About June 7

June 7, 2021 is the 158th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 207 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 239 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1892
    Benjamin Harrison becomes the first President of the United States to attend a baseball game.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    Edvard Beneš resigns as President of Czechoslovakia rather than signing a constitution making his nation a Communist state.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.
  • 1991
    Mount Pinatubo explodes generating an ash column 7 km high.
  • 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.

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