On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Biggest protests in Prague since the fall of communism by tens of thousands against Prime Minister Andrej Babis' use of EU subsidies
  • Deforestation of the Amazon forest in Brazil the fastest for a decade as 740 square kilometers cleared in 30 days according to Brazilian space research institute
  • Former US school security guard Scot Peterson arrested and charged with neglect of a child and culpable negligence for not confronting gunman during Parkland school massacre in a landmark case
  • Movement in Japan to end compulsory wearing of high heels in works places behind hashtag #KuToo
  • Over 100,000 people mark the 30th anniversary of Beijing's Tiananmen Square Massacre in Hong Kong and around the world
  • Professional gambler James Holzhauer's 32-game winning steak ends on "Jeopardy" just short of Ken Jenning's record $2.52m earnings
  • SF MLB manager Bruce Bochy reaches 1,000 win mark with the club as Giants beat Mets, 9-3 in NYC; second after legendary John McGraw to reach milestone
  • Wes Studi is the first Native American actor to receive an Oscar, a honorary award for career achievement

Famous Deaths

  • Jiggs Kalra, Indian food writer "Czar of Indian cuisine", dies at 72
  • Lennart Johansson, Swedish soccer administrator (President Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 1990–2007), dies at 89