This Day In History : June 7

1992 United States

NASA's Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) launches

The Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE), also known as Explorer 67, was a NASA space telescope designed for ultraviolet astronomy. It was part of NASA’s Explorer spacecraft series and was launched on June 7, 1992.

Also on This Day in History June 7

Discover what happened on June 7 with HISTORY's summaries of major events, anniversaries,
famous births and notable deaths.

Births on This Day, June 7
  • 1811 James Young Simpson

    Scottish obstetrician who popularized chloroform for medicinal use

  • 1843 Susan Blow

    American educator who pioneered kindergarten education and was known as the "Mother of the Kindergarten"

  • 1896 Vivien Kellems

    American industrialist, who battled the Federal tax system as discriminatory against single people

  • 1900 Frederick Terman

    American professor of engineering at Stanford University known as the "father of Silicon Valley"

  • 1928 James Jude

    American thoracic surgeon (developed CPR)

Deaths on This Day, June 7
  • 1992 Bill France

    American businessman and race car driver who co-founded NASCAR

  • 1871 Thomas Jackson Rodman

    American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder

  • 1854 Alan Turing

    British mathematician and computer scientist pioneer (Turing Machine)

  • 1996 [Francis] Max Factor

    American CEO of Max Factor Cosmetics

  • 2011 Nataraja Ramakrishna

    Indian classical dancer, choreographer, and musicologist


Gandhi commits his first act of civil disobedience

On June 7, 1893, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a young Indian lawyer working in South Africa, committed his first act of civil disobedience.

The use of contraception by married couples is legalized when the Supreme Court of the United States

On June 7, 1965, the U.S. Supreme Court made a landmark decision in Griswold v. Connecticut 1. In this case, the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects the liberty of married couples to use contraceptives without government restriction.

Universal Studios Florida opens in Orlando, FL

Universal Studios Florida, located in Orlando, Florida, opened its doors on June 7, 1990. This theme park, owned and operated by NBCUniversal, offers a thrilling experience with numerous rides, attractions, and live shows that are primarily themed around movies, television, and other aspects of the entertainment industry.

Hawaiian Declaration of Rights is signed

The Declaration of Rights for the Kingdom of Hawai’i was proposed and signed by His Majesty King Kamehameha III on June 7, 1839.
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