Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June 7

  • June 7, 1494
    Spain and Portugal sign the Treaty of Tordesillas and agree to divide the World outside of Europe between themselves along a meridian 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde islands, a Portuguese colony off the west coast of Africa
  • June 7, 1520
    Field of the Cloth of Gold; Fabulous meeting between Francis I of France and Henry VIII of England
  • June 7, 1546
    The Treaty of Ardres ends the war between France and England
  • June 7, 1654
    Louis XIV is crowned King of France in Rheims
  • June 7, 1692
    An earthquake at Port Royal, Jamaica, causes a landslide within the harbor, generates a tsunami, and destroys ninety percent of the buildings in the city, killing approximately 2,000 people
  • June 7, 1753
    Britain's King George II gives his assent to an Act of Parliament establishing the British Museum
  • June 7, 1769
    Daniel Boone, an American pioneer explorer, first begins to explore the Bluegrass State of Kentucky
  • June 7, 1832
    The British Parliament passes the Great Reform Act which increases the number of people who are eligible to vote
  • June 7, 1848
    Paul Gauguin, a French post-impressionist painter, is born in Paris
  • June 7, 1905
    In a session of the Norwegian parliament, a unanimous vote proclaims that "the union with Sweden under one king is dissolved in consequence of the king's ceasing to function as king of Norway", marking independence of Norway
  • June 7, 1929
    Independent State of Vatican City comes into existence
  • June 7, 1942
    Americans destroy 4 Japanese carriers, 248 carrier-based aircraft and kills 3,057 at the Battle of Midway, the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II
  • June 7, 1991
    Ten-Day War in Slovenia begins the Yugoslav Wars

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