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What Happened on June 6th This Day in History

Year Name
2005 In Gonzales v. Raich, the United States Supreme Court upholds a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana.
2004 Tamil 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.
2002 Eastern Mediterranean event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at ten meters in diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
1994 China Northwest Airlines Flight 2303 crashes near Xi'an, China, killing all 160 people on board.
1993 Mongolia holds its first direct presidential elections.
1985 The grave of "Wolfgang Gerhard" is opened in Embu, Brazil; the exhumed remains 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.
1982 The Lebanon War begins. Forces under Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon invade southern Lebanon during Operation Peace for the Galilee, eventually reaching as far north as the capital Beirut.
1981 Bihar train disaster: A 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 death toll is closer to 1,000.
1974 A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.
1971 Soyuz program: Soyuz 11 is launched.
1971 A 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.
1971 Vietnam War: The Battle of Long Khanh between Australian and Vietnamese communist forces begins.
1964 Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany are terminated. They never resume.
1954 The grand opening of the sculpture of Yuriy Dolgorukiy took place in Moscow. This statue is one of the main monuments of Moscow.
1946 The Basketball Association of America is founded in New York City; the BAA was the precursor to the modern National Basketball Association.
1944 World War II: The Allied invasion of Normandy⿿codenamed Operation Overlord⿿begins with the execution of Operation Neptune (commonly referred to as D-Day), 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.
1942 World War II: Battle of Midway. U.S. Navy dive bombers sink the Japanese cruiser Mikuma and four Japanese carriers.
1939 Judge Joseph Force Crater, known as the "Missingest Man in New York", is declared legally dead.
1934 New Deal: The U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 into law, establishing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
1933 The first drive-in theater opens in Camden, New Jersey, United States.
1932 The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per US gallon (⿿1ⁿ4¢/L) sold.
1921 Southwark Bridge in London is opened to traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.
1919 The Republic of Prekmurje ends.
1918 World War I: Battle of Belleau Wood: The U.S. Marine Corps suffers its worst single day's casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Château-Thierry.
1916 With the death of Yuan Shikai, who has ruled much of China since 1912, the central government virtually collapses in the face of warlords who assert themselves, including Sun Yat-sen.
1912 The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
1909 French troops capture Abéché (in modern-day Chad) and install a puppet sultan in the Ouaddai Empire.
1894 Governor Davis H. Waite orders the Colorado state militia to protect and support the miners engaged in the Cripple Creek miners' strike.
1892 The Chicago "L" elevated rail system begins operation.
1889 The Great Seattle Fire destroys all of downtown Seattle.
1882 More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are supposedly killed in the so-called 'Bombay Cyclone of 1882', but this has proved a hoax and did not happen.
1882 The Shewan forces of Menelik II of Ethiopia defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and their victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.
1862 American Civil War: Battle of Memphis: Union forces capture Memphis, Tennessee, from the Confederates.
1859 Australia: Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales (Queensland Day).
1857 Sophia of Nassau marries the future King Oscar II of Sweden-Norway.
1844 The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.
1844 The Glaciarium, the world's first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens.
1832 The June Rebellion in Paris is put down by the National Guard.
1822 Alexis St. Martin is accidentally shot in the stomach, leading to William Beaumont's studies on digestion.
1813 War of 1812: Battle of Stoney Creek: A British force of 700 under John Vincent defeats an American force twice its size under William Winder and John Chandler.
1809 Sweden promulgates a new Constitution, which restores political power to the Riksdag of the Estates after 20 years of enlightened absolutism. At the same time, Charles XIII is elected to succeed Gustav IV Adolf as King of Sweden.
1808 Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte, is crowned King of Spain.
1762 Seven Years' War: British forces begin a siege of Havana, Cuba, and temporarily capture the city in the Battle of Havana.
1749 The Conspiracy of the Slaves in Malta is discovered.
1674 Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire, is crowned.
1644 The Qing dynasty Manchu forces led by the Shunzhi Emperor capture Beijing during the collapse of the Ming dynasty.
1586 Francis Drake's forces raid St. Augustine in Spanish Florida.
1523 Gustav Vasa, the Swedish regent, is elected King of Sweden, marking a symbolic end to the Kalmar Union. This is the Swedish national day.
1513 Italian Wars: Battle of Novara. Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis II de la Trémoille, forcing the French to abandon Milan.
913 The 8-year-old illegitimate son of Leo VI the Wise, Constantine VII, becomes nominal ruler of the Byzantine Empire, under the regency of a seven-man council headed by Patriarch Nicholas Mystikos, appointed by Constantine's uncle Alexander III on his deathbed.
Famous People Born on June 6

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Year Name
1969 Erik Prince, American soldier and businessman, co-founded Academi
1296 Wſadysſaw of Legnica (d. 1352)
1878 Vincent de Moro-Giafferi, French lawyer and politician (d. 1956)
1993 Vic Mensa, American rapper
1955 Lee Smolin, American theoretical physicist
1699 Johann Georg Estor, German historian and theorist (d. 1773)
1981 Luke Burt, Australian rugby league player
1857 Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1918)
1913 Carlo L. Golino, Italian-American author, critic, and academic (d. 1991)
1896 Italo Balbo, Italian air marshal and politician (d. 1940)
Famous People Deaths On June 6

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Date Name
1924 William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie, Irish businessman and politician, Lord Mayor of Belfast (b. 1847)
2003 Ken Grimwood, American author (b. 1944)
1941 Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-American race car driver and businessman, founded Chevrolet and Frontenac Motor Corporation (b. 1878)
1975 Larry Blyden, American actor (b. 1925)
1968 Robert F. Kennedy, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 64th United States Attorney General (b. 1925)
2001 Suzanne Schiffman, French screenwriter and director (b. 1939)
1333 William Donn de Burgh, 3rd Earl of Ulster (b. 1312)
1843 Friedrich Hölderlin, German poet and author (b. 1770)
2015 Ludvík Vaculík, Czech journalist and author (b. 1926)
2016 Viktor Korchnoi, Russian chess player (b. 1931)