Famous Events on this Day in History, June 06:1002 - German king Henry II the Saint crowned
1242 - 24 wagonloads of Talmudic books burned in Paris
1391 - Inhabitants of Seville Spain massacres 5,000 Jews
1513 - Battle at Novara: Habsburgers vs Valois
1520 - France & England sign treaty of Scotland
1523 - Gustavus I becomes king of Sweden (Swedish National Day)
1523 - Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union.
1536 - Mexico begins it's inquisition
1639 - Massachusetts grants 500 acres of land to erect a gunpowder mill
1654 - Queen Christina of Sweden resigns & converts to Catholicism
1660 - Denmark & Sweden signs peace treaty
1664 - New Amsterdam renamed NYC
1665 - Battle at Monte Carlo: English & Portuguese army beat Spain
1673 - France & Brandenburg sign peace treaty
1683 - The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university museum.
1716 - 1st slaves arrive in Louisiana
1744 - France & Prussia sign peace treaty
1752 - 3rd great fire in Moscow in 2 weeks; 1/3 of city destroyed
1772 - Haitian explorer Jean Baptiste-Pointe Dusable settles Chicago
1795 - Fire destroy 1/3 of Copenhagen; 18,000 injured
1797 - Napoleon forms Ligurische Republic
1801 - Peace of Badajoz: Spain-Portugal
1809 - Sweden declares independence, constitutional monarchy established
1809 - Sweden promulgates a new Constitution, which restores political power to the Riksdag of the Estates after 20 years of Enlightened absolutism.
1813 - US invasion of Canada halted at Stoney Creek (Ont)
1816 - 10" snowfall in New England, "year without a summer" (Krakatoa)
1831 - 2nd national black convention (Phila)
1832 - The barricades fall and the Paris student uprisings of 1832 end.
1844 - Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) forms in London
1850 - Levi Strauss made his 1st blue jeans
1857 - Sophia of Nassau marries the future King Oscar II of Sweden-Norway.
1859 - Australia: Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales (Queensland Day).
1861 - Lincoln's cabinet declares Union govt will pay for expenses once states have mobilized volunteers
1862 - Battle of Memphis-city is surrendered
1862 - Battle of Port Royal, SC (Port Royal Ferry)
1862 - Skirmish at Harrisonburg, PA
1863 - Battle of Milliken's Bend, LA & Williamsport, MD
1864 - Battle of Lake Chicot, AR (Dutch Bayou)
1872 - Susan B Anthony is fined for trying to vote
1875 - Netherlands goes on the gold standard
1882 - Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay India) drowns 100,000
1882 - Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, NYC
1882 - The Shewan forces of Menelik defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and heir victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.
1885 - 19th Belmont: Paul Duffy aboard Tyrant wins in 2:43
1885 - Opera "Lakmé" is produced (Paris)
1889 - Great Fire in Seattle destroys 25 downtown blocks
1890 - United States Polo Association forms, NYC
1896 - 21st Preakness: Henry Griffin aboard Margrave wins in 1:51
1896 - George Samuelson leaves NY harbor to row across Atlantic
1904 - National Tuberculosis Association organized, Atlantic City, NJ
1905 - French Foreign minister Delcasse resigns on German request
1906 - Paris Métro Line 5 is inaugurated with a first section from Place d'Italie to the Gare d'Orléans (today known as Gare d'Austerlitz).
1911 - Nicaragua signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)
1912 - The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
1913 - Rabbit Maranville, is thrown out trying to steal home 3 times
1914 - 1st air flight out of sight of land (Scotland to Norway)
1916 - Voters in East Cleveland approves women suffrage
1918 - Battle of Belleau Wood, 1st US victory of WW I
1919 - Assent is given to an Act to amend the Canadian Currency Act, 1910
1919 - Finland declares war on bolsheviks
1919 - The Republic of Prekmurje ends.
1920 - Gen Wrangel opens offensive against red Army
1921 - Detroit Stars' Bill Gatewood pitches the 1st no-hitter in Negro League history, defeating the Cuban Stars 4-0
1921 - The Southwark Bridge in London, is opened for traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.
1924 - 28th US Golf Open: Cyril Walker shoots a 297 at Oakland Hills CC Mich
1925 - Walter Percy Chrysler founded Chrysler Corp (Iacocca is 8 months old)
1926 - Egyptian govt of Adly Pasha forms
1931 - "There Ought To Be A Moonlight Saving Time" by Guy Lombardo hits #1
1931 - Yanks turn triple-play but lose 7-5 to Indians
1932 - Carlos Davila coup against pres Juan Montero of Chile
1932 - Ijsselmeervogels soccer team forms in Spakenburg
1932 - US Federal gas tax enacted
1932 - The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per US gallon (1/4 ¢/L) sold.
