Unix Timestamp: 1023408000
Friday, June 7. 2002, 12:00:00 AM UTC

« Previous dayNext day »

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

A meteorite impact event occurs in northern Troms County, Norway. Locals compare the resultant explosion to the nuclear explosion at Hiroshima. The impact location was apparently desolate, and no structural damage or casualties are reported. //www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1346411.ece (Aftenposten) //www.physorg.com/news69155101.html (PhysOrg)

Sunday, June 7, 1998

Former Brigadier-General Ansumane Mané seizes control over military barracks in Bissau, marking the beginning of the Guinea-Bissau Civil War (1998–99).

Saturday, June 7, 1997

A computer user known as _eci publishes his Microsoft C source code on a Windows 95 and Windows NT exploit, which later becomes WinNuke. The source code gets wide distribution across the internet, and Microsoft is forced to release a security patch.

Friday, June 7, 1996

An IRA gang kills Detective Garda Jerry McCabe during a botched armed robbery in Adare, County Limerick.
Steffi Graf defeats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in the longest ever women's final at the French Open, to win her 19th Grand Slam title.
The 10th European Football Chionship (UEFA Euro 96) begins in England.

Friday, June 7, 1991

About 200,000 people attend a parade of 8,800 returning Persian Gulf War troops in Washington, D.C.
A major collapse of ground at the Emaswati Colliery in Swaziland traps 26 miners 65 m below the surface. The men have access to a safe refuge chamber and are all rescued by a drill hole 30 hours after the rescue unit is first alerted.

Thursday, June 7, 1990

June 8–9 ndash In the Czechoslovakian parliamentary election, Czechoslovakia's first free election since 1946, the Civic Forum wins the most seats but fails to secure a majority.
The 1990 FIFA World Cup begins in Italy.
Prime Minister of IsraelYitzhak Shamir ends 88 days with only an acting government by formining a coalition of right-wing and religious parties led by Shamir's Likud party.

Wednesday, June 7, 1989

Surinam Airways Flight PY764 crashes, killing 176.

Sunday, June 7, 1981

The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor.

Thursday, June 7, 1979

The first direct elections to the European Parliament begin, allowing citizens from across all then-9 European Communitymember states to elect 410 MEPs. It is also the first international election in history.

Tuesday, June 7, 1977

After caigning by Anita Bryant and her anti-gay Save Our Children crusade, Miami-Dade County, Florida voters overwhelmingly vote to repeal the county's gay rights ordinance.

Sunday, June 7, 1970

The Who become the first act to perform rock music (their rock opera, Tommy) at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.

Saturday, June 7, 1969

The rock supergroup Blind Faith play its debut gig in front of 100,000 people in London's Hyde Park.

Wednesday, June 7, 1967

Two Moby Grape members are arrested for contributing to the delinquency of minors.

Monday, June 7, 1965

A mining accident in Kakanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, results in 128 deaths.

Sunday, June 7, 1964

The Beatles travel the canals of Amsterdam.

Tuesday, June 7, 1960

U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy wins the California Democratic primary.

Tuesday, June 7, 1955

The TV quiz program "The $64,000 Question" premieres on CBS-TV in the United States, with Hal March as the host.

Sunday, June 7, 1953

Italian general election, 1953: The Christian Democrats win a plurality in both legislative houses.
Flint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: A tornado kills 115 in Flint, Michigan (the last to claim more than 100 lives until the 2011 Joplin tornado).
CIATechnical Services Staff head Sidney Gottlieb approves of the use of LSD in a MKULTRA subproject.
Flint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: A tornado spawned from the same storm system as the Flint tornado hits in Worcester, Massachusetts, killing 94.

Saturday, June 7, 1947

The Royal Romanian Army founded, the-now most successful romanian football club, Steaua București, as "A.S.A. București"//www.fcsteaua.ro/index/section/articles/article/5826/ History of FC Steaua.

Wednesday, June 7, 1944

The steamer "Danae" () carrying 350 Cretan Jews and 250 Cretans on the first leg of their way to Auschwitz was sunk without survivors off the shore of Santorini.
Bayeux is liberated by British troops.

Sunday, June 7, 1942

WWII: Japanese forces invade the Aleutian Islands (the first invasion of American soil in 128 years).

Friday, June 7, 1929

The Lateran Treaty, making Vatican City a sovereign state, is ratified.

