On This Day in History for June 4 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 138 of 138

  • 1979 Sri Lanka forfeit ICC Trophy game vs Israel for political reasons

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1979 Joe Clark is sworn in as the youngest Prime Minister in Canadian history

16th Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark
16th Prime Minister of Canada
Joe Clark
  • 1981 54th National Spelling Bee: Paige Pipkin wins spelling sarcophagus
  • 1982 Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon
  • 1984 Bruce Springsteen releases "Born in the USA"
  • 1984 DNA is successfully cloned from an extinct animal
  • 1985 STS 51-G vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 1985 Supreme Court strikes down Alabama "moment of silence" law
  • 1986 Jonathan Pollard, spy for Israel, pleads guilty in US court
  • 1987 Danny Harris beats Edwin Moses, ends streak of 122 cons hurdle wins
  • 1988 Longest game in Balt Memorial Stadium (5:46) 14 inn (beat NY 7-6)
  • 1989 2nd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $770,000
  • 1989 43rd Tony Awards: Heidi Chronicles & Jerome Robbin's Broadway win
  • 1989 Beijing policeman shoots & wounds Chinese priemer Li Ping
  • 1989 Eastern Europe's 1st partial free elections in 40 years held in Poland, Solidarity Party comes to power
  • 1989 Gas explodes near 2 passenger trains in USSR, kills 100s
  • 1989 Largest parade in Bronx history honors 350th anniversary
  • 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre: Chinese troops clear the square of student protesters, unofficial figures place death toll near 1,000.
  • 1990 Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy
  • 1990 NY Telephone company announces that it wants Bronx area code 917
  • 1990 Dr Jack Kevorkian assisted an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die
  • 1991 1st post WW II non-communist government in Albania

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1991 Pope John Paul II compares abortion with Nazi murders

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1991 Robert Strauss becomes US ambassador to Soviet Union
  • 1992 San Jose voters reject Giants plan to build a new stadium
  • 1992 USPO announces young Elvis beats old Elvis stamp
  • 1994 Haile Gebre Selassie runs world record 5 km (12:56.96)
  • 1995 49th Tony Awards: Love! Valour! Compassion! & Sunset Boulevard win
  • 1995 8th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,331,000
  • 1997 UN Security renews its "oilforfood" initiative whereby Iraq may sell $2 billion worth of oil to buy food, medicine and other necessities to alleviate civilian suffering under the sanctions imposed when it invaded Kuwait in 1990
  • 1998 Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 2000 54th Tony Awards: Copenhagen & Contact win
  • 2001 Gyanendra, the last King of Nepal, ascends to the throne after the massacre in the Royal Palace.
  • 2012 US drone attack kills 15 militants in Pakistan, including high ranking al-Qaeda official, Abu Yahya al-Libi
  • 2012 Car bomb kills 26 and injures 190 people in central Baghdad, Iraq
  • 2012 Japan's stock market plummets to record lows with the S&P/TOPIX 150 reaching its lowest level since 1983
  • 2012 Wedding party bus crashes killing 23 and injuring 60 people in Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 2014 10 Nigerian generals and five other senior military officers have been courts-martialed for providing arms and information to Boko Haram

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