ON THIS DAY - whichever it is..

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Post by Nigglyb » June 10th, 2018, 12:33 am

10 June
1190 Third Crusade: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph River (modern Turkey) leading an army to Jerusalem
1786 A landslide dam on the Dadu River caused by earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China
1898 US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War
1916 Great Arab Revolt begins against ruling Ottoman turks
1963 US Equal Pay Act signed into law by President John F. Kennedy
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1977 Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers
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2003 The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission
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Post by Nigglyb » June 11th, 2018, 1:01 am

11 June
1184 BC Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes
631 Emperor Taizong of Tang of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk for the release of Chinese prisoners captured during transition from Sui to Tang from northern frontier; succeeds in freeing 80,000
1776 Continental Congress creates committee (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston) to draft a Declaration of Independence
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1963 US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong and that it is "time to act"
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1987 Margaret Thatcher is 1st British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term
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2014 Islamic State of Iraq forces seize control of government offices and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosul
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Post by Nigglyb » June 12th, 2018, 1:07 am

12 June
1381 Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath
1830 Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch
1931 Al Capone is indicted on 5,000 counts of prohibition and perjury
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1942 Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present in Amsterdam
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1964 Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa
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Post by Nigglyb » June 13th, 2018, 1:05 am

13 June
1373 Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance (world's oldest extant) signed in London
1866 US House of Representatives passes 14th Amendment (Civil rights)
1878 Congress of Berlin begins, determines the territories of the states in the Balkan Peninsula following the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78
1956 The last British troops leave the Suez Canal Zone in Egypt
2000 President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.
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Post by Nigglyb » June 14th, 2018, 1:45 am

14 June
1381 Richard II in England meets leaders of Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance
1645 Battle of Naseby, Leicestershire: "New Model Army" under Oliver Cromwell & Thomas Fairfax beat royalists forces of English King Charles I
1821 Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Ismail Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, bringing the 300 year old Sudanese kingdom to an end
1940 Auschwitz concentration camp opens in Nazi controlled Poland with Polish POWs (approx. 3 million would die within its walls)
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1941 Estonia loses 11,000 inhabitants as a consequence of mass deportations into Siberia
1982 Argentina surrenders to Britain, ending the 74-day Falklands Islands conflict
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Post by Nigglyb » June 15th, 2018, 12:59 am

15 June
763 BC Assyrians record a solar eclipse that will be used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history
1215 King John signs Magna Carta at Runnymede, near Windsor, England
1775 George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, the day after Congress establishes the force
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1896 Tsunami strikes Shinto festival on beach at Sanriku, Japan; 27,000 are killed, 9,000 injured and 13,000 houses destroyed
1940 World War II: France surrenders to NAZI Germany, German troops occupy Paris
1991 Climactic eruption of the Mount Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines, the second-largest volcanic eruption on Earth of the 20th century
2015 Real estate mogul Donald Trump launches his campaign for US President
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Post by Nigglyb » June 16th, 2018, 1:34 am

16 June
1858 Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand" accepting Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the Senate
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1880 Salvation Army forms in London
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1904 Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses)
1935 US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"
2000 Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms
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Post by Nigglyb » June 17th, 2018, 12:56 am

17 June
656 Ali ibn Abu Talib chosen kalief of Islam
1291 After 200 years of crusader control, Acre is the last crusader stronghold reconquered and destroyed by the Mamluks under Sultan al-Ashraf Khalil
1579 Sir Francis Drake lands on coast of California at Drakes Bay, names it "New Albion"
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1631 Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, then spends more than 20 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal
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1856 Republican Party opens its 1st national convention in Philadelphia
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Post by Nigglyb » June 18th, 2018, 1:34 am

18 June
618 Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries of the Tang Dynasty's rule over China
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1812 War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain
1815 Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops under Blucher
1928 American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean landing at Burry Port, Wales
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1940 Winston Churchill's "this was their finest hour" speech urging perseverance during Battle of Britain delivered to British House of Commons
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1948 UN Commission on Human Rights adopts the International Declaration of Human Rights
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Post by Nigglyb » June 19th, 2018, 2:26 am

19 June
1829 Sir Robert Peel introduces the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 into Parliament to establish a unified police force for London
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1862 Slavery outlawed in US territories
1944 World War II: First day of the 2 day Battle of the Philippine Sea, US naval forces defeat Japanese fleet
1991 Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar surrenders to police
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2000 Tiger Woods wins golf's US Open by 15 shots, a record for all majors, with a US Open to-par record score of -12
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