June This Day In History

Important News Stories From Each Day In June This Day In History together with the year

June 1st :
Compulsory Driving Test is introduced for all drivers in England 1935
Superman Appears For The First Time in D.C. Comics 1938
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Released By The Beatles 1967
The first 24-hour news television station – CNN is launched in Atlanta, Georgia1980

June 2nd :
The Indian Citizenship Act is passed in Congress. 1924
Queen Elizabeth II is formally crowned as The Queen in England 1953

June 3rd :
Former King OF England King Edward VIII marries Wallis Warfield Simpson, the American divorcee1937
GM / General Motors Closes Plants 2008

June 4th :
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote , passed by Congress 1919
The evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk ends as German forces capture the beach. 1940
The Battle of Midway ( World War II ) Begins 1942
Tiananmen Square Protests Ended when Chinese Troops Kill Hundreds 1989

June 5th :
Six-Day War in the Middle East War begins when Israel launches simultaneous attacks against Egypt and Syria 1967
Senator Robert Kennedy Assassinated 1968

June 6th :
The first drive in movie theater is opened in Camden, NJ 1933
World War II Operation Overlord / D-Day 1944
UK has it's first nationwide referendum over continued membership of the European Economic Community. 1975
Indian government sends army troops into the Golden Temple compound where they kill at least 500 Sikh rebels. 1984

June 7th :
Department of Homeland Security Announced 2002

June 8th :
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Last Speech Before Assassinated 1968

June 9th :
Donald Duck makes his first film appearance, in The Wise Little Hen, a short by Walt Disney. 1934
Secretariat horse racing's first Triple Crown Winner 1973
Margaret Thatcher wins in a landslide victory in British General Elections 1983

June 10th :
Italy declares war on France and Great Britain 1940
Middle East Six Day War Ends 1967

June 11th :
The five Allied landing groups, made up of some 330,000 troops, converge in Normandy 1944
The "Hovercraft", has it's official launch at the Solent on the South Coast of England 1959
Film star John Wayne , also known as the "Duke," died of cancer 1979
Timothy McVeigh executed by lethal injection for bombing Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City 2001
The World Health Organization declares H1N1 influenza strain, referred to as "swine flu", as a global pandemic. 2009

June 12th :
King Constantine I of Greece , abdicates his throne 1917
The leader of the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa, Nelson Mandela, is jailed for life for sabotage 1964
O.J. Simpson Police Car Chase following the murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson 1994

June 13th :
Great Depression Home Owners Refinancing Act passed in Congress 1933
Germany V1 rockets / Doodlebugs Crash On London 1944
Chief Justice Earl Warren delivers The Supreme Court landmark Miranda vs. Arizona decision, ( Miranda warning ). 1966
Boris Yeltsin wins first Russian elections for Russia's first popularly-elected president 1991

June 14th :
German tanks rolled into Paris and took control of the city 1940
Anne Frank began her diary after she receives it for her 13th birthday 1942
President Eisenhower signed a bill to add the words "under God" to the United States Pledge of Allegiance 1954.
Atomic Emergency Civil Defense Drill 1954
The Falkland Islands War ends when Argentina surrenders to Great Britain after a war lasting 6 weeks 1982

June 15th :
The General Slocum, burst into flames on New York's East River with the loss of over 1000 lives. 1904
New Deal Legislation Passes 1935

June 16th :
Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival 1967
The Movie Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John opened 1978

June 17th :
The French gift to the United States "The Statue of Liberty" arrives in New York City aboard the French ship Isere. 1885
President Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff bill which raised duties on imports into the U.S.A. 1930
5 men arrested for breaking into Watergate Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C. 1972
Secretariat horse racing's first Triple Crown Winner 1973

June 18th :
Columbia Records publicly unveiled its new long-playing phonograph record, the 33 1/3, in New York City 1948
Rioting in South Africa spreads throughout the country 1976
President Jimmy Carter and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev sign the Salt-II agreement 1979
Tiger Woods wins the 100th US Open at Pebble Beach, California winning by an unheard of 15 strokes 2000

