On This Day

June 5, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • An explosion at the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant kills 48 people
  • British offensive in North Africa under General Ritchie
  • USA declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary & Romania

Birthdays in History

  • Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea (1979- )