Sunday, 6 June 2010

June 6 - Summary

June 6th Summary:

June 6 - Events

June 6th Details:
June 6th Events:
1513 – Battle of Novara - Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis de la Tremoille, forcing the French to abandon Milan (Italian Wars).
1523 – Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden - this marks the end of the Kalmar Union.
1644 – The Qing Dynasty Manchu forces led by the Shunzhi Emperor capture Beijing during the collapse of the Ming Dynasty.
1654 – Charles X succeeds his abdicated cousin Queen Christina to the Swedish throne.
1674 – Shivaji, founder of the Maratha empire, is coronated.
1683 – The Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, England), opens as the world's first university museum.
1752 – Huge fire destroys 1/3rd of Moscow.
1808 – Joseph Bonaparte, the brother of Napoleon, is crowned King of Spain.
1809 – Sweden promulgates a new Constitution - restoring political power to the Riksdag of the Estates.
1813 – Battle of Stoney Creek – A British force of 700 under John Vincent defeats an American force three times its size under William Winder & John Chandler (War of 1812).
1832 – National Guard puts down the June Rebellion of Paris.
1833 – Andrew Jackson, U.S. President, becomes the first President to ride on a train.
1844 – The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.
1857 – Sophia of Nassau marries the future King Oscar II of Sweden-Norway.
1859 – Queensland (Australia) is established as a separate colony from New South Wales (Queensland Day).
1862 – Battle of Memphis – Union forces capture Memphis, Tennessee, from the Confederates (American Civil War).
1882 – Cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbour of Bonbay killing > 100,000 inhabitants.
1882 – The Shewan forces of Menelik defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo.
1889 – The Great Seattle Fire destroys all of downtown Seattle, Washington.
1892 – Chicago El begins operation.
1906 – Paris Métro Line 5 is inaugurated.
1912 – Eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins.
1918 – Battle of Belleau Wood – The U.S. Marine Corps suffers its worst single day's casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Chateau-Thierry (World War I).
1919 – Republic of Prekmurje ends.
1921 – Southwark Bridge in London, is opened for traffic by King George V & Queen Mary.
1925 – Walter Percy Chrysler founds the Chrysler Corporation.
1932 – The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted - creating the first gas tax in the United States.
1933 – First drive-in theater opens, in Camden, New Jersey, United States.
1934 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Act of 1933 into law - this establishes the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.
1939 – German dictator Adolf Hitler gives a public address to returning German volunteers who fought as Legion Kondor during the Spanish Civil War.
1939 – Judge Joseph Force Crater is declared legally dead.
1942 – Battle of Midway - U.S. Navy dive bombers sink the Japanese cruiser Mikuma & four Japanese carriers (World War II).
1944 – Battle of Normandy begins - D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France (World War II).
1944 – Alaska Airlines commences operations.
1946 – Basketball Association of America is formed in New York City.
1946 – Soviet Union established diplomatic relations with Argentina.
1966 – James Meredith, civil rights activist, is shot while trying to march across Mississippi.
1968 – Senator Robert F. Kennedy dies - as result of his wounds from being shot the previous night.
1971 – Soyuz 11 launches (Soyuz program).
1971 – The Battle of Long Khanh between Australian & Vietnamese communist forces begins (Vietnam War).
1974 – Sweden becomes a parliamentary monarchy.
1981 – Bihar train disaster A passenger train travelling between Mansi & Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river.
1982 – 1982 Lebanon War begins - forces under Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon invade southern Lebanon in their "Operation Peace for the Galilee,".
1984 – The Indian Army attacks the Golden Temple in Amritsar following an order from Indira Gandhi.
1985 – The grave of "Wolfgang Gerhard" is exhumed in Embu, Brazil; the remains found are later proven to be those of Josef Mengele.
1993 – Mongolia holds its first direct presidential elections.
2002 – Eastern Mediterranean Event - near-Earth asteroid (estimated ~10 m dia.) explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece & Libya.
2004 – Tamil is established as a Classical language by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
2005 – The United States Supreme Court upholds a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana, in Gonzales v. Raich.

