Historic World Events / June (page 2)

June

List historic world events in June

September, 2016

  • 25 September

    Apache Chief Cochise dies

    Apache Chief Cochise dies

    Chief Cochise, one of the great leaders of the Apache Indians in their battles with the Anglo-Americans, dies on the Chiricahua reservation in southeastern Arizona. Little is known of Cochise’s early life. By the mid-19th century, he had become a prominent leader of the Chiricahua band of Apache Indians living …

  • 24 September

    D-Day landing forces converge

    D-Day landing forces converge

    Five days after the D-Day landing, the five Allied landing groups, made up of some 330,000 troops, link up in Normandy to form a single solid front across northwestern France. On June 6, 1944, after a year of meticulous planning conducted in secrecy by a joint Anglo-American staff, the largest …

  • 23 September

    Vietnam Veterans group announces support for Nixon

    Vietnam Veterans group announces support for Nixon

    In support of the Nixon Administration’s conduct of the war, a group named the Vietnam Veterans for a Just Peace declares that it represents the majority of the U.S. veterans that had served in Southeast Asia, and calls the protests and congressional testimony of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War …

  • 22 September

    Parliament completes the Coercive Acts with the Quartering Act

    Parliament completes the Coercive Acts with the Quartering Act

    On this day in 1774, the British Parliament renews the Quartering Act, allowing Redcoats to stay in private American homes if necessary. The Quartering Act, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Government Act, the Administration of Justice Act and the Boston Port Act, were known as the Coercive Acts. News of …

  • 22 September

    Picasso exhibited in Paris

    Picasso exhibited in Paris

    On June 24, 1901, the first major exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s artwork opens at a gallery on Paris’ rue Lafitte, a street known for its prestigious art galleries. The precocious 19-year-old Spaniard was at the time a relative unknown outside Barcelona, but he had already produced hundreds of paintings. The …

  • 21 September

    “Hollywood madam” arrested

    “Hollywood madam” arrested

    On this day in 1993, the now-infamous madam-to-the-stars Heidi Fleiss is arrested as part of a sting operation run by the Los Angeles Police and Beverly Hills Police Departments and the U.S. Justice Department. In the 1980s, Fleiss’ then-boyfriend introduced her to the leading Beverly Hills madam Elizabeth (Alex) Adams, …

  • 21 September

    Drake claims California for England

    Drake claims California for England

    During his circumnavigation of the world, English seaman Francis Drake anchors in a harbor just north of present-day San Francisco, California, and claims the territory for Queen Elizabeth I. Calling the land “Nova Albion,” Drake remained on the California coast for a month to make repairs to his ship, the …

  • 21 September

    Eddie Murray sets career RBI record for a switch hitter

    Eddie Murray sets career RBI record for a switch hitter

    On June 6, 1992, New York Mets first baseman Eddie Murray drives in the 1,510th run of his career, and breaks Mickey Mantle’s record for career RBIs (runs batted in) by a switch hitter. Eddie Clarence Murray was born February 24, 1956, the eighth of 12 children, in Los Angeles, …

  • 20 September

    Harding becomes first president to be heard on the radio

    Harding becomes first president to be heard on the radio

    On this day in 1922, President Warren G. Harding, while addressing a crowd at the dedication of a memorial site for the composer of the “Star Spangled Banner,” Francis Scott Key, becomes the first president to have his voice transmitted by radio. The broadcast heralded a revolutionary shift in how …

  • 20 September

    Norway surrenders to Germany

    Norway surrenders to Germany

    After two months of desperate resistance, the last surviving Norwegian and British defenders of Norway are overwhelmed by the Germans, and the country is forced to capitulate to the Nazis. Two months earlier, on April 9, Nazi Germany launched its invasion of Norway, capturing several strategic points along the Norwegian …