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June 2021

1 Year (2020)
Jun 03: PM Boris Johnson says the UK will change immigration laws to offer a pathway to UK citizenship for all Hong Kong citizens who are eligible for BN(O) status if the government of China imposes new security laws on the territory.
Jun 06: Anti-racism rallies and protests against police brutality occur in cities around the world.
Jun 07: COVID-19 pandemic: The global death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 400,000
Jun 08: COVID-19 pandemic: The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 7 million worldwide.
Jun 09: COVID-19 pandemic: A Harvard University study suggests that COVID-19 may have been spreading in China as early as August 2019, based on hospital car park usage and web search trends.
Jun 16: COVID-19 pandemic: The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 8 million worldwide.
Jun 18: Death - Dame Vera Lynn (20/03/1917 – 18/06/2020), the “Forces’ Sweetheart” and popular during the Second World War, gave outdoor concerts for the troops in Egypt, India and Burma singing the likes of “We’ll Meet Again”, “The White Cliffs of Dover” as well as recording such hits as “Auf Wiederseh’n, Sweetheart” and the UK number-one single “My Son, My Son”. Her last single was “I Love This Land”.
Jun 22: COVID-19 pandemic: The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 9 million worldwide.
Jun 28: COVID-19 pandemic: The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 10 million worldwide. The U.S. continues to report the highest number of any country as it reaches 2.5 million, a quarter of all cases globally.
Jun 28: COVID-19 Pandemic - The global death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 500,000.
Jun 30: China passes the controversial Hong Kong national security law, allowing China to crack down on opposition to Beijing at home or abroad.

2 Years (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.

5 Years (2016)
Jun 02: Official announcement UK retailer BHS to close with over 11,000 job losses.
Jun 03: Death of 3 times World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali, 74.
Jun 03: Paris on alert as flood water from River Seine rises dramatically (over 6 metres).
Jun 11: Rioting involving English & Russian fans at European Championships, France.
Jun 12: Lone gunman kills 49 & injures 50 in shooting at gay nightclub, Orlando, Florida
Jun 15: UK: Former BHS owner Sir Philip Green apologises to MPs for demise of company.
Jun 16: UK Labour MP Jo Cox, 41 shot and stabbed to death in Yorkshire.
Jun 17: 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard Reinhold Hanning sentenced to 5 years in jail.
Jun 23: Death of composer & conductor Harry Rabinowitz aged 100.
Jun 23: UK Referendum on remaining in or leaving European Union. 52% say leave.
Jun 24: UK Prime Minister David Cameron announces intention to resign within 3 months.
Jun 26: Chinese container ship 1st vessel to sail into newly expanded Panama Canal.
Jun 27: Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi announces retirement from international games.
Jun 27: England football manager Roy Hodgson resigns after side beaten 2-1 by Iceland.
Jun 27: UK: Mass resignations by Labour Party Shadow Ministers over Jeremy Corbyn leadership.
Jun 28: Terrorist gun & bomb attack at Ataturk airport, Istanbul. Over 40 killed, 250 injured.
Jun 28: UK: Labour MPs pass no confidence vote in leader Jeremy Corbyn by 172-40.

10 Years (2011)
Jun 03: Death of US pro-euthanasia campaigner 'Dr Death' Jack Kevorkian aged 83.
Jun 15: UK: Completion of £40million restoration project at St Paul's Cathedral.
Jun 23: Death of American film & TV actor Peter Falk ('Colombo') aged 83.
Jun 23: UK: Levi Bellfield found guilty of murder of Surrey teenager Amanda Dowler.
Jun 24: UK: Household furnishing retailer Habitat goes into administration.

15 Years (2006)
Jun 09: Start of the FIFA World Cup in Germany.
Jun 14: Death of British film & TV producer Monty Berman ('The Saint', 'The Champions').
Jun 23: Death US TV & film producer Aaron Spelling aged 83 ('Charlie's Angels').