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June 6 - Deaths

June 6th Details:
June 6th Deaths:
1393 – Emperor Go-En'yu of Japan (b. 1359)
1480 – Vecchietta - Italian artist & architect (b. 1412)
1548 – João de Castro - Portuguese noble & explorer (b. 1500)
1563 – Ikeda Nagamasa - Japanese samurai commander (b. 1519)
1583 – Nakagawa Kiyohide - Japanese warlord (b. 1556)
1730 – Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon - Marshal of France (b. 1646)
1740 – Alexander Spotswood - British Crown Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (b. 1676)
1784 – Joan van der Capellen tot den Pol - Dutch politician (b. 1741)
1799 – Patrick Henry - American revolutionary (b. 1736)
1813 – Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart - French architect (b. 1739)
1815 – Samuel Whitbread - English Politician (b. 1758)
1832 – Jeremy Bentham - English philosopher (b. 1748)
1840 – Marcellin Champagnat - French priest (b. 1789)
1843 – Friedrich Hölderlin - German poet & dramatist (b. 1770)
1861 – Count Camillo Benso di Cavour - Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1810)
1865 – William Quantrill - American confederate raider (b. 1837)
1878 – Robert Stirling - Scottish inventor (b. 1790)
1881 – Henri Vieuxtemps - Belgian composer (b. 1820)
1891 – John A. Macdonald - 1st Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1815)
1916 – Yuan Shikai - Chinese military officer & politician (b. 1859)
1922 – Lillian Russell - American actress (b. 1860)
1934 – Julije Kempf - Croatian historian & writer (b. 1864)
1935 – Julian Byng - British Field Marshal & 12th Governor-General of Canada (b. 1862)
1941 – Louis Chevrolet - American automotive pioneer (b. 1878)
1943 – Pandelis Pouliopoulos - secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (b. 1900)
1946 – Gerhart Hauptmann - German dramatist - Nobel laureate (b. 1862)
1948 – Louis Lumière - French movie pioneer (b. 1864)
1951 – Olive Tell - American actress (b. 1894)
1954 – Fritz Kasparek - Austrian mountaineer (b. 1910)
1955 – Max Meldrum - Scottish-born painter (b. 1875)
1961 – Carl Jung - Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1875)
1962 – Yves Klein - French artist (b. 1928)
1968 – Robert F. Kennedy - 64th United States Attorney General & politician (b. 1925)
1968 – Randolph Churchill - son of Winston Churchill (b. 1911)
1974 – Frank Sutton - American actor (b. 1923)
1975 – Larry Blyden - American actor (b. 1925)
1976 – J. Paul Getty - American industrialist (b. 1892)
1976 – Victor Varconi - Hungarian actor (b. 1891)
1979 – Jack Haley - American actor (b. 1898)
1981 – Carleton S. Coon - American anthropologist (b. 1904)
1982 – Kenneth Rexroth - American poet (b. 1905)
1984 – A. Bertram Chandler - Australian author (b. 1912)
1991 – Stan Getz - American musician (b. 1927)
1992 – Larry Riley - American actor (b. 1952)
1994 – Mark McManus - Scottish actor (b. 1935)
1994 – Barry Sullivan - American actor (b. 1912)
1996 – George Davis Snell - American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
1999 – Anne Haddy - Australian actress (b. 1930)
2000 – Frédéric Dard - French writer (b. 1921)
2002 – Robbin Crosby - American guitarist (Ratt) (b. 1959)
2003 – Ken Grimwood - American writer (b. 1944)
2003 – Dave Rowberry - British musician (The Animals) (b. 1940)
2005 – Anne Bancroft - American actress (b. 1931)
2005 – Dana Elcar - American actor (b. 1927)
2006 – Billy Preston - American musician (b. 1946)
2006 – Hilton Ruiz - Puerto Rican jazz pianist (b. 1952)
2006 – Arnold Newman - American photographer (b. 1918)
2009 – Jean Dausset - French immunologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
2009 – Jim Owens - American college football head coach (b. 1927)
2009 – Mary Howard de Liagre - American actress (b. 1913)

