Thursday, June 07, 2012


June 7

1494:Spain and Portugal signed the Treaty of Tordesillas, which divided the New World between the two countries.

1654:Louis XIV was crowned king of France.

1776:Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduced a resolution in the Continental Congress proposing a Declaration of Independence.

1929:Vatican City became a sovereign state.

1967:Dorothy Parker, American short story writer, poet, and critic, died.

1914:The first vessel passes through the locks at the Panama Canal.

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