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June 6 Historical Events

The following events took place on June 6. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 55 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1508
    Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friuli by Venetian troops
  • 1513
    Italian Wars: Battle of Novara. Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis II de la Trémoille, forcing the French to abandon Milan. Duke Massimiliano Sforza is restored.
  • 1523
    Gustav Vasa, the Swedish regent, is elected King of Sweden, marking a symbolic end to the Kalmar Union. This is the Swedish national day.
  • 1586
    Francis Drake’s forces raid St. Augustine in Spanish Florida.
  • 1644
    The Qing dynasty Manchu forces led by the Shunzhi Emperor capture Beijing during the collapse of the Ming dynasty.
  • 1654
    Queen Christina abdicates the Swedish throne and is succeeded by her cousin Charles X Gustav.
  • 1674
    Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire, is crowned.
  • 1683
    The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world’s first university museum.
  • 1749
    The Conspiracy of the Slaves in Malta is discovered.
  • 1752
    A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes.
  • 1762
    Seven Years’ War: British forces begin a siege of Havana, Cuba, and temporarily capture the city in the Battle of Havana.
  • 1808
    Napoleon’s brother, Joseph Bonaparte, is crowned King of Spain.
  • 1809
    Sweden promulgates a new Constitution, which restores political power to the Riksdag of the Estates after 20 years of enlightened absolutism. At the same time, Charles XIII is elected to succeed Gustav IV Adolf as King of Sweden.
  • 1813
    War of 1812: Battle of Stoney Creek: A British force of 700 under John Vincent defeats an American force twice its size under William Winder and John Chandler.
  • 1822
    Alexis St. Martin is accidentally shot in the stomach, leading to William Beaumont’s studies on digestion.
  • 1832
    The June Rebellion in Paris is put down by the National Guard.
  • 1833
    Andrew Jackson becomes the first U.S. President to ride on a train.
  • 1844
    The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.
  • 1857
    Sophia of Nassau marries the future King Oscar II of Sweden–Norway.
  • 1859
    Australia: Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales (Queensland Day).
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Memphis: Union forces capture Memphis, Tennessee, from the Confederates.
  • 1882
    More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed when a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbour.
  • 1882
    The Shewan forces of Menelik II of Ethiopia defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and their victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.
  • 1889
    The Great Seattle Fire destroys all of downtown Seattle.
  • 1892
    The Chicago “L” commuter rail system begins operation
  • 1894
    Governor Davis H. Waite orders the Colorado state militia to protect and support the miners engaged in the Cripple Creek miners’ strike.
  • 1909
    French troops capture Abéché (in modern-day Chad) and install a puppet sultan in the Ouaddai Empire.
  • 1912
    The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
  • 1918
    World War I: Battle of Belleau Wood: The U.S. Marine Corps suffers its worst single day’s casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Château-Thierry.
  • 1919
    The Republic of Prekmurje ends.

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