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June 6 - Births

June 6th Details:
June 6th Births:
1236 – Wen Tianxiang - Chinese statesman (d. 1283)
1296 – Władysław of Legnica - Duke of Legnica (d. 1352)
1436 – Regiomontanus - German mathematician (d. 1476)
1502 – King John III of Portugal (d. 1557)
1519 – Andrea Cesalpino - Italian philosopher & botanist (d. 1603)
1542 – Richard Grenville - English soldier & explorer (d. 1591)
1576 – Giovanni Diodati - Swiss Protestant clergyman (d. 1649)
1580 – Godefroy Wendelin - Flemish astronomer (d. 1667)
1599 – Diego Velázquez - Spanish painter (d. 1660)
1606 – Pierre Corneille - French dramatist (d. 1684)
1622 – Claude-Jean Allouez - French missionary & explorer (d. 1857)
1714 – King Joseph I of Portugal (d. 1777)
1755 – Nathan Hale - American writer & patriot (d. 1776)
1756 – John Trumbull - American painter (d. 1843)
1772 – Maria Teresa of the Two Sicilies - Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1807)
1799 – Alexander Pushkin - Russian poet (d. 1837)
1810 – Friedrich Wilhelm Schneidewin - German classical scholar (d. 1856)
1829 – Shusaku Honinbo - Japanese Go player (d. 1862)
1841 – Eliza Orzeszkowa - Polish novelist (d. 1910)
1844 – Konstantin Savitsky - Russian painter (d. 1905)
1850 – Karl Ferdinand Braun - German physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1918)
1857 – Aleksandr Lyapunov - Russian mathematician (d. 1918)
1862 – Henry John Newbolt - English author (d. 1938)
1867 – David T. Abercrombie - American entrepreneur (d. 1931)
1868 – Robert Falcon Scott - English explorer (d. 1912)
1872 – Tsarina Alexandra of Russia (d. 1918)
1875 – Thomas Mann - German writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1955)
1878 – Vincent de Moro-Giafferi - French criminal attorney (d. 1956)
1890 – Ted Lewis - American bandleader (d. 1971)
1891 – Maasti Venkatesh Iyengar - Karnatakaian poet & playwright (d. 1986)
1892 – Donald F. Duncan Sr. - American entrepreneur (d. 1971)
1896 – Henry Allingham - English first world war veteran, & supercentenarian (d. 2009)
1898 – Ninette de Valois - Irish dancer (d. 2001)
1898 – Walter Abel - American actor (d. 1987)
1900 – Manfred Sakel - Polish psychiatrist (d. 1957)
1901 – Sukarno - Indonesian politician (d. 1970)
1902 – Jimmie Lunceford - American bandleader (d. 1947)
1903 – Aram Khachaturian - Armenian composer (d. 1978)
1906 – Max August Zorn - German-born mathematician (d. 1993)
1907 – Bill Dickey - American baseball player (d. 1993)
1913 – Carlo L. Golino - American scholar (d. 1991)
1914 – H. Adams Carter - American mountaineer (d. 1995)
1915 – Vincent Persichetti - American composer (d. 1987)
1916 – Henriette Roosenburg - Dutch journalist (d. 1972)
1917 – Kirk Kerkorian - American businessman
1918 – Edwin G. Krebs - American biochemist, Nobel laureate
1923 – V. C. Andrews - American author (d. 1986)
1924 – Jinyong - Chinese novelist
1926 – Torsten Andersson - Swedish painter (d. 2009)
1926 – Klaus Tennstedt - German conductor (d. 1998)
1929 – Sunil Dutt - Indian actor & politician (d. 2005)
1932 – David Scott - American astronaut
1932 – Billie Whitelaw - English actress
1933 – Heinrich Rohrer - Swiss physicist, Nobel laureate
1934 – King Albert II of Belgium
1934 – Roy Innis - American civil rights activist
1936 – Levi Stubbs - American musician (The Four Tops) (d. 2008)
1936 – A. Venkatesh Naik - Indian politician
1938 – Prince Luís of Orléans-Braganza - pretender to the Brazilian throne
1939 – Louis Andriessen - Dutch composer
1939 – Lawrence Stephen - Nauruan politician
1939 – Gary U.S. Bonds - American musician
1939 – Ed Giacomin - Canadian hockey player
1939 – Marian Wright Edelman - American activist
1940 – Larry Lujack - American disc jockey
1941 – Alexander Cockburn - Scottish-born American journalist
1943 – José de Jesús Gudiño Pelayo - Mexican jurist
1943 – Ken Hatfield - American football coach
1943 – Richard Smalley - American chemist, Nobel laureate
1944 – David Penhaligon - British politician (d. 1986)
1944 – Phillip Allen Sharp - American scientist, Nobel laureate
1944 – Tommie Smith - American track & field athlete
