Events on Jun 6

  • 1002German King Henry II the Saint crowned
  • 124224 wagonloads of Talmudic books burned in Paris
  • 1391Inhabitants of Seville Spain massacres 5,000 Jews
  • 1513Battle at Novara: Habsburgers vs. Valois
  • 1520France and England sign treaty of Scotland
  • 1523Gustavus I becomes King of Sweden (Swedish National Day)
  • 1639Massachusetts grants 500 acres of land to erect a gunpowder mill
  • 1654Queen Christina of Sweden resigns and converts to Catholicism
  • 1660Denmark and Sweden signs peace treaty
  • 1664New Amsterdam renamed New York City
  • 1665Battle at Monte Carlo: English and Portuguese army beat Spain
  • 1673France and Brandenburg sign peace treaty
  • 17161st slaves arrive in Louisiana
  • 1744France and Prussia sign peace treaty
  • 17523rd great fire in Moscow in 2 weeks; 1 / 3 of city destroyed
  • 1772Haitian explorer Jean Baptiste-Pointe Dusable settles Chicago
  • 1795Fire destroy 1 / 3 of Copenhagen; 18,000 injured
  • 1797Napoleon forms Ligurische Republic
  • 1801Peace of Badajoz: Spain-Portugal
  • 1809Sweden declares independence, constitutional monarchy established
  • 1813US invasion of Canada halted at Stoney Creek (Ont)
  • 18312nd national black convention (Philadelphia)
  • 1850Levi Strauss made his 1st blue jeans
  • 1862Battle of Memphis-city is surrendered
  • 1862Skirmish at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1864Battle of Lake Chicot, AR (Dutch Bayou)
  • 1872Susan B Anthony is fined for trying to vote
  • 1875Netherlands goes on the gold standard
  • 1882Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay India) drowns 100,000
  • 1882Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, New York City

Born on Jun 6

  • 1606Pierre Corneille: France -- Dramatist (El Cid, Horace)
  • 1625Domenico Guidi: Italian sculptor
  • 1661Giacomo Antonio Perti: Composer
  • 1671Stenka / Stepan Razin: Russian cossack / boer leader
  • 1676Georg Reidel: Composer
  • 1695Adriaen Valckenier: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1737-41), killed 8,000 Chinese
  • 1722Adrien Trudo Sale: Composer
  • 1735Anton Schweitzer: Composer
  • 1755John Flaxman: English sculptor (Westminster Abbey tomb stones)
  • 1756John Trumbull: US painter (Declaration of Independence)
  • 1765Cornelis Loots: Dutch accountant / poet (Dwingelandij)
  • 1799Aleksandr Sergeyevich: Russia -- Poet and founder of modern Russian Literature
  • 1799Alexandr Pushkin: Russia -- Writer (Eugene Onegin) (5 / 26 OS)
  • 1804Petter Conrad Boman: Composer
  • 1807Adrien Francois Servais: Composer
  • 1813Israel Washburn: Gov (Union), died in 1883
  • 1815Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto: Composer
  • 1819William Howard Glover: Composer
  • 1826Sarah Parker Remond: US / Italian abolitionist
  • 1829John Baillie McIntosh: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888
  • 1840John Stainer: Composer
  • 1840William Francis Bartlett: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1842James Morrison Steele Mackaye: US actor (American Academy of Dramatic Art)
  • 1847Gerben Postma [Ids]: Frisian writer (Swealtsjeblommen)
  • 1850Karl F Braun: Germany -- Co-developed wireless telegraphy (Nobel 1909)
  • 1862Henry John Newbolt: English sea historian / poet
  • 1868Robert Falcon Scott: British leader of ill-fated south pole expedition
  • 1869Siegfried Wagner: German opera composer / conductor
  • 1872Alexandra Fjodorovna Romanova: Last Russian tsarina (1894-1918)
  • 1875Thomas Mann: Germany -- Novelist (Magic Mountain-Nobel 1929)

