The Globe Theatre in London burned to the ground during a performance of Henry VIII.
The 28th June saw both the trigger and the definitive end of the First World War.
US President Harry S. Truman ordered air and naval forces to assist South Korea against an invasion by North Korea.
On the 26th June 1963 American President John F. Kennedy declared US support for West Berlin with the phrase, “Ich bin ein Berliner” – I am a Berliner – 22 months after the Soviet-supported DDR,…
Elena Cornaro Piscopia became the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Philosophy, otherwise known as a Ph.D.
On the 24th June 1374, people in Aachen in Germany suddenly and mysteriously began dancing in the streets and didn’t stop for many weeks.
The International Olympic Committee was founded at the Sorbonne in Paris.
The 22nd June 1633 saw Galileo Galilei, the famed scientist, was found “vehemently suspect of heresy” by the Papal Inquisition and forced to recant his belief in the heliocentric universe originally put forward by Copernicus…
King Louis XVI of France and his family were caught attempting to escape Paris during the Flight to Varennes.
On the 20th June 1789 at Versailles in France, the National Assembly swore the Tennis Court Oath in which they vowed not to separate until a written constitution had been established for the country.
The first NASCAR race took place at the Charlotte Speedway in North Carolina.
On the 18th June 1815, Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo.
The death of Mumtaz Mahal, the chief consort of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, prompted her husband to construct the Taj Mahal.
On June 16th 1958, Hungarian Communist politician Imre Nagy was executed.