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June 6: This Day That Year

June 6

- 1795 - Denmark: Fire destroyed Copenhagen & injured 18,000+ people.

- 1891 - John A. Macdonald, 1st PM of Canada (1867-73 and 1878-91), dies of a stroke (born January 11, 1815, age 76).

- 1925 - Walter Chrysler founds Chrysler Corporation.

- 1929 - Birthday: Sunil Dutt, Indian actor and politician (died May 25 2005, age 75).

- 1934 - USA: Securities & Exchange Commission established.

- 1968 - USA: Senator Robert F. Kennedy dies (assassinated) in LA due to gunshots.

- 1972 - Zimbabwe: Explosion at world's largest coal mine kills 427 people in Wankie, Rhodesia.

- 1901 - Birthday: Sukarno, 1st President of Indonesia (1945-67), born in Surabaya, Java (died June 21, 1970, age 69).

- 1984 - India: 1,200 people die in "Golden Temple" during Sikh uprising.

- 1994 - Colombia: 6.0 earthquake/avalanche destroys Toez & killed 1000+ people.

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