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1967 - Middle East The Six-Day War
1967 : The Six-Day War begins when Israel launches simultaneous attacks against Egypt and Syria, Jordan also joined the fray, but the Arab coalition was no match for Israel's proficient armed forces. In six days of fighting, Israel occupied the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt, the Golan Heights of Syria, and the West Bank and Arab sector of East Jerusalem, By the time the United Nations cease-fire took effect on June 11th
, Israel had more than doubled its size.
1922 - U.S.A. Unions
1922 : The Supreme Court decides that Union organizations are liable for damage or injury caused during strikes. The decision was regarded as one of the biggest blows to labor unions.
1930 - U.S.A. Mobsters
1930 : The Illinois State Prosecutor made a public statement that gang murder in Chicago has taken a grizzly turn and mobsters are now cremating victims to stop identification and evidence.
1944 - England D-Day Preparations
1944 : Following a number of crushing defeats in Europe the Allies prepare for the D-DAY landing when more than 1,000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast, while 3,000 Allied ships cross the English Channel in preparation for the invasion of Normandy-D-Day. This proved to be the turning point for the war in Europe.
1945 - Germany Borders Re Set
1945 : The United States, Great Britain, France, and Russia formally strip Germany of all conquests it acquired under Nazi rule. The "Big Four" reduced the country's borders to those of which it held in 1937
. They also set up a military government over the country while getting the country's unconditional surrender.
1953 - U.S.A. Fireworks Explosions
1953 : An Alco Fireworks and Specialty Company warehouse and factory exploded killing four people in Houston, Texas. Over 400,000 pounds of fireworks exploded in the factory which in addition to the deaths injured 73 people. The cause of the explosion was said to be due to a general manager hammering nails into a display.
1956 - U.S.A. Elvis Presley
1956 : Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog," on The Milton Berle Show. and scandalized the audience with his suggestive hip gyrations.
1963 - England Profumo Affair
1963 : British Secretary of War John Profumo resigns following revelations that he had lied to the House of Commons about his sexual affair with Christine Keeler, who was also involved with Yevgeny "Eugene" Ivanov, a Soviet naval attache who some suspected was a spy.
1968 - US Senator Robert Kennedy Assassinated
1968 : Senator Robert Kennedy is assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after winning the California presidential primary.
1974 - Switzerland Peace Deal Golan Heights
1974 : Israel and Syria signed a disengagement agreement in regards to their conflict in Golan Heights. They agreed to begin pulling back forces within a day of the agreement. They also agreed to exchange prisoners of war. The United States Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger negotiated the deal.
1981 - U.S.A. AIDS
1981 : The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report announcing that cases of rare pneumonia were found among five homosexual men in Los Angeles, California which was later identified as the Aids Virus.
1989 - Poland Solidarity
1989 : Solidarity who are anti-communist party in Poland, looks set to claim success in the country's elections. Due to the conditions set by the controlling communist party in Poland the communists will still remain in control, as the opposition has been allowed to contest only one third of the seats.
1998 - U.S.A. GM Strikes
1998 : A strike begins at a Detroit GM car parts factory which closed five assembly plants and idled workers nationwide lasting for seven weeks.
1998 - Ethiopia / Eritrea Border Fighting
1998 : The border dispute between Ethiopia and Eritrea continues to escalate following fighting with heavy artillery, mortars and small arms across a broad valley in the mountainous Alitena region both countries have now begun launching air raids against the other's territory.
2000 - Indonesia Earthquake Sumatra
2000 : An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale has struck the western island of Sumatra leaving many dead and buried and hundreds of buildings down, the airport is now closed and electricity and water supplies to the area have been cut.
2002 - U.S.A. Elizabeth Smart
2002 : Elizabeth Smart a 14 yr old girl is kidnapped from her bedroom in her family's Salt Lake City home. She was found alive on March 12th
in Sandy, Utah, just a few from her home. She had been kidnapped by Brian David Mitchell who had been a handyman the family had employed for one day the previous year. Brian David Mitchell and his accomplice are declared mentally incompetent to stand trial and are currently held in the Utah State Hospital (mental health institution).
2003 - Qatar Bush Assures US Troops
2003 : While visiting US troops in the Gulf Emirate of Qatar, President George Bush has assured the troops that Iraq has large numbers of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). His speech was in answer to critics who are now saying evidence about WMD's was distorted and the public has been misled on issues that helped define why America invaded Iraq.
2005 - Women Appointed to Council in Kuwait
2005 : Two women, Fatima al-Sabah and Fawzia al-Bahr, were appointed to Kuwait's municipal council, the first time in its history. The council mainly focused on civic planning, including roads and public services, and the appointment was hailed as a gain for women's rights in the country.
2008 - France Yves Saint Laurent Funeral Held
2008 : The funeral for fashion legend Yves Saint Laurent was held in Paris as hundreds of admirers and colleagues mourned the designer's death. Saint Laurent died at the age of seventy-one from a brain tumor earlier in the week and was survived by his ninety-five year old mother. The designer became famous for creating fashions that better reflected women's shifting roles in society with such classics as a women's tuxedo and suits.
2008 - India National Protests Over Gas Price Increases
2008 : Following an increase of 10% in the cost of natural gas and petrol, communist and opposition parties in India are holding nationwide strikes involving shops, airports, markets, schools and colleges closed. India is already suffering with much higher inflation and consumers feel this will make matters worse.
2010 - Ohio Girl Wins National Spelling Bee
2010 : Fourteen year old Anamika Veeramani from Ohio won the National Spelling Bee in the United States. The talented teenager collected a forty thousand dollar prize for correctly spelling the word stromuhr, a medical term.
2011 - Chain of Volcanoes Erupts in Chile
2011 : An active chain of volcanoes in Southern Chile began erupting, spewing plumes of smoke and ash into the air and forcing the evacuation of residents in the area. Before the Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle range began erupting, there were several small earthquakes recorded around the area, and authorities issued a red alert for residents in the area. The chain had not experienced a serious eruption on this scale since 1960
2012 - Historic Governor Recall Election Takes Place in Wisconsin
2012 : A recall election in the state of Wisconsin took place as incumbent Republican Scott Walker faced off against Democrat mayor of Milwaukee Tom Barrett. Walker survived the vote which many observers thought of as a key test for the November presidential elections.
2013 - Pakistan Prime Minister Approved
2013 : Nawaz Sharif was approved as prime minister by Pakistan's parliament after winning a surprising majority in the country's recent elections. This would be Sharif's third term, the first such instance in the country.
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Princess Astrid of Belgium
June 5th, 1962
Known For :
The daughter of Albert II of Belgium, she has studied in Holland, Switzerland and the United States. She married to the Archduke of Austria-Este in 1984 and was chairwoman of the Belgian Red Cross from 1994 to 2007. She was heavily involved in the research and treatment they provide. She is also a colonel in the Belgian Army's Medical Unit. The Belgian royal family are descended from the House of Saxe-Coburg Gotha and have used the family name of de België, de Belgique or von Belgien since the First World War. She is addressed as 'Your Imperial and Royal Highness....'