Today in History - June 6

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840        Jun 6, Agobard, archbishop of Lyon (anti-Semite), died.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1002        Jun 6, German king Henry II, the Saint, was crowned.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1242        Jun 6, 24 wagonloads of Talmudic books were burned in Paris.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1436        Jun 6, Regiomontanus (Johannes Muller), prepared astronomical tables, was born.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1502        Jun 6, Jofo III, King of Portugal (1521-57), was born.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1513        Jun 6, Battle at Novara: Habsburgers vs. Valois.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1523        Jun 6, [Gustav] Gustavus Vasa was elected Gustavus I of Sweden.
    (HFA, '96, p.32)(TL-MB, 1988, p.12)(HN, 6/6/98)

1536        Jun 6, Mexico began its inquisition.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1599        Jun 6, Velazquez (d.1660), Diego Rodriguez de Silva, Spanish painter of Portuguese ancestry, was born. He painted "Count Duke of Olivares" and "Rokeby Venus" (1647-51) The Venus is at the London National Gallery.
    (, 2/1/98, p.T8)(WSJ, 1/5/07, p.W12)

1606        Jun 6, Pierre Corneille (d.1684), French dramatist, poet and writer of Le Cid, was born: "Guess, if you can, and choose, if you dare."
    (AP, 3/28/98)(HN, 6/6/98)

1639        Jun 6, Massachusetts granted 500 acres of land to erect a gunpowder mill.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1654        Jun 6, Queen Christina of Sweden resigned and converted to Catholicism.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1671        Jun 6 (OS), Stenka, Stepan Razin, Russian Cossack, was killed. [see Jun 16]
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1674        Jun 6, Sivaji crowned himself King of India.
    (HN, 6/6/98)

1716        Jun 6, The 1st slaves arrived in Louisiana.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1727        Jun 6, Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni, female vocalists, attacked each other during a performance of Bononcini’s Astianatte in London.
    (LGC-HCS, p.44)

1755        Jun 6, Nathan Hale (1776), American patriot who said “My only regret is that I have but one life to give for my country," was born. He was hanged by the British as a spy during the American Revolution
    (CFA, '96, p.48)(WUD, 1994, p.637)(HN, 6/6/98)

1756        Jun 6, John Trumball, American painter, was born.
    (HN, 6/6/01)

1772        Jun 6, Haitian explorer Jean Baptiste-Pointe DuSable settled Chicago. [see Mar 12, 1773]
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1799        Jun 6, Patrick Henry, American orator, died at Red Hill Plantation, Va. Henry urged the restoration of the property and rights of Loyalists after the Revolutionary War. He believed that Loyalists would make good citizens of the new republic. Henry also bitterly opposed the Constitution as a threat to the liberties of the people and rights of the states. He believed that once the war had been won, a central authority was no longer needed. In 1998 Henry Mayer (d.2000) authored a biography of Patrick Henry.
    (SFC, 7/28/00, p.D5)(HN, 7/12/02)(AP, 6/6/08)
1799        Jun 6, Alexander Pushkin (d.1837), Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature, was born. He was the descendant of an Abyssinian slave of royal blood who was given to Peter the Great as a gift. His works included "Boris Godunov," "Eugene Onegin," and "The Queen of Spades." [see May 26]
    (HFA, '96, p.30)(AHD, p.1062)(SFC, 6/3/99, p.C2)(HN, 6/6/99)(WSJ, 7/15/99, p.A16)

1801        Jun 6, The Treaty of Badajoz (also known as the Peace of Badajoz) was signed in Badajoz between John VI of Portugal and representatives from the Kingdom of Spain.
    (, 8/31/13, p.14)

1809        Jun 6, Sweden declared independence and a constitutional monarchy was established.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1813        Jun 6, The U.S. invasion of Canada was halted at Stoney Creek, Ontario.
    (HN, 6/6/98)

1816        Jun 6, There was a 10" snowfall in New England in this "year without a summer". The oceanographer Henry Stommel and his wife Elizabeth described this year in their (1983) book “Volcano Weather: The Story of 1816, The year Without a Summer." The 1815 eruption of Mt. Tambora lofted a cloud of ash that turned this summer into a virtual winter with snow in Europe and New England.
    (NOHY, 3/90, p.130)(SFC, 5/19/97, p.D1)

1822        Jun 6, Alexis St. Martin, a fur trader at Fort Mackinac in the Michigan territory, was accidentally shot in the abdomen. William Beaumont, a US Army assistant surgeon, treated the wound and St. Martin survived. The stomach wound did not close and Beaumont undertook experiments in 1825 to study the digestive system.
    (ON, 1/02, p.6)

1832        Jun 6, Jeremy Bentham (b.1748), English social reformer, died. He had his body preserved at the Univ. College, London. Bentham was later considered the father of utilitarianism. He thought that enlightened policymakers should seek the greatest happiness of the greatest number of people.
    (WSJ, 4/15/99, p.A20)(, 11/27/10, p.84)

1844        Jun 6, The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) was founded in London by George Williams.
    (AP, 6/6/97)(

1853        Jun 6, The ship Carrier Pigeon, a merchant sailing vessel, struck a reef off of Whale Point (later Pigeon Point) on its way from Boston to SF. The wreck helped prompt the erection of the Pigeon Point lighthouse in San Mateo Ct.
    (SFEC, 5/25/97, p.T3)(SFEC,11/16/97, p.B8)(Ind, 8/10/02, 5A)

1860        Jun 6, William R. Inge, English theologian, Deacon St. Paul's Cathedral, was born.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1861        Jun 6, Lincoln's cabinet declared Union government will pay for expenses once states have mobilized volunteers.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1862        Jun 6, The city of Memphis surrendered to the Union Navy after an intense naval engagement on the Mississippi River.
    (HN, 6/6/98)
1862        Jun 6, Battle of Port Royal, SC (Port Royal Ferry). [see Jul 4, 1862]
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1865        Jun 6, Confederate raider William Quantrill (b.1837) died in Louisville, Ky., from a shot in the spine he received escaping a Union patrol near Taylorsville, Kentucky.
    (HN, 6/6/99)(

1868        Jun 6, Robert F. Scott (d.1912), British explorer, was born.
    (HN, 6/6/01)

1869        Jun 6, Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer, conductor, son of Richard Wagner (who composed "Siegfried Idyll" to commemorate his birth), was born.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1872        Jun 6, Alexandra Fjodorovna Romanova, the last Russian Tsarina (1894-1918), was born. She was later killed with her husband by revolutionaries.
    (HN, 6/6/99)(MC, 6/6/02)

1875        Jun 6, Walter P. Chrysler, founder of the Chrysler Corporation, was born.
    (HN, 6/6/98)
1875        Jun 6, Thomas Mann (d.1955), German novelist and essayist, was born (Nobel 1929). He was forced into exile by the Nazis. The major part of Mann’s oeuvre is concerned with problems of the artist per se, and no writer of our time and perhaps of any time has probed so deeply into the artistic personality or described so brilliantly the workings of artistic genius. His work included Buddenbrooks (1901), Death in Venice (1912), Doctor Faustus (1947), and The Magic Mountain. Two biographies of Mann were published in 1995: Thomas Mann: A Biography by Ronald Hayman and Thomas Mann: A Life by Donald Prater. "Speech is civilization itself. The word, even the most contradictory word, preserves contact -- it is silence which isolates."
    (V.D.-H.K.p.367-368)(WSJ, 12/26/95, p. A-5)(AP, 10/19/98)(HN, 6/6/99)

1882        Jun 6, An electric iron was patented by Henry W. Seely in NYC.
    (MC, 6/6/02)
1882        Jun 6, Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay India) drowned 100,000.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1885        Jun 6, Leo Delibes' opera "Lakme" was produced in Paris.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1901        Jun 6, Sukarno (d.1970), Indonesia's 1st president (1949-1966), was born in Surabaya, Java.

1902        Jun 6, Jimmie Lunceford, bandleader, was born.
    (HN, 6/6/01)

1903        Jun 6, Composer Aram Khatchaturian was born in Tiflis, Russia.
    (AP, 6/6/03)

1904        Jun 6, The National Tuberculosis Association was organized in Atlantic City, NJ.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1907        Jun 6, Bill Dickey, professional baseball player, was born.
    (HN, 6/6/01)

1911        Jun 6, The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) was created by a merger of The Tabulating Machine Company (Herman Hollerith's punch card company in Washington, DC), International Time Recording Company (a time clock maker in NY state), Computing Scale Company (maker of scales and food slicers in Dayton, Ohio), and Bundy Manufacturing (time clock maker in Auburn, NY). In 1924 the company was renamed Int’l. Business Machines (IBM).
    (, 6/11/11, p.64)

1912        Jun 6, In Alaska the Novarupta volcano began erupting 6 miles from Mount Katmai. When the eruption stopped on June 9th, the ash cloud had spread across southern Alaska. This was later recognized as the most powerful volcanic eruption of the 20th century. Crops withered across Canada and the US that summer under skies shrouded with volcanic ash. 
    (, 4/96, p.78)

1914        Jun 6, Three big movie companies in Los Angeles and San Francisco merged to form the Paramount Picture Corp. They included the Famous Players Co., the Master Film Co. and the Bosworth Co.
    (SSFC, 6/1/14, DB p.46)
1914        Jun 6, The 1st air flight out of sight of land was made from Scotland to Norway.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1916        Jun 6, China’s Pres. Yuan Shikai (b.1859) died.
    (Econ, 10/20/12, p.48)(

1918        Jun 6, In San Francisco the Royal Theater at Polk and California streets featured a double bill for today and tomorrow with William S. Hart in "The Tiger Man" and Fatty Arbuckle in "Moonshine." Al St. John and Buster Keaton played supporting roles with Arbuckle.
    (SSFC, 6/10/18, DB p.58)
1918        Jun 6, In northern France the US Marines counter-attacked the Germans and pushed them back to the woods at Bois de Belleau. US Marines entered combat at the Battle of Belleau Wood. This was the 1st US victory of WW I. The Americans chased the German forces out of Belleau Wood by the end of the month. The battle became a defining moment in World War I.
    (SFC, 6/6/97, p.A26)(HN, 6/6/01)(AP, 5/26/18)

1919        Jun 6, Finland declared war on Bolsheviks.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1924        Jun 6, The German Reichstag accepted the Dawes Plan, an American plan to help Germany pay off its war debts.
    (HN, 6/6/98)

1925        Jun 6, Maxine Kumin, poet novelist and children's author, was born.
    (HN, 6/6/01)
1925        Jun 6, Walter Percy Chrysler founded the Chrysler Corporation.
    (AP, 6/6/97)

1930        Jun 6, A Chronicle-Universal talkie newsreel was shown at the Marion Davies and Embassy Theaters as well as motion-picture houses throughout Northern California and Nevada.
    (SFC, 6/3/05, p.F6)
1930        Jun 6, Frozen foods were sold commercially for the first time.
    (HN, 6/6/98)

1932        Jun 6, A US Federal gas tax was enacted.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1933        Jun 6, The US Congress passed the National Employment Service, creating a national system of public employment offices.
    (SSFC, 1/18/09, p.D6)
1933        Jun 6, Richard M. Hollingshead Jr., auto products salesman, opened the first drive-in movie theater, in Camden, NJ. The movie shown was "Wives Beware," an Adolphe Menjou comedy previously released under the title "Two White Arms." The number of drive-ins peaked at over 4,000 in 1958.
    (SFEC,11/30/97, Par p.2)(Hem, 11/02, p.38)(AP, 6/6/08)

1934        Jun 6, Bill Moyers, American broadcast journalist, was born. He served as press secretary to President Lyndon Johnson.
    (HN, 6/6/00)
1934        Jun 6, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Securities Exchange Act, establishing the Securities and Exchange Commission.
    (AP, 6//97)(HN, 6/6/98)

1937        Jun 6, Ivan Papanin (1894-1986) raised the Soviet flag over the North Pole-1 station. For 234 days the 4-man Papanin team carried out a wide range of scientific observations in the near-polar zone.
    (Econ, 8/11/07, p.43)(

1938        Jun 6, Bishop Rafael Guizar Valencia (b.1878) died in Mexico City. He had risked his life to tend the wounded during Mexico’s revolution. In 2006 Pope Benedict XVI named him a saint.
    (SFC, 10/16/06, p.A2)

1939        Jun 6, Marian Wright Edelman, first African-American woman to be admitted to the Mississippi Bar, was born. She was the founder of the Children's Defense Fund. 
    (HN, 6/6/00)
1939        Jun 6, In Pennsylvania the first Little League baseball game was played. The league was founded by Carl Stotz in Williamsport. The Little League World Series began in 1947. Girls were banned from 1951-1974.
    (SSFC, 6/1/14, Par. p.8)

1941        Jun 6, The U.S. government authorized the seizure of foreign ships in U.S. ports.
    (HN, 6/6/98)

1942        Jun 6, The 1st nylon parachute jump was made in Hartford, Ct., by Adeline Gray.
    (MC, 6/6/02)
1942        Jun 6, Japanese troops landed on Kiska, Aleutians.
    (MC, 6/6/02)
1942        Jun 6, Japanese forces retreated in the World War II Battle of Midway.
    (AP, 6/6/97)

1944        Jun 6, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. received a congressional medal of honor.
    (MC, 6/6/02)
1944        Jun 6, On D-Day Brig. General Norman "Dutch" Cota was the first American General to step foot on Omaha Beach. Cota, assistant commander of the 29th Infantry Division, heroically spurred his men to cross the beach under withering German fire. He went on to lead his infantrymen across France to the Siegfried Line and in the battle of Hurtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge.
    (HNQ, 4/15/99)
1944        Jun 6, Cherokee tribal members communicated via radios in their native language on the Normandy beaches. Some 6,603 Americans were killed along the coast of France during the D-day invasion. A total of 9,758 Allied soldiers died during the invasion. "D-Day" by Stephen Ambrose was published in 1994.
    (SFC, 6/4/98, p.A6)(SFEC, 6/6/99, p.A22)(SFC, 5/30/00, p.A2)(WSJ, 8/20/01, p.A1)
1944        Jun 6, Danny Brotheridge, British lieutenant, became the 1st to die during D-Day. Over the next 10 weeks of fighting 300,000 men, women and children died in Normandy. In 2009 Antony Beevor authored “D-Day: The Battle for Normandy."
    (SSFC, 6/6/04, D7)(, 5/30/09, p.84)
1944        Jun 6, The code name for the beach used by the Canadians for the D-day invasion of Normandy was Juno.
    (HNQ, 8/13/98)
1944        Jun 6, By the end of D-Day 156,000 Allied soldiers had come ashore on the Normandy beaches with losses of 2,500 men. By the end of the day, the Allies had established a tenuous beachhead that would lead to an offensive that pinned Adolf Hitler's Third Reich between two pincers--the Western Allies and the already advancing Soviets--accelerating the end of World War II. A million Allied troops, under the overall command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, moved onto five Normandy beachheads in three weeks. Operations “Neptune" and “Overlord" put forces on the beaches and supplies aimed at the liberation of Europe and the conquest of Germany. Operation Overlord landed 400,000 Allied American, British, and Canadian troops on the beaches of Normandy, France. In addition, US and British airborne forces landed behind the German lines and US Army Rangers scaled the cliffs at Pointe de Hoc. More than 6,000 trucks of the Red Ball Express kept gasoline and other vital supplies rolling in as American troops and tanks pushed the Germans back toward their homeland.
    (SDUT, 6/6/97, p.B9)(HN, 6/6/98)(HNPD, 6/6/99)(ON, 2/08, p.12)
1944        Jun 6, Rose Cecil O’Neill (b.1874), illustrator, writer and creator of the Kewpie doll (1909), died.
    (, 2/05, p.71)
1944        Jun 6, Gerrit John van de Peat (41), artist, resistance fighter, was executed.
    (MC, 6/6/02)
1944        Jun 6, Nazi troops executed 96 prisoners by firing squad.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1945        Jun 6, Meinoud M. Rost van Tonningen, anti Semite, NSB (1937-41), committed suicide.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1949        Jun 6, Robert Englund, actor (Freddy Kreuger-Nightmare on Elm St, V), was born.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1958        Jun 6, Premier Charles de Gaulle said Algeria will always be French.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1961        Jun 6, Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (b.1875), one of the founders of modern psychiatry, died in Zurich. “As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being." In 1997 Richard Noll published "The Aryan Christ: The Secret Life of Carl Jung." Frank McLynn published "Carl Gustav Jung, A Biography." In 2003 Deirdre Bair authored "Jung: A Biography." In 2004 Sonu Shamdasani authored “Jung and the Making of Modern Psychology." In 2009 “The Red Book" was published. It was edited by Sonu Shamdasani and duplicated Jung’s original manuscript, which he worked on from 1914 to 1930.
    (SFEC,10/19/97, BR p.3)(SSFC, 12/7/03, p.M6)(Econ, 3/13/04, p.84)(Econ, 10/10/09, p.89)(Econ, 9/27/14, IL p.8)

