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06-07-12, 05:37 PM #1
On this day in history...
June 7th.... (just some highlights, of course)
1099 – The First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins.
1654 – Louis XIV is crowned King of France.
1692 – Port Royal, Jamaica, is hit by a catastrophic earthquake; in just three minutes, 1,600 people are killed and 3,000 are seriously injured.
1776 – Richard Henry Lee presents the "Lee Resolution" to the Continental Congress. The motion is seconded by John Adams and leads to the United States Declaration of Independence.
1862 – The United States and the United Kingdom agree to suppress the slave trade.
1892 – Benjamin Harrison becomes the first President of the United States to attend a baseball game.
1899 – American Temperance crusader Carrie Nation begins her campaign of vandalizing alcohol-serving establishments by destroying the inventory in a saloon in Kiowa, Kansas.
1906 – Cunard Line's RMS Lusitania is launched at the John Brown Shipyard, Glasgow (Clydebank), Scotland.
1944 – World War II: Battle of Normandy – At Abbey Ardennes members of the SS Division Hitlerjugend massacre 23 Canadian prisoners of war.
1965 – The Supreme Court of the United States hands down its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples.
1977 – 500 million people watch on television as the high day of Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II begins.
1982 – Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.
1991 – Mount Pinatubo explodes generating an ash column 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) high.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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06-14-12, 11:12 PM #2
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