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June 23
 
1992
Mafia boss John Gotti, aka "Teflon Don," sentenced to life
Mafia boss John Gotti, who was nicknamed the "Teflon Don" after escaping unscathed from several trials during the 1980s, is sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty on 14 accounts of conspiracy to commit murder and racketeering. Moments after his sentence was read in a federal courthouse... read more
 
John Gotti
In 1980s New York, two opposing factions split the Gambino crime family down the middle. But one murderous man emerged as the "boss of bosses" to lead the world's most influential criminal organization: John Gotti.
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21st Century
2013
Nik Wallenda makes Grand Canyon crossing on high wire
2018
Thai soccer team becomes trapped in cave
Africa
1956
Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt
Art, Literature, and Film History
1989
Tim Burton's "Batman" released
Crime
1934
Even without the corpse, a murderer is uncovered
Sports
1972
Title IX enacted
U.S. Presidents
1972
H.R. Haldeman encourages Nixon to ward off FBI
World War II
1940
Hitler takes a tour of Paris

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June 24
1997
U.S. Air Force reports on Roswell
On this day in 1997, U.S. Air Force officials release a 231-page report dismissing long-standing claims of an alien spacecraft crash in Roswell, New Mexico, almost exactly 50 years earlier. Public interest in Unidentified Flying Objects, or UFOs, began to flourish in the 1940s, when developments in ... read more
Roswell: Secrets Unveiled
For the first time, key players in what would became known as the "Roswell Incident" come forward with their versions of what occurred in the summer of '47.
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Art, Literature, and Film History
1997
Disney pulls Insane Clown Posse album on release day
2005
Tom Cruise raises eyebrows in "Today" show interview
Cold War
1948
Soviets blockade West Berlin
Colonial America
1675
King Philip's War begins
Crime
1993
Mail bomb injures Yale professor
France
1812
Napoleon's Grande Armee invades Russia
U.S. Presidents
1953
Jacqueline Bouvier and Senator John F. Kennedy announce engagement
Vietnam War
1970
Senate repeals Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Westward Expansion
1864
Colorado governor orders Native Americans to Sand Creek reservation

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June 25
1876
Battle of the Little Bighorn
On this day in 1876, Native American forces and Sitting Bull defeat the U.S. Army troops of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer in a bloody battle near southern Montana's Little Bighorn River. Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, leaders of the Sioux tribe on the Great Pl... read more
 
Battle of Little Bighorn
Angered by the Gold Rush and railroad construction, Sioux tribes rebel. General George Custer charges a major Sioux village, but Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull lead their people in a fierce resistance.
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Art, Literature, and Film History
1988
Teenager Debbie Gibson earns a #1 hit with "Foolish Beat"
2009
"King of Pop" Michael Jackson dies at age 50
Civil War
1864
Union begins tunneling toward Rebels at Petersburg
Crime
1910
Congress passes Mann Act, aimed at curbing sex trafficking
Inventions & Science
1956
Last Packard—the classic American luxury car—produced
Sports
1950
U.S. World Cup team wins unlikely victory over England
Korean War
1950
Korean War begins
1990s
1996
Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. airmen
Vietnam War
1965
Viet Cong blow up a floating restaurant
 
Women's History
1993
Kim Campbell becomes Canada's first female prime minister
World War I
1915
Germans release statement on use of poison gas at Ypres
World War II
1942
Eisenhower assumes command of U.S. troops in Europe

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June 26
1948
U.S. begins Berlin Airlift
On this day in 1948, U.S. and British pilots begin delivering food and supplies by airplane to Berlin after the city is isolated by a Soviet Union blockade. When World War II ended in 1945, defeated Germany was divided into Soviet, American, British and French zones of occupation. The city of Berlin... read more
1950s
1959
St. Lawrence Seaway opened
1990s
1993
President Clinton punishes Iraq for plot to kill George H.W. Bush
21st Century
2003
Former U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond dies
Ancient Americas
1541
Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of the Incas, assassinated
Art, Literature, and Film History
1975
Sonny and Cher's divorce becomes final
Civil War
1862
Rebels strike Union at the Battle of Mechanicsville
Crime
1957
A serial killer preys upon a woman out for a drive
GAY RIGHTS
2015
Same-sex marriage is made legal nationwide with Obergefell v. Hodges decision
Inventions & Science
1956
Congress approves Federal Highway Act
Natural Disasters & Environment
1807
Lightning strikes gunpowder factory in Luxembourg, killing hundreds
U.S. Presidents
1844
President John Tyler weds his second wife
1963
John F. Kennedy claims solidarity with the people of Berlin
World War I
1917
First U.S. troops arrive in France
World War II
1945
U.N. Charter signed