20 Years (2001)
Jun 01: 8 members of Nepalese Royal Family killed by heir to throne Crown Prince Dipendra.
Jun 01: Hamas suicide bomber kills 21 in disco in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Jun 01: Official opening of Cardiff Bay Barrage.
Jun 03: Death Mexican-born US actor Anthony Quinn, 86 ('Guns of Navarone', 'Lawrence of Arabia').
Jun 07: UK Labour Party, led by PM Tony Blair, wins second consecutive General Election.
Jun 07: UK: Official retirement of former Prime Minister & Conservative leader Edward Heath, 84.
Jun 08: UK: Conservative Party leader William Hague resigns following election defeat.
Jun 11: Timothy McVeigh executed in Indiana, USA for Oklahoma City bombing1995 (168 dead).
Jun 16: Leaning Tower of Pisa re-opens after work to prevent it falling over (closed in 1990).
Jun 16: US Pres George W.Bush meets Russian Pres Vladimir Putin for 1st time (Slovenia).
Jun 17: Death of Cardinal Thomas Winning, 76, leader of Roman Catholic Church in Scotland.
Jun 20: Pervez Musharraf becomes President of Pakistan.
Jun 22: UK: Schoolboys who murdered 2-year-old James Bulger in 1993, released from custody.
Jun 27: Death of English actress Joan Sims aged 71 ('Carry On' films).
Jun 27: Death of US actor Jack Lemon aged 76 ( 'Some Like It Hot', 'The Odd Couple').
Jun 29: UK Govt announces the building of a Princess Diana memorial fountain in Hyde Park.
Jun 30: Death of former Liverpool FC manager Joe Fagan aged 80.

25 Years (1996)
Jun 04: European space rocket Ariane 5 explodes shortly after take off in French Guiana.
Jun 07: Death of American cosmetician & businessman Max Factor Jr.
Jun 13: Island of Guernsey votes to legalise abortion.
Jun 15: Death of American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald aged 79.
Jun 15: IRA bomb in Manchester City Centre. Over 200 injured.
Jun 18: Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Prime Minister of Israel.
Jun 23: Death of former Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou.
Jun 26: Attempted military coup to overthrow Saddam Hussain in Iraq.
Jun 26: Death of American film producer Albert 'Cubby' Broccoli ('James Bond' films).
Jun 26: Investigative reporter Veronica Guerin shot dead in Dublin by members of Irish drug gang.
Jun 26: Journalist Veronica Guerin shot and killed in Dublin by members of Irish drug gang.
Jun 29: UK: 1st Prince's Trust Hyde Park rock concert features 'The Who'. 150,000 attend.

30 Years (1991)
Jun 01: Death of American soul singer David Ruffin (The Temptations).
Jun 03: 3 IRA gunmen shot & killed by British Army in County Tyrone, N.Ireland.
Jun 13: Boris Yeltsin becomes 1st popularly-elected President of Russia.
Jun 14: Death Brit actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft, 83 ('Passage To India','The Jewel in the Crown').
Jun 14: Death British actor Sir Bernard Miles, 83 ('Great Expectations', 'In Which We Serve').
Jun 17: Apartheid: S.African Parlt votes to repeal the Population Registration Act (1950).
Jun 19: Death of American actress Jean Arthur ('Mr. Deeds Goes to Town').
Jun 25: Croatia & Slovenia gain independence from Yugoslavia.
Jun 27: Last Soviet troops leave Czechoslovakia (23 years after invasion of 1968).
Jun 27: Start of 10 Day War in Slovenia following invasion by Yugoslav forces.
Jun 28: Ex UK PM Margaret Thatcher says retiring as MP at next General Election.

35 Years (1986)
Jun 03: Death of award-winning British film & stage actress Dame Anna Neagle.
Jun 10: IRA member Patrick Magee guilty of Brighton bombing (1984 Conservative Conference).
Jun 11: USA release of hit comedy film 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'.
Jun 12: S.Africa declares state of emergency following wave of social & political unrest.
Jun 14: Death of American lyricist Alan Jay Lerner ('Paint Your Wagon','My Fair Lady').
Jun 22: Argentinian Diego Maradona uses 'Hand of God' to score World Cup goal v England.
Jun 29: Briton Richard Branson sets record for fastest powerboat Atlantic Ocean crossing.

40 Years (1981)
Jun 13: UK: 17 yr old youth arrested for firing replica gun at Queen during Trooping The Colour.
Jun 22: USA: Mark Chapman pleads guilty to murder of John Lennon in New York in 1980.