1944 – Monty Alexander - Jamaican pianist
1945 – David E. Bonior - American politician
1945 – David Dukes - American actor (d. 2000)
1947 – David Blunkett - English politician
1947 – Ada Kok - Dutch swimmer
1948 – Tony Levin - American bassist (King Crimson)
1948 – Richard Sinclair - English musician (Caravan)
1949 – Robert Englund - American actor
1949 – Holly Near - American folksinger
1950 – Chantal Akerman - Belgian film director
1951 – Marietta Giannakou - Greek politician
1951 – Noritake Takahara - Japanese racing driver
1951 – Dwight Twilley - American pop/rock singer
1952 – Yukihiro Takahashi - Japanese musician & singer (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
1952 – Harvey Fierstein - American actor
1952 – Jean Hamel - Canadian hockey player
1953 – Dimitris Avramopoulos - Greek politician
1954 – Randall Bailey - First non-native Arabic instructor in the U.S. Air Force
1954 – Cynthia Rylant - American author
1955 – Sandra Bernhard - American actress & comedian
1955 – Dana Carvey - American comedian & actor
1956 – Björn Borg - Swedish tennis player
1956 – Bubbi Morthens - Icelandic singer & songwriter
1957 – Mike Gatting - English cricketer
1958 – Danny Webb - English actor
1959 – Jimmy Jam - American record producer
1959 – Colin Quinn - American comedian
1959 – David Schultz - American wrestler (d. 1996)
1959 – Amanda Pays - English actress
1959 – Georgios Voulgarakis - Greek politician
1960 – Gary Graham - American actor
1960 – Lola Forner - Spanish actress
1960 – Jozef Pribilinec - Slovak athlete
1960 – Steve Vai - American musician
1961 – Bill Bates - American football player
1961 – Tom Araya - Chilean musician (Slayer)
1961 – Nir Brand - Israeli composer
1961 – Aldo Costa - Italian engineer
1963 – Eric Cantor - American politician
1963 – Wolfgang Drechsler - German social scientist
1963 – Jason Isaacs - English actor
1964 – Konnan - Mexican wrestler
1965 – Cam Neely - Canadian hockey player
1966 – Tony Yeboah - Ghanaian footballer
1966 – Sean Yseult - American musician (White Zombie)
1967 – Paul Giamatti - American actor
1967 – Max Casella - American actor
1968 – François Avard - Canadian writer & scenarist
1968 – Alan Licht - American guitarist, composer & journalist
1970 – Eugeni Berzin - Russian cyclist
1970 – Sarah Dessen - American author
1970 – Albert Ferrer - Spanish footballer
1970 – Anthony Norris - American wrestler
1970 – James Shaffer - American rock musician (Korn)
1972 – Cristina Scabbia - Italian singer (Lacuna Coil)
1972 – Natalie Morales - American television journalist
1973 – Kat Swift - American politician
1974 – Danny Strong - American actor
1974 – Sonya Walger - British actress
1974 – Uncle Kracker - American musician
1975 – Cheer Chen - Taiwanese singer & musician
1975 – Nina Kaczorowski - American actress
1975 – Staci Keanan - American actress
1975 – Niklas Sundström - Swedish hockey player
1976 – aKido - Canadian musician
1976 – Geoff Rowley - British skateboarder
1976 – Z-Ro - American rapper
1977 – David Connolly - Irish footballer
1977 – Bryn Williams - Welsh chef
1978 – Carl Barât - English musician
1978 – Judith Barsi - American actress (d. 1988)
1978 – Mariana Popova - Bulgarian singer
1978 – Joy Enriquez - American singer
1978 – Andrew Reynolds - American professional skater
1980 – Matt Belisle - American baseball player
1981 – Johnny Pacar - American film actor
1981 – Philip McGinley - English Actor
1983 – Gemma Bissix - British actress
1983 – Gianna Michaels - American porn actress
1983 – Joe Rokocoko - Fijian rugby player
1984 – Noor Sabri - Iraqi footballer
1984 – Shannon Stewart - American model
1984 – Jason Trusnik - American football player
1985 – Drew Galloway - Scottish wrestler
1985 – Chris Henry - American football player
1986 – Bhavana Balachandran - Indian actress
1986 – Kim Hyun Joong - Korean singer (SS501)
1986 – Gin Wigmore - New Zealand singer/songwriter
1987 – Kyle Falconer - Scottish musician
1987 – Daniel Logan - New Zealand actor
1987 – Rubin Okotie - Austrian footballer
1989 – Paula Brancati - Canadian actress

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