1962        Jun 6, Yves Klein (b.1928), French artist, died of a heart attack.
    (Econ, 5/29/10, p.85)(

1966        Jun 6, Robert F. Kennedy visited South Africa and spoke at the University of Cape Town. He talked about a "ripple of hope" from every small act against injustice.
    (, 5/31/16)
1966        Jun 6, Claus Von Bulow & Martha (Sunny) Crawford were wed.
    (MC, 6/6/02)
1966        Jun 6, NFL & AFL announced their merger.
    (MC, 6/6/02)
1966        Jun 6, Stokely Carmichael launched the "Black Power" movement.
    (MC, 6/6/02)
1966        Jun 6, Black activist James Meredith was shot and wounded as he walked solo along a Mississippi highway to encourage black voter registration.
    (AP, 6/6/97)(HN, 6/6/98)

1967        Jun 6, An Arab oil embargo began one day after the beginning of the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War, with a joint Arab decision to deter any countries from supporting Israel militarily.
1967        Jun 6, Israeli troops broke Egypt’s massive defenses in Sinai and occupied Gaza on the 2nd day of the 6-day war.
    ( 5/20/17, SR p.3)

1968        Jun 6, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, a day after he was shot by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan. In 2000 Ronald Steel authored "In Love With Night: The American Romance With Robert Kennedy." In 1969 Jack Newfield (d.2004) authored “Robert Kennedy: A Memoir."  In 2000 Evan Thomas authored "Robert Kennedy: His Life."
    (AP, 6/6/97)(SFEC, 1/16/00, BR p.1)(WSJ, 9/7/00, p.A24)(SFC, 12/22/04, p.B5)

1969        Jun 6, Joe Namath resigned from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar.
1969        Jun 6, Gen. Franco closed the Gibraltar border with Spain. It stayed closed for 16 years. This effectively starved Gibraltar of workers while depriving some 9,000 former workers of much-needed jobs and of a right to claim pensions. The frontier was not fully reopened until 1985.
    (WSJ, 4/8/02, p.A8)(AP, 9/19/06)(

1971        Jun 6, "Ed Sullivan Show" made its last broadcasts on CBS-TV.
    (SFC, 1/7/98, p.E1)(

1972        Jun 6, David Bowie, English rock musician, released his album "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars."
    (SFC, 8/20/98, p.E3)(
1972        Jun 6, The US aircraft carrier Coral Sea (CVA 43) launched three Marine A-6 Intruders and six Navy A-7 Corsair attack planes toward the coast of North Vietnam. Shortly afterward, the naval aircraft laid strings of thirty-six 1,000-pound Mark 52 mines in the water approaches to Haiphong, through which most of North Vietnam's imported war material and all of its fuel supply passed.
1972        Jun 6, In Rhodesia (later Zimbabwe) 418 people were killed in an underground explosion at a mine.

1976        Jun 6, Jean Paul Getty (b.1892), US oil magnate, billionaire, died. He left $1.2 billion as an endowment for a museum and art activities around the world.
    (SFC, 7/15/96, p.D2)(

1977        Jun 6, The Washington Post reported that the US had developed a neutron bomb.
1977        Jun 6, The US Supreme Court tossed out automatic death penalty laws.

1978        Jun 6, California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 13, the Jarvis-Gann amendment, a primary ballot initiative calling for major cuts in property taxes. It cut property taxes by 57%. It limited the taxing abilities of local governments and many city services were reduced as a result. Key fiscal responsibilities were shifted from counties to the state. Proposition 13 capped the increase in a home's taxable value at 2 percent a year until it is sold. It also limits a homeowners property tax to 1 percent of market value.
    (AP, 6/6/97)(SFEC, 2/22/98, Z1 p.3)(SFC, 12/27/99, p.A10)(AP, 7/3/05)

1979        Jun 6, Jack Haley (b.1898), actor, died of cancer. He is best known for his portrayal of the Tin Man and farmworker Hickory in The Wizard of Oz.

1981        Jun 6, In Bihar, India, a train crashed after a bridge collapsed in flash floods during the monsoon and some 400-800 people were killed in what was reportedly world's worst train disaster.
    (SFC, 6/4/98, p.A15)(SFC, 8/3/99, p.A8)(AP, 4/23/04)

1982        Jun 6, Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon ordered his forces to invade southern Lebanon to drive Palestine Liberation Organization fighters out of the country. Israeli Gen. Rafael Eitan (d.2004) had convinced defense minister Ariel Sharon to invade southern Lebanon to clean out the PLO bases there. A 70-day siege by 30,000 Israeli troops left up to 14,000 Lebanese and Palestinian civilians dead. Islamic radicals, including Naim Qassem, formed Hezbollah (Hizbullah, i.e. Party of God) in response to Israel’s attack. The Israelis withdrew in June 1985. Hezbollah was formed with Iranian help as a radical offshoot of Amal, a Shiite Muslim movement. In 2005 Naim Qassem authored “Hizbullah: The Story from Within."
    (WSJ, 11/17/95, p.A-10)(SFC, 4/17/96, p.A-10)(AP, 6/6/97)(SFC, 6/15/98, p.A10)(SFC, 5/24/00, p.A15)(Econ, 12/4/04, p.88)(Econ, 4/23/05, p.79)

1983        Jun 6, James Casey (b.1988), co-founder of United Parcel Service (UPS), died.
1983        Jun 6, Maine resident Kitty Wardwell (29) was reportedly last seen by her boyfriend, Francis Julian. A friend reported her missing on July 11. Julian (80) died in 2011 and a storage unit rented in his name was found to contain Wardwell’s body.
    (, 12/3/11, p.A5)
1983        Jun 6, First Session of Sixth National People's Congress opened. The Congress elected Li Xiannian as President and Deng Xiaoping as supreme commander of China.

1984        Jun 6, In India government forces stormed the Golden Temple in Amritsar in an effort to crush Sikh extremists. At least 1,000 Sikhs and 200 soldiers were killed. On Feb 4, 2014, Britain acknowledged that it had played an advisory role to India’s government in the attack.
    (AP, 6/6/04)(AP, 2/4/14)

1985        Jun 6, Authorities in Brazil exhumed a body later identified as the remains of Dr. Josef Mengele, the notorious "Angel of Death" of the Nazi Holocaust near Sao Paolo, Brazil.
    (AP, 6/6/97)(HN, 6/6/98)

1986        Jun 6, Ronn Teitelbaum (d.2000 at 61) opened his Johnny Rockets restaurant on Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. In 2000 it had grown to 138 outlets in 25 states.
    (SFC, 9/15/00, p.D5)

1987        Jun 6, President Reagan met with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican. Alysheba, winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, placed fourth at the Belmont Stakes, losing to Bet Twice.
    (AP, 6/6/97)

1988        Jun 6, Morton Thiokol Inc., which built the booster rocket involved in the Challenger explosion in 1986, announced it would not bid to build the next generation of rocket motors for the nation's manned space shuttles.
    (AP, 6/6/98)
1988        Jun 6, In NYC 2 large snapping turtles were found in a Bronx sewage plant.

1989        Jun 6, In Washington, DC, Thomas Foley was elected the 49th speaker of the House of Representatives.
    (AP, 6/6/99)

1990        Jun 6, A federal judge in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, declared the 2 Live Crew album “As Nasty As They Wanna Be" to be obscene. The decision was later overturned on appeal.
    (AP, 6/6/00)

1991        Jun 6, Stan Getz (b. 1928), jazz saxophonist, died in California, at age 64. His biography, “Stan Getz" by Donald Maggin, was published in 1996.
    (SFC, 8/8/96, p.E5)(AP, 6/6/01)
1991        Jun 6, Sylvia Porter (77), economist, author (Money Book), died.
1991        Jun 6, NATO issued a statement saying it would not accept any “coercion or intimidation" against the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe.
    (AP, 6/6/01)

1992         Jun 6, A.P. Indy won the 124th running of the Belmont Stakes.
    (AP, 6/6/97)

1993        Jun 6, At the Tony Awards, "Kiss of the Spider Woman" won best musical; "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches," won best play.
    (AP, 6/6/98)
1993        Jun 6, The freighter Golden Venture, a 150 foot cargo vessel carrying illegal immigrants from Fujian Province on the southern coast of China ran aground in New York harbor. It carried 286 illegal Chinese passengers, 10 of whom drowned while trying to swim ashore. In 1997 Lee Peng Fei (47) was extradited from Thailand for running the immigrant smuggling ring that was responsible. In 2000 Hong Kong police arrested Cheng Chui Ping for her role in the operation. A TV Dateline special was presented in 2001. In 2005 gangster Ah Kay turned government witness in the federal trial of Cheng Chui Ping, the reputed mastermind of the smuggling attempt.
    (WSJ, 2/27/96, p.A-16)(SFC, 10/7/97, p.A8)(SFC, 4/21/00, p.A8)(AP, 6/6/98)(WSJ, 8/3/01, p.W9)(AP, 5/21/05)
1993        Jun 6, The Armed forces of Liberia (AFL) killed some 600 refugees at Harbel.

1994        Jun 6, President Clinton joined leaders from America's World War II allies to mark the 50th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy.
    (AP, 6/6/04)
1994        Jun 6, A China Northwest Airlines Tu-154 on a flight from Xian to Guangzhou crashed 10 minutes after takeoff, and killed all 160 onboard.
    (SFC, 5/12/96, p.A-14)(WSJ, 11/13/01, p.A14)
1994        Jun 6, A 6.0 earthquake and avalanche destroyed Toez, Colombia. Some 1000 people were killed. The earthquake hit the southern state of Cauca.
    (SFC, 2/2/99, p.A9)(

1995        Jun 6, US astronaut Norman Thagard broke NASA’s space endurance record of 84 days, one hour and 16 minutes, aboard the Russian space station “Mir."
    (AP, 6/6/00)
1995        Jun 6, NATO launched 2 air raids against an ammunition dump in Serb-held central Bosnia.  The air strikes touched off a crises in which [270] 350 UN peacekeepers were taken hostage by Bosnian Serbs. Serb forces seized 270 UN peacekeepers, shackled them to potential targets, and ordered them to plead on camera for the NATO air attacks to stop. Serbia improved its relations with the West by helping to arrange the release of the hostages.
    (SFC, 6/7/96, p.A10)(SFC,10/16/97, p.A12)

1996        Jun 6, The Senate narrowly rejected a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution as outgoing Majority Leader Bob Dole and the Democrats clashed over deficit reduction.
    (AP, 6/6/97)
1996        Jun 6, A family of four became the first persons to leave the Freemen ranch in Montana since April, 2 children, their mother and common-law husband.
    (SFC, 6/7/96, p.A10)(AP, 6/6/97)
1996        Jun 6, San Francisco became the first city in the nation to sue the tobacco industry.
    (SFC, 6/7/96, p.A1)
1996        Jun 6, John A MacLachlan of Tulane Univ. led a study that showed that when pesticides are combined, their potency may be increased a 1,000 times. The study was to be published in the journal Science.
    (SFC, 6/7/96, p.A1)
1996        Jun 6, Central Banks in Britain, France and Denmark trimmed key interest rates.
    (WSJ, 6/7/96, p.A11)
1996        Jun 6, The UN appealed for contributions to N. Korea because of torrential rains that that have wiped out crops and left half-a-million people homeless.
    (SFC, 6/7/96, p.A15)
1996        Jun 6, The military regime of Burma banned the weekly meetings at the house of Aung San Suu Kyi.
    (SFC, 6/7/96, p.A15)
1996        Jun 6, China agreed conditionally to a ban on the use of nuclear explosions for civilian projects.
    (WSJ, 6/7/96, p.A1)
1996        Jun 6, Cuba announced plans to create free trade zones on the island.
    (SFC, 6/7/96, p.A15)
1996        Jun 6, More than 70 Eritreans, Ethiopians, and Sudanese were killed when their ship caught fire near Dahlak Island off the Red Sea coast trying to slip into Saudi Arabia from Eritrea. 33 survived and were admitted to hospitals in Massawa.
    (SFC, 6/11/96, p.A16)
1996        Jun 6, Yeltsin ordered the Russian Central Bank to transfer $1 billion to the federal budget to fulfill campaign promises to teachers, doctors, and the military.
    (SFC, 6/7/96, p.A12)

1997        Jun 6, Timothy McVeigh's lawyer pleaded with a jury to spare the life of the convicted Oklahoma City bomber, holding up his dress uniform and portraying him as a model soldier deeply disturbed by his government's role in the disaster at Waco, Texas.
    (AP, 6/6/98)
1997        Jun 6, Eric Lyons and Eric Gullichsen went live with an automated web site that allowed people to register Web sites with the .to domain, the country-code letters of Tonga.
    (WSJ, 12/8/97, p.B21E)

1998        Jun 6, In Boston Cardinal Bernard Law announced that he defrocked retired priest, John Geoghan, who was accused of sexually molesting more than 50 children over 3 decades. The church had already paid millions to settle claims brought by dozens of alleged victims. Geoghan went on trial in 2002 and was convicted for fondling a boy in 1992. Geoghan was sentenced 9-10 years in prison for molesting a 10-year-old boy.
    (SFEC, 6/7/98, p.A8)(WSJ, 1/18/02, p.W18)(SFC, 1/19/02, p.A2)(SFC, 2/22/02, p.A3)
1998        Jun 6, "Real Quiet" was denied horse racing's Triple Crown as "Victory Gallop" won the Belmont Stakes by a nose.
    (AP, 6/6/99)
1998        Jun 6, Fires in east-central Florida burned 1,700 wooded acres near Palm Coast and 1,200 acres in Seminole County.
    (SFC, 6/8/98, p.A2)
1998        Jun 6, India reported that 1,359 people had died over the past 3 weeks due to the severe heat wave. The death toll was raised to 2,500.
    (SFC, 6/6/98, p.A4)(SFC, 6/9/98, p.A14)
1998        Jun 6, The UN Security Council demanded in a unanimous vote that India and Pakistan refrain from further nuclear tests and sign nuclear control agreements.
    (AP, 6/6/99)
1998        Jun 6, A strike by Philippine Airline workers abruptly grounded all flights in the Philippine Islands.
    (SFC, 6/8/98, p.A17)

1999        Jun 6, At the Tony Awards, Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman" was named best revival; “Side Man" won best play; “Fosse" was awarded best musical.
    (AP, 6/6/00)
1999        Jun 6, In tennis, Andre Agassi won the French Open, defeating Andrei Medvedev 1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.
    (AP, 6/6/00)
1999        Jun 6, In golf, Juli Inkster shot a final-round 1-under 71 for a 16-under 272 total to win the US Women’s Open.
    (AP, 6/6/00)
1999        Jun 6, The Shuttle Discover landed at Kennedy Space Center just after 2 a.m. following a ten-day mission and the first docking with the new int'l. space station.
    (SFEC, 6/6/99, p.A19)(AP, 6/6/00)
1999        Jun 6, The Worm Explore.Zip virus was first detected in Israel. The virus was disguised as an e-mail attachment and destroyed files when opened.
    (SFEC, 6/13/99, p.A6)
1999        Jun 6, NATO officials failed to reach an agreement with Yugoslav military officers on withdrawal plans from Kosovo. Bombing continued on Yugoslav army positions near the Albania-Kosovo border.
    (SFC, 6/7/99, p.A1)
1999        Jun 6, NATO said that Yugoslav army troops and police had gone on a looting spree in Pristina and Prizren.
    (SFC, 6/7/99, p.A10)
1999        Jun 6, In Algeria the Islamic Salvation Army (AIS) declared an end to their guerrilla struggle. The 2,000 member group had been observing a cease-fire since 1997.
    (SFC, 6/7/99, p.A11)
1999        Jun 6, In Colombia 150,000 people rallied in Cali to protest the kidnapping or churchgoers by leftist rebels.
    (SFC, 6/7/99, p.A11)(SFC, 7/12/99, p.A8)
1999        Jun 6, India resumed air strikes in Kashmir as troops pushed back guerrillas occupying disputed territory.
    (SFC, 6/7/99, p.A11)
1999        Jun 6, In Iraq US and British warplanes struck military facilities after being fired on in the no-fly zone of southern Iraq.
    (SFC, 6/7/99, p.A11)

