Sunday, June 7, 2015

Supporters of Recep Tayyip Erdogan cheer him during a rally in Eskisehir, Turkey

Supporters of Recep Tayyip Erdogan cheer him during a rally in Eskisehir, Turkey

New Year Celebration Around the World

Fireworks illuminate the sky above Munich in Germany
Fireworks illuminate the sky above Munich in Germany
Fireworks explode above the strip in Las Vegas to ring in the new year
Fireworks explode in central London as 2015 is welcomed in in the UK
Fireworks explode over Big Ben and the London Eye in central London as 2015 is welcomed in in the UK
The Houses of Parliament and the London Eye are lit up by a spectacular fireworks display over the River Thames
The Houses of Parliament and the London Eye are lit up by a spectacular fireworks display over the River Thames
A sea of smartphones photograph the Moscow New Year fireworks in Red Square
A sea of smartphones photograph the Moscow New Year fireworks in Red Square
Crowds gather in Firdous Square Baghdad, Iraq, for their celebrations to mark 2015
Crowds gather in Firdous Square Baghdad, Iraq, for their celebrations to mark 2015
Fireworks go off above an arrangement of five thousand red balloons spelling the number '50' on the Marina Bay in the Central Business District of Singapore. The country will celebrate its golden jubilee of 50 years of independence from Malaysia in 2015.
Fireworks go off above an arrangement of five thousand red balloons spelling the number '50' on the Marina Bay in the Central Business District of Singapore
Fireworks set off from the Taipei 101, a skyscraper, to mark the New Year's Day in Taiwan
Fireworks set off from the Taipei 101, a skyscraper, to mark the New Year's Day in Taiwan
Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong
Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong
Fireworks explode near Malaysia's landmark Petronas Towers during the New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur
Fireworks explode near Malaysia's landmark Petronas Towers during the New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur
Thousands of people crammed into Lady Macquaries Chair look-out to see the new year in and watch the annual fireworks show.
Thousands of people crammed into Lady Macquaries Chair look-out and took to their boats to see the New Year in and watch the annual fireworks show


