What happened on June 7? There are more than 261 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About June 7

June 7 In HistoryJune 7 is the 159th day of the year 2020. There are 207 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday. This day falls under the 23rd week of the year 2020.

On this day in Houston, Texas 77071 sunrise occured at 06:21 AM and sunset occured at 08:21 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Gemini. The modern birthstone for this month is Pearl while the mystical birthstone is Moonstone.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 250 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For June 7

  • 421
    Emperor Theodosius II marries Aelia Eudocia. The wedding is celebrated at Constantinople (Turkey).
  • 1099
    The First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins.
  • 1420
    Troops of the Republic of Venice capture Udine, ending the independence of the Patriarchal State of Friuli.
  • 1494
    Spain and Portugal sign the Treaty of Tordesillas which divides the New World between the two countries.
  • 1628
    The Petition of Right, a major English constitutional document, is granted the Royal Assent by Charles I and becomes law.
  • 1654
    Louis XIV is crowned King of France.
  • 1692
    Port Royal, Jamaica, is hit by a catastrophic earthquake; in just three minutes, 1,600 people are killed and 3,000 are seriously injured.
  • 1776
    Richard Henry Lee presents the “Lee Resolution” to the Continental Congress. The motion is seconded by John Adams and leads to the United States Declaration of Independence.
  • 1800
    David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba.
  • 1810
    The newspaper Gazeta de Buenos Ayres is first published in Argentina.
  • 1832
    Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.
  • 1862
    The United States and the United Kingdom agree to suppress the slave trade.
  • 1863
    During the French intervention in Mexico, Mexico City is captured by French troops.
  • 1866
    1,800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they loot and plunder around Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec.
  • 1880
    War of the Pacific: The Battle of Arica, assault and capture of Morro de Arica (Arica Cape), that ended the Campaña del Desierto (Desert Campaign).
  • 1892
    Benjamin Harrison becomes the first President of the United States to attend a baseball game.
  • 1892
    Homer Plessy is arrested for refusing to leave his seat in the “whites-only” car of a train; he would lose the resulting court case, Plessy v. Ferguson.
  • 1893
    Mohandas Gandhi’s first act of civil disobedience.
  • 1899
    American Temperance crusader Carrie Nation begins her campaign of vandalizing alcohol-serving establishments by destroying the inventory in a saloon in Kiowa, Kansas.
  • 1905
    Norway’s parliament dissolves its union with Sweden, a vote that is confirmed by a national plebiscite on August 13 of that year.
  • 1906
    Cunard Line’s RMS Lusitania is launched at the John Brown Shipyard, Glasgow (Clydebank), Scotland.
  • 1909
    Mary Pickford makes her screen debut at the age of 16.
  • 1917
    World War I: Battle of Messines – Allied ammonal mines underneath German trenches at Messines Ridge are detonated, killing 10,000 German troops.
  • 1919
    Sette giugno: Riot in Malta; four are killed.
  • 1929
    The Lateran Treaty is ratified, bringing Vatican City into existence.
  • 1936
    The Steel Workers Organizing Committee, a trade union, is founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Philip Murray is elected its first president.
  • 1938
    The Douglas DC-4E makes its first test flight.
  • 1940
    King Haakon VII of Norway, Crown Prince Olav and the Norwegian government leave Tromsø and go into exile in London.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese soldiers occupy the American islands of Attu and Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Battle of Midway ends.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Normandy – At Abbey Ardennes members of the SS Division Hitlerjugend massacre 23 Canadian prisoners of war.
  • 1944
    World War II: The steamer Danae carrying 350 Cretan Jews and 250 Cretan partisans is sunk without survivors off the shore of Santorini.
  • 1945
    King Haakon VII of Norway returns with his family to Oslo after five years in exile.
  • 1948
    Edvard Beneš resigns as President of Czechoslovakia rather than signing a constitution making his nation a Communist state.
  • 1955
    Lux Radio Theater signs off the air permanently. The show launched in New York in 1934, and featured radio adaptations of Broadway shows and popular films.
  • 1965
    The Supreme Court of the United States hands down its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples.
  • 1967
    Israeli forces enter Jerusalem during the Six-Day War.
  • 1971
    The Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Division of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service raids the home of Ken Ballew for illegal possession of hand grenades, which all turn out to be inert or dummies.
  • 1971
    The United States Supreme Court overturns the conviction of Paul Cohen for disturbing the peace, setting the precedent that vulgar writing is protected under the First Amendment.
  • 1975
    Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public.
  • 1975
    The inaugural Cricket World Cup begins in England.
  • 1977
    500 million people watch on television as the high day of Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II begins.
  • 1981
    The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq’s Osiraq nuclear reactor during Operation Opera. The facility could have been used to make nuclear weapons.
  • 1982
    Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.
  • 1989
    Surinam Airways Flight 764 crashes on approach to Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport in Suriname due to pilot error, killing 176 of 187 aboard.
  • 1991
    Mount Pinatubo explodes generating an ash column 7 km high.
  • 1995
    The long range Boeing 777 enters service with United Airlines.
  • 1998
    James Byrd, Jr. of Texas is killed when white supremacists drag him behind a pickup truck along an asphalt pavement.
  • 2000
    The United Nations defines the Blue Line as the border between Israel and Lebanon.
  • 2006
    Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, is killed in an airstrike by the United States Air Force.

Who Were Born On June 7?

  • 1529
    Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer and writer (d. 1615)
  • 1757
    Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (d. 1806)
  • 1761
    John Rennie, Scottish engineer (d. 1821)
  • 1770
    Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1828)
  • 1778
    Beau Brummell, English fashion leader (d. 1840)
  • 1811
    James Young Simpson, British obstetrician (d. 1870)
  • 1831
    Amelia Edwards, English author and Egyptologist (d. 1892)
  • 1837
    Alois Hitler, father of Adolf Hitler (d. 1903)
  • 1840
    Charlotte of Belgium, Empress of Mexico (d. 1927)
  • 1845
    Leopold Auer, Hungarian violinist and composer (d. 1930)
  • 1848
    Paul Gauguin, French painter (d. 1903)
  • 1862
    Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1947)
  • 1863
    Bones Ely, professional baseball player (d. 1952)
  • 1868
    Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer, and watercolourist (d. 1928)
  • 1879
    Joan Voûte, Dutch astronomer (d. 1963)
  • 1879
    Knud Rasmussen, Greenlander explorer (d. 1933)
  • 1880
    Thorleif Lund, Norwegian actor (d. 1956)
  • 1883
    Sylvanus Morley, American archaeologist and spy (d. 1948)
  • 1886
    Henri Coandă, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer (d. 1972)
  • 1894
    Alexander de Seversky, Russian-born aviation pioneer (d. 1974)
  • 1896
    Douglas Campbell, American World War I flying ace (d. 1990)
  • 1896
    Imre Nagy, Hungarian politician (d. 1958)
  • 1896
    Robert S. Mulliken, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1897
    George Szell, Hungarian conductor (d. 1970)
  • 1899
    Elizabeth Bowen, Irish novelist (d. 1973)
  • 1900
    Glen Gray, American jazz musician and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra (d. 1963)
  • 1902
    Herman B Wells, American college president and chancellor of Indiana University (d. 2000)
  • 1905
    James J. Braddock, Irish-American boxer and one-time Heavyweight Champion of the World (d. 1974)
  • 1907
    Prince Sigvard, Duke of Uppland (d. 2002)
  • 1909
    Jessica Tandy, English-born American actress (d. 1994)
  • 1909
    Peter W. Rodino, American politician (d. 2005)
  • 1909
    Virginia Apgar, American physician and developer of the Apgar test (d. 1974)
  • 1910
    Bradford Washburn, American explorer (d. 2007)
  • 1910
    Mike Sebastian, American football player (d. 1989)
  • 1911
    Brooks Stevens, American industrial designer (d. 1995)
  • 1917
    Dean Martin, American singer and actor (d. 1995)
  • 1917
    Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (d. 2000)
  • 1920
    Georges Marchais, French politician (d. 1997)
  • 1921
    Dorothy Ruth, American horse breeder; adopted daughter of Babe Ruth (d. 1989)
  • 1921
    Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (d. 1998)
  • 1922
    Leo Reise, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1975)
  • 1923
    Jules Deschênes, Canadian jurist (d. 2000)
  • 1925
    John Biddle, American yachting cinematographer and lecturer (d. 2008)
  • 1927
    Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver (d. 1953)
  • 1928
    Dave Bowen, Welsh international football manager (d. 1995)
  • 1928
    James Ivory, American film director
  • 1928
    Reg Park, British bodybuilder (d. 2007)
  • 1929
    Ernie Roth, American wrestling manager (d. 1983)
  • 1929
    John Napier Turner, Canadian seventeenth Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1931
    Malcolm Morley, English painter
  • 1931
    Virginia McKenna, English actress
  • 1932
    Tina Brooks, American jazz musician (d. 1974)
  • 1933
    Herb Score, American baseball player (d. 2008)
  • 1935
    Harry Crews, American author
  • 1935
    Thomas Kailath, American engineer
  • 1937
    Neeme Järvi, Estonian conductor
  • 1938
    Goose Gonsoulin, American football player
  • 1938
    Ian St. John, Scottish footballer
  • 1940
    Ronald Pickup, English actor
  • 1940
    Tom Jones, Welsh singer
  • 1942
    Muammar Gaddafi, Ruler of Libya (d. 2011)
  • 1943
    Ken Osmond, American actor
  • 1943
    Michael Pennington, English actor
  • 1943
    Nikki Giovanni, American poet
  • 1945
    Wolfgang Schüssel, Chancellor of Austria
  • 1946
    Jenny Jones, Canadian-born American talk show host
  • 1947
    Don Money, American baseball player and manager
  • 1947
