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 This day in History - June 6
457 Historic Events for June 6
840

Agobard, archbishop of Lyon (anti-semite), dies

Death
1002

German king Henry II the Saint crowned

Event
1134

Norbertus van Xanten, monastery founder, dies at about 51

Death
1242

24 wagonloads of Talmudic books burned in Paris

Event
1391

Inhabitants of Seville Spain massacres 5,000 Jews

Event
1436

Regiomontanus (Johannes Mller), prepares astronomical tables

Birth
1502

Joƒo III, King of Portugal (1521-57)

Birth
1513

Battle at Novara: Habsburgers vs Valois

Event
1520

France and England sign treaty of Scotland

Event
1523

Gustavus I becomes king of Sweden (Swedish National Day)

Event
1536

Mexico begins it's inquisition

Event
1599

Diego Vel zquez, Spain, painter (Rokeby Venus) (baptized)

Birth
1606

Pierre Corneille, France, dramatist (El Cid, Horace)

Birth
1621

P‚ter Zrinyi, Hungarian ruler of Croatia

Birth
1625

Domenico Guidi, Italian sculptor

Birth
1639

Massachusetts grants 500 acres of land to erect a gunpowder mill

Event
1654

Queen Christina of Sweden resigns and converts to Catholicism

Event
1660

Denmark and Sweden signs peace treaty

Event
1661

Giacomo Antonio Perti, composer

Birth
1664

New Amsterdam renamed NYC

Event
1665

Battle at Monte Carlo: English and Portuguese army beat Spain

Event
1671

Stenka/Stepan Razin, Russian cossack/boer leader

Birth
1671

Stenka/Stepan Razin, Russian cossack/boer leader, killed

Death
1673

France and Brandenburg sign peace treaty

Event
1676

Georg Reidel, composer

Birth