Today in History -  June 7

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555        Jun 7, Vigilius ended his reign as Catholic Pope (537-555).
    (PTA, 1980, p.118)(SC, 6/7/02)

1329        Jun 7, Robert Bruce (b.1274), King of Scotland (1306-1329), died.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_I_of_Scotland)

1494        Jun 7, Spain and Portugal divided the new lands they had discovered between themselves.
    (HN, 6/7/98)

1502        Jun 7, Pope Gregory XIII was born. He introduced the Gregorian calendar in 1582.
    (HN, 6/7/98)

1546        Jun 7, The Peace of Ardes ended the war between France and England.
    (TL-MB, 1988, p.17)(HN, 6/7/98)

1594        Jun 7, Roderigo Lopez was executed at Tyburn, England, on charges of spying for the king of Spain.
    (WSJ, 9/24/04, p.W7)

1614        Jun 7, The 2nd parliament of King James I dissolved passing no legislation.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1654        Jun 7, Louis XIV was crowned King of France in Rheims.
    (AP, 6/7/97)(HN, 6/7/98)

1697        Jun 7, John Aubrey (b.1626), author of "Monumenta Britanica," died. In 1948 Anthony Powell authored the biography "John Aubrey." In 2015 Ruth Scurr authored “John Aubrey: My Own Life," an autobiography in the form of a diary that he never wrote.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Aubrey)(ON, 4/02, p.12)(Econ., 4/11/15, p.76)

1692        Jun 7, An earthquake struck Jamaica. It rearranged the geology, splitting the rocks, turning mountains to lakes, and engulfed two-thirds of Port Royal. On that day and subsequently, five thousand of the inhabitants died.
    (www.lrb.co.uk/v29/n12/mant01_.html)

1712        Jun 7, The Pennsylvania Assembly banned the importation of slaves.
    (HN, 6/7/98)

1753        Jun 7, Britain's King George II gave his assent to an Act of Parliament establishing the British Museum [see Apr 5].
    (AP, 6/7/04)

1767        Jun 7, Daniel Boone sighted present-day Kentucky. [see Jun 7, 1769]
    (HN, 6/7/01)

1769        Jun 7, Daniel Boone first began to explore the present-day Bluegrass State as recognized by Kentucky's Historical Society.  [see June 7, 1767]
    (AP, 6/7/97)

1770        Jun 7, Earl of Liverpool, (C) British PM (1812-27), was born.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1775        Jun 7, The United Colonies changed their name to United States.
    (HN, 6/7/98)

1776        Jun 7, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental Congress the resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence: that "these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States..." Congress delayed the vote on the resolution until July 1.
    (Civil., Jul-Aug., '95, p.60) (AP, 6/7/97)

1778        Jun 7, George Byran "Beau" Brummell (d.1840), English wit, was born. He influenced men's fashion and introduced trouser to replace breeches.
    (HN, 6/7/99)

1825        Jun 7, R.D. Blackmore, author (Norie), was born.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1828        Jun 7, A party led by Jebediah Smith completed a journey down the Klamath River and were on the verge of starvation when they were visited by Indians who brought food. Smith's party proceeded north to Oregon and most of the party was killed by Umpqua Indians. Smith was killed in 1831 by Comanches on the Cimarron River. Smith’s party were the 1st white people to see Lake Earl, the biggest lagoon on the West Coast.
    (SFEC, 12/5/99, p.T5)(SFEC, 7/16/00, p.B1)

1832        Jun 7, The British Reform Act received royal assent and became law. The act, pressed through by PM Earl Grey, forestalled a revolution by increasing the number of people who were eligible to vote. The bergamot-flavored Earl Grey tea was later named after the PM.
    (ON, 4/09, p.10)(AP, 2/1/13)

1839        Jun 7, Hawaiian Declaration of Rights was signed.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1843        Jun 7, Susan Elizabeth Blow, US pioneer in kindergarten education, was born.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1848        Jun 7, Paul Gauguin, French post-impressionist painter, was born in Paris. He abandoned his family to focus on his work.
    (AP, 6/7/97)(HN, 6/7/99)

1860        Jun 7, San Francisco workmen started laying track for the Market Street Railroad. The line was planned to reach to San Jose.
    (SC, 6/7/02)(SFC, 1/23/10, p.A1)

1862        Jun 7, William Mumford became the 1st US citizen to be hanged for treason.
    (SC, 6/7/02)
1862        Jun 7, James J. Andrews (b.1829), civilian Union spy, was hanged in Atlanta for leading the April 12 Union raid in Georgia that stole the locomotive “General" in an effort to disrupt Confederate transport. On June 18 seven other Union men were hanged for the raid.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_J._Andrews)

1863        Jun 7, Mexico City was captured by French troops.
    (HN, 6/7/98)

1864        Jun 7, Abraham Lincoln was nominated for another term as president at his party's convention in Baltimore.
    (AP, 6/7/97)

1866        Jun 7, Irish Fenians raided Pigeon Hill, Quebec.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1887        Jun 7, Monotype type-casting machine was patented by Tolbert Lanston in Wash., DC.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1892        Jun 7, Homer Plessy was arrested after buying a railroad ticket in New Orleans and seating himself in the white-only section. He was an "octoroon," 7/8 white and 1/8 black. He had been selected to test the validity of the 1890 Louisiana law mandating separate cars for whites and blacks.
    (SFC, 5/12/96, p.A-6)

1896        Jun 7, Vivien Kellems, TV hostess (The Power of Women), was born.
    (SC, 6/7/02)
1896        Jun 7, Robert Mulliken, US chemist, physicist (Nobel 1966), was born.
    (SC, 6/7/02)
1896        Jun 7, G. Harpo & F. Samuelson left NY to row the Atlantic. The trip took 54 days.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1897        Jun 7, George Szell, conductor (Metropolitan 1942-45), was born in Budapest, Hungary.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1898        Jun 7, Social Democracy of America party held its 1st national convention in Chicago.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1899        Jun 7, Elizabeth Bowen (d.1973), Irish-British novelist and short story writer (The Death of the Heart), was born in Dublin. "One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it." "The charm, one might say the genius of memory, is that it is choosy, chancy and temperamental: it rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a hunk of melon in the dust."
    (AP, 4/19/97)(AP, 8/5/97)(HN, 6/7/01)

1900        Jun 7, Boxer rebels cut the rail links between Peking and Tientsin in China.
    (HN, 6/7/98)

1901        Jun 7, M. Wolf discovered asteroid #471, Papagena.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1903        Jun 7, Professor Curie revealed the discovery of Polonium. [see 1898]
    (HN, 6/7/98)

1905        Jun 7, Norway declared independence from Sweden. Their union had been in effect in since 1814.
    (SC, 6/7/02)(SSFC, 6/5/05, p.F7)

1909        Jun 7, Virginia Apgar, American physician and medical researcher, was born.
    (HN, 6/7/01)
1909        Jun 7, Peter Rodino, Congressman from New York, was born. He served as chairman of the Watergate hearings.
    (HN, 6/7/99)
1909        Jun 7, Jessica Tandy, actress (Birds, Cocoon, Batteries Not Included), was born in London.
    (SC, 6/7/02)
1909        Jun 7, Cleveland Industrial Exposition opened.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1912        Jun 7, US army tested the 1st machine gun mounted on a plane.
    (SC, 6/7/02)
1912        Jun 7, Pope Pius X issued the encyclical: "On the Indians of South America."
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1914        Jun 7, The first vessel passed through the Panama Canal. [see Aug]
    (HN, 6/7/98)

1915        Jun 7, The resignation of William Jennings Bryan as Woodrow Wilson‘s secretary of state, was prompted by the "second Lusitania note." Bryan, who had signed the first Lusitania note demanding that Germany stop unrestricted submarine warfare, disavow the sinking of the Lusitania and make reparations for the loss of U.S. lives, declined to sign a second note out of fear it might involve the U.S. in World War I. The second note, which demanded certain pledges from Germany, was dispatched on June 9 over the signature of Bryan‘s replacement, Robert Lansing. A third note, dispatched on July 21, was a virtual ultimatum warning that repetition of such acts as the sinking of Lusitania would be regarded as "deliberately unfriendly." [see Jun 8]
    (HNQ, 10/21/99)

1917        Jun 7, Gwendolyn Brooks, one of the foremost African American poets of the 20th Century, was born. She won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for her verse narrative "Annie Allen."
    (HN, 6/7/99)
1917        Jun 7, Dean Martin, singer, comedian (partner for Jerry Lewis), was born in Steubenville, Ohio. He died in Beverly Hills, Ca. on Dec. 25, 1995. [see Jun 17]
    (WSJ, 12/26/95, p. A-1)(SC, 6/7/02)
1917        Jun 7, British Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig launched his assault in Flanders to take German pressure off his French allies. For months, troops of the British Expeditionary Force fought a series of pointless battles in a nightmarish landscape of knee-deep shell holes filled with mud and blasted, skeletal trees. When the campaign finally ground to a halt on November 10, 1917, the BEF had suffered losses of 300,000 men and German losses were around 200,000--for a total gain of four miles.
    (HNPD, 6/7/99)

1921        Jun 7, James Craig (1871-1940) became the first prime minister of Northern Ireland and served until his death in 1940.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Minister_of_Northern_Ireland)

1922        Jun 7, Rocky Graziano, boxer, entertainer (Pantomime Quiz, Martha Raye Show), was born.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1924        Jun 7, Dolores Gray, singer, actress (Designing Woman, Kismet), was born in Chicago.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1926        Jun 7, Dick Williams, choral director (Andy Williams Show), was born in Wall Lake, Iowa.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1929        Jun 7, John Turner, (L) 17th Canadian PM (1984), was born in Richmond, England.
    (SC, 6/7/02)
1929        Jun 7, The sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome.
    (AP, 6/7/97)

1930        Jun 7, NY Times agrees to capitalize the n in "Negro."
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1931        Jun 7, Lang Jeffries, actor (Skip-Rescue 8), was born in Ontario, Canada.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1932        Jun 7, Over 7,000 war veterans march on Washington, D.C. demanding their bonuses for service in WW I.
    (HN, 6/7/98)

1934        Jun 7, The US Corporate Bankruptcy Act allowed corporations to reorganize.
    (SSFC, 1/18/09, p.D6)

1937        Jun 7, Actress Jean Harlow died in Los Angeles at age 26.
    (AP, 6/7/07)

1938        Jun 7, The 1st play telecast with original Broadway cast: "Susan & God."
    (SC, 6/7/02)
1938        Jun 7, Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat was 1st flown (Eddie Allen).
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1939        Jun 7, King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, arrived at Niagara Falls, N.Y., from Canada on the first visit to the United States by a reigning British monarch.
    (AP, 6/7/97)

1940        Jun 7, Tom Jones, singer (What's New Pussycat), was born in Pontypridd, Wales.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1941        Jun 7, Jaime Laredo, violinist (Queen Elisabeth of Belgium prize 1959), was born in Bolivia.
    (SC, 6/7/02)
1941        Jun 7, Whirlaway won the Belmont Stakes & the triple crown.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1942        Jun 7, The USS Yorktown was sunk off of Midway Atoll.
    (F, 10/7/96, p.174)
1942        Jun 7, The Japanese invaded Attu and Kiska in the Aleutian Islands.
    (HN, 6/7/98)

1943        Jun 7, Nikki Giovanni, poet (LHJ Woman of the Year 1973), was born.
    (SC, 6/7/02)
1943        Jun 7, Ken Osmond, actor (Eddie Haskel-Leave it To Beaver), was born.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1944        Jun 7, Clarence White, guitarist (The Byrds-Turn! Turn! turn!), was born.
    (SC, 6/7/02)
1944        Jun 7, Italian partisans shot at least one German soldier in a radio transmitter unit that included Matthias Defregger. Eventually, 17 men, ranging from 17 to 65, were shot in retaliation, and much of the village of Filetto di Camarda was burned. Defregger later became a Bishop and faced charges in 1969 for the murders. The charges were dropped in 1970.
    (www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,901076,00.html)

