Today in History (June 7)

Today is Tuesday, June 7, the 158th day of 2022. Today is in history.

Local News

  • In 2013, an estate sale in Chetopa, Kansas auctioned off over 1,300 lamps; a permanent collection of two families.
  • In 2015, an Oklahoma law was signed that required children under two to sit rear-facing in car seats.
  • In 2018, a National Insurance Crime Bureau crime report said Missouri was a top state for motorcycle theft.

world news

  • In 1929, the sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence when copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome.
  • In 1942, the Battle of Midway ended with a decisive victory for US naval forces over Imperial Japan, marking a turning point in the Pacific War.
  • In 1965, the United States Supreme Court, in Griswold v. Connecticut, struck down, 7-2, a Connecticut law used to sue a Planned Parenthood clinic in New Haven for providing contraceptives to married couples.


  • In 1848, the French painter and sculptor Paul Gauguin was born in Paris.
  • In 1993 Ground was snapped up for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
  • In 2012, Bob Welch, a former member of Fleetwood Mac who wrote songs and recorded several hits during a solo career, died in Nashville.


  • In 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed a resolution to the Continental Congress declaring “that these united colonies are, and of right should be, free and independent states.”
  • In 1993, the United States Supreme Court ruled that religious groups could sometimes meet on school property after hours.
  • In 2006, the US Senate rejected a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.


Director James Ivory is 94 years old. Actress Virginia McKenna is 91 years old. Singer Tom Jones is 82 years old. The poet Nikki Giovanni is 79 years old. Former talk show host Jenny Jones is 76. American singer-songwriter Willie Nile is 74 years old. Liam Neeson is 70 years old. Actress Colleen Camp is 69 years old. Author Louise Erdrich (UR’-drihk) is 68 years old. Actor William Forsythe is 67 years old. Record producer LA Reid is 66 years old. Latin pop singer Juan Luis Guerra is 65 years old. Former Vice President Mike Pence is 63. Rock singer-musician Gordon Gano (The Violent Femmes) is 59 years old. Rock musician Eric Kretz (Stone Temple Pilots) is 56 years old. Rock musician Dave Navarro is 55. Actor Helen Baxendale is 52 years old. Senator Ben Ray Luján, DN. M., is 50 years old. Actor Karl Urban is 50 years old. TV personality Bear Grylls is 48. Rock musician Eric Johnson (The Shins) is 46 years old. Actor Adrienne Frantz is 44 years old. Actor-comedian Bill Hader is 44 years old. Actress Anna Torv is 43 years old. Actor Larisa Oleynik (oh-LAY’-nihk) is 41 years old. Former tennis player Anna Kournikova is 41 years old. Actor Michael Cera is 34 years old. Actor Shelley Buckner is 33. Rapper Iggy Azalea is 32. Actor-model Emily Ratajkowski is 31 years old. Rapper Fetty Wap is 31 years old.

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