It was today…the 24th July 1990

24 JULY 1990
Amoco Cadiz Oil Spill – Ordered to pay $120 million to France
It was today, the 24th July 1990.The 24th July 1990, a federal judge ordered Amoco to pay $120 million to the French government for a massive 1978 oil spill


12 JULY 1916
Lyudmila PavlichenkoThe most successful female sniper in history.
It was today, the 12th July 1916.
Lyudmila Pavlichenko was born in Russian Empire. To the end of World War II, she was
the most successful female sniper in history.
4 JULY 1994
Rwandan Genocide – The slaughter of 800,000 people
It was today, the 4th July 1994.
In just 100 days in 1994, some 800,000 people were slaughtered in Rwanda by ethnic Hutu extremists. They were targeting members of the minority Tutsi community.
27 JUNE 1950
The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.
It was today, the 27th June 1950.
The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.
20 JUNE 1963
Hot Line Installed From Washington To Russia
It was today, the 20th June 1963.
John F. Kennedy becomes the first U.S. president
to have a direct phone line to the Kremlin in Moscow.

12 JUNE 1991
Boris Yeltsin – 1st President of Russia

It was today, the 12th June 1991They were the first presidential elections in the country’s history and followed a referendum in March of that year

11 JUNE 1967
Wallace attempts to block integration
It was today, the 11 June 1963, Gov. George Wallace tried
to block the integration of the University of Alabama by standing in front of the schoolhouse door.
7 JUNE 1967
The Six Day War
It was today, between June 5th and 10th 1967. Israel believed that it was only a matter of time before Syria, Jordan and Egypt  co-ordinated a massive attack.
6 JUNE 1944
D-Day Invasion
It was today, the 6th of June 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and turned the tides of World War II.
5 JUNE 1919
It happened in Tiananmen Square
It was today, the 5th of June 1989, hundreds of thousands of people flooded onto the streets of Beijing and into Tiananmen Square demanding democracy
4 JUNE 1919
Women’s suffrage 19th Amendment
It was today, the 4th June 1919, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote, a right known as women’s suffrage.