45 Years (1976)
Jun 06: Death of American industrialist John Paul Getty 'the richest man in the world'.
Jun 06: Death of British stage actress Dame Sybil Thorndike.
Jun 14: UK: Start of murder trial of Donald Neilson, 'the Black Panther', in Oxford.
Jun 16: Soweto Uprising, South Africa. Police fire on school students. Over 150 killed.
Jun 25: Death of US singer, songwriter & composer Johnny Mercer.
Jun 27: Palestinian terrorists hijack Air France Flight from Tel Aviv to Paris. Flown to Uganda.
Jun 28: Luanda: 13 foreign mercenaries found guilty aiding National Liberation Front of Angola.
Jun 29: Seychelles gains independence from the UK.

50 Years (1971)
Jun 19: UK: 1st edition of celebrity interview show 'Parkinson' broadcast on BBC TV.
Jun 30: All 3 cosmonauts killed on re-entry of Soviet spacecraft Soyuz II.

55 Years (1966)
Jun 06: UK: BBC TV broadcasts 1st episode of comedy 'Till Death Us Do Part'.
Jun 06: UK: Last edition of ITV popular music programme 'Thank Your Lucky Stars'.
Jun 29: Barclays issue its 'Barclaycard' - the 1st British credit card in use.

60 Years (1961)
Jun 17: 23 yr old Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev escapes minders & seeks asylum in France.
Jun 25: Birth of British comedian & comic actor Ricky Gervais ('The Office', 'Extras').
Jun 30: UK: Last episode TV comedy 'Hancock's Half Hour' broadcast on BBC.

65 Years (1956)
Jun 13: USA: Court in Alabama rules racial segregation on buses to be unconstitutional.
Jun 20: UK: ITV broadcasts 1st edition of talent-spotting programme 'Opportunity Knocks'.
Jun 22: Death of British children's writer Walter de la Mare.
Jun 23: Gamal Abdel Nasser becomes President of Egypt.
Jun 28: Birth British explorer Robert Swan (1st to walk to both North & South Poles).
Jun 29: American film actress Marilyn Monroe marries playwright Arthur Miller.

70 Years (1951)
Jun 25: US TV network CBS is first in the world to begin broadcasting in colour.

75 Years (1946)
Jun 01: Introduction of television licences in UK for £2 a year.
Jun 02: Italian Referendum votes to abolish monarchy and become a republic.
Jun 02: Juan Peron becomes President of Argentina.
Jun 07: UK: BBC resumes TV services following World War Two.
Jun 14: Death of Scottish engineer & television pioneer John Logie Baird aged 57.

80 Years (1941)
Jun 01: WW2: End of Battle of Crete with surrender to Germany.
Jun 04: Death of Kaiser Wilhelm II, last Emperor of Germany & King of Prussia.
Jun 06: Death of Swiss-born American car designer Louis Chevrolet.
Jun 14: Birth of British impersonator & entertainer Mike Yarwood.
Jun 22: WW2: Start of Operation Barbarossa: German invasion of the Soviet Union.

85 Years (1936)
Jun 14: Death of British novelist G.K.Chesterton (creator of 'Father Brown' stories).
Jun 17: Birth of British film director Ken Loach.
Jun 22: Birth US singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson.
Jun 30: 1st publication of Margaret Mitchell's novel 'Gone With The Wind'.

90 Years (1931)
Jun 07: Birth British actress Virginia McKenna ('Born Free', 'Carve Her Name With Pride').

95 Years (1926)
Jun 01: Birth of American film actress Marilyn Monroe.
Jun 03: Birth of US poet Allen Ginsberg (dubbed 'poet laureatte' of the 'Beat' generation).
Jun 28: Gottlieb Daimler & Karl Benz merge world's two oldest car makers.

100 Years (1921)
Jun 21: Birth of American film actress & Hollywood sex symbol Jane Russell.

105 Years (1916)
Jun 05: WW1: Death of UK Sec of State for War Lord Kitchener as HMS Hampshire sunk.
Jun 12: Birth of film producer/director Irwin Allen ('Towering Inferno', 'Poseidon Adventure').
Jun 21: Birth British businessman & engineer Joseph Cyril Bamford (founder of JCB).
Jun 23: Birth of Yorkshire & England cricketer Len Hutton.

115 Years (1906)
Jun 03: Birth US-born French performer Josephine Baker (WW2 spy for Allies).
Jun 22: Birth US filmmaker Billy Wilder ('The Apartment', 'The Seven Year Itch').

130 Years (1891)
Jun 09: Birth of American composer & lyricist Cole Porter ('Anything Goes').


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