1945        Jun 7, The opera "Peter Grimes" by Benjamin Britten," premiered in London.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Grimes)

1946        Jun 7, Bill Kreutzman, drummer (Grateful Dead-Uncle John's Band), was born.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1948        Jun 7, The Communists completed their takeover of Czechoslovakia with the resignation of President Eduard Benes.
    (AP, 6/7/97)

1953        Jun 7, Pres. Eisenhower announced that proposals for a Korean truce are acceptable to the US and appealed to South Korea to accept terms to stop the war.
    (SFC, 6/6/03, p.E2)
1953        Jun 7, The 1st color network telecast in compatible color was in Boston, Mass.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1954        Jun 7, Louise Erdrich, American author, was born.
    (HN, 6/7/01)
1954        Jun 7, The 1st microbiology laboratory was dedicated in New Brunswick, NJ.
    (SC, 6/7/02)
1954        Jun 7, Alan Turing (b.1912), English mathematician, died of suicide. Turing, a homosexual, was convicted in 1952 of gross indecency and forced to take estrogen injections. In 2006 David Leavitt authored "The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer. In 2009 British PM Gordon Brown apologized for the "inhumane" treatment of Alan Turing.
    (www.turing.org.uk/turing/)Econ, 7/8/06, p.79)(AP, 9/11/09)

1955        Jun 7, Pres. Eisenhower became the 1st president to appear on color TV.
    (SC, 6/7/02)
1955        Jun 7, "The $64,000 Question" premiered on CBS TV. It was the top ranking network show on television with a ranking of 47.5%. It featured Art Carney and Jackie Gleason and was in part created by Joseph Cates (d.1998 at 74).
    (WSJ, 4/24/95, p.R-5)(SFC, 10/13/98, p.A22)(SC, 6/7/02)

1957        Jun 7, Mrs. Elizabeth S. Kingsley, double-Crostic puzzle creator, died.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1958        Jun 7, Prince Rogers Nelson, rock star later known as Prince, was born in Minneapolis, Minn.
    (WSJ, 3/30/04, p.B1)

1961        Jun 7, Robert Griffith, producer of Pajama Game, died.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1962        Jun 7, Joseph A. Walker, NASA civilian test pilot, took the X-15 to 31,580 meters.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1963        Jun 7, The Rolling Stones made their 1st TV appearance.
    (SC, 6/7/02)
1963        Jun 7, Zasu Pitts (65), actress (Wedding March, Life With Father), died.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1965        Jun 7, Gemini 4 completed 62 orbits.
    (SC, 6/7/02)
1965        Jun 7, Judy Holiday (42), actress, died.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1967        Jun 7, The Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic opened in San Francisco. Dr. David E. Smith (28) founded the SF Free Clinic. The first clinic opened at 509 Clayton St. with $500 in seed money from Rev. Leon Harris, pastor of All Saints Episcopal Church. The facility spawned a nationwide movement. Smith resigned in 2006.
    (SFC, 6/7/97, p.A16)(SFC, 3/6/06, p.B5)(AP, 6/7/07)
1967        Jun 7, Three Moby Grape members were arrested on Mt. Tamalpais, following a concert at the Avalon Ballroom in SF, for having sex with underage girls.
    (www.rockument.com/scenes_sf1.html)
1967        Jun 7, Author-critic Dorothy Parker (b.1893), famed for her caustic wit, died in NYC. The 1994 film "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" starred Jennifer Jason Leigh as the poet Dorothy Parker. It covered 25 years of Parker's life. She left most of her estate to Martin Luther King, Jr.
    (AP, 6/7/97)(SFEC, 8/23/98, DB p.43)(SFEC, 9/19/99, Z1 p.3)
1967        Jun 7, Israel captured the Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem. 3rd day of the 6-day war.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six-Day_War)

1968        Jun 7, Michael Robert Smith (25) escaped from California’s Soledad prison while serving time for a robbery conviction. He then headed to Nevada, then New Jersey and into a marriage that didn't work out. In 2001 Smith moved to a tiny trailer in a heavily wooded area of Creek County, Okla., where he was recaptured in 2006.
    (AP, 5/20/06)
1968        Jun 7, Dan Duryea (b.1907), film, stage and TV actor, died. His numerous films included “The Pride of the Yankees" (1942) and “The Flight of the Phoenix" (1965).
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Duryea)
1968        Jun 7, In South Vietnam the week long Operation Swift Saber began. US Marines swept an area 10 miles northwest of Danang.
    (www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/ships/carriers/histories/cv45-valleyforge/cv45-valleyforge.html)
1968        Jun 7, In Spain ETA, a Basque Homeland and Freedom separatist group, shot and killed Civil Guard Jose Pardines Arcay at a checkpoint. This marked ETA’s 1st killing as it began fighting for independence. Its political wing was Herri Batasuna.
    (SFEC, 7/13/97, p.A11)(SFC, 7/21/97, p.A10)(AP, 3/22/06)

1969        Jun 7, The Johnny Cash Show premiered on ABC from the Grand Ole Opry with special guest Bob Dylan and regular cast: Tennessee Three, June Carter and Carter Family, Statler Brothers, and Carl Perkins, stepping in for Luther Perkins, who has just died accidentally in tragic fire. The series ran through 1971.
    (www.johnnycashonline.com/biography)
1969        Jun 7, Tommy James & the Shondells released "Crystal Blue Persuasion."
    (www.cashboxmagazine.com/archives/60s_files/1969.html)

1970        Jun 7, The Who's Tommy was performed at NY's Lincoln Center.
    (www.bigozine2.com/archive/ARrarities/ARwhoortommy.html)
1970        Jun 7, E.M. Forster (b.1879 as Edward Morgan Forster), English novelist, died. His novels included “A Room With a View" (1908) and “A Passage to India" (1924). In 2010 Frank Kermode authored “Concerning E.M. Forster." Wendy Moffat authored “A Great Unrecorded History: A new Life of E.M. Forster."
    (SFC,12/26/97, p.C22)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._M._Forster)(Econ, 5/1/10, p.87)

1971        Jun 7, Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completed the 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salyut_1)

1972        Jun 7, The musical "Grease" opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for five months before transferring to the Royale Theatre. It had initially opened at the Eden Theater in Manhattan on Feb 14,1972.
    (AP, 6/7/03)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grease_(musical))
1972        Jun 7, German Chancellor Willy Brandt began a 5-day visit to Israel.
    (http://germanhistorydocs.ghi-dc.org/sub_image.cfm?image_id=2506)

1973        Jun 7, Pres. Nixon nominated Clarence M. Kelley (1911-1997), chief of police in Kansas City, to succeed J. Edgar Hoover as director of the FBI. Kelley retired in 1978 when Pres. Carter selected William Webster to serve as the director.
    (SFC, 8/6/97, p.A14)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_M._Kelley)

1974        Jun 7, The Steve Silver show "Beach Blanket Babylon" premiered at the Savoy Tivoli in San Francisco. Nancy Bleiweiss was the original star of the show.
    (www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com/sponsors/beach-blanket-babylon.asp)(SFEC, 8/1/99, DB p.48)

1977        Jun 7, Anita Bryant led a successful crusade against Miami gay rights law.
    (http://thecastro.net/parade/parade/parade.html)

1979        Jun 7, Rocker Chuck Berry (b.1926) was charged with tax evasion. He performed at the White House at the request of President Jimmy Carter on June 1. A month later he began a five-month sentence for income tax evasion.
    (www.rockhall.com/inductee/chuck-berry)(http://tinyurl.com/3aqzze)
1979        Jun 7, Bhaskara 1, an Indian Earth resources meteorology satellite, was launched.
    (www.csre.iitb.ac.in/isro/bhaskara1.html)
1979        Jun 7-1979 Jun 10, The first elections to the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage were held. The turnout for the vote was 63%.
    (http://europa.eu.int/abc/history/1979/index_en.htm)(Econ, 5/9/09, p.56)
1979        Jun 7-1979 Jun 10, Belgian PM Leo Tindemans led his party during the first direct elections to the European Parliament, winning with 983,000 votes, still a record for any election in Belgium.
    (Reuters, 12/26/14)

1980        Jun 7, Temperance Hill won the Belmont Stakes (50:1 long shot).
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Kraynak)
1980        Jun 7, Philip Guston (b.1913), painter and printmaker, died. He was born in Montreal as Phillip Goldstein and became recognized as a lesser master of the first generation New York School of abstraction. He quit abstract painting in 1967 and confined himself to drawing. His work included "Back View" (1977).
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Guston)(SFC, 1/15/98, p.E5)(SFC, 6/28/03, p.D1)(Econ, 5/10/08, p.96)
1980        Jun 7, Henry Miller (born 1891), writer, died in California at age 88. His books included “Tropic of Cancer."
    (www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=3118)

1981        Jun 7, Israeli F-16 fighter-bombers in “Operation Opera" destroyed a nuclear power plant in Iraq at Osirak, Iraq, before it went into operation. Israelis charged that the facility could have been used to make nuclear weapons. Ilan Ramon (d.2003) flew the last of the 8 planes that bombed the reactor. In 2004 Rodger W. Claire authored “Raid on the Sun."
    (WSJ, 7/23/96, p.A22)(AP, 6/7/97)(SFC, 2/3/03, p.A7)(WSJ, 6/1/04, p.D8)(Econ, 1/9/10, p.28)

1982        Jun 7, Pres. Reagan met with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican and later with Queen Elizabeth in England.
    (www.state.gov/r/pa/ho/trvl/pres/12800.htm)
1982        Jun 7, Hissene Habre (b.1942) deposed PM Goukouni Oueddei and became dictator of Chad until 1990. Under Habre the secret police allegedly killed tens of thousands of people and tortured as many as 200,000. Habre received US support because he opposed Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy. Habre was deposed on Dec 1, 1990, by Idriss Deby and fled to Senegal with $11 million.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiss%C3%A8ne_Habr%C3%A9)(WSJ, 5/31/00, p.A26)

1983        Jun 7, A. Gilmore & P. Kilmartin discovered asteroid #3152.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_asteroids_(3001-4000))

1984        Jun 7, George Givot (b.1902), actor (Versatile Vaudeville), died.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0321473/)

1986        Jun 7, Madonna's "Live to Tell," single went #1.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1987        Jun 7, "Les Miserables" dominated Broadway's Tony Awards, taking eight prizes, including best musical. "Fences," by August Wilson, was named best play.
    (AP, 6/7/97)

1988        Jun 7, Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis clinched the Democratic presidential nomination by defeating the Rev. Jesse Jackson in the New Jersey, California, Montana and New Mexico primaries.
    (AP, 6/7/98)

1989        Jun 7, A Suriname Airways airplane crashed in a tropical forest near the Paramaribo airport killing 169 people.
    (AP, 6/7/99)

1990        Jun 7, Barbara Baxley (b.1923), actress (Norma Rae), died of a heart attack in NYC.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0062642/)
1990        Jun 7, South African President F.W. de Klerk announced he was lifting a four-year-old state of emergency in three of the country’s four provinces, with the exception of Natal.
    (AP, 6/7/00)

1991        Jun 7, The US government reported the nation’s unemployment rate had worsened to a four-year high of six-point-nine percent in May, up three-tenths of a percentage point from April.
    (AP, 6/7/01)
1991        Jun 7, A US District Court judge rejected a request by San Francisco TV station KQED for permission to televise the execution of convicted murderer Robert Alton Harris.
    (AP, 6/7/01)

1992        Jun 7, President Bush, who met with British Prime Minister John Major at Camp David, Md., voiced confidence he would win re-election, but embraced the role of underdog, saying, "I do better when I'm coming from behind."
    (AP, 6/7/97)

