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    June 12: 1987

    U.S. President Reagan publicly challenges Soviet Premier Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

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    June 12: 1942

    A girl named Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.

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    My Mom was born, son too (my wife, ex-, said she'ld have kept her legs crossed if she had known - and that after a delivery that took 8 hours).
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    On this day in history:

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    Let's commemorate this day properly, since June 12th marked the premiere of both Cleopatra and Predator (in different years, obviously). A great day for film, and for humanity.
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    not to mention that June the 12th was only a prelude to June the 13th....and so it goes
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    12th June 1667:

    Kent, England. Britain has always been proud of it's navy - but not today. A Dutch fleet attacks and burns Sheerness town then wrecks British ships in their docks at Chatham. Worst of all, they pinch the Royal Charles ( the king's flagship) and sail back to Holland with it. The Dutch have Royal Charles , the Brits look like right royal charlies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craterus
    12th June:Kent, England, 1667

    Britain has always been proud of it's navy - but not today. A Dutch fleet attacks and burns Sheerness town then wrecks British ships in their docks at Chatham. Worst of all, they pinch the Royal Charles ( the king's flagship) and sail back to Holland with it. The Dutch have Royal Charles , the Brits look like right royal charlies.
    Hmm. God Dethroned wrote a song about that.

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    13 June 1381

    London. Wat Tyler, leader of a Peasants' Revolt comes for peace talks with King Edward II. He had previously beheaded a judge and a bishop. But Tyler is betrayed and now it's his turn to have his head cut off. The peasants go home after losing their head man (or head-less man!).

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    Hah hah hah.......

    Sorry to be OT, but that reminds me of a classic Blackadder II episode where Baldrick asks for the day off to watch Walter Raleigh sail home.

    'No you can't have the day off, who do you think you are, Wat Tyler ??'

    Back on topic, 13th June 1991, Boris Yeltsin elected President of Russia and 1996, the Island of Guernsey legalises abortion.
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    June 14: 1777

    Stars and Stripes adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States.


    1967

    Communist China tests its first hydrogen bomb.

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    14 June 1645

    Naseby, England. Oliver Cromwell leads his New Model Army into their first battle against the Cavaliers and wins. Battle of Naseby.

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    June 15 1215

    King John of England puts his seal on the Magna Carta.


    1409

    The Great Western Schism: the Catholic world is rocked with a tripartite division as Petros Philargos is elected Pope Alexander V by the Council of Pisa, joining Pope Gregory XII in Rome and Pope Benedict XII in Avignon.


    1752

    Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pindar

    1752

    Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity.
    Mrs. Franklin experiences her first orgasm the same day, claiming Ben was "fully charged!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beirut
    Mrs. Franklin experiences her first orgasm the same day, claiming Ben was "fully charged!"
    LMAO!!
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    June 17:


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    Mumtaz Mahal died during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, then spent more than 20 years to build her tomb, the Taj Mahal.



    1775

    The British forces take Bunker Hill outside of Boston.

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    17 June 1908

    Siberia. A huge meteor streaks across the sky and explodes. It wipes out two villages and leaves a huge crater covering 400 square miles. But meteors smash into fragmentswhen they hit the earth. Investigators cannot find a single fragment when they explore the crater. The mystery object has vanished. If it wasn't a meteor, what was it?

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    18th June 1815
    Anglo-Hannoverian-Prussian forces defeat General Bonaparte, self-styled Emeperor of the French after the Hundred Days, Napoleon's last attempt to regain power.
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    ... at the Battle of Waterloo

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    Ooops! Did I foget to mention that?
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    18 jun 1954

    equipped by the USA and trained by the CIA ex-guatemalians invades Guatemala and overthrows the democratic elect president of the country. Supported by the USA military dictatorships destroy the country the next 35 years.

    18 jun 1815

    Wellington defeats Napolean near Waterloo
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    100 years ago this month, Einstein published some of his most important papers on relativity. In his honour, the UN has endorsed 2005 as the World Year of Physics.
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    1983 Sally Ride becomes the first U.S. woman in space.

    1963 3,000 blacks boycot Boston public school

    1953 Egypt proclaimed a republic, General Neguib becomes president

    1928 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. Her solo flight from Newfoundland to Wales took 21 hours.

    1815 Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon defeated by Wellington & Blcher

    1812 The U.S. declares war on Great Britain, beginning what historians still remember as The War of 1812.

    1778 American forces enter Philadelphia as the British withdraw during the Revolutionary War.



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    19 June 1536

    London. King Henry VIII goes for a jolly game of tennis while it's game, set and match for his second wife (Anne Boleyn) The executioner has a neat forehand stroke that lops off her head.

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    20 June 1597

    The Arctic. Dutch Explorer, Barents, dies when his ship is trapped by ice. His men have survived polar bear attacks and lived by eating foxes. But, today, Barents finally freezes. The foxes probably enjoyed that.

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    June 20, 1914. The German battleship Bismarck launched.

    June 20, 1977. Oil begins flowing through the Alaska Pipeline.

    June 20, 1863 West Virginia, which had seceeded from Virginia in 1861, officially joins the Union.

    June 20, 1947 Bugsy Siegel, the founder of Las Vegas, murdered in his mistress's home in Beverly Hills, CA.

    June 20, 1964 William Westmoreland takes command of US forces in Vietnam.
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    June 20,

    451

    Battle of Catalaunian Fields:

    Aetius and his Visigoth ally Theodorid marched to check the Hun advance into Gaul. The morning of the battle Attila had sacrificed entrails read to foretell the day. They spoke of disaster and the death of one of his opponents. Attila hoping this would be Aetius decided to stand. After the day's battle the Huns had abandoned the field and been forced into a defensive ring and Theodorid the Goth king was dead.

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    21 June


    1788 U.S. Constitution ratified
    1813 French defeated in Spain
    1916 Pershing attacked by Mexican troops
    1982 Hinckley not guilty by reason of insanity


    AUTOMOTIVE

    1947 Mille Miglia


    CIVIL WAR

    1864 Grant extends the Petersburg line


    COLD WAR

    1963 French withdraw navy from NATO


    CRIME

    1964 The KKK kills three civil rights activists


    ENTERTAINMENT

    1920 Pickford and Fairbanks mobbed by fans


    LITERARY

    1956 Arthur Miller refuses to name communists


    OLD WEST

    1892 Lot Smith, Mormon soldier, is killed by Indians


    VIETNAM WAR

    1966 Rolling Thunder raids continue


    WALL STREET

    1877 Murder and the Molly Maguires


    WORLD WAR II

    1942 Allies surrender at Tobruk, Libya

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    June 27

    1709

    Charles XII of Sweden pursues the Czar Peter into the Russian interior. After passing through a Russian scorched earth policy a battle hard but reduced Swedish force meets the Russian mass at Poltava. Charles XII is defeated.

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