About June 7

June 7, 2024 is the 159th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 207 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 236 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 7

  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    The Steel Workers Organizing Committee, a trade union, is founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Philip Murray is elected its first president.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese soldiers occupy the American islands of Attu and Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska.
  • 1948
    Edvard Beneš resigns as President of Czechoslovakia rather than signing a constitution making his nation a Communist state.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    500 million people watch on television as the high day of Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II begins.
  • 1989
    Surinam Airways Flight 764 crashes on approach to Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport in Suriname due to pilot error, killing 176 of 187 aboard.
  • 1998
    James Byrd, Jr. of Texas is killed when white supremacists drag him behind a pickup truck along an asphalt pavement.
  • 2006
    Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, is killed in an airstrike by the United States Air Force.

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