1799 — United States of America: John Fries launches a rebellion in Pennsylvania against the imposition of the "direct tax" enacted by Congress 1798 July 1, on lands, houses & slaves. Fries' mob was dispersed by the Militia after a march on Bethlehem. Fries was arrested & sentenced to be hanged for treason, before being pardoned by the President.
1860 — United States of America: 6,000 shoemakers joined by 20,000 other New England workers in Lynn, Massachusetts strike. During the great New England shoemakers strike, about 1,000 women workers in Lynn, Massachusetts, strike for a union & against wage cuts. Marching through a blizzard, the women carry signs proclaiming: "American Ladies Will Not Be Slaves." In 10 days, a procession of 10,000 workers marches through Lynn in the largest labor protest prior to the Civil War. Within a month, shoe manufacturers offer higher wages to bring strikers back to the factories. But the companies refuse to recognize a union.
1878 — Italy: Carlo Frigerio lives (d.1966) Italian militant & writer, a principal collaborator, along with Camillo Berneri, Luigi Fabbri, and Carlo Molaschi, on "Pensiero e volontà" (Thought & Will; directed by Erico Malatesta, it began publishing in Rome in 1924 January). 
1918 — United States of America: Harry Weinberger submits motion to the U.S District Court, Southern District of New York, that the bail money provided for Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman should not be used to pay their fines. Motion granted by Judge Augustus N. Hand on March 11.
1921 — Russia: Specially selected forces of the Red Army (commanded by Field Marshal Leon Trotsky) opens fire on the forts of Kronstadt; the sailors, soldiers, workers & populace of Kronstadt counter-fire and reduce Trotsky's batteries to silence.
1921 — Russia: As Trotsky orders the artillery bombardment of Krondstadt, Emma Goldman & Alexander Berkman, feeling that their last tie to the Bolsheviks has been broken, decide to leave Russia & alert the world to what they have witnessed. Alex writes his book, The Bolshevik Myth, & helps Emma with her book, published as My Disillusionment in Russia (1923) (the publisher unilaterally dropped the last chapter).  
1921 — United States of America: Man Ray (1890—1976), artist, chess player/designer, anarchist & photographer, between today & the 26th, while in Philadelphia, wins $10 for Portrait of a Sculptor Berenice Abbott in John Wanamaker's competition "15th Annual Exhibition of Photographs." Man Ray also makes a movie with Marcel Duchamp; Elsa, Baroness von Freytag-Loringhoven, shaves her pubic hair. 
1923 — Robert Frostʼs poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," is published in the "New Republic" magazine. Proud of the poem, he said the lines, "Whose woods these are, I think I know, his house is in the village though…" contained everything he ever knew about how to write. 
1924 — Kobe Abe (1924—1993) lives, Tokyo, Japan. Avant-garde author of such bizarre & allegorical situations as Suna no onna (The Woman in the Dunes, 1963) & Hako otoko (The Boxman, 1973) Graduated from medical schoolbut wrote instead.  
1929 — South African-born novelist/short-story writer, Dan Jacobson lives, Johannesburg. Writes with humor & pathos of his troubled land of birth in such novels as The Trap (1955), & The Price of Diamonds (1957). Much of his best work is his short stories.
1932 — United States of America: Police kill striking workers at Ford's Dearborn, Michigan plant. River Rouge Massacre when workers demonstrate at Ford's plant demanding jobs. 3,000 jobless men march on the shut-down Ford plants at River Rouge in Dearborn. They start out peacefully, but are met at the gates by Dearborn cops who order them back & fire tear-gas bombs. Members of the crowd begin to throw rocks & pieces of ice. In response the Ford Company fire department now unleashes tons of high-pressure icy cold water on the marchers from fire hoses. The police open fire with pistols, rifles & machine guns. Four are killed, 25 wounded. Henry Ford fortifies his home with machine gun emplacements & stockpiles teargas & ammunition at the Rouge. 
1932 — Germany: During this month, at its last regional Congress, held in Erfurt, the Freie Arbeiter-Union Deutschlands (FAUD, anarchosyndicalist union) decides that, in the event of the Nazis taking power, its federal bureau in Berlin will shut down & be replaced by an underground directorate & that there would have to be a general strike by way of reply. The latter decision proves impracticable: for one thing, the FAUD all across Germany is decimated by a wave of arrests.  
1936 — Gorg Prc livs. Frnch writr, calld th gratst innovator of form of his gnration. Bst known for his 1969 novl, La Disparition (A Void), writtn ntirly without using th lttr " ". Daily Bld Saint, Jun 9. 
1937 — England: Disappointed by the financial failure of the Spanish exhibition that opened February 20th, this month Emma Goldman begins organizing a benefit performance in London for the refugee women & children in Spain.
1942 — United States of America: Industrial Workers of the World founder, anarchist labor organizer Lucy Parsons dies, Chicago, Illinois. Aka Lucy Ella Gonzales Parsons, she often went by Lucy Gonzales & denying her African American roots.   
1964 — Capitol Records is besieged with requests for heavyweight boxing champ Cassius Clayʼs album, "I Am the Greatest." It's in big demand because of Clay's defeat of Sonny Liston last month. Columbia expects to sell 500,000 copies & Clay (aka, Muhamed Ali) says, "I'm better & prettier than Chubby Checker."
1965 — First US "combat" troops sent to Vietnam. (As opposed to "advisers" & troops who are in a defensive roll.) The Johnson administration tries to hide this policy change & denies rumors, but a State Department spokesman "mistakenly" spills the beans a couple months later. 
1974 — United States of America: Commenting on the on the SLA's ransom demand of free food for the poor, California's Acting Acting Governor & Acting Humanitarian Ronnie Reagan says, "It's just too bad we canʼt have an epidemic of botulism." Ron E. Neumann 
1996 — A crowd of 3000 destroy Freeport copper mine facilities in Tamika, Irian Jaya / West Papua, after a Dani clansman is run over by company security. The mine is closed as community organisations prepare a list of demands protesting human rights violations, eco-terrorism & cultural genocide. Overnight, the world price of copper jumps from US$15 to US$2580 a ton. Source: 'Calendar Riots'
1998 — United States of America: Anarchist Jack (Yankel) Frager (1903—1998) dies, New York. He was last arrested at age 88 during a Hiroshima Day protest, for painting the shadows of bomb victims on sidewalks in New York City.