This Day in History for 4th June

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 192

781 BC - Oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse
1039 - Henry III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
1070 - Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France
1133 - Rome-Innocentius II crowns Lotharius III Roman-German emperor
1391 - Mob led by Ferrand Martinez surounds & sets fire to Jewish quarter of Seville Spain, surviving Jews sold into slavery
1487 - Lord Lovell & John de la Poles army land at Furness Lancashire
1615 - Siege of Osaka Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan.
1632 - Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Venlo
1647 - English Parliamentary army under Cornet George Joyce seizes King Charles I as a prisoner during Second Civil War
1664 - Viceroy Willem Frederik conquerors Dijlerschans
1666 - Battle at Duinkerk: English vs Dutch fleet
1741 - Prussia goes to the Covenant of Nymphenburg
1745 - Battle at Hohenfriedberg Silezie: Frederick the Great (Prussia) defeats Austrians and Saxons
1756 - Quakers leave assembly of Pennsylvania
1760 - Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians.
1769 - A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in history.
1783 - Montgolfier brothers launch 1st hot-air balloon (unmanned)
1784 - Madame Elizabeth Thible becomes the first female balloonist.
1789 - US constitution goes into effect
King of Prussia Frederick the GreatKing of Prussia Frederick the Great 1792 - Capt George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain
1794 - Congress passes Neutrality Act, bans Americans from serving in armed forces of foreign powers
1802 - Grieving over the death of his wife, Marie Clotilde of France, King Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia abdicates his throne in favor of his brother, Victor Emmanuel.
1805 - Tripoli forced to conclude peace with US after war over tribute
1812 - Louisiana Territory officially renamed "Missouri Territory"
1825 - Unseasonable hurricane hits NYC
1831 - National Congress selects Leopold von Saksen-Coburg as King of Belgium
1832 - 3rd national black convention meets (Phila)
1845 - Mexican-US war starts
1850 - Empire Engine Company No 1 organized
1850 - Self deodorizing fertilizer patented in England
1862 - Confederates evacuate Ft Pillow, Tenn
1868 - Van Bosse/Fock government begins
1870 - 4th Belmont: W Dick aboard Kingfisher wins in 2:59.5
1873 - 1st contract workers of British-Indies Co arrives in Suriname
1875 - Pacific Stock Exchange opens
1876 - An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, California, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after having left New York City.
1878 - Cyprus ceded by Turkey to Britain for administrative purposes
1884 - 18th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Panique wins in 2:42
1892 - Oil City & Titusville Penn, destroyed by oil tank explosion; 130 die
1892 - Sierra Club forms in SF
Ford Motor Company Founder Henry FordFord Motor Company Founder Henry Ford 1896 - Henry Ford takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit
1907 - Automatic washer & dryer introduced
1912 - Cone of Mount Katmai (Alaska) collapses
1912 - Massachusetts passes 1st US minimum wage law
1913 - Suffragette Emily Davison steps in front of King George V's horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby
1916 - Russian General Brusilov fails on his Eastern Front attack
1917 - 1st Pulitzer prize awarded to Richards & Elliott (Julia Ward Howe)
1917 - American men begin registering for the draft
1917 - Order of British Empire inaugurated
1919 - Senate passes Women's Suffrage bill
1919 - US marines invade Costa Rica
1920 - Peace of Trianon between Allies & Hungary
1927 - 1st Ryder Cup: US beats England, 9½-2½ at Worcester Country Club (Worcester, Massachusetts, US)
1927 - Johnny Weissmuller set swim records in 100-yard & 200-yard free-style
1928 - President of the Republic of China Zhang Zuolin is assassinated by Japanese agents.
1929 - George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie (Rochester NY)
1932 - 64th Belmont: Tom Malley aboard Faireno wins in 2:32.8
1932 - Edouard Herriot becomes premier of France
1937 - Leon Blum becomes premier of People's front government of France
1938 - 10th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland wins 7½-4½ at the Old Course at St Andrews
1938 - 70th Belmont: James Stout aboard Pasteurized wins in 2:29.6
1940 - 1st NL night game at Sportsman's Park (Dodgers 10, Cardinals 1)
1940 - 1st night game at Forbes Field (Pirates 14, Braves 2)
1940 - British complete miracle of Dunkirk by evacuating 300,000 troops
1940 - German forces enter Paris
1940 - The synthetic rubber tire unveiled
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1940 - Winston Churchill says "We shall fight on the seas & oceans"
1941 - Nazi's forbid Jews access to beach & swimming pools
1941 - Rep of Croatia orders all Jews to wear a star with the letter Z
1942 - Battle of Midway begins; Japan's 1st major defeat in WW II
1942 - Capitol Record Co opens for business
1942 - USS Yorktown sinks near Midway Island
1943 - Argentina taken over by Gen Rawson & Col Juan Peron
1943 - Race riots in LA
1943 - St Louis Card Mort Cooper pitches his 2nd consecutive 1 hitter
1944 - 1st British gliders touches down on French soil for D-Day
1944 - 1st submarine captured & boarded on high seas-U 505
1944 - 5th Army enters & liberates Rome from Mussolini's Fascist armies
1944 - French general De Gaulle arrives in London
1945 - 6th Marine division occupies Orokoe Peninsula Okinawa
1945 - US, Russia, England & France agree to split occupied Germany
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1946 - Largest solar prominence (300,000 mi/500,000 km) observed
1947 - "Louisiana Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 4 performances
1947 - House of Reps approves Taft-Hartley act
1949 - "Cavalcade of Stars" debuts (DuMont); Jackie Gleason made host in 1950
1950 - CVP wins Belgian parliamentary election
1950 - Dutch cyclist Wim van Est wins Bordeaux-Paris (586 km in 17:25)
1951 - Mississippi Valley State University founded
1951 - Pirate's Gus Bell hits for cycle helps beat Phillies 12-4
1953 - Pitts trades outfielder Ralph Kiner & Joe Garagiola to Chic
1954 - Arthur Murray flies X-1A rocket plane to record 27,000 m
1954 - France grants Vietnam independence inside French Union
1955 - Mickey Rooney Show," TV comedy last airs on NBC
1956 - Speech by Khrushchev blasting Stalin made public
1957 - 1st commercial coal pipeline placed in operation
1957 - May & Cowdrey make 411 stand v WI Ramadhin bowls 98 overs
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita KhrushchevFirst Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev 1958 - French premier De Gaulle arrives in Algiers
1958 - SF Giants Hank Sauer & B Schmidt are 2nd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
1961 - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1962 - Lee Harvey Oswald departs Rotterdam on SS Maasdam to US

