Death of Anne Haddy, Australian television actress (best remembered for playing Helen Daniels in the soap opera Neighbours)
345 prisoners escaped from Putim maximum security prison in Brazil the largest mass jailbreak in Brazilian history. (They ran through the main gate)
Indian troops stormed the Golden Temple of Amritsar, killing 250 Sikh militant extremists. 48 Indian troops also died
Death of Robert F. Kennedy, American politician, assassinated .
The Beatles were introduced to George Martin who became their producer and worked with them on almost all of their recordings.
Death of Louis Lumière, French movie pioneer .
D-Day Landings in WWII
The first drive-in movie theatre opened, in Camden, New Jersey, USA .
World War I: the Battle of Belleau Wood began, north-west of Paris. This was the first large-scale battle fought by American soldiers.
Queensland, Australia separated from New South Wales and became a self-governing colony. (This day is now celebrated as Queensland Day)
YMCA founded in London by Sir George Williams
Death of Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher, economist and theoretical jurist
Joseph Bonaparte was proclaimed King of Spain by his brother Napoleon .
Ashmolean Museum opened at Oxford – first museum in Britain
Birth of Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter born in Seville who became court artist to King Philip IV.
Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I was defeated by Venetian forces, forced to sign a three-year truce and cede several territories to Venice.