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Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. debuts the third generation of its iPhone line, iPhone 3GS at Worldwide Developers Conference 2009.

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Acid attack

The third acid attack since December 2008 occurs in Mong Kok, Hong Kong.

Legislative election

In a legislative election held alongside European Parliament elections, the Christian Social People's Party increase their plurality in Luxembourg's Chamber of Deputies.


In a referendum held alongside European Parliament elections, voters in Denmark agreed to change their Acts of Succession to eliminate male preference in their line of succession.


The centre-right European People's Party increases its plurality.


Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans, Louisiana, is quarantined in Shanghai, China, after a passenger on his flight from the United States was diagnosed with A(H1N1) influenza.

North Korea

North Korea restricts access to the Sea of Japan, near Wonsan, from June 10–30, possibly indicating future missile testing.

United States

Two American journalists are found guilty of illegally entering North Korea and sentenced to 12 years of penal labour.


Gabonese President Omar Bongo dies of a heart attack at age 73.


Pope Benedict XVI is reportedly "visibly upset" after hearing the findings of Ireland's Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse.

Pope Benedict was visibly upset by accounts of the Child Abuse Commission's report, according to one of the Irish archbishops who briefed him on it.

Department for Environment

The Minister of State for Farming and the Environment, Jane Kennedy, announces her resignation from the Government of the United Kingdom.

Real Irish Republican Army

Four men, including Real Irish Republican Army members Michael McKevitt and Colm Murphy, are declared responsible for the bombing of Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, in 1998.

Four of the five men being sued by the families of the Omagh bomb victims have been found liable for the August 1998 attack.

Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court of the United States stays the sale of Chrysler to Fiat in "Indiana State Police Pension Trust v. Chrysler".

Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group repay £2.56 billion to Her Majesty's Government to compensate for partial nationalisation on 19 January 2009.

Nile delta

At least 18 factory workers are killed when their bus collides with a truck in the Nile Delta, Egypt.