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June 6th, 2008 (June 06 2008)EventThe Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 394 points after the price of a barrel of oil rose over $10 to $139 and unemployment rose .5% to 5.5%.
June 6th, 2005 (June 06 2005)EventThe United States Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.
June 6th, 2004 (June 06 2004)EventTamil is established as a Classical language by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.
June 6th, 2002 (June 06 2002)EventEastern Mediterranean Event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 metres diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The resulting explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb. Saki Quotes
June 6th, 1999 (June 06 1999)EventIn Australian Rules Football, Tony Lockett breaks the record for career goals, previously 1299 by Gordon Coventry and which had stood since 1937.
June 6th, 1999 (June 06 1999)EventAt 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 three-year-old facility. In the ensuing manhunt, two fugitives are killed and five innocent bystanders are accidentally jailed.
June 6th, 1993 (June 06 1993)EventMongolia holds its first direct presidential elections.
June 6th, 1990 (June 06 1990)EventU.S. District court judge Jose Gonzales rules that the rap album As Nasty As They Wanna Be by 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."
June 6th, 1985 (June 06 1985)EventThe grave of "Wolfgang Gerhard" is exhumed in Embu, Brazil; the remains found are later proven to be those of Josef Mengele, Auschwitz s "Angel of Death". Mengele is thought to have drowned while swimming in February, 1979.Josef Mengele Quotes
June 6th, 1984 (June 06 1984)EventThe Indian Army attacks the Golden Temple in Amritsar following an order from Indira Gandhi. Official casualties are 576 combatants killed and 335 wounded; independent observers estimate that thousands of unarmed Sikh civilians are also killed in the crossfire. A total death count adds up to almost 6,000.Indira Gandhi Quotes
June 6th, 1982 (June 06 1982)Event1982 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.
June 6th, 1981 (June 06 1981)EventA 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.
June 6th, 1977 (June 06 1977)EventApple Computer s first mass produced microcomputer product, the Apple II goes on sale.
June 6th, 1974 (June 06 1974)EventA new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.
June 6th, 1971 (June 06 1971)EventSoyuz program: Soyuz 11 launches.
June 6th, 1971 (June 06 1971)EventA midair collision between a Hughes Airwest Douglas DC-9 jetliner and a United States Marine Corps McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II jet fighter near Duarte, California claims 50 lives.Ted Hughes Quotes
June 6th, 1968 (June 06 1968)EventSenator Robert F. Kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night.Robert F. Kennedy Quotes
June 6th, 1966 (June 06 1966)EventJames Meredith, civil rights activist, is shot while trying to march across Mississippi.
June 6th, 1964 (June 06 1964)EventUnder a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume. The Rock Quotes
June 6th, 1956 (June 06 1956)EventDavid Marshall, Singapore s first Chief Minister, resigns.
June 6th, 1950 (June 06 1950)EventTurkey: The Adhan in Arabic is legalized.
June 6th, 1946 (June 06 1946)EventThe Basketball Association of America is formed in New York City.
June 6th, 1946 (June 06 1946)EventSoviet Union established diplomatic relations with Argentina.
June 6th, 1944 (June 06 1944)EventWorld War II: Battle of Normandy begins. D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, 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.
June 6th, 1944 (June 06 1944)EventAlaska Airlines commences operations.
June 6th, 1939 (June 06 1939)EventGerman dictator Adolf Hitler gives a public address to returning German volunteers who fought as Legion Kondor during the Spanish Civil War.Adolf Hitler Quotes
June 6th, 1934 (June 06 1934)EventNew Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Act of 1933 into law, establishing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Judge Joseph Crater is declared dead in absentia.
June 6th, 1933 (June 06 1933)EventThe first drive-in theater opens, in Camden, New Jersey, United States.
June 6th, 1932 (June 06 1932)EventThe Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per US gallon (1/4 ?/L) sold.
June 6th, 1925 (June 06 1925)EventThe Chrysler Corporation is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler.
June 6th, 1921 (June 06 1921)EventThe Southwark Bridge in London, is opened for traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.
June 6th, 1919 (June 06 1919)EventThe Republic of Prekmurje ends.
June 6th, 1918 (June 06 1918)EventWorld War I: Battle of Belleau WoodThe U.S. Marine Corps suffers its worst single day s casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Chateau-Thierry.
June 6th, 1912 (June 06 1912)EventThe eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
June 6th, 1906 (June 06 1906)EventParis Metro Line 5 is inaugurated with a first section from Place d Italie to the Gare d Orleans (today known as Gare d Austerlitz).
June 6th, 1894 (June 06 1894)EventGovernor Davis H. Waite orders the Colorado state militia to protect and support the miners engaged in the Cripple Creek miners strike.
June 6th, 1889 (June 06 1889)EventThe Great Seattle Fire destroys the entirety of downtown Seattle, Washington.
June 6th, 1882 (June 06 1882)EventMore than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed as a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbour.
June 6th, 1882 (June 06 1882)EventThe Shewan forces of Menelik defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and heir victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.
June 6th, 1862 (June 06 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of MemphisUnion forces capture Memphis, Tennessee, from the Confederates.
June 6th, 1859 (June 06 1859)EventAustralia: Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales (Queensland Day).
June 6th, 1857 (June 06 1857)EventSophia of Nassau marries the future King Oscar II of Sweden-Norway.
June 6th, 1844 (June 06 1844)EventThe Young Men s Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.
June 6th, 1833 (June 06 1833)EventU.S. President Andrew Jackson becomes the first President to ride a train.Andrew Jackson Quotes
June 6th, 1832 (June 06 1832)EventThe barricades fall and the Paris student uprisings of 1832 end.
June 6th, 1813 (June 06 1813)EventWar of 1812: Battle of Stoney CreekA British force of 700 under John Vincent defeat an American force three times its size under William Winder and John Chandler.
June 6th, 1809 (June 06 1809)EventSweden promulgates a new Constitution, which restores political power to the Riksdag of the Estates after 20 years of Enlightened absolutism.
June 6th, 1808 (June 06 1808)EventNapoleon s brother, Joseph Bonaparte is crowned King of Spain.Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
June 6th, 1752 (June 06 1752)EventA devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes.
June 6th, 1683 (June 06 1683)EventThe Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world s first university museum.
June 6th, 1654 (June 06 1654)EventCharles X succeeds his abdicated cousin Queen Christina to the Swedish throne.
June 6th, 1644 (June 06 1644)EventThe Qing Dynasty Manchu forces led by the Shunzhi Emperor capture Beijing during the collapse of the Ming Dynasty. The Manchus would rule China until 1912 when the Republic of China is established.
June 6th, 1523 (June 06 1523)EventGustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union.
June 6th, 1513 (June 06 1513)EventItalian 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.
June 6th, 1508 (June 06 1508)EventMaximilian 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.

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