On This Day in History for June 5 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 145 of 145

  • 1975 United Kingdom electorate votes 67% to 33% in a referendum to remain part of the European Common Market

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1975 Egyptian president Anwar Sadat reopens Suez Canal (closed since 1967)

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • 1975 The California Agricultural Labor Relations Act (CALRA), which establishes collective bargaining for farmworkers, becomes law
  • 1976 "Bigfoot" by Bro Smith hits #57
  • 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 Tony Awards: Shadow Box & Annie win
  • 1977 Coup in Seychelles (National Day)
  • 1979 Seychelles adopts constitution
  • 1980 Soyuz T-2 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
  • 1981 AIDS Epidemic officially begins when US Centers for Disease Control reports on pneumonia affecting five homosexual men in Los Angeles
  • 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 Waterfront streetcar begins operating in Seattle
  • 1984 Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" becomes #1

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1984 Indira Gandhi orders attack on Sikh's holiest site, the 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 Longest champagne cork flight is 177'9 in NY
  • 1988 Russian orthodox church celebrates it's 1,000th anniversary

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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

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1991 Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) launched
  • 1993 Liberian Charles Taylors rebellion kills 550 fugitives
  • 1993 Somali warlord Aidids murders 23 Pakistani
  • 1994 7th Children's Miracle Network Telethon

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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).
  • 2001 U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords leaves the Republican Party, an act which shifts control of the United States Senate from the Republicans to the Democratic Party.
  • 2001 Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm caused $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.
  • 2001 OPEC ministers agree to leave the cartel's oil production quotas unchanged for at least a month, until a scheduled emergency meeting July 3
  • 2003 A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region.
  • 2005 59th Tony Awards: Monty Python's Spamalot & Doubt win
  • 2006 Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
  • 2009 Chileo officially enters recession; it is the first South American country to enter the global recession
  • 2012 American gubernatorial recall election is held in Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker wins and becomes the first governor to survive a recall election.
  • 2013 44 people are killed by a lightning storm in Bihar, India
  • 2013 Nawaz Sharif is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan

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2013 The first article based on NSA leaked documents by Edward Snowden are published by the Guardian Newspaper in the UK

NSA Contractor Edward Snowden
NSA Contractor
Edward Snowden
  • 2016 Swiss vote to reject referendum to give each citizen a guaranteed income of $2,500 Swiss francs per month

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