by Chris Rowan
first Republican national convention was held June 17, 1856
Samuel J. Battle became the first black New York City policeman
on June 28, 1911.
1215 (on June 15), King John of England signed the Magna Carta,
considered the first step toward representative government in
In 1914 (on June 28) Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his
wife were assassinated.
In 1919 (on June 28) The Treaty of Versailles formally ended World
June 6, 1944, D-Day: Allies invaded Normandy Beach in World War
On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union.
On June 25, 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea, beginning the
Korean War. The United States intervened on the side of South
1667 (on June 21) the Dutch ceded New
York City) to England.
1775 (on June 15) George
Commander and Chief of the Continental Army.
1812 (June 18) The U.S. declared war on Great Britain.
June 4, 1968, Senator Robert
mortally wounded in Los Angeles by an assassin.
June 17, 1972, five men were arrested for burglarizing the Democratic
National Headquarters at the Watergate
in Washington, D.C.
Bloodiest War (the Civil War):
June 6, 1862, Confederates surrendered Memphis to the Union Navy.
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