THIS DAY IN HISTORY 06/06


This Day in History 06/06
JUNE 6TH

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1664 – New Amsterdam renamed New York

1683 – The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world’s first university museum.

1716 – 1st slaves arrive in Louisiana

1809 – Sweden declares independence, constitutional monarchy established with a new constituion empowering Riksdag after 20 years of absolute monarchy

1859 – Australia: Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales (Queensland Day).

1904 – National Tuberculosis Association organized, Atlantic City, NJ

1950 – Turkey: The Adhan in Arabic is legalized.

1983 – Li Xiannian becomes pres/Deng Xiaoping supreme commander of China PR

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1867 – David Abercrombie, Abercrombie & Fitch founder (d. 1931)

1868 – Robert Falcon Scott, Plymouth, British leader of ill-fated south pole expedition

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1875 – Thomas Mann, Germany, novelist (Magic Mountain-Nobel 1929)

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1956 – Bjorn Borg, Sodertlage Sweden, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1976-79)

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1966 – Tony Yeboah, Ghanaian footballer

1987 – Daniel Logan, Auckland, New Zealand actor (Boba Fett-Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones)

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1740 – Alexander Spotswood, British governor of Virginia Colony

1941 – Louis Chevrolet, American automotive pioneer (b. 1878)

1946 – Gerhart Hauptmann, writer, dies at 83

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1961 – Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss Psychiatrist, dies at 85

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1979 – Jack Haley, American actor (The Wizard of Oz), dies of a heart attack at 80

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2005 – Anne Bancroft, American actress, dies from uterine cancer at 73

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