June 19th :
The world's first nickelodeon opened 1905
Walls of lava one mile wide descend from Mount Etna towards the town of Lingauglossa in Italy and bury the town 1923
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing Prison. 1953
50,000 people participated in " The Poor Peoples March " organised by Martin Luther King Jr. 1968

June 20th :
A jury in New Bedford, Mass., found Lizzie Borden innocent of the ax murders of her father and stepmother. 1893
The First Father's Day was celebrated for the first time in Spokane, Washington 1910
Hot Line Established Between US and Soviet Union 1963
The summer blockbuster movie "Jaws" is released 1975
Crude oil from North Alaska begins flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline to the port of Valdez, Alaska 1977

June 21st :
Ten members of the Irish Miners Group The "Molly Maguires" were hanged for murder, 1877
General Pervez Musharraf Takes Power in Pakistan 2001
JK Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" is released and becomes the fastest selling book ever. 2003

June 22nd :
Joe Louis wins the world heavyweight boxing title defeating Jim Braddock in an eighth-round knockout. 1937
Germany launches Operation Barbarossa the invasion of Russia, 1941
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the GI bill of Rights Bill 1944
President Nixon signed a bill to lower the voting age to 18 for all federal, state and local elections 1970

June 23rd :
Wiley Post and his navigator, Harold Gatty, took off for a round the world flight in the single-engine airplane 1931
The movie Batman opened in theaters , starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson 1989
Landmark Tobacco Settlement agreed 1999
Fire at the Childers Palace Backpackers Hostel in Childers, Queensland, Australia has left 15 backpackers dead 2000

June 24th :
Julia Gillard became Australia's first female prime minister 2010
Soviets blockade West Berlin blocking off all land and water routes between West Germany and West Berlin. 1948

June 25th :
Custer's Last Stand during the Battle of the Little Bighorn 1876
Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower takes command as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe 1943
North Korea Attack South Korea starting the Korean War. 1950
The Beatles record "All You Need Is Love" in front of an international television audience 1967

June 26th :
The first French Grand Prix the first race of it's kind to be held anywhere was staged in Le Mans, 1906
50 nations sign the United Nations Charter, establishing the world body as a means of helping to stop another World War happening 1945
United States begins a massive airlift of food, water, and medicine to the citizens of West Berlin 1948
The St. Lawrence Seaway has it's official opening 1959
President John F. Kennedy makes famous speech in front of the Berlin Wall when he declared to the crowd, “Ich bin ein Berliner” 1963
Michael Jackson ( the King of Pop ) dies 2009

June 27th :
Allied forces liberate Cherbourg as the first step to liberating France and the beginning of the end for World War II. 1944
The world’s first recorded Ebola virus epidemic 1967

June 28th :
Germany signs the Treaty of Versailles with the Allies, officially ending World War I. 1919
Mike Tyson bites Evander Holyfield's Ear 1997

June 29th :
Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act to create 41,000 miles of Interstate Highways 1956
US shuttle Atlantis delivered a relief crew of two cosmonauts to the Russian Mir space station 1995

June 30th :
999 emergency service is started in London 1937
JK Rowling's first Harry Potter book UK "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" released in the UK. 1997
These are only a few of the stories included this day in history pages for each day in June ,

1 The uprising in China by both students and the general population with the focus in Tiananmen square where many thousands were killed and injured when the Chinese Army broke up the demonstrations
2 In World War II Germany were continuing the March across Europe and seemed unstoppable at that time taking control of a number of whole countries in a matter of days or weeks until the allied forces started operation Overlord which signaled a change in the war in Europe
3 Some of the most important weapons reduction treaties are reached between the Soviet Union and the USA to reduce both Nuclear and Chemical weapons to make the world a safer place
4 Queen Elizabeth II is formally crowned as The Queen of England and has now been on the throne for over 50 years

Major Holidays and Events In June

Summer solstice northern hemisphere, Winter solstice southern hemisphere Varying from 20 June to 22 June
Father's Day Second or Third Sunday in June
Wimbledon Late June
Philippine Independence Day Philippines June 12th