What Happened On This Day – June 29

2007 Apple releases the first iPhone The iPhone revolutionized the smartphone industry and for a while made Apple one of the world’s most valuable companies. 1995 The Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir The rendezvous in space marked…

What Happened On This Day – June 13

2002 The United States withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty The ABM Treaty was signed in 1972 by the Soviet Union and the United States. It regulated the establishment of anti-ballistic missile shields against nuclear missiles. Critics bemoaned the treaty’s termination for…

What Happened On This Day – June 11

2010 Africa hosts the FIFA World Cup for the first time The 19th association football world cup was opened in Johannesburg, South Africa. The winner of this historic edition was Spain. 1959 Christopher Cockerell first presents the hovercraft The amphibious air-cushion vehicle…

What Happened On This Day – June 10

1999 The Kosovo War ends Slobodan Milošević, then President of Serbia, agreed to withdraw his troops from the disputed territory following a massive NATO bombing campaign. NATO’s involvement has been criticized for its lack of a U.N. mandate. 1967 The Six-Day War…

What Happened On This Day – June 9

1967 Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria Israel’s occupation of the territory and the establishment of Israeli settlements in the area continue to hamper negotiations to find a peaceful solution to the ongoing Middle East conflict. 1957 Four Austrian climbers become…