June 5, 1968 presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was shot three times by Palestinian immigrant Sirhan Sirhan at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Robert Kennedy died of his wounds 26 hours later. The assassination later led to Secret Service protection for all future major presidential candidates.
June 6, 1944 is D-Day.
June 11, 1991 Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupts.
June 17, 1972 five men were arrested at the National Democratic Headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. Investigations revealed the burglars were actually agents hired by the Committee for the Re-election of President Richard Nixon. A long chain of events then followed eventually leading to the resignation of President Nixon on August 9, 1974.
June 17 1885 The Statute of Liberty arrives in New York City.
June 19, 1953 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed by electrocution at Sing Sing Prison in New York. They had been found guilty of providing vital information on the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union during 1944-45.
June 25, 1876 Lt. Colonel George Custer and the 7th Cavalry are wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at the Battle of Little Big Horn.