1993        Jun 7, The Supreme Court ruled that religious groups can sometimes meet on school property after hours. The justices also let stand, without comment, a federal appeals court ruling allowing student-led prayers at graduation ceremonies in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
    (AP, 6/7/98)
1993        Jun 7, In New York, Woody Allen lost his bitter custody battle against Mia Farrow.
    (AP, 6/7/98)

1994        Jun 7, President Clinton addressed the French National Assembly, challenging his generation of Allied leaders to strive for greater European unity or face "the grim alternative" of violence like that in Bosnia.
    (AP, 6/7/99)
1994        Jun 7, Vicki Van Meter 912) of Meadville, Pa., completed a trans-Atlantic flight, landing in Glasgow, Scotland. She was accompanied by her flight instructor.
    (www.zinkle.com/p/articles/mi_m1590/is_n3_v51/ai_15823355)
1994        Jun 7, Dennis Potter, English playwright, died. His work included over 40 plays of which "Lipstick on Your Collar," a 6-part TV play was issued on videotape in 1996. He also did the TV dramas Pennies from Heaven and The Singing Detective.
    (WSJ, 9/24/96, p.A18)
1994        Jun 7, The Organization of African Unity formally admits South Africa as its fifty-third member.    
    (HN, 6/7/00)

1995        Jun 7, President Clinton vetoed his first bill, striking down a Republican plan to cut $16.4 billion in spending.
    (AP, 6/7/00)
1995        Jun 7, The maiden flight of the new Boeing 777 was made from London to Washington.
    (WSJ, 1/23/96, p.A-12)
1995        Jun 7, Two buses carrying 108 UN peacekeepers freed by the Bosnian Serbs crossed into Serbia.
    (AP, 6/7/00)

1996        Jun 7, The Clinton White House acknowledged it had obtained the FBI files of House Speaker Newt Gingrich's press secretary, former Bush chief of staff James A. Baker III and other appointees from Republican administrations, calling it "an innocent bureaucratic mistake." Lawyers for Craig Livingstone, in charge of White House security, had just issued a statement that the reason for the episode was an outdated Secret Service list.
    (WP, 6/29/96, p.A14)(AP, 6/7/97)
1996        Jun 7, The Matthews-Murkland Presbyterian Church sanctuary in Charlotte, N.C., burned down. Arson was suspected and investigations by the FBI and ATF were later begun.
    (SFC, 6/11/96, p.A16)
1996        Jun 7, Max Factor, hairstylist, died at age 91. He started the Max Factor makeup company that was bought out by Proctor and Gamble in 1991. In March ‘96, the Max Factor Museum of Beauty in Hollywood shut down.
    (SFC, 6/8/96, p.A17)(www.deadoraliveinfo.com)
1996        Jun 7, David Rothenberg met with his jailed father, Charles. The father had set David ablaze with kerosene in 1983.
    (SFC, 6/8/96, p.A17)
1996        Jun 7, IRA men killed one police officer and wounded another in a robbery attempt in Adare, western Ireland. Detective sergeant Jerry McCabe was killed with 15 bullets from a Kalashnikov. In 1999 Pearse McCauley and Kevin Walsh were sentenced to 14 years in prison , Jeremiah Sheehy to 12 years, and Michael O’Neill to 11 years. O’Neill was released in 2007. Sheehy was released in 2008.
    (SFC, 6/18/96, p.A8)(SFC, 2/6/99, p.A11)(AP, 5/15/07)(AP, 2/4/08)
1996        Jun 7, Choi Jong, a South Korean adventurer, completed a walking trip across the Sahara Desert after nearly 7 months. He climbed Mt. Everest in the 80’s and went to the North Pole in 1991.
    (SFC, 6/8/96, p.A12)
1996        Jun 7, In Mali the administration of Pres. Alpha Oumar Konare was privatizing and encouraging investment, foreign and domestic. The leading radio station in the capital, Bamako, was owned by Modibo Diallo.
    (SFC, 6/7/96, p.A12)
1996        Jun 7, In Cambodia it was reported that Pol Pot was gravely ill or possibly dead. Pol Pot died 1998.
    (WSJ, 6/7/96, p.A11)(SFC, 4/16/98, p.A1)
1996        Jun 7, There was a bomb attack on the Moscow vice mayoral candidate. Valery Shantsev, running mate of Mayor Yuri Luzhkov and supporter of Yeltsin, was wounded and severely burned.
    (SFC, 6/8/96, p.A10)
1996        Jun 7, Pres. Suleyman Demirel again asked Islamist leader Necmettin Erbakan to form a new coalition government.
    (SFC, 6/8/96, p.A11)

1997        Jun 7, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Silver Charm failed to win horse racing's Triple Crown, losing the Belmont Stakes to Touch Gold.
    (AP, 6/7/98)
1997        Jun 7, An 18-member presidential commission approved a report saying that cloning a human being was "morally unacceptable," but adding that research using cells of humans and animals should be allowed.
    (AP, 6/7/98)
1997        Jun 7, The last US Mail special delivery letter was sent. The service cost was $9.95. It was phased out and replaced by Express Mail for $10.75.
    (SFC, 6/7/97, p.A6)
1997        Jun 7, In southern India dozens died and 90 were injured in a fire during a religious festival at Thanjavur.
    (WSJ, 6/9/97, p.A1)

1998        Jun 7, "The Lion King" won the Tony Award for best musical along with 5 other awards. "Ragtime" won 4 awards as did "Cabaret" and "The Beauty Queen of Leenane." "Art" was named best play.
    (SFC, 6/8/98, p.D1)(AP, 6/7/99)
1998        Jun 7, James Byrd Junior, a 49-year-old black man, was chained to a pickup truck and dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas. Three white men were arrested; 2 of the men were sentenced to death and the 3rd received life in prison. [see Jun 9]
    (SFC, 6/9/98, p.A3)(AP, 6/7/00)   
1998         Jun 7, CNN and Time magazine reported that a secret 1970 raid called Operation Tailwind by a Special Forces unit called the Studies and Observations Group (SOG) used the nerve gas sarin in Laos to kill American armed service members who had defected. A report in 1998 allegedly confirmed that over 100 people were killed including up to 20 American military defectors. Adm. Thomas Moorer, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the time, confirmed in 1998 that nerve gas was used. CNN and Time magazine later recanted the story due to insufficient evidence. Reporter April Oliver and senior producer Jack Smith were fired. Oliver stood by her story and in 1999 filed suit against CNN and retired Army Gen. John Singlaub, her source for the Tailwind report.
    (SFC, 6/8/98, p.A3)(WSJ, 6/26/98, p.W13)(SFC, 7/3/98, p.A1)(SFC, 7/4/98, p.C2)(SFC, 5/8/99, p.A3)
1998        Jun 7, In Colombia drug cartel leader Alberto Orlandez Gamboa, alias "the Snail," was arrested.
    (SFC, 6/8/98, p.A12)
1998        Jun 7, In Mexico army troops killed 11 [12] leftist rebels of the EPR near Ayutla in Guerrero state. Another 5 were wounded and 21 were arrested. Erika Zamora Pardo, an EPR member, later testified that the guerrillas were shot when they surrendered with their hands up. She also testified that civilians trapped in a schoolhouse also tried to surrender, but that soldiers threw a fragmentation grenade in their midst.
    (SFC, 6/8/98, p.A10)(SFC, 6/15/98, p.A14)
1998        Jun 7, In Pakistan a bomb exploded on a passenger train in the southern Sindh province near Sukkur. 26 people were killed and 45 wounded. Pakistan later blamed the Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). India denied involvement.
    (SFEC, 6/7/98, p.A18)(SFC, 6/8/98, p.A12)(WSJ, 6/8/98, p.A1)
1998        Jun 7, In Serbia Pres. Milosevic agreed to allow diplomatic observers to enter and move about in Kosovo.
    (SFC, 6/8/98, p.A10)

1999        Jun 7, The FBI put alleged terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden and anti-abortion activist and accused doctor killer James Charles Kopp on the bureau’s list of the Ten Most Wanted fugitives. Kopp was arrested in 2001 and later convicted of killing Dr. Barnett Slepian.
    (AP, 6/7/04)
1999        Jun 7, It was reported that Allied Signal had agreed to buy Honeywell for $13.8 billion.
    (WSJ, 6/7/99, p.A1)
1999        Jun 7, Scientists at Lawrence Livermore Labs reported the creation of elements 118 and 116 from krypton-86 and Lead-208. In 2002 Victor Ninov was accused of faking the data. Spurious data by Ninov was also reported on elements 110 and 112 from experiments in 1994 and 1996.
    (SFC, 6/8/99, p.A1)(SSFC, 7/21/02, p.A3)
1999        Jun 7, NATO dropped cluster bombs on an estimated 800-1,200 Yugoslav troops near the Kosovo-Albanian border. An estimated 650 sorties were flown in the last 24 hours.
    (SFC, 6/9/99, p.A8)
1999        Jun 7, In Colombia a rebel chief apologized for the abduction of a church congregation as other rebels kidnapped 11 people on a fishing trip near Barranquilla.
    (WSJ, 6/8/99, p.A1)
1999        Jun 7, In Cuba some 25 dissidents, led by Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, went on a hunger strike and demanded the release of scores of people described as political prisoners.
    (SFC, 6/8/99, p.A12)(SFC, 6/15/99, p.C5)
1999        Jun 7, Elections for a new parliament, which would select a new president, were scheduled. 462 members of the 700 seat assembly were to be elected. With 14.3% of the votes counted The Democratic Party for Struggle led Golkar 35.2% to 20.9. The opposition led by Megawati Sukarnoputri won most of the seats but failed to get a majority.
    (SFEC, 5/30/99, p.A19)(SFC, 6/11/99, p.D2)(WSJ, 9/17/04, p.A8)
1999        Jun 7, In Mexico City Francisco "Paco" Stanley Albaitero (56), a popular TV and radio personality, was shot to death after leaving a restaurant. A parking attendant was also killed and 3 people were wounded by unknown gunmen. Traces of cocaine were later found in Stanley's car. Stanley was later reported to be in big debt to drug lord Luis Ignacio Amezcua Contreras, who ordered his murder. Stanley's sidekick, Mario Rodriguez Bezares, was indicted for the murder along with Contreras.
    (SFC, 6/8/99, p.A10)(SFC, 6/9/99, p.C2)(SFEC, 8/29/99, p.A20)
1999        Jun 7, In the Philippines elections were set for this date.
    (WSJ, 12/3/98, p.A1)
1999        Jun 7, Russia balked at a UN peace deal for Kosovo because it did not want its troops under NATO control.
    (SFC, 6/8/99, p.A1)

2000        Jun 7, US District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered the breakup of Microsoft Corporation, declaring the software giant should be split into two because it had "proved untrustworthy in the past." Microsoft vowed to appeal. An appeals court later threw out the breakup order; the Justice Department, under the Bush administration, said it would no longer seek a breakup of Microsoft.
    (SFC, 6/8/00, p.A1)(AP, 6/7/05)
2000        Jun 7, In Burundi Pres. Pierre Buyoya made concessions to end the 7-year war. He agreed to integrate the Tutsi-led army and to close down the regroupment camps by July 31.
    (SFC, 6/8/00, p.C3)
2000        Jun 7, In Chechnya a suicide attack killed 2 Russian policemen and wounded 5 in Alkhan-Yurt.
    (WSJ, 6/8/00, p.A1)
2000        Jun 7, In Congo troops from Uganda and Rwanda fought an artillery duel in Kisangani that set the city’s cathedral on fire.
    (WSJ, 6/8/00, p.A1)
2000        Jun 7, In the Solomon Islands Malaita rebels released Prime Minister Bartholomew Ulufa’alu from house arrest and dropped demands that he resign.
    (SFC, 6/8/00, p.C3)
2000        Jun 7, In Sri Lanka C.V. Gooneratne, Minister for Industrial Development, was killed along with 20 other people on War Heroes Day by a suicide bomber near Colombo. Gooneratne’s wife died the next day and the toll climbed to 23.
    (SFC, 6/8/00, p.A12)(SFC, 6/9/00, p.A18)

