Post the most interesting thing that happened on this day in history

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    June 13, 1944 – World War II: Germany launches the first V1 Flying Bomb attack on England. Only four of the eleven bombs strike their targets.
     
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    June 14, 1690 – King William III of England (William of Orange) lands in Ireland to confront the former King James II.
     
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    June 16, 1779 – Spain declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
     
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    June 17, 1596 – The Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz discovers the Arctic archipelago of Spitsbergen.
     
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    June 21, 1942 – World War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by Japan against the United States mainland.
     
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    June 22, 1941 – World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa.
     
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    June 23, 2016 – The United Kingdom votes in a referendum to leave the European Union, by 52% to 48%.
     
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    June 24
    • 1314 – First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn concludes with a decisive victory by Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce.
    • 1374 – A sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion.
    • 1509 – Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are crowned King and Queen of England.
    • 1597 – The first Dutch voyage to the East Indies reaches Banten, Java.[citation needed][1]
    • 1812 – Napoleonic Wars: Napoleon's Grande Armée crosses the Neman river beginning the invasion of Russia.
     
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    St. JOHN the Baptist was born today.. June 24th.. The Day of the Blissful Wizard.

    " An artist is an instrument through which the Universe reveals itself"
     
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    June 28, 1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo; this is the casus belli of World War I.
     
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    ^hectic day
     
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    June 29, 1975 – Steve Wozniak tested his first prototype of Apple I computer.
     
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    July 1, 1867 – The British North America Act of 1867 takes effect as the Province of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia join into confederation to create the modern nation of Canada. Sir John A. Macdonald is sworn in as the first Prime Minister of Canada. This date is commemorated annually in Canada as Canada Day, a national holiday.
     
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    ^ok you're cool
     
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    And up until 1982 it was dominion day, I’m 1982 we brought the constitution home from England, and ceased to be a British colony, though we remain a part of the empire and an independent and self reliant nation.
     
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    Just as confusing as the (former) Netherlands Antilles.
     
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    July 4, 1946 – The Kielce pogrom against Jewish Holocaust survivors in Poland.
     

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