    Thurman Munson, American baseball player (d. 1979)
  • 1950
    Gary Graham American actor
  • 1951
    Terry O'Reilly Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1952
    Liam Neeson, Northern Irish actor
  • 1952
    Orhan Pamuk, Turkish writer, Nobel laureate
  • 1953
    Colleen Camp, American actress
  • 1953
    Dougie Donnelly, Scottish television broadcaster
  • 1953
    Johnny Clegg, South African musician
  • 1954
    Louise Erdrich, American author
  • 1955
    Tim Richmond, American race car driver (d. 1989)
  • 1955
    William Forsythe, American actor
  • 1956
    Antonio Reid, American music producer
  • 1957
    Juan Luis Guerra, Dominican musician
  • 1957
    Paddy McAloon, English singer and songwriter (Prefab Sprout)
  • 1958
    Prince, American musician
  • 1958
    Surakiart Sathirathai, Thai Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
  • 1960
    Bill Prady, American television producer
  • 1961
    Dave Catching, American musician
  • 1961
    Kym Whitley, American actress and comedian
  • 1962
    Michael Cartellone, American drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • 1962
    Simon Day, English comedian
  • 1962
    Takuya Kurosawa, Japanese racing driver
  • 1962
    Thierry Hazard, French singer and songwriter
  • 1963
    Roberto Alagna, French tenor
  • 1964
    Gia Carides, Australian actress
  • 1964
    Judie Aronson, American actress
  • 1965
    Billy Reeves, English songwriter and BBC radio presenter
  • 1965
    Christine Roque, French singer
  • 1965
    Damien Hirst, English artist
  • 1965
    Jean-Pierre François, French footballer and singer
  • 1965
    Mick Foley, American wrestler
  • 1966
    Eric Kretz, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots)
  • 1966
    Stéphane Richer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1967
    Dave Navarro, American musician
  • 1969
    Adam Buxton, British TV presenter and DJ
  • 1969
    Kim Rhodes, American actress
  • 1969
    Prince Joachim of Denmark
  • 1970
    Andrei Kovalenko, Russian hockey player
  • 1970
    Cafu, Brazilian footballer
  • 1970
    Helen Baxendale, English actress
  • 1970
    Mike Modano, American ice hockey player
  • 1971
    Alex X. Mooney, American politician
  • 1971
    Terrell Buckley, American football player
  • 1972
    Karl Urban, New Zealand actor
  • 1973
    Song Yun-ah, South Korean model and actress
  • 1974
    Bear Grylls, British adventurer and former soldier, now Chief Scout
  • 1974
    Cassius Khan, Canadian musician
  • 1974
    Mahesh Bhupathi, Indian tennis player
  • 1975
    Allen Iverson, American basketball player
  • 1975
    Shane Bond, New Zealand cricket player
  • 1976
    Cassidy Rae, American actress
  • 1976
    Necro, American rapper
  • 1977
    Joe Horgan, American baseball player
  • 1977
    Marcin Baszczyński, Polish footballer
  • 1977
    Odalis Pérez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1977
    Preston Campbell, Australian Rugby League Player
  • 1978
    Adrienne Frantz, American actress
  • 1978
    Bill Hader, American comedian
  • 1978
    Mini Anden, Swedish model
  • 1978
    Tony An, Korean singer (H.O.T)
  • 1979
    Brian Donnelly, Canadian artist
  • 1979
    Evelina Papantoniou, Greek fashion model and actress
  • 1979
    Kevin Hofland, Dutch footballer
  • 1980
    Ed Moses, American swimmer
  • 1981
    Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player
  • 1981
    Kevin Kyle, Scottish footballer
  • 1981
    Larisa Oleynik, American actress
  • 1981
    Stephen Bywater, British footballer
  • 1981
    Tyler Johnson, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Virgil Vasquez, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Mark Lowe, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Milan Jurcina, Slovakian hockey player
  • 1983
    Pierre Pierce, American professional basketball player and convicted sex offender
  • 1985
    Charlie Simpson, English singer (Busted, Fightstar)
  • 1985
    Shannon Shorr, American poker player
  • 1985
    Simon Whaley, English footballer
  • 1988
    Michael Cera, Canadian actor
  • 1988
    Milan Lucic, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1990
    Allison Schmitt, American swimmer
  • 1993
    Jordan Fry, American actor
  • 1993
    Park Ji-yeon, South Korean singer and actress (T-ara)
  • 1996
    Jasper Harris, English actor

Who Died On June 7?

