ON THIS DAY - whichever it is..

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Post by Nigglyb » June 20th, 2018, 5:52 pm

Sorry a bit late :shock:

20 June
451 Battle of the Catalaunian Plains: Roman and Visigoths forces defeat Attila the Hun in north east France
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1214 The University of Oxford receives its charter
1789 Tennis Court Oath (for a new constitution) in France made at Versailles
1840 Samuel Morse patents his telegraph
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1895 1st female PhD from an American University, earned by Caroline Willard Baldwin (in Science) at Cornell University
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Post by Nigglyb » June 21st, 2018, 10:19 am

21 June
1788 US Constitution comes into effect when New Hampshire is the 9th state to ratify it
1854 First Victoria Cross won during bombardment of Bomarsund in the Aland Islands (Crimean War)
1948 Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India (formerly the last Viceroy)
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1990 7.7 Manjil-Rudbar Earthquake with hundreds of aftershocks hits Iran; killing about 50,000
1993 English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of Fermat
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Post by Nigglyb » June 22nd, 2018, 8:37 am

22 June
1633 Galileo Galilei forced to recant his Copernican views that the Earth orbits the Sun by the Pope (Vatican only admits it was wrong on Oct 31, 1992!)
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1675 Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II
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1772 Somerset v Stewart court case finds slavery unsupported by English common law, encouraging the abolitionist movement
1848 Beginning of the June Days uprising in Paris by French workers
1865 The CSS Shenandoah fires the last shot of the American Civil War in the Bering Strait to indicate surrender
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1941 Germany, Italy and Romania declare war on the Soviet Union
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Post by Nigglyb » June 23rd, 2018, 9:36 am

23 June
1868 Christopher Latham Sholes patents the typewriter with a QWERTY keyboard
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1894 The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin
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1960 1st contraceptive pill is made available for purchase in the U.S.
1972 Hurricane Agnes becomes America's costliest natural disaster, effecting 15 states, with 119 deaths and $3 billion in damage
1974 1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space
2016 United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union in their "Brexit" referendum
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Post by Nigglyb » June 24th, 2018, 9:34 am

24 June
1497 John Cabot claims Eastern Canada for England (believes he has found Asia in Nova Scotia)
1509 Henry VIII is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey
1793 1st republican constitution in France adopted
1812 Napoleon Bonaparte's forces invade Russia crossing the Neman River
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1853 US President Franklin Pierce signs the Gadsden Purchase, buying 29,670 square-miles (76,800 square km) from Mexico for $10 million (now southern Arizona and New Mexico)
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1901 1st exhibition by Pablo Picasso, 19, opens in Paris
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1930 1st radar detection of planes, Anacostia, Washington, D.C.
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Post by Nigglyb » June 25th, 2018, 10:54 am

25 June
1667 French physician Jean-Baptiste Denys performs the 1st human blood transfusion
1678 Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is awarded a doctorate of philosophy, the 1st woman to receive a university doctoral degree or PhD
1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn: US 7th Cavalry under Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull in what has become famously known as "Custer's Last Stand"
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1929 US President Herbert Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
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1950 North Korea invades South Korea, beginning the Korean War
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Post by Nigglyb » June 26th, 2018, 8:43 am

26 June
363 Roman Emperor Julian is killed during retreat from the Sassanid Empire. General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by troops on the battlefield.
1794 Battle of Fleurus: major victory by forces of the First French Republic under General Jean-Baptiste Jourdan over the Coalition Army (Great Britain, Hanover, Dutch Republic, and Habsburgs) first use of reconnaissance balloon
1857 The first 62 recipients are awarded the Victoria Cross for valour in the Crimean war by Queen Victoria
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1917 1st US Expeditionary Force arrives in France during World War I
2016 Panama Canal's third set of locks opens for commercial traffic, doubling the Canal’s capacity at an estimated cost of $5.25 billion
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Post by Nigglyb » June 27th, 2018, 8:34 am

27 June
1542 Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo sets sail from the Mexican port of Navidad to explore the west coast of North America on behalf of the Spanish Empire
1693 1st women's magazine "Ladies' Mercury" published (London)
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1743 War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: in Bavaria, King George II of Britain personally leads troops into battle. The last time a British monarch would command troops in the field.
1929 1st color TV demo, performed by Bell Laboratories in NYC
1950 North Korean troops reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders US Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict
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1954 1st atomic power station opens - Obninsk, near Moscow in Russia
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Post by Nigglyb » June 27th, 2018, 8:36 am

& I'm out. That’s a year of ON THIS DAY
Toodle pip :D
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Post by Udon Chinwag » July 7th, 2018, 7:25 pm

28/6/50 North Korea took over the Southern city of Seoul 57 years ago today.
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