Historic World Events / June (page 20)

June

List historic world events in June

July, 2016

  • 12 July

    Babe Ruth retires

    Babe Ruth retires

    On this day in 1935, Babe Ruth, one of the greatest players in the history of baseball, ends his Major League playing career after 22 seasons, 10 World Series and 714 home runs. The following year, Ruth, a larger-than-life figure whose name became synonymous with baseball, was one of the …

  • 12 July

    Jordan leads Bulls to sixth NBA title

    Jordan leads Bulls to sixth NBA title

    On June 14, 1998, Michael Jordan leads the Chicago Bulls to an 87-86 win over the Utah Jazz in Game Six of the NBA Finals to clinch their third consecutive NBA title. Jordan scored 45 points and hit the winning jump shot with 5.2 seconds left on the clock in …

  • 11 July

    Lee confers with his generals before the Seven Days’ Battles

    Lee confers with his generals before the Seven Days’ Battles

    On this day, Confederate General Robert E. Lee meets with his corps commanders to plot an attack on General George McClellan’s Army of the Potomac. Launched on June 26, the attack would break the stalemate of the Peninsular campaign in Virginia and trigger the Seven Days’ Battles. McClellan had spent …

  • 11 July

    News of death camp killings becomes public for first time

    News of death camp killings becomes public for first time

    On this day in 1942, a Warsaw underground newspaper, the Liberty Brigade, makes public the news of the gassing of tens of thousands of Jews at Chelmno, a Nazi-operated death camp in Poland—almost seven months after extermination of prisoners began. A year earlier, the means of effecting what would become the …

  • 10 July

    Sex and the City premieres on HBO

    Sex and the City premieres on HBO

    On this day in 1998, the cable network HBO airs the pilot episode of Sex and the City, a new comedy series chronicling the lives and loves of four single women living in New York City. The show’s creator, Darren Star, was best known at the time for producing the …

  • 9 July

    Eisenhower takes command

    Eisenhower takes command

    Following his arrival in London, Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower takes command of U.S. forces in Europe. Although Eisenhower had never seen combat during his 27 years as an army officer, his knowledge of military strategy and talent for organization were such that Army Chief of Staff General George C. …

  • 9 July

    FDR signs GI bill

    FDR signs GI bill

    On this day in 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the GI bill to provide financial aid to veterans returning from World War II. Upon signing the legislation, Roosevelt voiced his belief that ensuring veterans’ employability was critical to a sound postwar economy. The GI bill, named after the slang …

  • 9 July

    Woodrow Wilson marries Ellen Axson in Savannah, Georgia

    Woodrow Wilson marries Ellen Axson in Savannah, Georgia

    On this day in 1885, future President Woodrow Wilson marries his first wife, Ellen Louise Axson, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister. The two had met at her father’s church in Rome, Georgia, in 1883 and were instantly attracted to each other, sharing strong religious beliefs and a passion for …

  • 8 July

    The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill

    During the American Revolution, British General William Howe lands his troops on the Charlestown peninsula overlooking Boston and leads them against Breed’s Hill, a fortified American position just below Bunker Hill. As the British advanced in columns against the Americans, Patriot General William Prescott reportedly told his men, “Don’t one …

  • 8 July

    Hitler takes a tour of Paris

    Hitler takes a tour of Paris

    On this day in 1940, Adolf Hitler surveys notable sites in the French capital, now German-occupied territory. In his first and only visit to Paris, Hitler made Napoleon’s tomb among the sites to see. “That was the greatest and finest moment of my life,” he said upon leaving. Comparisons between …