2001        Jun 7, Pres. Bush signed a $1.3 trillion tax cut bill. It included rising exemptions on estate taxes until 2010 at which point they would return.
    (SFC, 6/8/01, p.A1)(SFC, 6/11/01, p.A3)
2001        Jun 7, The US and China agreed on a final plan for the removal of the US spy plane from Hainan Island.
    (SFC, 6/8/01, p.A16)
2001        Jun 7, A three-judge panel of the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh's request for an execution delay.
    (AP, 6/7/02)
2001        Jun 7, A federal judge refused to stop plans for a World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
    (AP, 6/7/02)
2001        Jun 7, In Argentina former Pres. Carlos Menem was arrested for leading a conspiracy to sell $100 million worth of weapons to Croatia and Ecuador while in office in 1991 and 1995. He was indicted July 4.
    (SFC, 6/8/01, p.A16)(WSJ, 6/8/01, p.A13)(SFC, 7/5/01, p.A8)
2001        Jun 7, In Bolivia former president Victor Paz Estensorro, founder of the National Revolutionary Movement, died at age 93.
    (SFC, 6/8/01, p.D5)
2001        Jun 7, Britain held elections. PM Tony Blair’s labor Party won the elections and a 2nd term with 44% of the popular vote. Labor had promised to achieve full employment in every region.
    (SFC, 6/8/01, p.A16)(Econ, 3/10/07, p.52)
2001        Jun 7, China published new rules on genetic engineering. The government took broad oversight over the industry and required clear labeling on genetically altered foods.
    (WSJ, 6/8/01, p.A13)
2001        Jun 7, Mamoru Takuma (37) stabbed at least 29 people at the Ikeda Elementary School in Osaka, Japan, and killed 8 children. He was executed in 2004.
    (SFC, 6/8/01, p.A16)(SFC, 9/4/01, p.A6)(Econ, 9/18/04, p.50)
2001        Jun 7, In Macedonia ethnic Albanian rebels declared a cease-fire as the president prepared a peace proposal to avert a declaration of war.
    (WSJ, 6/8/01, p.A1)

2002        Jun 7, Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel was convicted in Norwalk, Conn., of beating Greenwich neighbor Martha Moxley to death when they were 15 in 1975.
    (AP, 6/7/03)
2002        Jun 7, In El Salvador Mauricio Gonzalez (68), retired dental hygienist from San Ramon, Ca., was kidnapped near Sonsonate. A demand for $500,000 was made. This was the 4th kidnapping of a US citizen here since Jan 1, 2000.
    (SFC, 6/11/02, p.A19)
2002        Jun 7, It was reported that Italy had committed to a $4.3 billion project for a suspension bridge linking Sicily over the 2-mile-wide straits of Messina.
    (WSJ, 6/7/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 7, In Jerusalem hundreds of gay activists held their 1st gay pride parade.
    (SFC, 6/8/02, p.A12)
2002        Jun 7, Pakistan reported that it had shot down an unmanned Indian spy plane.
    (SFC, 6/8/02, p.A10)
2002        Jun 7, Palestinian gunmen attacked the Karmei Tsur settlement in the West Bank and killed 2 Israelis. 1 attacker was killed, a 2nd escaped.
    (SFC, 6/8/02, p.A12)
2002        Jun 7, In the Philippines a yearlong hostage crisis came to an end as Martin Burnham, an American missionary, was killed along with Philippine nurse Ediborah Yap when troops stormed an Abu Sayyaf outpost on Mindanao. Burnham's wife, Gracia Burnham, was wounded.
    (SFC, 6/8/02, p.A1)(AP, 6/7/07)

2003        Jun 7, At the Belmont Stakes Empire Maker caught Funny Cide on the far turn and beat him soundly. The defeat left thoroughbred racing still longing for its first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.
    (AP, 6/8/03)
2003        Jun 7, In a national first, New Hampshire Episcopalians elected the Reverend V. Gene Robinson, an openly gay man, as their next bishop.
    (AP, 6/7/04)
2003        Jun 7, A virus related to smallpox that has never been detected in the Western Hemisphere may be the cause of a mysterious disease spreading from pet prairie dogs to people across the upper Midwest.
    (AP, 6/8/03)
2003        Jun 7, In Afghanistan a car packed with explosives pulled up to a bus carrying German peacekeepers in Kabul and detonated, killing four and a teenage Afghan bystander. More than two dozen were wounded in the first fatal attack on the international force.
    (AP, 6/7/04)
2003        Jun 7, In Chechnya a fierce battle between rebels and Russian troops raged into its second day, leaving six servicemen dead.
    (AP, 6/7/03)
2003        Jun 7, In southern China 13 school children were reported missing after their ferry sank in rapids on the Qingshui River in Guizhou province.
    (AP, 6/8/03)
2003        Jun 7, Justine Henin-Hardenne beat Kim Clijsters 6-0, 6-4 at the French Open, in the first all-Belgian Grand Slam final.
    (AP, 6/7/04)
2003        Jun 7, In Germany a new law allowed stores to stay open 4 extra hours to 8 p.m.
    (AP, 6/6/03)
2003        Jun 7, In northern Laos suspected insurgents ambushed a bus, killing six people and wounding 10.
    (AP, 6/27/03)
2003        Jun 7, The Saudi interior minister linked last month's Riyadh bombings to the al-Qaida terror network in an interview, and his ministry identified 12 of the attackers.
    (AP, 6/7/03)
2003        Jun 7, In eastern Turkey a passenger bus slammed into a wall at the entrance of a tunnel, killing 27 people and injuring 33.
    (AP, 6/7/03)

2004        Jun 7, In Hockey’s Stanley Cup Tampa Bay defeated the Calgary Flames in game 7.
    (WSJ, 6/8/04, p.A1)
2004        Jun 7, The US Supreme court ordered US highways to be opened to long-haul Mexican trucks, rejecting objections by labor and environmental groups.
    (SFC, 6/8/04, A1)
2004        Jun 7, In Ecuador Indians blocked the Pan American Highway. They demanded the resignation of Pres. Gutierrez as he hosted an OAS meeting.
    (WSJ, 6/8/04, p.A1)
2004        Jun 7, In eastern India a boat crowded mainly with women and children capsized in a river, with at least 40 people feared dead.
    (AP, 6/7/04)
2004        Jun 7, In Iraq 9 militias agreed to disband in exchange for veteran’s pensions, jobs and other rewards. The Mahdi Army of al-Sadr was not included.
    (SFC, 6/8/04, A6)
2004        Jun 7, Pilots at Royal Air Maroc, Morocco's national carrier, have decided to end their strike, which began May 26 in response to the firing of 6 colleagues.
    (AFP, 6/7/04)
2004        Jun 7, Russian President Vladimir Putin flew to Mexico for talks with his Pres. Fox, who has said he hoped to increase military cooperation with Moscow. Putin, the 1st Russian head-of-state to visit Mexico, said the two major oil producing nations should share knowledge on oil exploration and the energy sector.
    (AP, 6/7/04)
2004        Jun 7, US and South Korean officials announced plans to withdraw a third of 37,000 US troops from South Korea by the end of next year.
    (AP, 6/7/04)

2005        Jun 7, President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair embraced a tentative plan to forgive the debt of poor African nations.
    (AP, 6/7/06)
2005        Jun 7, A Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks student found a track from a three-toed dinosaur believed to be about 70 million years old in Denali National Park, the first evidence that the animals roamed there.
    (AP, 7/6/05)
2005        Jun 7, General Motors announced plans to close plants and eliminate some 25,000 manufacturing jobs in the US by 2008.
    (SFC, 6/805, p.C1)
2005        Jun 7, Terry Long, former Pittsburgh Steelers lineman, died in a hospital about five hours after he was found unresponsive in his suburban Pittsburgh home. An Oct 19 revised death certificate indicated that he had committed suicide by drinking antifreeze, and did not die as a direct result of football-related head injuries.
    (AP, 1/26/06)
2005        Jun 7, In Australia 2 Chinese defectors, one of them a diplomat who walked away from his post, claim that China is running a spy network in Australia and other Western countries.
    (AP, 6/8/05)
2005        Jun 7, Brazil’s Pres. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva pledged to carry out a battle against corruption that would reduce it to a "sad memory."
    (AP, 6/7/05)
2005        Jun 7, A Chilean appeals court stripped Gen. Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution in a tax evasion case stemming from multimillion-dollar bank accounts the former dictator held in the US.
    (AP, 6/7/05)
2005        Jun 7, In Egypt 12 people, including two children, were killed and 16 injured when a building collapsed in Egypt's Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
    (AP, 6/8/05)
2005        Jun 7, In Ethiopia police raided a technical college in Addis Ababa, firing rubber bullets and beating up students defying a government ban on protests during a 2nd day of violence.
    (AP, 6/7/05)
2005        Jun 7, The EU head office said that Italy broke the bloc's budget rules with excessive deficits in 2003 and 2004 and is likely to breach the limit again this year and in 2006.
    (AP, 6/7/05)
2005        Jun 7, In Hungary legislators narrowly elected Laszlo Solyom (63), a center-right opposition candidate as the new president, in a setback for the governing coalition.
    (AP, 6/7/05)
2005        Jun 7, Lal Krishna Advani (77), India's most prominent Hindu nationalist, quit as head of the country's main opposition party following criticism of his kind words for the founding father of Pakistan, a man reviled in India. His resignation as president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, also made it official that India's Hindu political movement was splintering.
    (AP, 6/7/05)
2005        Jun 7, A Sunni Arab politician said two insurgent groups were willing to negotiate with the government, possibly opening a new political front in embattled Iraq.
    (AP, 6/7/05)
2005        Jun 7, Iraqi security forces captured Jassim Hazan Hamadi al-Bazi, also known as Abu Ahmed. a reputed key member of Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi's al-Qaida in Iraq terrorist group who is accused of building and selling cars used by suicide bombers.
    (AP, 6/14/05)
2005        Jun 7, In northern Iraq 4 apparently coordinated bombings in seven minutes killed 18 people and wounded 39, while a car bomb in Baghdad injured 28.
    (AP, 6/7/05)
2005        Jun 7, A convoy of trucks believed to be carrying supplies to a U.S. military base west of Baghdad was ambushed, and reporters who arrived after the attack said they saw the bodies of at least seven people.
    (AP, 6/8/05)
2005        Jun 7, Two US commanders were killed at a base near Tikrit. The US military later charged a Staff Sgt. Alberto B. Martinez of Troy, N.Y. National Guard with murdering Capt. Philip Esposito and 1st Lt. Louis Allen, in what is believed to be the 1st case of a US soldier in Iraq accused of killing his superiors. Martinez was acquitted of murder on Dec 4, 2008.
    (AP, 6/17/05)(AP, 11/1/05)(SFC, 10/23/08, p.A7)(SFC, 12/5/08, p.A6)
2005        Jun 7, Irishman Bob Geldof, who organized the 1985 Live Aid concerts, urged people to sail to France "in their thousands" and bring activists back to Britain to press world leaders into doing more to end poverty in Africa at their July summit in Scotland.
    (AFP, 6/7/05)(Econ, 6/4/05, p.56)
2005        Jun 7, Israeli soldiers killed a top Islamic Jihad militant in a West Bank gunbattle, and a Palestinian mortar attack on a Jewish settlement in Gaza killed two non-Israeli workers.
    (AP, 6/7/05)
2005        Jun 7, A Libyan court acquitted 9 police officers and a doctor accused of torturing six foreign medics sentenced to death for allegedly infecting children with HIV.
    (AP, 6/8/05)
2005        Jun 7, A convention adopted sweeping changes to Taiwan's constitution that will boost its top two political parties and require future amendments to go directly before voters, a measure opposed by China.
    (AP, 6/7/05)

