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On this day in History – Jun 6 Junho 6, 2005

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0068 – Nero, dies (suicide) (b. 0037). Emperor of Rome
1002 – German king Henry II, the Saint, was crowned.
1502 – King John III of Portugal was born (d. 1557) . King of Portugal (1521-57).
1508 – Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year truce and cede several territories to Venice
1513 – Italian Wars: Battle of Novara – Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis de la Tremoille, forcing the French to abandon Milan. Duke Massimiliano Sforza is restored.
1523 – Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union.
1553 – Bernardino Baldi, was born (d. 1617). Italian mathematician
1557 – John III of Portugal dies. (b 1502)
1599 – Diego Velázquez, was born (d. 1660). Spanish painter.
1606 – Pierre Corneille, was born (d. 1684). French dramatist.
1622 – Claude-Jean Allouez, was born (d. 1857). French Jesuit missionary and explorer
1654 – Christina, reigning queen of the Protestant nation Sweden, abdicates the throne and secretly converts to Catholicism. Charles X succeedes his abdicated cousin Queen Christina to the Swedish throne.
1683 – The Ashmolean Museum opens as the world’s first university museum.
1714 – Nasce em Lisboa quem viria a ser D. José I (o Reformador) . 25º. Rei de Portugal
1752 – A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes.
1755 – Nathan Hale, was born (d. 1776). American writer, patriot.
1755 – Lei que restitui aos Índios do estado do Grão-Pará e Maranhão a liberdade das suas pessoas e bens.
1756 – John Trumbull, was born (d. 1843). American painter.
1784 – POrtugal : Bocage, oficial de marinha, é considerado desertor.
1799 – Alexander Pushkin was born (d. 1837). Russian poet.
1799 – Patrick Henry, dies (b. 1736). American revolutionary.
1809 – Sweden promulgates a new Constitution, which restores political power to the Riksdag of the Estates after 20 years of Enlightened absolutism.
1810 – Friedrich Wilhelm Schneidewin,was born (d. 1856). German classical scholar.
1813 – War of 1812: Battle of Stoney Creek – A British force of 700 under John Vincent defeat an American force three times its size under William Winder and John Chandler.
1829 – Shusaku Honinbo, was born (d. 1862). Japanese Go player.
1829 – Shanawdithit, dies. Last known Beothuk Indian of Newfoundland
1832 – Jeremy Bentham, dies (b. 1748) .English philosopher, social reformer. He had his body preserved at the Univ. College, London. Bentham is considered the father of utilitarianism.
1833 – U.S. President Andrew Jackson becomes the first President to ride a train.
1843 – Friedrich Hölderlin, was born (d. 1770). German poet, novelist, and dramatist .
1843 – Friedrich Hölderlin, dies (b. 1770). German poet, novelist, and dramatist.
1844 – The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.
1846 – Morte de Manuel Aguilar Chacón. Presidente da Costa Rica (1837-1838)
1850 – Karl Ferdinand Braun, was born (d. 1918). German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate.
1856 – Portugal: Visconde Sá da Bandeira assume Ministério das Obras Públicas, Comércio e Indústria
1857 – Aleksandr Lyapunov, was born (d. 1918). Russian mathematician.
1857 – Sophia of Nassau marries the future King Oscar II of Sweden-Norway.
1859 – Queen Victoria signs Letters Patent making Queensland into a separate colony.
1859 – Jerónimo Carrión assume a Presidência do Equador.
1861 – Bettino Ricasloi assume o cargo de primeiro-ministro da Itália.
1862 – American Civil War: Battle of MemphisUnion forces capture Memphis, Tennessee from the Confederates.
1862 – Henry John Newbolt, was born (d. 1938). English author.
1865 – William Quantrill, dies (b. 1837). Confederate raider.
1868 – Robert Falcon Scott, was born (d. 1912). English explorer.
1869 – Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer, conductor, son of Richard Wagner (who composed “Siegfried Idyll” to commemorate his birth), was born.
1872 – Tsarina Alexandra of Russia [Alexandra Fjodorovna Romanova] was born (d. 1918). The last Russian Tsarina (1894-1918). She was later killed with her husband by revolutionaries.
1875 – Thomas Mann, was born (d. 1955). German novelist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature. His work includes: Buddenbrooks (1901), Death in Venice (1912), Doctor Faustus (1947), and The Magic Mountain.
1875 – Walter P. Chrysler, founder of the Chrysler Corporation, was born.
1878 – Robert Stirling, dies. (b. 1790). Scottish inventor.
1881 – Henri Vieuxtemps, dies (b. 1820). Belgian composer.
1882 – More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed as a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbour.
1890 – Ted Lewis, was born (d. 1971). American bandleader
1891 – Sir John A. Macdonald, dies (b. 1815). First Prime Minister of Canada.
1898 – Ninette de Valois, was born (d. 2001). Irish dancer.
1901 – Sukarno,was born (d. 1978). First President of Indonesia.
1903 – Aram Khachaturian, was born (d. 1978). Armenian composer.
1906 – Max August Zorn, was born (d. 1993). Mathematician.
1907 – Bill Dickey, was born (d. 1993). Baseball star, coach, manager, and scout.
1912 – Eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. Second largest volcanic eruption in historic time.
1916 – Henriette Roosenburg, was born (d. 1972). Dutch journalist.
1916 – Yuan Shikai, dies (b. 1859). Chinese military official and politicia.
1922 – Lillian Russell, dies. American actress
1925 – The Chrysler Corporation is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler.
1926 – Klaus Tennstedt, was born (d. 1998). German conductor.
1926 – Gomes da Costa entra triunfalmente em Lisboa, afirmando a vitória militar da «Revolução Nacional».