1933 - 1st drive-in theater opens (Camden NJ)
1933 - US Employment Service created
1934 - Securities & Exchange Commission established
1934 - Yankee Myrl Hoag hits 6 singles in one game
1936 - 40th US Golf Open: Tony Manero shoots a 282 at Baltusrol GC NJ
1936 - 68th Belmont: James Stout aboard Granville wins in 2:30
1936 - Aviation gasoline 1st produced commercially Paulsboro NJ
1937 - Phillies trailing 8-2 to St Louis, forfeit game
1938 - Sigmund Freud arrives in London
1939 - NY Giants beat Reds 17-3, with 5 HRs in 4th inning
1939 - NY supreme court justice J F Crater legally declared dead
1941 - 1st navy vessel constructed as mine layer Terror launched
1941 - Giants use plastic batting helmets for 1st time
1942 - 1st nylon parachute jump (Hartford Ct-Adeline Gray)
1942 - 74th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Shut Out wins in 2:29.2
1942 - Japanese forces retreat, ending Battle of Midway
1942 - Japanese troop land on Kiska, Aleutians
1944 - Baseball cancels all games honoring D-Day invasion
1944 - D-Day: 150,000 Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France
1944 - Nazi troops executed 96 prisoners by firing squad
1944 - Theodore Roosevelt Jr receives congressional medal of honor
1944 - U-955, U-970, U-629, U-373 sink in Gulf of Biskaje
1944 - Alaska Airlines commences operations.
1945 - "Free People" premieres in Amsterdam
1946 - 11 Basketball of America Assn teams meet to schedule 1st season
1946 - Henry Morgan is 1st to take off shirt on TV
1946 - Martin Kresses begins publishing "Eric the Viking" comic strip
1946 - The Basketball Association of America is formed in New York City.
1947 - Treaty drawn for establishment of Intl Patent Institute
1949 - "It Pays To Be Ignorant," game Show, debut on CBS-TV
1949 - WKY (now KTVY) TV channel 4 in Oklahoma City, OK (NBC) 1st broadcast
1950 - German DR & Poland sign treaty about Oder-Neisse border
1950 - Turkey: The Adhan in Arabic is legalized.
1954 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1955 - Bill Haley & Comets, "Rock Around the Clock" hits #1
1956 - David Marshall, Singapore's first Chief Minister, resigns.
1958 - Ozzie Virgil is 1st black to play as a Tiger
1958 - Premier Charles de Gaulle says Algeria will always be French
1960 - Roy Orbison releases "Only the Lonely"
1960 - South Africa police kills 11 Pondo's at Nqusa Hill
1960 - Steve Allen Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1962 - Beatles meet their producer George Martin for 1st time, they record "Besame Mucho" with Peter Best on drums
1963 - Gasunie established
1964 - 96th Belmont: Manuel Ycaza aboard Quadrangle wins in 2:28.6
1964 - Beatles arrive in netherlands
1964 - Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume.
1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Blue Grass Golf Invitational
1965 - Yankees Tom Tresh bangs 3 consecutive HRs beating White Sox 12-0
1966 - Activist James Meredith wounded by white sniper in Mississippi
1966 - Claus Von Bulow & Martha (Sunny) Crawford wed
1966 - Gemini 9 completes 45 orbits after rendezvous with "angry alligator"
1966 - NFL & AFL announce their merger
1966 - Stokely Carmichael launches "Black Power" movement
1967 - Israeli troops occupy Gaza
1968 - WKHA TV channel 35 in Hazard, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - Senator Robert F. Kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night.
1969 - Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar
1970 - 102nd Belmont: John Rotz aboard High Echelon wins in 2:34
1971 - "Ed Sullivan Show" last broadcasts on CBS-TV
1971 - Air West filght 706 collides with Navy Phantom jet over LA, 50 die
1971 - John Lennon & Yoko Ono unannounced appearance at Fillmore East in NYC
1971 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1971 - Soyuz 11 takes 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 1 space station
1971 - WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, GA (CBN) begins broadcasting
1971 - Willie Mays hits record 22nd & last extra inning HR
1972 - David Bowie releases "Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust"
1972 - Explosion at world's largest coal mine kills 427 (Wankie Rhodesia)
1972 - Gold hits record $60 an ounce in London
1972 - US bombs Haiphong, North-Vietnam; 1000s killed
1974 - 47th National Spelling Bee: Julie Ann Junkin wins spelling hydrophyte
1974 - A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.
