Born On This Day:
- Henry Shrapnel, 1761
- Sydney Smith, 1771
- Jefferson Davis, 1808
- King George V, 1865
- Raul Dufy, 1877
- Maurice Evans, 1901
- Jan Peerce, 1904
- Paulette Goddard, 1905
- Josephine Baker, 1906
- Leo Gorcey, 1915
- Alain Resnais, 1922
- Tony Curtis, 1925
- Colleen Dewhurst, 1926
- Raul Castro, 1931
- Larry McMurtry, 1936
- Robert Fulghum, 1937
- Curtis Mayfield, 1942
- Ian Hunter, 1946
- Deniece Williams, 1951
- Rafael Nadal, 1986
Died On This Day:
- Byzantine Emperor Alexander A. D., AD 913
- Stephen Douglas, 1861
- Georges Bizet, 1875
- Johann Strauss (the younger), 1899
- Franz Kafka, 1924
- Pope John XXIII, 1963
- Ozzie Nelson, 1975
- Roberto Rossellini, 1977
- A.C. Nielsen, 1980
- Dame Anna Neagle, 1986
- Ayatollah Khomeini, 1989
- Eva Le Gallienne, 1991
- William Gaines, 1992
- Robert Morley, 1992
- Anthony Quinn, 2001
- Lew Wasserman, 2002
- Rue McClanahan, 2010
- James Arness, 2011
- Jack Kevorkian, 2011
- Muhammad Ali, 2016
- 1621 - Dutch West Indies Co. founded.
- 1665 - Victory of English fleet over Dutch in Battle of Lowestoft.
- 1888 - 'Casey at the Bat,' baseball poem by Ernest L. Thayer, first published in San Francisco Examiner.
- 1916 - ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) authorized by National Defense Act.
- 1932 - 'Iron Horse' Lou Gehrig hits four consecutive home runs for NY Yankees against Philadelphia.
- 1937 - Duke of Windsor marries Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson.
- 1940 - Evacuation of Dunkirk ends.
- 1942 - Battle of Midway Island begins; U.S. inflicts heavy losses sinking 17 Japanese ships. WWII
- 1949 - Wesley Anthony Brown becomes first Black man to graduate from US Naval Academy; goes on to become Lt. Commander.
- 1965 - During Gemini IV flight Ed White becomes first man to walk in space-for 20 minutes.
- 1972 - First woman rabbi in America, Sally Priesand, ordained in Cincinnati, OH.
- 1989 - Three million Iranians gather for funeral of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran, Iran.
- 1989 - Massacre in Tiananmen Square, Beijing; solders fire on protesting students; 500-700 die.
- 2008 - Senator Barack Obama clinches Democratic nomination to become the first Black person to run for President.
- 2012 - Giant flotilla of 1,000 vessels from all over the world celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee on the Thames.
Feast Day of Saint:
- Martyrs of Uganda
- 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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