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 237

1394 - Philippa of England, queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (d. 1430)
1489 - Antoine, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1544)
1604 - Claudia de' Medici, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (d. 1648)
1665 - Zacharie Robutel de La Noue, Canadian soldier (d. 1733)
1694 - Francois Quesnay, French personal physician of Louis XIV
1697 - Jacob Israel Emden, [Jacob ben Tswi], German rabbi
1700 - Theodoor Verhaegen, Flemish sculptor
1704 - Benjamin Huntsman, English inventor and manufacturer (d. 1776)
1738 - George III, London England, King of Great Britain (1760-1820)
1744 - Patrick Ferguson, Scots army officer and rifle designer (d. 1780)
1751 - John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon
1754 - Franz Xaver, Baron Von Zach, Austrian editor and astronomer (d. 1832)
1770 - James Hewitt, composer
1787 - Constant Prévost, French geologist (d. 1856)
1801 - James Pennethorne, architect
1803 - Gabriel James Rains, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1881
1815 - Paul Jones Semmes, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1816 - Phillipe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union)
1821 - Apollon Maykov, Russian poet (d. 1897)
1828 - Alexander William Campbell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1833 - Garnet Joseph, 1st viscount Wolseley soldier
1838 - Servaas Daems, [Peeter Klein], Flemish writer (Lute & Flute)
1846 - Josef Sittard, music writer
1863 - Edmond R H Regout, Dutch industrialist/politician
1864 - Nassau William Senior, British economist
1866 - Miina Sillanpää, Finnish politician (d. 1952)
1867 - Carl Gustaf baron Mannerheim, general/president of Finland (1944-46)
1869 - Boudouin LPMCAJL, prince of Belgium/count of Vlaanderen
1876 - Robert Dower, cricketer (1 Test South Africa v England 1898, scored 0 & 9)
1877 - Heinrich Wieland, German chemist (bile acids-Nobel 1927)
1878 - Frank N D Buchman, US theologist (Moral Rearmament)
1879 - Mabel Lucie Attwell, English children's author and illustrator (d. 1964)
1881 - Clara Blandick, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Romance, Tom Sawyer)
1881 - Natalia Goncharova, Russian painter (d. 1962)
1882 - Karl Valentin, German comic/writer
1887 - Tom Longboat, marathon runner (d. 1949)
1891 - Erno Rapee, composer
1893 - Armand Calinescu, premier of Romania
1893 - Daan Boens, Flemish poet (Man who sold his Wife)
1894 - Blanch Knopf, publishing CEO (Knopf)
1895 - Dino Conte Grandi, Italy, delegate to league of nations (1925-32)
1899 - Leo Spies, composer
1899 - Hassan Fathy, Egyptian architect (d. 1989)
1902 - Richard Allen, India, field hockey goal tender (Olympic-gold-1928)
1906 - Richard Whorf, actor/director (Yankee Doodle Dandy, Keeper of Flame)
1907 - Marjan Kozina, composer
1907 - Jacques Roumain, Haitian writer (d. 1944)
1907 - Patience Strong, English poet and journalist (d. 1990)
1908 - Earl of Halsbury, chancellor (Brunei University)
1908 - Lambertus L van Rooijen, Dutch actor
