Photography has given us a rich visual archive of the most important events in history, spanning great tragedies to the pinnacles of human achievement. Photos can bring us back to a tragic event that broke our collective hearts, a cultural moment we rejoiced over, or a scientific breakthrough that made us see the world differently.

This month we’re launching a new feature to illuminate some of these historical moments captured in photographs. Each month we’ll share photographs from the Shutterstock Editorial archive that show a significant historical or cultural event for each day of that month.

This month, Senior Content Marketing Manager Bryan Formhals takes us on a visual journey through June.

June 1

1990 – George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign the bilateral U.S.–Soviet Chemical Weapons Accord.

Photo by REX/Shutterstock – Mikhail Gorbachev meeting George Bush, White House, Washington, America – June 1, 1990

June 2

1953 – Queen Elizabeth II is crowned monarch of the United Kingdom in a lavish ceremony in London.

Photo by AP/Shutterstock – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, gather with other members of the British royal family to greet supporters from the balcony at Buckingham Palace, following her coronation at Westminster Abbey, London – June 2, 1953

June 3

1965 – Astronaut Ed White leaves the Gemini 4 spacecraft to become the first American to conduct a space walk.

Photo by REX/Shutterstock – NASA Astronaut Ed White made history when he floated out of the hatch of his Gemini 4 capsule into the void of space. The first American ‘spacewalk’, or Extravehicular Activity (EVA), lasted 23 minutes, not nearly long enough for White. He later said the spacewalk was the most comfortable part of the mission, and said the order to end it was the ‘saddest moment’ of his life.

June 4

1972 – Political activist and academic Angela Davis is acquitted on charges of conspiracy, murder, and kidnapping in San Jose, California.

Photo by AP/Shutterstock – Angela Davis talks to news media following her acquittal on murder, kidnap and conspiracy charges in San Jose, Ca., on . Davis was accused of supplying some of the weapons used in the attempted escape of prisoners from the Marin County Courthouse shoot-out in August 1970. A white judge and four blacks were killed.

June 5

2004 – Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States of America, dies at 93 from Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Photo by DEAN COX/AP/Shutterstock – From left: Angie Novack, Mary Anne Novack, Michelle Stephenson and Judy Stephenson, all from Pottsville, Pa., sit under the scrolling ticker at the Fox News building in New York as it displays news of the death of former President Ronald Reagan, . Reagan, the cheerful crusader who devoted his presidency to winning the Cold War, trying to scale back government and making people believe it was ”morning again in America,” died Saturday after a long twilight struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 93

June 6

1968 – Senator Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated during a campaign rally at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

Photo by AP/Shutterstock – U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy holds two fingers up in a victory sign as he talks to campaign workers at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Ca., . He is flanked by his wife Ethel, left, and his California campaign manager, Jesse Unruh, speaker of the California Assembly. After making the speech, Kennedy left the platform and was assassinated in an adjacent room.

June 7

2015 – US President Barack Obama arrives in Munich, Germany to participate in the G7 Summit.

Photo by Armin Weigel/Epa/Shutterstock – Us President Barack Obama is Greeted by Men in Traditional Dress with Barvarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer as He Arrives at Munich Airport Munich Germany on 07 June 2015 to Participate in the G7 Summit. Leaders From the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan Will Meet at Bavaria’s Castle Elmau on June 7-8 to Discuss the Global Economy As Well As Foreign Security and Development Policy.

June 8

1984 – The classic comedy Ghostbusters premiered across theaters in the United States.

Photo by Columbia/Kobal/Shutterstock – Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Film Portrait

June 9

1973 – Legendary racing horse Secretariat wins the Belmont Stakes to capture the prestigious Triple Crown.

Photo by Jack Kanthal/AP/Shutterstock – Penny Chenery, owner of Secretariat, reacting after her horse won the Belmont Stakes, and the Triple Crown, at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.

June 10

2010 – The last episode of the acclaimed mob drama The Sopranos airs with a much discussed twist ending.

Photo by HBO/Kobal/Shutterstock

June 11

1982 – Steven Spielberg’s classic sci-fi film E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial is released across the United States.

Photo by Richard Young/Shutterstock – Drew Barrymore and Steven Spielberg at the ‘ET: THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL,’ THE SAVOY, LONDON, BRITAIN – 1982

June 12

1987 – US President Ronald Reagan gives his famous “tear down this wall” speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin.

Photo by J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/AP/Shutterstock – A spectator jumps up as U.S. President Ronald Reagan gives a thumbs up sign at the conclusion of his speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin June 12, 1987.

June 13

1977 – James Early Ray, convicted assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. returns to prison after escaping with five other inmates a week earlier.

Photo by AP/Shutterstock -James Earl Ray, his hair in his face, walks back into Brushy Mountain State Prison following his capture in Petros, Tennessee. Ray had escaped the maximum security facility on the evening of June 10 with five other inmates.

June 14

2002 – The Bourne Identity is released and dazzles audiences with a nail biting scene where lead actor Matt Damon drives a mini-cooper on a chase through the streets of Paris.

