1678 – Italian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy.
1741 – Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Hungary.
1876 – Battle of the Little Bighorn, the death of Lt. Col. George Custer.
1910 – Premier of The Firebird ballet by Igor Stravinsky in Paris.
1920 – The Hague is selected as the location of the Permanent Court of International Justice.
1940 – France officially surrenders to Germany in World War II.
1950 – Armed conflicts between South Korea and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea begin.
1991 – Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia.
1995 – Lebanese militia leader Samir Geagea receives life sentence for role in assassinating Dani Shamoun.
1998 – Microsoft launches Windows 98.