Died on Jun 6

  • 0840Agobard: Archbishop of Lyon (anti-semite)
  • 1134Norbertus van Xanten: Monastery founder, dies at about 51
  • 1671Stenka / Stepan Razin: Russian cossack / boer leader, killed
  • 1686Joannes B van Neercassel: RC spiritual leader of the Netherlands, dies at 60
  • 1710Francoise de la Baume Le Blanc: Mistress of King Louis XIV, dies at 65
  • 1735Georg Osterreich: Composer, dies at 71
  • 1747Jean Barriere: Composer
  • 1784Joan Derk van de Capellen: Leader of democratic Patriots, dies at 42
  • 1785Johann Michael Demmler: Composer, dies at 36
  • 1816Christiane Vulpius: Wife of Johann W von Goethe, dies at 51
  • 1836Antons Klemens Theodor: King of Saksen (1827-36), dies at 80
  • 1852Tommaso Marchesi: Composer, dies at 79
  • 1861Giuseppe Concone: Italian singing teacher, dies at 59
  • 1862Turner Ashby: General, killed near Harrisonburg VA, dies at 33
  • 1877Prairie Flower: Daughter of Ponca and chief Standing Bear
  • 1878Gottfried Herrmann: Composer, dies at 70
  • 1881Henry Vieuxtemps: Belgian composer, dies at 61
  • 1883Ciprian Porumbescu: Composer, dies at 29
  • 1898Constant A Serrure: Flemish historian, dies at 62
  • 1914Walter T Watts-Dunton: England, lawyer / Poet / writer (Aylwin)
  • 1916Yuan Shikai: President of China, dies at 56
  • 1917Iacob Moresianu: Composer, dies at 59
  • 1922Lillian Russell: Entertainer, dies at 60
  • 1926Henry Tate: Composer, dies at 52
  • 1928Heinrich Gottlieb Noren: Composer, dies at 67
  • 1935Jacques Urlus: Tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth), dies at 68
  • 1937Jean Harlow: Actress (Bombshell), dies from gallbladder infection at 26
  • 1939Ford Madox Ford: Writer, dies at 65
  • 1940E E Clive: Actor (Bulldog Drummond, Night Muss Fall), dies at 56
  • 1943Karl Landsteiner: Austrian / US pathologist (Nobel 1930), dies at 74

Historical events on June 7

  • 0421Eudocia A Athenais marries Oostromeins Emperor Theodosius II
  • 0555Vigilius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 10991st Crusaders arrive in Jerusalem
  • 1340Rotterdam Netherlands founded
  • 1413King Ladislaw of Naples occupies Rome
  • 1494Treaty of Tordesillas, Spain and Portugal divide America
  • 1546England signs Peace of Andres with Scotland / Ireland
  • 1557England declares war on France
  • 1601Louis Gunther of Nassau weds countess Anna Margaretha of Manderscheid
  • 16142nd parliament of King James I, dissolves passing no legislation
  • 1628English King Charles I accepts Petition of Rights
  • 1654Louis XIV crowned King of France
  • 1672Battle by Solebay: Dutch Admiral M de Ruyter beats French / English fleet
  • 1692Earthquake in Porte Royale, Jamaica, kills 3,000
  • 1694English invasion army under Thomas Talmash reaches Brest
  • 1769Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky
  • 1775United Colonies change name to United States
  • 1776Richard Lee (VA) moves Declaration of Independence in Continental Congress
  • 1780Anti-Catholic riot in London, 100s die
  • 1788Masses stone French government army at Grenoble
  • 1798Jews of Pesaro Italy fast commemorating murder of Jews
  • 1839Hawaiian Declaration of Rights is signed
  • 18601st US "dime novel" published: "Malaseka, The Indian Wife of the White Hunter, " by Mrs Ann Stevens
  • 1860Workmen start laying track for Market Street Railroad, San Francisco
  • 1862Gen B Butler orders William Mumford hanged after he removed and destroyed US flag on display over New Orleans Mint
  • 1862Skirmish at Union Church, VA (Peninsular)
  • 1863Mexico City captured by French troops
  • 1864Abe Lincoln renominated for President by Republican Party
  • 18737th Belmont: James Roe aboard Springbok wins in 3:01.75
  • 188115th Belmont: T Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:47

