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    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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