Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar page for June 7, 2020:

23rd calendar week, 159th day of the year

207 days until the end of the year

Star sign Gemini

Name day: Dietger, Robert

HISTORICAL DATA

2019 - In the Brexit dispute with her own party, Theresa May steps down as chair of the British Conservatives. However, she remains prime minister until the transfer of office to her successor Boris Johnson on July 24.

2018 - Agricultural chemistry giant Bayer is the sole owner of the US seed company Monsanto. The largest acquisition of a German company abroad costs around $ 63 billion (€ 53.6 billion).

2015 - The heads of state and government of the seven leading western industrialized countries meet for the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria.

2010 - The months-long dispute between the coalition partners FDP and CSU over the financing of health costs escalates into unprecedented cannonades (“Wildsau”, “Gurkentruppe”). A little later, it becomes clear that workers and pensioners are at risk of severe stress.

2005 - Siemens completely separates from its cell phone business with 6,000 employees. The Taiwanese BenQ group takes over the division and can use the Siemens brand for five years.

1980 - Olympic ski champion Rosi Mittermaier and slalom star Christian Neureuther are married in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

1970 - In a referendum in Baden, implemented by the Heimatbund Badenerland, 81.9 percent of the voters vote to remain with the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, which was formed in 1952.

1955 - The department of the "Federal Chancellor's representative for questions relating to the increase in Allied troops" (known as the Blank department) is renamed the "Federal Ministry of Defense". Theodor Blank, member of the Bundestag, becomes Germany's first defense minister.

1905 - Architecture students Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Fritz Bleyl founded the association of expressionist artists «Die Brücke» in Dresden.

BIRTHDAYS

1970 - Alexander Dobrindt (50), German politician, chairman of the CSU regional group in the Bundestag since 2017, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure 2013-2017

1960 - Steffen Seibert (60), German journalist (ZDF news program «today»), spokesman for the federal government since 2010

1945 - Wolfgang Schüssel (75), Austrian politician, Federal Chancellor 2000-2007

1940 - Lambert Hamel (80), German stage and film actor ("Zwischengleis", "Deutschlandspiel")

1940 - Tom Jones (80), British pop singer ("Sex Bomb", "Delilah")

DEATH DAYS

2015 - Christopher Lee, British actor («Dracula», «The Lord of the Rings»), born 1922

1980 - Henry Miller, American writer ("Tropic of Cancer", "Tropic of Capricorn"), born 1891