13-06–19-06

MediVoice brings you all major happenings in history from the 13th to the 19th of June.


πŸ“Œ June 13, 1983
Pioneer 10 departs the solar system

After more than a decade in space, Pioneer 10, the world’s first outer-planetary probe, leaves the solar system. The next day, it radioed back its first scientific data on interstellar space.

πŸ“Œ June 14, 1940
Germany invades Paris

On June 14, 1940, Parisians woke up to the sound of a German-accented voice announcing via loudspeakers that a curfew was being imposed for 8 p.m. that evening as German troops entered and occupied Paris.

πŸ“Œ June 15, 1910
Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expedition begins

Robert Falcon Scott’s ship, the Terra Nova, sets sail from Cardiff, Wales, on June 15, 1910, bound for Antarctica. Though it will succeed in reaching its objective, the expedition will end in tragedy as Scott and his companions give up their lives to become the second party to reach the South Pole.

πŸ“Œ June 16, 1884
First roller coaster in America opens

On June 16, 1884, the first roller coaster in America opened at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. Known as a switchback railway, it was the brainchild of LaMarcus Thompson. It travelled approximately six miles per hour and cost a nickel to ride. The new entertainment was an instant success, and by the turn of the century, there were hundreds of roller coasters around the country.

πŸ“Œ June 16, 1963
Soviet Cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova, becomes the first woman in space.

On June 16, 1963, aboard Vostok 6, Soviet Cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova, becomes the first woman to travel into space. After 48 orbits and 71 hours, she returned to earth, having spent more time in space than all U.S. astronauts combined to that date.

πŸ“Œ June 17, 1958

“Things Fall Apart” by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe published by William Heinemann Ltd. – considered the most widely read book in African literature.

πŸ“Œ June 18, 1815
Napoleon defeated at Waterloo in Belgium

Napoleon Bonaparte suffers defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington, bringing an end to the Napoleonic era of European history.

πŸ“Œ June 19, 1865
Abolition of slavery announced in Texas on “Juneteenth”

In what is now known as Juneteenth, on June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrive in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War is over and slavery in the United States is abolished.

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