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  • On This Day: What happened on 07 June?

    On This Day: What happened on 07 June?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 07 June, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


    2013 | A bus caught fire in the Chinese city of Xiamen, at least 47 people were killed and more than 34 were injured.

    2013 | A gunman opened fire at Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, California, after setting a house on fire nearby, at least six people were killed, including the suspect.

    1991 | Mount Pinatubo erupted, generating an ash column 7 kilometers (4.3 mi) high.

    1989 | Surinam Airways Flight 764 crashed while approaching Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport in Suriname as a result of a pilot error, at least 176 of the 187 occupants were killed.

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    1981 | Scottish footballer, Kevin Kyle.

    1952 | Turkish-American novelist, screenwriter, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Orhan Pamuk.

    1959 | The 48th Vice President of the United States, 50th Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence.

    1965 | English painter and art collector, Damien Hirst.

    1990 | Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model, Iggy Azalea.


    2002 | Indian lawyer and politician, 5th Vice President of India, B. D. Jatti, 90.

    2014 | Brazilian footballer and manager, Fernandão, 36.

    2012 | South African paleontologist and academic, Phillip V. Tobias, 87.

    2001 | Bolivian politician, 52nd President of Bolivia, Víctor Paz Estenssoro, 94.

    2013 | French educator and politician, Prime Minister of France, Pierre Mauroy, 85.


    1944 | On this day, the Achilles Veen soccer team was formed in Veen.


    1969 | On this day Tommy James and the Shondells released “Crystal Blue Persuasion”


    Three major West African rivers originate in Guinea: the Gambia, the Niger, and the Sénégal.

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