June 7 events in history

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
1776 Richard Henry Lee presents the "Lee Resolution" to the Continental Congress. The motion was seconded by John Adams and led to the United States Declaration of Independence
1788 French Revolution: Day of the Tiles — civilians in Grenoble toss roof tiles and various objects down upon royal troops
1800 David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba
1810 The newspaper Gazeta de Buenos Ayres is first published in Argentina
1832 Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada
1862 The United States and the United Kingdom agree to suppress the slave trade
1863 During the French intervention in Mexico, Mexico City is captured by French troops
1866 1,800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they looted and plundered around Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec
1880 War of the Pacific: The Battle of Arica, the assault and capture of Morro de Arica (Arica Cape), ends the Campaña del Desierto (Desert Campaign)
1892 Benjamin Harrison becomes the first President of the United States to attend a baseball game
1892 Homer Plessy is arrested for refusing to leave his seat in the "whites-only" car of a train; he lost the resulting court case, Plessy v. Ferguson
1893 Mohandas Gandhi commits his first act of civil disobedience
1899 American Temperance crusader Carrie Nation begins her campaign of vandalizing alcohol-serving establishments by destroying the inventory in a saloon in Kiowa, Kansas
1905 Norway's parliament dissolves its union with Sweden. The vote was confirmed by a national plebiscite on August 13 of that year
1906 Cunard Line's RMS Lusitania is launched from the John Brown Shipyard, Glasgow (Clydebank), Scotland
1909 Mary Pickford makes her screen debut at the age of 16
1917 World War I: Battle of Messines – Allied soldiers detonate ammonal mines underneath German trenches at Messines Ridge, killing 10,000 German troops
1919 Sette giugno: Four people are killed in a riot in Malta
1929 The Lateran Treaty is ratified, bringing Vatican City into existence
1936 The Steel Workers Organizing Committee, a trade union, is founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Philip Murray was elected its first president
1938 The Douglas DC-4E makes its first test flight
1938 Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese Nationalist government creates the 1938 Yellow River flood to halt Japanese forces. 500,000 to 900,000 civilians are killed
1940 King Haakon VII, Crown Prince Olav and the Norwegian government leaves Tromsø and goes into exile in London. They return exactly five years later
1942 World War II: The Battle of Midway ends in American victory
1942 World War II: Aleutian Islands Campaign: Imperial Japanese soldiers begin occupying the American islands of Attu and Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska
1944 World War II: The steamer Danae, carrying 350 Cretan Jews and 250 Cretan partisans, is sunk without survivors off the shore of Santorini
1944 World War II: Battle of Normandy – At Abbey Ardennes, members of the SS Division Hitlerjugend massacre 23 Canadian prisoners of war
1948 Edvard Beneš resigns as President of Czechoslovakia rather than signing the Ninth-of-May Constitution, making his nation a Communist state
1955 Lux Radio Theater signs off the air permanently. The show launched in New York in 1934, and featured radio adaptations of Broadway shows and popular films
1965 The Supreme Court of the United States hands down its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples
1967 Six-Day War: Israeli soldiers enter Jerusalem
1971 The United States Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Paul Cohen for disturbing the peace, setting the precedent that vulgar writing is protected under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution
1971 The Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Division of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service raids the home of Ken Ballew for illegal possession of hand grenades
1975 The inaugural Cricket World Cup began in England
1977 500 million people watched the high day of the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II begin on television
1981 The Israeli Air Force destroyed Iraq's Osiraq nuclear reactor during Operation Opera
1982 Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier was kept off-limits
1990 Universal Studios Florida opens in Orlando, FL
1991 Mount Pinatubo erupts, generating an ash column 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) high
1995 The long-range Boeing 777 enters service with United Airlines
2000 The United Nations defines the Blue Line as the border between Israel and Lebanon