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1099 The first Crusaders arrived in Jerusalem.
1492 King Casimir IV of Poland died.
1494 Via the Treaty of Tordesillas, Spain and Portugal divided the "New World" along a meridian 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde Islands.
1527 Pope Clement VII surrendered to Emperor Charles V's armies.
1557 England declared war on France.
1628 King Charles I of England ratified the Petition of Rights.
1692 An earthquake killed 3,000 people in Porte Royale, Jamaica.
1776 Continental Congressman Richard Henry Lee moved for a Declaration of Independence from Great Britain.
1778 English dandy "Beau" Brummel was born.
1788 French peasants stoned the army in Grenoble.
1826 Joseph Fraunhofer, Bavarian glassmaker and early experimenter in the field of spectroscopy, died.
1839 The Hawaiian Declaration of Rights was signed.
1848 Painter Paul Gauguin was born.
1863 French troops captured Mexico City, Mexico.
1873 James Roe rode Springbok to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
1881 T. Costello rode Saunterer to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
1887 The monotype type-casting machine was patented by Tolbert Lanston.
1892 John J. Doyle of the Cleveland Spiders became the first to pinch hit in a baseball game.
1893 Mohandas Gandhi committed his first act
of civil disobedience.
1896 Chemist Robert S. Mulliken was
1898 The Social Democracy Party of America held its first national convention, in Chicaqgo, Illinois.
1905 Norway dissolved its union with Sweden.
1906 Cunard launched the liner Lusitania.
1909 Actress Jessica Tandy was born.
1912 The U. S. Army tested the first airplane-mounted machine gun.
1913 Hudson Stuck and Harry Karstens made the first verifiable ascent of the main summit of Mount Denali.
1916 Theodore Roosevelt declined the presidential nomination of the Progressive Party.
1917 A group of
Chicago, Illinois, businessmen founded Lions Club
1924 Earl Sande rode
Mad Play to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
1929 Vatican City became a sovereign state.
1930 Gallant Fox, ridden by Earl Sande, won the 62nd Belmont Stakes.
1926 Charles "Lucky"Luciano was convicted on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution.
1937 Actress Jean Harlow died.
1939 George VI and Elizabeth became the first king and queen of Great Britain to visit the United States.
1940 Singer Tom Jones was born.
1941 Eddie Arcaro rode Whirlaway to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
1942 The Battle of Midway ended.
1943 Actor Ken Osmond was born.
1946 The U.S. Supreme Court banned
discrimination in interstate travel.
1952 One Count, ridden by Eddie
Arcaro, won the Belmont Stakes.
1954 The first
microbiology laboratory was dedicated in New Brunswick,
1955 The "$64,000
Question" premiered on CBS-TV.
1958 Cavan, ridden by
PeteAnderson, won the Belmont Stakes.
1963 The Rolling
Stones made their first television appearance, on "Thank
Your Lucky Stars."
1965 A gas explosion
in a coal mine at Kakanj, Yugoslavia, killed 125 men.
1969 The "Johnny Cash Show"
premiered on ABC-TV.
1974 Survival expert Bear Grylls was born.
1975 Sony introduced the Betamax
videocassette recorder for sale to the public.
1976 "NBC Nightly News," with John Chancellor and David Brinkley, premiered.
1978 The Washington Bullets defeated the Seattle Supersonics for the NBA Championship.
1979 Katie Kerwin spelled "maculature" to win the National Spelling Bee.
1980 Eddie Maple rode Temperence Hill to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
1981 Tennis player Anna Kournikova was born.
1986 Chris McCarron rode Danzig Connect to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
1989 A Suriname Airlines DC-8 crashed
near Paramaribo (Suriname) Airport, killing 173 persons.
1991 Mount Pinatubo, in the Philippines, erupted.
1993 Rock musician Prince changed his name to a symbol.
1997 Chris McCarron rode Touch Gold
to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
1998 James Byrd, Jr., was dragged to death by Shawn Allen Berry, Lawrence Russell Brewer, and John William King in Jasper, Texas.
2001 Victor Paz Estenssoro, three-time President of Bolivia, died.
2003 Jerry Bailey rode Empire Maker to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
2004 The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Calgary Flames to win the Stanley Cup.
2008 DaTara, ridden by Alan Garcia,
won the Belmont Stakes.
2012 A bus fell into a ravine in La Paz, Bolivia, killing 16 persons and injuring 32 others.
2013 A bus caught fire in Xiamen, China, killing 43 persons and injuring 30 others.
2014 Joel Rosario rode Tonalist to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
2016 A car bomb attack on a police bus in Istanbul, Turkey, killed 11 persons.
2017 Suicide bombers attacked the Iranian Parliament in Tehran and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini, killing 12 persons.
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