2006        Jun 7, The International Monetary Fund urged the Bush administration to set a more ambitious goal of eliminating the federal budget deficit over the next five years and said tax increases may be needed to accomplish that objective.
    (AP, 6/7/06)
2006        Jun 7, US communications giant Motorola announced it is setting up a $100 million manufacturing facility in India to make mobile phone handsets and telecom network equipment.
    (AFP, 6/7/06)
2006        Jun 7, In Houston, Texas, Gabriel Granillo (14) was beaten by about a dozen gang members with baseball bats and tire irons. A teenage girl in the group stabbed him to death.
    (SFC, 6/8/06, p.A3)
2006        Jun 7, In Afghanistan a suspected suicide bomber also was killed when explosives he was carrying into the offices of a Turkish construction company exploded prematurely.
    (AP, 6/7/06)
2006        Jun 7, In Brazil a shootout between police and drug gangs in a Rio shantytown left 17 children injured, several hit by stray bullets even though their teacher ordered them to lie down on the floor when the shooting began.
    (AP, 6/7/06)
2006        Jun 7, Britain’s University and College Union agreed to accept a 13.1% pay rise over the next 3 years.
    (Econ, 6/10/06, p.53)
2006        Jun 7, A Chinese government report said more than 60% of recent land acquisitions for construction in China are illegal, with the figure rising to 90% in some cities. The report demanded investigations.
    (AP, 6/7/06)
2006        Jun 7, State-run media said storms pummeling southern China over the past week have killed at least 46 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.
    (AP, 6/7/06)
2006        Jun 7, In Indonesia a defiant but demure second issue of the Indonesian edition of US adult glossy Playboy hit Jakarta's streets, weeks after publishers halted operations following violent protests by Muslim hardliners.
    (AFP, 6/7/06)
2006        Jun 7, Iraq’s PM Nouri al-Maliki released nearly 600 detainees, making good on a pledge intended to ease feuding between Sunni Arabs and Shiites. Violence was unabated with at least 14 deaths reported. Al-Zarqawi and five aides, including spiritual adviser Sheik Abdul Rahman, were killed in a remote area 30 miles from Baghdad in the volatile province of Diyala, just east of the provincial capital of Baqouba. He was killed when US warplanes dropped 500-pound bombs on his isolated safehouse.
    (AP, 6/7-8/06)(WSJ, 6/9/06, p.A1)
2006        Jun 7, Latvia's parliament approved a bill to publish the names of nearly 4,500 suspected Soviet secret police informants. The bill went to President Vaira Vike-Freiberga for approval. Should she veto it, Parliament can override it with a two-thirds majority vote.
    (AP, 6/7/06)
2006        Jun 7, A Dutch court convicted Guus Kouwenhoven (64) of violating a UN arms embargo imposed on the regime of former Liberian President Charles Taylor and sentenced him to eight years in prison. The court found that he had traded guns for timber rights and used his lumber company to smuggle weapons that were later used by militias to commit atrocities against civilians in West Africa.
    (AP, 6/7/06)
2006        Jun 7, In southern Nigeria gunmen kidnapped five South Koreans in an overnight raid on a gas plant owned by Shell. 10 soldiers were killed in the raid.
    (AP, 6/7/06)(WSJ, 6/8/06, p.A1)
2006        Jun 7, Palestine’s Hamas-led government agreed to withdraw a controversial private militia from public areas of Gaza in an agreement with the rival Fatah movement aimed at halting weeks of bloody infighting. A border clash with Israeli soldiers left 3 Palestinians dead.
    (AP, 6/7/06)(WSJ, 6/8/06, p.A1)
2006        Jun 7, In Somalia Islamist leaders in control of Mogadishu agreed to talks with the country’s transitional government. A counter-offensive by rival warlords, supported by the US, still posed a threat.
    (SFC, 6/8/06, p.A18)
2006        Jun 7, A mine explosion in northeast Sri Lankan killed 8 civilians and wounded 14. Tamil Tiger rebels said the attack was carried out by government troops who had infiltrated an area held by the guerrillas.
    (AFP, 6/7/06)
2006        Jun 7, Swiss senator Dick Marty, the head of an investigation into alleged CIA clandestine prisons, said 14 European nations colluded with US intelligence in a "spider's web" of secret flights and detention centers that violated international human rights law. Marty asserted that at least 7 European governments were complicit in the transports.
    (AP, 6/7/06)(Econ, 6/10/06, p.49)
2006        Jun 7, In Syria Mohammad Ghanem, a journalist who edits a Web site and advocates greater rights for Kurds in Syria, was sentenced to a year in prison, but the military court commuted his sentence to six months. Ghanem was convicted on charges of "insulting the Syrian president, discrediting the Syrian government and fomenting sectarian unrest."
    (AP, 6/7/06)
2006        Jun 7, Turkey’s central bank unexpectedly raised its interest rate by 1.75%. This raised its overnight borrowing rate to 15%.
    (WSJ, 6/8/06, p.A13)
2006        Jun 7, Residential property in Kiev, Ukraine, was reported to have risen to $2,600 a square meter, from around $360 a square meter in mid-2002. Office property stood 25-30% above the residential cost, making Kiev 2nd only to Moscow as Eastern Europe’s most expensive market for office space.
    (WSJ, 6/6/06, p.B4)

2007        Jun 7, The US Senate’s immigration overhaul died on a procedural vote, killed by Democrats and Republicans alike.
    (SFC, 6/8/07, p.A1)
2007        Jun 7, It was reported that US prosecutors have opened an inquiry into allegations that a Kuwaiti contractor used foreign workers against their will in building the US Embassy in Baghdad.
    (WSJ, 6/7/07, p.A1)
2007        Jun 7, Sanjaya Bahel (57), former UN chief of the Commodity Procurement Section (1999-2003), was convicted in NYC of helping a friend secure $100 million in UN contracts in exchange for a huge discount on two luxury apartments in Manhattan and cash.
    (SFC, 6/8/07, p.A10)
2007        Jun 7, A coalition of human rights groups published the names of 39 terror suspects it believes are being secretly imprisoned by US authorities.
    (AP, 6/7/07)
2007        Jun 7, After three days in jail for a reckless-driving probation violation, Paris Hilton was released by Los Angeles County sheriff's officials because of an undisclosed medical condition to be sent home under house arrest. The next day, a judge ordered Hilton back to jail.
    (AP, 6/9/08)
2007        Jun 7, Severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes, produced baseball-size hail and dropped more than 6 inches of rain across the Upper Midwest, killing a swimmer in Illinois. Four people in Wisconsin were injured, none seriously. A northern Wisconsin resort was demolished by one of at least five tornadoes that swept across the state.
    (AP, 6/8/07)
2007        Jun 7, PepsiCo Inc., the nation's second biggest soft drink company, and an affiliated Midwest-based beverage bottler said they will pay $542 million for an 80% stake in Sandora LLC, a Ukraine-based juice company.
    (AP, 6/7/07)
2007        Jun 6, Scientists reported how it might be possible to turn an ordinary skin cell into an embryonic stem cell.
    (SFC, 6/7/07, p.A1)
2007        Jun 7, A study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said vitamin D is a powerful cancer fighter, cutting some types by 60% in elderly women.
    (WSJ, 6/8/07, p.A1)
2007        Jun 7, It was reported that UCSF researchers had identified a new species of bacteria, Bartonella rochalimae, in an American tourist who was sickened after spending 3 weeks trekking in Peru. It was named after Henrique da Rocha-Lima, a Brazilian scientist who decades ago identified the bacterium that causes typhus.
    (SFC, 6/7/07, p.B1)
2007        Jun 7, A new study showed that Yoga's postures, controlled breathing and meditation may work together to help ease brains plagued by anxiety or depression.
    (www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=604890)
2007        Jun 7, In Afghanistan 6 people were arrested in the killing of a woman who owned a radio station. 4 kidnapped Afghan medical workers were released after the body of a slain top Taliban commander was retrieved by his family. Suspected militants attacked a government compound in the Daychopan district of Zabul province, killing a policeman and wounding 3 others. An Afghan soldier was killed in a mine explosion in Zabul province. In eastern Nangarhar province, coalition and Afghan troops killed a militant during a firefight in Khogyani district. In Arghistan district, a police operation against Taliban fighters killed or wounded nine of the militants. In Zabul province, a two-hour gun battle killed one policeman and four Taliban.
    (AP, 6/7/07)(AP, 6/8/07)
2007        Jun 7, In Arghistan district, a police operation against Taliban fighters killed or wounded nine of the militants. In Zabul province, a two-hour gun battle killed one policeman and four Taliban.
    (AP, 6/8/07)
2007        Jun 7, British media reported that Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar bin Sultan pocketed about $2 billion in secret payments as part of an $80 billion arms deal between Britain and Saudi Arabia first signed in 1985.
    (SFC, 6/8/07, p.A16)
2007        Jun 7, The Bollywood Oscars was formally launched in England.
    (AP, 6/7/07)
2007        Jun 7, Europe's first train operated on environmentally friendly bio-fuel went into service with PM-designate Gordon Brown traveling on its maiden journey. The train, modified to run on a blended fuel which is 20% bio-diesel, will travel across England, south Wales and Scotland during a six-month experiment that has been organized by Virgin Trains.
    (AFP, 6/7/07)
2007        Jun 7, In Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the G8 has agreed on a plan calling for "substantial cuts" to greenhouse gas emissions. Riot police used water cannons to turn protesters away from the fence surrounding the Group of Eight summit. G8 leaders reached an agreement on climate change, adopting a statement that says they should "seriously consider" proposals to cut the emissions of greenhouse gases by 50 percent by 2050. Russian President Vladimir Putin, bitterly opposed to a US missile shield in Europe, told President Bush that Moscow would drop its objections if the radar-based system were installed in Azerbaijan.
    (AP, 6/7/07)(AP, 6/7/08)
2007        Jun 7, A suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden truck at a police station in Rabia, near Iraq's border with Syria, killing at least 4 policemen and 5 civilians, and wounding 22 other people. In Ramadi 3 policemen were killed and four others wounded when a suicide driver blew up his automobile at their checkpoint. In Baghdad's eastern Sadr City district, a bomb beneath a parked car exploded at lunchtime outside a falafel restaurant. At least three people were killed and eight wounded. Mortar shells landing in two districts of western Baghdad killed two civilians and wounded 12 others. An Iraqi journalist was shot to death while she was waiting for a taxi in the northern city of Mosul. Iraq's bombings, shootings, mortar attacks and execution-style killings left at least 63 Iraqis dead nationwide. They included 32 unidentified men who were handcuffed, blindfolded and shot to death in Baghdad, apparent victims of so-called sectarian death squads usually run by Shiite militias.
    (AP, 6/7/07)(AP, 6/8/07)
2007        Jun 7, It was reported that police and security forces in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir have destroyed hundreds of acres of poppy fields and arrested 125 people.
    (AP, 6/7/07)
2007        Jun 7, Gunfights erupted in a Nairobi slum, killing at least 10 people, as police conducted house-to-house searches for members of an outlawed sect accused of terrorizing Kenyans and leaving behind a string of beheaded corpses.
    (AP, 6/7/07)
2007        Jun 7, In eastern Lebanon troops discovered three vehicles rigged with explosives during a raid on a hideout.
    (AP, 6/7/07)
2007        Jun 7, Thousands of lawyers, journalists and opposition activists staged a sit-in protest in the Pakistani city of Lahore, demanding President Gen. Pervez Musharraf resign for suspending a popular Supreme Court judge and enacting restrictions on the media.
    (AP, 6/7/07)
2007        Jun 7, A battle between gunmen from Hamas and Fatah in the Gaza Strip left one Fatah man dead before daybreak.
    (AP, 6/7/07)
2007        Jun 7, The US ambassador to the Philippines handed over a $10 million reward to four Filipino informants whose tip led to the killing of the country's two top terror suspects.
    (AP, 6/7/07)
2007        Jun 7, An international conservation group said Russia has established the Zov Tigra National Park to protect Siberian tigers. According to the WWF the 200,000-acre park will protect the big cat's habitat while simultaneously allowing for nature tourism.
    (AP, 6/8/07)
2007        Jun 7, South Africa launched a new scheme by which citizens in crime-ridden areas will be able to use text messages to anonymously tip-off the police. South African police used stun grenades and a water cannon to disperse striking hospital workers in the port city of Durban as a crippling public sector strike entered its 7th day.
    (AP, 6/7/07)
2007        Jun 7, In Spain Monzer al-Kassar (61), a Syrian arms dealer previously accused of arming militants from Iraq to Somalia, was arrested on suspicion of plotting to send millions of dollars worth of weapons to Colombian rebels. A federal indictment unsealed in NYC said al-Kassar has provided weapons and military equipment to violent factions in Nicaragua, Brazil, Cyprus, Bosnia, Croatia, Somalia, Iran and Iraq. Tareq Mousa al Ghazi and Luis Filipe Moreno Godoy, also included in the indictment, were arrested in Romania.
    (AP, 6/8/07)
2007        Jun 7, Police in Sri Lanka's capital rounded up hundreds of ethnic Tamils deemed a threat to security and bused them to Tamil regions in the north and east of the country.
    (AP, 6/7/07)
2007        Jun 7, In Switzerland all 19 managers and consultants accused in the collapse of former national carrier Swissair were acquitted and will receive compensation totaling more than $2 million.
    (AP, 6/7/07)
2007        Jun 7, Zimbabwe received 15 million dollars worth of anti-retroviral drugs from the United States government to bolster its fight against HIV and AIDS.
    (AP, 6/8/07)