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June 27
1950
President Truman orders U.S. forces to Korea
On June 27, 1950, President Harry S. Truman announces that he is ordering U.S. air and naval forces to South Korea to aid the democratic nation in repulsing an invasion by communist North Korea. The United States was undertaking the major military operation, he explained, to enforce a United Nations... read more
19th Century
1829
English scientist James Smithson establishes the Smithsonian Institution
1844
Religious founder Joseph Smith killed by mob
21st CENTURY
2015
Activist Bree Newsome removes Confederate flag from South Carolina State House
Africa
1976
Ebola breaks out in Sudan
Art, Literature, and Film History
1922
First Newbery Medal for children's literature awarded to Hendrik Willem van Loon
1939
Famous scene from "Gone with the Wind" filmed
Inventions & Science
1985
Route 66 decertified, highway signs removed
World War II
1940
Germans employ Enigma coding machine for the first time

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June 28
1969
The Stonewall Riots begin in NYC's Greenwich Village
Sometime after midnight on this day in 1969, in what is now regarded by many as history's first major protest on behalf of equal rights for LGBTQ people, a police raid of the Stonewall Inn—a popular gay club located on New York... read more
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Pride and Protest
Hundreds gathered to celebrate the first Pride parade. How did the Stonewall riots have such an impact on LGBTQ activism?
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American Revolution
1836
Former President James Madison dies
Ancient Rome
1519
Charles I of Spain elected Holy Roman emperor
Crime
1975
A teenage girl's boyfriend murders her parents
1993
A serial rapist strikes in Allentown
Inventions & Science
1953
Workers assemble first Corvette in Flint, Michigan
2006
DaimlerChrysler announces Smart's arrival in United States
Natural Disasters & Environment
1992
Two big quakes rock California
Sports
1997
Mike Tyson bites ear
Vietnam War
1965
U.S. forces launch first offensive
1972
Nixon announces draftees will not go to Vietnam
World War I
1914
Austria's Archduke Ferdinand assassinated
1919
John Maynard Keynes predicts economic chaos
World War II
1940
Britain recognizes General Charles de Gaulle as the leader of the Free French

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June 29
1995
U.S. space shuttle docks with Russian space station
On this day in 1995, the American space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir to form the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth. This historic moment of cooperation between former rival space programs was also the 100th human space mission in American history. At the... read more
Space Stations
Join us on an out-of-this-world exploration of the history of long-duration life in space—from the first Soviet station to Skylab to Mir to the International Space Station. Experience what it is like to live in space, as well as the monumental obstacles engineers and astronauts overcame to make it possible.
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American Revolution
1776
South Carolina's Edward Rutledge opposes independence
Art, Literature, and Film History
1613
The Globe Theatre burns down
1967
The Rolling Stones fight the law, and the law wins
1967
Actress Jayne Mansfield dies in car crash
2003
Academy Award-winning actress Katharine Hepburn dies at age 96
Crime
2001
Boston doctor found guilty of killing wife
Latin America
1974
Isabel Perón takes office as Argentine president
Sports
1958
Pelé leads Brazil to first World Cup title
U.S. Government
1972
Supreme Court strikes down death penalty
World War II
1941
Germans advance in USSR
1941
Germans capture Lvov—and slaughter ensues

