Historical Events on 5th June

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Event of interestEvent of Interest

70 Titus & his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem

Roman Emperor Titus
Roman Emperor
Titus
  • 754 Friezen murders bishop Boniface & over 50 companions
  • 1257 Kraków, Poland, receives city rights.
  • 1288 Battle of Woeringen: Reinald I vs Jan I
  • 1305 Archbishop Bertrand the Got of Bordeaux elected Pope Clement V
  • 1507 England & Netherlands sign trade agreement
  • 1625 Spanish troops under Spinola conquer Breda
  • 1632 Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Roermond

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1661 Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
  • 1716 England & Emperor Karel VI signs military treaty
  • 1752 Prince William of Orange becomes Knight of Garter
  • 1794 US Congress prohibits citizens from serving in foreign armed forces
  • 1798 The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.

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1799 Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland set sail in the Pizarro from A Coruña and begin their 5 year Latin American expedition

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt
  • 1805 1st recorded tornado in "Tornado Alley" (Southern Illinois)
  • 1806 1st trotter to break 3 minute mile (Yankee)
  • 1806 Batavian Republic becomes Kingdom of Holland
  • 1827 Turks capture the Acropolis & take Athens during Greek War of Independence
  • 1829 HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1833 Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage

Mathematician, Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician, Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
Inventor Charles Babbage
Inventor
Charles Babbage
  • 1846 Telegraph line opens between Philadelphia & Balt
  • 1848 Statue of prince William the Silent, Prince of Orange, unveiled
  • 1849 Danish National Day-Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy
  • 1855 Anti-foreign anti-Roman Catholic Know-Nothing Party's 1st convention
  • 1857 Walter Woodbury & James Page open photo studio in Batavia (Jakarta)
  • 1861 Federal marshals seize arms & gunpower at Du Pont works DE
  • 1863 Battle of Franklin's Crossing, VA (Deep Run)
  • 1863 CSS "Alabama" captures "Tailsman" in Mid Atlantic
  • 1864 Battle of Piedmont, VA (Augusta City)
  • 1869 3rd Belmont: C Miller aboard Fenian wins in 3:04.25
  • 1870 Constantinople fire; 900 die
  • 1872 Republican National Convention meets (Philadelphia)
  • 1873 Sultan Bargash closes slave market of Zanzibar
  • 1875 Pacific Stock Exchange formally opens in San Francisco
  • 1876 Bananas become popular in US, at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia
  • 1879 13th Belmont: George Evans riding Spendthrift wins in 2:42.75
  • 1882 Storm & floods hits Bombay; about 100,000 die
  • 1884 William Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination saying "I will not accept if nominated & will not serve if elected"
  • 1886 20th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Inspector B wins in 2:41

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1888 US Democrats nominate Grover Cleveland for president

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • 1888 The Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place.
  • 1899 Alfred Dreyfus acquitted
  • 1900 Pretoria, capital of the Boer Republic of South Africa, falls to the British led by General Buller

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1902 Emperor Wilhelm II responds to growing demands from Polish and other Slavic peoples living within German territory by calling for more 'Germanization' of the slavs

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1902 42nd British Golf Open: Sandy Herd shoots a 307 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • 1906 Determined to keep pace with Britain as a major naval power, the German Reichstag passes new navy legislation, increasing the total tonnage in Germany's fleet
  • 1911 Red Sox Joe Wood strikes out 3 pinch hitters in 9th for 5-4 win
  • 1912 US marines invade Cuba (3nd time)
  • 1913 Dutch Disability laws go into effect
  • 1915 47th Belmont: George Byrne aboard The Finn wins in 2:18.6
  • 1915 Denmark amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage.
  • 1916 The Sherif Hussein proclaims a revolt of the Arabs in the province of Hejaz, an action that undermines the Turkish Empire
  • 1917 10 million US men begin registering for draft in WW I
  • 1920 1st rivet driven on Bank of Italy headquarters at 1 Powell in San Francisco (later Bank of America)
  • 1920 A's VP Thomas Shibe denies charges that baseballs are livelier
  • 1922 The Banker's committee of the Reparations Commission refuses an international loan to Germany
  • 1925 29th US Golf Open: Willie Macfarlane shoots a 291 at Worcester CC Mass
  • 1926 Indians triple-play Yankees & win 15-3
  • 1927 Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard & 200-yard free-style swim record
  • 1927 32nd Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden (6-4, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 11-9)
  • 1927 32nd Women's French Championships: Kornelia Bouman beats Irene Peacock (6-2, 6-4)
  • 1929 Ramsey MacDonald forms minority Labour government in Britain
  • 1931 Jules Renkin becomes premier of Belgium
  • 1931 66th British Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 296 at Carnoustie Golf Links
  • 1933 Gold standard abolished
  • 1933 38th Men's French Championships: Jack Crawford beats Henri Cochet (8-6, 6-1, 6-3)
  • 1933 38th Women's French Championships: Margaret Scriven beats Simonne Mathieu (6-2, 4-6, 6-4)
  • 1934 1st formal meeting of Baker Street Irregulars (NYC)
  • 1937 69th Belmont: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 2:28.6

