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June 2019

1 Year (2018)
Jun 01: Trump announces summit with N Korea is back on.
Jun 03: Guatemala – At least 109 people are killed and hundreds wounded by the eruption of Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala's deadliest volcano for over a century.
Jun 06: Large fire breaks out at Mandarin Oriental Hotel not long after multi-million refurbishment is finished.
Jun 06: Microsoft has sunk a data centre in the sea off Orkney to investigate whether it can boost energy efficiency. The data centre, a white cylinder containing computers, could sit on the sea floor for up to five years.
Jun 07: Night club owner Peter Stringfellow dies of cancer aged 77.
Jun 08: Deaths - Daniel David Kirwan (13 May 1950 – 8 June 2018) was a British musician whose greatest success came with his role as guitarist, singer and songwriter with the blues rock band Fleetwood Mac between 1968 and 1972. He released three albums as a solo artist from 1975 to 1979, recorded albums with Otis Spann, Chris Youlden, and Tramp, and worked with his former Fleetwood Mac colleagues Jeremy Spencer and Christine McVie on some of their solo projects.
Jun 08: Anthony Michael Bourdain (June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018) was an American celebrity chef, author, travel documentarian, and television personality who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. He was considered one of the most influential chefs in the world.
Jun 08: June 8–9 – The 44th G7 summit is held in Canada. President Trump pushes for the reinstatement of the G8 (to include Russia). He also proposes the elimination of tariffs.
Jun 12: Greece and the Republic of Macedonia reach a deal to end a 27-year naming dispute between both countries, which would result in Macedonia being officially renamed the Republic of North Macedonia.
Jun 12: Trump and Kim hold land mark summit.
Jun 12: The 2018 North Korea–United States summit is held in Singapore. It is the first summit between a United States President and the North Korean leader.
Jun 13: FIFA awards hosting rights for the 2026 World Cup to a joint bid from Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Jun 13: The red squirrel, the wildcat, and the grey long-eared bat are all facing severe threats to their survival, according to new research.
Jun 14: FIFA 2018 World Cup is underway in Russia.
Jun 14: June 14 – July 15 – The 2018 FIFA World Cup is held in Russia, and is won by France.
Jun 14: Deaths - Fazlullah, Pakistani terrorist, leader of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (b. 1974). Fazal Hayat[1] (1974 – 14 June 2018), more commonly known by his pseudonym Fazlullah was an Islamist militant who has served as the leader of the Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi, an organisation aiming to enforce their interpretation of Sharia in Pakistan, and was the leader of the Tehreek-e-Taliban-e-Pakistan in Swat Valley.
Jun 15: A US radio political journalist who lost his voice two years ago will soon return to the air, thanks to artificial intelligence.  Jamie Dupree, 54, with Cox Media Group, is unable to talk due to a rare neurological condition.  A new voice was created for him by technology company CereProc.
Jun 15: Death - Leslie Michael Grantham (30 April 1947 – 15 June 2018) was an English actor, best known for his role as "Dirty" Den Watts in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. He was a convicted murderer, having served 10 years for the killing of a West German taxi driver, and significant press coverage resulted from an online sex scandal in 2004.
Jun 16: Venezuala - Seventeen people die in Caracas, Venezuela following the El Paraíso stampede after a tear gas canister is detonated in a crowded club.
Jun 19: Canada becomes the first major industrialised country to legalise cannabis for recreational use. The bill which legalises cannabis will take effect on October 17.
Jun 19: The new Zimbabwean government is offering 99 year leases to white farmers.  Douglas Mahiya says “Zimbabweans including me, would want to see us on the land together with anyone else who has the capacity to run a farm. 
Jun 19: Markets fall as trade war fears mount.
Jun 19: The United States announces it will withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Jun 20: US pulls out of United nations Human Rights Council.
Jun 20: Scientists have created pigs (by editing their DNA) that are immune to one of the world's costliest livestock respiratory diseases, known as PRRS - a move that could prevent billions of pounds in losses each year. 
Jun 22: After weeks apart, a mum has been reunited with her seven-year-old boy at Baltimore airport in the US.

