Bhutan: Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche
1179 - The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil wars.
1269 - King Louis IX of France orders all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres of silver.
1306 - The Earl of Pembroke's army defeats Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven.
1586 - English colonists leave Roanoke Island, N.C., after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in America.
1770 - Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion.
1807 - Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.
1816 - Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
1821 - Decisive defeat of the Philikí Etaireía by the Ottomans at Drăgăşani (in Wallachia).
1846 - The first baseball game under recognizable modern rules is played in Hoboken, New Jersey, United States.
1850 - Princess Louise of the Netherlands marries Crown Prince Karl of Sweden-Norway.
1862 - The U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying the Dred Scott Case.
1865 - Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 13 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.
1867 - Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro.
1870 - After all of the Southern States are formally readmitted to the United States, the Confederate States of America ceases to exist.
1875 - The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins.
1910 - The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
1914 - A radiotelegraphic link is established between Germany and the United States. German Emperor Wilhelm II and U.S. President Woodrow Wilson exchange telegrams to mark the event.
1934 - The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the United States' Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
1943 - Race riots occur in Beaumont, Texas.
1944 - World War II: First day of the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
1953 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York.
1961 - Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom.
1964 - The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.
1970 - The Patent Cooperation Treaty is signed.
1982 - In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped.
1982 - The body of God's Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
1987 - The ETA commits one of its most violent attacks, in which a bomb is set off in a supermarket, Hipercor, killing 21 and injuring 45.
2006 - Prime ministers of several northern European nations participate in a ceremonial "laying of the first stone" at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Spitsbergen, Norway.