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Old 09-06-2005, 12:18   #1
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June 9, 1534 - Cartier discovers St. Lawrence River

French navigator Jacques Cartier becomes the first European explorer to discover the St. Lawrence River in present-day Quebec, Canada.
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Monday, JUNE 13
323 B.C. - Alexander the Great dies
1983 - Pioneer 10 departs solar system
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Tuesday. June 14:
1789 Bounty mutiny survivors reach Timor
1982 Falkland Islands War ends
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I clearly remember the Falkland war but have only read about ( or watched the movie ) the Bounty. we are comming up to a big day in July 1946.
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June 15

1215 ~ MAGNA CARTA SEALED:

Following a revolt by the English nobility against his rule, King John puts his
royal seal on the Magna Carta, or "Great Charter." The document, essentially a
peace treaty between John and his barons, guaranteed that the king would respect
feudal rights and privileges, uphold the freedom of the church, and maintain the
nation's laws ...


1846 ~ U.S.-Canadian border established
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1963 ~ First Woman in Space
On June 16, 1963, aboard Vostok 6, Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman to travel into space. After 48 orbits and 71 hours, she returned to earth, having spent more time in space than all U.S. astronauts combined to that date.

1961 ~ Kennedy agrees to send instructors to train troops in Vietnam
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1579 ~ Drake claims California for England.
During his circumnavigation of the world, English seaman Francis Drake anchors in a harbor just north of present-day San Francisco, California, and claims the territory for Queen Elizabeth I. Calling the land "Nova Albion," Drake remained on the California coast for a month to make repairs to his ship, the Golden Hind, and prepare for his westward crossing of the Pacific Ocean.
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1928 ~ Amelia Earhart is the first woman to successfully fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
1972 ~ Watergate Burglars Arrested.
1991 ~ The Parliament of South Africa repealed the Population Registration Act.
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1812 ~ Second Anglo-American War Begins
In the months after President Madison proclaimed the state of war to be in effect, American forces launched a three-point invasion of Canada, all of which were decisively unsuccessful.

1815 ~ Napoleon Defeated at Waterloo
Napoleon Bonaparte suffers defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington, at Waterloo in Belgium, bringing an end to the Napoleonic era of European history.

1983 ~ First American Woman in Space
Astrophysicist Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space (20 years after female Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina V. Tereshkova) , beginning her ride aboard the space shuttle Challenger for a six-day Odyssey.
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1623 ~ Blaise Pascal born
Scientist & philosopher Blaise Pascal is born at Cleremont, France - died August 19, 1662 in Paris.
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1864 ~ CSS ALABAMA SUNK OFF FRANCE
Off the coast of Cherbourg, France, the Confederate raider CSS Alabama loses a ship-to-ship duel with the USS Kearsarge and sinks to the floor of the Atlantic,
ending an illustrious career that saw some 68 Union merchant vessels destroyed
or captured by the Confederate raider.

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1936 ~ Schmelling defeats Louis
Max Schmeling knocked out Joe Louis in the 12th round of their heavyweight boxing match. The German boxer earned his victory at Yankee Stadium in New York.

1944 ~ Battle of the Philippine Sea
Known as the "Marianas Turkey Shoot," U.S. carrier-based fighters decimate the Japanese Fleet with only a minimum of losses in the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
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1756 - 'Black Hole of Calcutta'
The imprisonment of 146 Englishmen by Nawab of Bengal in small cell, results in 123 dead.

1837 - Princess Victoria became Queen Victoria of England on this day, following the death of her uncle, King William IV.

1898 - Spanish island of Guam surrenders to Captain Glass (USS Charleston.) of the U.S. Navy. (Spanish American War)

1969 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix earned the biggest paycheck ever paid (to that time) for a single concert appearance. Hendrix was paid $125,000 to appear for a single set at the Newport Jazz Festival.
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1788 ~ U.S. Constitution ratified
The U.S. Constitution went into effect when New Hampshire became the 9th state to ratify it.

1905 ~ Philosopher/Author Jean-Paul Sartre born.

1913 ~ Georgia Broadwick became the first woman to jump from an airplane -- over Los Angeles, CA. Fortunately for her, Georgia made the leap with a parachute securely fastened to her person...

1945 ~ Japanese Surrender Okinawa
Japanese troops surrendered the Pacific Island of Okinawa to the United States after one of the longest and bloodiest battles of World War II.