2008        Jun 7, Hillary Clinton pledged her support for Barack Obama and asked her supporters to do the same.
    (WSJ, 6/9/08, p.A1)
2008        Jun 7, In New York Nick Zito saddled 38-1 long shot Da' Tara to a 5 1/4-length upset at Belmont. Big Brown, the favorite, came in last.
    (AP, 6/8/08)
2008        Jun 7, It was reported that the AIDS epidemic was reckoned to have infected 33 million people worldwide.
    (Econ, 6/7/08, p.91)
2008        Jun 7, Jim McKay (b.1921), former ABC sports broadcaster, died in Monkton, Md. He covered 10 Olympic games over 24 years and was the voice on the anthology series “Wide World of Sports" for its first quarter century.
    (SSFC, 6/8/08, p.A2)
2008         Jun 7, In Afghanistan a Canadian soldier died after tumbling down a well while on night patrol. Capt. Jonathan Sutherland Snyder (26) was the 85th Canadian soldier, the third in a month, to die in Afghanistan since 2002.
    (http://tinyurl.com/6bu2q9)(Reuters, 6/8/08)
2008        Jun 7, Canada said it had wrapped up free trade negotiations with Colombia and reached agreement on related labor and environmental issues.
    (Reuters, 6/7/08)
2008        Jun 7, Congo President Joseph Kabila met with UN envoys who backed his plans to disarm and expel Rwandan rebels behind years of strife. They also planned to refocus the biggest UN peace force on rebuilding the shattered nation.
    (Reuters, 6/7/08)
2008        Jun 7, In Egypt thousands of demonstrators fought with police after a protest over flour rations in a town on the Mediterranean coast. Mustafa Khalil (88), a former Egyptian prime minister (1978-1980), died. He was an architect of the 1979 Camp David peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.
    (AP, 6/8/08)
2008        Jun 7, In Baghdad 4 police recruits were killed in a blast at the National Police headquarters. US soldiers captured a Basra-based "special groups" leader at a hideout in eastern Baghdad. The US military killed four suspected militants, captured five others and destroyed two safehouses in northern Iraq. An American soldier died when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in eastern Baghdad.
    (AP, 6/7/08)(AP, 6/8/08)
2008        Jun 7, An Israeli tank killed a militant near Gaza City. Hamas confirmed the man was a member of the group and said two of his comrades were wounded. The Israeli military said the gunman was planting a bomb along the border.
    (AP, 6/8/08)
2008        Jun 7, A boat carrying 150 African migrants en route to Europe sank off the Libyan coast. The Libyan authorities later recovered 40 bodies. The Libyan government informed the Egyptian government of the incident on June 13 because they believe that 12 of the passengers were Egyptians.
    (AFP, 6/16/08)
2008        Jun 7, Macedonia’s State Election Commission announced it would nullify results from 193 polling stations after detecting fraud and other irregularities in the June 1 violence-marred parliamentary election.
    (AP, 6/8/08)
2008        Jun 7, In Morocco violent clashes between unemployed youths and the police left 44 people including 27 police officers injured in the southwestern port of Sidi Ifni.
    (AFP, 6/7/08)
2008        Jun 7, In Sri Lanka separate clashes in Vavuniya district killed 8 rebels and wounded five soldiers. Other battles in Jaffna and Welioya killed six rebels and wounded 10 soldiers.
    (AP, 6/8/08)
2008        Jun 7, President Hugo Chavez said that his government will rewrite a new intelligence law to calm fears in Venezuela that the decree could be used to stifle dissent. Thousands of opponents of President Hugo Chavez protested a "blacklist" unveiled by Venezuela's top anti-corruption official that bars key opposition candidates from running in upcoming elections.
    (AP, 6/8/08)
2008        Jun 7, Zimbabwe's High Court overturned a police ban on opposition rallies this weekend ahead of the June 27 presidential run-off.
    (Reuters, 6/7/08)

2009        Jun 7, In Martinez, Ca., hospital patient Paul Hammond (47) was shot and killed by police after wielding a knife and cutting restraints while being treated for alcohol withdrawal. In 2011 Contra Costa County agreed to pay $1.4 million to his 4 children.
    (SFC, 9/9/11, p.C2)
2009        Jun 7, A joint Afghan and US-led coalition operation against insurgents in southern Zabul province killed more than 20 Taliban fighters. After the operation a roadside bomb exploded and killed one Afghan policeman as the forces were returning to base. A militant ambush in northwest Faryab province killed four policemen. Another Taliban attack in the eastern province of Paktika killed the police chief in Sarhawza district. Militants elsewhere in Paktika ambushed a truck of private security guards, killing four of them.
    (AP, 6/7/09)
2009        Jun 7, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia signed an agreement paving the way for a monetary union and plans for a unified regional currency.
    (SFC, 6/8/09, p.C1)
2009        Jun 7, Brazilian and French ships recovered 14 more bodies from ocean near Air France crash, bringing the total to 16.
    (AP, 6/7/09)(SFC, 6/8/09, p.A3)
2009        Jun 7, China and Japan pledged to throw their combined weight behind efforts to revive the struggling world economy after talks aimed at boosting trade between the two powers.
    (AFP, 6/7/09)
2009        Jun 7, Egypt's public prosecutor ordered the return of a shipment of Russian wheat impounded last month on health grounds. The decision to ship back the 52,000 tons of wheat, worth 9.6 million dollars (6.8 million euros), came after an investigation found the grain was contaminated with insects and unspecified heavy metals.
    (AFP, 6/7/09)
2009        Jun 7, Europe leaned to the right as tens of millions of people voted in European Parliament elections, with conservative parties favored in many countries against a backdrop of economic crisis. Center-right parties won the most seats in the election. Only 43% of 375 million eligible voters cast ballots. In Bulgaria the xenophobic Ataka party won 12% of the vote.
    (AP, 6/7/09)(Reuters, 6/8/09)(SFC, 6/8/09, p.A5)(Econ, 2/6/10, p.58)
2009        Jun 7, In Indonesia 19 leading agricultural exporting nations, including Australia, Brazil and South Africa, kicked off talks in Bali aimed at pushing forward troubled world trade negotiations. The Cairns Group of nations accounted for more than 25% of the world's agricultural exports was also expected to take aim at US and European dairy export subsidies.
    (Reuters, 6/7/09)
2009        Jun 7, Lebanese streamed to their hometowns to vote in a crucial election. Muslims made up at least 60 percent of the estimated 4 million population. The rest are Christians. There are 18 religious sects. Christians, Sunni Muslims and Shiite Muslims make up roughly a third of the population each. About 400,000 Palestinian refugees also live in Lebanon. Lebanon's Western-backed coalition defeated Hezbollah and its allies dealing a stunning setback to the Iranian-backed militants. The tally showed the winning coalition with 68 seats versus 57 for the Hezbollah-led alliance. Three seats went to independents. Turnout nationwide was about 52.3% up from 45.8% in 2005.
    (AP, 6/7/09)(AP, 6/8/09)
2009        Jun 7, Mexican police announced the arrest of Olga Lerma in western Jalisco state. She was wanted in the US for allegedly smuggling $2 million in cocaine-trafficking profits for a powerful drug cartel.
    (AP, 6/7/09)
2009        Jun 7, In Somalia two masked gunmen killed the director of one of the country’s largest broadcasters, raising to five the number of journalists killed there this year.
    (AP, 6/7/09)
2009        Jun 7, In southern Thailand Islamic insurgents shot dead a villager and then detonated a car bomb as a crowd gathered, killing one and wounding 19 in the Yi-ngo district of Narathiwat.
    (AP, 6/7/09)
2009        Jun 7, Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko said that talks with the main opposition party on forming a coalition have collapsed, indicating a continuation of the turmoil that has plagued the country's politics and hobbled its response to the severe economic crisis.
    (AP, 6/7/09)
2009        Jun 7, Zimbabwe PM Morgan Tsvangirai launched a three-week trip to the West. He spoke at The Hague saying he is seeking re-engagement, not touring with a "begging bowl" asking for aid. Pres. Robert Mugabe launched a new pact aimed at tearing down trade barriers across 19 African nations with appeals for external investors and an end to domestic conflicts.
    (AP, 6/7/09)(AFP, 6/7/09)

