College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

June

  1. James Ross locates North Magnetic Pole, 1831.
    John Masefield born, 1878.
  2. Vandals begin sack of Rome, 455.
  3. Johann Strauss died, 1899.
    Evacuation of Donkeywork completed, 1940.
  4. Henry VIII and Francis I begin meeting on Field of Cloth of Gold, 1520.
    George III born, 1738.
  5. Adam Smith born, 1776.
    First fire balloon ascent by Montgolfier Brothers, 1783.
    John Maynard Keynes born, 1883.
  6. Invasion of Normandy, 1944.
  7. Treaty of Tordesillas (Spain and Portugal divide New World), 1494.
    Battle of Midway Island ended, 1942.
  8. The Act of the Congress of Vienna, 1815.
    Frank Lloyd Wright born, 1869.
  9. George Stephenson locomotive inventor, born, 1781.
    Charles Dickens died, 1870.
  10. Frederick Barbarossa drowned in Syria, 1190.
    Prince Philip born, 1921.
  11. Simon de Montfort and barons obtain Provisions of Oxford from Henry III, 1258.
    Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon, 1509.
  12. Act of Settlement of Succession to English, 1701.
    Sir Anthony Eden born, 1897.
  13. Alexander the Great dies at Babylon, 323 B.C.
    William Butler Yeats born, 1865.
  14. Harriet Beecher Stowe born, 1811.
    Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes, 1777.
  15. Magna Carta signed, 1215.
    Massacre of the Janissaries, 1826.
  16. Hugh Capet becomes King of France, 956.
    Berlin Conference, 1880.
  17. John Wesley born, 1703.
    Igor Stravinsky born, 1882.
  18. Napoleon Bonaparte defeated at Waterloo, 1815.
  19. King John seals Magna Carta at Runnymede, 1215.
    James I born, 1566.
    Blaise Pascal born, 1623.
  20. Act of Settlement of succession to English throne, 1701.
    Queen Victoria ascends throne, 1837.
  21. German fleet scuttled at Scapa Flow, 1919.
  22. Galilei Galileo forced by Inquisition to abjure theories of Copernicus, 1633.
    Germany invades Russia, 1941.
  23. Battle of Plassey gives English control of Bengal, 1757.
    Reign of Terror begins in France, 1793.
  24. Battle of Bannockburn establishes independence of Scotland, 1314.
    Russian blockade of Berlin began, 1948.
  25. Foundation of Clairvaux, 1115.
    Korean War began, 1950.
  26. Francisco Pizzaro assassinated in Peru, 1541.
    United Nations Charter signed in San Francisco, 1945.
  27. Charles Stewart Parnell born, 1846.
    U.S. intervenes in Korean War, 1949.
  28. Archduke Francis Ferdinand assassinated at Sarajevo, 1914.
    Treaty of Versailles signed, 1919.
  29. Peter Paul Rubens born, 1577.
    Atlantic Cable laid, 1858.
  30. William of Orange invited to England, 1688.

 

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