Tuesday, June 7, 1927

Peter Voikov, the Soviet ambassador to Poland, is murdered.

Wednesday, June 7, 1911

Mexican Revolution: Francisco Madero arrives in Mexico City just after a local earthquake.

Thursday, June 7, 1906

The is launched in Glasgow. It is the world's largest ship.

Wednesday, June 7, 1905

The Norwegian Parliament declares the union with Sweden dissolved, and Norway achieves full independence.

Wednesday, June 7, 1893

Gandhi commits his first act of civil disobedience in India.

Tuesday, June 7, 1892

Homer Plessy (who is black) is arrested for sitting on the whites-only car in Louisiana, leading to the landmark "Plessy v. Ferguson" court case.

Sunday, June 7, 1863

French intervention in Mexico ndash French forces enter Mexico City.

Saturday, June 7, 1834

Greek independence: General Theodoros Kolokotronis is sentenced to death for treason for resisting the rule of Otto of Greece (he is released next year).

Thursday, June 7, 1832

The Reform Act becomes law in Britain.

Wednesday, June 7, 1809

Shoja Shah of Afghanistan signs a treaty with the British. Only weeks later, he is succeeded by Mahmud Shah.

Sunday, June 7, 1801

Portugal and Spain sign the Treaty of BadajozPortugal loses the city of Olivenza.

Saturday, June 7, 1788

France: Day of the Tiles, which some consider the beginning of the French Revolution.

Friday, June 7, 1776

American Revolution: Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposes to the Continental Congress that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states.

Wednesday, June 7, 1769

Frontiersman Daniel Boone first begins to explore the present-day Bluegrass State, Kentucky.

Saturday, June 7, 1692

An earthquake and related tsunami destroy Port Royal, capital of Jamaica and submerges a major part of it ndash an estimated 2,000 are immediately killed, 2,300 injured, and a probable additional 2,000 die from the diseases which ravage the island in the following months. !- History International Channel this date, this hour's programming. ndash Report trails ongoing archeology since 1964, which is considered the most important underwater archeological site in the western hemisphere - User:Fabartus -

Wednesday, June 7, 1673

First Battle of Schooneveld: In a sea battle of the Third Anglo-Dutch War, fought off the Netherlands coast, the Dutch win with the fleet of the United Provinces (commanded by Michiel de Ruyter) against the allied Anglo-French fleet commanded by Prince Rupert of the Rhine.

Tuesday, June 7, 1672

Third Anglo-Dutch War: Battle of Solebay, an indecisive sea battle between the Dutch Republic and the joined forces of England and France.ref name=CBH

Thursday, June 7, 1629

The Dutch States-General ratifies the Dutch West India Company's Charter of Freedoms and Exemptions, making it more attractive to invest in the colony of New Netherland in North America.

Wednesday, June 7, 1628

King Charles I reconvenes the English Parliament and accepts the Petition of Right as a concession to gain his subsidies.

Monday, June 7, 1610

Jamestown: Temporary Governor Gates decides to abandon Jamestown.

Friday, May 28, 1557 (Julianian calendar)

Mary I of England joins her husband Philip II of Spain in his war against France.

Friday, May 28, 1546 (Julianian calendar)

Treaty of Ardres, also known as the Treaty of C, is signed, resulting in peace between England and France.

Monday, May 28, 1520 (Julianian calendar)

King Henry VIII of England and King Francis I of France meet at the famous Field of Cloth of Gold.

Thursday, May 29, 1494 (Julianian calendar)

Treaty of Tordesillas: Spain and Portugal divide the New World between themselves.

Wednesday, May 29, 1420 (Julianian calendar)

Troops of the Republic of Venice capture Udine after a long siege, ending the independence of the Patriarchal State of Friuli, run by the Patriarch of Aquileia.

Friday, May 30, 1376 (Julianian calendar)

The dying Prince Edward summons his father Edward III and brother John of Gaunt and makes them swear to uphold the claim to the throne of his son Richard.

Tuesday, May 30, 1340 (Julianian calendar)

Rotterdam is officially declared a city.

Tuesday, May 30, 1329 (Julianian calendar)

David II becomes King of Scotland.

Monday, June 6, 421 (Julianian calendar)

Emperor Theodosius II marries Aelia Eudocia, a woman of Greek origin. The wedding is celebrated at Constantinople with chariot racing in the Hippodrome.
Source: Wikipedia