1908 - Rosalind Russell, Waterbury CT, actress (Mame, Take a Letter Darling)
1908 - Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian
1909 - Paul Nordoff, Philadelphia, composer (Frog Prince)
1909 - William Batten, CEO (NY Stock Exchange 1976-84)
1910 - Christopher Cockerell, inventor (Hovercraft)
1910 - Jacques Berque, Islamic scholar
1911 - Austin Andrew Wright, sculptor
1912 - Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (great iron sculptures)
1913 - Bruno Bettinelli, composer
1914 - Willy-August Linnemann, Danish writer/journalist
1915 - Modibo Keita, president of Mali (1960-68)
1915 - Walter Hadlee, cricketer (father of Richard & Dayle), New Zealand batsman 40's
1916 - Cecil Blacker, CEO (British Equestrian Federation)
1916 - Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter (The Automatistes)
1917 - Allen Greenwood, deputy CEO (British Aerospace)
1917 - Charles Collingwood, Mich, news commentator (CBS, Chronicles)
1917 - Howard Metzenbaum, (Sen-D-Ohio, 1974- )
1917 - Robert Merrill, Brooklyn New York, American baritone (NY Metropolitan Opera)
1918 - LeRoy Walker, Atlanta Ga, CEO (US Olympic Committee)
1920 - Marion Motley, NFL running back (all-time leading AAFC rusher)
1920 - Russell E. Train, Jamestown, Rhode Island, environmentalist/administrator (EPA, WWF), (d. 2012)
1921 - Nina Vyroubova, Russ/French ballerina (Pavlova-prize 1957)
1921 - Bobby Wanzer, American professional basketball player and coach
1922 - Irwin Bazelon, Evanston Illinois, composer (Duo for Viola)
1922 - John McNamara, baseball player
1922 - John West, vice chancellor (Bradford University)
1923 - John Lea, British vice-admiral
1923 - Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (d. 2007)
1924 - Dennis Weaver, Joplin Mo, actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered)
1925 - Antonio Puchades, Sueca, Spain, footballer (23 caps), (d. 2013)
1926 - Nan Leslie, Los Angeles California, actress (Kings Row, Californians)
1926 - Robert Earl Hughes, became heaviest known human (486 kg)
1927 - Geoffrey Palmer, British actor (Smacks & Thistle)
1927 - Priscilla Morrill, Medford Mass, actress (Edie Grant-Mary Tyler Moore)
1928 - Paul Greening, master of Queen's household
1928 - Ruth Westheimer, Germany, sex therapist (WYNY-FM)
1929 - Karolos Papoulias, Greek politician
1930 - Morgana King, jazz singer/actress (Godfather)
1930 - Pentti Raitio, composer
1931 - Cesar Bolanos, composer
1932 - John Barrymore Jr, Beverly Hills California, actor (Pantomine Quiz)
1932 - Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (d. 1975)
1932 - Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand writer
1933 - John Sparrow, Chairman (British Horserace Betting Levy Board)
1934 - Seamus Elliott, Irish cyclist (d. 1971)
1935 - Hendrikus C "Henk" Admiraal, Dutch actor (Rififi in Amsterdam)
1936 - Bruce Dern, Winnetka Ill, actor (Coming Home, Silent Running, Tatoo)
1936 - David Lyon, CEO (Bowater)
1937 - Freddie Fender, Mexico, country singer (Feelings)
1937 - Mortimer B Zuckerman, CEO (US News & World Report, NY Daily News)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 9 of 9

