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Featured Collections: June

On this day... June

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June 1

1940 Coffee & tea rationed in Holland

June 2

1924 Snyder Act: US citizenship granted to all American Indians

June 3

1968 Poor Peoples March on Washington, D.C.

June 4

1981 54th National Spelling Bee: Paige Pipkin wins spelling sarcophagus

June 5

1944 As part of Operation Tonga, the 1st British gliders touch down on French soil to prepare for the D-Day invasion

June 6

1844 Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) formed by George Williams in London

June 7

2012 16th century archaeology remains of the Curtain Theatre, where some of Shakespeare's plays first performed found under a pub in London

June 8

2007 Jazz legend Oscar Peterson is forced to cancel his appearance at the Carnegie Hall all-star performance (held in his honour), owing to illness

June 9

1549 Book of Common Prayer is adopted by the Church of England

June 10

1990 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

June 11

1975 1st oil pumped from North Sea oilfield

June 12

2018 French photographer Jean-Claude Arnault, at center of Nobel Prize Committee scandal, charged with rape in Sweden

June 13

2000 President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.

June 14

1953 Elvis Presley graduates from L. C. Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee

June 15

2015 Remains of a 2,000 year old women dubbed "the sleeping beauty" are announced discovered in Northern Ethiopia from ancient kingdom of Aksum

June 16

1971 Racial disturbance in Jacksonville, Florida

June 17

1901 The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT

June 18

1981 The AIDS epidemic is formally recognized by medical professionals in San Francisco, California

June 19

1955 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100

June 20

1990 Nelson Mandela lands in NYC to begin a tour of US

June 21

2003 "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" the 5th book of the series by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide in English

June 22

2015 JAMA Internal Medical Journal announces obese Americans now outnumber those just overweight

June 23

2016 Storms and widespread flooding in West Virginia leave at least 24 dead

June 24

2012 Female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time

June 25

2015 Obamacare subsidies in The Affordable Care Act preserved by US Supreme Court Ruling in King v Burwell 6-3

June 26

1925 "The Gold Rush", directed, starring and written by Charlie Chaplin, is released

June 27

1983 NASA launches space vehicle S-205

June 28

2015 Greek Credit Crisis: Greek government says banks closed for a week and ATM withdrawals restricted after European Central Bank refused to supply emergency funds

June 29

1956 US Federal interstate highway system act signed

June 30

1936 Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" published