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June 5th, 1981 – The "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report" of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that five people in Los Angeles, California, have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.

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June 6, 1968 - Robert Kennedy died from bullet wounds received on the previous day

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June 6, 1944 - Allied forces attack Normandy beaches to initiate Operation Overlord
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June 6, 1944 - Allied forces attack Normandy beaches to initiate Operation Overlord

My tiny historical quibble:The assault on Norman beaches by sea and air was actually Operation Neptune (D-Day) and was a part of the over-arching Operation Overlord which encompassed plans as far forward as the liberation of Normandy in general leading up to liberating Paris, and can be summed up as the Allied invasion into Northwest Europe. Neptune was, in effect, the first active military part of operation Overlord, but other aspects had been underway.
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June 6, 1981: The Bihar Train Disaster occurs when a passenger train derails and plunges off a bridge into the Bagmati River in India. At least 800 die. It is the deadliest train accident in India's history.
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June 6, 1808: The French Emperor Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte, is crowned King of Spain.
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June 7, 1913: Denali (Mt. McKinley) is summited for the first time.
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June 8, 1924: George Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappear on Mount Everest. The tallest mountain in the world has never been summited. The two were spotted very close to the top. And then the clouds closed in and neither man returned. George Mallory's body was finally found in 1999, frozen and mummified. Andrew Levine's remains have never been discovered. The question will always be, did they make it to the summit? We will probably never know with certainty.
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June 9, 1893: A section of Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. collapses. 22 die and another 100 are injured. This is the same theatre where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated 28 years earlier.
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June 9, 1954: Joseph Welch, special counsel for the United States Army, lashes out at Senator Joseph McCarthy during hearings on whether Communism has infiltrated the Army, giving McCarthy the famous rebuke, "You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"
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June 9, 1969: Warren Burger confirmed as 15th Chief Justice of the United States.
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June 10, 1886: Mount Tarawera erupts killing 150. This is the deadliest volcanic eruption ever in New Zealand.
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June 11, 1955: Eighty-three spectators are killed and at least 100 are injured after an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes-Benz collide at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.
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June 12, 1889: The Armagh Train Disaster in Ireland kills 89 and injures 260. This is that country's deadliest ever rail accident.
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June 12, 1967: The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
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June 12, 1942: Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
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June 12, 1988 - A German production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express opened at a specially built venue, the Starlighthalle (today called Starlight Express Theater) in Bochum, Germany, directed by Dion McHugh. It is still running 30 years later, making it the longest running musical not sung in English.
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June 13, 1952: A Swedish DC-3 airplane with a crew of 8 disappears over the Baltic Sea. Three days later a rescue plane is shot down by the Soviet Union. All aboard that second plane manage to ditch the aircraft and survive. This became known as the Catalina Incident.

The Soviets denied any wrong doing. It was only after 40 years had passed that the truth finally came out. The Swedish DC-3 has been doing spywork for NATO. It was also shot down by the Soviets.
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June 13, 1777: Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, lands near Charleston, S.C., intending to join the Continental Army and serve the Patriot cause.

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Thank you for getting the title right! A longtime pet peeve of mine.
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June 14,1891: The Munchenstein Train Disaster kills 73 and injures 171. This is Switzerland's deadliest rail accident. A crowded passenger train falls into the Birs River when a girder bridge collapses.
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June 14, 1777: By resolution, the Second Continental Congress officially approves the design of the United States flag: "Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation."

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June 15, 1896: The Great Sanriku Tsunami in Japan kills at least 26,000.
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June 16, 1883: The Victoria Hall Disaster in Sunderland, England.

About 1100 children were in Victoria Hall for a variety/magic show. At the end of the performance it was announced there would be free toys available for the kids. There were few adults to control the crowd and the children surging forward for their gifts resulted in a human crush. 183 children, all ages 14 or under, were killed.
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June 15, 1961: In Quezon City, in the Philippines, to parents of Filipino and Russian ancestry, SDMB user Bullitt was born. His parents, being quite wise, did not give him that name.


