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  • On This Day: What happened on 06 June?

    On This Day: What happened on 06 June?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 06 June, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

    ON THIS DAY: 06 JUNE

    2005 | In Gonzales v. Raich, U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal law prohibiting cannabis, including medical marijuana.

    2002 | Eastern Mediterranean event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at ten meters in diameter exploded over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The blast was estimated to be 26 kilograms, slightly stronger than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.

    1994 | China Northwest Airlines Flight 2303 crashed near Xi’an, China, and all 160 people on board were killed.

    1974 | A new Instrument of Government was promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.

    1971 | Vietnam War: The Long Khanh War began between the Australian and Vietnamese communist forces

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    BIRTHDAYS

    1940 | Northern Irish rugby player, coach, and manager, Willie John McBride.

    1953 | Greek lieutenant and politician, Greek Minister for National Defence, Dimitris Avramopoulos.

    1944 | American geneticist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate, Phillip Allen Sharp.

    1968 | Canadian author and screenwriter, François Avard.

    1962 | New Zealand rugby player and sportscaster, Grant Fox.

    ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

    2006 | American photographer, and educator, Arnold Newman, 88.

    2010 | American singer-songwriter and bass player, Marvin Isley, 57.

    2015 | American lawyer, and author; prosecuting attorney in the Tate–LaBianca murders case, Vincent Bugliosi, 81.

    2012 | Russian ice hockey player; together with Igor Larionov and Sergei Makarov, formed the famed KLM Line, Vladimir Krutov, 52.

    2009 | French-Spanish immunologist and academic; was awarded the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his studies of the genetic basis of immunological reaction,  Jean Dausset, 93.

    SPORTS

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    1909 | On this day, England set the record of winning 10 consecutive matches after beating Austria 1-8 in Vienna. 

    ENTERTAINMENT

    1939 | American blues singer and songwriter, Gary U.S. Bonds, was born in Jacksonville, Florida on this day.

    AFRICA FACT

    Saara Kuugongelwa was the fourth prime minister of Namibia and the first female leader elected in 2015.

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