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The Cheyenne Sun Dance ceremony was held in June 1865. Based on a comment by Belial, Catch-the-Bear made his war bonnet after the ceremony. (PROSE: The Book of the War)

By year

19th century

June 1894 was Iris Wildthyme's favourite month in all of history to visit Paris. (PROSE: Enter Wildthyme)

20th century

In 1911, Alexander Korvo attempted to destroy History of Earth Volume 36,379 by Kronos Vad. He planted a series of bombs across London near bookshops which could contain the book. Sherlock Holmes disarmed the bombs and saved the book with the help of Iris Wildthyme. (AUDIO: The Adventure of the Bloomsbury Bomber, Kronos Vad's History of Earth Vol. 36,379)

In 1914, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary by Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, Bosnia triggered a series of events that rapidly escalated into Earth's first global conflict: World War I. Unknown to the general populace, however, the start of the war was influenced by the Nemesis thanks to its orbit which brought it back to Earth every 25 years. (PROSE: Human Nature, TV: Silver Nemesis, The Family of Blood)

In 1934, Adolf Hitler ordered the eradication of the Sturmabteilung leadership on 29 and 30 June after fearing a plot against him. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus, Wolfsbane)

In 1940, the evacuation efforts to save the British Army from destruction by the Wehrmacht at Dunkirk concluded in the first four days of June, with 338,000 men safely brought back to Britain. (TV: Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart) At the end of the month, the Germans occupied the Channel Islands, facing no resistance. (PROSE: Just War)

In 1941, a small group of Germans attempted to use a piece of Chronosteel to block Britain's early warning system ahead of an invasion. George Woods and Clyde Langer foiled the plan by alerting the Home Guard. (TV: Lost in Time) The same month saw the German invasion of the Soviet Union, (PROSE: Just War) opening the Eastern Front. (PROSE: The Shadow in the Glass)

In 1942, while running agents in Sierra Leone, Graham Greene had an encounter with beings simply known as the "strangers". This led to an incident in the village of Markebo, which peaked the curiosity of the Eighth Doctor. He began investigating the incident for much of the rest of the war. (PROSE: The Turing Test)

In 1944, the Allies brought the war back to Western Europe by landing in Normandy. Germany began launching the V1 and V2 weapons against Britain. (PROSE: The Shadow in the Glass) In the Italian theatre, the Allies were in the process of bombing Italian cities, despite the Italians no longer being their enemies. (PROSE: The Turing Test) In the Pacific War, the British and Indians wrested the initiative from the Japanese in the Far East Campaign after victory at Kohima. (PROSE: Letters from the Front)

In 1970, a psychopath in an asylum in India began developing strange physiological symptoms: his skin became scaly and stretched out of shape; his body temperature fluctuated; his hips rotated as if he had four legs; and finally, his back split open to reveal wings. This condition spread among the inmates and the staff until, one night, the whole asylum transformed. One doctor used a gun to start euthanising the victims, having to shoot each one in the head multiple times until they stopped screaming. After each individual died, however, they returned to human form. Fate identified this as the peak of a crisis of strange visions among asylum inmates worldwide, which Christine Summerfield linked to the sphinx invasion; however, she cast doubt on the veracity of the story. (PROSE: Dead Romance)

In 1999, Rosa Parks received a Congressional Medal from President Clinton, recognising her as a living icon for freedom. (TV: Rosa)

21st century

On the night that Amy Pond began travelling with the Eleventh Doctor, her bedside alarm clock displayed the date 6/25/2010 then, after slipping past 12 o'clock, it changed to 6/26/2010. (TV: Flesh and Stone) The Doctor later came to understand this as the day when the TARDIS exploded, resulting in a total event collapse. This was also the month in which Amy got married to her husband Rory Williams. (TV: The Pandorica Opens)

Parallel universes

In numerous version of Germania, Known Worlds in which Nazi Germany won World War II, the Nazis were heavily bombing London as early as June 1940 after defeating the British at Dunkirk. Many of these preparatory attacks were followed up by the Battle for London. (PROSE: Warlords of Utopia)