2000        Jun 6, In New Orleans the National D-Day Museum opened on the 56th anniversary of the Allied landing to liberate Europe from Nazi terror.
    (SFC, 6/7/00, p.A3)
2000        Jun 6, Unilever agreed to buy Bestfoods for $20.3 billion in a deal creating the world’s biggest food company.
    (AP, 6/6/01)
2000        Jun 6, The World Bank approved a $3.7 billion oil well and pipeline project led by Exxon and Mobile to link oil fields in Chad across 663 miles to the Atlantic coast of Cameroon.
    (SFC, 6/7/00, p.A12)

2001        Jun 6, Pres. Bush announced plans to restart negotiations with North Korea on issues ranging from missile production to border soldier deployment.
    (SFC, 6/7/01, p.A12)
2001        Jun 6, Democrats formally assumed control of the U.S. Senate; the unprecedented shift in power came about after the decision of Vermont Republican James Jeffords to become an independent.
    (AP, 6/6/02)
2001        Jun 6, A jury in Los Angeles awarded more than $3 billion to lifelong smoker Richard Boeken, deciding that tobacco giant Philip Morris was responsible for his incurable lung cancer. The jury award was reduced by a Superior Court judge to $100 million, then cut to $50 million by an appeals court; the U.S. Supreme Court refused in March 2006 to consider tossing out the award altogether; Boeken died in 2002.
    (SFC, 6/7/01, p.A3)(AP, 6/6/06)
2001        Jun 6, A report by the National Academy of Sciences concluded that industrial greenhouse gases would likely raise temperatures 2.5-10.4 degrees Fahrenheit before the end of the century.
    (SFC, 6/7/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 6, Pfizer announced that it would distribute Diflucan, a treatment for cryptococcal meningitis, for free to AIDS patients in 50 of the world’s least developed countries.
    (SFC, 6/7/01, p.C2)
2001        Jun 6, In the Central African Republic fighting continued in Bangui and some 50,000 civilians had fled to the forests. Food was scarce and disease outbreaks were feared.
    (SFC, 6/7/01, p.C2)
2001        Jun 6, In Macedonia the government threatened to declare a state of war after 5 soldiers were killed in an attack by ethnic Albanian rebels.
    (SFC, 6/7/01, p.A12)
2001        Jun 6, In Russia lawmakers approved a plan for storing nuclear waste in Siberia to earn an estimated $20 billion over 10 years.
    (SFC, 6/7/01, p.C2)
2001        Jun 6, In Rwanda government troops attacked Hutu militiamen crossing into the country from Congo and 150 were killed.
    (SFC, 6/8/01, p.A18)

2002        Jun 6, Pres. Bush proposed a new Cabinet department for domestic security. The Department of Homeland Security would operate on a $37.5 billion budget and have 169,154 employees.
    (SFC, 6/7/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 6/7/02, p.A4)   
2002        Jun 6, The US recognized Russia as a market economy.
    (SFC, 6/7/02, p.A12)
2002        Jun 6, Honduras Jorge Luis Caceres was killed. He had been picked up for questioning by men in ski masks and was found riddled with 36 gunshots the next day. Local police chief Juan Carlos Bonilla Valladares was reportedly at the scene of the abduction.
    (AP, 6/1/12)
2002        Jun 6, Israeli forces attacked Yasser Arafat's compound in Ramallah in response to a Palestinian suicide attack on a bus that killed 17 Israelis. 2 Palestinians were reported killed.
    (SFC, 6/6/02, p.A1)(SFC, 6/7/02, p.A10)(AP, 6/6/03)
2002        Jun 6, Ugandan troops killed 67 rebels in a battle inside southern Sudan as part of a continuing offensive to wipe out the 15-year old rebel group.
    (AP, 6/6/02)

2003        Jun 6, A federal appeals court ruled that cell phone users can keep their telephone numbers when they change their phone companies.
    (WSJ, 1/2/04, p.R10)
2003        Jun 6, The US government reported the unemployment rate had hit a nine-year high of 6.1 percent the previous month.
    (AP, 6/6/04)
2003        Jun 6, Already the holder of U.S. rights to the Olympics through 2008, NBC secured the contracts for the 2010 and 2012 games for $2.2 billion.
    (AP, 6/6/04)
2004        Jun 6, Oracle issued a $5.1 billion hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft at $16 per share.
    (SFC, 12/14/04, p.D1)
2003        Jun 6, In California a small plane plunged into an apartment building near Hollywood, sending the three-story structure into flames within minutes and killing at least two people.
    (AP, 6/6/03)
2003        Jun 6, Chile became the first South American country to sign a free trade agreement with the United States.
    (AP, 6/7/03)(WSJ, 6/6/03, p.A1)
2003        Jun 6, In southern China a coach bus drove off a highway and plunged into a river, killing 12 people.
    (AP, 6/6/03)
2003        Jun 6, French strikers disrupted train and bus service and sanitation workers dumped garbage in the street in the 4th day of a nationwide protest against government plans to reform pensions.
    (AP, 6/7/03)
2003        Jun 6, Monsoon rains arrived in India's northeast, bringing hope for relief from a grueling heat wave that has killed nearly 1,400 people nationwide in the past 3 weeks.
    (AP, 6/6/03)
2003        Jun 6, An Iraqi prisoner (52) of war was found dead at a camp run by the 1st Marine Division near Nasiriyah. On Oct 8 Marine reservists stationed at Camp Pendleton were charged in connection with his death.
    (AP, 10/18/03)
2003        Jun 6, In Balastrera, Mexico, a landslide followed by the blast of a ruptured gas pipeline hit a truck-stop town between Mexico City and Veracruz. 15 people were missing from the area.
    (AP, 6/6/03)
2003        Jun 6, The Netherlands said it will send 1,100 peacekeepers to southern Iraq to join the British-led multinational stabilization force.
    (AP, 6/7/03)
2003        Jun 6, In southern New Zealand a twin-engine plane crashed in dense fog, killing eight people and injuring two others.
    (AP, 6/6/03)
2003        Jun 6, Russia's parliament approved an amnesty for Chechen rebels who agree to disarm. Pres. Vladimir Putin presented the move as a major step toward peace.
    (AP, 6/6/03)
2003        Jun 6, In Yemen an explosion close to a military base killed 3 people. The blast was caused by a missile that blew up in the Beir Ahmed district of the southern port city of Aden.
    (AP, 6/6/03)
2003        Jun 6, Zimbabwe police arrested Morgan Tsvangirai, the main opposition leader, and charged him with treason as hundreds of security forces took control of the streets.
    (AP, 6/6/03)

2004        Jun 6, In the 58th annual Tony Awards “Avenue Q" won for best Broadway musical. "I Am My Own Wife" was named best play; Phylicia Rashad, who starred in a revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," became the first black actress to win a Tony for a leading dramatic role.
    (SFC, 6/7/04, D1)(AP, 6/6/05)
2004        Jun 6, World leaders, including President Bush and French President Jacques Chirac put aside their differences to commemorate the D-Day invasion that broke Nazi Germany's grip on continental Europe.
    (AP, 6/6/05)
2004        Jun 6, In eastern Congo insurgents ambushed a U.N. convoy, killing two South African peacekeepers and wounding nine others in continuing.
    (AP, 6/6/04)
2004        Jun 6, A car bomb exploded near the gate to a U.S.-run base north of Baghdad, killing six people and injuring 20 others. Assailants ambushed a convoy of security contractors traveling to Baghdad's airport, killing 2 Americans and 2 Poles working for a U.S. security company. The US military free 320 prisoners at Abu Ghraib leaving some 3,100. Attacks over the last 24 hours killed at least 21 people.
    (AP, 6/6/04)(SFC, 6/7/04, A10)
2004        Jun 6, Ariel Sharon’s cabinet declared its intent to remove 21 Jewish settlements in the Gaza strip plus 4 in the West Bank. An Israeli court sentenced Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti to 5 consecutive life terms and 40 years for his role in attacks that killed 4 Israelis and a Greek monk.
    (AP, 6/6/04)(Econ, 6/12/04, p.45)
2004        Jun 6, In Saudi Arabia Simon Cumbers (36), an Irish cameraman working for the BBC, was killed in a shooting in Riyadh. BBC correspondent Frank Gardner was left paralyzed. In 2014 eight men, part of an 86-member terrorist cell, were found guilty of attacks against foreigners that included Cumbers and Gardner.
    (SFC, 6/7/04, A8)(AP, 11/18/14)

2005        Jun 6, The US Supreme Court ruled 6-to-3 that people who smoke marijuana because their doctors recommend it to ease pain can be prosecuted for violating federal drug laws.
    (WSJ, 6/7/05, p.A1)(AP, 6/6/06)
2005        Jun 6, Actor Russell Crowe was arrested for throwing a phone that hit a hotel employee in New York City; he later pleaded guilty to third-degree assault.
    (AP, 6/6/06)
2005        Jun 6, Scientists reported success with monkeys in using vaccines to fend off the Ebola and Marburg viruses.
    (SFC, 6/6/05, p.A2)
2005        Jun 6, Apple Corp. confirmed plans to switch to Intel Corp. microprocessors.
    (SFC, 6/705, p.C1)
2005        Jun 6, IBM and Ecole Polytechnique of Lausanne, Switz., announced a partnership to begin building a computer model of the human brain.
    (Econ, 6/11/05, p.75)
2005        Jun 6, PropLogis, the largest real estate investment trust in the US, announced that it will buy SF developer Catellus Corp. for $4.9 billion.
    (SFC, 6/705, p.C1)
2005        Jun 6, Washington Mutual announced that it will take over Providian Financial in a deal valued at $6.45 billion.
    (SFC, 6/705, p.C1)
2005        Jun 6, Anne Bancroft (b.1931), film actress, died in NYC. She won the 1962 best-actress Oscar as the teacher of a young Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker," but achieved greater fame as the seductive Mrs. Robinson in “The Graduate."
    (AP, 6/7/05)(
2005        Jun 6, Dana Elcar (77), film and TV actor (MacGyver), died in California.
    (AP, 6/6/06)(
 2005        Jun 6, It was reported that the rate of rural suicide in Australia is among the highest in the world as farmers battle the stress of years of drought, failed crops, mounting debt and slowly decaying towns.
    (Reuters, 6/6/05)
2005        Jun 6, President Carlos Mesa, his 19-month-old government unraveling amid swelling street protests and a crippling blockade of the Bolivian capital, announced his resignation in a nationally televised address.
    (AP, 6/7/05)
2005        Jun 6, Chechnya’s Moscow-backed Pres. Alu Alkhanov said Russian military forces carry out up to 10 percent of the kidnappings that occur in turbulent Chechnya.
    (AP, 6/6/05)
2005        Jun 6, In Ethiopia one girl was killed and seven people were wounded in violence over disputed election results that gave the ruling party control of parliament.
    (AP, 6/7/05)
2005        Jun 6, In Kyrgyzstan an arrest warrant was issued for former prime minister Nikolai Tanayev, accused of illegally transferring about $1 million in state funds to a private construction company run by his son. A request for Tanayev’s extradition was sent to Moscow.
    (AP, 6/6/05)
2005        Jun 6, In southern Nepal at least 37 people were killed and dozens more wounded when a crowded bus detonated a land mine planted by suspected communist rebels.
    (AP, 6/6/05)
2005        Jun 6, The International Criminal Court at the Hague formally announced the opening of a war crimes investigation in Sudan's Darfur region after receiving a list of 51 potential suspects from UN.
    (AP, 6/6/05)

2006        Jun 6, US Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson acknowledged a stolen computer contained personal data on about 2.2 million active-duty military, Guard and Reserve personnel, not just 50,000 as initially believed.
    (AP, 6/6/07)
2006        Jun 6, In South Dakota Bill Nguyen and his wife, Tina, stepped forward with the winning ticket for a nearly $117 million Powerball lottery jackpot, beating 1-in-146 million odds.
    (AP, 6/7/06)
2006        Jun 6, The Ford Foundation launched an independent, African-led nonprofit that aims to give Africans greater opportunity to solve the continent's problems themselves. The Foundation committed $30 million to fund TrustAfrica, which has been developed over the past five years. It will now be based in Senegal's capital of Dakar and governed solely by Africans.
    (AP, 6/6/06)
2006        Jun 6, Frank Lanza (74), founder of US defense contractor L-3 Communications (1997), died in White Plains, NY.
    (WSJ, 6/8/06, p.A3)
2006        Jun 6, Billy Preston (b.1946), star rock ‘n’ roll keyboard player, died in Arizona. He worked with the Beatles (the fifth Beatle) and the Rolling Stones and wrote the 1974 Joe Cocker hit “You Are So Beautiful."
    (SFC, 6/7/06, p.B11)
2006        Jun 6, In eastern Afghanistan 3 people were killed when a motorbike being rigged up as a bomb exploded. A suspected suicide car bomb hit a US-led coalition convoy, injuring 3 American soldiers. A roadside bomb killed three Afghan soldiers in Kunar province. 2 American soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Nangarhar province. 5 suspected militants were killed as Afghan and allied troops raided an area near the southern town of Tirin Kot.
    (AFP, 6/6/06)(AP, 6/7/06)
2006        Jun 6, Diplomats in Austria said the US is prepared to provide Iran with some nuclear technology if it stops enriching uranium.
    (AP, 6/6/06)
2006        Jun 6, Bahrain's government said it had appointed its first woman judge. She is believed to be one of the first female judges in the entire Gulf region. Mona Al Kawari was appointed by order of the tiny Gulf kingdom's ruler, Sheik Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Bahrain has a Sunni Muslim-dominated government, but its Shiite majority has grown restive during the past few years, mounting frequent anti-government protests.
    (AP, 6/6/06)
2006        Jun 6, In Brasilia a melee that erupted when hundreds of landless farmers demanding agrarian reforms demonstrated at Brazil's Congress injured 20 people.
    (AP, 6/6/06)
2006        Jun 6, Britain’s BAA, owners of Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick airports, accepted an $18.8 billion bid from Spain’s Grupo Ferrovial, led by Rafael del Pino.
    (Econ, 6/10/06, p.55)(Econ, 7/7/07, p.67)
2006        Jun 6, In Cambodia more than 1,000 police, many armed and in riot gear, evicted hundreds of families who had refused to leave a Phnom Penh shantytown, as authorities moved to end a standoff that has stalled millions of dollars in commercial development.
    (AP, 6/6/06)
2006        Jun 6, Chinese engineers blew up a temporary barrier used during construction of the Three Gorges Dam, unleashing the full force of the Yangtze River upon the world's largest hydroelectric project.
    (AP, 6/6/06)
2006        Jun 6, Some 2,000 protesters calling for the ouster of East Timor's PM Mari Alkatiri cruised around Parliament in a convoy of horn-blaring trucks and motorcycles, hours after mobs set fire to buildings and looted a warehouse filled with farm supplies.
    (AP, 6/6/06)
2006        Jun 6, EU finance ministers slammed the door on Lithuania's plea to adopt the euro next year, saying the Baltic country has failed to put a lasting lid on inflation. Lithuania planned to appeal to EU government heads at a summit next week in Brussels, before a final decision is made in July.
2006        Jun 6, Haiti's president Rene Preval appointed a coalition government in an effort to unite the impoverished nation.
    (AP, 6/6/06)
2006        Jun 6, Santos Padilla (40), a leader of a violent kidnapping gang that abducted and killed the son of a former Honduran president in 1997, was among four inmates who escaped from a prison outside Tegucigalpa.
    (AP, 6/6/06)
2006        Jun 6, Gas prices in India rose 9.2%. Diesel prices rose 6.6%. The government left prices of cooking fuels and liquefied petroleum gas unchanged.
    (WSJ, 6/5/06, p.A10)
2006        Jun 6, In Iraq PM Nouri al-Maliki said that 2,500 Iraqi prisoners will be freed from US and Iraqi-run detention centers as part of reconciliation efforts. Police found 9 severed heads in fruit boxes in a village northeast of Baghdad, which followed a similar discovery there 2 days earlier. A decapitated body was found in Aziziyah. A roadside bomb missed a US military convoy in central Baghdad but killed a woman and wounded 3 other pedestrians. 3 local council workers were killed in a drive-by shooting in western Baghdad. 2 mortar rounds slammed into an eastern Baghdad neighborhood, killing 2 bystanders and wounding 9 others.
    (AP, 6/6/06)
2006        Jun 6, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gave the governing Hamas party on three more days to accept a document that implicitly recognizes Israel, threatening to bring the issue to a national referendum.
    (AP, 6/6/06)
2006        Jun 6, Qatar Petroleum and South Africa’s Sasol unveiled a new plant in Qatar to transform natural gas into a synthetic fuel similar to diesel by a process knows as gas-to-liquids (GTL). Sasol was also building a GTL plant in Nigeria with Chevron Texaco.
    (Econ, 6/3/06, p.58)
2006        Jun 6, South Korean PM Han Myung-Sook embarked on a four-nation European tour which will take her to France, Portugal, Bulgaria and Germany.
    (AP, 6/6/06)
2006        Jun 6, The Spanish interior ministry said that 67 suspects had been arrested for accessing child porn on the Internet over the past five days. The international police operation arrested 38 in France, 10 in Spain, 9 in Slovakia, 7 in Belgium and 3 in the Netherlands.
    (AP, 6/6/06)
2006        Jun 6, Suspected Tamil rebels exploded bombs outside a naval base near Sri Lanka's capital, wounding two people while three others were killed in a similar attack elsewhere.
    (AFP, 6/6/06)
2006        Jun 6, The Vatican issued a sweeping condemnation of contraception, abortion, in-vitro fertilization and same-sex marriage, declaring that the traditional family has never been so threatened as in today's world.
    (AP, 6/6/06)