2010        Jun 7, The US military said it is holding Army Specialist Bradley Manning of the 2nd Brigade 10th Mountain Division in pretrial confinement in Kuwait and that he is suspected of releasing classified information. A video last April showed US Army helicopters killing two journalists in a 2007 shooting [see July 12, 2007]. Manning had leaked the video on Wikileaks.
    (AP, 6/8/10)(Econ, 6/12/10, p.67)
2010        Jun 7, US Sec. of Labor Hilda Solis visited Fremont, Ca., and announced a $19 million federal grant to help thousands of workers who lost their jobs when the NUMMI car plant closed in April.
    (SFC, 6/8/10, p.D1)
2010        Jun 7, A US Border Patrol agent shot and killed Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca (14) after a confrontation at an international bridge near downtown El Paso.
    (AP, 6/8/10)
2010        Jun 7, Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter signed 2 bills aimed at reigning in the 1,100 medical marijuana dispensaries that have opened around the state. About half the existing dispensaries were expected to continue under the new rules.
    (SFC, 6/8/10, p.A5)
2010        Jun 7, Melinda Gates said the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will spend $1.5 billion over 5 years to support maternal and health care projects abroad.
    (SFC, 6/8/10, p.A5)
2010        Jun 7, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone 4.
    (SFC, 6/8/10, p.D1)
2010        Jun 7, A natural gas explosion in northern Texas killed one member of a crew installing utility poles. Authorities the next day were trying to determine if the gas line had been marked before digging started.
    (AP, 6/8/10)
2010        Jun 7, Chrysler Group LLC said it is recalling nearly 600,000 minivans and Jeep Wranglers because of brake or wiring problems that could become safety issues.
    (AP, 6/7/10)
2010        Jun 7, In Afghanistan 10 deaths marked the deadliest day of the year for ISAF. The dead included 7 Americans, 2 Australians and a French Legionnaire. They were killed in five separate insurgent attacks in the south and east of the country. Two civilian contractors training police, an American and a Nepalese, also died in a suicide attack in Kandahar city. In Badghis, Afghan special forces backed by US helicopter gunships battled insurgents for 12 hours overnight in a remote Taliban-controlled region, killing 23 militants.
    (AP, 6/8/10)
2010        Jun 7, The Corporate Eco Forum (CEF) awarded Walmart Brazil  and its CEO Hector Nunez the inaugural C.K. Prahalad  Award for Global Sustainability Leadership for their historic work to preserve the Amazon.
    (PRNewswire, 6/8/10)
2010        Jun 7, China’s Xinhua News Agency said the death toll from flooding and rain-triggered landslides in southern China has climbed to 53 after the bodies of all missing people were recovered. Three days of heavy rain that began May 31 destroyed 11,000 homes and forced the evacuation of 200,000 people.
    (AP, 6/7/10)
2010        Jun 7, A commission named by Ecuador's left-leaning government to investigate human rights violations in the previous quarter century blamed late right-wing President Leon Febres Cordero for two-thirds of such cases. Elsie Monge, president of the so-called truth commission, said that the 1984-88 Cordero administration was marked by "a climate of fear and anxiety."
    (AP, 6/7/10)
2010        Jun 7, An Egyptian security official declared the blockade of Gaza a failure and said his country will keep its border with the Palestinian territory open indefinitely.
    (AP, 6/7/10)
2010        Jun 7, In Guatemala Spaniard Carlos Castresana, the chief of a UN commission responsible for battling corruption and crime in the country, resigned accusing the country of failing to keep up its end of the deal. Castresana said one reason for the resignation was the appointment of Conrado Reyes as Guatemala's attorney general, accusing him of having a history of ties to organized crime.
    (AP, 6/8/10)
2010        Jun 7, An Indian court convicted seven former senior employees of Union Carbide's Indian subsidiary of "death by negligence" for their roles in the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy that left an estimated 15,000 people dead more than a quarter century ago in the world's worst industrial disaster. The former employees, many of them in their 70s, were sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay fines of 100,000 rupees ($2,175) apiece. All seven were released on bail shortly after the verdict.
    (AP, 6/7/10)
2010        Jun 7, Iranian state television showed a video of a man it identified as a missing nuclear scientist, who said he had been abducted and taken to the United States. The scientist, Shahram Amiri, disappeared while on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in June 2009. US media reports in March said he defected to the US and is assisting the CIA in efforts to undermine Iran's nuclear program. Iran has repeatedly said Amiri was abducted by the US.
    (AP, 6/7/10)
2010        Jun 7, Iran's first women-only bank branch opened, allowing women to manage their finances without dealing with unrelated men, something likely to appeal to religious families who oppose mingling between the sexes.
    (Reuters, 6/7/10)
2010        Jun 7, The Iranian Red Crescent said that it will send three aid ships to Gaza in the latest bid to break the blockade imposed on the Palestinian territory by Iran's archfoe Israel.
    (AFP, 6/7/10)
2010        Jun 7, In Iraq attackers targeted police and anti-insurgent fighters in a campaign of intimidation that left at least 13 people dead, including three killed when a car bomb loaded with ball bearings exploded in a Baghdad shopping area.
    (AP, 6/7/10)(SFC, 6/8/10, p.A2)
2010        Jun 7, The Israeli navy killed 4 Palestinian militants in diver suits off the coast of Gaza before dawn. Palestinian officials said Israel fired a missile at Palestinian militants near the Gaza border, wounding one. The bodies of two Palestinians killed by Israeli fire washed ashore a day later, bringing to six the total number of alleged militants killed by the navy raid.
    (AP, 6/7/10)(AP, 6/8/10)
2010        Jun 7, Mordechai Eliyahu (81), a former chief rabbi who encouraged Israelis to oppose removal of settlements and blamed Reform Jewry for the Holocaust died in Jerusalem.
    (AFP, 6/7/10)
2010        Jun 7, Kyrgyzstan's fragile interim government suffered its first major defection as Edil Baisalov, the acting president's chief of staff, announced his resignation and disclosed plans to create a new political party.
    (AP, 6/7/10)
2010        Jun 7, In Mexico a prison fight in the border city of Ciudad Juarez left three inmates dead. A federal agent was also badly beaten during the fight.
    (AP, 6/9/10)
2010        Jun 7, In North Korea the brother-in-law of Kim Jong Il (68) was promoted to the No. 2 spot in the secretive nation's leadership, a position that could allow him to become the next ruler or a kingmaker who will decide which of Kim's sons succeeds his father. Jang Song Thaek already had immense power as the head of intelligence and the political overlord of the prosecutor's office, the police and the courts. Kim Yong-Il, who is unrelated to the leader, was replaced as premier by Choe Yong-Rim who headed the Pyongyang branch of the ruling communist party.
    (AP, 6/7/10)
2010        Jun 7, In Portugal a lesbian couple wed in the country’s first same-sex ceremony since the predominantly Catholic country introduced a law allowing gay marriage last month.
    (AP, 6/7/10)
2010        Jun 7, Spanish healthcare company Grifols SA said it had acquired Talecris Biotherapeutics, based in North Carolina, for euro2.8 billion ($3.4 billion).
    (AP, 6/7/10)
2010        Jun 7, Turkey and Azerbaijan signed a long-awaited deal on the transit of gas to Europe seen as crucial to plans to reduce the continent's dependence on Russian gas.
    (AFP, 6/7/10)

2011        Jun 7, Pres. Obama honored German Chancellor Angela Merkel, by presenting her with the Medal of Freedom. Merkel, chancellor since 2005, grew up under Communism and lived to see the rise of democracy in her country; she is Germany’s first woman leader.
            (LAT, 6/7/2011)
2011        Jun 7, Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives, called for an ethics investigation into the conduct of Rep. Anthony Weiner to see if the representative’s Twitter scandal had broken any laws. 
            (Reuters, 6/7/11)
2011        Jun 7, In Oregon City, Oregon, Timothy and Rebecca Wyland were convicted of felony criminal mistreatment for refusing to get medical treatment for their infant daughter Alayna. The Wylands belong to a church that only believes in faith healing, and although their daughter had a growth on one eye that nearly blinded her, they would not take her to a doctor. The state intervened and made sure Alayna did receive medical treatment. When the Wylands are sentenced at the end of June, they face up to five years in jail.
            (Portland Oregonian, 6/7/11)
2011        Jun 7, NBC won a fierce bidding war over exclusive television coverage of the Olympics, outbidding Fox and ESPN. NBC signed a deal which cost $4.38 billion, and gave the network US broadcasting rights to the four Olympic Games from 2014 until 2020.
    (Reuters, 6/7/11)
2011        Jun 7, In Colorado the new mayor of Denver is Democratic councilman Michael Hancock, who defeated his main challenger, former senator Chris Romer, in a runoff election (Hancock and Romer were the two biggest vote-getters in the city’s May 3rd election; they then faced each other in the runoff). Hancock will be sworn in on July 18th.
            (AP, 6/7/11)
2011        Jun 7, California Blue Shield CEO Bruce Bodaken announced a 2% cap on revenue.
    (SFC, 6/7/11, p.A8)
2011        Jun 7, SF police killed Joshua Camden Smith (25), a robber who had become known as the “Gen X bandit," due to his distinctive attire while holding up two banks in Orange County.
    (SFC, 6/9/11, p.C3) 
2011        Jun 7, Dmitri Mendeleev's Periodic Table of Chemical Elements was augmented with two new entries – elements 114 and 116. An international commission of scientists, comprised mostly of physicists and chemists, agreed to include the ultra-heavy chemicals in the Table.
    (SFC, 6/9/11, p.A6)(http://tinyurl.com/64s59wa)
2011        Jun 7, In Afghanistan the decapitated remains of Jawad Zehak, a Bamiyan provincial politician, were recovered.
    (SFC, 6/8/11, p.A5)
2011        Jun 7, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's chief of staff Antonio Palocci stepped down amid questions over how his personal wealth rose sharply while he served as a congressman in 2010.
    (AP, 7/6/11)
2011        Jun 7, Colombian authorities said 4 police officers were killed and 16 injured in an alleged rebel attack in the southwestern province of Cauca.
    (SFC, 6/8/11, p.A2)
2011        Jun 7, The EU imposed sanctions on 6 ports still held by Colonel Qaddafi. Russian President Dmitri Medvedev sent an envoy to Libya for the first time to meet with rebel leaders in the city of Benghazi and promise support. At least 40 NATO strikes hit Tripoli as Khadafy spoke in an audio address and vowed never to surrender.
    (Econ, 6/18/11, p.53)(AFP, 6/7/11)(SFC, 6/8/11, p.A4)
2011        Jun 7, In Gambia former communications minister Amadou Janneh, a US national, was arrested along with others for "conspiring among themselves to carry out an enterprise with force with the intent to usurp the executive powers of the state."
    (AFP, 7/20/11)
2011        Jun 7, The austerity measures proposed by Greece’s PM George Papandreou in response to his country’s debt crisis continued to encounter fierce opposition, as thousands of Greek citizens continued to protest in the square outside the parliament building.
            (AFP, 6/7/11)
2011        Jun 7, In Haiti 7 days of heavy rains led to 23 deaths as mudslides and floods battered parts of the south.
            (AP, 6/7/11)
2011        Jun 7, In Nigeria at least 11 people were killed in multiple blasts and targeted attacks by the Boko Haram Muslim sect.
    (SFC, 6/8/11, p.A2)
2011        Jun 7, A Philippine court froze $23 million in bank accounts and assets of the Ampatuan family linked to the 2009 politically motivated massacre of at least 57 people.
    (SFC, 6/8/11, p.A2)
2011        Jun 7, A Russian Soyuz spacecraft took off from Kazakhstan, bound for the International Space Station. In the three-man crew were Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, American astronaut Michael Fossum, and Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa of Japan's JAXA space agency. The trio will spend six months on the space station.
            (AP, 6/7/11)(Reuters, 6/7/11)
2011        Jun 7, In Somalia Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, one of the most wanted Al-Qaeda terrorists, was killed by security forces at a government-run checkpoint in Mogadishu. He died when the security forces discovered that he and another man with whom he was traveling were armed. Mohammed was believed to be the mastermind behind the 1998 bombings of embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, in which 224 people died.
            (AP, 6/11/11)
2011        Jun 7, Syria’s government said 120 of its forces were killed in Jisr al-Shughour as people fled the area for the nearby Turkish border. Syria said armed gangs killed security personnel in the town after large demonstrations there.
    (SFC, 6/8/11, p.A4)(Reuters, 4/25/15)
2011        Jun 7, Authorities in Uruguay remained puzzled by the fact that more than 600 dead penguins had washed up on the shores at La Paloma and Piriapolils since the weekend. Marine biologists were trying to determine why such a large number of penguins were found dead.
            (AP, 6/7/11)
2011        Jun 7, In Yemen attacks by militants and the government army left dozens dead in 2 restive provinces.
    (SFC, 6/8/11, p.A4)

