Advertisement
Global  

“The world's speediest news portal”
One News Page
> >

This Week in History: June 11th - June 17th

One News Page Staff Monday, 11 June 2018 ()
This Week in History: June 11th - June 17thby

Ever wondered what happened this week going back years, decades and beyond? Now’s your chance to find out – as we get into our time machine to take our weekly trip back into history to find out what some of the most interesting events from the next seven days were in times gone by. Mark your calendars and get your seatbelts fastened – off we go!

June 11th, 1776 – The Independence Committee is Formed
A pivotal moment in US history – as Congress forms its first committee to start drafting what would become the Declaration of Independence 242 years ago this week.
Famous Birthday: Hugh Laurie (Actor), 58

June 12th, 1665 – New York, New York
Keeping with the American theme, New Amsterdam became an English colony all the way back in 1665 this week, only to be renamed – you guessed it – New York, after England’s Duke.
Famous Birthday: George HW Bush (Former President), 93

June 13th, 1866 – The Civil Rights Amendment Passes
Leaping forward a couple of centuries but keeping it in the US still – another pivotal moment – as the 14thAmendment to the Constitution, focusing on Civil Rights, passes in the House of Representatives.
Famous Birthday: Tim Allen (Actor and Comedian), 64

June 14th, 1777 – The Stars and Stripes are Born
It’s a real American week! The famous flag – the Stars and Stripes – would come into being on this day, with various amendments being made along the way with the arrival of new states depicted by the stars.
Famous Birthday: Steffi Graf (Tennis Star), 48

June 15th, 1215 – The Magna Carta is Signed
A pivotal moment elsewhere in the world – as the controversial King John is requested to sign the Magna Carta, one of England’s first and most important rights charters to date.
Famous Birthday: Courteney Cox (Actress), 53

June 16th, 1784 – No More Orange for The Dutch!
Bizarrely – though things are far more relaxed now – Holland originally outright banned everyone from wearing the colour orange on this day back in 1784. Thankfully, fans of the color can now rest easy – and oddly enough, the national home soccer strip is about as orange as you can get!
Famous Birthday: Tupac Shakur (Rapper), 1971 - 1996

June 17th, 1939 – France’s Last Public Guillotining
France is famous for a lot of things – perhaps most infamously, their method of execution! It was early on in the 20th century, believe it or not, when the last public guillotine execution took place – in 1939 – and thankfully, no blades have been anywhere near any French necks since then!
Famous Birthday: Venus Williams (Tennis Star), 37

Join us again for more time travelling next week!

14
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 
Source: billboard.com - < > Embed
News video: Early Release! Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 June 16th 2018 Countdown | Official 

▶ Early Release! Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 June 16th 2018 Countdown | Official  02:13

Early Release! Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 June 16th 2018 Countdown | Official 

You Might Like


Recent related news

What's going on in Silicon Valley? Here's what's up for the week of June 15-22

Have an opening in your schedule coming up soon? Take a look at the Silicon Valley Business Journal's weekly calendar. One of the big events for the coming week...
bizjournals - Business

This Week in History: June 18th - June 24th

This Week in History: June 18th - June 24th
by Graham Pierrepoint - We’re approaching the end of June now and regardless of what the season may be, we always set aside time to take a look back at...
One News Page Staff - WorldAlso reported by •Billboard.comUSATODAY.comFuturism

Trump-Kim statement isn’t vague – it’s just flexible enough to work

The great tragedy of the “limited war” on the Korean peninsula that snuffed out 2 million civilian lives in the early 1950s was that it ultimately resolved...
S.China Morning Post - Asia-Pacific

US: what to expect from the trade deadline this week - Nomura

· *US** poised to impose initial round of tariffs* Analysts at Nomura explained that the US faces a deadline of 15 June (Friday) for releasing an updated...
FXstreet.com - MarketsAlso reported by •City A.M.

PeerLogix Announces Worldwide Entertainment Rankings for Week Ending June 17th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY, June 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PeerLogix, Inc. (the "Company") (“We”) (OTCQB: LOGX), the established standard for tracking Over-the-Top...
GlobeNewswire - Press Releases


Tweets about this


Other recent news in World

Explosion hits ETHIOPIA PM rallyEthiopia: 'Several killed' in blast at PM rally in ADDIS ABABA
Actor TOM ARNOLD says Michael Cohen could help 'bring Trump down'Blast at Addis Ababa rally for new ETHIOPIAN prime minister: Reuters witness
ANTHONY BOURDAIN: Chef's mother plans memorial tattooWorld Cup: Switzerland Goals By Shaqiri, Xhaka Beat SERBIA 2-1

Recent related videos

Dele Alli has returned to training ahead of England’s World Cup group match versus Panama on June 24. The midfielder had missed training this week after picking up a quad injury in England’s 2-1..

PA - Press Association STUDIO -



Protesters Shout "Shame" as DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Leaves Her Home
Protesters Shout "Shame" as DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Leaves Her Home

Protesters shouted at Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as she got into a car outside of her home in Alexandria, Virginia, on Friday, June 22. This video shows protesters shouting..

Rumble -



Protesters Picket Against New ICE Building in Houston
Protesters Picket Against New ICE Building in Houston

People gathered on Thursday, June 21, to protest a new potential Immigration and Customs Enforcement child detention center in Houston, Texas. A warehouse was leased by Southwest Key Programs, a..

Rumble -



First Forecast This Morning- Saturday June 23, 2018
First Forecast This Morning- Saturday June 23, 2018

Cloudy, humid, with chances for rain and t-storms to develop throughout the day and into the evening. Temps in the upper 70's across SE Michigan.

CBS 62 Detroit -



Twin Cities Pride Weekend Blasts Off
Twin Cities Pride Weekend Blasts Off

It's been five years since Minnesota legalized same-sex marriage -- and this weekend celebrates that wave of change, reports Amelia Santaniello (0:31). WCCO 4 News At 10 – June 22, 2018

CBS 4 WCCO Minnesota -



Top Stories: Charges possible in deadly Uber crash; I-10 East restricted this weekend; Suns introduce Deandre Ayton
Top Stories: Charges possible in deadly Uber crash; I-10 East restricted this weekend; Suns introduce Deandre Ayton

Here are your top stories for the evening of Friday. June 22.

ABC15 Arizona -



•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+