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Crusades1099 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.

King Charles I1628 King Charles I of England ratified the Petition of Rights.

1692 An earthquake killed 3,000 people in Porte Royale, Jamaica.

Richard Henry Lee1776 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.

Joseph Fraunhofer1826 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.

Mohandas Gandhi1893 Mohandas Gandhi committed his first act of civil disobedience.
1893 Actor Edwin Booth died.

1896 Chemist Robert S. Mulliken was born.
Imre Nagy, two-time Prime Minister of Hungary, was born.

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.

Theodore Roosevelt1916 Theodore Roosevelt declined the presidential nomination of the Progressive Party.

1917 A group of Chicago, Illinois, businessmen founded Lions Club International.
Gwendolyn Brooks1917 Poet Gwendolyn Brooks was born.
1917 Singer Dean Martin was born.

1924 Earl Sande rode Mad Play to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
1924 George Leigh-Mallory disappeared 775 feet from the summit of Mount Everest.

Vatican City1929 Vatican City became a sovereign state.
1929 Margaret Bondfield became the first female member of the British Cabinet.

1930 Gallant Fox, ridden by Earl Sande, won the 62nd Belmont Stakes.

1926 Charles "Lucky"Luciano was convicted on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution.

Jean Harlow1937 Actress Jean Harlow died.

George VI1939 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.
1942 Japanese troops landed on Attu in the Aleutian Islands.

1943 Actor Ken Osmond was born.

1946 The U.S. Supreme Court banned discrimination in interstate travel.
1946 Pittsburgh Pirates players voted 20-16 to walk out rather than play the New York Giants.
1946 Talk show host Jenny Jones was born.

1952 One Count, ridden by Eddie Arcaro, won the Belmont Stakes.
Actor Liam Neeson was born.

1954 The first microbiology laboratory was dedicated in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Fontaine Maury Maverick1954 U.S. Congressman Fontaine Maury Maverick died.
1954 Mathematician Alan Turing died.

1955 The "$64,000 Question" premiered on CBS-TV.
1955 Actor William Forsythe was born.

1958 Cavan, ridden by PeteAnderson, won the Belmont Stakes.
Musician Prince was born.

1963 The Rolling Stones made their first television appearance, on "Thank Your Lucky Stars."
1963 Actress Zazu Pitts died.

1965 A gas explosion in a coal mine at Kakanj, Yugoslavia, killed 125 men.
Sony Corporation introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995.
1965 Wrestler Mick Foley was born.

1969 The "Johnny Cash Show" premiered on ABC-TV.
1969 Tommy James and the Shondells released "Crystal Blue Persuasion."
1969 Braulio Baeza rode Arts & Letters to victory in the Belmont Stakes.

1974 Survival expert Bear Grylls was born.

1975 Sony introduced the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public.
1975 Basketball player Allen Iverson was born.

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.
The first baseball game to start outdoors and end indoors was played, as the Toronto Blue Jays stadium closed its roof during the game.

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.
1997 TheDetroit Red Wings defeated the Philadelphia Flyers to win the Stanley Cup.

1998 James Byrd, Jr., was dragged to death by Shawn Allen Berry, Lawrence Russell Brewer, and John William King in Jasper, Texas.

Paz Estenssoro2001 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.
Sportscaster Jim McKay died.

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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