June 4, 1989- Unarmed protesters in Tienanmen Square in Beijing are shot down by Chinese troops. They are protesting Communism in China. About 300 people are killed and 1,000 are arrested.
June 5, 1968- Senator Robert F. Kennedy is shot and mortally wounded in Los Angeles. He dies from his wounds the next morning at age 42. He was assassinated five years after his brother, President John F. Kennedy, was also assassinated.
June 6, 1872- The famous feminist, Susan B. Anthony, and a group of women are fined for voting in Rochester, NY. After seeing that African Americans were able to vote with the 13th Amendment, she wanted the same right for women, which happened 48 years later with the 19th Amendment.
June 8, 1867- Architect Frank Lloyd Wright is born. He created the Prairie-house style with an open floor plan and his most famous piece is Falling Waters in Pennsylvania.
June 12, 1929- Anne Frank is born. She and her family hid in an attic until they were found by the Gestapo, the German secret police towards the end of World War II and they were put in concentration camps. Her diary is published after the war by her father, the only member of her family to survive.
June 14, 1777- John Adams announces the idea for the American flag to Congress, with thirteen stripes and stars in red, white, and blue; they symbolized hardiness, purity, and justice, respectively. This day is now celebrated as flag day in the United States.
June 20, 1782- Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States, which is still used today.
June 23, 1865- The Confederates formally surrender the last time to the Union armies in the Oklahoma territory, two months after the famous surrender at Appomattox Court House.
June 28, 1914- Archduke Ferdinand, Prince of Austria, and his wife Sophie are assassinated, which sparks the beginning of WWI. Exactly five years later, the Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending the war.