Born On This Day:
- James Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender, 1688
- Gustave Courbet, 1819
- Hattie McDaniel, 1895
- Frederick Loewe, 1901
- Robert Cummings, 1908
- Terence Rattigan, 1911
- Saul Bellow, 1915
- Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 1921
- Judy Garland, 1922
- Robert Maxwell, 1923
- Nat Hentoff, 1925
- June Haver, 1926
- Maurice Sendak, 1928
- F. Lee Bailey, 1933
- Linda Evangelista, 1965
- Elizabeth Hurley, 1965
Died On This Day:
- Barbarossa, 1190
- King George I, 1727
- Andre-Marie Ampere, 1836
- King Michael III Serbia, 1868
- Antonio Gaudi, 1926
- Frederick Delius, 1934
- Marcus Garvey, 1940
- Jack Johnson, 1946
- Spencer Tracy, 1967
- William Inge suicide, 1973
- Duke of Gloucester, 1974
- Adolph Zukor, 1976
- Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982
- Louis L'Amour, 1988
- John Gotti, 2002
- Ray Charles, 2004
- Gordie Howe, 2016
- 1652 - First mint in America established at Boston by silversmith John Hull; issues silver Pine Tree Shilling.
- 1682 - First recorded tornado in America near New Haven, Conn. at 2:30 p.m.
- 1692 - First Salem witches hanged in Massachusetts - 14 women inc. Bridget Bishop and five men lynched.
- 1727 - On the death of George I, George II proclaimed King of Britain.
- 1808 - Napoleon excommunicated by Pope Pius VII
- 1829 - First Oxford vs. Cambridge boat race rowed on the Thames in London; Oxford clear winners.
- 1840 - Queen Victoria shot at (and missed) by anarchist Edward Oxford in Hyde Park, London.
- 1846 - The rubber tire patented in England by Robert William Thomson.
- 1854 - Crystal Palace opens in London.
- 1865 - Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde first performed in Munich.
- 1907 - First color photos using autochrome process invented by Lumiere brothers displayed at the offices of French newspaper L'Illustration.
- 1928 - Dance marathon at Madison Square Garden begins; stopped 17 days later with 9 couples still dancing.
- 1940 - Italy declares war on Britain and France-WWII.
- 1942 - Nazis wipe out entire Czechoslovakian village of Lidice; men executed, women & children deported.
- 1963 - Equal Pay Act of 1963 signed into law today abolishes wage disparity based on sex; part of JFK's New Frontier Program.
- 1967 - Six Day War between Israel and Arabs ends.
- 2009 - Today at 10:22 a.m. GMT the one millionth word entered the English language according to languagemonitor.com; web 2.0 is the new word.
Feast Day of Saint:
- Bogumilus or Theophilus
- Getulius and his Companions
- Ithamar and Landericus or Landry of Paris
- SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
- TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
- TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
- SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
- ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
- PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
- TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
- CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
- FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
- ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
- RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
- CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
- CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
- GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
- CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
- HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
- AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days
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