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June 17, 1850: The SS G.P. Griffith catches fire on Lake Erie about 3 miles off the Ohio shoreline. The captain tries to steer the ship toward land, but it becomes stuck on a sandbar about 600 yards from shore. Somewhere between 241 and 289 are killed, either by drowning or burning. Less than 40 survive. At the time this was the deadliest accident ever on the Great Lakes.
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June 16, 1988: In San Francisco CA, to parents of Filipino and Russian and European ancestry, SDMB user Bullitt’s daughter was born.
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June 17, 2012: Rodney King dies at age 47. Involved in alleged police brutality situation with the LAPD on 03 Mar 1991. Cause of death: Drowning, precipitated by cardiac arrhythmia, drug use and alcohol intoxication.

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June 17, 1972-Frank Wills became the unsung hero of U.S. history when he discovered the burglary in progress at the Watergate Complex in Washington, DC, leading to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon. Wills later portrayed himself in the movie All the President's Men. He was portrayed more recently by JaQwan J. Kelly in the movie The Post.
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June 18, 1953: The Tachikawa Air Disaster occurs in Japan when a U.S. Air Force plane crashes three minutes after takeoff. 129 aboard are killed. At the time this was the deadliest single plane crash in history and the first to kill over 100 people.
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June 19, 1938: The Custer Creek Train Wreck kills at least 47 in Montana. Over 75 are injured.

Custer Creek usually is dry, but heavy flash flooding earlier that evening had produced a tremendous runoff. The rush of water caused a bridge to collapse just after midnight as the Olympian Flyer passed over. The train's engine and seven cars fell into the raging creek. Bodies were found as far as 50 miles away in the Yellowstone River.
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June 20, 1956: Venezuelan Flight 253 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey. All 74 aboard are killed. At the time this was the world's deadliest crash of a scheduled commercial flight.
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June 21, 1788: New Hampshire ratifies the United States Constitution, becoming the 9th State to do so.
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June 21, 1942: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by Japan against the United States mainland.

June 21, 1973: In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller test for obscenity in U.S. law.

June 21, 1989: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Texas v. Johnson that American flag-burning was a form of political protest protected by the First Amendment.

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June 22, 1918 : The Hegenbeck-Wallace Circus Train Disaster

Near Hammond, Indiana, the engineer of an empty troop train fell asleep after being awake for over 24 hours straight. Because of this he failed to see warnings of a non-moving circus train ahead. That train, full with the over 400 performers from the Hegenbeck-Wallace Circus, had stopped for maintenance. The resulting collision killed 86 and injured another 127. The accident led to new regulations regarding mandatory rest for train crews
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June 23, 1985 : Air India Flight 182 is destroyed by a bomb in Irish air space over the Atlantic Ocean. 329 die. The flight had originated in Toronto, stopped over in Montreal, and was flying to London when it was blown from the sky. 268 on board were Canadians, making this Canada's deadliest terror attack.
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June 24, 2002 : The Igandu Train Collision in Tanzania kills 281 and injures another 600. This is Africa's deadliest rail disaster.
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June 24, 1963: The United Kingdom grants Zanzibar internal self-government.
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June 24, 1948: The Soviet Union initiates the Berlin Blockade.
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June 25, 1985 : The Aerlex Fireworks Factory Explosion in Oklahoma kills 21.
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June 25, 1987 — 1987-06-25 is the last date until June 17, 2345 when the digits in yyyy-mm-dd format are all different (2345-06-17). That is a span of almost 358 years.
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June 25, 1876 The Battle of Little Big Horn begins.
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June 26, 1977: 42 are killed in a prison fire in Columbia, Tennessee.
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June 26, 2015: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5–4, that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
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June 26, 2000: The Human Genome Project announces the completion of a "rough draft" sequence of human DNA.
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June 26, 1964: Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night" album.
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June 27, 1966: Dark Shadows premieres on ABC.
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