June 7 Through History

Historical Events on 7th June

Events 1 - 200 of 212
555 - Vigilius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1099 - 1st Crusaders arrive in Jerusalem
1340 - Rotterdam Netherlands founded
1413 - King Ladislaw of Naples occupies Rome
1420 - Troops of the Republic of Venice capture Udine, ending the independenceo f the Patriarchate of Aquileia.
1494 - Treaty of Tordesillas, Spain & Portugal divide America
1527 - Pope Clement VII surrenders to emperor Charles V's armies
1546 - England signs Peace of Andres with Scotland/Ireland
1557 - England declares war on France
1614 - 2nd parliament of King James I, dissolves passing no legislation
1628 - English King Charles I ratifies the Petition of Rights
1654 - Louis XIV crowned King of France
1672 - Battle by Solebay: Dutch adm M de Ruyter beats French/English fleet
1692 - Earthquake in Porte Royale, Jamaica, kills 3,000
1694 - English invasion army under Thomas Tollemache reaches Brest
1769 - Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky
Frontiersman Daniel BooneFrontiersman Daniel Boone1776 - Richard Lee (VA) moves Decl of Independence in Continental Congress
1780 - Anti-Catholic riot in London, hundreds die
1788 - Masses stone French army at Grenoble
1798 - Jews of Pesaro Italy fast commemorating murder of Jews
1798 - Thomas Malthus publishes the first edition of his influential 'Essay on the Principle of Population' (date of the unsigned preface)
1800 - David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba.
1832 - Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.
1839 - Hawaiian Declaration of Rights is signed
1860 - Workmen start laying track for Market Street Railroad, SF
1862 - Skirmish at Union Church, VA (Peninsular)
1862 - Gen B Butler orders William Mumford hanged after he removed & destroyed US flag on display over New Orleans Mint
1862 - The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade.
President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson DavisPresident of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis1863 - Battle of Milliken's Bend, LA-Jefferson Davis' home burnt
1863 - Mexico City captured by French troops
1864 - Abraham Lincoln renominated for US President by Republican Party
1866 - Irish Fenians raid Pigeon Hill, Quebec
1866 - 1,800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they loot and plunder around Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec.
1873 - 7th Belmont: James Roe aboard Springbok wins in 3:01.75
1875 - California Rifle and Pistol Association founded
1880 - War of the Pacific: The Battle of Arica, assault and capture of Morro de Arica (Arica Cape), that ended the Campaña del Desierto (Desert Campaign).
1881 - 15th Belmont: T Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:47
1887 - Monotype type-casting machine patented by Tolbert Lanston, Wash DC
1892 - John J Doyle of Clev Spiders is 1st to pinch hit in a baseball game
1892 - Republican convention in Minneapolis begins
1893 - Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience.
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual LeaderMahatma Gandhi1898 - Social Democracy of America party holds 1st national convention, Chicago
1900 - Boer general Christian de Law occupies British rail depot at Roodewal
1905 - Norway dissolves union with Sweden (in effect since 1814)
1906 - Chicago Cubs score 11 in 1st inning, beating NY Giants 19-0
1906 - Famous Cunard passenger liner Lusitania launches
1909 - Cleveland Industrial Exposition opens
1909 - Mary Pickford made her screen debut at the age of 16.
1912 - St Pius X encyclical "On Indians of South America"
1912 - US army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane
1916 - Theodore Roosevelt declines nomination of the Progressive Party and throws his support behind Republican Charles Evans Hughes
1916 - Germany troop march into Fort Faux, Verdun
1917 - Melvin Jones and a number of other Chicago businessmen found Lions Clubs International, now the largest service organization in the world
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt26th US President Theodore Roosevelt1917 - The British detonate mines beneath the German-held Messines Ridge, in the Ypres area
1919 - Sette giugno: Riot in Malta; four are killed.
1924 - 56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8
1924 - George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775' from Everest's summit
1926 - Swedish government of Ekman forms
1929 - Margaret Bondfield becomes 1st Dutch female minister (of Labor)
1929 - Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
1930 - 62nd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:31.6
1930 - NY Times agrees to capitalize the n in "Negro"
1932 - Pitcher John Quinn, 47, is oldest player to have an extra-base hit (a double) & bat in a run, as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 9-2
1933 - George Balanchine/Kurt Weills "7 Deadly Sins" premieres in Paris
1936 - Yanks beat Indians 5-4 in 16; longest game without a strikeout
NYC Gangster Charles NYC Gangster Charles "Lucky" Luciano1936 - Charles "Lucky" Luciano is convicted on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution
1938 - 1st play telecast with original Broadway cast, "Susan & God"
1938 - Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat 1st flown (Eddie Allen)
1938 - The Douglas DC-4E makes its first test flight.
1939 - George VI & Elizabeth become the 1st king & queen of Britain to visit USA
1939 - Cleve Indians sets AL record of 16 inning game without striking out, however lose game 5-4 to NY Yankees
