On the 13th June 1944 the first German attack on Britain using the V-1 flying bomb, otherwise known as the ‘doodlebug’, took place.
US President Ronald Reagan made a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in which he called on the USSR’s leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, to ‘Tear down this wall!’
On June 11th 1837, the Broad Street Riot broke out in Boston, Massachusetts, between Irish immigrants and existing American citizens known as Yankees.
Alcoholics Anonymous, which operates through local groups that follow a 12-step rehabilitation program to help people overcome alcoholism, is now estimated have around two million members worldwide.
The ‘Final Act’ of the Congress of Vienna was signed on the 9th June 1815, nine days before Napoleon’s final defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.
The missile was fired from the deck of the submarine USS Barbero towards the Naval Auxiliary Air Station in Mayport, Florida, and completed its 700-mile flight in just 22 minutes.
Elvis Presley purchased Graceland for $102,500 in 1957 when he was 22 years old.
Alexis St. Martin, who had been shot in the stomach, was first treated by US Army surgeon William Beaumont who became known as the ‘Father of Gastric Physiology’.
The Marshall Plan provided aid to 16 Western European nations, distributing more than $13 billion of aid over a four year period.
The camels proved themselves to be both fast and strong, easily outperforming the horses and mules that the Army had used up until that point.
On the evening of the 3rd June 1989, the People’s Liberation Army began firing on protesters taking part in the student-led Tiananmen Square protests.
Just a few months later the First Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia, uniting the colonies in the face of increasingly oppressive British rule.
As a Supreme Court Justice, Brandeis wrote opinions in favor of individual liberty and freedom of speech, while protecting citizens’ right to privacy.
The final report of the Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot, published in 2001, estimated that around 300 people may have died in the violence.