About June 7

June 7, 2020 is the 159th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 207 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Gemini is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 250 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On 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.
  • 1628
    The Petition of Right, a major English constitutional document, is granted the Royal Assent by Charles I and becomes law.
  • 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.
  • 1832
    Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    King Haakon VII of Norway returns with his family to Oslo after five years in exile.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq’s Osiraq nuclear reactor during Operation Opera. The facility could have been used to make nuclear weapons.
  • 1989
    Surinam Airways Flight 764 crashes on approach to Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport in Suriname due to pilot error, killing 176 of 187 aboard.

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