1975 - British voters decide to remain in Common Market
1975 - Nolan Ryan's bid for 2nd no-hitter broken in 6th inning
1975 - Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam established
1976 - 30th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2
1976 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic
1977 - "Washington Post" reports US has developed neutron bomb
1977 - Doobie Brothers sponsor a Golf Classic & Concert for United Way
1977 - Joseph L Howze installed as bishop of Roman Catholic diocese (Miss)
1977 - Supreme Court tosses out automatic death penalty laws
1978 - Proposition 13 cuts California property taxes 57%
1979 - 200th running of horse's Derby in England
1979 - Josef Mengeles corpse excavated in Brazil
1979 - Royal Air force receives 1st F-16
1979 - Willie Horton becomes 43rd player to hit 300 HRs in the majors
1980 - Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe for Wimbledon title
1981 - 113th Belmont: George Martens aboard Summing wins in 2:29
1981 - 51st French Womens Tennis: Hana Mandlikova beats Sylvia Hanika (62 64)
1981 - Maya Yang Lin wins competition to design the Vietnam War Memorial
1981 - A passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the actual figure is closer to 1,000 killed.
1982 - 30,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon to drive out PLO
1982 - 36th Tony Awards: Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby & Nine win
1982 - 52nd French Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats G Vilas (16 76 60 64)
1982 - Bernard Glassman, installed as abbot of Zen Center of NY
1982 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA McDonald 's Golf Classic
1983 - 17th Music City News Country Awards: Marty Robbins & Roy Acuff
1983 - Bottle with note of June 9, 1910 found in Queensland
1983 - Emmy 10th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 4th time
1983 - Li Xiannian becomes pres/Deng Xiaoping supreme commander of China PR
1983 - Nicaragua expels 3 US diplomats
1983 - Twins draft pitcher Tim Belcher #1
1984 - 1,200 die in Sikh "Golden Temple" uprising India
1985 - 55th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Navratilova (63 67 75)
1985 - 58th National Spelling Bee: Balu Natarajan wins spelling milieu
1985 - Body of Nazi criminal, Dr Josef Mengele located & exhumed
1985 - Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts "status" of Aruba
1985 - Soyuz T-13 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
1986 - Jurgen Schull sets world discus record (74.07 m)
1986 - Kathy Ormsby, a 21-year-old member of NC State track team jumps off a bridge permanently paralyzing herself
1987 - 119th Belmont: Craig Perret aboard Bet Twice wins in 2:28.2
1987 - 57th French Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats M Navratilova (64 46 86)
1987 - NY Yankees play their 13,000th game
1988 - 22nd Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis & Statler Brothers
1988 - 3 giant turtles found in Bronx sewage plant
1988 - George Bush makes campaign promise to support reparations for WW II
1988 - Japanese-American internees (promise broken, May 1989)
1989 - Mets turn their 1st triple play in 7 years but lose to Cubs 8-4
1990 - 2nd International Rock Awards
1990 - For 2nd time this season, Cecil Fielder belts 3 home runs in a game
1990 - Stump Merrill replaces Bucky Dent as NY Yankee manager
1991 - Albert Belle is shipped to minors for not running out a ground ball
1991 - Dana Plato receives 6 yr suspended sentence for robbing a video store
1991 - NBC announces Jay Leno will replace Johnny Carson on May 25, 1992
1991 - Test Cricket debut of Graeme Hick, v West Indies at Headingley
1992 - 124th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard AP Indy wins in 2:26
1992 - 62nd French Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (62 36 10-8)
1992 - Ben Vereen suffers injuries when hit by a car
1992 - David Bowie & model Iman marry in Switzerland
1992 - NY Met Eddie Murray sets RBI record by a switch hitter
1992 - WLAF World Bowl 2: Sacramento beats Orlando 21-17 (Montreal)
1993 - 47th Tony Awards: Angels in America & Kiss of the Spider Woman win
1993 - 63rd French Mens Tennis: S Bruguera beats Jim Courier (64 26 62 36 63)
1993 - 6th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
1993 - Jane Geddes wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
1993 - Punsalmaagiyn Otsjirbat recognized as president of Mongolia
1993 - Ramiro de Leon Carpio elected pres of Guatemala
1994 - 28th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Ray Stevens
1994 - 6.0 earthquake/avalanche destroys Toez Colombia (about 1000 killed)
1994 - Brian Lara scores 501 not out for Warwickshire vs Durham
1994 - CD-councillor H Selhorst arrested for hard-drugs trade
1994 - Cricketer Brian Lara hits record 501 not out/390 runs in 1 day
1994 - Tupolev-154M crashes at Xian China, 160 killed
1994 - Warwickshire score 4 for 810 declared against Durham
1995 - 1st Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
1998 - 130th Belmont
1998 - 68th French Womens Tennis:
1999 - In Australian Rules Football, Tony Lockett breaks the record for career goals, previously 1299 by Gordon Coventry and which had stood since 1937.
1999 - At the Putim maximum security prison in Brazil, 345 prisoners run from the main gate in the largest jailbreak in Brazilian history, marking the 10th escape for the three-year-old facility. In the ensuing manhunt, two fugitives are killed and five innocent bystanders are accidentally jailed.
2002 - Eastern Mediterranean Event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 metres diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The resulting explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
2004 - Tamil is established as a Classical language by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.
2005 - The United States Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.
2012 - Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs