CALENDAR OF HISTORICAL EVENTS



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June 1 1938 Superman Comics launched
June 2 1917 Billy Bishop became the first Canadian airman to win a Victoria Cross
June 3 1888 "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was first published
June 4 1939 The SS St. Louis, carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees from Germany, was turned away from the Florida coast
June 5 1661 Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge
June 6 1891 Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister, died
June 7 1329 Robert the Bruce, national hero of Scotland, died
June 8 1916 Birth of Francis Crick, who codiscovered DNA's structure
June 9 1870 Death of Charles Dickens
June 10 1988 Death of Louis L'Amour
June 11 1939 Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" released
June 12 1792 George Vancouver discovers site of Vancouver, BC
June 13 1898 Yukon Territory of Canada organized, Dawson chosen as capital
June 14 1940 The Nazis opened their concentration camp at Auschwitz
June 15 1215 King John put his seal to Magna Carta ("the Great Charter") at Runnymede -- England
June 16 1567 Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned in Lochleven Castle in Scotland
June 17 1579 Sir Francis Drake lands on the coast of California
June 18 1812 War of 1812 begins
June 19 1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "The Man with the Twisted Lip"
June 20 1837 Queen Victoria at 18 ascends British throne
June 21 1919 Bloody Saturday during the Winnipeg General Strike
June 22 1911 Britain's King George V was crowned at Westminster Abbey
June 23 1887 Banff National Park is created, launching Canada's National Parks
June 24 1880 O Canada was performed for the first time at a public celebration in Quebec City
June 25 1903 Birth of George Orwell
June 25 1945 The United Nations was founded and Canada became a member
June 26 1892 Birth of Pearl S. Buck
June 27 1880 Birth of Helen Keller
June 28 1880 Ned Kelly the Australian bushranger captured at Glenrowan
June 29 1613 Shakespeare's Globe Theater burns down
June 30 1936 "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell, is published



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