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June 30
1520
Spanish retreat from Aztec capital
Faced with an Aztec revolt against their rule, forces under the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés fight their way out of Tenochtitlan at heavy cost. Known to the Spanish as La Noche Triste, or "the Night of Sadness," many soldiers drowned in Lake Texcoco... read more
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19th Century
1859
Daredevil crosses Niagara Falls on tightrope
Art, Literature, and Film History
1936
"Gone with the Wind" published
1989
"Do the Right Thing" released in theaters
COLD WAR
1974
Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from U.S.S.R.
Crime
1981
A first-time offender ends up on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List
Space Exploration
1971
Soviet cosmonauts perish in reentry disaster
WESTWARD EXPANSION
1876
Wounded soldiers evacuated from the Little Big Horn by steamboat
World War II
1934
Hitler purges members of his own Nazi party in Night of the Long Knives

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July 1
1997
Hong Kong returned to China
At midnight on July 1, 1997, Hong Kong reverts back to Chinese rule in a ceremony attended by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prince Charles of Wales, Chinese President Jiang Zemin, and U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. A few thousand Hong Kongers protested the turnover, which was other... read more
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19th Century
1867
Canadian Independence Day
1898
The Battle of San Juan Hill
Art, Literature, and Film History
1979
The first Sony Walkman goes on sale
1984
PG-13 rating debuts
Civil War
1863
The Battle of Gettysburg begins
Cold War
1947
"Mr. X" article on Soviet Union appears in Foreign Affairs
Crime
2003
Kobe Bryant accuser goes to police
Inventions & Science
2005
Last Ford Thunderbird produced
World War I
1916
Battle of the Somme begins
World War II
1942
The Battle of El Alamein begins

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July 2
1964
President Johnson signs Civil Rights Act
On this day in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House. In the landmark 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in schools was unconstitutional. The... read more
American Revolution
1776
Continental Congress votes for independence from Britain
Art, Literature, and Film History
1977
"Gonna Fly Now (Theme From 'Rocky')" is the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts
1992
Stephen Hawking breaks British bestseller records
1997
"Men in Black" premieres in theaters
Civil War
1863
Fighting continues at the Battle of Gettysburg
Cold War
1947
Soviet Union rejects Marshall Plan assistance
Crime
1881
President James A. Garfield shot
Exploration
1937
Amelia Earhart disappears
NATIVE AMERICANS
1809
Chief Tecumseh urges Native Americans to unite against white settlers
Slavery
1839
Mutiny on the Amistad
World War I
1917
Greece declares war on Central Powers
World War II
1944
American bombers deluge Budapest, in more ways than one

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July 3
1863
Battle of Gettysburg ends
On the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee's last attempt at breaking the Union line ends in disastrous failure, bringing the most decisive battle of the American Civil War to an end. In June 1863, following his masterful victory at the Battle of Chancellorsville... read more
1980s
1988
U.S. warship downs Iranian passenger jet
1989
A mother is arrested and accused of killing her four children
American Revolution
1775
George Washington takes command of Continental Army
Art, Literature, and Film History
1969
Brian Jones and Jim Morrison die, two years apart to the day
U.S. Presidents
1958
President Eisenhower initiates federal flood-control program
Westward Expansion
1890
Idaho becomes 43rd state
World War I
1918
Mohammed V, sultan of Turkey, dies

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July 4
1776
Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king. The declaration came 442 days after the first volleys of the American Revolution were fired at Lexington a... read more
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19th CENTURY
1884
France gives the Statue of Liberty to the United States
Art, Literature, and Film History
1855
First edition of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" is published
Civil War
1863
Confederates surrender Vicksburg
Crime
1954
A sensationalized murder trial inspires "The Fugitive"
Natural Disasters & Environment
1911
Heat wave strikes Northeast, killing hundreds
Space Exploration
1997
Pathfinder lands on Mars
U.S. Presidents
1826
Thomas Jefferson and John Adams die

