In 1912 on June 6 a volcano in Alaska roared to life it spewed ash, molten rock, and sulfur into the air.
The fiery mountain was called the Novarupta volcano. It's located in Katmai National Park and Preserve.
This June 1912 photo provided by the US Geological Survey shows ash drifts around Katmai village's then-new Russian Orthodox church after the eruption.
Over 60-hours the volcano spewed 13 to 15 km3 of ash. This is thirty times as much as the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.
The eruption of Novarupta is the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
Remarkably, there was no loss of life.
But more than a century later in 2020, ash from the eruption caused an air quality problem in Alaska.
Strong southerly winds picked up loose ash sending a cloud about 4,000 feet high into the sky.
On June 6 1971, Soyuz 11 - the only crewed mission to board the world's first space station Salyut 1 - was launched.
The three Soviet cosmonauts involved didn't know it then but they were heading to disaster.
During re-entry on June 29, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, and Viktor Patsayev suffocated by uncontrolled decompression of the capsule.
They are the only three humans to die in space.
This photo of Salyut 1 was taken by the cosmonauts as they departed.
The theatre's first showing was the 1932 British comedy 'Wives Beware'.
The event quickly sold out, with traffic jams forming at ticket booths.
Presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy was assassinated in the kitchen of Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel on June 5, 1968.
Kennedy had moments earlier finished his victory speech after winning the California primary.
He was shot at point blank range by Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian youth angry at Kennedy's views on Israel.
Hotel busboy Juan Romero was shaking Kennedy's hand when he was shot.
As Kennedy lay on the ground, Romero placed his rosary in his hand.
"Is everybody okay?" Kennedy asked Romero.
Sirhan avoided the death penalty when it was abolished in California, but has remained in jail ever since the murder.
Elvis Presley caused a national scandal in the US with his dance moves on The Milton Berle Show on June 5, 1956.
His hip-swaying moves outraged most Americans, but his fan base of young women were enraptured.
The Dutch merchant ship the Batavia is wrecked on islands off the coast of Western Australia on June 4, 1629.
The ship's captain Francisco Pelsaert sailed to the city of Batavia (now Jakarta) for help, leaving merchant Jeronimus Cornelisz in charge.
Over the course of five months in charge, Pelsaert orchestrated the murders of 125 survivors and kept a harem of women as sex slaves.
When Cornelisz returned, Pelsaert and his fellow mutineers were executed.
The Batavia shipwreck was the first instance of Europeans living in Australia, and the ensuing violence remains the bloodiest mass murder in Australian history.
Henry Ford test-drives his first automobile in his backyard shed in Detroit on June 4, 1896.
The Quadricycle ran on four bicycle wheels and could reach a speed of 32km/h.
Ford used this invention to found the car company that bears his name.
Radical feminist Valerie Solanas shot pop artist Andy Warhol on June 3, 1968.
Solanos, who would later be diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, believed Warhol was planning on stealing her future writings.
That morning Solanos held producer Margo Feiden at gunpoint, demanding she produce the play she had written.
When Feiden refused, Solanos said: "You will produce the play because I'll shoot Andy Warhol and that will make me famous".
Feiden desperately called the police to warn them of Solanos' plans.
"Listen lady, how would you know what a real gun looked like?" a police officer told her.
"You can't arrest someone because you believe she is going to kill Andy Warhol."
A single bullet passed through both of Warhol's lungs, his spleen, his stomach, his liver and his oesophagus, but he survived.
Warhol took this photo in hospital showing his wounds.
Solanos spent just three years in prison. She was institutionalised after she started stalking Warhol in 1971.