Now here’s today’s edition of: This week in world history as was prepared before we got word of the passing of Muhammad Ali. These dates covers from the 4th of June through to the 11th of June. Note; these are not the only noteworthy dates, People or events during this week however, we endeavor to focus on those which we believe will be of some interest to our readers and which is likely to be overlooked by mainstream media.
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1647 - The British army seized King Charles I and held him as a hostage.
1674 - Horse racing was prohibited in Massachusetts.
1783 - A hot-air balloon was demonstrated by Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier. It reached a height of 1,500 feet.
1784 - Marie Thible became the first woman to fly in a hot-air balloon. The flight was 45 minutes long and reached a height of 8,500 feet.
1792 - Captain George Vancouver claimed Puget Sound for Britain.
1794 - British troops captured Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
1878 - Turkey turned Cyprus over to Britain.
1896 - Henry Ford made a successful test drive of his new car in Detroit, MI. He called the vehicle a "Quadricycle."
1919 - The U.S. Senate passed the Women's Suffrage bill.
1935 - "Invisible" glass was patented by Gerald Brown and Edward Pollard.
1968- Dorothy Gish, American actress who starred in many silent films, died
1974 - Sally Murphy became the first woman to qualify as an aviator with the U.S. Army.
1989 - In Beijing, Chinese army troops stormed Tiananmen Square to crush the pro-democracy movement. It is believed that hundreds, possibly thousands, of demonstrators were killed.
2001- King Dipendra of Nepal died three days after shooting most of his family and himself
2003 - Amazon.com announced that it had received more than 1 million orders for the book "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." The released date was planned for June 21.
2008 - The United Kingdom and Canada became the first countries to be able to buy and rent films at the iTunes Store.
1752 - Benjamin Franklin flew a kite for the first time to demonstrate that lightning was a form of electricity.
1851 - Harriet Beecher Stow published the first installment of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in "The National Era."
1927 - Johnny Weissmuller set two world records in swimming events. Weissmuller set marks in the 100-yard, and 200-yard, free-style swimming competition.
1967 - The National Hockey League (NHL) awarded three new franchises. The Minnesota North Stars (later the Dallas Stars), the California Golden Seals (no longer in existence) and the Los Angeles Kings.
1973 - The first hole-in-one in the British Amateur golf championship was made by Jim Crowford.
1981 - In the U.S., the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that five men in Los Angeles were suffering from a rare pneumonia found in patients with weakened immune systems. They were the first recognized cases of what later became known as AIDS.
1998 - A strike began at a General Motors Corp. parts factory near Detroit, MI, that closed five assembly plants and idled workers across the U.S. for seven weeks.
2001 - Amazon.com announced that it would begin selling personal computers later in the year.
2004- President Ronald Reagan died
2013- British newspaper; The Guardian published the first of many stories based on leaks by Edward Snowden about top secrete surveillance activities of the national security agency.
1813 - The U.S. invasion of Canada was halted at Stony Creek, Ontario.
1882 - The first electric iron was patented by H.W. Seely.
1932 - In the U.S., the first federal tax on gasoline went into effect. It was a penny per gallon.
1933 - In Camden, NJ, the first drive-in movie theater opened.
1936 - The first helicopter was tested in a building in Berlin, Germany.
1946 - The Basketball Association of America was formed in New York City, NY.
1968 - U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy died at 1:44am in Los Angeles after being shot by Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy was was shot the evening before while campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination.
1971 - "The Ed Sullivan Show" aired for the last time. It was canceled after 23 years on the air. Gladys Knight and the Pips were the musical guests on show.
1993 - Mongolia held its first direct presidential elections.
2001- Vermont Republican senator James Jeffords left the party to become an independent in the process, handing control of the senate back to the Democrats
2002- Pres. Bush proposes a new cabinet department: The Department of Homeland Security.
2005 - The United States Supreme Court ruled that federal authorities could prosecute sick people who smoke marijuana on doctor's orders. The ruling concluded that state medical marijuana laws did not protect uses from the federal ban on the drug.
1498 - Christopher Columbus left on his third voyage of exploration.
1712 - The Pennsylvania Assembly banned the importation of slaves.
1775 - The United Colonies changed their name to the United States
1892 - J.F. Palmer patented the cord bicycle tire.
1892 - John Joseph Doyle became the first pinch-hitter in baseball when he was used in a game
1892- Homer Plessy was arrested for his refusal to remove from a whites-only seat on a train. This led to the Plessy V Ferguson Supreme Court decision.
1929 - The sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome.
1939 - King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, arrived in the U.S. It was the first visit to the U.S. by a reigning British monarch.
1966 - Sony Corporation unveiled its brand new consumer home videotape recorder. The black and white only unit sold for $995.
1983 - The U.S. ordered Nicaragua to close all six of its consulates and informed 21 Nicaraguan consular officials that they could no longer remain in the U.S.
2000 - U.S. Federal Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered the breakup of Microsoft Corporation.
632- The prophet Muhamad died.
1786 - In New York City, commercially manufactured ice cream was advertised for the first time.