Photo by Egon Endrenyi/Hypnotic/Unive/Shutterstock

June 15

2012 – Daredevil Nik Wallenda becomes the first person to successfully tightrope walk across Niagara Falls.

Photo by David Duprey/AP/Shutterstock – Nik Wallenda walks across Niagara Falls on a wire in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

June 16

1963 – Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space after she spent 71 hours orbiting the earth.

Photo by Sovfoto/Universal Images Gro/Shutterstock – Vostok 6, soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, in front of the vostok capsule.

June 17

1994 – Former NFL star O.J. Simpson leads LA Police on a high speed freeway chase in the now infamous White Ford Bronco.

Photo by Joseph R. Villarin/AP/Shutterstock – A white Ford Bronco, driven by Al Cowlings carrying O.J. Simpson, is trailed by Los Angeles police cars as it travels on a Southern California freeway in Los Angeles. Cowlings and Simpson led authorities on a chase after Simpson was charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.

June 18

1983 – Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space as a crew member on the Space Shuttle Challenger.

Photo by REX/Shutterstock – STS-7 mission specialist, Sally K. Ride on the flight deck of the space shuttle Challenger.

June 19

1953 – Julius and Ethel Rosenberg who were convicted of espionage for the Soviet Union, are executed at Sing Sing Prion in New York.

Photo by Anonymous/AP/Shutterstock – Two women wipe their eyes as they walk in front of the White House, at the time Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were scheduled to die in Sing Sing’s electric chair. A woman carrying a sign reading “Why death for the Rosenbergs?” turns to look at the weeping pair. Minutes later announcement was made that the Rosenbergs were electrocuted.

June 20

1975 – The film Jaws was released and became the highest grossing box office film in history while terrifying audiences.

Photo by Universal/Kobal/Shutterstock – Scene Still, Jaws

June 21

1963 – Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini is elected as Pope Paul VI.

Photo by AP/Shutterstock – Seen here is an overview of the crowd in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, shortly after white smoke was given from the Conclave announcing a new Pope has been elected. The new Pope became Giovanni Battista Cardinal Montini who took the name of Paul VI.

June 22

1986 – Soccer legend Diego Maradona scores two goals, including’The Goal of the Century,’ leading Argentina to a 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

Photo by AP/Shutterstock (7318260b) – Argentina’s Diego Maradona runs across the soccer field in jubilation after he had scored his second goal against England in the World Cup quarter final.

June 23

2016 – The United Kingdom votes %52 to %48 on the Brexit referendum to leave the European Union.

Photo by Hannah Mckay/Epa/Shutterstock – Leader of the Uk Independence Party (ukip) Nigel Farage (c) Leaves a ‘Leave Eu Referendum Party’ in London Britain 23 June 2016 Britons Await the Results on Whether They Remain in Or Leave the European Union (eu) After a Referendum.

June 24

1975 – Easter Airlines Flight 66 crashes while approaching J.F.K Airport in New York City, killing 115 passengers and crew.

Photo by AP/Shutterstock – A plainclothes New York City policeman makes his way through the wreckage of an Eastern Airlines 727 that crashed while approaching Kennedy Airport during a powerful thunderstorm. Over 100 people died in the crash of the plane, which was en route from New Orleans.

June 25

2009 – Pop Star Michael Jackson dies at 50 after suffering cardiac arrest at his rented Bel Air home in Los Angeles.

Photo by Adam Davis/EPA/Shutterstock – Fans of Late Us Pop Star Michael Jackson Sign Posters in His Remembrance at His Parents Estate in Encino California.

June 26

2015 – The United States Supreme Court rules 5-4 that same sex couples have the constitutional right to marriage.

Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/Epa/Shutterstock – Supporters of Gay Marriage Walk out of the Supreme Court After Attending the Hearing That Legalized Gay Marriage in Washington DC.

June 27

1988 – Boxing legend Mike Tyson knocks out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds during a heavyweight fight in Atlantic City.

Photo by Richard Drew/AP/Shutterstock – Michael Spinks is seen as he goes down after receiving a knockout by Mike Tyson during their 91-second heavyweight fight, at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City.

June 28

1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo setting off a chain of events which would eventually lead to World War I.

Photo by AP/Shutterstock – The Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand, center right, and his wife Sophie, center left, walk to their a car in Sarajevo. This photo was taken minutes before the assassination of the Archduke and his wife.

June 29

1995 – On the 100th space mission in American history, Space Shuttle Atlantis docked with the Russian space station Mir, the collaboration lead to the formation of the largest man-made satellite to orbit the earth.

Photo by Sovfoto/Universal Images Gro/Shutterstock – On the 29th of June 1995 the spaceship ‘atlantis’ (usa) docked with the space station ‘mir’ for a joint space flight lasting five days.

June 30

1989 – Spike Lee’s classic film Do The Right Thing, which depicts race relations in a Brooklyn neighborhood on one summer day, is released.

Photo by Universal/Kobal/Shutterstock – Scene Still, Do The Right Thing