Two Bank Holidays declared in UK to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee
Eschede train disaster: a high-speed train derailed in Lower Saxony, Germany, killing 101 people.
Death of Ayatollah Khomeini, Iranian Shiite cleric and political leader
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American Pop artist Andy Warhol was shot and critically wounded at his New York studio ‘The Factory’ by actress Valerie Solanas.
Death of Arthur Ransome, British children's writer
Singapore became a self-governing state
First modern bikini shown, at a fashion event in Paris. It had been created Louis Reard, a French engineer.
Third Class travel ended on British Railways.
The Battle of Midway began in the Pacific, with the USA fighting against Japanese naval forces
Birth of Curtis Mayfield, blues musician
Evacuation of Dunkirk ends
The Duke of Windsor married Wallis Simpson
Death of William Muldoon, American professional wrestler .
Death of Johann Strauss the Younger, composer of The Blue Danube and other waltzes
Birth of Jefferson Davis, the first and only President of the Confederate States of America.
Death of Morgan Llwyd, Welsh Puritan writer and preacher
Pope Alexander VII appointed François de Laval the first Roman Catholic bishop of New France.
Death of William Harvey, English physician who discovered the circulation of blood around the body
French sailor and explorer Samuel de Champlain completed his third voyage to New France, landing at Tadoussac, Quebec.
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