1929 – Sunil Dutt, was born. Indian actor and politician
1932 – The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per gallon sold.
1933 – The first drive-in theater opens, in Camden, New Jersey.
1934 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Act of 1933 into law, establishing the Securities and Exchange Commission.
1934 – King Albert II of Belgium was born.
1934 – Gilbert Cates, was born. Producer, director .
1935 – Dalai Lama 14, spiritual leader of Tibet’s Lamaistic Buddhists, was born in Tibet.
1936 – Levi Stubbs, was born. American musician (The Four Tops)
1939 – Louis Andriessen, was born. Dutch composer
1939 – Gary U.S. Bonds, was born. Musician
1941 – Louis Chevrolet, dies (b. 1878). American automotive pioneer, race car driver.
1944 – World War II: Battle of Normandy begins – Operation Overlord, code named D-Day, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history.
1945 – Larry Lujack, was born. American disc jockey
1945 – David Dukes, was born. (d. 2000). American actor
1946 – The Basketball Association of America is formed in New York City.
1946 – Gerhart Hauptmann, dies (b. 1862). Silesian dramatist.
1947 – David Blunkett,was born. Politician.
1947 – Morte de Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz. Presidente da Polónia (1939-1940)
1954 – Harvey Fierstein, was born. American actor .
1954 – Cynthia Rylant, was born. Author.
1956 – Björn Borg, was born. Swedish tennis player.
1956 – David Marshall, Singapore‘s first Chief Minister, resigns.
1960 – Gary Graham, was born. American actor.
1960 – Steve Vai, was born. American musician
1961- Tom Araya, was born. Chilean musician (Slayer)
1961 – Carl Jung, dies (b. 1875). Swiss psychologist.
1962 – The Beatles audition for EMI Records.
1964 – Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany are terminated, though they never resume.
1963 – Wolfgang Drechsler,was born. German social scientist
1966 – James Meredith, civil rights activist, is shot while trying to march across Mississippi.
1968 – Robert F. Kennedy, dies (b. 1925) . Former United States Attorney General and Senator from New York
1971- Soyuz program: Soyuz 11 launches.
1971 – The Ed Sullivan Show goes off the air.
1972 – David Bowie releases the classic album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiers from Mars.
1974 – A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.
1976 – J. Paul Getty, dies (b. 1892). American industrialist.
1978 – Carl Barat, was born. Singer and guitarist (The Libertines)
1978 – Judith Barsi, was born (d. 1988). Actress.
1979 – Jack Haley, dies (b. 1898). American actor.
1981 – Carleton S. Coon, dies (b. 1904). American anthropologist.
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 – Morte do escultor Juan Rafael Chacón.
1982 – 1982 Lebanon War begins: Forces under Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon invade southern Lebanon in their “Operation Peace for the Galilee,” eventually reaching as far north as the capital Beirut.
1983 – Bradley Jay is born. Broadcaster.
1983 – Li Xiannian became President and Deng Xiaoping supreme commander of China.
1984 – The Indian Army attacks the Golden Temple in Amritsar in an effort to flush out terrorists, following an order from Indira Gandhi. Official casualities are 576 combatants killed and 335 wounded; independent observers estimate that thousands of unarmed Sikh civilians are also killed in the crossfire.
1984 – A. Bertram Chandler, dies (b. 1912). Australian author.
1985 – The grave of “Wolfgang Gerhard” is exhumed in Embu, Brazil; the remains found are later proven to be those of Josef Mengele, Auschwitz‘ “Angel of Death”. Mengele is thought to have drowned while swimming in February 1979.
1990 – U.S. District court judge Jose Gonzales rules that the rap album As Nasty As They Wanna Be by the 2 Live Crew violates Florida‘s obscenity law; he declares that the predominant subject matter of the record is “directed to the ‘dirty’ thoughts and the loins, not to the intellect and the mind.”
1991 – George and Barbara Loeb, members of the Church of the Creator, are arrested and charged with murder.
1991 – Former Diff’rent Strokes child star Dana Plato is given a six-year suspended sentence for robbing a Las Vegas video store five weeks earlier.
1991 – Stan Getz, dies (b. 1927). American musician, composer.
1993 – Mongolia holds its first direct presidential elections.
1993 – At the Tony Awards, “Kiss of the Spider Woman” won best musical; “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches,” won best play.
1994 – A China Northwest Airlines Tu-154 on a flight from Xian to Guangzhou crashed 10 minutes after takeoff, and killed all 160 onboard.
1996 – The sons of Darlie Routier, Damon and Devon, are stabbed to death in their Rowlett, Texas home. Their mother was later convicted of the murder.
1996 – Damon and Devon Routier, sons of Darlie Routier
1997 – New Jersey teenager Melissa Drexler gives birth to a healthy baby in a bathroom stall during her senior prom, then strangles the child with a plastic bag and stashes the corpse in the trash.
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 3-year old facility. In the ensuing manhunt, two fugitives are killed and five innocent bystanders are accidentally jailed.
1999 – At the Tony Awards, Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” was named best revival; “Side Man” won best play; “Fosse” was awarded best musical.
1999 – Anne Haddy, dies (b. 1930). Australian actress.
1999 – In tennis, Andre Agassi won the French Open, defeating Andrei Medvedev 1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.
2002 – The United States House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee announces it is probing Martha Stewart‘s ImClone stock sales.
2002 – A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 metres diameter explodes over the Medterranean Sea. The resulting explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
2002 – Hans Janmaat, dies. Controversial far-right politician in the Netherlands.
2003 – Chile became the first South American country to sign a free trade agreement with the United States.
2004 – In the 58th annual Tony Awards “Avenue Q” won for best Broadway musical.
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Queensland Day
South Korean Memorial Day
Samantha Smith Day – Maine (first Monday of June)

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