2012        Jun 7, The US announced $33 million in rewards for information leading to the location of top terrorist suspects in Somalia.
    (SFC, 6/8/12, p.A2)
2012        Jun 7, The US Library of Congress named Natasha Trethewey, Mississippi’s top poet, as the nation’s poet laureate.
    (SFC, 6/7/12, p.A9)
2012        Jun 7, Chicago mobster Arthur "The Brain" Rachel (73) was sentenced to 8½ years in prison for his involvement in planning robberies with two other accomplices, both of whom are also in their 70s. Rachel told the judge he got involved in more robberies because he was bored. He had gained notoriety three decades ago for stealing the 45-carat Marlborough Diamond from a London jewelry store.
    (AP, 6/7/12)
2012        Jun 7, Bob Welch (65), a former member of Fleetwood Mac who also had a solo career, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Tennessee.
    (SFC, 6/8/12, p.A8)
2012        Jun 7, In central Florida a single-engine plane crashed in the Tiger Creek Preserve killing Ron Bramlage (45), his wife and their 4 children. The family was returning home to Junction City, Kansas, from the Bahamas.
    (SFC, 6/9/12, p.A5)
2012        Jun 7, In northern Afghanistan a bomb was detonated on the outside of one of the prison walls in Sar-e-Pul province and 32 prisoners, including criminals and members of the Taliban, escaped through the rubble. Inmates reportedly made the bomb inside the compound and blew up a prison tower. 18 were soon re-captured and 14 remained at large.
    (AP, 6/8/12)(AFP, 6/9/12)
2012        Jun 7, An Algerian man died (36) in Oran a day after setting himself ablaze in protest when a policeman took away his driver's license in the Mascara region.
    (AFP, 6/7/12)
2012        Jun 7, Australia said it will lift remaining sanctions against Myanmar and more than double its foreign aid to encourage democratic reforms.
    (AFP, 6/7/12)
2012        Jun 7, Australian police said Captain Emad, an alleged people-smuggling kingpin who was granted a refugee visa, fled the country this week after a television expose, and they were powerless to stop him.
    (AFP, 6/7/12)
2012        Jun 7, China cut its benchmark lending rate by a quarter percentage point to 6.31 percent for the first time since 2008 to support growth in its cooling economy.
    (AP, 6/7/12)
2012        Jun 7, Chinese President Hu Jintao announced an SCO plan whereby China, Russia and four Central Asian states would grant Afghanistan observer status in their regional group. This was announced at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's annual summit in Beijing.
    (AP, 6/7/12)
2012        Jun 7, Denmark's Parliament approved a law allowing same-sex couples to get married in formal church weddings, effective June 15, instead of the short blessing ceremonies that the state's Lutheran Church currently offers.
    (AP, 6/7/12)
2012        Jun 7, In Ethiopia peace talks between Khartoum and Juba to set up a demilitarized buffer zone ended with Sudan accusing South Sudan of seeking to create "10 disputed areas."
    (AFP, 6/8/12)
2012        Jun 7, In Greece Ilias Kasidiaris (31), the extreme-right Golden Dawn party spokesman, caused an uproar by slapping one female politician on live TV and throwing a glass of water on another. On June 11 he sued the two women as well as the television channel that hosted the news show.
    (AP, 6/11/12)
2012        Jun 7, In Iraq Abed Hamid Hmoud, Saddam Hussein's trusted personal secretary, was executed by hanging. He was once No. 4 on the US most-wanted list in Iraq.
    (AP, 6/7/12)
2012        Jun 7, An Israeli court cleared the way for the deportation of an estimated 1,500 South Sudanese, after rejecting a petition against a change in the policy on illegal migrants from there.
    (AFP, 6/8/12)
2012        Jun 7, Japan’s coastguard plucked British adventurer Sarah Outen to safety after she got into trouble in the northern Pacific during her attempt to row solo across the ocean. A patrol boat was also heading towards fellow Briton Charlie Martell, who was separately attempting to row solo across the Pacific when he was also caught in bad weather.
    (AFP, 6/8/12)
2012        Jun 7, In Japan Govinda Prasad Mainali (45) was released from jail after DNA tests confirmed he could not have committed the killing of a 39-year-old Japanese woman in 1997. The Nepalese migrant worker had served 15 years in a Japanese jail. Mainali was acquitted in April 2000 but remained in prison pending an appeal by prosecutors, who maintained he had robbed and murdered the victim because he was short of cash.
    (AFP, 6/16/12)
2012        Jun 7, Lesotho King Letsie III appointed Motsoahae Tom Thabane as Prime Minister.
    (AFP, 6/7/12)
2012        Jun 7, In Libya hundreds of armed men calling for Islamic law staged a demonstration in the eastern city of Benghazi. A counter rally, which included dozens of activists and several women in its ranks, emerged in protest over the presence of weapons. It succeeded in pushing the men out of the square after sunset without incident. Authorities in Zintan, southwest of Tripoli, detained Australian defense lawyer Melinda Taylor. She was one of two lawyers assigned by the ICC to help defend the legal interests of Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, who has been held by revolutionary fighters since his capture in November.
    (AFP, 6/7/12)(AP, 6/9/12)
2012        Jun 7, In Mali residents of Timbuktu said they have launched an armed group to kick out the Islamists currently controlling the ancient city. The UN, AU and ECOWAS officials called for the immediate dissolution of the former junta which came to power following the coup by low-ranking officers.
    (AFP, 6/8/12)
2012        Jun 7, A panel of Mexican judges agreed to extradite Sandra Avila Beltran, a suspected drug trafficker known as the “Queen of the Pacific," to face charges in the US.
    (SFC, 6/8/12, p.A2)
2012        Jun 7, In Mexico 14 dismembered bodies were discovered inside a truck in Mante, located in the south of Tamaulipas state, which borders Texas.
    (Reuters, 6/23/12)
2012        Jun 7, In Pakistan a bomb attack killed at least 8 people, including 3 boys, and wounded more than 20 others outside a madrassa in the southwestern city of Quetta. 7 of the injured people died overnight in hospital raising the death toll to 15.
    (AFP, 6/7/12)(AFP, 6/8/12)
2012        Jun 7, The Palestinian anti-corruption court convicted Mohammed Rashid, the fugitive moneyman of the late leader Yasser Arafat of siphoning off millions of dollars in public funds, sentencing him in absentia to 15 years in prison.
    (AP, 6/7/12)
2012        Jun 7, Qatar Airways completed its first flight to Baghdad since Saddam Hussein's 1990 invasion of Kuwait, a month after launching services to Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region.
    (AFP, 6/7/12)
2012        Jun 7, In Scotland the number of confirmed and suspected cases of Legionnaires' disease in Edinburgh rose to 51, as officials continued to search for the source of the deadly outbreak. One man, who had existing health problems, died a day earlier while being treated for the lung infection. A 2nd death was reported on June 15. A probe so far focused on industrial cooling towers in the southwest of the city.
    (AFP, 6/7/12)(AFP, 6/15/12)
2012        Jun 7, Syrian troops blocked UN observers from reaching the site of a new mass killing. The Syrian National Council said 78 people, including women and children, were killed overnight in the village of Mazraat al-Qubair in central Hama province when government-aligned militiamen converged on the village from neighboring pro-regime villages.
    (AP, 6/7/12)
2012        Jun 7, In Yemen at least 23 al-Qaida-linked militants were killed in fighting in the country's south.
    (AP, 6/7/12)

2013        Jun 7, Pres. Obama welcomed China’s Pres. Xi Jinping as he arrived in southern California for a 2-day summit.
    (SFC, 6/8/13, p.A2)
2013        Jun 7, A US jobs report suggested the Federal Reserve is likely to keep its stimulus program going for now. The Labor Department said the world's largest economy added 175,000 jobs, slightly better than the expected 165,000 increase. However, the previous months' jobs gains were revised down.
    (AP, 6/7/13)
2013        Jun 7, Southern California Edison said its San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will be permanently shut down.
    (SFC, 6/8/13, p.A1)
2013        Jun 7, In southern California a domestic violence incident in Santa Monica left 5 people dead including the gunman, John Zawahri (23). A critically injured woman died on June 9.
    (AP, 6/7/13)(SFC, 6/10/13, p.A5)
2013        Jun 7, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed a bill allowing illegal immigrants to apply for driving licenses from 2015.
    (Econ, 6/15/13, p.32)
2013        Jun 7, Richard Ramirez (53), known as the “Night Stalker" killer, died in Marin Ct., Ca. He had been on death row at San Quentin for nearly 28 years awaiting an execution date.
    (SFC, 6/7/13, p.C1)
2013        Jun 7, Ata Yousef El Ammouri (65), a former Chicago store owner, was taken into custody after arriving from Jordan. He had fled the US in 1979 after being accused of killing Joe Harris, who walked out of his store without paying for a can of beer.
    (SSFC, 6/9/13, p.A12)
2013        Jun 7, In Texas Shannon Guess Richardson (35), a pregnant Texas actress, was arrested and charged with orchestrating a ricin letter scheme. She had told FBI agents that her husband had sent ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. On Dec 10 she pleaded guilty in a deal to cap her prison time at 18 years. On July 16, 2014, Richardson was sentenced to 18 years in prison.
    (AP, 6/7/13)(SFC, 12/11/13, p.A8)(SFC, 7/17/14, p.A4)
2013        Jun 7, Paul Cardwell, a former hospital administrator in Wyoming, was arrested in Thailand. He was accused of stealing $848,000 from Powell Valley Healthcare in 2011. He was also accused of stealing $846,000 from a hospital in Monticello, Ind., between 2003 and 2009.
    (SSFC, 6/9/13, p.A12)
2013        Jun 7, More than 100 of the world's most powerful people gathered at the Grove Hotel, a former manor house near London, for the secretive annual Bilderberg meeting that has attained legendary status in the eyes of anti-capitalist protesters and conspiracy theorists.
    (AP, 6/7/13)
2013        Jun 7, Vodafone Group Plc said it paid no corporation tax in Britain for the year to March 2013, prompting fresh criticism from campaigners who have made the UK mobile telephone group a target in the debate on corporate tax payments.
    (AP, 6/7/13)
2013        Jun 7, In China a fire ripped through the bus as it traveled on an elevated road in Xiamen during evening rush, killing 47 people, including Chen Shuizong, and injuring 34. Police identified Shuizong (b.1954) as the person responsible saying he was unhappy with life and set the fire to vent his anger.
    (AP, 6/8/13)
2013        Jun 7, In France former PM Pierre Mauroy (84) died in Paris. He served from 1981-1984 under Socialist President Francois Mitterrand. His reforms included cutting the legal work week, lowering the retirement age and raising the number of paid holidays.
    (AP, 6/7/13)
2013        Jun 7, In Germany 3 topless Femen protesters were dragged by police from outside the chancellery in Berlin where they pleaded for Angela Merkel to push for the release of 4 fellow activists jailed in Tunisia.
    (AP, 6/7/13)
2013        Jun 7, In Iraq suicide attackers rammed car bombs into a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims and a police checkpoint west of Baghdad, killing 11 people with 31 wounded. Later attackers drove two more car bombs into a major highway checkpoint between Fallujah and Ramadi in Sunni-dominated Anbar province, detonating them nearly simultaneously killing 4 police officers and 4 civilians.
    (AP, 6/7/13)
2013        Jun 7, New Zealand politician Peter Dunne, suspected of leaking a report on the country's spy agency, stepped down from his ministerial duties.
    (AP, 6/7/13)
2013        Jun 7, In Nigeria vigilante Civilian JTF members found themselves a target of a suspected Boko Haram attack. Gunmen hid their assault rifles inside a coffin and opened fire on them in Maiduguri. At least 13 people were killed in that attack. The group started taking up arms after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency May 14 in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe state.
    (AP, 6/12/13)
2013        Jun 7, In Pakistan 2 young men received death sentences over a fatal shooting that exposed class divisions in Pakistan and led to an unusual social media campaign demanding that the country's rich and powerful be held accountable. Shahrukh Jatoi and Nawab Siraj Talpur  were convicted of killing Shahzeb Khan (20) one late night in December after the university student had an argument with one of Talpur's servants.
    (AP, 6/7/13)
2013        Jun 7, In Pakistan a US drone strike in Mangrothi village in the Shawal area, along the border dividing the North and South Waziristan tribal regions, reportedly killed 9 people.
    (AP, 6/8/13)
2013        Jun 7, Syrian troops, backed by Hezbollah fighters, pressed on with their offensive in the opposition heartland, taking two small villages near Qusair that was captured by the government this week.
    (AP, 6/7/13)
2013        Jun 7, Turkey's PM Erdogan took a combative stance on his return from a visit to Tunisia, telling supporters who thronged to greet him that the protests that have swept the country must come to an end.
    (AP, 6/7/13)
2013        Jun 7, The UN asked donor countries for $5.2 billion in humanitarian aid for refugees in Syria’s civil war.
    (SFC, 6/8/13, p.A3)

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