May 31, 2019 | SuzyQ
June 4, 1989. In Beijing's Tiananmen Square, unarmed protestors are fired upon by soldiers on order from the Chinese government.
June 5, 1968. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated in a Los Angeles hotel shortly after winning California's Democratic presidential primary.
June 6, 1872. Susan B. Anthony was fined for voting in a presidential election in Rochester, New York.
June 11, 1994. The Soviet military occupation of East Germany finally ended after 49 years.
June 12, 1898. The Philippines declared their independence from Spain.
June 12, 1963. Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was assassinated in Jackson, Mississippi.
June 13, 1966. In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in the case of Miranda v. Arizona that an accused person must be apprised of certain rights before police questioning including the right to remain silent. It also ruled that the accused have the right to know that anything said can be used against the individual in court, and that they have a right to have a defense attorney present during interrogation.
June 14, 1775. The Continental Army was established by the Second Continental Congress.George Washington was appointed to command it.
June 18, 1812. The United States declared war on Great Britain, signaling the beginning of the War of 1812.
June 18, 1983. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.
June 21, 1964. Three young civil rights workers - James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner - were murdered in Mississippi.
June 24, 1948. The Soviet Union began a blockade of Berlin. The Americans and British responded with an emergency airlift , delivering tons of food, coal and medical supplies. The blockade of Berlin ended on May 12, 1949.
June 25, 1876. General George A. Custer and his troops were defeated by the Sioux at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in Montana.
June 25, 1950. The Korean War began as North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel and invaded South Korea.
June 26, 1945. Fifty nations signed the United Nations Charter in San Francisco.
June 28, 1862. The siege of the Confederate city of Vicksburg, Mississippi began. It continued for over a year with the Confederates surrendering on July 4, 1863.
June 28, 1919. Thr Treaty of Versailles was signed formally ending World War I.