June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 207 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about June 7th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 7th in history!
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- World Food Safety Day.
- National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
- World Food Safety Day
- National Call Your Doctor Day
What Happened On This Day – June 7
1989: A Surinam Airways jet crashes on landing in Paramaribo
The pilots were blamed for the disaster. They had attempted to land using the wrong navigation signal. Of the 187 people on board, 11 survived.
1981: Israel destroys Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactors
The attack, triggered by fears of a potential Iraqi atom bomb, prompted international criticism and is considered a political disaster as it caused the quarreling Arab states to unite against their common enemy, Israel
1975: The first Cricket World Cup begins
England hosted the first edition of the event, which today has become one of the world’s most important sporting events. The West Indies entered the history books as the first Cricket World Champions.
1968: The world’s first Legoland resort opens
The Legoland in Billund, Denmark was the first of six theme parks based around the Lego interlocking plastic bricks. Billund is the home of The Lego Group.
1929: Vatican City becomes an independent state
The Lateran Treaty, which was signed on February 11 of the same year, was ratified by Italy’s fascist government on this day. It guarantees the political and territorial sovereignty of Vatican City.
1985: Crispin Hellion Glover & Lea Kathleen Thompson on the filming “Back to the Future” 1985 year
1960: Spectators at the Wimbledon Tennis Championship in 1960
1938: Tasha Tudor and her children, 1940. Tudor is one of America’s best-known and beloved illustrators. Her first little story, “Pumpkin Moonshine,” was published in 1938.
1864: Abraham Lincoln was renominated for US President by the Republican Party.
1850: Formerly enslaved African-Americans in Virginia, ca.1850.
1753: British Museum was founded by an Act of Parliament with royal assent from King George II.
Births On This Day, June 7
1958: Prince, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actor
1952: Orhan Pamuk, Turkish/American author, screenwriter, academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1952: Liam Neeson, Irish/American actor
1940: Tom Jones, Welsh/American singer, actor
1848: Paul Gauguin, French painter
Prince was born.
Dean Martin was born.
Liam Neeson was born.
Deaths On This Day, June 7
2015: Christopher Lee, English actor
1980: Henry Miller, American author, painter
1967: Dorothy Parker, American poet, writer
1954: Alan Turing, English mathematician
1329: Robert the Bruce, Scottish king
Christopher Lee died.
E.M. Forster died.
Dorothy Parker died.