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6 June: On this day in history

What events happened on 6 June in history? We round up the events, births and deaths…

Published: June 6, 2022 at 6:05 am
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6 June 1513

The Swiss defeated the French at the battle of Novara in Northern italy, forcing Louis XII of France to abandon his attempt to control Milan.

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6 June 1822

Canadian voyageur Alexis St Martin was accidentally shot in the stomach on Mackinac Island, Michigan. He was left with a hole in his abdomen that enabled surgeon William Beaumont to carry out research into the human digestive system.

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6 June 1921

Southwark Bridge was opened to traffic by King George V and Queen Mary. Designed by Edward George and Basil Mott, it was built to replace Rennie’s iron bridge, which had been completed in 1819.

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