Jun 7, Anita Bryant led a successful crusade against Miami gay rights law.
Jun 7, Madonna’s “Live to Tell,” single went #1.
Jun 7, Barbara Baxley (b.1923), actress (Norma Rae), died of a heart attack in NYC.
Jun 7, In eastern India a boat crowded mainly with women and children capsized in a river, with at least 40 people feared dead.
Jun 7, In Afghanistan 6 people were arrested in the killing of a woman who owned a radio station. 4 kidnapped Afghan medical workers were released after the body of a slain top Taliban commander was retrieved by his family. Suspected militants attacked a government compound in the Daychopan district of Zabul province, killing a policeman and wounding 3 others. An Afghan soldier was killed in a mine explosion in Zabul province. In eastern Nangarhar province, coalition and Afghan troops killed a militant during a firefight in Khogyani district. In Arghistan district, a police operation against Taliban fighters killed or wounded nine of the militants. In Zabul province, a two-hour gun battle killed one policeman and four Taliban.
Jun 7, Hillary Clinton pledged her support for Barack Obama and asked her supporters to do the same.
Jun 7, Mexican police announced the arrest of Olga Lerma in western Jalisco state. She was wanted in the US for allegedly smuggling $2 million in cocaine-trafficking profits for a powerful drug cartel.
Jun 7, Melinda Gates said the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will spend $1.5 billion over 5 years to support maternal and health care projects abroad.
Jun 7, Iran’s first women-only bank branch opened, allowing women to manage their finances without dealing with unrelated men, something likely to appeal to religious families who oppose mingling between the sexes.
Jun 7, Pres. Obama honored German Chancellor Angela Merkel, by presenting her with the Medal of Freedom. Merkel, chancellor since 2005, grew up under Communism and lived to see the rise of democracy in her country; she is Germany’s first woman leader.
Jun 7, Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives, called for an ethics investigation into the conduct of Rep. Anthony Weiner to see if the representative’s Twitter scandal had broken any laws.