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1941Chemists Archer John Porter Martin and Richard L. M. Synge give the first demonstration of partition chromatography (separation of mixtures) at a meeting of the Biochemical Society held at the National Institute for Medical Research, Hampstead

198757th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (75 62 36 76)

1924George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775' from Everest's summit

1994A's outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,100th career base

198050th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Vitas Gerulaitis (64 61 62)

1990Michael Jackson hospitalized for chest pains

1966NY Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1

1987Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

1969Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special

1983Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out

1654Louis XIV crowned King of France

1986Madonna's single "Live to Tell" goes #1

1944Claus von Stauffenberg meets Hitler

201216th century archaeology remains of the Curtain Theatre, where some of Shakespeare's plays were first performed, were found under a pub in London

1975"Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver hits #1

1916Theodore Roosevelt declines nomination of the Progressive Party and throws his support behind Republican Charles Evans Hughes

1959Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament

1942Battle of Midway ends: Adm Nimitz wins 1st WW II naval defeat of Japan

1863Battle of Milliken's Bend, LA-Jefferson Davis' home burnt

1893Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience.

1982US President Reagan meets Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth II

1969"Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV

1936Charles "Lucky" Luciano is convicted on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution

198656th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats M Navratilova (26 63 63)

1864Abraham Lincoln renominated for US President by Republican Party

1769Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky

1975Spain's Manuel Orantes wins US Open, beating Jimmy Connors in 3 sets

1953Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open

1909Mary Pickford made her screen debut at the age of 16.

198151st French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats I. Lendl (61 46 62 36 61)

1628English King Charles I ratifies the Petition of Rights

199767th French Womens Tennis: Iva Majoli beats Martina Hingis (64 62)

