talmudic books burned in Paris 
1391
Inhabitants of Seville, Spain, massacres 5,000 Jews 
1513
Battle at Novara: Habsburgers vs Valois 
1520
France & England sign treaty of Scotland 
1523
Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union. 
1536
Mexico begins its inquisition 
1639
Massachusetts grants 500 acres of land to erect a gunpowder mill 
1654
Queen Christina of Sweden resigns & converts to Catholicism 
1660
Denmark & Sweden sign peace treaty 
1665
Battle at Monte Carlo: English & Portuguese army beat Spain 
1673
France & Brandenburg sign peace treaty 
1683
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university museum. 
1716
1st slaves arrive in Louisiana 
1744
France & Prussia sign peace treaty 
1752
3rd great fire in Moscow in 2 weeks; 1/3 of city destroyed 
1772
Haitian explorer Jean Baptiste-Pointe Dusable settles Chicago 
1795
Fire destroy 1/3 of Copenhagen; 18,000 injured 
1801
Peace of Badajoz: Spain-Portugal 
1809
Sweden declares independence, constitutional monarchy established with a new constituion empowering Riksdag after 20 years of absolute monarchy 
1813
US invasion of Canada halted at Stoney Creek (Ont) 
1816
10" snowfall in New England, "year without a summer" (Mount Tambora) 
1831
2nd national black convention (Phila) 
1832
The barricades fall and the Paris student uprisings of 1832 end. 
1844
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) forms in London 
1850
Levi Strauss make his 1st pair of blue jeans 
1859
Australia: Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales (Queensland Day). 
1861
Lincoln's cabinet declares Union government will pay for expenses once states have mobilized volunteers 
1862
Battle of Memphis-city is surrendered 
1862
Battle of Port Royal, SC (Port Royal Ferry) 
1862
Skirmish at Harrisonburg, PA 
1863
Battle of Milliken's Bend, LA & Williamsport, MD 
1864
Battle of Lake Chicot, AR (Dutch Bayou) 
1875
Netherlands goes on the gold standard 
1882
Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay, India) drowns 100,000 
1882
Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, NYC 
1882
The Shewan forces of Menelik defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and heir victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River. 
1885
19th Belmont: Paul Duffy aboard Tyrant wins in 2:43 
1885
Opera "Lakmé" is produced (Paris) 
1889
Great Fire in Seattle destroys 25 downtown blocks 
1890
United States Polo Association forms, NYC 
1892
Chicago South Side Elevated Railroad opens (1st 3.6 miles) 
1896
21st Preakness: Henry Griffin aboard Margrave wins in 1:51 
1896
Frank Samuelsen and George Harbo leave NY harbor to row across Atlantic; their 55 day record for rowing was not broken for 114 year 
1900
In China, Boxers cut off all railroad links between Peking and Tientsin, main port city of Peking 
1900
US Congress pass an act authorizing a civil code and government for the territory of Alaska after gold discoveries bring lawlessness and disorder to the area 
1903
President Emile Loubet of France and Minister of Foreign Affairs Theophile Declasse visit London, furthering the cause of Entente Cordiale between Britain and France 
1904
National Tuberculosis Association organized, Atlantic City, NJ 
1905
French Foreign minister Delcasse resigns on German request 
1906
Paris Métro Line 5 is inaugurated with a first section from Place d'Italie to the Gare d'Orléans (today known as Gare d'Austerlitz). 
1911
Nicaragua signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified) 
1912
The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century. 
1913
Rabbit Maranville, is thrown out trying to steal home 3 times 
1914
1st air flight out of sight of land (Scotland to Norway) 
1916
Voters in East Cleveland approves women suffrage 
1916
With the death of Yuan Shikai, who has ruled much of China since 1912, the central government virtually collapses in the face of warlords who assert themselves, including Sun Yat-Sen 
1918
Battle of Belleau Wood, 1st US victory of WW I 
1919
Assent is given to an Act to amend the Canadian Currency Act, 1910 
1919
Finland declares war on bolsheviks 
1919
The Republic of Prekmurje ends. 
1920
Gen Wrangel opens offensive against red Army 
1921
Detroit Stars' Bill Gatewood pitches the 1st no-hitter in Negro League history, defeating the Cuban Stars 4-0 
1921
Southwark Bridge in London is opened to traffic by King George V and Queen Mary. 
1923
Gangster Albert Anastasia is convicted of illegal possession of a firearm and sentenced to two years in prison 
1924
28th US Golf Open: Cyril Walker shoots a 297 at Oakland Hills CC Mich 
1925
Walter Percy Chrysler founded Chrysler Corp (Iacocca is 8 months old) 
1926
Egyptian government of Adly Pasha forms 
1931
"There Ought To Be A Moonlight Saving Time" by Guy Lombardo hits #1 
1931
Yanks turn triple-play but lose 7-5 to Indians 
1932
Carlos Davila coup against pres Juan Montero of Chile 
1932
Ijsselmeervogels soccer team forms in Spakenburg 
1932
US Federal gas tax enacted 
1932
The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per US gallon (1/4 ¢/L) sold. 
1933
1st drive-in theater opens (Camden NJ) 
1933
US Employment Service created 
1934
Securities & Exchange Commission established 
1934
Yankee Myrl Hoag hits 6 singles in one game 
1936
40th US Golf Open: Tony Manero shoots a 282 at Baltusrol GC NJ 
1936
68th Belmont: James Stout aboard Granville wins in 2:30 
1936
Aviation gasoline 1st produced commercially Paulsboro NJ 
1937
Phillies trailing 8-2 to St Louis, forfeit game 
1938
Sigmund Freud arrives in London 
1939
NY Giants beat Reds 17-3, with 5 HRs in 4th inning 
1939
NY supreme court justice J F Crater legally declared dead 
1941
1st navy vessel constructed as mine layer Terror launched 
1941
Giants use plastic batting helmets for 1st time 
1942
1st nylon parachute jump (Hartford Ct-Adeline Gray) 
1942
74th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Shut Out wins in 2:29.2 
1942
Japanese forces retreat, ending Battle of Midway 
1942
Japanese troop land on Kiska, Aleutians 
1944
82nd Airborne division WWII D-day-landing at Ste Mere Eglise 
1944
Baseball cancels all games honoring D-Day invasion 
1944
Operation Neptune, D-Day: 150,000 Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France in WWII 
1944
Nazi troops executed 96 prisoners by firing squad 
1944
Theodore Roosevelt Jr receives congressional medal of honor 
1944
U-955, U-970, U-629, U-373 sink in Gulf of Biskaje 
1944
Alaska Airlines commences operations. 
1945
"Free People" premieres in Amsterdam 
1946
11 Basketball of America Association teams meet to schedule 1st season 
1946
Henry Morgan is 1st to take off shirt on TV 
1946
Martin Kresses begins publishing "Eric the Viking" comic strip 
1946
The Basketball Association of America is formed in New York City. 
1947
Treaty drawn for establishment of Intl Patent Institute 
1949
"It Pays To Be Ignorant" game show debut on CBS-TV 
1949
WKY (now KTVY) TV channel 4 in Oklahoma City, OK (NBC) 1st broadcast 
1950
German DR & Poland sign treaty about Oder-Neisse border 
1950
Turkey: The Adhan in Arabic is legalized. 
1954
Patty Berg wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament 
1955
Bill Haley & Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" hits #1 
1956
David Marshall, Singapore's first Chief Minister, resigns. 
1958
Ozzie Virgil is 1st black to play as a Tiger 
1958
Premier Charles de Gaulle says Algeria will always be French 
1960
Roy Orbison releases "Only the Lonely" 
1960
South Africa police kills 11 Pondo's at Nqusa Hill 
1960
"Steve Allen Show" last airs on NBC-TV 
1962
Beatles meet their producer George Martin for 1st time, they record "Besame Mucho" with Peter Best on drums 
1963
Gasunie established 
1964
96th Belmont: Manuel Ycaza aboard Quadrangle wins in 2:28.6 
1964
Beatles arrive in Netherlands 
1964
Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume. 
1965
Rolling Stones release single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" 
1965
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Blue Grass Golf Invitational 
1965
Yankees Tom Tresh bangs 3 consecutive HRs beating White Sox 12-0 
1966
Activist James Meredith wounded by white sniper in Mississippi 
1966
Gemini 9 completes 45 orbits after rendezvous with "angry alligator" 
1966
NFL & AFL announce their merger 
1966
Stokely Carmichael launches "Black Power" movement 
1967
Israeli troops occupy Gaza 
1968
WKHA TV channel 35 in Hazard, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1968
Senator robert kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night. 
1969
Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar 
1970
102nd Belmont: John Rotz aboard High Echelon wins in 2:34 
1971
"Ed Sullivan Show" last broadcasts on CBS-TV 
1971
Air West filght 706 collides with Navy Phantom jet over LA, 50 die 
1971
John Lennon & Yoko Ono unannounced appearance at Fillmore East in NYC 
1971
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open 
1971
Soyuz 11 takes 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 1 space station 
1971
WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, GA (CBN) begins broadcasting 
1971
Willie Mays hits record 22nd & last extra inning HR 
1972
David Bowie releases "Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust" 
1972
Explosion at world's largest coal mine kills 427 (Wankie, Rhodesia) 
1972
Gold hits record $60 an ounce in London 
1972
US bombs Haiphong, North-Vietnam; 1000s killed 
1974
47th National Spelling Bee: Julie Ann Junkin wins spelling hydrophyte 
1974
A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy. 
1975
British voters decide to remain in Common Market 
1975
Nolan Ryan's bid for 2nd no-hitter broken in 6th inning 
1975
Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam established 
1976
30th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2 
1976
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic 
1977
"Washington Post" reports US has developed neutron bomb 
1977
Doobie Brothers sponsor a Golf Classic & Concert for United Way 
1977
Joseph L Howze installed as bishop of Roman Catholic diocese (Miss) 
1977
Supreme Court tosses out automatic death penalty laws 
1978
Proposition 13 cuts California property taxes 57% 
1979
200th running of horse's Derby in England 
1979
Royal Air Force receives 1st F-16 
1979
Willie Horton becomes 43rd player to hit 300 HRs in the majors 
1981
113th Belmont: George Martens aboard Summing wins in 2:29 
1981
51st French Womens Tennis: Hana Mandlikova beats Sylvia Hanika (62 64) 
1981
Maya Yang Lin wins competition to design the Vietnam War Memorial 
1981
A passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the actual figure is closer to 1,000 killed. 
1982
30,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon to drive out PLO 
1982
36th Tony Awards: Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby & Nine win 
1982
52nd French Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats G Vilas (16 76 60 64) 
1982
Bernard Glassman, installed as abbot of Zen Center of NY 
1982
Joanne Carner wins LPGA McDonald 's Golf Classic 
1983
17th Music City News Country Awards: Marty Robbins & Roy Acuff 
1983
Bottle with note of June 9, 1910 found in Queensland 
1983
Emmy 10th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 4th time 
1983
Li Xiannian becomes pres/Deng Xiaoping supreme commander of China PR 
1983
Nicaragua expels 3 US diplomats 
1983
Twins draft pitcher Tim Belcher #1 
1984
1,200 die in Sikh "Golden Temple" uprising India 
1985
55th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Navratilova (63 67 75) 
1985
58th National Spelling Bee: Balu Natarajan wins spelling milieu 
1985
Body of Nazi concentration camp doctor Dr Josef Mengele located & exhumed 
1985
Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts "status" of Aruba 
1985
Soyuz T-13 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station 
1986
Jurgen Schull sets world discus record (74.07 m) 
1986
Kathy Ormsby, a 21-year-old member of NC State track team jumps off a bridge permanently paralyzing herself 
1987
119th Belmont: Craig Perret aboard Bet Twice wins in 2:28.2 
1987
57th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats M Navratilova (6-4 4-6 8-6) 
1987
NY Yankees play their 13,000th game 
1988
22nd Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis & Statler Brothers 
1988
3 giant turtles found in Bronx sewage plant 
1988
George H W Bush makes campaign promise to support reparations for WW II to Japanese-American internees (promise broken, May 1989) 
1989
Mets turn their 1st triple play in 7 years but lose to Cubs 8-4 
1990
2nd International Rock Awards 
1990
For 2nd time this season, Cecil Fielder belts 3 home runs in a game 
1990
Stump Merrill replaces Bucky Dent as NY Yankee manager 
1991
Albert Belle is shipped to minors for not running out a ground ball 
1991
Dana Plato receives 6 yr suspended sentence for robbing a video store 
1991
NBC announces Jay Leno will replace Johnny Carson on May 25, 1992 
1991
Test Cricket debut of Graeme Hick, v West Indies at Headingley 
1992
124th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard AP Indy wins in 2:26 
1992
62nd French Womens Tennis Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (6-2 3-6 10-8) 
1992
Ben Vereen suffers injuries when hit by a car 
1992
NY Met Eddie Murray sets RBI record by a switch hitter 
1992
WLAF World Bowl 2: Sacramento beats Orlando 21-17 (Montreal) 
1993
47th Tony Awards: Angels in America & Kiss of the Spider Woman win 
1993
63rd French Mens Tennis: S Bruguera beats Jim Courier (64 26 62 36 63) 
1993
6th Children's Miracle Network Telethon 
1993
Jane Geddes wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic 
1993
Punsalmaagiyn Otsjirbat recognized as president of Mongolia 
1993
Ramiro de Leon Carpio elected pres of Guatemala 
1994
28th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Ray Stevens 
1994
6.0 earthquake/avalanche destroys Toez Colombia (about 1000 killed) 
1994
Brian Lara scores 501 not out for Warwickshire vs Durham 
1994
CD-councillor H Selhorst arrested for hard-drugs trade 
1994
Cricketer Brian Lara hits record 501 not out/390 runs in 1 day 
1994
Tupolev-154M crashes at Xian China, 160 killed 
1994
Warwickshire score 4 for 810 declared against Durham 
1998
130th Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Victory Gallop wins in 2:29 
1998
68th French Womens Tennis: 
1999
53rd Tony Awards: Fosse & Side Man win 
1999
In Australian Rules Football, Tony Lockett breaks the record for career goals, previously 1299 by Gordon Coventry and which had stood since 1937. 
1999
At the Putim maximum security prison in Brazil, 345 prisoners run from the main gate in the largest jailbreak in Brazilian history, marking the 10th escape for the three-year-old facility. In the ensuing manhunt, two fugitives are killed and five innocent bystanders are accidentally jailed. 
2002
Eastern Mediterranean Event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 metres diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The resulting explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb. 
2004
58th Tony Awards: Avenue Q & I Am My Own Wife win 
2004
Tamil is established as a Classical language by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament. 
2005
The United States Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich. 
2009
141st Belmont: Kent Desormeaux aboard Summer Bird wins in 2:27.54 
2012
Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs 
2012
The Solar Impulse completes the world's first intercontinental flight powered by the sun 
2012
46th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Luke Bryan wins 
2013
Kevin Barry's City of Bohane wins the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 
2016
Taiwan says won't recognize Chinese air defense zone over South China Sea 
2016
Australia storm kills three people, with more missing 
2017
Bloomberg delivers US pledge to continue Paris climate goals to UN 
2017
US State Dept approves $1.4 billion in military sales to Saudi 
2017
50 years today since the start of the 1967 Middle East War 
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