2007        Jun 6, Bob Barker taped his last episode of CBS' "The Price Is Right."
    (AP, 6/6/08)
2007        Jun 6, The United States said it has canceled the visas of 22 Costa Rican immigration officials suspected of selling visa stamps so that Costa Ricans could stay illegally in the US without getting caught.
    (AP, 6/6/07)
2007        Jun 6, Los Angeles based Colony Capital LLC, private investment firm, said it has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Libyan state-owned Tamoil in a deal that valued the Italy-based refiner at 4 billion euros ($5.4 billion), double earlier estimates. Colony, founded in 1991 by Thomas Barrack, focuses on real estate-related assets, securities, and operating companies. In March, 2008, the deal was reported to be off.
    (Reuters, 6/6/07)(Reuters, 3/3/08)
2007        Jun 6, Adam Gault (41), a dog trainer in Bloomfield, Conn., was arrested with two women who lived in his home after police with a search warrant found a missing 15-year-old girl locked in a hidden room in the house. The girl had vanished last June. Gault later pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexually assaulting the girl.
    (AP, 6/7/07)(AP, 6/6/08)
2007        Jun 6, Police arrested a man in the abduction and death of 18-year-old Kelsey Smith, whose body was found in a Missouri park four days after she'd disappeared from a Kansas store's parking lot.
    (AP, 6/6/08)
2007        Jun 6, The Ducks of Florida won the Stanley Cup in game 5 over the Senators.
    (WSJ, 6/7/07, p.A1)
2007        Jun 6, In southern Afghanistan 2 NATO soldiers died battling militants, while US-led and Afghan troops backed by airstrikes killed two militants and detained nine others. In northern Afghanistan 3 gunmen fatally shot a female owner of a radio station. A battle and airstrikes in southern Afghanistan left 30 suspected Taliban dead or wounded.
    (AP, 6/6/07)(AP, 6/7/07)
2007        Jun 6, In Algeria one person was killed and 8 injured in a powerful bomb blast in the Kabylie region.
    (AP, 6/6/07)
2007        Jun 6, The CAR government freed 17 people who had been arrested for rebel activities, following the terms of a peace accord that aims to return the restive nation to stability after more than a year of sporadic insurgency.
    (AP, 6/6/07)
2007        Jun 6, In north China Song Pingshun (61), head of Tianjin's advisory committee to the national legislature, died in an apparent suicide amid a probe into alleged bribe-taking and shady real estate deals by at least three high-level officials.
    (AP, 6/8/07)
2007        Jun 6, Colombia’s Pres. Uribe arrived in Washington DC for his 2nd lobbying trip in a month. A US congressional sub-committee had voted to cut aid by 10% and shift it from military to social programs.
    (Econ, 6/9/07, p.44)
2007        Jun 6, President Oscar Arias announced that Costa Rica has broken diplomatic ties with Taiwan and established relations with China, delivering a blow to the Asian island's fragile international standing.
    (AP, 6/7/07)
2007        Jun 6, In the Dominican Rep. a gym teacher opened fire at a school, killing one student and wounding another before using the gun to take his own life.
    (AP, 6/6/07)
2007        Jun 6, PM Andrus Ansip said Estonia is seeking help from Russia to find the culprits behind a massive wave of attacks on the country's Internet infrastructure.
    (AP, 6/6/07)
2007        Jun 6, Housing prices in the major cities of Estonia, Latia and Lithuania were reported to average around $202,375.
    (WSJ, 6/6/07, p.B9)
2007        Jun 6, A government prosecutor said Ethiopia has charged 55 opposition members with trying to launch a rebellion. More than one hundred opposition figures were already on trial, accused of plotting a coup after disputed 2005 elections.
    (AFP, 6/6/07)
2007        Jun 6, German police used water cannon to scatter stone-throwing demonstrators as several thousand protesters gathered at a seven-mile fence surrounding the G8 summit meeting involving President Bush and other leaders.
    (AP, 6/6/07)
2007        Jun 6, Car bombings shook the streets leading to Baghdad's most revered Shiite Muslim shrine, and police reported at least seven people were killed and 27 others wounded. Assassins killed a police official and an aide to Iraq's pre-eminent Shiite cleric. A Sunni insurgent group said it has reached a cease-fire with al-Qaida in Iraq. 4 US soldiers were killed in separate incidents over the last 2 days.
    (AP, 6/6/07)(AP, 6/7/07)
2007        Jun 6, In Malaysia Nyambang Entuhan (37) shot and killed five people during a wedding reception on remote Borneo island. In 2010 he was sentenced to death as well as to 22 years in prison for wounding nine others and illegal firearm possession.
    (AP, 5/8/10)(
2007        Jun 6, It was reported that Dutch students have developed powdered alcohol which they say can be sold legally to minors. The latest innovation in inebriation, called Booz2Go, is available in 20-gramme packets that cost 1-1.5 euros ($1.35-$2). Alcohol powder, classified as a flavoring, was sold in the United States three years ago.
    (Reuters, 6/6/07)
2007        Jun 6, Nigeria's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie won Britain's Orange Prize for fiction by women for her book “Half of a Yellow Sun," becoming the first African to take the award in its 12-year history.
    (AP, 6/6/07)(Econ, 11/24/07, p.54)
2007        Jun 6, A Palestinian security force fanned out in two neighborhoods of the Ein el-Hilweh refugee camp in southern Lebanon to prevent further clashes between Islamic militants and Lebanese troops. Maj. Gen. Khaled Aref, a senior Fatah commander based in Ein el-Hilweh, said on Lebanese Broadcasting Corp. television that about 20 Fatah Islam fighters had surrendered to his group in besieged Nahr el-Bared.
    (AP, 6/6/07)
2007        Jun 6, Morocco said scientists from Morocco, Britain, France and Germany had dated perforated shells in a limestone cave in eastern Morocco to 82,000 years ago, the oldest adornments ever found.
    (AP, 6/6/07)
2007        Jun 6, A senior official said Nigeria's anti-graft agency has summoned 15 former governors over corruption charges involving millions of dollars and they are due to appear before investigators.
    (AP, 6/6/07)
2007        Jun 6, Cyclone Gonu battered Oman's coast on its path toward the world's most important crude oil tanker route. It waned after killing 49 in Oman and 9 people in Iran, where severe flooding encircled over 100 villages.
    (AP, 6/7/07)(WSJ, 6/9/07, p.A1)(AP, 6/10/07)
2007        Jun 6, Pakistan's PM Shaukat Aziz ordered the immediate withdrawal of complaints initiated against about 200 journalists after they defied a ban on rallies to protest curbs on the media.
    (AP, 6/6/07)
2007        Jun 6, Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse held talks in Colombo with a top Japanese envoy on the future of the island's peace process following bloody recent clashes. A bomb detonated by suspected Tamil rebels derailed a train in eastern Sri Lanka.
    (AP, 6/6/07)
2007        Jun 6, A premature report said several thousand Turkish troops had crossed into northern Iraq to chase Kurdish guerrillas who operate from bases there. Turkey declared several areas near the border with Iraq to be "temporary security zones" in a sign of increasing activity by the military in its campaign against Kurdish rebels. Turkey's foreign minister denied there was a cross-border operation.
    (AP, 6/6/07)(AP, 6/7/07)(Econ, 6/9/07, p.58)
2007        Jun 6, The UN and African Union chief executives resolved a dispute over command of a proposed joint military force to help end bloodshed in Darfur, but the deal still must be approved by their organizations' security councils and Sudan's government.
    (AP, 6/6/07)
2007        Jun 6, President Hugo Chavez called for the creation of a common defense pact between Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua and Bolivia. The leftist Latin American bloc announced the creation of a development bank to finance joint projects.
    (AP, 6/7/07)

2008        Jun 6, Pres. Bush signed a transportation bill that freed $45 million for environmental studies for a levitating train planned to run from Disneyland to Las Vegas.
    (SFC, 6/7/08, p.C2)
2008        Jun 6, The US Labor Dept. said the nation's unemployment rate jumped to 5.5 percent in May, the biggest monthly rise since 1986, as nervous employers cut 49,000 jobs.
    (AP, 6/6/08)
2008        Jun 6, In NYC James Delayo (60), the city’s chief crane inspector, was arrested and charged with taking bribes for allow cranes to pass inspection.
    (SFC, 6/7/08, p.A8)
2008        Jun 6, Crude oil settled up $10.75 at a record $138.54 on the NY Mercantile Exchange.
    (WSJ, 6/7/08, p.A1)
2008        Jun 6, A judge at City of Westminster Magistrates Court said 4 men: Vincent Bajinya, also known as Doctor Vincent Brown, Charles Munyaneza, Celestin Ugirashebuja and Emmanuel Nteziryayo, should be sent back to Rwanda for trial for their involvement in the 1994 genocide.
    (AFP, 6/6/08)
2008        Jun 6, Colombia's presidential spokesman said Colombia and Ecuador are restoring diplomatic ties at the charge d'affaires level following mediation by former US Pres. Carter.
    (AP, 6/6/08)
2008        Jun 6, An official said Cuba has authorized sex-change operations and will offer them free for qualifying citizens.
    (AP, 6/7/08)
2008        Jun 6, Dr. Paul Tessier (b.1917), pioneering French surgeon, died in Paris. He introduced innovative techniques in facial surgery.
    (WSJ, 6/28/08, p.A7)
2008        Jun 6, In Iraq two suspected Shiite militia leaders surrendered during raids by US forces, while tens of thousands of Shiite faithful streamed out of mosques to join protests against a security agreement with the United States. The arrests and demonstrations came on the eve of PM Nouri al-Maliki's trip to Iran, the second such visit in a year. A suicide bomber, believed to be a woman, exploded herself near a checkpoint in a village outside Ramadi, wounding two policemen.
    (AP, 6/6/08)
2008        Jun 6, An Israeli airstrike in Beit Lahiya targeted a Hamas base. One fighter was killed during an Israeli army operation in the central Gaza Strip.
    (AP, 6/6/08)
2008        Jun 6, Russia's new Pres. Medvedev met with leaders of a fractious alliance of ex-Soviet republics, warning Ukraine and Georgia not to lead their countries into NATO.
    (AP, 6/6/08)
2008        Jun 6, In Sri Lanka at least 23 people were killed and 67 wounded in two Tamil Tiger bomb attacks on public buses packed with civilians.
    (AFP, 6/6/08)
2008        Jun 6, Turkey's ruling AK Party held an emergency meeting after the top court overturned a government-led reform which lifted a ban on Muslim headscarves at universities.
    (Reuters, 6/6/08)
2008        Jun 6, Zimbabwe police briefly detained Zimbabwe's opposition presidential candidate for the second time this week and told him the party's rallies had been banned indefinitely three weeks before the runoff election.
    (AP, 6/6/08)

2009        Jun 6, President Barack Obama at Omaha Beach, France, paid tribute to the Allies’ 1944 D-Day landings, an invasion that turned the tide of World War II and cemented the trans-Atlantic alliance.
    (AP, 6/6/09)
2009        Jun 6, In East St. Louis, Ill., the 34-acre Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park opened. It was named after Malcolm W. Martin (d.2004 at 91), the lawyer who formed a non-profit group in 1968 to raise money to protect the tract from developers.
    (SSFC, 6/7/09, p.A10)
2009        Jun 6, Palm Inc. introduced its new smart phone called Pre. Two days later Apple unveiled updated versions of its popular iPhone.
    (Econ, 6/13/09, p.66)
2009        Jun 6, In southern Arizona a sport utility vehicle crammed with at least 27 people crashed just before midnight killing 10 undocumented immigrants.
    (SFC, 6/8/09, p.A6)
2009        Jun 6, In Afghanistan a suicide bomb rocked the southern town of Spin Boldak killing four people as clashes claimed the lives of another 12 in a fresh wave of insurgent violence. Taliban militants ambushed a private security company in the southwestern province of Nimroz, killing three armed guards and wounding one.
    (AFP, 6/6/09)
2009        Jun 6, Brazilian search crews retrieved the first 2 bodies in the Atlantic from the May 31 crash of Air France Flight 447. Investigators said faulty speed readings had been found on the same type of jets.
    (Reuters, 6/6/09)
2009        Jun 6, In Central African Republic at least two people were killed and several wounded in an attack on a military base. Residents later said ethnic clashes left at least 27 people dead at a Birao military base, where former rebels were set to demobilize under a peace accord.
    (AFP, 6/7/09)(AFP, 6/11/09)
2009        Jun 6, Chinese rescuers found the body of Jonny Copp, an American mountain climber, following an avalanche in an isolated part of southwestern China. Wade Johnson (24) of Arden Hills, Minnesota, and Micah Dash and Jonny Copp of Boulder, Colo., were last heard from May 20 at the base camp of Mount Edgar, a peak of Mount Gongga. Johnson’s body was recovered on June 8.
    (AP, 6/6/09)(AP, 6/8/09)
2009        Jun 6, It was reported that Chinese aid to Myanmar totaled some $400 million over the past five years. US aid to Myanmar was said to be worth $12 million a year.
    (Econ, 6/6/09, p.59)
2009        Jun 6, Jean Dausset (1916), French immunologist, died. The 1980 Nobel prize-winner was a pioneer behind organ transplants and the mapping of the human genome. Dausset's discovery in 1958 of the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) tissue system allowed doctors to verify compatibility between donor and receiver for an organ transplant.
    (AP, 6/24/09)
2009        Jun 6, A senior Iraqi police official escaped an assassination attempt by a suicide car bomber in the former insurgent stronghold of Anbar province. The US military said Insurgents are increasingly using teenagers to stage attacks against American and Iraqi security forces.
    (AP, 6/6/09)
2009        Jun 6, In Venice the Punta della Logana, an old customs building, opened as an art museum following restoration funded by French billionaire Francois Pinault.
2009        Jun 6, In Kashmir protesters clashed with police as a separatist strike over the alleged rape and murder of two young Muslim women paralyzed Indian Kashmir for a sixth day.
    (AP, 6/6/09)
2009        Jun 6, In Mexico 13 gunmen, 2 soldiers and 2 bystanders were killed in a 4-hour shootout in Acapulco's hotel zone in a gunbattle that went passed midnight. The soldiers found four Guerrero state police officers inside the house who said they were being held captive.
    (AP, 6/7/09)(AP, 6/8/09)
2009        Jun 6, Myanmar forces started launching mortar attacks during fighting with Karen guerrillas.
    (AP, 6/7/09)
2009        Jun 6, Pakistan said that two close aides of a pro-Taliban cleric died when a makeshift bomb ripped through a military convoy transporting them for interrogation. The dead aides of Sufi Mohammad, who negotiated a peace deal in the northwest between Taliban rebels and the Pakistani government, were arrested on June 4 along with three Afghan nationals. 2 policemen were killed late in the day when a suicide bomber walked up to a police emergency helpline center, in an Islamabad residential district home to many government officials, and detonated explosives strapped to his body. Villagers in the northwest attacked Taliban militants killing 11 of them in revenge for a bomb attack on a mosque that killed about 40 people a day earlier.
    (AFP, 6/6/09)(AFP, 6/7/09)(AP, 6/7/09)
2009        Jun 6, Peru’s President Alan Garcia labored to contain the country’s worst political violence in years, as nine more police officers were killed in a bloody standoff with Amazon Indians fighting his efforts to exploit oil, gas and other resources on their native lands. The new deaths brought to 22 the number of police killed, seven with spears, since security forces on June 5 moved to break up a roadblock manned by 5,000 protesters. A judge ordered the arrest of the Indian leader, Alberto Pizango, on sedition and rebellion charges.
    (AP, 6/7/09)(AP, 6/10/09)
2009        Jun 6, Philippine government troops seized a Muslim separatist rebel camp in southern Maguindanao province following three days of fighting that left 30 guerrillas dead.
    (AP, 6/6/09)
2009        Jun 6, In Saudi Arabia a screening of the Saudi film, "Menahi," brought a taste of the moviegoing experience to Riyadh more than 30 years after the government began shutting down theaters. No women were allowed. Men and children, including girls up to 10, were allowed to attend the show at a government-run cultural center.
    (AP, 6/8/09)
2009        Jun 6, Somali pirates released the Yenegoa Ocean, a Nigerian tugboat they hijacked 10 months ago on Aug 4, 2008. A Dutch navy ship escorted it to a safe harbor.
    (AP, 6/7/09)
2009        Jun 6, It was reported that in South Africa HIV-AIDS continued to claim some 3,000 lives a week.
    (Econ, 6/6/09, p.48)
2009        Jun 6, Turkmenistan state media reported that China will lend the energy-rich country $3 billion to develop its vast South Yolotan natural gas field.
    (AP, 6/6/09)

