ON THIS DAY - whichever it is..

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Post by Nigglyb » May 30th, 2018, 12:39 am

30 May
1431 Hundred Years' War: 19 year old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal in Rouen, France
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1539 Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Florida
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1848 Mexico ratifies treaty giving US; New Mexico, California & parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona & Colorado in return for $15 million
1868 "Decoration Day", later called Memorial Day is first observed in Northern US states
1913 Treaty of London signed by the Great Powers, the Ottoman Empire and the victorious Balkan League (Serbia, Greece, Kingdom of Bulgaria, and Montenegro) bringing an end to the First Balkan War
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Post by Nigglyb » May 31st, 2018, 1:57 am

31 May
1279 BC Ramesses II, also known as Ramesses the Great becomes Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt (19th Dynasty)
1578 Martin Frobisher sails from Harwich, England, to Frobisher Bay, Canada. Eventually mines fools gold, famously used to pave the streets of London.
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1902 Boer War Ends; Treaty of Unity signed, Britain annexes Transvaal
1910 Union of South Africa declares its independence from the United Kingdom
1916 Battle of Jutland: Largest naval battle of World War I between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet which killed 8,645 in an inconclusive battle but strategic British victory. The German fleet never put to sea again.
1935 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Quetta in Balochistan, British Raj (Pakistan) killing an estimated 50,000 people
1947 Communists seize power in Hungary
1970 7.75 Ancash earthquake off coast of Peru kills 66-70,000 and sets off world's deadliest avalanche
2008 Usain Bolt breaks the world record in the 100m sprint, with a wind-legal (+1.7m/s) 9.72 seconds
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Post by Nigglyb » June 1st, 2018, 1:25 am

01 June
4000 BC Approximate domestication of the horse in the Eurasian steppes near Dereivka, central Ukraine
1215 Beijing, under control of Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Beijing
1676 Battle of Öland: allied Danish-Dutch forces defeat the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea, during the Scanian War
1964 Kenya becomes a republic with Jomo Kenyatta as its 1st President
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1980 1st transmission of CNN, the Cable News Network
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1998 European Central Bank is founded in Brussels to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy
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Post by Nigglyb » June 2nd, 2018, 1:32 am

02 June
455 King Gaiseric & the Vandals sack Rome - Rome looted for 14 days
1862 Robert E Lee takes command of Confederate armies of North Virgina during US Civil War
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1896 Guglielmo Marconi applies to patent the radio, accepted 2 July 1897
1935 Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player
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1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, London, England
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1989 10,000 Chinese soldiers are blocked by 100,000 citizens protecting students demonstrating for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing
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Post by Nigglyb » June 3rd, 2018, 1:49 am

03 June
1621 Dutch West India Company (WIC) receives charter for The West Indies (The Americas, Caribbean and West Africa)
1929 Chile and Peru sign the Treaty of Lima, finally resolving their border dispute from the War of the Pacific (1879–83). Chile keeps Arica and Peru regains Tacna.
1943 A mob of 60 from the Los Angeles Naval Reserve Armory beat up everyone perceived to be Hispanic, starting the week-long Zoot Suit Riots
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1979 Ixtoc I rig in the Gulf of Mexico blows, spilling 3 million barrels of oil in one of the worst oil spills in history
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1989 Beginning of the Tiananmen Square Massacre as Chinese troops open fire on pro-democracy supporters in Beijing
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Post by Nigglyb » June 4th, 2018, 12:24 am

04 June
1760 Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians
1940 British complete the "Miracle of Dunkirk" by evacuating 338,226 allied troops from France via a flotilla of over 800 vessels including Royal Navy destroyers, merchant marine boats, fishing boats, pleasure craft and even lifeboats
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1945 US, Soviet Union, Britain and France agree to divide up occupied Germany
1989 Eastern Europe's 1st partial free elections in 40 years held in Poland, Solidarity Party comes to power
1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre: Chinese troops clear the square of student protesters, unofficial figures place death toll near 1,000
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Post by Nigglyb » June 6th, 2018, 1:42 am

06 June
1523 Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union
1716 1st slaves arrive in Louisiana
1916 With the death of Yuan Shikai, who has ruled much of China since 1912, the central government virtually collapses in the face of warlords who assert themselves, including Sun Yat-sen
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1944 Operation Neptune, D-Day: 150,000 strong Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France in WWII
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1982 30,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon to drive out the PLO
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Post by Nigglyb » June 7th, 2018, 1:33 am

07 June
1494 Treaty of Tordesillas: Spain and Portugal divide the new world along a meridian 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde islands, off the west coast of Africa
1628 English King Charles I ratifies the Petition of Rights
1654 Louis XIV crowned King of France
1929 Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
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1965 The Supreme Court of the United States decides on Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples
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1975 Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public
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Post by Nigglyb » June 8th, 2018, 1:52 am

08 June
452 Italy invaded by Attila the Hun
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793 Vikings in long ships from modern-day Norway plunder St Cuthbert's monastery on Lindisfarne Island, off the northeast coast of England
1191 King Richard I of England arrives at Acre in modern day Israel to join the Siege of Acre during the Third Crusade
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1783 Laki volcano in southern Iceland begins 8-month eruption, killing 10,000 and causing widespread famines throughout Asia and Europe
1789 James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the US House of Representatives
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1918 Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler's nova of 1604, discovered
1987 New Zealand's Labour government legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear powered vessels in NZ. Only nation to legislate against nuclear power.
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Post by Nigglyb » June 9th, 2018, 1:40 am

09 June
68 Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by flogging
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721 Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse
1549 Book of Common Prayer is adopted by the Church of England
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1815 End of the Congress of Vienna: New European political situation is set
1856 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa, and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah, carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts
1977 Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain celebrated with fireworks
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1997 British lease on the New Territories in Hong Kong expires
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