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1937 Henry Ford initiates 32 hour work week

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • 1940 A synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron, Ohio by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
  • 1940 American Negro Theater organizes
  • 1940 Battle of France begins in WW II
  • 1940 General Von Bock starts a German offensive in the Somme

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1940 General Charles de Gaulle becomes French junior minister of Defense

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1940 Gov of Suriname & Neth Antilles refuse entry to Jewish refugees
  • 1940 Netherlands rations petroleum

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1941 Sandor Szabo beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • 1942 British offensive in North Africa under General Ritchie
  • 1942 Elwood Ordnance Plant near Joliet Illinois kills 54
  • 1942 USA declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary & Romania
  • 1943 75th Belmont: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:28.2
  • 1943 German occupiers arrest Louvain University's chancellor
  • 1943 President Laurel was shot around 4 times with a 45 caliber pistol while playing golf at the Wack Wack Golf Course in Mandaluyong
  • 1944 1st B-29 bombing raid; 1 plane lost due to engine failure
  • 1944 1st British gliders touched down on French soil for D-Day invasion
  • 1944 Allies march into Rome

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944 German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel goes on leave just before WWII D-Day landings by the Allies

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944 General Eisenhower decides invasion set for June 6

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1945 Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes" premieres in London
  • 1945 USA, UK, USSR, France declare supreme authority over Germany
  • 1946 Fire at LaSalle Hotel cocktail lounge kills 61 (Chicago, Ill)

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1947 US Secretary of State George Marshall outlines "Marshall Plan"

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • 1948 Phillies Richie Ashburn sets NL rookie consecut hitting streak at 23
  • 1950 US Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation
  • 1952 1st sporting event televised nationally-Walcott vs Charles boxing
  • 1952 Test Cricket debut of Freddie Trueman v India at Headingley

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1952 Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • 1953 Denmark adopts a new constitution
  • 1953 US Senate rejects China People's Republic membership to UN
  • 1954 "Your Show Of Shows" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1954 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ecclesiae fastos
  • 1955 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open

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1955 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 550' HR off Chicago Billy Pierce

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1956 "Milton Berle Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1956 Fed court rules racial segregation on Montgomery buses anti-Const
  • 1957 NY narcotics investigator, Dr Herbert Berger, urges AMA to investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes
  • 1959 Bob Dylan graduates from Hibbing High School in Minnesota

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1959 The first independent government of the State of Singapore is sworn in with Lee Kuan Yew as Prime Minister

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew
  • 1960 "George Gobel Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1960 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
  • 1963 Princess Marijke changes her name to Christina

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1964 Davie Jones & King Bees debut "I Can't Help Thinking About Me"; group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • 1965 "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham & Pharaohs hits #2
  • 1965 97th Belmont: John Sellers aboard Hail to All wins in 2:28.6
  • 1965 Lopez Arellano becomes president of Honduras
  • 1966 Cincinnati Red Leo Cardenas hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
  • 1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Clayton Federal Golf Invitational

Sport awardTennis Open

1966 65th Men's French Championships: Tony Roche beats Istvan Gulyas (6-1, 6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche

Sport awardTennis Open

1966 65th Women's French Championships: Ann Jones beats Nancy Richey (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • 1967 6 day war between Israel & Arab neighbors begins
  • 1967 Murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in electric chair
  • 1967 WSBE TV channel 36 in Providence, RI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 Royal Canadian Mint ordered to start converting 10 cent & 25 cent coins to pure nickel as soon as possible
  • 1968 12:16AM PST-Sirhan Sirhan shoots Bobby Kennedy, who dies next day
  • 1969 Dutch Antilles government of Kroon resigns
  • 1969 Race riot in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1969 The International communist conference begins in Moscow.
  • 1970 KPAX TV channel 8 in Missoula, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 Chile becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1970 The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, is lifted after a march by women breaches the British Army cordon
  • 1971 103rd Belmont: Walter Blum aboard Pass Catcher wins in 2:30.6
  • 1972 "If You Had Wings" opens
  • 1972 UN Conference on Human Environment opens in Stockholm
  • 1972 Yugoslav president Josip Tito visits USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974 As' Reggie Jackson & Bill North engage in clubhouse fight at Detroit

