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Morocco: Anniversary of the Green March
(Commemorates the historic march of the Moroccan people to annex the Western Sahara: 11/06/1975)
The Green March Expedia.com
1746 Absalom Jones (Delaware-born African-American Religious Leader) Delaware Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians African-American Political and Social leaders African American Heritage
1832 Joseph Smith, III (Ohio-born President of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: 1860-1914) Ohio Political and Social Leaders The Mormon Church
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1612 Prince Henry (Son of James I, King of England) English Political and Social Leaders King James I Chambers Book of Days Greenwich Guide
1632 Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden (Killed at the Battle of Lützen, Germany) Swedish Political and Social Leaders War Chambers Book of Days
1656 John IV, King of Portugal Portugues Political and Social Leaders
1796 Catherine the Great (German-born Empress of Russia) Catherine the Great
1817 Princess Charlotte (Daughter of George IV, King of England) English Political and Social Leaders English Monarchy Chambers Book of Days
1873 William J. Hardee (Georgia-born Confederate General) ) Georgia Military Leaders American Civil War University of Georgia
1935 Billy Sunday (Iowa-born Evangelist) Iowa Political and Social Leaders Religioous Leaders and Theologians
1964 Vuyisile Mini (South African Apartheid Resistance Leader: Hanged) South Africa Apartheid Capital Punishment South African History
1971 Spessard Lindsey Holland (28th Governor of Florida, State Senator, and United States Senator) ) Florida Government U.S. Senate Florida State Historical Society
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1429 Henry VI Is Crowned King of England English Political and Social Leaders British Monarchy Historic UK
1528 Survivors of the Narváez Expedition Wash Ashore as the First Europeans to See Texas Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca Texas Explorers of North America Historic Firsts History Channel El Paso Community College
1632 Sweden's King Gustavus Adolphus Is Killed in the Battle of Lützen (Germany) Germany Swedish Political and Social Leaders War Death Chambers Book of Days
1702 British Troops Occupy St. Augustine, Florida Laying Siege to the Spanish Castillo de San Marcos Great Britain Spain St. Augustine, Florida Castillo de San Marcos Florida State Historical Society
1707 Great Britain's First Parliament Is Convened British History Historic Firsts British History Online
1789 Pope Pius VI Appoints Maryland's Father John Carroll as the First U.S. Roman Catholic Bishop Maryland Political and Social Leaders Catholicism Historic Firsts Catholic Encyclopedia
1860 Abraham Lincoln Is Elected President of the United States 1860 Election Presidential Elections Elections Writer's Almanac History Channel New York Times University of Georgia
1863 Union Troops under General William Averell Defeat a Confederate Force led by General John Echols at the Battle of Droop Mountain West Virginia Battle of Droop Mountain West Virginia State Archive
1876 The United States Secret Service Thwarts an Attempt to Rob President Lincoln's Grave Springfield, Illinois U.S. Secret Service President Lincoln Lincoln's Tomb U.S. Treasury
1888 Incumbent Grover Cleveland Wins the Popular Vote, But Benjamin Harrison Is Elected President of the United States Benjamin Harrison Grover Cleveland Presidential Elections Elections New York Times
1894 Boston Irishman "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald Is Elected to the U.S. Congress Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress President John Fitzgerald Kennedy Elections Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1899 First Washington Volunteer Infantry Returns to Seattle from Fighting in the Philippines The Philippines Seattle, Washington Spanish-American War HistoryLink
1900 U.S. President William B. McKinley Is Re-elected, Defeating Democrat William Jennings Bryan William B. McKinley William Jennings Bryan Presidential Elections Elections New York Times
1913 Mohandas K. Gandhi Is Arrested Leading a March of Indian Miners in South Africa South Africa India Mohandas K. Gandhi Labor Human Rights South African History
1917 Lenin and Trotsky Seize Russian Power in Petrograd as the Bolsheviks Revolt in Russia Bolshevik Revolution Revolts and Revolution History Channel South African History
Third Battle of Ypres Ends as Canadian Forces Take the Belgian Village of Passchendaele Beglium Canada World War I History Channel
1928 Republican Herbert Hoover Is Elected President, Defeating Alfred E. Smith Herbert Hoover Presidential Elections Elections New York Times
1950 The Chinese Army Joins the Korean War on the Side of the North Korea China Korean War Asian History
1956 British and French Troops Seize Control of Egypt's Suez Canal Zone Suez Canal Great Britain France BBC
President Dwight D. Eisenhower Is Re-elected, Defeating Democrat Adlai E. Stevenson Dwight Eisenhower Presidential Elections Elections New York Times
1962 The United Nations Condemns South Africa's Apartheid Policies South Africa Apartheid The United Nations History Channel
1964 South African Apartheid Resistance Leader, Vuyisile Mini, Is Hanged South Africa Apartheid Capital Punishment Death South African History
1965 The First Freedom Flights Begin Delivering 3,000-4,000 Cuban Refugees to the United States Cuba Cuban Immigration Aviation Hispanic Heritage Historic Firsts Florida State Historical Society
1968 Vietnam War Peace Talks Begin in Paris Paris Vietnam War Asian History
1975 King Hassan II Orders March of 350,000 Moroccan Civilians into Western Sahara The Green March African History Television News Archive
1988 Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov Visits United States Andrei Sakharov The Cold War History Channel
1997 Former President George H.W. Bush Opens His Presidential Library at Texas A&M University Texas Museums George H.W. Bush The American Presidency Official Web Site PBS
1998 President Clinton Designates Six Areas of SE Michigan as the Automobile National Heritage Area Detroit President Clinton Automobiles Automobile National Heritage Area Michigan State Historical Society (pdf)
1999 Australians Reject a Referendum to Drop Britain's Queen as Their Head of State Australian Government British Monarchy Elections BBC

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