2010        Jun 6, In Ohio a tornado killed 5 people. The tornado that hit Wood and Ottawa counties had estimated winds of up to 165 mph and was by far the most severe of four confirmed tornadoes to strike northern Ohio over the weekend.
    (AP, 6/7/10)(AP, 6/8/10)
2010        Jun 6, Robert Radnitz (b.1924), film producer, died at his Malibu home. His films included “Sounder," one of the top rated films of 1972.
    (SFC, 6/11/10, p.C7)
2010        Jun 6, In Afghanistan 5 NATO soldiers were killed in a day of violence which left another six dead and 26 wounded. President Hamid Karzai ordered a review of all cases of suspected insurgents in jails in Afghanistan and called for the release of those being held without sufficient evidence. Pres. Karzai accepted the resignations of Interior Minister Hanif Atmar and intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh after an investigation into a June 2 Taliban attack.
    (AFP, 6/6/10)(Reuters, 6/6/10)
2010        Jun 6, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates hand delivered a letter from Pres. Obama to Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev during a meeting to improve relations with the former Soviet republic that helps move supplies and soldiers to the US-led war in landlocked Afghanistan.
    (AP, 6/7/10)
2010        Jun 6, Australia’s attorney general said police have been asked to investigate internet giant Google over possible breaches of telecommunications privacy laws. The investigation followed complaints from members of the public about activities of Google employees while taking photographs for Google Maps, the search engine's maps page. Google said it would cooperate with the investigation.
    (Reuters, 6/6/10)
2010        Jun 6, In Brazil millions of gays and lesbians jammed several of Sao Paulo's main avenues for the 14th annual gay pride parade in South America's largest city.
    (AP, 6/7/10)
2010        Jun 6, Egyptian police beat a young businessman (28) to death on an Alexandria street after he posted a video on the Internet of officers sharing the spoils from a drug bust among themselves. Images of Khaled Said's broken body were soon posted on social networking websites, where activists dubbed him the "martyr of the emergency law." On June 23 Egypt's state prosecutor said that a second autopsy confirmed that Said had in fact died of asphyxia after swallowing a bag of marijuana. Prosecutors later charged plainclothes policemen Mahmoud Salah and Awad Ismail Suleiman with illegal arrest and harsh treatment, falling far short of demands by the victim's family for a murder charge. In 2011 a medical panel said that Said died of asphyxiation after he was beaten, and a bag had been placed in his mouth after he fell unconscious. In October, 2011, two policemen accused of beating Khaled Said to death, were convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison. The convictions were overturned on appeal. Mahmoud Salah and Awad Ismail Suleiman were freed on June 1, 2013, pending a retrial. On March 3, 2014, Salah and Suleiman were sentenced to 10 years in prison.
    (AP, 6/11/10)(AFP, 6/23/10)(AP, 7/27/10)(AFP, 9/25/11)(AP, 10/26/11)(AP, 6/1/13)(Reuters, 3/3/14)
2010        Jun 6, In western Indonesia 10 children died when a suspension bridge collapsed. Rescuers were searching for three others still missing.
    (AP, 6/7/10)
2010        Jun 6, In Iraq a car bomb exploded outside a Baghdad police station in the deadliest of a pair of attacks that killed six people in the capital.
    (AP, 6/6/10)
2010        Jun 6, In Israel Rabbi Jacob Milgrom (87), considered by many as the world's foremost authority on the biblical book of Leviticus, died. Milgrom wrote a three-volume series on Leviticus, interpreting Jewish dietary and purification rituals as well as the Bible's position on homosexuality. He concluded the ban on homosexuality applies only to Jewish men.
    (AP, 6/8/10)
2010        Jun 6, In Kenya police arrested Philip Onyancha after tracking him down through a mobile phone he was using to send ransom demands to the family of a 9-year-old kidnap victim. Onyancha soon confessed to killing 19 people in three years and told police he was planning to kill 100 people.
    (AP, 6/10/10)
2010        Jun 6, In Mexico police discovered six dead bodies in a cavern near the tourist resort of Cancun, three of them cut open and their hearts removed. Armed men in two cars barged into a girl's coming-out party in the southwestern town of Coyuca de Catalan, sparking a deadly gunbattle. Two partygoers and one attacker were killed.
    (AP, 6/6/10)
2010        Jun 6, In Pakistan heavy rains and winds lashed the port city of Karachi as Cyclone Phet swirled along the coastline after claiming the lives of 15 people in Oman.
    (AFP, 6/6/10)
2010        Jun 6, Russia urged NATO forces in Afghanistan to crack down harder on drug production and smuggling, and offered to help put a security ring around the country.
    (AP, 6/6/10)
2010        Jun 6, In Sudan a tribal leader said clashes between rival Arab tribes in the western region of Darfur killed 41 people in three days. Fighting broke out on June 3 when "members of the Rezeigat tribe attacked a village west of the town of Kass" in South Darfur.
    (AFP, 6/7/10)
2010        Jun 6, In Yemen Hamza Ali Saleh al-Dayan, an al-Qaida operative, turned himself in to authorities in northeastern Marib province, the second such surrender in two days. He is believed to have trained suicide bombers and helped plan the July 2007 suicide attack that killed seven Spanish tourists and two Yemenis in the same province.
    (AP, 6/7/10)

2011        Jun 6, The US Senate confirmed lawyer Donald Verrilli Jr. as the new Solicitor-General, replacing Elena Kagan, who was appointed to the US Supreme Court. Verrilli most recently served as Deputy Counsel to President Obama.
             (AP, 6/6/11)
2011        Jun 6, The US Supreme Court ruled that universities in California, as well as those in eleven other states which have similar laws, may continue to offer the lower in-state tuition rate to high school graduates who are illegal immigrants.  
            (LAT, 6/6/11)
2011        Jun 6, Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and one of President Obama’s most trusted economists, announced he was leaving to return to his job as a business professor in the graduate school at the University of Chicago.
            (Reuters, 6/6/11)
2011        Jun 6, Under pressure from bloggers and journalists, Representative Anthony Weiner of New York finally admitted he sent inappropriate e-mails to six women he did not know but met via social media. He also admitted to lying about using Twitter to send a suggestive photo of himself to a young woman. He had previously denied sending the photo, claiming his account was hacked. After apologizing to his wife and his constituents for his poor judgment, Weiner said he had no plans to resign from his congressional seat.
            (NYT, 6/6/11)
2011        Jun 6, In a New York courtroom, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former head of the International Monetary Fund, pleaded not guilty to charges that he attempted to rape a maid at the hotel where he had been staying.
            (AFP, 6/6/11)
2011        Jun 6, Former Pennsylvania congressman Rick Santorum, a social conservative, announced that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for president.
            (LAT, 6/6/11)
2011        Jun 6, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who had been on medical leave while battling pancreatic cancer, attended a conference of software developers to unveil a new service called iCloud. The iCloud stores music, photos, documents and electronic books “in the cloud," and is able to transfer them between Apple devices, without the need for hooking up a cable. 
    (AFP, 6/6/11)
2011              Jun 6, In California the Golden State Warriors hired Mark Jackson to be their new head coach. Jackson, a former NBA star and a current television sports commentator, has never coached a professional basketball team
            (SFC, 6/6/11)
2011        Jun 6, David Henderson (21), a former SF prep football star, was taken off life support following a May 26 shooting that left him paralyzed from the neck down.
    (SFC, 6/8/11, p.C1)
2011            Jun 6, Veteran CBS news reporter Scott Pelley made his debut as the new anchor of the CBS Evening News, a role he assumed after being chosen to replace Katie Couric.
            (AP, 6/6/11)
2011        Jun 6, In Britain Asim Kauser (25), a British national, was arrested at his home following an operation by the North West Counter Terrorism Unit. The alleged offenses took place between January 2009 and June 2011.
    (AP, 6/16/11)
2011       Jun 6, German officials retracted their assertion (see Jun 5) that the E.coli epidemic was caused by bean sprouts from an organic farm. They said there was not enough data to determine if the farm was in fact the source of the deadly outbreak, which sickened people all over Europe and resulted in twenty-two deaths.
             (AP, 6/6/11)
2011        Jun 6, In Iraq five members of the US military who were serving as advisors to the Iraqi security police, were killed by a rocket attack on their residence in Baghdad. This was the worst single-day loss of life for American troops in Iraq in two years. Kataib Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the rocket attack.
            (AP, 6/6/11)(AP, 6/30/11)
2011        Jun 6, In Pakistan US drone aircraft struck at least 3 attacks in South Waziristan killing at least 18 people.
    (SFC, 6/7/11, p.A2)
2011        Jun 6, In Peru the remains of 5 soldiers arrived in Lima. They were killed in an ambush attributed to Shining Path guerrillas in the Apurimac River Valley.
    (SSFC, 6/19/11, p.A4)
2011        Jun 6, Syrian American lesbian blogger Amina Arraf was allegedly last seen in Damascus after being bundled into a car by 3 men in civilian clothes. On June 13 this story was revealed as a hoax and a 40-year old American man living in Scotland apologized for posing as Arraf.
    (SFC, 6/8/11, p.A2)(SFC, 6/14/11, p.A2)
2011        Jun 6, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of South Korea announced his intention to seek a second five-year term. His current term expires at the end of December.
            (AP, 6/6/11)
2011        Jun 6, Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh announced he would soon return to Yemen; he had been recuperating in Saudi Arabia after being wounded in an attack.
            (AFP, 6/6/11)

2012        Jun 6, Eight Muslims filed a federal lawsuit in New Jersey to force the NYPD to end its surveillance and other intelligence-gathering practices targeting Muslims in the years after the 2001 terrorist attacks.
    (AP, 6/6/12)
2012        Jun 6, Authorities in Oregon confirmed that a 66-foot-long pier, that floated onto a beach near Newport, came from Japan following the tsunami in March 2011.
    (SFC, 6/7/12, p.A9)
2012        Jun 6, In Afghanistan 3 suicide attackers blew themselves up in Kandahar city, killing 22 people and wounding at least 50 others in a dusty marketplace. Afghan officials and residents said a pre-dawn NATO airstrike targeting militants killed 18 people celebrating a wedding, including women and children. A NATO forces spokesman said they had no reports of civilians being killed in the overnight raid to capture a local Taliban leader in Logar province. Provincial Police Chief Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Roogh Lawanay said there was no wedding party. He said the gathering was a meeting of Taliban commanders in the province. Villagers displayed 18 bodies at the provincial capital, including 5 women, 7 children and 6 men. 2 NATO service members were killed in a helicopter crash in Ghazni province.
    (AP, 6/6/12)(AP, 6/7/12)
2012        Jun 6, The Afghan government accused the Taliban of poisoning schoolgirls by bribing students and workers to sneak toxic chemicals into drinking water or spread it around school grounds, sickening scores. 15 suspects have been arrested. National Directorate of Security spokesman Lutfullah Mashal accused Pakistani spies of poisoning the schoolgirls. In July a UN agency expressed concern that torture may have been used to extract confessions over the alleged serial poisoning, which experts say is more likely to be mass hysteria.
    (AP, 6/6/12)(AFP, 6/6/12)(AFP, 7/10/12)
2012        Jun 6, Angolan troops, whose presence angered local soldiers and prompted a coup in April, began leaving Guinea-Bissau. The pullout was completed on June 9.
    (AFP, 6/6/12)(AFP, 6/9/12)
2012        Jun 6, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru formally established their Pacific Alliance (Alianza de Pacifico). The goal was free trade and economic integration with a clear orientation toward Asia.
    (Econ, 5/4/13, p.73)(
2012        Jun 6, In China 12 children were hurt in a clash at an Islamic school in the restive Xinjiang region, amid an escalating crackdown on "illegal" religious activities. The exiled World Uyghur Congress (WUC) group disputed the government version of events, citing sources on the ground as saying police tossed tear gas into the school.
    (AFP, 6/6/12)
2012        Jun 6, In China ailing Chinese labor activist Li Wangyang (62), imprisoned for two decades, some of it doing hard labor, died in a hospital, reportedly hanging himself one year after being released from jail.
    (AP, 6/6/12)
2012        Jun 6, Colombia’s military bombed a FARC rebel camp in Antioquia state. 8 rebels were reported killed.
    (SFC, 6/7/12, p.A2)
2012        Jun 6, In CongoDRC an army report said at least 200 mutineers have been killed in the eastern part of the country since fighting broke out in April. 40 troops from the FARDC regular army have also been killed in the clashes.
    (AFP, 6/6/12)
2012        Jun 6, Israel's Supreme Court rejected an attempt by hardliners to prevent the demolition of an illegal West Bank outpost. It had already said the Ulpana outpost is illegal because it was built on private Palestinian land and ordered the outpost's five buildings taken down by July 1. Israeli officials announced the government would build 850 apartments in various West Bank settlements. Israeli aircraft struck two targets in the Gaza Strip, wounding at least two men.
    (AP, 6/6/12)(AFP, 6/6/12)(AP, 6/7/12)
2012        Jun 6, Human Rights Watch said armed groups in Liberia, who supported Ivory Coast's former president, have killed at least 40 civilians in cross-border raids into Ivory Coast since July and are recruiting children as young as 14 into their ranks.
    (AP, 6/6/12)
2012        Jun 6, The International Monetary Fund said Malawi is set for a $157-million (125-million euro) 3-year IMF loan to fix its troubled economy which has been hit by global aid suspensions.
    (AFP, 6/6/12)
2012        Jun 6, In Peru a helicopter crashed in the highlands killing all 14 people aboard, including 8 South Koreans and 3 Europeans. They were exploring a potential hydroelectric project near Mazuco.
    (AP, 6/7/12)(SFC, 6/11/12, p.A2)   
2012        Jun 6, In Puerto Rico US federal agents swept through the main airport and other areas, arresting dozens of baggage handlers, airline workers and others suspected of smuggling millions of dollars' worth of cocaine aboard commercial flights for at least a decade.
    (AP, 6/6/12)
2012        Jun 6, Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin visited China and emphasized burgeoning military ties on the second day of a visit to his nation's eastern neighbor.
    (AP, 6/6/12)
2012        Jun 6, In Sudan an "exceptional" airlift of almost 12,000 South Sudanese ended with a final flight from Khartoum, but thousands more continue to live in makeshift conditions while they, too, await transport to the South.
    (AFP, 6/6/12)
2012        Jun 6, Syrian President Bashar Assad appointed loyalist Riad Farid Hijab, a member of the ruling Baath Party and the former agriculture minister, as prime minister as he battles a 15-month uprising against his rule. Rebels went on the offensive in and around Damascus while 18 people were killed in shelling, blasts and clashes across the country. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 55 people were killed in an assault on Al-Kubeir, a small Sunni farming enclave surrounded by Alawite villages in the central province of Hama.
    (AP, 6/6/12)(AFP, 6/6/12)(AFP, 6/7/12)
2012        Jun 6, Clashes broke out between Syrian troops and residents of the border town of Arsal in eastern Lebanon after a Lebanese man was killed and three wounded at dawn as they tried to cross the border into Syria.
    (AFP, 6/6/12)
2012        Jun 6, A group of expat Syrian businessmen announced in Qatar the creation of a $300 million (239 million euro) fund to support the rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad.
    (AFP, 6/6/12)
2012        Jun 6, In Togo Moise Lida Kouassi, the former defense minister of Ivory Coast's disgraced ex-president Laurent Gbagbo, was arrested. He was accused of trying to destabilize the new Ivorian regime.
    (AFP, 6/6/12)
2012        Jun 6, A UN report said Joseph Kony's Lord Resistance Army has abducted more than 600 child soldiers and sex slaves over the past two years even as the hunt for the rebel leader intensifies. At least 591 children, including 268 girls, were reported seized over the same time in Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan.
    (AFP, 6/6/12)
2012        Jun 6, In Yemen two civilians were killed and a third was wounded when their car, rigged by al-Qaida militants, exploded in the southern port city of Aden.
    (AP, 6/6/12)