1951 - Actress Janet Leigh (23) weds actor Tony Curtis (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut
1960 - "Last Tango In Paris" actor Marlon Brando (36) weds Mexican-American actress Movita Castaneda (42)
1970 - "When Harry Met Sally" actor Billy Crystal (22) weds guidance counselor Janice Goldfinger
1978 - Broadcaster Howard Stern (24) marries Alison Berns at Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline Massachusetts.
1986 - Legendary singer Bob Dylan (45) weds his backup singer Carolyn Dennis (32)
2000 - "Titanic" producer-director James Cameron (45) weds actress Suzy Amis (38) in Malibu, California
2006 - "General Hospital" actor Greg Vaughan (32) weds Dutch actress Touriya Haoud (28) in Los Angeles, California
2006 - "KISS" guitarist Tommy Thayer (45) weds Amber Peek at Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad, California
2010 - "Friends" star David Schwimmer (43) weds Zoe Buckman (25) in a small private ceremony

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

2012 - "The Wonder Years" actress Danica McKellar (37) divorces composer Mike Verta (36) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 105

1039 - Conrad II the Salian, King/Emperor of Germany (1024/27-39), dies at 49
1135 - Emperor Huizong of China (b. 1082)
1206 - Adèle of Champagne, wife of Louis VII of France
1257 - Duke Przemysl I of Poland
1267 - Hendrik of Vianden, bishop of Utrecht (1252-67), dies
1316 - Louis X, King of France (1314-16), dies at 26
1394 - Mary de Bohun, wife of Henry IV of England (b. c 1369)
1463 - Flavio Biondi, Italian writer (Rome instaurata), dies at about 65
1558 - Maximilian of Burgundy, leader of Holland/admiral, dies at 43
1585 - Muretus (Marc Antoine de Muret), French humanist (b. 1526)
1608 - Francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint, dies at 44
1663 - William Juxon, archbishop of Canterbury (1660-63), dies
1674 - John Lievensz, painter/etcher/wood carver, dies at 66
1792 - John Burgoyne, soldier/playwright, dies
1793 - Jan Ekels de Young, Dutch painter, dies at 34
1798 - Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer/writer/librarian and womanizer, dies at 73
1801 - Frederick Muhlenberg, American statesman (b. 1750)
1809 - Nicolai Arbraham Abildgaard, Danish painter/architect, dies at 65
1818 - John van Well, choreographer/mime (Pierrot), dies at 44
Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover Giacomo CasanovaAdventurer, Writer and famous Lover Giacomo Casanova (1798) 1825 - Ferdinand I, King of Sicily/Naples (Ferdinand IV), dies
1826 - Karl Maria FE von Weber, German composer (Oberon), dies at 39
1830 - Antonio José de Sucre, Great Marshall of Ayacucho (b. 1795)
1850 - Willem F Mauritius HK, prince of Orange, dies at 74
1872 - Johan R Thorbecke, literature/liberal premier, dies
1872 - Stanislaw Moniuszko, composer, dies at 53
1875 - Eduard Mörike, German poet (b. 1804)
1880 - Eugen Adam, painter, dies
1905 - Carl Albert Loeschhorn, composer, dies at 85
1907 - Agathe Grondahl, composer, dies at 59
1915 - William Charles Denis Browne, composer, dies at 26
1916 - Mildred J Hill, composer/musician (Happy Birthday To You), dies at 56
1921 - Heinrich E Albers-Schoenberg, German x-ray experimenter, dies at 56
1922 - William Halse Rivers, British psychologist/anthropologist, dies
1925 - Gheorghe Dima, composer, dies at 77
1925 - Pierre Louys, [PF Louis], French writer (Aphrodite), dies
1926 - Eugeen of Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Sparks & Radiates), dies
1926 - Fred Spofforth, cricketer (18 tests 94 wkts 41 Best match 14-90), dies
1926 - Frederick Robert Spofforth, cricketer/demon bowler, dies
1929 - Harry Frazee, Boston Red Sox owner from 1916-1923 (b. 1881)
1931 - Ibn Ali Hussein, King of Hejaz, dies
1937 - Donald Eligon, cricketer (Trinidad, nail in his cricket boot), dies
