Today in history

Content by F T.Bear

Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today in history is a place for you early risers to exercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please, by all means, bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.

The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.

From the life and death of Plato through to the latest most recent history as it happens, we intend on bringing you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

June 7th

1494 Treaty of Tordesillas: Spain and Portugal divide the new world along a meridian 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde islands, off the west coast of Africa

1654 Louis XIV crowned King of France

1929 Vatican City becomes a sovereign state

1965 The Supreme Court of the United States decides on Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples

1940 Fighter ace Edgar ‘Cobber’ Kain killed
Known to others as ‘Killer Kain’, the Hastings-born pilot’s exploits flying Hurricanes for the RAF’s No. 73 Squadron in the first year of the Second World War had made him a household name.

1976 McDonald’s arrives in New Zealand
The golden arches appeared for the first time in New Zealand at Cobham Court, Porirua.


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