2013        Jun 6, The Washington Post newspaper reported  the existence of a program, codenamed PRISM, under which the NSA collects, e-mails, internet phone calls, photos, videos, file transfers and social networking data from big internet companies.
    (Econ, 6/15/13, p.23)
2013        Jun 6, A law enforcement sweep in San Diego led to the arrest of 50 people including 7 active-duty Marines, 7 former Marines and  Navy sailor. The busted crime rings dealt in illegal drugs, stolen military gear and cars.
    (SFC, 6/7/13, p.A6)
2013        Jun 6, Wells Fargo in an agreement with the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) said it will pay $39 million to promote home ownerhsip and community development to address claims that it neglected bank-owned homes in minority communities.
    (SFC, 6/7/13, p.C1)
2013        Jun 6, Esther Williams (91), teenage swimming champion and Hollywood star, died in Beverly Hills. Her films included “Andy Hardy’s Double Life" (1942), “Bathing Beauty" (1944) and “Jupiter’s Darling" (1955). Her 1999 autobiography was titled “The Million Dollar Mermaid."
    (SFC, 6/7/13, p.D6)
2013        Jun 6, In Kentucky a medical helicopter crashed near Manchester killing all three crewmembers.
    (SFC, 6/8/13, p.A4)
2013        Jun 6, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a measure making Vermont the 17th US state to eliminate criminal penalties for the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
    (SFC, 6/8/13, p.A4)
2013        Jun 6, The Afghan governor of Kunar province alleged that an overnight NATO airstrike killed 3 civilians and wounded seven there, a claim the US-led coalition flatly denied. A civilian was killed when a bomb exploded inside a restaurant in the northern city of Sari Pul. Another 13 people were wounded. In western Farah province insurgents gunned down two tribal elders as they drove into the provincial capital. A suicide attacker drove a truck into the entrance of a camp in Helmand province in Now-e-Zad district and detonated it. 7 Georgian soldiers were killed.
    (AP, 6/6/13)(AP, 6/7/13)
2013        Jun 6, In Brazil protests began in Sao Paulo over a 20-centavo (nine-cent) rise in bus fares.
    (Econ, 6/22/13, p.40)
2013        Jun 6, Bolivian officials said Quachua villagers in the southern highlands buried alive Santos Ramos (17) in the grave of Leandra Arias Janco (35), for her rape and murder on June 2.
    (SFC, 6/8/13, p.A2)
2013        Jun 6, In Bosnia nearly 3,000 people formed a chain around the Parliament, trapping hundreds of politicians and civil service workers inside in a demonstration of anger over what protesters say is a government paralyzed by ethnic bickering. They demanded a new law on personal ID numbers after the old one lapsed in February, leaving all babies born since without personal documents.
    (AP, 6/6/13)
2013        Jun 6, Britain expressed regret about the abuse of Kenyans by colonial forces during the Mau Mau insurgency in the 1950s and announced a compensation package for more than 5,200 survivors worth a total of 20 million pounds.
    (AP, 6/6/13)
2013        Jun 6, British comic novelist Tom Sharpe (85), known for his "Wilt" series about a harassed and hen-pecked university lecturer, died in Spain. His first novel, "Riotous Assembly" (1971), lampoons South Africa's apartheid system and the police.
    (AP, 6/6/13)
2013        Jun 6, The British Competition Commission barred France's Groupe Eurotunnel from docking its ferries at Dover for at least two years due to concerns its purchase of three ferries would allow it to dominate over half of the market.
    (Reuters, 6/6/13)
2013        Jun 6, A German high court in Karlsruhe granted homosexual civil unions the same tax breaks as heterosexual married couples.
    (SFC, 6/7/13, p.A2)
2013        Jun 6, Residents and emergency crews worked through the night in Dresden and other cities to bolster riverbanks and build sandbag barriers as floodwaters that have already claimed 16 lives in Europe roared farther north through Germany.
    (AP, 6/6/13)
2013        Jun 6, Ghana's immigration service said 161 Chinese nationals, who were arrested for illegal gold mining this week, will be deported to China.
    (AP, 6/7/13)
2013        Jun 6, Organizers said Miss World has axed the famed bikinis from this year's pageant in Indonesia, replacing the skimpy swimsuits with conservative beach sarongs amid mounting protests from hard-line Muslim groups.
    (AP, 6/6/13)
2013        Jun 6, In Iraq a series of car bomb explosions in and around Baghdad killed 14 people including 7 policemen in Taji.
    (AP, 6/6/13)
2013        Jun 6, Mexican soldiers were reported to have rescued 165 people kidnapped by the Zetas drug cartel and held for as long as 3 weeks in a one-story home alongside the US border. 150 of those rescued were US bound migrants from Central America.
    (SFC, 6/7/13, p.A2)
2013        Jun 6, In Mexico two gunmen stormed into a gym and killed 4 people in the tough Mexico City neighborhood of Tepito, home to the area's biggest black market.
    (AP, 6/7/13)
2013        Jun 6, North and South Korea agreed to hold talks on reopening a jointly run factory complex and other cross-border issues, after months of deteriorating relations and a day before a US-China summit in which the North is expected to be a key topic.
    (AP, 6/6/13)
2013        Jun 6, Russia’s Pres. Putin (60) and his wife, Lyudmila (55), announced the end of their marriage less than two months shy of their 30th anniversary in an interview with Russian television.
    (AP, 6/7/13)
2013        Jun 6, Russia said it has deployed a naval unit, 16 warships and three ship-based helicopters, to the Mediterranean Sea.
    (Reuters, 6/6/13)
2013        Jun 6, Russian special forces arrested Yulai Davletbayev, a man who is accused of planning a terrorist attack on Moscow that the agency foiled on May 20. Two suspected militants from the group Davletbayev is accused of leading were killed and a third, Robert Amerkhanov was arrested in an FSB operation in May.
    (AP, 6/6/13)
2013        Jun 6, In southern Somalia al-Qaida-linked militants killed two men by firing squad in Bararwe for allegedly spying for the Somali government and the African Union military force.
    (AP, 6/7/13)
2013        Jun 6, A Sudanese military spokesman said a military training helicopter has crashed in the country's south, killing its two crew members.
    (AP, 6/6/13)
2013        Jun 6, Syrian rebels captured a crossing point along a cease-fire line with Israel in the contested Golan Heights. Austria announced that it is withdrawing the country's 377 UN peacekeepers from the Golan Heights after the Syrian conflict briefly spilled over to an area near their position.
    (AP, 6/6/13)
2013        Jun 6, Ayman al-Zawahri, al-Qaida's leader, urged Sunni Muslims to spare no effort to join the battle in Syria.
    (AP, 6/6/13)
2013        Jun 6, In Taiwan 2 men were charged with planting cyanide-tainted bombs on a high-speed train and at an office where the head of global electronics powerhouse Foxconn was scheduled to visit in April. The devices failed to explode. Lawyer Hu Tsung-hsien (44) and Chu Ya-dong were indicted on charges of attempted homicide and endangering public security.
    (AP, 6/6/13)
2013        Jun 6, In southern Turkey a police officer died after falling into an underpass while trying to subdue a protest, bringing the death toll in a week of protests to three.
    (AP, 6/6/13)

2014        Jun 6, San Francisco’s Glide Foundation announced that Andy Chua of Singapore bid $2,166,766 to win a private lunch with Warren Buffet, head of Omaha-based Berkshire-Hathaway.
    (SSFC, 6/8/14, p.A8)
2014        Jun 6, In Georgia Dennis Marx, wielding an assault rifle and explosives, opened fire outside a courthouse in Cumming. He wounded a deputy before he was killed in a shootout.
    (SFC, 6/7/14, p.A5)
2014        Jun 6, Karen DeCrow (b.1937), former head of NOW (1974-1977), the National Organization for Women, died at her home in Jamesville, NY.
    (SFC, 6/9/14, p.C4)
2014        Jun 6, In North Dakota seven couples filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, making it the last state in the country to be sued by couples seeking the right to marry in their home state.
    (SFC, 6/7/14, p.A4)
2014        Jun 6, In Wisconsin gay couples began getting married after a federal judge struck down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
    (SFC, 6/7/14, p.A4)
2014        Jun 6, It was reported that a glossy beetle, a shot hole borer smaller than a sesame seed, is destroying elder, sycamore and live oak trees in southern California.
    (SFC, 6/6/14, p.D6)
2014        Jun 6, The leading Afghan presidential candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt when two suicide bombers struck his convoy after a campaign event in Kabul. 6 civilians were killed and 22 wounded.
    (AP, 6/6/14)
2014        Jun 6, In northern Afghanistan at least 81 people were killed and many more left missing in flash floods that fell in the Gozargah-e Noor district of the northern Baghlan province.
    (Reuters, 6/7/14)(AP, 6/8/14)
2014        Jun 6, Brazil's biggest city confronted a second straight day of commuting chaos, as striking subway workers and a protest over housing conditions tangled the streets of Sao Paulo less than a week before it hosts the opening match of the World Cup.
    (Reuters, 6/6/14)
2014        Jun 6, British telecommunications giant Vodafone admitted the existence of secret wires that allow government agencies to listen in to conversations on its networks. Vodafone said that in about six countries where it operates, phone tapping is required by law, although it did not identify the countries.
    (AFP, 6/6/14)
2014        Jun 6, Germany's foreign intelligence agency officially lifted the lid on some of its worst-kept secrets, acknowledging that half a dozen facilities around the country are in fact spy stations — as anyone with Internet access could already figure out.
    (AP, 6/6/14)
2014        Jun 6, In India 17 police officers were convicted of kidnapping and killing a 22-year-old jobseeker in custody. Ranbir Singh had gone to the northern Indian city of Dehradun looking for a job when he was arrested by police for allegedly committing a robbery. He died in police custody in 2009. On June 9 the court sentenced all 17 police officers to life in prison.
    (AP, 6/6/14)(AP, 6/9/14)
2014        Jun 6, In northern India thousands of people stormed an electricity substation near the state capital of Lucknow, ransacking offices and taking several workers hostage for 18 hours until police intervened the next day. People were enraged by power cuts during an extreme heat wave.
    (AP, 6/7/14)
2014        Jun 6, In northern Iraq a back-to-back car bomb attack targeting an ethnic minority in Tahrawa and clashes in Mosul killed at least 20 people.
    (AP, 6/6/14)(SFC, 6/7/14, p.A2)
2014        Jun 6, Israeli police raided the east Jerusalem studios of Palestine TV and briefly detained three staff for questioning. Police reportedly suspected Palestine TV of broadcasting "incitements to violence."
    (AFP, 6/6/14)
2014        Jun 6, In Italy Sister Cristina Scuccia (25) clinched the top prize with five songs in the country’s musical competition “The Voice."
    (, 6/7/14, p.a2)
2014        Jun 6, In Kosovo a huge explosion rocked the country’s main power plant in Pristina, causing casualties and damaging nearby houses.
    (AP, 6/6/14)
2014        Jun 6, Mexican prosecutors said police have arrested a leading figure in the Knights Templar drug cartel who they say is linked to more than a dozen deaths. State prosecutors said Pedro Naranjo Garcia was "associated with the murder of 15 people last year in Apatzingan."
    (AFP, 6/7/14)
2014        Jun 6, Nigeria’s military searched trucks carrying newspapers after receiving intelligence "indicating movement of materials with grave security implications across the country using the channel of newsprint related consignments."
    (AP, 6/7/14)
2014        Jun 6, North Korea said it has detained an American tourist for committing an unspecified crime, the third US citizen being held there. Jeffrey Edward Fowle (56) of Ohio had arrived in North Korea on April 29.
    (AP, 6/6/14)(AP, 6/7/14)
2014        Jun 6, Pakistan's media regulatory agency suspended the operating license of Geo News, the country's leading news channel, for 15 days after a spat between the broadcaster and the country's powerful military. It also imposed a 10 million rupee fine — roughly $100,000. TV channel Geo News said it is suing the powerful ISI spy agency for defamation over accusations of being anti-state.
    (Reuters, 6/6/14)
2014        Jun 6, Philippine government prosecutors filed corruption charges against three senators who allegedly received hundreds of millions of pesos (millions of dollars) in kickbacks from funds allocated for projects for the poor.
    (AP, 6/6/14)
2014        Jun 6, In the Philippines radio anchorman Nilo Baculo Sr. (67) was killed by gunmen on a motorcycle in Oriental Mindoro's Calapan City. Baculo had filed a petition in 2008 requesting court protection, saying he had discovered a plot by elected officials at that time to kill him after he had reported on their involvement in illegal drug deals.
    (AP, 6/9/14)
2014        Jun 6, Romania's second-richest businessman, Dan Adamescu, was arrested on charges that he bribed judges to rule in his favor in court cases over several insolvency cases involving his companies in Dec 2013.
    (AP, 6/6/14)
2014        Jun 6, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's newly elected leader Petro Poroshenko met in France at the sidelines of ceremonies to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing in Normandy. They spoke of their desire for a quick end to hostilities in southeastern Ukraine.
    (AP, 6/6/14)
2014        Jun 6, Sudanese troops captured a rebel position in South Kordofan.
    (AFP, 6/6/14)
2014        Jun 6, Thai police warned online critics of the military junta that they will "come get you" for posting political views that could incite divisiveness.
    (AP, 6/6/14)

