Harriet Harman becomes Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, replacing Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott. She is not expected to follow Prescott as Deputy Prime Minister, and won the Labour deputy leadership election with 50.43%, narrowly beating Alan Johnson. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6234692.stm
U.S. Air Force pilot Bud Holland crashes a B-52 at Fairchild Air Force Base, as a result of pilot error. It's unclear if the event of four days previous (above) was a contributing factor.
Kathleen Young and Irene Templeton are ordained as priests in St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, becoming the first female Anglican priests in the United Kingdom.
Watergate scandal: Former White House counsel John Dean begins his testimony before the Senate Watergate Committee.
Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev
addresses the American people on television, the first to do so.
Giorgio Rosa declares the independence of his Republic of Rose Island, an artificial island off Rimini, Italy. Italian troops demolish it not long after.
The Malagasy Republic, now Madagascar, becomes independent from France
The Belgian Congo receives its independence from Belgium as the Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville). A civil war followed closely on the heels of this.
Cold War: A Soviet Air Force MiG-19 fighter plane flying north of Murmansk, Russia, over the Barents Sea shoots down a six-man RB-47 Stratojet reconnaissance plane of the U.S. Air Force. Four of the U.S. Air Force officers are killed, and the two survivors are held prisoner in the Soviet Union
Public demonstrations by democratic and left forces, against Italian government support of the post-fascist Italian Social Movement
, are heavily suppressed by police.
Apartheid: The "South African Citizenship Act" suspends the granting of citizenship to British Commonwealth immigrants after 5 years and imposes a ban on mixed marriages.
The first television western, "Hopalong Cassidy", airs on NBC.
Dock workers strike in the UK.
Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely-reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.
WWII: A victory parade is held in Red Square in Moscow.
The government of Siam changes its name to Thailand, which means 'Free Land'.Thailand ( Siam ) History (overview), CS Mngt, 2005, "CSMngt.com" webpage: //www.csmngt.com/thailand_history.htm
A Swedish aeroplane rescues part of the Italian North Pole expedition, including Umberto Nobile. The Soviet icebreaker "Krasin" saves the rest July 12
Weimar Republic foreign minister Walter Rathenau is assassinated the murderers are captured July 17.
In Manchester, NH
, a downtown fire causes $400,000 damage and injures 19 firemen.
Sadi Carnot, president of France, is assassinated.
First published review of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
by Mark Twain
, in a British magazine the book's first edition had appeared earlier in June in England. (The book was published in the U.S. in December 1876.)
Battle of Wilhelmsthal: The Anglo-Hanoverian army of Ferdinand of Brunswick defeats the French forces in Westphalia. The British commander Lord Granby distinguishes himself.
Huguenot rebellions: Saint-Jean-d'Angély is taken after a 26 day siege by Royal forces.
July ndash "The Isle of Dogs" (a play now lost) is written by Thomas Nashe and Ben Jonson, and performed at the Swan Theatre.
The first Dutch voyage to the East Indies reaches Bantam
July 1 ndash Action of San Mateo Bay: English privateer Richard Hawkins in the "Dainty" is attacked and captured by a Spanish squadron off Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
Tuesday, June 14, 1575 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, June 14, 1536 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, June 14, 1535 (Julianian calendar)
Münster Rebellion: The Anabaptist state of Münster is conquered and disbanded.
Wednesday, June 14, 1531 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, June 14, 1509 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, June 15, 1497 (Julianian calendar)
John Cabot lands in North America (near present day Bonavista, Newfoundland).
Tuesday, June 15, 1417 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, June 16, 1374 (Julianian calendar)
The illness dancing mania begins in Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen), possibly due to ergotism.
Monday, June 16, 1348 (Julianian calendar)
The Black Death outbreak goes into full swing in Melcombe Regis (modern-day Weymouth, Dorset in England).
Friday, June 16, 1346 (Julianian calendar)
July ndash Edward III orders closing of English ports to stop information reaching France.ref name = crecy/
Friday, June 16, 1340 (Julianian calendar)
The Battle of Sluys is fought between the naval fleets of the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of France. The former is under the command of Edward III of England and the latter under that of Admiral Hugues Quiéret and treasurer Nicholas Béhuchet assisted by Genoese mercenary galleys under Egidio Bocanegra. The French fleet is virtually destroyed and both commanders are killed.
Wednesday, June 16, 1322 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, June 16, 1314 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, June 17, 1128 (Julianian calendar)
Battle of São Mamede: King Afonso I of Portugal (then Count of Portugal) defeats his mother, Teresa of León, and gains control of the county, which thus becomes "de facto" independent.
Wednesday, June 20, 826 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, June 23, 474 (Julianian calendar)
Julius Nepos arrives at Portus and marches on Ravenna. He forces Glycerius to abdicate the throne and proclaims himself emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
Monday, June 25, 109 (Julianian calendar)