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  • Algeria
    Wednesday Jun 4, 1958

    Algerian War

    I have understood you

    Algeria
    Wednesday Jun 4, 1958

    On his June 4 trip to Algeria, de Gaulle calculatedly made an ambiguous and broad emotional appeal to all the inhabitants, declaring, "Je vous ai compris" ("I have understood you").




  • Cyprus
    Saturday Jun 7, 1958

    Cypriot intercommunal violence

    A bomb exploded at the entrance of the Turkish Embassy in Cyprus

    Cyprus
    Saturday Jun 7, 1958

    On 7 June 1958 a bomb exploded at the entrance of the Turkish Embassy in Cyprus. Following the bombing Turkish Cypriots looted Greek Cypriot properties.




  • Borgo San Lorenzo, Tuscany, Italy
    Monday Jun 9, 1958

    Fido (dog)

    Fido died still waiting for his master

    Borgo San Lorenzo, Tuscany, Italy
    Monday Jun 9, 1958

    Fido died still waiting for his master on June 9, 1958. The news of his death was announced to the public by the newspaper on a four-column front-page story in La Nazione.




  • Cyprus
    Thursday Jun 12, 1958

    Cypriot intercommunal violence

    The crisis reached a climax

    Cyprus
    Thursday Jun 12, 1958

    The crisis reached a climax on June 12, 1958 when eight Greeks, out of an armed group of thirty five arrested by soldiers of the Royal Horse Guards on suspicion of preparing an attack on the Turkish quarter of Skylloura, were killed in a suspected attack by Turkish Cypriot locals, near the village of Geunyeli having being ordered to walk back to their village of Kondemenos.




  • Bizana, South Africa
    Saturday Jun 14, 1958

    Nelson Mandela

    2nd Marriage

    Bizana, South Africa
    Saturday Jun 14, 1958

    During the divorce proceedings, he began courting a social worker, Winnie Madikizela, whom he married in Bizana in June 1958. She later became involved in ANC activities, spending several weeks in prison.




  • Budapest, Hungary
    Monday Jun 16, 1958

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Nagy was Executed

    Budapest, Hungary
    Monday Jun 16, 1958

    Nagy was executed, along with Pál Maléter and Miklós Gimes, after secret trials in June 1958. Their bodies were placed in unmarked graves in the Municipal Cemetery outside Budapest.




  • Milan, Italy
    Sunday Jun 22, 1958

    Fido (dog)

    La Domenica del Corriere commemorated Fido with a poignant cover story

    Milan, Italy
    Sunday Jun 22, 1958

    On 22 June, La Domenica del Corriere commemorated Fido with a poignant cover story. The cover painting by Walter Molino shows Fido dying on the roadside, with the bus waiting in the background. Fido was buried outside the cemetery of Luco di Mugello beside his master, Carlo Soriani.


  • The North Coast of Oriente Province, Cuba
    Thursday Jun 26, 1958

    Raúl Castro

    Kidnapping 36 hostages

    The North Coast of Oriente Province, Cuba
    Thursday Jun 26, 1958

    On 26 June 1958, Raúl Castro's rebels kidnapped ten Americans and two Canadians from the property of Moa Bay Mining Company (an American company) on the north coast of Oriente Province. The next day rebels took hostage 24 US servicemen on leave from the United States naval base at Guantanamo Bay. This incident brought total kidnapped hostages to 36 (34 US and 2 Canadian citizens).


  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Sunday Jun 29, 1958

    Pelé

    1958 World Cup

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Sunday Jun 29, 1958

    On 29 June 1958, Pelé became the youngest player to play in a World Cup final match at 17 years and 249 days. He scored two goals in that final as Brazil beat Sweden 5–2 in Stockholm, the capital.


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