11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 7th June

Tom Jones

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1498 - Christopher Columbus leaves on his third voyage of exploration

2. 1654 - Louis XIV is crowned King of France

3. 1939 - King George VI becomes the first British monarch to visit the United States

4. 1940 - Singer Tom Jones is born

5. 1942 - The United States routs the Japanese Navy in a major three-day battle over a remote military base at Midway Island in the Pacific Ocean

6. 1966 - Former actor Ronald Reagan is elected Governor of California

7. 1972 - The musical Grease opens on Broadway

8. 1977 - More than one million people line the streets of London as the Queen marks the start of her Silver Jubilee

9. 1981 - Israel bombs the Osirak nuclear plant near Baghdad

10. 1982 - Graceland is opened to the public for the first time, almost five years after the death of Elvis Presley

11. 1998 - A terrorist bomb planted on a packed commuter train in Khairpur, Pakistan leaves at least 23 dead and dozens more injured

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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