Today in History - June 7

1099 - 1st Crusaders arrive in Jerusalem

1340 - Rotterdam Netherlands founded

1557 - England declares war on France

1628 - English King Charles I ratifies the Petition of Rights

1654 - Louis XIV crowned King of France

1769 - Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky

1776 - Richard Lee moves Declaration of Independence in Continental Congress

1839 - Hawaiian Declaration of Rights is signed

1862 - The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade

1863 - Mexico City captured by French troops

1864 - Abraham Lincoln renominated for US President by Republican Party

1875 - California Rifle and Pistol Association founded

1880 - War of the Pacific

1887 - Monotype type-casting machine patented by Tolbert Lanston, Washington, D.C.

1912 - US army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane

1929 - Margaret Bondfield becomes 1st British female cabinet minister

1942 - Battle of Midway - Admiral Chester Nimitz wins 1st World War II naval defeat of Japan

1946 - US Supreme Court bans discrimination in interstate travel

1953 - 1st color network telecast in compatible color (Boston Mass)



1965 - Morocco King Hassan suspends constitution, grabs power

1965 - Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995

1975 - Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international match, vs WI Cricket World Cup

1975 - Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public

2001 - Tony Blair's Labour Party wins the General Election


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