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June 2020

1 Year (2019)
Jun 07: Prime Minister of the UK, Theresa May resigns.
Jun 07: British Prime Minister Theresa May resigns as leader of the Conservative Party.
Jun 13: Iran - Two oil tankers are attacked near the Strait of Hormuz while transiting the Gulf of Oman amid heightened tension between Iran and the US, with the latter blaming the former for the incident.
Jun 19: Four men are charged with murdering the 298 passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the airliner shot down while flying over Ukraine in July 2014.
Jun 30: Trilateral gathering at Panmunjom Truce Village between South Korean President Moon Jae-in, North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump, takes place to restart stalled denuclearization negotiations.

2 Years (2018)
Jun 06: Major fire at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, London soon after multi-million refurbishment is finished.
Jun 07: UK: Death of London Night Club owner & celebrity Peter Stringfellow from cancer aged 77.
Jun 12: Summit between N.Korea & USA in Singapore. 1st summit between a US President & N.Korean leader.
Jun 12: Republic of Macedonia renamed Republic of North Macedonia after long-running dispute with Greece.
Jun 13: Research highlights threat of extinction for red squirrels, wildcats and grey long-eared bats.
Jun 13: FIFA awards host rights for 2026 Football World Cup to joint bid from Canada, Mexico and USA.
Jun 14: FIFA 2018 World Cup gets underway in Russia (won by France).
Jun 19: Canada is1st major industrialised country to legalise cannabis for recreational use (from October 17).
Jun 20: USA pulls out of United Nations Human Rights Council.
Jun 22: UK: House of Fraser announces closure of 31 stores with 6,000 job losses.
Jun 23: Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women drivers.
Jun 23: Death of Kim Jong-pil, 9th Prime Minister of South Korea (b. 1926).

5 Years (2015)
Jun 02: Death of former Liberal Democrat Party leader Charles Kennedy aged 55.
Jun 02: FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces he is to stand down 'within months'.
Jun 02: UK: Major accident on a 'ride' at Alton Towers, Staffs. 4 seriously injured.
Jun 07: Death of English-born film actor Sir Christopher Lee, 93. 'The Lord of the Rings'.
Jun 09: World's largest banking retailer, HSBC, announces planned 25,000 job losses worldwide.
Jun 11: Death of English actor Ron Moody aged 91 ('Oliver').
Jun 20: UK: Over 250,000 in series of city demonstrations against Govt austerity measures.
Jun 25: English actor Patrick MacNee, star of 'The Avengers' TV series, dies in California aged 93.
Jun 25: Official figures put UK population up 500,000 to around 64,600,000.
Jun 26: Tunisia: 38 holidaymakers, most British, killed in terrorist holiday beach attack.
Jun 29: Egypt public prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, killed in a bomb attack in Cairo.

15 Years (2005)
Jun 06: Death of American actress Anne Bancroft aged 73.
Jun 11: G8 finance ministers agree to write off $40 billion owed by 18 of poorest countries.
Jun 13: American singer Michael Jackson cleared of child abuse after 4 month trial.
Jun 17: UK: Ugandan-born Bishop of Birmingham John Sentamu appointed Archbishop of York.
Jun 30: Death of English playwright Christopher Fry aged 97.
Jun 30: Spain legalises same-sex marriage.

20 Years (2000)
Jun 10: Death of English cricketer Brian Statham.
Jun 10: Opening of Millennium Bridge, London (Closes in 3 days as crowds cause it to sway).
Jun 24: Death of English actor David Tomlinson ('Mary Poppins').

25 Years (1995)
Jun 22: British PM John Major resigns Conservative Party leadership to force another election.
Jun 29: Lisa Clayton 1st British woman to sail single handed, non-stop around the world.

30 Years (1990)
Jun 01: USA & USSR sign chemical weapons ban treaty.
Jun 02: Death of English actor Sir Rex Harrison aged 82 ('My Fair Lady').
Jun 22: Dismantling of the Cold War's infamous crossing point, Checkpoint Charlie, in Berlin.

35 Years (1985)
Jun 02: UEFA bans English football clubs from European matches after Heysel Stadium Disaster.
Jun 23: Air India Flight 182 airliner blown up and crashes off Irish coast. 329 killed.
Jun 30: 39 US hostages held in Lebanon released after 3 weeks in captivity.

