Today in History - June 6

1002 - German King Henry II the Saint crowned

1242 - 24 wagonloads of Talmudic books burned in Paris

1513 - Battle of Novara - Swiss Confederacy defeat the French

1520 - France & England sign treaty of Scotland

1639 - Massachusetts grants 500 acres of land to erect a gunpowder mill

1654 - Queen Christina of Sweden resigns & converts to Catholicism

1665 - Battle of Monte Carlo - English & Portuguese army beat Spain

1683 - The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the World's first university museum

1787 - Franklin College founded 

1809 - Sweden declares independence

1859 - Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales - Queensland Day

1862 - Battle of Milliken's Bend

1864 - Battle of Lake Chicot

1882 - Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, NYC



1882 - Battle of Embabo - The Shewan forces of Menelik defeat the Gojjame army


1890 - United States Polo Association forms in NYC


1904 - National Tuberculosis Association organized, Atlantic City, New Jersey

1912 - 2nd largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century - The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska 

1918 - Battle of Belleau Wood, 1st US victory of WW I

1919 - The Republic of Prekmurje ends

1925 - Walter Chrysler founds automobile manufacture Chrysler Corporation

1932 - US Federal gas tax approved

1933 - US Employment Service created

1934 - Securities & Exchange Commission established

1946 - The Basketball Association of America is formed in New York City

1951 - 1st Berlin International Film Festival opens


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