1940 - British/French troops evacuate Narvik
1941 - 45th US Golf Open: Craig Wood shoots a 284 at Colonial Club Fort Worth
1941 - 73rd Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway win in 2:31 (triple crown)
1941 - Chemists Archer John Porter Martin and Richard L. M. Synge give the first demonstration of partition chromatography (separation of mixtures) at a meeting of the Biochemical Society held at the National Institute for Medical Research, Hampstead
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter MartinNobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin1942 - USS Yorktown sinks near Midway Island
1942 - Battle of Midway ends: Adm Nimitz wins 1st WW II naval defeat of Japan
1942 - Germany Armys march into Sebastopol
1942 - Japanese troops lands on Attu, Aleutian Islands
1944 - Achilles Veen soccer team forms in Veen
1944 - Canadian 50th division occupies Bayeux
1944 - Claus von Stauffenberg meets Hitler
1946 - Pirates players vote 20-16 to walkout rather than play the Giants
1946 - US Supreme Court bans discrimination in interstate travel
1948 - Communist complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; Pres Bernes resigns
1948 - KVP wins Dutch Second-Parliamentary election
1952 - "3 Wishes after Jamie" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 94 perfs
1952 - 7th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 5-4
1952 - 84th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard One Count wins in 2:30.2
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi GermanyAdolf Hitler1953 - 1st color network telecast in compatible color (Boston Mass)
1953 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
1953 - Mary Terrell wins struggle to end segregation in Wash DC restaurants
1953 - WDAU (now WYOU) TV chan 22 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (CBS) begins
1954 - 1st microbiology laboratory dedicated (New Brunswick NJ)
1955 - "$64,000 Question" premieres on CBS TV
1955 - 1st President to appear on color TV (Eisenhower)
1955 - India premier Nehru visit USSR
1956 - Singapore government of Marshall resigns
1957 - Mickey Stewart holds 7 cricket catches for Surrey v Northants
1958 - 90th Belmont: Pete Anderson aboard Cavan wins in 2:30.2
1958 - Battles between Turkish & Greeks Cypriots break out
1959 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1959 - KLX-AM in Oakland California changes call letters to KEWB (now KNEW)
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls1962 - NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 31,580 m
1963 - 1st Rolling Stones TV appearance (Thank Your Lucky Stars) & release 1st single, "Come on"
1964 - Beatles travel canals of Amsterdam
1965 - Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits
1965 - Morocco King Hassan suspends constitution, grabs power
1965 - Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995
1965 - The Supreme Court of the United States decides on Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples.
1966 - NY Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1
1967 - 2 Moby Grape members arrested for contributing to deliquency of minors
1967 - Israel captures Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem, Jericho & Bethlehem
1967 - NY Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1
MLB Right Fielder Reggie JacksonMLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson1968 - Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Bobby Kennedy assassination
1968 - The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York.
1969 - "Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV
1969 - 101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts & Letters wins in 2:28.8
1969 - Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special
1969 - Tommy James & Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
1969 - Wash Senators draft Jeff Burroughs #1
1970 - 22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young & Susan Hampshire win
1970 - Jockey Willie Shoemaker passes Johnny Longden with his 6,033 win
1970 - Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1970 - The Who's "Tommy" is performed at NY's Lincoln Center
1971 - Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut
1972 - "Grease" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 3,388 performances
Singer-Songwriter Bob DylanSinger-Songwriter Bob Dylan1972 - German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel
1972 - Hsan Hua, Zen teacher, conducted 1st ordination ceremony in America
1972 - Pirate's Gene Alley bases-loaded walk, beats Padres 1-0 in 18th
1973 - Rangers draft Texas high school pitcher David Clyde #1
1974 - Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1
1975 - "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver hits #1
1975 - Dennis Lillee takes 1st one-day 5WI, 5-34 v Pakistan World Cup
1975 - Spain's Manuel Orantes wins US Open, beating Jimmy Connors in 3 sets
1975 - Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international, v WI Cricket World Cup
1975 - Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public.
1976 - NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor & David Brinkley, premieres
1977 - Anita Bryant leads successful crusade against Miami gay rights law
Tennis Legend Jimmy ConnorsTennis Legend Jimmy Connors1977 - White Sox draft Harold Baines #1
1978 - 32nd NBA Championship: Wash Bullets beat Sea Supersonics, 4 games to 3
1978 - Emmy 5th Daytime Award presentation
1979 - 52nd National Spelling Bee: Katie Kerwin wins spelling maculature
