June 7

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1099 – First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins. 1628 – The Petition of Right, a major English constitutional document, is granted the Royal Assent by Charles I and becomes law. It was passed by the House of Commons in 1628 in response to years of abuse by the King regarding forced billeting of soldiers, imprisonment without cause, […]

June 6

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1639 – Massachusetts grants 500 acres of land to erect a gunpowder mill 1664 – New Amsterdam renamed New York 1683 – The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world’s first university museum. 1816 – 10″ snowfall in New England, “year without a summer” Mount Tambora was an active volcano on the island of Sumbawa in
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June 3

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Today in History June 3 Goodyear blimp pilot Jack Boettner lands the airship Pilgrim on the roof of the M. O Neil Co. roof in downtown Akron on June 20, 1928. 350 – Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Rome at the head of a group of gladiators. 1083 – Henry IV […]

June 2

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1835 – PT Barnum and his circus begin first tour of US 1851 – First alcohol prohibition law enacted in Maine 1873 – Construction begins on San Francisco’s Clay St for world’s first cable railroad 1875 – Alexander Graham Bell makes first sound transmission 1886 – Grover Cleveland is first to wed during his presidency. He was born
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June 1

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193 – The Roman emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated. 1495 – A monk, John Cor, records the first known batch of Scotch whisky. 1533 – Anne Boleyn is crowned Queen of England. 1535 – Combined forces loyal to Charles V attack and expel the Ottomans from Tunis during the Conquest of Tunis. 1660 – Mary Dyer is hanged for defying a law banning
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May 31

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1279 BC – Ramesses II (The Great) (19th dynasty) becomes pharaoh of Egypt. 455 – Emperor Petronius Maximus is stoned to death by an angry mob while fleeing Rome. 1578 – King Henry III lays the first stone of the Pont Neuf (New Bridge), the oldest bridge of Paris, France. 1790 – The United States enacts its first copyright statute, the Copyright […]

May 27

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1679 – Habeaus Corpus Act (no false arrest & imprisonment) passes in England 1692 – Court of Oyer and Terminer established by Governor of Massachusetts to hear accussations of witchcraft 1703 – St Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Peter the Great 1896 – Tornado hit St Louis, killing 255 & leaving thousands homeless 1905 – Japanese […]

May 26

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47 BC – Julius Caesar visits Tarsus on his way to Pontus, where he meets enthusiastic support, but where, according to Cicero, Cassius is planning to kill him 451 – Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sasanian Empire. The Empire defeats the Armenians militarily but guarantees them freedom to openly practice Christianity. 1293 – An earthquake
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May 25

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567 BC – Servius Tullius, the king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victory over the Etruscans. 240 BC – First recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet. 1521 – The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw. 1738 – A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends
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May 24

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1218 – The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt. 1626 – Peter Minuit buys Manhattan. 1830 – “Mary Had a Little Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale is published. 1844 – Samuel Morse sends the message “What hath God wrought” (a biblical quotation, Numbers 23:23) from the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the United States Capitol to his
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