Events occurring on Monday, June 7, 1943  
  The Allied Campaign for Italy  
  The Allied bombardment from sea and air of the Italian island of Pantelleria in the Sicilian Channel continued.  
   
  The Battle of the Atlantic  
  The unescorted South African steam merchant Harrier was torpedoed and sunk by the U-181, commanded by Korvettenkapitän Wolfgang Lüth, about 200 miles east of Durban, South Africa in the western Indian Ocean. All of the ship’s complement of 16 died. The 193 ton Harrier was carrying gasoline and was headed for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  
   
  Argentina in WW2  
  President Arturo Rawson, whose choices for his cabinet alienated the United Officers' Group leadership, was forced to resign. Rawson was replaced by General Pedro Ramírez. Rawson had led a military coup just days before on June 3, 1943 that overthrew the government of Ramón Castillo.  
   
  The Holocaust  
  Professor Carl Clauberg informed Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler that experiments using X-ray exposure for mass sterilization were nearly ready for common use, stating "one doctor, with perhaps, ten assistants, can probably effect several hundred, if not one thousand sterilizations on a single day.".  
   
  Events in the United States  
  Most striking coal miners in the United States returned to work as wage negotiations between the United Mine Workers union negotiators and Appalachian mine operators resumed.  
     
   
  June 1943 Calendar  
   
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