Beata Mariana Mejia and her son Darwin were separated as part of the "zero-tolerance" policy, which President Trump has since reversed. They crossed the US border in May and attempted to seek asylum after Ms Mejia said she had fled violence in Guatemala. But on arrival, Ms Mejia was taken into custody and Darwin was sent to a detention centre in Arizona.
Jun 22: June 22 – July 1 – The 2018 Mediterranean Games are held in Tarragona, Spain.
Jun 22: UK - House of Frasier announce they will close 31 stores with 6000 job losses.
Jun 23: Death - Kim Jong-pil, 9th Prime Minister of South Korea (b. 1926)
Jun 23: Saudi Arabia - Lifts its ban on women drivers, Roa Altaweli, a midwife in Jeddah, makes her first drive to work. 
Jun 24: Turkey remains under a state of emergency imposed in the aftermath of a failed coup in July 2016.  Elections were originally scheduled for November 2019 but were brought forward by Mr Erdogan.  If Mr Erdogan wins more than 50% of the overall vote, he will be declared the winner.
Jun 25: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking on extensive new executive powers following his outright election victory in Sunday's poll.
Jun 25: Zimbabwe:  2 people injured in Saturday's explosion at a campaign rally in Bulawayo have died.  At least 49 people, including President Mnangagwa's two deputies, were injured in the blast.  He said it was an attempt on his life ahead of the 30 July election.
Jun 26: Emily Penn has set out with a crew to investigate the world's largest accumulation of marine plastic. Her team will carry out scientific experiments on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, after medical tests had convinced her of the potential toxic impacts of plastic. Data will be shared with universities.
Jun 26: Deaths - Henri Namphy, 35th President of Haiti (b. 1932)
Jun 27: UK:  A heterosexual couple have won their legal bid for the right to have a civil partnership instead of a marriage. The judgement does not oblige government to change the law, although it does make it more likely that the government will now act.
Jun 28: Arriving at an EU summit, the prime minister Theresa May said "very good progress" had been made on a withdrawal agreement.  The PM will brief 27 other EU leaders for the last time before October, when both sides hope a deal will be done on the UK's March 2019 departure.
Jun 28: Facebook, Google and Microsoft push users away from privacy-friendly options on their services in an "unethical" way, according to a report by the Norwegian Consumer Council.
Jun 28: A British aristocrat who died in custody in Kenya was beaten to death by police, an inquest has ruled.
Jun 28: California - A company in California has developed a gravity train to store and transport surplus electricity.
Jun 29: Mrs Merkel says Greece and Spain have agreed to take back migrants stopped at the German-Austrian border who are proven to have entered their countries first.

Illegal migration is probably Europe's most divisive issue and the marathon talks reflected that.


Jun 29: Donald Tusk has issued a "last call" to the UK to "lay the cards on the table" if a Brexit deal is to be done in time.
Jun 29: The CoolAir was designed by two Swiss engineers - realised that AC units are inefficient and cost a lot of money to use. They designed this ultra-compact, light-weight, portable Air Cooling box. It uses a very small fraction of the electricity and all without sacrificing any benefits of a top AC.
Jun 29: Deaths - Arvid Carlsson, Swedish neuropharmacologist and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1923)

