Category: "June"

June 30

1097 - The Crusaders defeated the Turks at Dorylaeum.  1841 - The Erie Railroad rolled out its first passenger train.  1859 - Charles Blondin became the first person to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope.  1894 - Korea declared independence from… more »

June 29

1236 - Ferdinand III of Castile and Leon took Cordoba in Spain.  1652 - Massachusetts declared itself an independent commonwealth.  1767 - The British Parliament approved the Townshend Revenue Acts. The acts imposed import duties on glass, lead,… more »

June 28

1635 - The French colony of Guadeloupe was established in the Caribbean.  1675 - Frederick William of Brandenburg crushed the Swedes.  1709 - The Russians defeated the Swedes and Cossacks at the Battle of Poltava.  1776 - American Colonists repulsed… more »

June 27

0363 - The death of Roman Emperor Julian brought an end to the Pagan Revival.  1693 - "The Ladies' Mercury" was published by John Dunton in London. It was the first women's magazine and contained a "question and answer" column that became known as a… more »

June 26

1096 - Peter the Hermit's crusaders forced their way across Sava, Hungary.  1243 - The Seljuk Turkish army in Asia Minor was wiped out by the Mongols.  1483 - Richard III usurped himself to the English throne.  1794 - The French defeated an Austrian… more »
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