What Happened on June 4

Significant Events

  • 1760 Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians.
  • 1940 British complete the "miracle of Dunkirk" by evacuating 300,000 allied troops from France
  • 1945 US, Russia, Britain & France agree to split occupied Germany
  • 1989 Eastern Europe's 1st partial free elections in 40 years held in Poland, Solidarity Party comes to power
  • 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre: Chinese troops clear the square of student protesters, unofficial figures place death toll near 1,000.
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Did You Know?

A patent for the ATM is granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain.

On June 4, 1973

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  • 2012 "The Wonder Years" actress Danica McKellar (37) divorces composer Mike Verta (36) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
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