2 Years (2017)
Jun 01: US announces decision that it will withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement.
Jun 02: US President Trump says USA withdrawing from 2015 Paris climate agreement.
Jun 03: 8 killed: 50 injured in terror attack, Southwark, London. 3 suspects killed by police.
Jun 05: Death English actor Peter Sallis, 96 ('Last of the Summer Wine', 'Wallace and Gromit').
Jun 06: Death of Saudi billionaire arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi aged 82
Jun 08: UK: A snap general election is held - result is a hung parliament.  The conservative party enter into a deal with the Northern Irish DUP to enable a majority.
Jun 08: UK Election: Conservatives led by Theresa May largest party but no overall majority.
Jun 09: UK: Resignation of UKIP leader Paul Nuttall after fall in votes in General Election.
Jun 10: Death of US actor Adam West, 88 (star of the 1960s hit TV series Batman).
Jun 13: At least 80 killed in major fire engulfing entire 24 storey West London tower block.
Jun 14: UK: Liberal Democrat Party leader Tim Farron says he will be stepping down.
Jun 14: UK: Grenfell Tower in London is destroyed by fire killing 71 people.
Jun 15: UK: Ex TV weatherman Fred Talbot, 67 jailed for 4 years for historical sex offences.
Jun 18: UK: 1 killed, 10 injured by van driven into worshippers near mosque, north London.
Jun 19: Official start of Brexit negotiations between UK & European Union.
Jun 21: Iraq: The Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul is destroyed by the Islamic State.
Jun 23: UK: Camden evacuates 650 from flats on Chalcots Estate over safety fears.
Jun 26: Conservatives agreement with DUP in N.Ireland to support UK minority govt.
Jun 27: Google fined £2.1bn by European Commission for unfair & biased promotions.
Jun 30: Film critic Barry Norman has died aged 83
Jun 30: Council leader Nick Paget-Brown resigns following Grenfell Tower fire, W.London.

5 Years (2014)
Jun 06: Death of children's writer & illustrator Eric Hill aged 86 (Spot The Dog).
Jun 07: Resignation of Fiona Cunningham, special adviser to Home Secretary Theresa May.
Jun 09: Death Rik Mayall, English comedian & actor, 56 ('Young Ones', 'New Statesman').
Jun 14: Death of British actor Sam Kelly aged 70 ('Allo 'Allo, Porridge).
Jun 14: Death of film & TV actor Francis Matthews aged 86.
Jun 19: Abdication of King Juan Carlos 1 of Spain in favour of his son, King Felipe VI.
Jun 21: Jane Hedges installed as the 1st female Dean of Norwich.
Jun 24: Ex News of the World Editor Andy Coulson found guilty of conspiracy to hack phones.
Jun 24: England go out of Brazil World Cup without a win in group matches.
Jun 24: Death of US film actor Eli Wallach aged 98 ('The Magnificent Seven', 'Lord Jim').
Jun 25: Uruguay footballer Luis Suarez gets 4 month ban for biting an Italian defender.
Jun 30: Australian entertainer Rolf Harris found guilty of historical indecent assaults.
Jun 30: Australian entertainer Rolf Harris found guilty of 12 historic indecent assaults.

10 Years (2009)
Jun 14: 1st Swine Flu-related death in UK is confirmed in Scotland.
Jun 15: British PM Gordon Brown announces inquiry into events leading to Iraq War.
Jun 22: UK: Conservative MP John Bercow elected Speaker of House of Commons.

15 Years (2004)
Jun 28: USA transfers power back to Iraq in ceremony in Baghdad.

20 Years (1999)
Jun 01: Death of Hovercraft inventor Sir Christopher Cockerell.
Jun 08: Ex British Cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken jailed for 18 months for perjury.
Jun 18: UK: Anti-capitalism demonstration in London turns violent. Police & buildings attacked.
Jun 19: Prince Edward marries Sophie Rhys-Jones, Windsor Castle, London.

25 Years (1994)
Jun 01: South Africa rejoins Commonwealth following the end of Apartheid.
Jun 02: Over 20 intelligence experts killed in helicopter crash, Mull of Kintyre, Scotland
Jun 07: Death British dramatist & writer Dennis Potter, 59 ('The Singing Detective').
Jun 07: Death of British dramatist & writer Dennis Potter (The Singing Detective).
Jun 12: USA: Murder of O.J.Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson & Ronald Goldman.
Jun 14: Death of American composer Henry Mancini (Moon River, Pink Panther Theme).
Jun 30: UK: Serial killer Fred West charged with 11 counts of murder.
Jun 30: US figure skater Tonya Harding banned for life for involvement in attack on rival.

30 Years (1989)
Jun 03: Death Iran spiritual leader Ayatollah Khomeini (issued 'fatwa' on Salman Rushdie).
Jun 04: Tiananmen Sq Massacre, Beijing. Chinese Army kills several hundred demonstrators.
Jun 04: Tiananmen Square Massacre, Beijing. Army kills several hundred demonstrators.