2004 ~ Michael Melvill pilots the first privately-developed spacecraft, SpaceShipOne, into space.
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1611 ~ Hudson set adrift by mutineers
After spending a winter trapped by ice in present-day Hudson Bay, the starving crew of the “Discovery” mutinies against its captain, English navigator Henry Hudson, and sets him, his teenage son, and seven supporters adrift in a small, open boat. Hudson and the eight others were never seen again.
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1807 ~ HMS “Leopard” fires on USS “Chesapeak”
The crew of the British man-of-war Leopard fired upon and boarded the U.S. frigate Chesapeake. James Barron, the commander of the Chesapeake was convicted following a court-martial. The reason for the court-martial: Barron was not prepared for action. This incident, along with a few others, led to the War of 1812. A little side fact: Stephen Decatur, a judge in the court-martial, was killed in a duel some eight years after the war. The winner of the duel was James Barron.
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1961 ~ The Antarctic Treaty Takes Effect
Signed by twelve nations in 1959, the Antarctic Treaty finally took effect on this day. The treaty guaranteed that the continent of Antarctica would be used for peaceful, scientific purposes only. The twelve original signers of the treaty were Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States. Since that time, 28 other nations have signed on to the pact.

1956 ~ Nasser Elected President of Egypt
On June 23, 1956, 99.95 percent of Egyptian voters mark their ballots to elect Gamal Abdel Nasser as the first president of the Republic of Egypt. Nasser, who toppled the Egyptian monarchy in 1952 in a military coup, was the only presidential candidate on the ballot. In the same ballot, Nasser's new constitution, under which Egypt became a one-party socialist state with Islam as the official religion, was approved by 99.8 percent of voters.

1938 ~ Marineland opened near St. Augustine, Florida.

1904 ~The first American motorboat race got underway on the Hudson River in New York.

0079 ~ Roman Emperer, Vespasian died.

65 Million BP ~ Asteroid Strikes Earth - Millions Dead !!!
The asteroid that struck Earth wiped out the dinosaurs, about 80% of the world’s plants species and all animals bigger than a cat. In 2002 it also was estimated to have wiped out 55-60% of the plant-eating insects. A high oxygen level may have contributed to a worldwide firestorm. May, or may not, have occurred on this exact date.
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1998 ~ Windows 98 was released.

1993 ~ Kim Campbell PM of Canada
Kim Campbell became Canada’s 19th prime minister - and its first woman prime minister. Campbell governed until October 25, 1993 when the Progressive-Conservative party was royally defeated. The Conservatives were reduced to just 2 seats, and Campbell herself lost her Vancouver seat. She retired from politics, returning to academic life, accepting a fellowship at Harvard.

1950 ~ Korean War begins
Armed forces from North Korea invade South Korea.

1876 ~ Custer’s Last Stand
Lakota Chiefs Sitting Bull & Crazy Horse won the two-hour Battle of the Little Bighorn, Montana, wiping out the Seventh Cavalry of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer. Custer, who led the battle against the Sioux Indian encampment, was among the 200+ casualties. Ironically, the only survivor of Custer’s forces was a horse, Comanche.
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2000 ~ Human DNA Mapped
The first map of the human genome, which required decoding more than 3 billion biochemical "letters" of human DNA, is completed.

1976 ~ C.N. Tower Opens - the world's tallest self-supporting structure at 1,821 feet

1963 ~ Kennedy: 'Ich bin ein Berliner'
The US President, John F Kennedy, has made a ground-breaking speech in Berlin offering American solidarity to the citizens of West Germany, saying “... All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words, 'Ich bin ein Berliner' ...”
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1945 ~ U.N. Charter Signed
In the Herbst Theater auditorium in San Francisco, delegates from 50 nations
sign the United Nations Charter, establishing the world body as a means of saving "succeeding generations from the scourge of war." The Charter was ratified on October 24, and the first U.N. General Assembly met in London on January 10, 1946.


1959 ~ St. Lawrence Seaway Opened
Queen Elizabeth II officially opens 318 km long St. Lawrence Seaway with US President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

1849 ~ St. Lawrence River Open to All
British Navigation Acts abolish restrictions on colonial shipping, which favoured Canadian interests; financial panic follows; ships of all nations can now use the St. Lawrence River.

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