June 30

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1794 – Native American forces under Blue Jacket attack Fort Recovery. 1805 – The U.S. Congress organizes the Michigan Territory. 1859 – Acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope. 1860 – The 1860 Oxford evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History takes place. 1864 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln
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June 29

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1194 – Sverre is crowned King of Norway. 1534 – Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island. 1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burns to the ground. 1776 – First privateer battle of the American Revolutionary War fought at Turtle Gut Inlet near Cape May, New Jersey 1874 – Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis publishes a
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June 28

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1098 – Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosull. 1360 – Muhammed VI becomes the tenth Nasrid king of Granada after killing his brother-in-law Ismail II. 1519 – Charles V is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. 1776 – Thomas Hickey, Continental Army private and bodyguard to General George Washington, is hanged […]

June 27

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1542 – Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain 1743 – War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: in Bavaria,King George II of Britain personally leads troops into battle. In was the last time a British monarch would command troops in the field. 1833 – Prudence Crandall, a white woman, arrested for conducting an academy for black […]

June 24

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451 – 10th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet 843 – Vikings destroy Nantes 1441 – Eton College founded by Henry VI 1497 – John Cabot claims eastern Canada for England, believed he found Asia in Nova Scotia 1664 – The colony of New Jersey is founded 1778 – David Rittenhouse observes (and many others, […]

June 23

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930 – World’s oldest parliament, the Iceland Parliament, established 1683 – William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians. Some historians place the date of the treaty today in 1683, when Penn purchased two tracts of land from Tamanend and his associates. It is believed that transaction and the “Great Treaty” took place at the
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June 22

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1633 – The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe in the form he presented it in, after heated controversy. 1783 – A poisonous cloud caused by the eruption of the Laki volcano in Iceland reaches Le Havre in […]

June 21

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1529 – French forces are driven out of northern Italy by Spain at the Battle of Landriano during the War of the League of Cognac. 1749 – Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded. 1788 – New Hampshire ratifies the Constitution of the United States and is admitted as the ninth state in the United States. 1877 – The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants […]

June 17

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1119 – Charles the Good becomes earl of Flanders 1462 – Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreatfrom Wallachia. 1579 – Sir Francis Drake lands on coast of California at Drakes Bay, names it “New Albion” 1631 – Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal […]

June 16

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1567 – Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison Scotland 1779 – Spain declares war on Great Britain in support of the US, and the siege of Gibraltar begins. 1784 – Holland forbids orange clothes 1823 – King Willem I opens shipyard at Rotterdam-Antwerp 1879 – Gilbert & Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore” debuts at
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