1979 - Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched
1979 - Portugal government of Mota Pinto resigns
1979 - Rocker Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion
1980 - "Billy Bishop Goes to War" closes at Morosco NYC after 12 perfs
1980 - "Cars" by Gary Numan hits #9
1980 - 112th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Temperence Hill wins in 2:29.8
1980 - 50th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Vitas Gerulaitis (64 61 62)
1980 - Jeff Norman runs world record 50k (2:48:06)
1980 - Tommy John wins his 200th, 3-0 on a 2-hitter
Tennis Player Björn BorgTennis Player Björn Borg1981 - 35th Tony Awards: Amadeus & 42nd Street win
1981 - 51st French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats I. Lendl (61 46 62 36 61)
1981 - Israeli F-15/F-16 destroys alleged Iraqi plutonium production facility
1981 - Sandra Post wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Classic
1982 - 16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell
1982 - Habres rebel army occupies capital of Chad, N'djamena
1982 - LA Dodger Steve Garvey is 5th to play in 1,000 consecutive games
1982 - NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers
1982 - US President Reagan meets Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth II
1982 - Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game & goes 0-for-4
1982 - US President Ronald Reagan meets with Pope John Paul II at Vatican City, Rome
1983 - Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out
MLB Pitching Legend Nolan RyanMLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan1986 - 118th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Danzig Connect wins in 2:29.8
1986 - 56th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats M Navratilova (26 63 63)
1986 - Madonna's single "Live to Tell" goes #1
1986 - Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1
1987 - 41st Tony Awards: Fences & Les Miserables win
1987 - 57th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (75 62 36 76)
1987 - Andy Van Slyke HRs off R McDowell in both ends of double header
1987 - Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1988 - Aluminum contaminates Cornwall's water supply
1989 - 23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires
1989 - Atlanta Fulton County Comm approves $210M stadium for the Falcons
1989 - For one second this morning, the time is 01:23:45, 6-7-89
1989 - Suriname SLM-173 (DC-8) crashes near Paramaribo Airport killing 173
1989 - Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky1989 - 1st Baseball game to start outdoors & end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, & beat Brewers 4-2
1990 - Michael Jackson hospitalized for chest pains
1990 - South Africa president F W de Klerk lifts 4 year olf state of emergency
1991 - Mount Pinatubo (Philippines) erupts for 1st time
1992 - "Small Family Business" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 48 perfs
1992 - 62nd French Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats Petr Korda (75 62 61)
1992 - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1992 - EUVE Launch
1993 - 27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill
1993 - Cleveland breaks ground for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1993 - Crickets Graham Gooch dismissed handled the ball v Australia, Old Trafford
1993 - Prince celebrated his birthday by changing his name to a symbol
MLB Outfielder Rickey HendersonMLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson1994 - A's outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,100th career base
1995 - The long range Boeing 777 enters service with United Airlines
1996 - Julia & Noah wed on "All My Children"
1997 - 129th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Touch Gold wins in 2:28.8
1997 - 67th French Womens Tennis: Iva Majoli beats Martina Hingis (64 62)
1997 - Cosmos 2344 Proton-K Launch (Russia), Failed
1997 - Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep the Phila Flyers
1998 - James Byrd, Jr. is dragged to death by Shawn Allen Berry, Lawrence Russel Brewer, and John William King in Jasper, Texas in a racially-motivated hate crime.
1998 - 52nd Tony Awards: The Lion King & 'Art' win
2001 - Tony Blair's Labour Party wins another landslide victory in the General Election

2001 - BP announces that it will build a new $600-million platform offshore Trinidad that is expected to double the company's production of natural gas there by 2004
2003 - 135th Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Empire Maker wins in 2:28.26
2004 - Stanley Cup: Tampa Bay Lightning defeat Calgary Flames 4-3
2006 - British Houses of Parliament temporarily shut down due to anthrax alert.
2008 - 140th Belmont: Alan Garcia aboard Da Tara wins in 2:29.65
2009 - 63rd Tony Awards: Billy Elliot the Musical & God of Carnage win
2012 - 16th century archaeology remains of the Curtain Theatre, where some of Shakespeare's plays were first performed, were found under a pub in London
2012 - Credit rating agency Fitch downgrades Spain's credit rating to BBB in the wake of international bailout speculation
2012 - A bus falls into a ravine in La Paz, Bolivia, killing 16 and injuring 32 people
2013 - 42 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus catches fire in Xiamen, China
2013 - 18 people are killed and 14 are injured after a bus plunges off a mountain road in Himachel Pradesh, India
Tennis Player Maria SharapovaTennis Player Maria Sharapova2014 - Maria Sharapova wins the French Open women's tennis singles