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June 7 Birthdays

Gwendolyn Brooks
1917–2000, American poet, b. Topeka, Kans.

Paul Gauguin
painter (1848)

Knud Rasmussen
arctic explorer (1879 )

Elizabeth Bowen
author (1899)

Jessica Tandy
actress (1909)

Virginia Apgar
physician and anesthesiologist (1909 )

“Nikki” Giovanni
poet (1943)

June 7 in History


Spain and Portugal signed the Treaty of Tordesillas, which divided the New World between the two countries.


Louis XIV was crowned king of France.


Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduced a resolution in the Continental Congress proposing a Declaration of Independence.


Homer Plessy was arrested for his refusal to move from a whites-only seat on a train. This led to the Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court decision.


Vatican City became a sovereign state.


President Eduard BeneŇ° of Czechoslovakia resigned and the Communist takeover of the country was completed.


Dorothy Parker, American short story writer, poet, and critic, died.


Rev. V. Gene Robinson was elected the first openly gay bishop by New Hampshire Episcopalians.

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