Historic Dates - June

Algerian Crisis

4 June 1958

General De Gaulle's visit to Algeria.

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Siege of Jerusalem during the First Crusade

7 June 1099

Crusaders in chain mail go to war. Bishops lead soldiers in armour during the invasion of the Holy Land. Early 14th. ID: Eg 1500,fol. 46

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Congress of Vienna

9 June 1815

The Congress of Vienna from 18 September 1814 - 9 June 1815 redraw the boundaries and established new countries in Europe. The immedeate background was the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte, who's actions had significantly altered the political map of the continent.

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Summertime

21 June

Nuit d'ete - Summernight. Canvas (1890) 76.7 x 102 cm R.F. 1977-427

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Battle of Litte Bighorn

June 25 - June 26 1876

The Battle of the Little Bighorn (also known as Custer's Last Stand and the Battle of the Greasy Grass), was an armed engagement between combined forces of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho people against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. The battle occured on June 25 - June 26 1876 near the Little Bighorn River in eastern Montana Territory.

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Birthday of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

28 June 1712

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (28 June 1712 – 2 July 1778) was a major philosopher, writer and composer of 18th-century Romanticism. His political philosophy heavily influenced the French Revolution, the American Revolution and the overall development of modern political, sociological and educational thought.

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