Today in History: June 7

Today in History: June 7

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1498

Christopher Columbus leaves on his third voyage of exploration.

1546

The Peace of Ardes ends the war between France and England.

1654

Louis XIV is crowned king of France.

1712

The Pennsylvania Assembly bans the importation of slaves.

1767

Daniel Boone sights present-day Kentucky.

1775

The United Colonies change their name to the United States.

1863

Mexico City is captured by French troops.

1900

The Boxer rebels cut the rail links between Peking and Tientsin in China.

1903

Professor Pierre Curie reveals the discovery of Polonium.

1914

The first vessel passes through the Panama Canal.

1932

Over 7,000 war veterans march on Washington, D.C., demanding their bonus pay for service in World War I.

1942

The Japanese invade Attu and Kiska in the Aleutian Islands.

1968

In Operation Swift Saber, U.S. Marines sweep an area 10 miles northwest of Da Nang in South Vietnam.

1981

Israeli F-16 fighter-bombers destroy Iraq's only nuclear reactor.

1994

The Organization of African Unity formally admits South Africa as its fifty-third member.