1790 - The first loan for the U.S. was repaid. The Temporary Loan of 1789 was negotiated and secured on September 18, 1789 by Alexander Hamilton.
1861- Tennessee became the 11th and last state to secede from the union.
1968- James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King Jr’s assassin was arrested.
1869 - Ives W. McGaffey received a U.S. patent for the suction vacuum cleaner.
1934 - The Cincinnati Reds became the first Major League team to use an airplane to travel from one city to another. They flew from Cincinnati to Chicago.
1947 - "Lassie Show" debuted on ABC radio. It was a 15-minute show.
1961 - The Milwaukee Braves set a major league baseball record when four consecutive home runs in the seventh inning.
1969 - The New York Yankees retired Mickey Mantle's number (7).
1969 - It was announced that there would be a single schedule for both the NHL and AFL.
1983- Negro Baseball League great; Satchel Paige died.
1986 - The Boston Celtics won their 16th NBA championship.
1998 - The space shuttle Discovery pulled away from Mir, ending America's three-year partnership with Russia.
2000 - The Dallas Stars and the New Jersey Devils played the NHL's longest scoreless game in Stanley Cup finals history. The fifth game of the series lasted 106 minutes and 21 seconds. The game ended with a goal by Mike Madano that allowed the Stars to play a game six back in Dallas.
2004 - Nate Olive and Sarah Jones began the first known continuous hike of the 1,800-mile trail down the U.S. Pacific Coast. They completed the trek at the U.S.-Mexico border on September 28.
1534 - Jacques Cartier became the first to sail into the river he named Saint Lawrence.
1790 - John Barry copyrighted "Philadelphia Spelling Book." It was the first American book to be copyrighted.
1860 - The Ms. Ann Stevens book "Malaeska, the Indian Wife of the White Hunter" was offered for sale for a dime. It was the first published "dime novel."
1870- Author Charles Dickens died.
1898- China agreed to lease Hong Kong to Britain for 99 years.
1944- The republic of Iceland was established.
1973- Secretariat won the Belmont stakes to become the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.
1965 - Michel Jazy ran the mile in 3 minutes, 53.6 seconds. He broke the record set by Peter Snell in 1964.
1978 - Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints struck down a 148-year-old policy of excluding black men from the Mormon priesthood.
1980 - Richard Pryor was severely burned by a "free-base" mixture that exploded. He was hospitalized more than two months.
2000 - Canada and the United States signed a border security agreement. The agreement called for the establishment of a border-enforcement team.
2001 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to win three Conn Smythe Trophies. The award is given to the playoff's Most Valuable Player.
1793 - The Jardin des Plantes zoo opened in Paris. It was the first public zoo.
1898 - U.S. Marines landed in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
1909 - The SOS distress signal was used for the first time. The Cunard liner SS Slavoniaused the signal when it wrecked off the Azores.
1920 - The Republican convention in Chicago endorsed woman suffrage.
1940 - Italy declared war on France and Britain. In addition, Canada declared war on Italy.
1943 - Laszlo Biro patented his ballpoint pen. Biro was a Hungarian journalist.
1944 - The youngest pitcher in major league baseball pitched his first game. Joe Nuxhall was 15 years old (and 10 months and 11 days).
1954 - General Motors announced the gas turbine bus had been produced successfully.
1978- Affirmed won the Belmont stakes and the Triple Crown.
1985 - Frank Sinatra was portrayed as a friend of organized crime in a "Doonesbury" comic strip. Over 800 newspapers carried the panel.
1996 - The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Florida Panthers in a 1-0 triple overtime game. The win ended a four-game sweep for the Stanley Cup.
1998 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that poor children in Milwaukee could attend religious schools at taxpayer expense.
1509 - King Henry VIII married his first of six wives, Catherine of Aragon.
1776 - In America, the Continental Congress formed a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence from Britain.
1895 - Charles E. Duryea received the first U.S. patent granted to an American inventor for a gasoline-driven automobile.
1919 - Sir Barton became the first horse to capture the Triple Crown when he won the Belmont Stakes in New York City.
1936 - The Presbyterian Church of America was formed in Philadelphia, PA.
1963 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested in Florida for trying to integrate restaurants.
1963 - Alabama Gov. George Wallace allowed two black students to enroll at the University of Alabama.
1963- Vivian Malone and James Hood successfully enrolled at the University of Alabama following Gov. George Wallace’s famous “stand in the schoolhouse door”
1972 - Hank Aaron tied the National League record for 14 grand-slam home runs in a career.
1973 - After a ruling by the Justice Department of the State of Pennsylvania, women were licensed to box or wrestle.
1981 - The first major league baseball player's strike began. It would last for two months.
1982 - Steven Spielberg's movie "E.T." opened.
1987 - Margaret Thatcher became the first British prime minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term of office.
1993 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people who commit "hate crimes" could be sentenced to extra punishment. The court also ruled in favor of religious groups saying that they indeed had a constitutional right to sacrifice animals during worship services.
2010 - The FIFA World Cup opened in South Africa. It was the first time it was held in Africa.
Have a fabulous weekend and join us again on monday for the continuing series; 76, Clancy's journey.