40 Years (1980)
Jun 12: Death of UK holiday camp owner Sir Billy Butlin aged 80.
Jun 17: UK Govt announces sites for US nuclear cruise missiles including Greenham Common.
Jun 21: Death of German orchestra conductor Bert Kaempfert aged 56.
Jun 23: Death Scottish actor John Laurie aged 83 ('Private Fraser' in 'Dad's Army').

45 Years (1975)
Jun 06: UK referendum votes in favour of staying in European Economic Community (EEC).
Jun 07: Cricket's 1st World Cup tournament begins in England.
Jun 09: UK: 1st live radio broadcast from Houses of Parliament.
Jun 12: Indian PM Indira Gandhi found guilty of electoral corruption.
Jun 18: The first North Sea oil pumped ashore in Britain.
Jun 19: Inquest jury finds missing Lord Lucan guilty of murdering his children's nanny.
Jun 20: Award-winning film 'Jaws' goes on release in USA.

50 Years (1970)
Jun 09: King Hussein of Jordan survives assassination attempt as gunmen fire on motorcade.
Jun 19: Conservative Party Leader Edward Heath wins General Election & becomes PM.

55 Years (1965)
Jun 01: Singers Bob Dylan & Joan Baez join major Vietnam Peace March in London.
Jun 07: Birth English artist & Turner Prize winner Damien Hirst.
Jun 07: Japanes electronics firm Sony 1st company to unveil a home video recorder.
Jun 11: UK All four members of 'The Beatles' group are awarded MBEs.
Jun 18: UK Governmentt announces introduction of a legal drink-drive limit.
Jun 22: Death of American film producer David O.Selznick ('Gone With The Wind').

60 Years (1960)
Jun 28: UK: Gas explosion at Six Bells Colliery, Monmouthshire, Wales. 45 miners killed.
Jun 29: Opening of BBC Television Centre, White City, London

65 Years (1955)
Jun 11: 77 people killed in car crash during Le Mans 24 hour race.
Jun 29: UK: BBC radio hit comedy 'Life With The Lyons' switches to BBC TV.

70 Years (1950)
Jun 25: Start of Korean War with North Korean invasion of South Korea.
Jun 28: Korean War: N. Korean troops take S.Korean capital, Seoul.

75 Years (1945)
Jun 21: WW2: US troops take Japanese Island of Okinawa after 82 days fighting.
Jun 26: Signing of United Nations Charter, San Francisco by 50 countries.

80 Years (1940)
Jun 04: WW2: End of Dunkirk Evacuation of British & French Troops across English Channel.
Jun 10: WW2: Norway surrenders to Germany.
Jun 14: WW2: German troops enter the French capital, Paris.
Jun 18: WW2: British PM Winston Churchill 'finest hour' speech to House of Commons.
Jun 22: Birth of British broadcaster Esther Rantzen.
Jun 22: WW2: France announces official surrender to Germany & signs armistice.
Jun 23: Birth of British singer & entertainer Adam Faith.
Jun 30: WW2: Germany invades & occupies British Channel islands.

85 Years (1935)
Jun 01: Driving Test becomes compulsory for all new drivers in Britain.
Jun 10: Founding of Alcoholics Anonymous in Ohio, USA.
Jun 16: Birth of British actor James Bolam ('Likely Lads', 'When The Boat Comes In').

90 Years (1930)
Jun 01: Birth English film & TV actor Edward Woodward ('The Wicker Man', 'The Equalizer').

105 Years (1915)
Jun 20: Birth British filmmaker Terence Young ('Dr No', 'From Russia With Love', 'Thunderball').

110 Years (1910)
Jun 22: Birth of John Hunt, leader of 1953 team which reached summit of Mount Everest.

130 Years (1890)
Jun 16: Birth of British comedy actor Stan Laurel (Laurel & Hardy) in Cumbria.
Jun 16: Birth of British comedy actor Stan Laurel ('Laurel & Hardy').

155 Years (1865)
Jun 03: Birth of George V, British monarch 1910-1936.
Jun 16: Birth of Irish poet & writer W.B.Yeats. (Winner 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature).
Jun 22: English cricketer W.G.Grace makes 1st Class cricket debut at The Oval, London.

180 Years (1840)
Jun 02: Birth of British novelist & poet Thomas Hardy (Tess of the d'Urbervilles).
Jun 20: American inventor Samuel Morse granted US patent for telegraph system.

205 Years (1815)
Jun 18: Battle of Waterloo in Netherlands (now Belgium).
Jun 22: Abdication of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

805 Years (1215)
Jun 15: Signing of the Magna Carta by King John at Runnymeade, England.


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