1939 - Tommy Ladnier, American musician (b. 1900)
1941 - Wilhelm II von Hohenzollern, emperor (Germany, 1888-1918), dies
1942 - Reinhard Heydrich, German protector (Bohemia/Moravia (Lidice)), dies
1943 - Jean du Bela, singer/actor (Sobibor), dies at 39
1945 - Georg Kaiser, playwright, dies at 66
1950 - Sam Staples, cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1927-28), dies
1951 - Serge Koussevitsky, conductor/composer, dies at 76
1954 - Harold Hoffman, (Gov-NJ), dies at 58
1956 - Max Kowalski, composer, dies at 73
1956 - Katherine MacDonald, American actress (b. 1881)
1958 - M Lichnowsky, writer, dies at 79
1959 - Charles Vidor, director (Gilda, Farewell to Arms), dies at 58
1960 - Lucien Littlefield, actor (Mr Beasley-Blondie), dies at 64
1962 - William Beebe, US biologist/explorer, dies at 84
1962 - Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (b. 1882)
1964 - Samuil Marshak, Russian poet (b. 1887)
1965 - Bernard Verhoeven, poet/educator (Pleidooi near een non), dies
1968 - Dorothy Gish, [de Guiche], actress (Home Sweet Home), dies at 70
1970 - Hjalmar Schcacht, [Horace Greeley], Nazi minister, dies
1970 - Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier Suriname, dies
1970 - Menasha Skulnik, comedian (Menasha the Magnificent), dies at 78
1970 - Sonny Tufts, actor (Atomic Blonde, 7 Year Itch), dies at 58
1971 - Georg Lukács, Hungarian philosopher (b. 1885)
1972 - Godfried Devreese, composer, dies at 79
Poet Arna BontempsPoet Arna Bontemps (1973) 1973 - Arna Bontemps, American poet (Harlem Renaissance), dies of heart attack at 72 in Nashville
1973 - Murray Wilson, father of beachboys Brian, Carl & Dennis, dies at 55
1975 - Evelyn Brent, actress (Nitwits, Last Command, Spy Train), dies at 75
1979 - Edward Dawson, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1927-30), dies
1989 - Ayatalloh Ruhullah Khomeini, Iranian leader (-1989), dies at 89
1989 - Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible), dies at 71
1989 - Vaclav Kaslik, Czech opera composer/conductor, dies at 71
1990 - Jack Gilford, comedic actor (Cocoon II), dies at 82 of stomach cancer
1992 - Carl Stotz, founder (baseball's little league), dies at 82
1993 - June Smaney, actress (Sainted Sister), dies of apparent suicide at 71
1994 - Derek Lek Leckenby, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), dies at 48
1994 - Earle Warren, alto Sax Player, dies at 79
1994 - Horace "Stephen" McNally, attorney/actor (Johnny Belinda), dies at 80
1994 - Massimo Troisi, Italian actor/director (Ricomincio da tre), dies at 41
1994 - Roberto Burle Marx, landscape gardener, dies at 84
1994 - Sophie Winter, actress (She's a Good Fighter), dies at 33
1994 - Thomas Stuart Willan, historian, dies at 84
1994 - Toto Bissainthe, voodoo poet, dies at 59
1995 - Ernest Borneman, sexual researcher psychotherapist, dies at 80
1995 - Herta Ryder, literary agent, dies at 77
1995 - Paul WIlliams, climber, dies at 49
1995 - William J Law, sailor, dies at 84
1996 - Tito Okello, president of Uganda (1985-86), dies
1997 - Kurt Adler, therapist/writer, dies at 92
1997 - Ronnie Lane, bassist (Faces), dies of multiple sclerosis at 51
2001 - Dipendra of Nepal (b. 1971)
2001 - John Hartford, American musician (b. 1937)
2002 - Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Peruvian politician (b. 1912)
2004 - Steve Lacy, American saxophonist (b. 1934)
2004 - Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (b. 1921)
2007 - Clete Boyer, American baseball player (b. 1937)
2007 - Jim Clark, American sheriff and segregationist (b. 1922)
2007 - Bill France Jr., NASCAR pioneer (b. 1933)
2007 - Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (b. 1940)
2007 - Freddie Scott, American singer and songwriter (b. 1933)

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