Historical Events on June

  • Mikhail Gorbachev


    George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production.

  • 2011 Egyptian revolution


    Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.

  • Chelsea Manning


    The trial of United States Army private Chelsea Manning for leaking classified material to WikiLeaks begins in Fort Meade, Maryland.

  • Tiananmen Square protests of 1989


    The Tank Man halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

  • Jerusalem


    Six-Day War: Israeli soldiers enter Jerusalem.

  • First Amendment to the United States Constitution


    The United States Supreme Court overturns the conviction of Paul Cohen for disturbing the peace, setting the precedent that vulgar writing is protected under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

  • Canadian Indian residential school system


    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes a historic official apology to Canada's First Nations in regard to abuses at a Canadian Indian residential school.

  • Erwin Rommel


    World War II: Thirteen thousand British and French troops surrender to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.

  • Grenfell Tower fire


    London: A fire in a high-rise apartment building in North Kensington leaves at least 80 people dead and another 74 injured.

  • Philadelphia


    American Revolutionary War: British troops abandon Philadelphia.

  • Amelia Earhart


    Aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean (she is a passenger; Wilmer Stultz is the pilot and Lou Gordon the mechanic).

  • Julian Assange


    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange requested asylum in London's Ecuadorian Embassy for fear of extradition to the US after publication of previously classified documents including footage of civilian killings by the US army.

  • Central Intelligence Agency


    Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation into the Watergate break-ins.

  • United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, 2016


    The United Kingdom votes in a referendum to leave the European Union, by 52% to 48%.

  • First Amendment to the United States Constitution


    In Roth v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment.

  • Tiananmen Square protests of 1989


    Jiang Zemin succeeds Zhao Ziyang to become the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

  • Soviet Union


    Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Colombia are established.

  • Guantanamo Bay detention camp


    Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.