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6 June

1513 – Italy – Battle of Novara (War of the League of the Cambrai). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Novara_(1513)

1523 – Sweden – Gustav Vasa became king. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_I_of_Sweden

1654 – Sweden – Queen Christina abdicated, Charles X Gustav became King. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina,_Queen_of_Sweden http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_X_Gustav_of_Sweden

1683 – England – Ashmolean Museum opened in Oxford. http://www.ashmolean.org/about/historyandfuture/

1752 – Russia – Third of Moscow destroyed by fire.

1762 – Cuba – Battle of Havana began (Anglo-Spanish War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Havana_(1762)

1808 – Spain – Coronation of Joseph Bonaparte. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Bonaparte

1813 – Canada – Battle of Stoney Creek (War of 1812). http://www.battlefieldhouse.ca/war1812.asp

1832 – France – June Rebellion ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_Rebellion

1844 – UK – Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) founded in London. http://www.ymca.net/history/founding.html

1858 – UK – Earthquake measuring 3.7Mw, epicentre in Stratherrick, Scotland.

1859 – Australia – Queensland established as separate colony from New South Wales. https://www.qld.gov.au/about/about-queensland/history/creation-of-state/

1862 – USA – Battle of Memphis (American Civil War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Memphis

1882 – India – Cyclone caused huge waves in Bombay Harbour, 100,000+ killed.

1882 – Ethiopia – Battle of Embabo. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Embabo


1889 – USA – Fire destroyed downtown Seattle, Washingon. https://youtu.be/V38Uj8BysyE WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Seattle_Fire

1912 – USA – Novarupta, Alaska began to erupt. http://www.wired.com/2012/06/the-biggest-bang-of-the-20th-century-the-1912-eruption-of-novarupta-in-alaska/

1916 – Belgium – German Zeppelin destroyed by British bomber over Ghent (WWI).


1921 – UK – Southwark Bridge, London opened to traffic by George V and Queen Mary. https://youtu.be/Zy9XPAC5YXw http://www.engineering-timelines.com/scripts/engineeringItem.asp?id=668


1933 – USA – First drive-in theatre opened in Camden, New Jersey. https://youtu.be/P6NhJbXb5N4

1939 – Netherlands – KLM plane crashed at Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19390606-0

1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Emden (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1942 – UK – Baedeker Blitz – German bombers hit Canterbury (3rd time) (WWII).


1944 – France – Battle of Normandy began – D-Day, Operation Overlord (WWII). https://youtu.be/dIjmOcp_xhQ WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/launch_ani_overlord_campaign.shtml http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Overlord

1944 – France – USAAF plane shot down near Magneville, Normandy, 22 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440606-0

1944 – France – USAAF plane shot down at L’Isle Marie, 6 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440606-11

1944 – France – USAAF plane shot down near Picauville, 20 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440606-12

1944 – France – USAAF plane shot down near Pont du Hoc, 19 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440606-13

1944 – France – RAF plane shot down at Bassenville, 1 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440606-15

1944 – France – USAAF plane shot down off Normandy, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440606-20

1944 – France – RAF plane shot down at Colombelles, 22 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440606-25

1944 – France – USAAF plane shot down near Picauville, 21 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440606-33

1944 – France – USAAF plane shot down near Clainville, 19 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440606-39

1944 – France – USAAF plane shot down at Beuzeville-au-Plain, 22 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440606-4

1944 – France – USAAF plane shot down at Négreville, 22 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440606-5

1944 – France – Two USAAF planes shot down near Carentan, 26 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440606-6 http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440606-7

1944 – France – USAAF plane shot down at Normandy, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440606-9

1944 – UK – USAAF plane crashed at Spanhoe, 3 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440606-22

1949 – Greece – TEA plane crashed near Athens, 22 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490606-0

1949 – Brazil – FAB plane crashed near Florianópolis, SC, 28 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490606-1

1951 – Brazil – Linha Aérea Transcontinental Brasileira plane crashed at Gramacho, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510606-0

1951 – USA – USAF plane crashed near San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX, 9 killed (Korean War). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510606-1

1971 – USSR – Soyuz 11 launched. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_11


1971 – USA – Mid air collision between Hughes Airwest Flight 706 and US Marine Corps jet fighter near Duarte, California, 50 killed. https://youtu.be/P30g6eLV4gU WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19710606-0

1971 – South Vietnam – Battle of Long Khanh began (Vietnam War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Long_Khanh

1981 – India – Train derailed at bridge crossing Bagmati river, 268 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bihar_train_disaster

1982 – Lebanon – First Lebanon War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982_Lebanon_War


1992 – Panama – COPA Panama Flight 201 crashed near Tucutí, 47 killed. https://youtu.be/W2pg7ruMKWE WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19920606-0

1994 – China – China Northwest Airlines Flight 2303 crashed near Xian, 160 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19940606-1

2012 – Syria – Al-Qubeir Massacre, 78 killed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9317692/Syria-full-horror-of-al-Qubeir-masacre-emerges.html

York

1643 – The Queen left York, having stayed for three months.

1912 – New lecture theatre at Yorkshire museum opened by Dr. TG Bonney.