This Day in History for 4th June

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 190

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 takes King Charles I as a prisoner during Second Civil War
1664 - Viceroy Willem Frederik conquerors Dijlerschans
1666 - Battle at Dunkirk: English vs Dutch fleet
King Charles IKing Charles I 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 Fort Pillow, Tennessee
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 - Most Excellent Order of British Empire inaugurated by King George V to recognise the efforts of his people in WW1
King of the United Kingdom George VKing of the United Kingdom George V 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 - Nazis forbid Jews access to beaches & swimming pools
1941 - Republic 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
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 touch down on French soil for D-Day
1944 - U505 becomes the first German submarine captured & boarded on high seas
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1944 - 5th Army enters & liberates Rome from Mussolini's Fascist armies
1944 - French general De Gaulle arrives in London
1945 - 6th US Marine division occupies Orokoe Peninsula Okinawa
1945 - US, Russia, Britain & France agree to split occupied Germany
1946 - Largest solar prominence (300,000 mi/500,000 km) observed
1947 - "Louisiana Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 4 performances
1947 - US House of Representatives 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
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita KhrushchevFirst Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev 1956 - Speech by Khrushchev criticising Stalin made public
1957 - 1st commercial coal pipeline placed in operation
1957 - May & Cowdrey make 411 stand v WI Ramadhin bowls 98 overs
1958 - French premier Charles 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
1963 - 1st transmission of "Pop Go the Beatles" on BBC radio

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 238

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 - Angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Hitler's reputed lover and half (d.1931)
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)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 16 of 16

Author A.A. MilneAuthor A.A. Milne (1913) 1913 - Author A.A. Milne (31) weds Dorothy Daphne de Selincourt
1915 - Canadian diplomat Vincent Massey (28) weds Alice Parkin
1924 - Physician Frederick Banting (32) weds Marion Robertson
1940 - Radio broadcaster Paul Harvey (21) weds radio producer Lynne Cooper
1951 - Actress Janet Leigh (23) weds actor Tony Curtis (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut
1958 - Blues musician B.B King (32) weds his second wife Sue Hall
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
Radio shock jock Howard SternRadio shock jock Howard Stern (1978) 1978 - Broadcaster Howard Stern (24) marries Alison Berns at Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline Massachusetts.
1978 - Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams (26) weds first wife Valerie Velardi
1986 - Legendary singer Bob Dylan (45) weds his backup singer Carolyn Dennis (32)
1992 - TV personality Steve Irwin (30) weds naturalist Terri Raines (27) in Eugene, Oregon
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
Writer/Director James CameronWriter/Director James Cameron (2000) 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 104

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
Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover Giacomo CasanovaAdventurer, Writer and famous Lover Giacomo Casanova (1798) 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
1825 - Ferdinand I, King of Sicily/Naples (Ferdinand IV), dies
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)
2007 - Craig L. Thomas, United States Senator (b. 1933)

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