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June 9, 1885: A peace treaty was signed to end the Sino-French War, with China eventually giving up Tonkin and Annam – most of present-day Vietnam – to France.
June 10, 1829: The first University Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge took place. The event has been held annually since 1856, except during World War I and World War II. As of 2013 Cambridge have won the race 81 times and Oxford 77 times, with one dead heat.
June 11, 1865: The Naval Battle of Riachuelo was fought on the rivulet Riachuelo (Argentina), between the Paraguayan Navy on one side and the Brazilian Navy on the other. The Brazilian victory was crucial for the later success of the Triple Alliance (Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina) in the Paraguayan War.
June 12, 1964: Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa. He served 27 years in prison, first on Robben Island, and later in Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison, until his eventual release granted in 1990.
June 13, 1893: Grover Cleveland underwent a secret, successful surgery to remove a large, cancerous portion of his jaw. The operation was not revealed to US public until 1917, nine years after the president's death.
June 14, 1789: The HMS Bounty mutiny survivors, including Captain William Bligh along with eighteen others, reached Timor after a nearly 4,600 mile journey in an open boat. In October 1790, Bligh was honourably acquitted at the court-martial inquiring into the loss of the Bounty.
June 15, 1785: Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and his companion, Pierre Romain, became the first-ever casualties of an air crash when their hot air balloon exploded during their attempt to cross the English Channel. De Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes made the first manned free balloon flight in 1783.