2015        Jun 6, At the finals for the DARPA Robotic Challenge in Pomona, Ca., a robot named Hubo, developed at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, (KAIST) won the $2 million first place prize.
    (Econ, 6/13/15, p.77)
2015        Jun 6, Ronnie Gilbert (b.1926), a member of the Weavers folk singing group, died in Mill Valley, Ca. Other members of the Weavers included Pete Seeger, Lee Hays and Fred Hellerman.
    (SFC, 6/8/15, p.D1)
2015        Jun 6, In New York American Pharoah, ridden by Victor Espinoza and owned by Ahmed Zayat (52), won the Triple Crown Trophy at the Belmont Stakes. The last triple crown went to Affirmed in 1978.
    (AP, 6/6/15)
2015        Jun 6, In New York state convicted murderers Richard Matt (48) and David Sweat (34) used power tools to cut through steel walls and pipes to escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. For days after the break corrections officers beat and abused inmates in an effort to extract information about the escape. By August 12 nine officers were suspended and the prison’s leadership removed.
    (SSFC, 6/7/15, p.A7)(SFC, 6/8/15, p.A7)(SFC, 8/12/15, p.A7)
2015        Jun 6, In Afghanistan insurgents attacked a convoy of de-miners, allowing all but six to walk free in Logar province. Some 300 hundred Taliban insurgents launched a major assault on the Yamgan district of Badakhshan province. A roadside bomb killed 6 civilians in Uruzgan province.
    (AP, 6/7/15)(SSFC, 6/7/15, p.A5)
2015        Jun 6, Bangladesh and India sealed a historic land pact to swap territories in the presence of visiting Indian PM Narendra Modi and Bangladeshi premier Sheikh Hasina.  This will finally allow tens of thousands of people living in border enclaves to choose their nationality after decades of stateless limbo. India announced a "US$2 billion line of credit" to Bangladesh in an effort to deepen bilateral ties.
    (AFP, 6/6/15)
2015        Jun 6, Pope Francis arrived in Sarajevo for a visit aimed at bolstering reconciliation between war-scarred Bosnia's Serb, Croat and Muslim communities.
    (AFP, 6/6/15)
2015        Jun 6, Chinese and Japanese finance ministers held talks in Beijing to deepen economic cooperation that had been delayed for about two years over strained relations between the Asian giants.
    (AP, 6/6/15)
2015        Jun 6, China's foreign ministry said Hungary has become the first European country to sign a cooperation agreement for the new "Silk Road" initiative to develop trade and transport infrastructure across Asia and beyond.
    (Reuters, 6/6/15)
2015        Jun 6, An Egyptian court quashed a February decision by another tribunal branding the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas a "terrorist" group.
    (AFP, 6/6/15)
2015        Jun 6, The EU extended sanctions imposed on three people Ukraine suspects of having embezzled funds under former President Viktor Yanukovich. Asset freezes on ex-justice minister Olena Lukash, former education and science minister Dmytro Tabachnyk and Serhiy Klyuyev, the businessman brother of Yanukovich's former chief of staff, were to have expired today.
    (Reuters, 6/6/15)
2015        Jun 6, In Germany thousands of demonstrators packed the Alpine resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, protesting over a wide range of causes before the arrival of the leaders of the G7 industrialized democracies for a two-day summit.
    (AP, 6/6/15)
2015        Jun 6, A German man (65) died after contracting MERS during a trip to Abu Dhabi, in the first death linked to the virus in Europe this year.
    (AFP, 6/16/15)
2015        Jun 6, The Indian army killed 3 militants along in Kashmir the disputed border with Pakistan, foiling the third infiltration attempt in the past two weeks.
    (Reuters, 6/6/15)
2015        Jun 6, Iraqi Government forces and Shiite militiamen repelled two Islamic State group attacks in Anbar province. In eastern Iraq a suicide car bomb ripped through roadside restaurants at the entrance to the town of Baladruz, killing at least 15 people.
    (AP, 6/6/15)(AFP, 6/7/15)
2015        Jun 6, In southern Mexico a self-defense militia was attacked by a rival faction in the village of Xolapa leaving at least 10 people dead.
    (AFP, 6/7/15)
2015        Jun 6, In northeastern Nigeria a bomb blast hit a cattle market in Borno state late today, with as many as 16 people dead.
    (Reuters, 6/7/15)
2015        Jun 6, In southwest Pakistan gunmen in Quetta opened fire on a vehicle carrying police officers, killing 4 of them before fleeing.
    (AP, 6/6/15)
2015        Jun 6, In the southern Philippines members of the Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf militant group beheaded a pro-government militiaman. 2 militants were also killed in the fighting against soldiers and pro-government volunteers on Basilan island.
    (AFP, 6/6/15)
2015        Jun 6, Russia's anti-terrorism committee said police in the Dagestan region killed militant Suleiman Zainalobinov during the night after they stopped his car and he opened fire.
    (AP, 6/6/15)
2015        Jun 6, South Korea confirmed nine more cases of the MERS virus, which has killed four people, but said it did not represent a spread of the outbreak as the infected were already in quarantine.
    (AFP, 6/6/15)
2015        Jun 6, South Sudan's rebels claimed they had seized control of key oilfields in the north of the country after weeks of heavy fighting with government forces.
    (AFP, 6/6/15)
2015        Jun 6, In Ukraine opponents of a gay rights march held in Kiev threw smoke bombs and tear gas. Police said five officers were injured as well as four of the estimated 300 marchers.
    (AP, 6/6/15)
2015        Jun 6, Yemen's dominant Houthi group and its army allies fired a Scud missile at Saudi Arabia which the kingdom says it shot down. Eyewitnesses said around 10 Arab air strikes pounded Houthi positions in Aden's northwest suburbs.
    (Reuters, 6/6/15)

2016        Jun 6, More than 450 groups called on the US Congress to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) if it comes up for a vote this fall, saying the trade deal would allow fossil fuel companies to contest US environmental rules in extrajudicial tribunals.
    (Reuters, 6/6/16)
2016        Jun 6, The US Navy banned drinking and restricted off-base activity for its personnel in Japan after a sailor was arrested a day earlier on suspicion of drunken driving in Okinawa.
    (SFC, 6/7/16, p.A2)
2016        Jun 6, US VP Joe Biden unveiled a public database for clinical data on cancer that aims to help researchers and doctors better tailor new treatments to individuals.
    (SFC, 6/7/16, p.D3)
2016        Jun 6, In New Hampshire a predawn fire killed 2 adults and 2 children in a three-story apartment building in Manchester.
    (SFC, 6/7/16, p.A4)
2016        Jun 6, In northern Afghanistan a Taliban ambush killed at least 7 people, including a district intelligence chief and his deputy in Sari Pul province.
    (AP, 6/6/16)
2016        Jun 6, Millions of Muslims around the world marked the start of Ramadan, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. Others will begin fasting a day later, due to a moon-sighting methodology that can lead to different countries declaring the start of Ramadan a day or two apart.
    (AP, 6/6/16)
2016        Jun 6, Australian authorities said 3 people were killed in floodwaters from a strong storm that pounded the east coast over the weekend.
    (AP, 6/6/16)
2016        Jun 6, A court in Britain sentenced former schoolteacher Richard Huckle to 22 life sentences for child abuse after using his position teaching English in Malaysia to gain access to victims. He will have to serve a minimum of 25 years for 71 offenses against children aged between six months and 12 years from 2006 to 2014.
    (AP, 6/6/16)
2016        Jun 6, In Egypt 12 Education Ministry officials were detained after answers to the final nationwide exams for Arabic and religion were posted on Facebook.
    (AP, 6/6/16)
2016        Jun 6, EU nations refused to back a limited extension of the herbicide glyphosate's use, threatening withdrawal of Monsanto's Roundup and other weed-killers from shelves if no decision is reached by the end of the month.
    (Reuters, 6/6/16)
2016        Jun 6, In France a fire in an apartment building near the national stadium in  Saint-Denis left at least 5 people dead and 11 injured.
    (AP, 6/7/16)
2016        Jun 6, Iran arrested Homa Hoodfar (65), a visiting Canadian-Iranian expert in gender and Islam. This was at least the fifth detention of a dual-national reported in recent months.
    (Reuters, 6/9/16)
2016        Jun 6, In Jordan a gunman apparently acting alone killed 5 intelligence agents in a daylight "terrorist attack" on their office in the Baqaa Palestinian refugee camp north of Amman. On August 4 Mohammad Masharfeh (22) was sentenced to death for the attack. An accomplice who was charged with "selling weapons for illegal use" was sentenced to a year in prison.
    (AFP, 6/6/16)(AP, 8/4/16)
2016        Jun 6, In Kenya one man died and six were injured as police opened fire on an anti-government rally in the western city of Kisumu.
    (AFP, 6/6/16)
2016        Jun 6, Palestininan Jamal Dweika (20) died of wounds after being shot by Israeli soldiers in clashes after stones at Jewish worshippers at the Joseph's Tomb in Nablus.
    (AP, 6/6/16)
2016        Jun 6, In the Philippines militants of Abu Sayyaf, a small but brutal group linked to al Qaeda, executed Robert Hall on the remote island of Jolo, the second Canadian captive to be killed following John Ridsdel, after their ransom demand went unheeded.
    (Reuters, 6/15/16)
2016        Jun 6, The Saudi cabinet approved a major plan to diversify the national economy away from oil and to generate 450,000 non-government jobs by 2020.
    (AFP, 6/7/16)
2016        Jun 6, In Saudi Arabia a road accident involving a bus and a truck killed 15 people and left 60 injured on the road between Riyadh and al-Qassim.
    (AP, 6/7/16)
2016        Jun 6, Syrian regime troops supported by Russia and US-backed fighters pressed twin offensives against the Islamic State group as pressure built on the jihadists' northern strongholds in the war-torn country. 17 civilians, including 8 children, were killed in air strikes on Al-Shaara, an IS-held town in eastern Deir Ezzor province.
    (AFP, 6/6/16)
2016        Jun 6, In Syria Hadiyeh al-Abbas (58), a woman who is a member of President Bashar Assad's Baath party, was chosen as the new parliament speaker, becoming the first woman to ever hold the post.
    (AP, 6/6/16)
2016        Jun 6, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported that shelling by Turkey's military and attacks by US-led coalition aircraft have killed 7 Islamic State militants in Syria.
    (Reuters, 6/6/16)
2016        Jun 6, Pope Francis named a special administrator for the Catholic Church on the Pacific island of Guam after its archbishop was accused of sexually abusing young boys and of keeping church abuse policies weak to protect himself.
    (AP, 6/6/16)
2016        Jun 6, It was reported that the parties to over a year of civil war in Yemen agreed to release all child prisoners they are holding.
    (Reuters, 6/6/16)

2017        Jun 6, Attorneys general of California and six other states accused federal environmental chief Scott Pruitt of acting illegally and dangerously when he refused to ban the use of chlorpyrifos, a widely used farm pesticide that had been withdrawn from household use after research indicated potential health hazards.
    (SFC, 6/7/17, p.D1)
2017        Jun 6, In Fresno, Ca., three men were killed and one left wounded following a gun battle. Investigators suspected a home invasion robbery or drug deal that went bad.
    (SFC, 6/7/17, p.A12)
2017        Jun 6, In Hawaii retired US Navy commander David Kapaun, charged in a growing corruption scandal, pleaded guilty to lying about his relationship with a Malaysian defense contractor known by the nickname "Fat Leonard."
    (AP, 6/7/17)
2017        Jun 6, In Pennsylvania Lee Donald Kaplan (52) was convicted of sexually assaulting six girls in the same family and fathering two children by one of them. Authorities alleged that the girls’ parents had “gifted" their oldest daughter to Kaplan because he helped the family out of financial ruin. On July 19 a judge sentenced Daniel Stoltzfus (44) and his wife Savilla (43) up to seven years in prison each for gifting their oldest daughter to Kaplan.
    (SFC, 6/7/17, p.A6)(SFC, 7/27/17, p.A6)
2017        Jun 6, Afghan leaders met officials of two dozen foreign governments and institutions, launching a so-called Kabul Process aiming to set the stage for peace talks and clinch an international pact to end "cross-border terrorism". A bomb planted in a rickshaw killed at least seven people and wounded eight others in Herat province.
    (Reuters, 6/6/17)(AP, 6/6/17)
2017        Jun 6, The British government stood by an invitation for US President Donald Trump to make a state visit to the UK as London Mayor Sadiq Khan -- under attack from the White House -- said the offer should be scrapped.
    (AFP, 6/6/17)
2017        Jun 6, China's government rejected a US State Department call to release three activists detained while investigating a factory that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands. The men were detained last week after working undercover in a Chinese factory to check into worker abuses. The three men were released on June 28.
    (AP, 6/7/17)(AP, 6/28/17)
2017        Jun 6, China and California signed an agreement to work together on reducing emissions, as Gov. Jerry Brown warned that "disaster still looms" without urgent action.
    (AP, 6/6/17)
2017        Jun 6, The EU's drug monitoring body released a report warning that death by drug overdose is on the rise in Europe spurred by more lethal strains of heroin.
    (AFP, 6/6/17)
2017        Jun 6, The European Central Bank declared that Banco Popular, Spain’s sixth-biggest bank, to be in death throes. The Single Resolution Board (SRB) put the bank into “resolution" and overnight it was sold to Santander, Spain’s biggest lender for €1.
    (Econ 7/1/17, p.61)
2017        Jun 6, In France a man wielding a hammer attacked a police patrol in front of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral. Farid Ikken was a former Algerian journalist who was working on a doctoral thesis and had not been suspected of radicalization. Ikken remained hospitalized after being shot by police.
    (AP, 6/7/17)(AP, 6/10/17)
2017        Jun 6, In India five farmers were killed by gunshots at a rally in Madhya Pradesh. Farmers there have protested for several weeks demanding better prices for crops and waivers from the state government for repayment of farm loans.
    (AP, 6/7/17)
2017        Jun 6, Arundhati Roy's eagerly-awaited second novel, "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness," went on sale, two decades after her prize-winning debut "The God of Small Things" propelled her to global fame and launched her career as an outspoken critic of injustice in her native India. Roy (55) became the first Indian woman to win the prestigious Booker Prize with her 1997 work, which sold around eight million copies and turned the young author into a star of the literary world.
    (AFP, 6/6/17)
2017        Jun 6, Five workers at a Japanese nuclear facility that handles plutonium were exposed to high levels of radiation after a bag containing highly radioactive material apparently broke during an equipment inspection.
    (AP, 6/7/17)
2017        Jun 6, Japan and Vietnam agreed to bolster their security ties through Japanese-funded projects including the upgrading of Vietnamese coastal patrol capabilities, defense equipment and technology transfer amid concerns about China's increasingly assertive activity in regional seas.
    (AP, 6/6/17)
2017        Jun 6, In northern Mexico a rolling gunbattle at a prison left seven dead and 13 injured before control was established the next morning.
    (SFC, 6/8/17, p.A2)
2017        Jun 6, Mozambique police warned that bald people could be the targets of ritual attacks, after the brutal killing of two men last month in Milange whose body parts were to be used in witchcraft. Two suspects were under arrest.
    (AFP, 6/7/17)
2017        Jun 6, A local Myanmar official said thousands of rats have descended on villages on Haingyi island in the Irrawaddy Delta, in what some have taken to be an ill omen of impending disaster. More than 4,000 have been killed since the critters scurried into their villages over the weekend.
    (AFP, 6/6/17)
2017        Jun 6, Nepal's parliament elected veteran politician Sher Bahadur Deuba as the country's 10th prime minister in 11 years. Deuba first became the prime minister in 1995 and ruled for two years. His second term was cut short by then King Gyanedra, who sacked him, calling him incompetent. During his third time, Gyanedra seized absolute power and removed him.
    (AP, 6/6/17)
2017        Jun 6, Authorities in Sicily said they have detained 15 people accused of running a high-end migrant smuggling racket that planned to bring to Italy even people sought by Tunisian authorities for alleged links to jihadist groups.
    (AP, 6/6/17)
2017        Jun 6, South Africa's official statistics agency reported that the economy contracted in the first quarter of this year, pushing the continent's largest economy into its first recession since 2009.
    (AFP, 6/6/17)
2017        Jun 6, South Korea raised the national bird flu alert to its highest level, as it ordered more than 180,000 chickens, ducks and other birds be culled. The first case in this outbreak of the virus was confirmed in the southern island of Jeju on June 2, and four more cases have been confirmed in different locations across the country.
    (AFP, 6/7/17)
2017        Jun 6, The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said it had begun a battle to capture Raqqa, Islamic State's de facto capital in Syria, launching attacks from the east, west and north of the city. Air strikes inside the city killed eight civilians, including three children.
    (Reuters, 6/6/17)(AFP, 6/7/17)
2017        Jun 6, Turkey detained Amnesty International's local chairman as part of a crackdown against people suspected of links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey accuses of orchestrating last year's failed coup. Taner Kilic, a lawyer, was detained at his home in Izmir along with 22 other lawyers. Both his home and office were searched.
    (AP, 6/7/17)

