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The Solar Impulse, a solar plane, lands in Morocco, completing the world's first intercontinental flight powered by the Sun. //www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h5bdziESjmBSB4aYJ3WeoeYuPqRw?docId=e270a6c024b94405885571f9d6ff6ac0 (Associated Press)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Former West Berlin police officer Karl-Heinz Kurras is revealed to have spied for East Germany's Stasi. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8085399.stm (BBC)

Friday, June 6, 2008

Japan and North Korea resume bilateral talks, last held in September 2007. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7439190.stm (BBC News)

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Iceland's Prime Minister Halldór Ásgrímsson resigns after poor showings in local elections. Foreign Minister Geir Haarde takes over. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5050768.stm (BBC)

Thursday, June 6, 2002

Eastern Mediterranean Event: An object with an estimated diameter of 10 meters collides with Earth, over the Mediterranean Sea, and detonates in mid-air.

Sunday, June 6, 1999

In Brazil, 345 prisoners escape from Putim prison through the front gate.

Friday, June 6, 1997

In Lacey Township, New Jersey, high school senior Melissa Drexler kills her newborn baby in a toilet.

Thursday, June 6, 1996

Leighton W. Smith, Jr. resigns as NATO commander in the face of increasing criticism.

Monday, June 6, 1994

June 8 ndash Ceasefire negotiations for the Yugoslav War begin in Geneva they agree to a 1-month cessation of hostilities (which does not last more than a few days).

Monday, June 6, 1988

Elizabeth II strips jockeyLester Piggott of his OBE, following his jailing for tax irregularities.

Wednesday, June 6, 1984

Indian troops storm the Golden Temple at Amritsar, the Sikhs' holiest shrine, killing an estimated 2,000 people.

Saturday, June 6, 1981

Bihar train disaster: Seven coaches of an overcrowded passenger train fall off the tracks into the River Kosi in Bihar, India about 800 die.

Tuesday, June 6, 1978

California voters approve Proposition 13, which slashes property taxes nearly 60%.

Monday, June 6, 1977

9 ndash Jubilee celebrations are held in the United Kingdom to celebrate 25 years of Elizabeth II's reign.

Sunday, June 6, 1976

The Double Six Tragedy, a plane crash in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, kills everyone on board, including Sabahan Chief Minister Tun Fuad Stephens.

Friday, June 6, 1975

Georgetown Agreement formally creating the ACP Group signed.

Saturday, June 6, 1970

A D-Day celebration is held in Washington, D.C..

Tuesday, June 6, 1967

East African Community (EAC) established.

Monday, June 6, 1966

Topeka, Kansas is devastated by a tornado that registers as an F5 on the Fujita Scale, the first to exceed US $100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.//www.crh.noaa.gov/top/events/66tornado.php NOAA.gov
An XB-70 Valkyrie prototype is destroyed in a mid-air collision with a F-104 Starfighter chase plane during a photo shoot. NASA pilot Joseph A. Walker and USAF test pilot Carl Cross are both killed.
Civil rights activist James Meredith is shot while trying to march across Mississippi.

Saturday, June 6, 1964

With a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven are terminated.

Wednesday, June 6, 1962

President John F. Kennedy gives the commencement address at Yale University.
President John F. Kennedy gives the commencement address at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin, with apparent success, escape from the Alcatraz Island prison. Although the men were never heard from again, there is evidence that they survived the attempt and there was to be sightings of them over the years.

Wednesday, June 6, 1956

In Singapore, chief minister David Marshall resigns after the breakdown of talks about internal self-government in London.

Tuesday, June 6, 1950

Turkey: The Adhan in Arabic is legalized.

Monday, June 6, 1949

Red Scare: Celebrities including Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.
With the passage of the Bodh Gaya Temple Act by the Indian government, Mahabodhi Temple is restored to partial Buddhist control.
George Orwell's book "Nineteen Eighty-Four" is published.

Thursday, June 6, 1946

The Basketball Association of America is formed in New York City.

Wednesday, June 6, 1945

William Lyon Mackenzie King is re-elected as Canadian prime minister.
The Franck Committee recommends against a surprise nuclear bombing of Japan.ref name=nuclearfiles1940//www.nuclearfiles.org/menu/timeline/1940/1945.htm
King Haakon VII of Norway returns to Norway.

Tuesday, June 6, 1944

WWII ndash Battle of Normandy: "Operation Overlord", commonly known as D-Day, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland, in the largest hibious military operation in history. This operation helps liberate France from Germany, and also weakens the Nazi hold on Europe.

Wednesday, June 6, 1934

New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Exchange Act into law, establishing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Tuesday, June 6, 1933

The first drive-in theater opens in Camden, New Jersey.

