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Historical People and Events for June
by John T. Marck

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Have you ever wondered what happened in history on a certain day, such as your birthday, anniversary or another special day in June?

Here you will find just some of the more important and interesting historical events.

June 1

Kentucky & Tennessee entered the Union, 1792 & 1796

First Lady Emily Donelson was born, 1807

President James Buchanan died, 1868

The Beatles UK album, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," was released, 1967

June 2

United States citizenship granted to all American Indians, 1924

Baseball great Babe Ruth's last game, 1935

Baseball great Lou Gehrig died in New York, 1941

The Beatles US album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," was released, 1967

June 3

Jefferson Davis was born in Kentucky, 1808

"Casey at the Bat " by Ernest Lawrence Thayer was first published in the San Francisco Daily Examiner, 1888

Astronaut Edward White became the first American to walk in space, 1965

June 4

United States Secret Service organized, 1778

Henry Ford made successful test run with his horseless carriage in Detroit, 1896

Battle of Midway began during WWII, 1942

June 5

Know-Nothing Party was created; now called American Party, 1855

Marshall Plan was authorized, 1947

Senator Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded in Los Angeles, 1968

June 6

First drive-in movie theater opened in New Jersey, 1933

D-Day (invasion of Europe occurred), 1944

Senator Robert F. Kennedy died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, 1968

June 7

Daniel Boone first began to explore Kentucky, 1769

French post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin was born in Paris, 1848

Japanese invaded Western Aleutians during WWII, 1942

June 8

President Andrew Jackson died, 1845

First Lady Ida McKinley was born, 1847

First Lady Barbara Bush was born, 1925

June 9

Nero, Emperor of Rome, died, A.D. 68

Author Charles Dickens died in Godshill, England, 1870

The first U.S. Ballistic Missile Submarine launched, 1959

June 10

The first United States Mint was established in Boston, 1652

Italy declared war on France and England (WWII), 1940

Socialite Claus von Bulow was acquitted of the attempted murder of his wife, 1985

June 11

The first U.S. patent for gas-driven auto issued, 1895

United States Sugar rationing ended, 1947

Alabama Governor George Wallace blocked black students from entering the University of Alabama, 1963

Actor John Wayne died at age 72, 1979

June 12

Virginia's colonial legislature became first to adopt a Bill of Rights, 1776

Iowa territory was organized, 1838

The invention of Baseball was first presented, 1839

President George Bush was born, 1924

June 13

Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, 30th Virginia Infantry was formed, 1861

Landmark Supreme Court Case, Miranda vs. Arizona was established, 1966

Thurgood Marshall became the first black justice on the United States Supreme Court, 1967

June 14

The United States Army was founded, 1775

The Stars & Stripes was adopted as the American Flag, 1777

William Harding became the first United States president heard on radio, on Baltimore station WEAR, 1922

The Beatles US album, Beatles VI, was released, 1965

June 15

Benjamin Franklin proved that lightning is electricity, 1752

Arkansas entered the Union, 1836 (25th)

President James K. Polk died, 1849

Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton established a military burial ground, which became Arlington National Cemetery, 1864

June 16

Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Scotland,1567

Mark Twain's "Tom Sawyer" published, 1876

The United States bombing of Japan began during WWII, 1944

June 17

The Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill took place near Boston, 1775

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, from Newfoundland to Wales, 1928

Watergate break-in occurred, 1972

June 18

The War of 1812 began

Marshall law was declared in Cambridge, Maryland, 1963

Astronaut Sally K. Ride, became America's first woman in space, 1983

June 19

Slavery was outlawed in United States Territories, 1862

The first Father's Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington, 1910

Julius & Ethel Rosenberg were executed, 1953

Pope Paul VI proclaimed a 19th century bishop & John Neumann became the first male United States Saint, 1977

June 20

The Great Seal of the United States was adopted, 1782

West Virginia entered the Union, 1863 (35th)

Lizzie Borden was found innocent by jury in New Bedford, Massachusetts, of the ax murders of her father and stepmother, 1893

The Beatles US album, Yesterday and Today, was released, 1966

June 21

First Lady Martha Washington was born, 1731

New Hampshire entered the Union, 1788 (9th)

Pope Paul VI elected, 1963

Menachem Begin became Israel's sixth prime minister, 1977

June 22

Arkansas was readmitted to Union, 1868

Congress created the Department of Justice, 1870

President Nixon signed a measure lowering the voting age to eighteen, 1970

First Lady Patricia Nixon died, 1993

June 23

A patent was received for the typewriter, 1868

Germany invaded the U.S.S.R. (WWII), 1941

Disney's "Lady and the Tramp" opened in Los Angeles, California, 1955

June 24

Margaret Brent, was ejected from the Maryland Assembly after demanding a place and vote in that governing body, 1647

President Grover Cleveland died, 1908

The National Minimum Wage law was enacted, 1938

The last day that silver certificate currency was redeemed for silver, 1968

June 25

Virginia entered the Union, 1788 (10th)

Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry were massacred by Sioux & Cheyenne Indians at the Battle of Little Big Horn, 1876

First Lady Lucy Hayes died, 1889

June 26

The first section of the Atlantic City, New Jersey, boardwalk was opened to the public, 1870

Jefferson Memorial was created, Washington, D.C., 1934

Franklin D. Roosevelt established credit unions, 1934

The Korean War ended, 1953

The Beatles US album, A Hard Day's Night, was released, 1964

June 27

Mormon leader Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum, were killed by a mob in Carthage, Illinois, 1844

Helen Keller, was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, 1880

Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall retired, 1991

June 28

Henry the VIII was born, 1491

Molly Pitcher (Mary Ludwig Hays) carried water to American Soldiers at the Revolutionary War Battle of Monmouth, 1778

President James Madison died, 1836

Labor Day was established as a federal holiday, 1894

June 29

British approved the Townshend Revenue Acts, which imposed import duties on tea, glass, lead, paint & paper, 1767

Patrick Henry was made the governor of Virginia, 1776

The Interstate Highway System was established, 1956

June 30

First Lady Elizabeth Monroe was born, 1768

Napoleon Bonaparte died, 1821

Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone With The Wind" was published, 1936

 

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