35 Years (1984)
Jun 03: Indian troops massacre of over 1,000 Sikh seperatists at Golden Temple, Amritsar.
Jun 07: UK: BBC TV broadcasts 1st edition of 'Crimewatch'.
Jun 20: UK Govt announces replacing 'O' Level & CSE school exams with GCSEs.

40 Years (1979)
Jun 01: End of 90 years of 'White Rule' in Rhodesia. Country re-named Zimbabwe.
Jun 01: End of White Rule in Rhodesia. Country re-named Zimbabwe.
Jun 02: Polish-born Pope John Paul II visits Poland. 1st Pope to go to Communist-ruled country.
Jun 11: Death of US film actor John Wayne, 72 ('Stagecoach','The Alamo','The Longest Day').
Jun 18: US President Carter & Soviet Leader Brezhnev sign SALT II arms limitation treaty.
Jun 22: Former Liberal Pary leader Jeremy Thorpe cleared of attempted murder charges.

45 Years (1974)
Jun 01: Flixborough Chemical Plant Disaster, Lincolnshire. 28 killed.
Jun 17: IRA bomb explodes at Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament. Nobody injured.
Jun 17: IRA bomb explodes at Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament injuring 11.
Jun 29: Isabel Peron sworn in as Argentine President as husband Juan Peron too ill to continue.

50 Years (1969)
Jun 21: UK: BBC records 30million viewers for documentary 'The Royal Family'.
Jun 22: Death of US singer & actress Judy Garland ('Wizard of Oz') aged 47.

55 Years (1964)
Jun 12: S. Africa: Nelson Mandela among 8 ANC leaders jailed for life for sabotage.

60 Years (1959)
Jun 01: UK: BBC TV broadcasts 1st edition of pop music show 'Juke Box Jury'.
Jun 11: UK: Official launch of the Hovercraft in the Solent, Southern England.
Jun 11: Birth British comic actor Hugh Laurie ('A Bit of Fry & Laurie', 'Jeeves', 'Blackadder').

65 Years (1954)
Jun 03: 18 yr old jockey Lester Piggott wins 1st of record 9 Epsom Derby winners.
Jun 07: Suicide of British mathematician & WW2 codebreaker Alan Turing.
Jun 21: Birth British actress Anne Kirkbride ('Deirdre Barlow' in 'Coronation Street').

70 Years (1949)
Jun 08: Publication of the novel 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' by George Orwell.

75 Years (1944)
Jun 04: WW2: Liberation of Rome after Germans retreat and declare it a 'free' city.
Jun 06: WW2: Start of D-Day Normany Landings by Allied forces in France.
Jun 13: WW2: Nazi Germany launches 1st V-1 Flying Bomb attack on London.
Jun 21: Birth UK film director & producer Tony Scott ('Top Gun', 'Enemy of the State').

80 Years (1939)
Jun 07: King George VI becomes 1st reigning British monarch to visit United States.

85 Years (1934)
Jun 06: USA: 1st appearance of Walt Disney's animated character 'Donald Duck'.
Jun 20: Birth of English actress Wendy Craig ('Butterflies').
Jun 30: Senior Nazi officials killed in Germany in Adolf Hitler's 'Night of the Long Knives'.

95 Years (1924)
Jun 08: Disappearance of British climbers George Mallory & Andrew Irvine on Mt Everest.

100 Years (1919)
Jun 28: Signing of Treaty of Versailles in France to settle border & finance issues from WW1.

105 Years (1914)
Jun 30: Lawyer Mahatma Gandhi arrested in S.Africa for campaigning for civil rights.

110 Years (1909)
Jun 07: Birth of London-born actress Jessica Tandy ('Driving Miss Daisy').

125 Years (1894)
Jun 23: Birth of Edward VIII. Abdicates British Throne in 1936 to marry a divorcee.

190 Years (1829)
Jun 10: First University boat race between Oxford & Cambridge Universities, River Thames.

420 Years (1599)
Jun 06: Birth Spanish artist Diego Velazquez (court painter to King Philip IV aged 23).

705 Years (1314)
Jun 23: Scottish army under Robert the Bruce defeated by English at Battle of Bannockburn.


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