2018        Jun 6, Pres. Donald Trump signed a bill not law that will expand private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veteran's Affairs health system.
    (SFC, 6/7/18, p.A5)
2018        Jun 6, Pres. Donald Trump commuted the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson (63). She was released the same day from federal prison in Aliceville, Alabama. Johnson had been convicted in 1996 for drug offenses and sentenced to life without parole in 1997.
    (SFC, 6/7/18, p.A8)
2018        Jun 6, A US federal judge ruled that the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia over the way the city deals with immigrants in the country illegally.
    (SFC, 6/7/18, p.A7)
2018        Jun 6, Honolulu leaders approved a measure to lmit prices that ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft can charge during peak demand.
    (SFC, 6/8/18, p.A8)
2018        Jun 6, Argentina called off a World Cup warmup match against Israel after protests by pro-Palestinian groups, claiming the safety of the players was at stake.
    (AP, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, In Australia the body of Wachira "Mario" Phetmang (33) of Thailand was discovered by a truck driver bound, gagged, wrapped in plastic and covered in a mattress protector. In 2019 Alex Dion (38) was extradited from the US and charged with murder.
    (, 4/14/19)
2018        Jun 6, Chinese phone maker Huawei said it has never collected or stored Facebook user data.
    (AP, 6/7/18)
2018        Jun 6, Congo DRC's health ministry said two more people have died of Ebola, bringing the toll to 27. Fifty-eight Ebola cases have been recorded as of June 4.
    (AFP, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, In Croatia former Dinamo Zagreb director Zdravko Mamic (58) was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for embezzlement and tax evasion over deals that included the sale of Croatia World Cup stars Luka Modric and Dejan Lovren.
    (AP, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, The Czech president re-appointed Andrej Babis as prime minister, endorsing a coalition-in-waiting that would give the anti-NATO Communists a say in policymaking for the first time since the country's 1989 revolution.
    (Reuters, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, Egyptian state news agency MENA said President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has pardoned 712 prisoners, and security sources said many of those freed were youth jailed for anti-government protests.
    (Reuters, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, The French presidency announced plans to sell its own branded mugs, pens and other souvenirs to help finance renovations in the 18th century Elysee palace.
    (AP, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, The International Court of Justice (ICJ) said it can rule in a dispute over whether a luxury building in Paris owned by the son of Equatorial Guinea's president is part of the African nation's diplomatic mission.
    (Reuters, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, Germany's Transport Ministry said the motor authority KBA has ordered a recall of Audi A6 and A7 models with 3.0 liter Euro 6 diesel engines after finding illegal emissions software in them.
    (Reuters, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, German authorities arrested four Iraqis suspected of membership in the Islamic State group, including one who is alleged to have carried out attacks (2006-2008) that killed and wounded US troops.
    (AP, 6/7/18)
2018        Jun 6, In Greece Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, arrived on the island of Spetses to host a two-day environmental conference to seek backing from other religious leaders in a global campaign to take action against climate change.
    (AP, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, India's central bank raised its benchmark lending rate to 6.25 percent to tamp down rising inflation following an increase in oil prices.
    (AP, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, The Iraqi parliament voted in favor of a manual ballot recount after allegations of widespread fraud in the country's recently held parliamentary elections.
    (SFC, 6/7/18, p.A3)   
2018        Jun 6, The Israeli military shot dead Palestinian Ezz El-Deen al-Tamimi (21) during a raid in the occupied West Bank, saying a soldier fired back after a man pelted him with a rock.
    (Reuters, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, Italian police said five Romanians have been arrested in Sicily for allegedly exploiting other Romanians as unpaid farmworkers and prostitutes.
    (AP, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, Ivory Coast police fired tear gas at stone-throwing students in Abidjan after they blocked the Henri Konan Bedie Bridge, one of three vital arteries that span the city's lagoon, to protest at living conditions.
    (AFP, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, In Jordan shops and pharmacies closed in Amman as some unions pressed ahead with a strike protesting against tax hikes, after King Abdullah replaced the prime minister to defuse public anger.
    (Reuters, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, In Kazakhstan a trio of astronauts from Russia, the United States and the European Space Agency blasted off for a mission on the International Space Station. A Russian spacecraft carried Serena Aunon-Chancellor of NASA, Sergey Prokopyev of Russian space agency Roscosmos and the ESA's Alexander Gerst, from Germany, as it lifted off as scheduled from the Russia-leased Baikonur cosmodrome.
    (AP, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, In eastern Kenya five police officers were killed when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device suspected to have been planted by Somalia's al Shabaab group.
    (Reuters, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, Malaysia's PM Mahathir Mohamad announced that Muhammad Ibrahim, a Harvard-educated banker who had been at the central bank over three decades, had submitted his resignation. This came after the bank admitted to buying land from Najib's regime in Kuala Lumpur in late 2017 for about two billion ringgit ($500 million), with the finance ministry saying the cash was used to service the debts of 1MDB.
    (AP, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, In northern Mozambique suspected jihadists wielding knives and machetes killed five people in a region that has been rocked by attacks blamed on radical Islamists.
    (AFP, 6/7/18)
2018        Jun 6, Myanmar and UN agencies signed an agreement that could eventually lead to the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims. The memorandum of understanding promised to establish a "framework of cooperation" that aims to create conditions for "voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable" repatriation of Rohingya refugees but does not address Myanmar's denial of citizenship for the minority.
    (AP, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari faced a threat of impeachment after lawmakers issued a raft of demands over security and corruption in a deepening rift with the executive.
    (AFP, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, In southwestern Pakistan two gunmen riding on a motorcycle opened fire on a parked police vehicle in Quetta, killing one policeman and wounding two others.
    (AP, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, The Syrian government re-opened the highway between the cities of Homs and Hama a month after its forces retook a rebel-held pocket that had straddled the road that was closed for almost seven years.
    (Reuters, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, In northern Syria the militia controlling the flashpoint town of Manbij said it would not accept any Turkish military deployment there.
    (Reuters, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said he had been asked to support "political corruption" or to quit after PM Volodymyr Groysman formally asked parliament to sack him.
    (Reuters, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said Bangladeshi security forces have shot dead around 130 people and arrested 13,000 in the past three weeks since the government introduced a "zero tolerance" policy against illegal drugs.
    (AP, 6/6/18)

2019        Jun 6, US Pres. Donald Trump signed a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill aimed at helping communities across the country bounce back from hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and fires.
    (SFC, 6/7/19, p.A6)
2019        Jun 6, The US Treasury Department tightened its pressure on Venezuela's state-owned oil company by making clear that exports of diluents by international shippers could be subject to US sanctions.
    (Reuters, 6/7/19)
2019        Jun 6, It was reported that the US federal government has stopped paying for English-language courses and legal services at facilities that hold immigrant children around the country. Budget cuts were imposed as record numbers of unaccompanied children were arriving at the border.
    (SFC,6/6/19, p.A6)
2019        Jun 6, US federal regulators voted to give phone companies the right to block unwanted calls without getting customers' permission first.
    (SFC, 6/7/19, p.D3)
2019        Jun 6, New York's police chief apologized for the first time for a crackdown on the city's gay community during the notorious 1969 Stonewall riots, winning praise from LGBTQ activists ahead of the 50th anniversary of violence considered to have given rise to the Gay Pride movement.
    (AFP, 6/6/19)
2019        Jun 6, Mac Rebennack (b.1940), aka Dr. John, pianist, singer and songwriter who ermbodied the New Orleans sound for generations, died of a heart attack. He recorded more than 30 albums and in 1994 authoredan autobiography with Jack Rummel titled "Under Hoodoo Moon".
    (, 6/9/19, p.C10)
2019        Jun 6, The African Union (AU) suspended Sudan, demanding a "civilian-led transitional authority" to resolve an entrenched and bloody crisis.
    (AFP, 6/6/19)
2019        Jun 6, Brazil's Supreme Court approved an 8.6 billion dollar deal allowing state oil company Petrobras to sell its TAG pipeline network in a big win for the firm and the ruling party.
    (AFP, 6/7/19)
2019        Jun 6, A court in Chad handed 20-year jail terms to 11 men accused of taking part in an attempted coup in Equatorial Guinea in December 2017.
    (AFP, 6/7/19)
2019        Jun 6, Egyptian security forces killed 14 militants suspected in an attack on a police checkpoint in northern Sinai where at least eight policemen died.
    (Reuters, 6/6/19)
2019        Jun 6, In northern France President Donald Trump told the US's rattled allies that the bonds between them were "unbreakable" as they marked the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
    (AFP, 6/6/19)
2019        Jun 6, A German court handed a life sentence to Niels Hoegel (42), a nurse believed to be the most prolific serial killer in the country's post-war history, for the "unfathomable" crime of murdering 85 patients in his care.
    (AFP, 6/6/19)
2019        Jun 6, Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal said the government cannot deny spousal employment benefits to same-sex couples, in a ruling hailed as a major step forward for same-sex equality in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.
    (AP, 6/6/19)
2019        Jun 6, India's central bank cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 5.75% with immediate effect to fortify the economy as consumer spending and corporate investment falter.
    (AP, 6/6/19)
2019        Jun 6, In India at least 24 people were killed in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh overnight as raging winds flattened homes, trees and electricity poles.
    (AFP, 6/7/19)
2019        Jun 6, Italy-based Fiat Chrysler's withdrew a merger offer with French carmaker Renault on fundamental differences over when Renault's long-time alliance partner, Nissan, would be brought in.
    (AP, 6/6/19)
2019        Jun 6, In Israel thousands took part in Jerusalem's Gay Pride parade, waving rainbow flags and calling for tolerance in the Holy City with security tight.
    (AFP, 6/6/19)
2019        Jun 6, Mexico's foreign minister said Mexico will deploy its national guard to its southern border with Guatemala as part of the country's bid to stem Central American migration that has drawn US President Donald Trump's ire.
    (Reuters, 6/6/19)
2019        Jun 6, Russia detained investigative journalist Ivan Golunov (36) on drugs charges that supporters the next day condemned as trumped-up and suggested were punishment for his reporting. In his investigations, Golunov zeroed in on everything from Russia's shady funeral industry to corruption within Moscow city hall.
    (AFP, 6/7/19)
2019        Jun 6, Sudan's pro-democracy leaders vowed to press their campaign of civil disobedience until the ruling military council is ousted and killers of protesters are brought to justice. A Sudan Health Ministry official said 61 people have been killed across the country since the military launched a deadly crackdown on protesters earlier this week, disputing the death toll of 108 announced earlier by protesters.
    (AP, 6/6/19)
2019        Jun 6, Taiwan confirmed it has asked to purchase more than 100 tanks from the US, along with air defense and anti-tank missile systems in a major potential arms sale that drew immediate protest from China.
    (AP, 6/6/19)
2019        Jun 6, A Thai court sentenced former PM Thaksin Shinawatra in absentia to two years in prison over his handling of a state lottery program he initiated while in office more than a decade ago.
    (AP, 6/6/19)
2019        Jun 6, In the UAE a bus from Oman smashed into a warning sign coming off a major highway in Dubai, killing 17 people late today, including at least 12 Indians. In 2021 an appeals court reduced the Omani bus driver's seven-year sentence followed by deportation to just one year without deportation.
    (AP, 6/7/19)(AP, 2/25/21)
2019        Jun 6, A UN envoy on the Israel-Palestinian conflict said the cash-strapped Palestinian government has pledged to suspend a secret increase in ministerial salaries after reports of the raise sparked anger.
    (AFP, 6/6/19)
2019        Jun 6, In Vietnam a southern provincial court sentenced environmental activist Nguyen Ngoc Anh (39) to six years in prison for "producing, disseminating or spreading information and documents aimed at undermining" the country.
    (AFP, 6/6/19)

2020        Jun 6, In the US massive protests against police brutality nationwide capped a week that began in chaos but ended with largely peaceful expressions that organizers hope will sustain their movement. The largest US demonstration appeared to be in Washington, where protesters flooded streets closed to traffic.
    (AP, 6/6/20)
2020        Jun 6, Black Lives Matter protesters marched across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco forcing a temporary closing of the span.
    (SSFC, 6/7/20, p.A1)
2020        Jun 6, Northern California sheriff’s deputy Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller (38) was killed and two law enforcement officers wounded when they were ambushed with gunfire and explosives while pursuing a suspect. Suspect Steven Carrillo (38) was shot during his arrest and was being treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The US Air Force confirmed the following day that Carrillo (32) was an active duty sergeant stationed at Travis Air Force Base.
    (AP, 6/6/20)(AP, 6/8/20)
2020         Jun 6, California to date had 126,329 cases of coronavirus and 4,538 deaths. The SF Bay Area had 15,270 cases and 461 deaths. Total cases nationwide reached over 1,909,077 with the death toll at 109,127.
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2020        Jun 6, In Tulsa, Oklahoma, Carlos Carson, a 36-year-old unarmed African American father of three, was shot dead after he was attacked by former Tulsa detention officer Christopher Straight (53) at a motel parking lot. Straight was later charged with first-degree manslaughter.
    (The Guardian, 6/19/20)
2020        Jun 6, In Virginia a small group of demonstrators toppled a statue of Confederate Gen. Williams Carter Wickham in Monroe Park, Richmond, late today, following a day of largely peaceful protests in the city.
    (AP, 6/7/20)
2020        Jun 6, In Afghanistan two separate militant attacks killed 14 Afghan security personnel in the northeastern Badakhshan province and the capital of Kabul.
    (AP, 6/6/20)
2020        Jun 6, Algeria has reported about 700 deaths due to the coronavirus. The government has used the outbreak to to repress the Hirak, as the country's protest movement is known.
    (Econ., 7/6/20, p.38)
2020        Jun 6, Brazil's government stopped publishing a running total of coronavirus deaths and infections in an extraordinary move that critics call an attempt to hide the true toll of the disease in Latin America's largest nation. President Jair Bolsonaro tweeted that disease totals are “not representative" of the country's current situation.
    (AP, 6/6/20)
2020        Jun 6, In central London 14 officers were injured during clashes with protesters that followed a largely peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration attended by tens of thousands.
    (AP, 6/7/20)
2020        Jun 6, Colombia has had 33,466 confirmed coronavirus cases and 1,099 deaths.
    (Econ., 7/6/20, p.26)
2020        Jun 6, Egypt’s Pres. Abdel Fattah el-Sissi announced a unilateral initiative to end the civil war in neighboring Libya, a plan accepted by the commander of the eastern forces that have suffered heavy defeats in recent weeks. El-Sissi said the initiative included the formation of an elected presidential council in which Libya’s three regions would be represented.
    (AP, 6/6/20)
2020        Jun 6, In France protests attracted 23,000 people across the country. The May 25 death of George Floyd in Minnesota has shone a spotlight on similar French police abuses and given voice to complaints from minorities that they are frequent targets of harassment and worse from French police.
    (AP, 6/7/20)
2020        Jun 6, In Germany 93 people were detained in Berlin in connection with a Black Lives Matter demonstration, most of them after the main rally of 15,000 had ended. At least 15,000 people demonstrated in Berlin and 25,000 protested in Munich. There were protests in other German cities as part of the global demonstrations against racism and police brutality that have followed the May 25 death of American George Floyd.
    (AP, 6/7/20)
2020        Jun 6, Police in Ghana fired warning shots to break up a rally in Accra against police brutality after arresting the organizer. Ernesto Yeboah was charged with failing to obtain a police permit for the protest and for breaking the rules on public gatherings.
    (BBC, 6/8/20)
2020        Jun 6, In Guatemala Domingo Choc Che, a Mayan medicine specialist and traditional healer, was murdered by a mob after he was accused of witchcraft in his hometown of Chimay. Che, a collaborator on a University College London (UCL) pharmaceutical project, was burnt alive.
    (The Independent, 6/8/20)
2020        Jun 6, India reported 9,887 new cases of the coronavirus bringing the total to 236,657.
    (SSFC, 6/7/20, p.A8)
2020        Jun 6, Iran's total number of coronavirus cases rose to 169,425 with 2,269 new infections confirmed in the past 24 hours. 75 people who were infected died in the same period, bringing the overall fatalities to 8,209. President Hassan Rouhani warned Iranians to prepare to live with the novel coronavirus "for a long time", as the country gradually rolls back restrictions imposed to curb the outbreak. Universities reopened after being closed for more than three and a half months.
    (AFP, 6/6/20)(Reuters, 6/6/20)
2020        Jun 6, Iraqi lawmakers signed off on the rest of PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi's government, following weeks of horse-trading between political factions over individual ministers.
    (AP, 6/6/20)
2020        Jun 6, Hundreds of Lebanese demonstrators gathered in central Beirut, hoping to reboot nationwide anti-government protests that began late last year amid an unprecedented economic and financial crisis. Protesters poured into the streets of Beirut to decry the collapse of the economy, as clashes erupted between supporters and opponents of the Iran-backed Shiite group Hezbollah.
    (AP, 6/6/20)(AFP, 6/6/20)
2020        Jun 6, In Mexico police in Guadalajara seized some 80 protesters planning to demonstrate against police brutality and held them incommunicado for over 24 hours.
    (The Guardian, 6/8/20)
2020        Jun 6, The OPEC alliance extended production cuts by a month as world demand for oil fell amidst lockdowns to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. OPEC controlled about 70% of the world's oil reserves.
    (Econ., 6/13/20, p.57)
2020        Jun 6, Ramadan Shalah (62), the former head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, died after a long illness. He was believed to have been in Lebanon. Shalah led the Iranian-backed group for over 20 years, after its founder, Fathi Shikaki, was shot dead in Malta in an attack widely attributed to Israel. In 2018, the group named Shalah’s deputy, Ziad al-Nakhalah, as the new leader.
    (AP, 6/6/20)
2020        Jun 6, In Poland a rapid growth of coronavirus infections among miners at the state-run coal producer JSW boosted the increase in daily cases to the highest since May 12. There were 576 new cases in the country, of which 346 were linked to the JSW mine at Zofiowka. The daily increase brought the total number of people infected in the country to 25,986, with 1,153 deaths.
    (Reuters, 6/6/20)
2020        Jun 6, In eastern Syria at least 12 Iraqi and Afghan fighters in a pro-Iran base in rural Deir Ezzor province died in eight strikes by unidentified aircraft. Israel was believed to have carried out the attack.
    (AFP, 6/7/20)
2020        Jun 6, In Taiwan voters in the port city of Kaohsiung ousted Mayor Han Kuo-yu. His failed bid for the presidency on behalf of the China-friendly Nationalist Party had brought widespread disapproval among residents. This was Taiwan first successful recall vote.
    (SSFC, 6/7/20, p.A4)

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