Events on Jun 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 Jun 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 Jun 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

Historical events on June 8

  • 0065Jews revolt against Rome, capturing fortress of Antonia in Jerusalem
  • 0068Rome Senate accepts Emperor Galba
  • 0452Italy invaded by Attila the Hun
  • 0536St. Silverius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0570Religion of Islam (submission) founded in Mecca
  • 0793Vikings plunder St. Cuthbert convent Lindisfarne
  • 0979Louis V de Luie, crowned King of France
  • 1551Pope Julius III excommunicates Duke Ottario Farnese of Parma
  • 1624Earthquake strikes Peru
  • 1632Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Sittard
  • 1663Battle at Amegical: English and Portugese fleet beats Spanish
  • 1694English troop landing at Brest attack (300 killed)
  • 1761British fleet occupies Belle Britain
  • 1783Laki Volcano in southern Iceland begins 8-month eruption
  • 1786Commercially made ice cream 1st advertised (Mr Hall, NYC)
  • 181539 German states unite under Act of Confederation
  • 1824Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec
  • 18291st UK municipal swimming pool outside of London, opens in Liverpool
  • 1834HMS Beagle sails from Port Famine to Cape Turn
  • 1846Battle at Gwanga: British troops beat Bantu
  • 1856Pitcairn Islanders arrive on Norfolk Island
  • 1861People of Tennessee vote to succeed from Union
  • 1861US Sanitary Commission is given executive approval
  • 1862Valley Campaign-Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia
  • 1869Ives W McGaffey of Chicago patents 1st vacuum cleaner (it sucks)
  • 1872Congress endorses penny post card
  • 188216th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Forester wins in 2:43
  • 18861st Civil Rights Act passes
  • 1889Cable Cars begin service in LA
  • 1889Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure "Boscombe Valley Mystery" (BG)

Born on June 8

  • 1318Eleonora Plantagenet: Daughter of King Eduard II / Wife of Reinald II
  • 1625Giovanni D Cassini: Perinaldo, France -- Discoverer (4 moons of Saturn)
  • 1652William Dampier: English explorer / pirate
  • 1671Tomaso Albinoni: Italian composer (Adagio in G-minor)
  • 1722Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht: Composer
  • 1724John Smeaton: Leeds, England -- Civil Engineer
  • 1740Gabriele Mario Piozzi: Composer
  • 1743Alessandro Cagliostro: Palermo, Italy -- Adventurer
  • 1753Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac: Composer
  • 1756Cornelis van Foreest: Mayor of Alkmaar
  • 1759Thomas Dunham Whitaker: Rainham, Norfolk -- Topographer
  • 1772Robert Stevenson: Glasgow, Scotland -- Civil Engineer
  • 1783Joseph Lincke: Composer
  • 1804Jan Baptist van Son: Dutch politician (RC)
  • 1805Luigi Ricci: Composer
  • 1806Gideon Johnson Pillow: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1878
  • 1812Spyridon Xyndas: Composer
  • 1813David Dixon Porter: Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1891
  • 1814Charles Reade: England, United Kingdom -- Novelist (Cloister & Hearth)
  • 1821John Dunlap Stevenson: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1897
  • 1821Samuel White Baker: London, England -- Explorer (Ceylon / Egypt)
  • 1824James Loudon: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies
  • 1824William Montgomery Gardner: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1901
  • 1829John Everett Millais: England, United Kingdom -- Painter (Order of Release)
  • 1834George Garrett: Composer
  • 1837Jan Kleczynski: Composer
  • 1837Moriz Heyne: German germanist (Beowulf)
  • 1847Ida Sazton McKinley: 1st lady (1897-1901)
  • 1849Juliaan Dillens: Flemish sculptor (Anspach Monument)
  • 1856Natalia Janotha: Composer

Died on June 8

  • 0218Opellius Macrinus: Emperor of Rome (217-8), dies in battle at 54
  • 0632Mohammed: Prophet of Islam (Koran), dies (according to tradition)
  • 1042Hardicanute: King of England (1040-42), Lambeth
  • 1115Peter van Amiens: French Minister of crusades, dies at about 64
  • 1376"Black Prince" of Wales: Son of King Edward of England, dies at 46
  • 1612Hans Leo Hassler: Composer, dies at 49
  • 1661John Elsevier: Book publisher / publisher, dies at 39
  • 1688Hans Bontemantel: Amsterdams merchant, buried
  • 1695Christian Huygens: Inventor / astronomer (ring of Saturn), dies at 66
  • 1711Katharina Lescaille [Netherlands Sappho]: Poetess, dies at 61
  • 1742Omobono Stradivari: Italian violin maker / Son of Antonius, dies at 62
  • 1768Johann J Winckelmann: German archaeologist, dies at 50
  • 1790Charles-Joseph van Helmont: Composer, dies at 75
  • 1795Louis XVII Charles: King of France (1793-95), dies at 10
  • 1796Felice de Giardini: Composer, dies at 80
  • 1803Joannes Natalis Paquot: Belgian priest / historian, dies at 80
  • 1806George Wythe: US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at about 79
  • 1809Thomas Paine: Writer (Age of Reason, Common Sense), dies at 72
  • 1814Friedrich Heinrich Himmel: Composer, dies at 48
  • 1831Sarah Kemble Siddons: English actress (Lady Macbeth), dies at 75
  • 1845Andrew Jackson: (D) 7th President (1828-37), dies at 78
  • 1865Joseph Paxton: Designer (Crystal Palace)
  • 1870Johann Gottlob Topfer: Composer, dies at 78
  • 1871Satank: Kiowa indian chief, shot to death
  • 1876George Sand: French Author (Indiana, Consuelo), dies at 71
  • 1884Henry Clay Work: Composer, dies at 51
  • 1889Gerard Manley Hopkins: Poet, dies at 54
  • 1906Christian Frederik Emil Horneman: Composer, dies at 65
  • 1908Johan Lindegren: Composer, dies at 66
  • 1919Jacob Fabricius: Composer, dies at 78