-On 14 June 1789, English captain William Bligh and 18 others, cast adrift in a lifeboat from the HMS Bounty in a mutiny 7 weeks before, reach Timor in the East Indies after traveling nearly 4000 miles in the small open boat.
Captain Bligh would fall prey to a total of three mutinies in his career.
-On 13 June 1895, Emile Levassor drives a Panhard et Levassor across the finish line in Paris, to win the worlds first automobile race. He completed the 732 mile course in 49 hours-an average of 15 miles an hour.
His car was powered by a two-cylinder, 750 RPM, 4 horsepower Daimler Phoenix engine.
-On 15 June 1904, morte than 1000 people taking a pleasure trip on New York City's East River are drowned or burned alive as a fire sweeps through the boat and the on-board fire hose did not work.
The life preservers had been filled with a weighty, non-buoyant material that sank.
-On 10 June 1935, two recovering alcoholics, one a New York broker and the other an Ohio physician, founded Alcoholics Anonymous, a 12-step rehabilitation program.
Today there are more than 80,000 such groups in the United States alone.
-On June 9 1973, Secretariat wins the Belmont Stakes to become the first Triple Crown winner since Citation won in 1948.
Secretariats heart was found to weigh 22 pounds, more than twice the weight of a normal thoroughbred.
-On 11 June 1989, in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre in China on June $, Chine issues a warrant for Fang Lizhi, a leading Chinese dissident who had taken refuge in the United States embassy in Beijing.
The diplomatic stand-off lasted for a year before Fang and his wife, Li Shuxian, were given free passage out of the country.
-On 12 June 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson, who was ex-football star O.J. Simpson's ex-wife, and her friend Ron Goldman, are found stabbed to death outside Nicole's California home. With what some said was over-whelming evidence against Simpson-including his blood at the murder scene, Brown's and Goldman"s hair and blood in his car, and bloody shoeprints at the scene of Simpson's size-Simpson became the chief suspect.
He was tried and acquitted of criminal changes, but found guilty in a civil court. Only in America!