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Big Bill Broonzy born - June 26, 1893 or 1903

On this day in 1893 or 1903, blues musician Big Bill Broonzy was born. 

First photo to illustrate newspaper report taken - June 25, 1848

Charles-François Thibault took three photos during the June Days uprising on this day and the following in 1848. Two of them became the first photos to accompany a newspaper report. 

Dancing mania outbreak - June 24, 1374

On this day in 1374, a dancing mania outbreak began in Aachen, Germany.

Battle of Zacatecas - June 23, 1914

The bloodiest battle in the revolution to overthrow Victoriano Huerta -- the Battle of Zacatecas, or La Toma de Zacatecas -- took place on this day in 1914.

Galileo sentenced by Inquisition - June 22, 1633

On this day in history, the Roman Inquisition sentenced Galileo Galilei for being "vehemently suspect of heresy."

Ferris wheel debuted - June 21, 1893

On this day in 1893, the Ferris Wheel debuted at the World's Fair in Chicago. 

Siege of the Legation Quarter began - June 20, 1900

On this day in 1900, the seige of the Legation Quarter in Beijing, China, during the Boxer Rebellion began. https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/boxer-rebellion.htm

Abolition of slavery announced in Texas (Juneteenth) - June 19, 1865

On this day in 1865, Major General Gordon Granger announced the abolition of slavery in Galveston, Texas. The day is now commemorated as Juneteenth. 

Kasato Maru arrived at Santos - June 18, 1908

This day in 1908 marked the beginning of Japanese mass immigration to Brazil when the ship Kasato Maru arrived at the port of Santos in Brazil. 

Mumtaz Mahal died - June 17, 1631

On this day in 1631, Mumtaz Mahal died from complications of childbirth.