1933George Balanchine/Kurt Weills "7 Deadly Sins" premiers in Paris

1989Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years

June 7th Historical Events
Date Event
555
Vigilius ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
1099
1st Crusaders arrive in Jerusalem 
1340
Rotterdam Netherlands founded 
1413
King Ladislaw of Naples occupies Rome 
1420
Troops of the Republic of Venice capture Udine, ending the independenceo f the Patriarchate of Aquileia. 
1494
Treaty of Tordesillas, Spain & Portugal divide America 
1527
Pope Clement VII surrenders to emperor Charles V's armies 
1546
England signs Peace of Andres with Scotland/Ireland 
1557
England declares war on France 
1614
2nd parliament of King James I, dissolves passing no legislation 
1628
English King Charles I ratifies the Petition of Rights 
1654
Louis XIV crowned King of France 
1672
Battle by Solebay: Dutch adm M de Ruyter beats French/English fleet 
1692
Earthquake in Porte Royale, Jamaica, kills 3,000 
1694
English invasion army under Thomas Tollemache reaches Brest 
1769
Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky 
1776
Richard Lee (VA) moves Decl of Independence in Continental Congress 
1780
Anti-Catholic riot in London, hundreds die 
1788
Masses stone French army at Grenoble 
1798
Jews of Pesaro Italy fast commemorating murder of Jews 
1798
Thomas Malthus publishes the first edition of his influential 'Essay on the Principle of Population' (date of the unsigned preface) 
1800
David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba. 
1832
Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada. 
1839
Hawaiian Declaration of Rights is signed 
1860
Workmen start laying track for Market Street Railroad, SF 
1862
Skirmish at Union Church, VA (Peninsular) 
1862
Gen B Butler orders William Mumford hanged after he removed & destroyed US flag on display over New Orleans Mint 
1862
The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade. 
1863
Battle of Milliken's Bend, LA-Jefferson Davis' home burnt 
1863
Mexico City captured by French troops 
1864
Abraham Lincoln renominated for US President by Republican Party 
1866
Irish Fenians raid Pigeon Hill, Quebec 
1866
1,800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they loot and plunder around Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec. 
1873
7th Belmont: James Roe aboard Springbok wins in 3:01.75 
1875
California Rifle and Pistol Association founded 
1880
War of the Pacific: The Battle of Arica, assault and capture of Morro de Arica (Arica Cape), that ended the Campaña del Desierto (Desert Campaign). 
1881
15th Belmont: T Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:47 
1887
Monotype type-casting machine patented by Tolbert Lanston, Wash DC 
1892
John J Doyle of Clev Spiders is 1st to pinch hit in a baseball game 
1892
Republican convention in Minneapolis begins 
1893
Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience. 
1898
Social Democracy of America party holds 1st national convention, Chicago 
1900
Boer general Christian de Law occupies British rail depot at Roodewal 
1905
Norway dissolves union with Sweden (in effect since 1814) 
1906
Chicago Cubs score 11 in 1st inning, beating NY Giants 19-0 
1906
Famous Cunard passenger liner Lusitania launches 
1909
Cleveland Industrial Exposition opens 
1909
Mary Pickford made her screen debut at the age of 16. 
1912
St Pius X encyclical "On Indians of South America" 
1912
US army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane 
1916
Theodore Roosevelt declines nomination of the Progressive Party and throws his support behind Republican Charles Evans Hughes 
1916
Germany troop march into Fort Faux, Verdun 
1917
Melvin Jones and a number of other Chicago businessmen found Lions Clubs International, now the largest service organization in the world 
1919
Sette giugno: Riot in Malta; four are killed. 
1924
56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8 
1924
George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775' from Everest's summit 
1926
Swedish government of Ekman forms 
1929
Margaret Bondfield becomes 1st Dutch female minister (of Labor) 
1929
Vatican City becomes a sovereign state 
1930
62nd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:31.6 
1930
NY Times agrees to capitalize the n in "Negro" 
1932
Pitcher John Quinn, 47, is oldest player to have an extra-base hit (a double) & bat in a run, as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 9-2 
1933
George Balanchine/Kurt Weills "7 Deadly Sins" premiers in Paris 
1936
Yanks beat Indians 5-4 in 16; longest game without a strikeout 
1936
Charles "Lucky" Luciano is convicted on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution 
1938
1st play telecast with original Broadway cast, "Susan & God" 
1938
Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat 1st flown (Eddie Allen) 
1938
The Douglas DC-4E makes its first test flight. 
1939
George VI & Elizabeth become the 1st king & queen of Britain to visit USA 
1939
Cleve Indians sets AL record of 16 inning game without striking out, however lose game 5-4 to NY Yankees 
1940
British/French troops evacuate Narvik 
1941
45th US Golf Open: Craig Wood shoots a 284 at Colonial Club Fort Worth 
1941
73rd Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway win in 2:31 (triple crown) 
1941
Chemists Archer John Porter Martin and Richard L. M. Synge give the first demonstration of partition chromatography (separation of mixtures) at a meeting of the Biochemical Society held at the National Institute for Medical Research, Hampstead 
1942
USS Yorktown sinks near Midway Island 
1942
Battle of Midway ends: Adm Nimitz wins 1st WW II naval defeat of Japan 
1942
Germany Armys march into Sebastopol 
1942
Japanese troops lands on Attu, Aleutian Islands 
1944
Achilles Veen soccer team forms in Veen 
1944
Canadian 50th division occupies Bayeux 
1944
Claus von Stauffenberg meets Hitler 
1946
Pirates players vote 20-16 to walkout rather than play the Giants 
1946
US Supreme Court bans discrimination in interstate travel 
1948
Communist complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; Pres Bernes resigns 
1948
KVP wins Dutch Second-Parliamentary election 
1952
"3 Wishes after Jamie" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 94 perfs 
1952
7th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 5-4 
1952
84th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard One Count wins in 2:30.2 
1953
1st color network telecast in compatible color (Boston Mass) 
1953
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open 
1953
Mary Terrell wins struggle to end segregation in Wash DC restaurants 
1953
WDAU (now WYOU) TV chan 22 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (CBS) begins 
1954
1st microbiology laboratory dedicated (New Brunswick NJ) 
1955
"$64,000 Question" premieres on CBS TV 
1955
1st President to appear on color TV (Eisenhower) 
1955
India premier Nehru visit USSR 
1956
Singapore government of Marshall resigns 
1957
Mickey Stewart holds 7 cricket catches for Surrey v Northants 
1958
90th Belmont: Pete Anderson aboard Cavan wins in 2:30.2 
1958
Battles between Turkish & Greeks Cypriots break out 
1959
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament 
1959
KLX-AM in Oakland California changes call letters to KEWB (now KNEW) 
1962
NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 31,580 m 
1963
1st Rolling Stones TV appearance (Thank Your Lucky Stars) & release 1st single, "Come on" 
1964
Beatles travel canals of Amsterdam 
1965
Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits 
1965
Morocco King Hassan suspends constitution, grabs power 
1965
Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995 
1965
The Supreme Court of the United States decides on Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples. 
1966
NY Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1 
1967
2 Moby Grape members arrested for contributing to deliquency of minors 
1967
Israel captures Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem, Jericho & Bethlehem 
1967
NY Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1 
1968
Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Bobby Kennedy assassination 
1968
The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York. 
1969
"Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV 
1969
101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts & Letters wins in 2:28.8 
1969
Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special 
1969
Tommy James & Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion" 
1969
Wash Senators draft Jeff Burroughs #1 
1970
22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young & Susan Hampshire win 
1970
Jockey Willie Shoemaker passes Johnny Longden with his 6,033 win 
1970
Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open 
1970
The Who's "Tommy" is performed at NY's Lincoln Center 
1971
Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut 
1972
"Grease" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 3,388 performances 
1972
German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel 
1972
Hsan Hua, Zen teacher, conducted 1st ordination ceremony in America 
1972
Pirate's Gene Alley bases-loaded walk, beats Padres 1-0 in 18th 
1973
Rangers draft Texas high school pitcher David Clyde #1 
1974
Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1 
1975
"Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver hits #1 
1975
Dennis Lillee takes 1st one-day 5WI, 5-34 v Pakistan World Cup 
1975
Spain's Manuel Orantes wins US Open, beating Jimmy Connors in 3 sets 
1975
Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international, v WI Cricket World Cup 
1975
Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public. 
1976
NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor & David Brinkley, premieres 
1977
Anita Bryant leads successful crusade against Miami gay rights law 
1977
White Sox draft Harold Baines #1 
1978
32nd NBA Championship: Wash Bullets beat Sea Supersonics, 4 games to 3 
1978
Emmy 5th Daytime Award presentation 
1979
52nd National Spelling Bee: Katie Kerwin wins spelling maculature 
1979
Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched 
1979
Portugal government of Mota Pinto resigns 
1979
Rocker Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion 
1980
"Billy Bishop Goes to War" closes at Morosco NYC after 12 perfs 
1980
"Cars" by Gary Numan hits #9 
1980
112th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Temperence Hill wins in 2:29.8 
1980
50th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Vitas Gerulaitis (64 61 62) 
1980
Jeff Norman runs world record 50k (2:48:06) 
1980
Tommy John wins his 200th, 3-0 on a 2-hitter 
1981
35th Tony Awards: Amadeus & 42nd Street win 
1981
51st French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats I. Lendl (61 46 62 36 61) 
1981
Israeli F-15/F-16 destroys alleged Iraqi plutonium production facility 
1981
Sandra Post wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Classic 
1982
16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell 
1982
Habres rebel army occupies capital of Chad, N'djamena 
1982
LA Dodger Steve Garvey is 5th to play in 1,000 consecutive games 
1982
NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers 
1982
US President Reagan meets Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth II 
1982
Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game & goes 0-for-4 
1983
Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out 
1986
118th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Danzig Connect wins in 2:29.8 
1986
56th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats M Navratilova (26 63 63) 
1986
Madonna's single "Live to Tell" goes #1 
1986
Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1 
1987
41st Tony Awards: Fences & Les Miserables win 
1987
57th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (75 62 36 76) 
1987
Andy Van Slyke HRs off R McDowell in both ends of double header 
1987
Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship 
1988
Aluminum contaminates Cornwall's water supply 
1989
23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires 
1989
Atlanta Fulton County Comm approves $210M stadium for the Falcons 
1989
For one second this morning, the time is 01:23:45, 6-7-89 
1989
Suriname SLM-173 (DC-8) crashes near Paramaribo Airport killing 173 
1989
Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years 
1989
1st Baseball game to start outdoors & end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, & beat Brewers 4-2 
1990
Michael Jackson hospitalized for chest pains 
1990
South Africa president F W de Klerk lifts 4 year olf state of emergency 
1991
Mount Pinatubo (Philippines) erupts for 1st time 
1992
"Small Family Business" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 48 perfs 
1992
62nd French Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats Petr Korda (75 62 61) 
1992
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship 
1992
EUVE Launch 
1993
27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill 
1993
Cleveland breaks ground for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 
1993
Crickets Graham Gooch dismissed handled the ball v Australia, Old Trafford 
1993
Prince celebrated his birthday by changing his name to a symbol 
1994
A's outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,100th career base 
1995
The long range Boeing 777 enters service with United Airlines 
1996
Julia & Noah wed on "All My Children" 
1997
129th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Touch Gold wins in 2:28.8 
1997
67th French Womens Tennis: Iva Majoli beats Martina Hingis (64 62) 
1997
Cosmos 2344 Proton-K Launch (Russia), Failed 
1997
Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep the Phila Flyers 
1998
68th French Mens Tennis: 
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. 
1998
52nd Tony Awards: The Lion King & 'Art' win 
2001
Tony Blair's Labour Party wins another landslide victory in the General Election 
2001
BP announces that it will build a new $600-million platform offshore Trinidad that is expected to double the company's production of natural gas there by 2004 
2003
135th Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Empire Maker wins in 2:28.26 
2006
British Houses of Parliament temporarily shut down due to anthrax alert. 
2008
140th Belmont: Alan Garcia aboard Da Tara wins in 2:29.65 
2009
63rd Tony Awards: Billy Elliot the Musical & God of Carnage win 
2012
16th century archaeology remains of the Curtain Theatre, where some of Shakespeare's plays were first performed, were found under a pub in London 
2012
Credit rating agency Fitch downgrades Spain's credit rating to BBB in the wake of international bailout speculation 
2012
A bus falls into a ravine in La Paz, Bolivia, killing 16 and injuring 32 people 
2013
42 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus catches fire in Xiamen, China 
2013
18 people are killed and 14 are injured after a bus plunges off a mountain road in Himachel Pradesh, India 
2014
Maria Sharapova wins the French Open women's tennis singles 
2016
Harambe gorilla killing: No charges for boy's mother 
2017
Morocco airline cancels flights via Doha to Arab states over Qatar dispute 
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