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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 2007.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2007?


Events

  • 01 Jun 2007 U.S. warships bombard a Somali village where Islamic militants had set up a base.
  • 02 Jun 2007 Four people are charged with a terror plot to blow up JFK International Airport in New York.
  • 03 Jun 2007 USS Carter Hall engages pirates after they board the Danish ship Danica White off the coast of Somalia.
  • 04 Jun 2007 The United Nations Environment Programme estimates that 40% of the world population will be affected by the loss of glaciers and snow on the mountains of Asia due to global warming. (UNEP)
  • 05 Jun 2007 The British Antarctic Survey announces that the flow rate of 300 previously unmeasured glaciers increased by 12% between 1993 and 2003, adding to concerns over glacier retreat and the rise in sea levels caused by global warming. (British Antarctic Survey)
  • 06 Jun 2007 The Anaheim Mighty Ducks defeat the Ottawa Senators 4 games to 1 to win the NHL's Stanley Cup.
  • 07 Jun 2007 Sri Lankan Civil War: Police in Sri Lanka force hundreds of the minority Sri Lankan Tamils community out of Colombo for what they say are security reasons. (BBC)
  • 08 Jun 2007 The Space Shuttle Atlantis is successfully launched on mission STS-117.
  • 09 Jun 2007 The Central Intelligence Organization arrests almost 400 soldiers in Harare, Zimbabwe for allegedly plotting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe. Air Vice Marshal Elson Moyo, Major General Engelbert Rugeje, and Colonel Ben Ncube are allegedly the ringleaders. (ZWNews)
  • 10 Jun 2007 The 61st Tony Awards, honoring Broadway theatres' best shows, takes place at Radio City Music Hall.
  • 11 Jun 2007 A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia rules that the United States government cannot indefinitely detain U.S. residents as ampquotenemy combatants.ampquot (AP via CNN)
  • 12 Jun 2007 Nigerian author Chinua Achebe wins the Man Booker International Prize in honour of his career. (BBC)
  • 13 Jun 2007 The Al Askari Mosque is bombed for a third time.
  • 14 Jun 2007 A U.S. federal jury convicts former Klansman James Ford Seale of kidnapping and conspiracy in connection with the 1964 deaths of two African-American teenagers in Mississippi. (AP via USA Today)
  • 15 Jun 2007 In the USA, Bob Barker makes his last appearance on TV show The Price is Right.
  • 16 Jun 2007 Tupua Tamasese Tupuola Tufuga Efi is chosen as the O le Ao o le Malo of Samoa by the Fono. (AAP via News Limited)
  • 17 Jun 2007 Air strikes in Afghanistan on a suspected Al Qaeda headquarters kill several militants as well as civilians, including children. (Reuters)(BBC)
  • 18 Jun 2007 Nine Charleston, South Carolina firefighters are killed by a roof collapse while battling a furniture store fire.
  • 19 Jun 2007 A preliminary study by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency indicates that China's greenhouse gas emissions have overtaken those of the United States for the first time, exceeding those of any other country. (NEAA)
  • 20 Jun 2007 A fire in a Russian nursing home in Omsk kills at least ten people. (BBC)
  • 21 Jun 2007 Lebanon declares victory over Fatah al-Islam, an Al Qaeda-linked group, after a month-long battle at a Palestinian refugee camp. (Reuters via Daily Times)
  • 22 Jun 2007 Inflation in Zimbabwe rises to 11,000% U.S. ambassador Christopher Dell predicts it will reach 1.5 million percent by December. (BBC News)
  • 23 Jun 2007 Torrential rains in Pakistan, including the city of Karachi, kill 230 people. (CNN)
  • 24 Jun 2007 A wildfire starts in South Lake Tahoe eventually destroying 254 homes in the area.
  • 25 Jun 2007 WWE wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy Benoit, and son Daniel, are found dead as the result of a murder-suicide that took place over the previous weekend.
  • 26 Jun 2007 Bolivia reclaims two oil refineries from Brazilian state-owned energy company Petrobras. (BBC)
  • 27 Jun 2007 The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemao in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemao massacre.
  • 28 Jun 2007 The US Fish and Wildlife Service announces it would remove the bald eagle fom the endangered species list.
  • 29 Jun 2007 Apple's new iPhone is released in the USA.
  • 30 Jun 2007 ''Glasgow International Airport attack:''

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Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Country: United States of America

Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

Country: United States of America

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Country: United States of America

Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell of Success

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner

Country: United States of America

The Thing

The Thing

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden

The Dangerous Book for Boys

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The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses*, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls …

Simple Genius by David Baldacci

Simple Genius

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In a world of secrets, human genius is power. And sometimes it is simply deadly . . .Near Washington, D.C., there are two clandestine institutions: the world's most unusual laboratory and a secret CIA training camp.

The 6th Target by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

The 6th Target

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When a horrifying attack leaves one of the four members of the Women's Murder Club struggling for her life, the others fight to keep a madman behind bars before anyone else is hurt.

Where Have All The Leaders Gone? by Lee Iacocca

Where Have All The Leaders Gone?

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Legendary auto executive Lee Iacocca has a question for every American: Where have all the leaders gone?The most widely recognized business executive of all time asks the tough questions that America's

Tales From Q School by John Feinstein

Tales From Q School

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It is the tournament that separates champions from mortals. It is the starting point for the careers of future legends and can be the final stop on the down escalator for