Born on June 7

  • 1502Gregory XIII: Pope, introduced Gregorian calendar in 1582
  • 1619Paulus Voet: Dutch jurist / historian
  • 1730Georg von Pasterwiz: Composer
  • 1736Karl Frieberth: Composer
  • 1770Earl of Liverpool: (C) British Prime Minister (1812-27)
  • 1778George Bryan "Beau" Brummel: London, England -- English dandy
  • 1811James Young Simpson: Scotland, United Kingdom -- Obsterician (used chloroform)
  • 1812Theophilus Toulmin Garrard: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1902
  • 1825Richard D Blackmore: England, United Kingdom -- Author (Norie, Lorna Doone)
  • 1833Alexander Ritter: Composer
  • 1840Charlotte MAAVCL: Princess of Belgium / Emperor of Mexico (1864-67)
  • 1843Susan Elizabeth Blow: United States -- Pioneered kindergarten education
  • 1845Leopold von Auer: Hungarians / US violinist
  • 1846Wladyslaw Gorski: Composer
  • 1848Paul Gaugin [Eugene Henri]: French post-impressionist painter
  • 1865Guido Gasperini: Composer
  • 1867Luigi Maurizio Tedeschi: Composer
  • 1873Landon Ronald: Composer
  • 1874Theodor Streicher: Composer
  • 1879Knud J V Rasmussen: Danish pole explorer (Thule)
  • 1884Julius P Hoste: Belgium -- Minister / daily newspaper publisher (Last News)
  • 1885Percy Brier: Composer
  • 1887William Walraven: Dutch journalist / writer (Indian Daily)
  • 1891Athos Palma: Composer
  • 1891Koos [Jacobus J] Vorrink: Dutch politician (SDAP / AJC / PvdA)
  • 1896Robert Mulliken: United States -- Chemist / physicist (Nobel 1966)
  • 1896Vivien Kellems: TV hostess (Power of Women)
  • 1897George Szell: Budapest, Hungary -- Conductor (Metropolitan 1942-45)
  • 1899Elizabeth Bowen: Dublin, Ireland -- Novelist (Death of the Heart, Encounters)
  • 1900Jan [Johannes A A] Engelman: Poet / translator / critic (Garden of Eros)

Died on June 7

  • 0555Vigilius: Italian Pope (537-55)
  • 1329Robert Bruce: King of Scotland (1306-29), dies at 53
  • 1337Willem III the Good: Earl of Holland / Zealand, dies at about 49
  • 1492Kazimierz IV: King of Poland (1447-92), dies at 64
  • 1549Eelke Fouckens: Frisian anabaptist, beheaded
  • 1555Maarten van Rossum: Dutch army leader, dies at about 76
  • 1571Pier Francesco Corteccia: Composer, dies at 68
  • 1572August I [Sigismund II August]: King of Poland (1548-72), dies at 42
  • 1624Anne of Saint Bartolomaeus: Flemish nun / Monk / saint, dies at 74
  • 1631Mumtax Mahal: Wife of Shah Jahan of India, her tomb (Taj Mahal)
  • 1654Giambattista Andreini: Italian playwright / actor, dies at 76
  • 1667Thomas de Keyser: Amsterdam master builder / painter, buried
  • 1672Willem J van Gendt: Admiral / Governor of Breda, dies at about 37
  • 1754Nikolaj Eigtved: Danish, Architect (Amalienborg Square), dies at 52
  • 1778Johann Georg Zechner: Composer, dies at 62
  • 1784Jean-Baptiste Canavas: Composer, dies at 71
  • 1789Vaclav Jan Kopriva: Composer, dies at 81
  • 1800Willem A Alting: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1780-97), dies at 75
  • 1814Robert Jasper van der de Capellen: Mister of Marsch, dies at 71
  • 1840Frederik Willem III: King of Prussia (1797-1840), dies at 69
  • 1862William B Mumford: 1st US citizen hanged for treason, at 42
  • 1863Franz Xavier Gruber: Composer, dies at 75
  • 1877Winand C H Staring: Geologist (Bottom of the Netherlands), dies at 68
  • 1893Johann Schrammel: Composer, dies at 43
  • 1906Johan P Van de Kellen: Stamp cutter / lithographer, dies at 74
  • 1915Benjamin Lambord: Composer, dies at 35
  • 1926Henry Charles Tonking: Composer, dies at 63
  • 1927Voikov: Soviet ambassador to Warsaw, murdered
  • 1928Chiang Tsolin: Chinese warlord of North-China, murdered
  • 1932Emil Pauer: Composer, dies at 76