A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on June 7th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On June 7, 1769, frontiersman and American legend Daniel Boone first laid eyes on the forests, hills and valleys of Kentucky, and this epic moment in US History is commemorated by the Kentucky Historical Society as National Daniel Boone Day each year on June 7th.
On June 7, 1892, Homer Plessy, an African-American, was arrested for refusing to vacate his seat in a “Whites Only” railroad car.
On June 7, 1938, the government of Nationalist China, at war with the Japanese invaders in the Second Sino-Japanese War, destroyed the embankments of the Yellow River, creating a massive flood in order to halt the advance of the Japanese Army.
On June 7, 1942, the Battle of Midway ended, changing the balance of power in the Pacific.
On June 7, 1962, a right wing French Nationalist terror group, the Organisation Armée Secrète, usually referred to as the OAS, set fire to and burned the library at the University of Algiers in Algeria, destroying half a million books.
On June 7, 1982, the widow of the late King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Aron Presley, Priscilla Ann (Beaulieu) Presley, opened the estate of the late singer for public tours.
On June 7, 1991, a sleepy volcano on the Philippine island of Luzon experienced an explosion that sent an ash cloud 4.3 miles high.
On June 7, 2016, we asked, “Is Steph Curry Akron’s greatest basketball player?”
On June 7, 2021, we had the opportunity to read and review a great new historical examination of “the Roman campaign to crush the Jewish revolt,” as the book calls itself.
Superhero fans had their chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see The Flash on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 7:00PM at Regal Crocker Park Stadium 16 & IMAX, 30147 Detroit Rd., Westlake, OH 44145!
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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