Saturday, June 6, 1925

Friday, June 6, 1919

The Hungarian Red Army attacks the Prekmurian Republic.

Tuesday, June 6, 1893

Prince George, Duke of York (later George V) marries Mary of Teck.

Thursday, June 6, 1889

The Great Seattle Fire ravages through the downtown area without any fatalities.

Friday, June 6, 1862

American Civil War ndash Battle of Memphis: U.S. Army troops capture Memphis, Tennessee from the Confederate States

Monday, June 6, 1859

The British Crown colony of Queensland in Australia is created by devolving part of the territory of New South Wales (Queensland Day).

Saturday, June 6, 1857

Wednesday, June 6, 1849

Fort Worth, Texas, is founded.

Thursday, June 6, 1844

George Williams founds the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in London.

Tuesday, June 6, 1843

In Barbados, Samuel Jackman Prescod is the first non-white person elected to the House of Assembly.
Ulysses S. Grant graduates from West Point 21st from a class of 39.
John J. Peck graduates from West Point 8th from a class of 39.

Sunday, June 6, 1841

Marian Hughes becomes the first woman to take religious vows in communion with the AnglicanProvince of Canterbury since the Reformation, making them privately to E. B. Pusey in Oxford.
United Kingdom Census held, the first to record names and approximate ages of every household member and to be administered nationally.

Thursday, June 6, 1822

Alexis St. Martin accidentally shot in the stomach, which leads the way to William Beaumont's studies on digestion.

Tuesday, June 6, 1809

Sweden promulgates a new Instrument of Government, which restores political power to the Riksdag of the Estates after authoritarian rule since 1772. On the same day, Duke Charles (uncle of the deposed king Gustav IV Adolf) is elected King under the name Charles XIII.

Saturday, June 6, 1807

An earthquake strikes Lisbon, Portugal.

Wednesday, June 6, 1787

Franklin College, named for Benjamin Franklin, opens in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It later merges with Marshall College to become Franklin and Marshall College.

Saturday, June 6, 1761

A transit of Venus occurs, and is observed from 120 locations around the Earth.

Tuesday, June 6, 1752

Fire destroys 18,000 houses in Moscow.

Sunday, June 6, 1683

The Ashmolean Museum opens as the world's first university museum.

Wednesday, June 6, 1674

Shivaji is crowned as Chatrapati Shivaji at Raigad Fort in India.

Saturday, June 6, 1654

Charles X Gustav succeeds his cousin Christina on the Swedish throne. After her abdication on the same day, Christina, now the former reigning queen of a Protestant nation, secretly converts to Catholicism.
July ndash The Russian Army seizes Smolensk, and the Thirteen Years War starts between Russia and Poland over Ukraine.

Monday, June 6, 1644

The invading Manchu army, with the help of Ming general Wu Sangui, captures Beijing, China. This marks the beginning of the Qing Dynasty (also known as the Manchu Dynasty), the last imperial dynasty of China.

Thursday, June 6, 1630

Swedish warships depart from Stockholm to Germany.

Tuesday, May 27, 1561 (Julianian calendar)

Sweden conquers Livonia (modern Estonia).

Wednesday, May 27, 1523 (Julianian calendar)

Gustav Vasa is elected king of Sweden, finally establishing its full independence from Denmark, marking the end of the Kalmar Union.

Friday, May 27, 1513 (Julianian calendar)

Italian Wars ndash Battle of Novara: Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis de la Tremoille, forcing the French to abandon Milan. Duke Massimiliano Sforza is restored.

Saturday, May 27, 1508 (Julianian calendar)

Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces he is forced to sign a 3-year truce and cede several territories to Venice.
August ndash Lebna Dengel succeeds his father Na'od as Emperor of Ethiopia. Due to his young age, his grandmother Eleni acts as regent.
December ndash Michelangelo Buonarroti begins work on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Tuesday, May 29, 1397 (Julianian calendar)

Richard Whittington is nominated as Lord Mayor of London for the first time.

Monday, May 29, 1391 (Julianian calendar)

Anti-Jewish riots erupt in Seville, Spain. Many thousands of Jews are massacred and the violence spreads throughout Spain and Portugal.

Saturday, May 29, 1333 (Julianian calendar)

William Donn de Burgh, 3rd Earl of Ulster is murdered and the Burke Civil War begins in Ireland.

Tuesday, May 30, 1217 (Julianian calendar)

King Henry I of Castile dies aged thirteen from the fall of a roof tile in Palencia, an event which his regent, Álvaro Núñez de Lara, attempts to conceal. Henry's sister Berengaria succeeds to the throne.
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