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July 5
1946
Bikini introduced
On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Réard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian showgirl Micheline Bernardini modeled the new fashion, which Réard dubbed "bikini," inspired by a news-making U.S. atomic test that took place off the B... read more
19th Century
1865
Salvation Army founded
21st Century
2003
World Health Organization declares SARS contained worldwide
American Revolution
1775
Congress adopts Olive Branch Petition
Art, Literature, and Film History
1880
George Bernard Shaw quits his job
1954
Elvis Presley records "That's All Right (Mama)"
Crime
1921
Chicago White Sox accused of throwing World Series
Inventions & Science
1996
Dolly the sheep becomes first successfully cloned mammal
Korea
1950
First U.S. fatality in the Korean War
Sports
1975
Arthur Ashe becomes the first Black man to win Wimbledon
U.S. Presidents
1865
Conspirators court-martialed for plotting to kill Lincoln, Grant and Andrew Johnson
World War I
1914
Germany gives Austria-Hungary "blank check" assurance

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July 6
1957
Althea Gibson is first African American to win Wimbledon
On this day in 1957, Althea Gibson claims the women's singles tennis title at Wimbledon and becomes the first African American to win a championship at London's All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Gibson was born on August 25, 1927, in Silver, South Carolina, and raised in the Harlem section o... read more
1940s
1944
Fire engulfs circus big top in Hartford, killing 167
Africa
1967
Civil war breaks out in Nigeria
American Revolution
1775
Congress issues a "Declaration on the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms"
Art, Literature, and Film History
1862
Mark Twain begins reporting in Virginia City
1957
John Lennon meets Paul McCartney for the first time
1994
"Forrest Gump" opens, wins Tom Hanks a second Oscar
Crime
1946
George "Bugs" Moran is arrested
Holocaust
1942
Anne Frank's family takes refuge
Religion
1935
Dalai Lama, leader of Tibet, is born
Sports
1933
Major League Baseball's first All-Star Game is held
U.S. Presidents
1946
George Walker Bush is born
Women's History
1976
Women inducted into U.S. Naval Academy for the first time

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July 7
1930
Building of Hoover Dam begins
On this day in 1930, construction of the Hoover Dam begins. Over the next five years, a total of 21,000 men would work ceaselessly to produce what would be the largest dam of its time, as well as one of the largest manmade structures in the world. Although the dam would take only five years to build... read more
Hoover Dam
Built in less than seven years and considered a herculean task at the time, the Hoover Dam remains an engineering marvel.
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Civil War
1863
Kit Carson begins his campaign against Native Americans
COLD WAR
1983
11-year-old Samantha Smith leaves for visit to the USSR
Crime
1865
Mary Surratt is first woman executed by U.S. federal government
Great Britain
2005
Terrorists attack London transit system at rush hour
Sports
1912
Jim Thorpe begins Olympic triathlon
2019
U.S. women's soccer team wins record 4th World Cup title
U.S. GOVERNMENT
1981
Sandra Day O'Connor nominated to Supreme Court
U.S. Presidents
1946
Future President Jimmy Carter marries
Vietnam War
1969
First U.S. troops withdrawn from South Vietnam
Westward Expansion
1900
Warren Earp killed in Arizona
Women's History
1976
Female cadets enrolled at West Point
World War I
1917
British Women's Auxiliary Army Corps is officially established
World War II
1942
Himmler decides to begin medical experiments on Auschwitz prisoners

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July 8
1951
Paris celebrates 2,000th birthday
On this day in 1951, Paris, the capital city of France, celebrates turning 2,000 years old. In fact, a few more candles would've technically been required on the birthday cake, as the City of Lights was most likely founded around 250 B.C. The history of Paris can be traced back to a Gallic tribe kno... read more
1990s
1994
North Korea's "Great Leader" dies
19th Century
1853
Commodore Perry sails into Tokyo Bay
American Revolution
1776
Liberty Bell tolls to announce Declaration of Independence
Cold War
1954
Colonel Castillo Armas takes power in Guatemala
Crime
1928
A spiteful son kills four in a fit of rage
KOREAN WAR
1950
MacArthur named Korean commander
Vietnam War
1959
First Americans killed in South Vietnam
Westward Expansion
1898
Soapy Smith killed in Skagway, Alaska
World War I
1918
Ernest Hemingway wounded on the Italian front
World War II
1941
German general's diary reveals Hitler's plans for Russia

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