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1975 48th US National Spelling Bee: Hugh Tosteson wins spelling incisor
  • 1975 British referendum agrees to European Common Market membership
  • 1975 Egypt president Anwar Sadat reopens Suez Canal (closed since 1967)
  • 1975 The California Agricultural Labor Relations Act (CALRA), which establishes collective bargaining for farmworkers, becomes law
  • 1976 "Bigfoot" by Bro Smith hits #57
  • 1976 108th Belmont: Angel Cordero Jr riding Bold Forbes wins in 2:29
  • 1976 Teton Dam in Idaho burst causing $1 billion damage (14 die)
  • 1976 After a suspected republican bombing kills 2 Protestant civilians in a pub, the Ulster Volunteer Force kill 5 civilians in a gun and bomb attack at the Chlorane Bar, North Ireland
  • 1977 31st NBA Championship: Port Trailblazers beat Philadelphia 76er, 4 games to 2
  • 1977 31st Tony Awards: Shadow Box & Annie win
  • 1977 Coup in Seychelles (National Day)
  • 1977 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Talk Tournament '77 Golf Tournament
  • 1977 LA Dodgers retire Walt Alston's #24

Sport awardTennis Open

1977 76th Men's French Open: Guillermo Vilas beats Brian Gottfried (6-0, 6-3, 6-0)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas

Sport awardTennis Open

1977 76th Women's French Open: Mima Jausovec beats Florenta Mihai (6-2, 6-7, 6-1)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec
  • 1979 Seychelles adopts constitution
  • 1980 Soyuz T-2 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981 Astro's Nolan Ryan passes Early Wynn as all-time walk leader (1,777)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1981 AIDS Epidemic officially begins when US Centers of Disease Control reports on pneumonia affecting 5 homosexual men in Los Angeles

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1981 George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1981 World's first today in history program with editable data "TODAY", invented by Michael Butler runs for the first time on a mainframe computer
  • 1982 "Murphy's Law" by Cheri hits #39
  • 1982 114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28
  • 1982 Waterfront streetcar begins operating in Seattle
  • 1983 37th Tony Awards: Torch Song Trilogy & Cats win
  • 1983 Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

1983 82nd Men's French Open: Yannick Noah beats Mats Wilander (6-2, 7-5, 7-6)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander

Sport awardTennis Open

1983 82nd Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec (6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec
  • 1984 Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" becomes #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 Indira Gandhi orders attack on Sikh's holiest site (Golden Temple)

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • 1986 SD Padre Steve Garvey ejected for 1st time
  • 1987 "Nightline" presents its 1st "Town Meeting" the subject is AIDS & the show runs until 3:47 AM
  • 1987 Dwight Gooden returns from drug rehabilitation & allows wins game
  • 1988 1st Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $590,000
  • 1988 Kay Cottee sails into Sydney as 1st woman to circle globe alone
  • 1988 Laura Davies wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • 1988 Longest champagne cork flight is 177'9 in NY
  • 1988 Russian orthodox church celebrates 1,000th anniversary

Sport awardTennis Open

1988 87th Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Henri Leconte (7-5, 6-2, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player Henri Leconte
Tennis Player
Henri Leconte

Sport awardTennis Open

1988 87th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Natalia Zvereva (6-0, 6-0)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1989 23rd Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton & Randy Travis
  • 1989 Billy Smith, last original NY Islander, retires

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1989 Paul McCartney releases "Flowers in the Dirt"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 1989 Toronto Blue Jays Skydome stadium opens, Milwaukee Brewers win 5-3

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1990 South African troops plunder Nelson Mandela's home

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1991 Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl ordained in Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.

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1991 Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1991 Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) launched
  • 1993 "Livin' On The Edge" by Aerosmith hits #18
  • 1993 125th Belmont: Julie Krone aboard Colonial Affair wins in 2:29.8
  • 1993 Liberian Charles Taylors rebellion kills 550 fugitives
  • 1993 Somali warlord Aidids murders 23 Pakistani
  • 1994 "Gray's Anatomy" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1994 7th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • 1994 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
  • 1994 93rd Men's French Open: Sergi Bruguera beats Alberto Berasategui (6-3, 7-5, 2-6, 6-1)

Sport awardTennis Open

1994 93rd Women's French Open: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario beats Mary Pierce (6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • 1995 29th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Reba McEntire

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Memphis, TN, on WMFS 92.9 FM
  • 1998 A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks).

Film release premierFilm Release

1998 "The Truman Show", starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Ed Harris, is released

Actor Ed Harris
Actor
Ed Harris
  • 1998 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Dallas Stars, 4 games to 2