Today In History June 6
A lot of events took place in history on this date including the Vietnam war. You will be awestruck when you dig deep into history and find out the events. Keeping aside the important events, many important people were born on this date like Regiomontanus, the famous German mathematician, bishop, and astronomer. Famous personalities like Ridolfo Ghirlandaio and Billy Preston died on this date in history in 1561 and 2006 respectively.
Such important events will be discussed below. We have picked up 4 most important events that took place on 6th June in history. So, let us begin.
- War of 1812: Battel of Stoney Creek
A British force of 700 under John Vincent defeats an American force twice its size William Winder and John Chandler on this date. The war was a conflict between the United States and the United Kingdom with their respective allies. The war took place between June 1812 and February 1815. The United States had a well-trained force of 7250 sailors and mariners. On the other hand, the British Royal Navy was a well-led, professional force, considered the world’s most powerful navy.
The war formally began on 18th June 1812 after voting for the first declaration of War. The war was conducted in three theaters. Those were The Great Lakes and the Canadian Wars, at sea, principally the Atlantic Ocean and the American East Coast, and the Southern states and southwestern territories.
By 1814, both sides had either achieved their main war goals or were weary of a costly war that offered little but stalemate. Neither side lost territory in the war, nor did the treaty of Ghent that ended it address the original points of contention. Still, a lot had changed between the United States and Britain.
- 6th June 1832: End of June Rebellion
June Rebellion in Paris was put down by the national guard on this date in 1832. The rebellion was an anti-monarchist insurrection of Parisian republicans from 5th to 6th June 1832. On 1st June 1832, a popular former army commander, Jean Maximilien Lamarque had died of cholera.
This was an important reason for the outbreak of the June rebellion to be held.
During the night of 5–6 June the 20,000 part-time militia of the Paris National Guard were reinforced by about 40,000 regular army troops under the command of the Comte de Lobau. This force occupied the peripheral districts of the capital. Fighting continued till the evening of 6th June 1832. Total casualties in the rising were about 800. The army and national guard lost 73 killed and 344 wounded; on the insurgent side, there were 93 killed and 291 wounded.
Later, after the rebellion, the government portrayed the rebels as an extremist minority. A large number of weapons were confiscated in raids, and there were fears that military law would be imposed.
- 6th June 1892: Chicago “L” elevated rail system begins operation
Revenue service of the first “L”, the Chicago and south side rapid transit railroad had begun on 6th June 1892. The Chicago “L” is the rapid transit system serving the city of Chicago and some of its surrounding suburbs in the Illinois of US State. With the advent of this third-rail electric technology, the potential stock of the ‘L’ skyrocketed, and the second and third ‘L’ trains – Lake Street Elevated and Metropolitan West Side Elevated – were quickly constructed in 1893 and ’95. Despite this rapid expansion, however, the ‘L’ had yet to serve the central business district, due to regulations requiring a majority of owners’ permission to build downtown.
The “L” provides 24-hour service on the Red and Blue Lines and is one of only five rapid transit systems in the United States to do so.
- Vietnam War in 1971: The Battle of Long Khanh between Australia and Vietnamese communist force begins
The Battle of Long Khanh (6–7 June 1971) was fought during the Vietnam War between elements of the 1st Australian Task Force and the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army during Operation Overlord. The fighting saw Australian infantry from 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment attack a heavily fortified communist base camp in Long Khanh province, while Centurion tanks providing close support crushed many bunkers and their occupants.
Regardless, the Viet Cong fought hard to delay the Australian advance and although the bunker system was subsequently captured, along with a second system further south, the Australians suffered several casualties and the loss of a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter.
With the Australians unable to concentrate sufficient combat power to achieve a decisive result, the bulk of the communist force successfully withdrew intact, although they likely sustained heavy casualties in the process.
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