I've had a think about how useful this thread may be and come to the conclusion that it would be more useful if I changed it to this month in history and set it for the following month.
My reason is that this will give people more time to reflect on the events and I'll be able to pick out the more important and the more quirky for inclusion. I mean, some days, nothing much seemed to happen!
So, nothing for a few days. (I'm going away for the weekend anyway.) Then I will start On this Month for June.
Here's a few things which happened in June:
The US declared war on Great Britain in 1812.
Edison invented a voting machine.
The Beatles released Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967.