  • 1329
    Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland (b. 1274)
  • 1358
    Ashikaga Takauji, Japanese shogun (b. 1305)
  • 1394
    Anne of Bohemia, wife of Richard II of England (b. 1367)
  • 1618
    Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, English governor of Virginia (b. 1577)
  • 1676
    Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist (b. 1606)
  • 1711
    Henry Dodwell, Irish theologian (b. 1641)
  • 1779
    William Warburton, English critic and Bishop of Gloucester (b. 1698)
  • 1810
    Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver (b. 1765)
  • 1821
    Tudor Vladimirescu, Romanian rebellion leader (b. c. 1780)
  • 1826
    Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist (b. 1787)
  • 1840
    King Frederick William III of Prussia (b. 1770)
  • 1854
    Charles Baudin, French admiral (b. 1792)
  • 1859
    David Cox, English artist (b. 1783)
  • 1866
    Chief Seattle, Native American leader
  • 1879
    William Tilbury Fox, English dermatologist (b. 1836)
  • 1896
    Pavlos Carrer, Greek composer (b. 1829)
  • 1911
    Maurice Rouvier, French statesman (b. 1842)
  • 1915
    Charles Reed Bishop, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1822)
  • 1916
    Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (b. 1847)
  • 1927
    Edmund James Flynn, Premier of Quebec (b. 1847)
  • 1933
    Dragutin Domjanić, Kajkavian poet (b. 1875)
  • 1936
    Stjepan Seljan, Croatian explorer (b. 1875)
  • 1937
    Jean Harlow, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 1942
    Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (b. 1903)
  • 1945
    Kitaro Nishida, Japanese philosopher (b. 1870)
  • 1951
    Oswald Pohl, German SS officer (b. 1892)
  • 1954
    Alan Turing, British mathematician and computer scientist (b. 1912)
  • 1963
    ZaSu Pitts, American actress (b. 1894)
  • 1965
    Judy Holliday, American actress (b. 1921)
  • 1966
    Jean Arp, German-born sculptor, painter, and poet (b. 1886)
  • 1967
    Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
  • 1967
    Dorothy Parker, American writer (b. 1893)
  • 1968
    Dan Duryea, American actor (b. 1907)
  • 1970
    E. M. Forster, English author (b. 1879)
  • 1978
    Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1897)
  • 1979
    Forrest Carter, American author (b. 1925)
  • 1980
    Elizabeth Craig, British writer (b. 1883)
  • 1980
    Henry Miller, American writer (b. 1891)
  • 1988
    Vernon Washington, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 1989
    Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1907)
  • 1992
    Bill France, Sr., first president of NASCAR, NASCAR founder (b. 1909)
  • 1993
    Dražen Petrović, Croatian basketball player (b. 1964)
  • 1995
    Hsuan Hua, Chinese-born religious leader (b. 1918)
  • 1996
    Max Factor, Jr., American businessman (b. 1904)
  • 1999
    Paco Stanley, Mexican TV entertainer (b. 1942)
  • 2001
    Betty Neels, English novelist (b. 1910)
  • 2001
    Carole Fredericks, American singer (b. 1952)
  • 2001
    Víctor Paz Estenssoro, President of Bolivia (b. 1907)
  • 2002
    Basappa Danappa Jatti, former Vice-President of India and Acting President (b. 1912)
  • 2002
    Mary Lilian Baels, Belgian princess (b. 1916)
  • 2003
    Trevor Goddard, English actor (b. 1962)
  • 2006
    Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Jordanian-born Mujahid (b. 1966)
  • 2006
    John Tenta, Canadian wrestler (b. 1963)
  • 2008
    Jim McKay, American sportscaster (b. 1921)
  • 2008
    Rudy Fernandez, Filipino actor (b. 1953)
  • 2009
    Hugh Hopper, British musician (b. 1945)
  • 2009
    Kenny Rankin, American singer (b. 1940)
  • 2010
    Adriana Xenides, Australian TV personality (b. 1956)
  • 2010
    Omar Rayo, Colombian painter, sculptor, caricaturist and plastic artist. (b. 1928)
  • 2010
    Stuart Cable, Welsh musician (b. 1970)
  • 2011
    Nataraja Ramakrishna, Indian classical dancer and composer. (b. 1923)
  • 2011
    Paul Dickson, American football player and coach (b. 1937)

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