3rd June 1924
Franz Kafka, the Czech-born Austrian Modernist author, dies. 90 years.
5th June 2004
Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, dies. 10 years.
6th June 1944
The D-Day landings, in Normandy, France during World War II. 70 years.
11th June 1864
Richard Georg Strauss, German composer, best-known for his operas "Der Rosenkavalier" and "Salome", is born. 150 years.
12th June 1964
The conviction and sentencing of the revolutionary, Nelson Mandela. 50 years.
23rd June 1314
Battle of Bannockburn during the First War of Scottish Independence. 700 years.
28th June 1939
Pan American Airways launches the first transatlantic passenger service. 75 years.
28th June 1914
Assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, prompting war to spread throughout Europe. 100 years.
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