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27th June in History

1743 – King George II of England defeated the French at Dettingen, Bavaria, in the War of the Austrian Succession. 1787 – Edward Gibbon completed “The Decline andRead more ›

26th June in History

1096 – Peter the Hermit’s crusaders forced their way across Sava, Hungary. 1243 – The Seljuk Turkish army in Asia Minor was wiped out by the Mongols. 1483Read more ›

25th June in history

1658 – Aurangzeb proclaimed himself emperor of the Moghuls in India. 1867 – Lucien B. Smith patented the first barbed wire. 1868 – The U.S. Congress enacted legislationRead more ›

24th June in History

1314 – Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce won over Edward II of England at the Battle of Bannockburn in Scotland. 1340 – The English fleet defeatedRead more ›

23rd June in history

1700 – Russia gave up its Black Sea fleet as part of a truce with the Ottoman Empire. 1758 – British and Hanoverian armies defeated the French atRead more ›

22nd June in History

1558 – The French took the French town of Thioville from the English. 1611 – English explorer Henry Hudson, his son and several other people were set adriftRead more ›

21st June in History

1404 – Owain Glyndwr established a Welsh Parliament at Machynlleth and was crowned Prince of Wales. 1859 – Andrew Lanergan received the first rocket patent. 1893 – TheRead more ›

20th June in History

1397 – The Union of Kalmar united Denmark, Sweden, and Norway under one monarch. 1756 – In India, 150 British soldiers were imprisoned in a cell that becameRead more ›

19th June in History

0240 BC – Eratosthenes estimated the circumference of the Earth using two sticks. 1586 – English colonists sailed away from Roanoke Island, NC, after failing to establish England’sRead more ›

18th June in History

1155 – Frederick I Barbarossa was crowned emperor of Rome. 1429 – French forces defeated the English at the battle of Patay. The English had been retreating afterRead more ›

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