June 7 in history

June 7 events chronologically

421 Emperor Theodosius II marries Aelia Eudocia. The wedding was celebrated at Constantinople (Byzantine Empire)
1099 First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins
1420 Troops of the Republic of Venice capture Udine, ending the independence of the Patriarchal State of Friuli
1494 Spain and Portugal sign the Treaty of Tordesillas which divides the New World between the two countries
1628 The Petition of Right, a major English constitutional document, is granted the Royal Assent by Charles I and becomes law
1654 Louis XIV is crowned King of France
1692 Port Royal, Jamaica, was hit by a catastrophic earthquake; in just three minutes, 1,600 people were killed and 3,000 were seriously injured

Top 7 most famous people born on June 7

1848 Paul Gauguin a French Post-Impressionist artist who was not well appreciated until after his death. Gauguin was later recognized for his experimental use of color and synthetist style that were distinguishably different from Impressionism. His work was influential to the French avant-garde and many modern artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Gauguin’s art became popular after his death and many of his paintings were in the possession of Russian collector Sergei Shchukin. He was an important figure in the Symbolist movement as a painter, sculptor, print-maker, ceramist, and writer. His bold experimentation with coloring led directly to the Synthetist style of modern art, while his expression of the inherent meaning of the subjects in his paintings, under the influence of the cloisonnist style, paved the way to Primitivism and the return to the pastoral. He was also an influential proponent of wood engraving and woodcuts as art forms
1940 Tom Jones (singer) a Welsh singer. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the mid-1960s. Since then he has sung nearly every form of popular music – pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul and gospel – and sold over 100 million records
1952 Orhan Pamuk a Turkish novelist, screenwriter, academic and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. One of Turkey's most prominent novelists, his work has sold over eleven million books in sixty languages, making him the country's best-selling writer
1952 Liam Neeson an Irish actor who rose to prominence with his starring role in Steven Spielberg's 1993 Oscar winner Schindler's List. He has since starred in other successful films, including Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Taken, Taken 2, Michael Collins, Les Misérables, Batman Begins, Kinsey, Clash of the Titans, The Chronicles of Narnia series, and The Grey. He has been nominated for a number of awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
1958 Prince (musician) an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He has produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career. He has written several hundred songs and produces and records his own music for his own music label. In addition, he has promoted the careers of Sheila E., Carmen Electra, the Time and Vanity 6, and his songs have been recorded by these artists and others, including Chaka Khan, Cyndi Lauper, The Bangles, Sinéad O'Connor, and Kim Basinger
1965 Mick Foley a retired American professional wrestler, author, comedian, color commentator, actor, and voice actor. He has worked for many wrestling promotions, including World Wrestling Entertainment , World Championship Wrestling , Extreme Championship Wrestling , Total Nonstop Action Wrestling , National Wrestling Alliance as well as numerous promotions in Japan. He is often referred to as "The Hardcore Legend", a nickname he shares with Terry Funk
1975 Allen Iverson an American retired professional basketball player who played for four different teams during 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He played both the point guard and shooting guard positions. Iverson was an eleven-time NBA All-Star and won the All-Star MVP award in 2001 and 2005

Top 7 most famous people died on June 7

1329 Robert the Bruce King of Scots from 1306 until his death in 1329. Robert was one of the most famous warriors of his generation, eventually leading Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence against England. He fought successfully during his reign to regain Scotland's place as an independent nation, and is today remembered in Scotland as a national hero
1937 Jean Harlow an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s.
1954 Alan Turing a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, pioneering computer scientist, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence
1980 Henry Miller an American writer. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms, developing a new sort of semi-autobiographical novel that blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, explicit language, sex, surrealist free association and mysticism. His most characteristic works of this kind are Tropic of Cancer , Black Spring , Tropic of Capricorn and The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy , all of which are based on his experiences in New York and Paris, and all of which were banned in the United States until 1961. He also wrote travel memoirs and literary criticism, and painted watercolors
1993 Dražen Petrović a Croatian professional basketball player. A shooting guard, he initially achieved success playing professional basketball in Europe in the 1980s before joining the National Basketball Association in the US in 1989
2006 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi a militant Islamist from Jordan who ran a paramilitary training camp in Afghanistan. He became known after going to Iraq and being responsible for a series of bombings, beheadings, and attacks during the Iraq War
2013 Pierre Mauroy a French Socialist politician who was Prime Minister of France from 1981 to 1984 under President François Mitterrand. Mauroy also served as Mayor of Lille from 1973 to 2001. At the time of his death Mauroy was the emeritus mayor of the city of Lille. He died from complications of lung cancer on June 7, 2013 at the age of 84