On This Day In History, 7 June

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World Events Today

  • The British Museum in London, the first public national museum in the world, was established today in 1753
  • Vatican City became an independent sovereign state today in 1929
  • “Lucky” Luciano, considered the father of modern organized crime in the United States, was convicted today in 1936, he was later sentenced to 30 to 50 years imprisonment

Entertainment Events Today

  • Legoland Billund, Denmark’s original Legoland park, opened today in 1968
  • The inaugural Cricket World Cup started in England today in 1975, the West Indies beat Australia in the final
  • The Swedish tennis playing legend Björn Borg won his 6th French Open title today in 1981, it was also his 11th and last Grand Slam title

Family Events Today

  • The Scottish legend Robert the Bruce died today in 1329, he had been King of Scots since 1306
  • Sir Thomas John Woodward, OBE, better known as the Welsh singer Tom Jones, whose hits include She’s a Lady and Sex Bomb, was born today in 1940 in Glamorgan
  • Prince Rogers Nelson, the American singer-songwriter known more simply as Prince, whose hits include Purple Rain and 1999, was born today in 1958 in Minnesota

Main Event Today

  • The Battle of Midway, a decisive naval battle in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, ended today in 1942, the United States inflicted great damage to the Japanese fleet

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s Chocolate Ice Cream Day

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