Born On This Day:
- Czar Nicholas I, 1796
- Antonio Gaudi, 1852
- Sir Ernest Benn, 1875
- George Abbott, 1887
- Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1900
- George Orwell, 1903
- Sidney Lumet, 1924
- June Lockhart, 1925
- Carly Simon, 1945
- Jimmie Walker, 1948
- Phyllis George, 1949
- George Michael, 1963
Died On This Day:
- Georg Telemann, 1767
- Gen. George Armstrong Custer, 1876
- Stanford White murdered, 1906
- Alberto Giacometti, 1933
- Johnny Mercer, 1976
- Philippe Halsman , 1979
- Warren E. Burger, 1995
- Jacques Cousteau, 1997
- Michael Jackson, 2009
- Farrah Fawcett, 2009
- 1483 - 13 year-old boy King Edward V and 10 year-old brother Richard last seen in Tower of London; probably murdered by uncle Richard III.
- 1630 - Gov. John Winthrop brings new cutlery including the first fork to America from England.
- 1788 - Virginia becomes10th of original 13 states to ratify Constitution and be admitted to Union.
- 1848 - Paris uprising - army kills 3,000 insurgents on Rue St. Maur; first news photo taken by Thibault.
- 1857 - Baudelaire's "Les Fleurs du Mal" published - most influential poetry collection in 19th C. Europe.
- 1867 - Barbed wire patented.
- 1876 - Custer's last stand in Battle of Little Bighorn, Montana; Sioux Indians under Sitting Bull triumph.
- 1910 - Igor Stravinsky's ballet score for 'The Firebird' first performed at Paris Opera.
- 1910 - The Mann Act passed; no longer may one transport women across state lines for immoral purposes.
- 1917 - 30,000 American troops land in northwest France in WW1.
- 1925 - First car telephone demonstrated in Germany.
- 1950 - Korean War starts; North Korea invades South Korea over 38th parallel prompted by USSR.
- 1951 - CBS airs first color show with Arthur Godfrey, Faye Emerson, Robert Alda, to 4 cities- few had TVs.
- 1962 - U.S. Supreme Court rules that prayers can no longer be read in public schools.
- 1967 - John Lennon finalizes the lyrics to the Beatles' "All You Need is Love."
- 1967 - Last TV appearance of Beatles singing "All you Need is Love" to 350 million viewers in 26 countries.
- 1969 - Longest tennis match at Wimbledon; Pancho Gonzalez beats Charlie Pasarell in 112 game 5 hrs 12 minutes.
- 1981 - Microsoft incorporated by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in the State of Washington.
- 1991 - 3,000 dead as Huai River in China floods wiping out Anhui agricultural region.
- 1991 - Croatia and Slovenia declare independence from Yugoslavia; Serbians vs. Muslims uncivil wars begin.
- 1993 - Kim Campbell becomes first woman prime minister of Canada, but only lasts 4 months.
- 2002 - Picasso nude 'Nu au Collier' sells for year's record of £15.95 million at Christies, London.
Feast Day of Saint:
- Prosper of Reggio
- Independence Day Mozambique (1975)
- Every fifth year - Great Singing Festival in Estonia
- 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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