Born On This Day:
- King Charles XII of Sweden, 1682
- Emma Goldman, 1869
- Helen Keller, 1880
- Paul Conrad, 1924
- Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan), 1927
- I.A.L. Diamond, 1927
- David Mercer, 1928
- H. Ross Perot, 1930
- Anna Moffo, 1932
- Norma Kamali, 1945
- Isabelle Adjani, 1955
- Jason Patric, 1966
- Toby Maguire, 1975
- Tobey Maguire, 1975
Died On This Day:
- St. Cyril of Alexandria, AD 444
- James Smithson, 1829
- John Murray, 1843
- Joseph Smith shot dead, 1844
- A. J. Ayer, 1989
- Cubby Broccoli, 1996
- Jack Lemmon, 2001
- John Entwhistle, 2002
- Alvin Toffler, 2016
- 1652 - First traffic law passed in America by New Amsterdam (New York).
- 1776 - First American army officer hanged for conspiring to capture George Washington.
- 1787 - After writing for 65 years, Edward Gibbons finishes 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.'
- 1801 - British conquer Cairo as French begin withdrawing from Egypt in one of Napoleonic Wars.
- 1829 - Brit scientist James Smithson leaves funds to establish Smithsonian in DC despite never visiting US.
- 1844 - Founder of Mormonism and Presidential candidate Joseph Smith and his brother shot and killed whilst in jail in Cathage, IL by armed mob with painted faces.
- 1847 - First telegraph wire links established between NY and Boston.
- 1848 - Broadway Theatre in New York becomes first theatre to offer steam powered air conditioning.
- 1900 - Central London Electric Railway opens.
- 1922 - King George V opens New Lawn Tennis Ground at Wimbledon at 3:30 after rainstorm subsides.
- 1929 - Scientists at Bell Laboratories in NY demonstrate system of color television with 3 separate tubes.
- 1942 - FBI announces capture of eight Nazi commandos in Long Island, N.Y.
- 1944 - Allies take Cherbourg.
- 1950 - President Harry S. Truman orders Air Force and Navy into Korean War following call from UN.
- 1957 - Hurricane Audrey kills more than 500 in Louisiana and Texas.
- 1967 - First mechanical cash dispenser begins operating at Barclay's Bank's Enfield office in London.
- 1969 - Stonewall gay pride riots begin in Greenwich Village New York on day of Judy Garlands funeral.
- 1978 - Paper Mate division of Gillette receives patent on pen with erasable ink-the Eraser Mate.
- 1986 - Bugatti Royale car built in 1931 sold for record $6.5 million at auction in Reno, NV.
- 2007 - Gordon Brown succeeds Tony Blair as Prime Minister of England; Blair resigns as MP to become Middle East envoy.
Feast Day of Saint:
- Independence Day Djibouti (1977)
- 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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