Historical Events on 4th June

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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
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George EastmanFounder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman 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
1940 - Winston Churchill says "We shall fight on the seas & oceans"
1941 - Nazis forbid Jews access to beaches & swimming pools
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 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
1944 - 5th Army enters & liberates Rome from Mussolini's Fascist armies
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 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
1963 - British Minister of War John Profumo resigns due to Christine Keeler scandal
1964 - Beatles "World Tour" begins in Copenhagen Denmark
1964 - LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 3rd no-hitter beats Phil Phillies, 3-0
Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey OswaldEx-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald 1964 - Maldives adopts constitution
1964 - Test Cricket debut of Geoff Boycott v Australia at Trent Bridge, 48
1966 - "Batman & His Grandmother" by Dickie Goodman hits #70
1966 - -10] Hurricane Alma, kills 51 in Honduras
1966 - 98th Belmont: William Boland aboard Amberoid wins in 2:29.6
1967 - 19th Emmy Awards: Mission Impossible, Monkees, Don Knotts & Lucy Ball win
1967 - KTVN TV channel 2 in Reno, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Louis Women's Golf Invitational
1967 - Monkees take home an Emmy for their Outstanding comedy Series
1967 - Curt Flood's record 568 straight chances without an error ends (227 straight games)
1967 - Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew.
1968 - Don Drysdale pitches his 6th straight shutout, en route to 58 innings
1969 - Beatles release Ballad Of John & Yoko/Old Brown Shoe, in US
1969 - Nicky Hopkins quits rock & rolls, Jeff Beck Group
1969 - 22-year-old man sneaks into wheel pod of a jet parked in Havana & survives 9-hr flight to Spain despite thin oxygen levels at 29,000 ft
1970 - 43rd National Spelling Bee: Libby Childress wins spelling croissant
1970 - SD Padres draft Mike Ivie #1
1970 - Tonga (formerly Friendly Islands) declares independence from UK
1970 - WSMW TV channel 27 in Worcester, MA (IND) begins broadcasting
1970 - Yanks Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 1st of 3 times in 28 days
1971 - J Luns appointed secretary-general of NATO
1971 - Oakland A's beat Wash Senators, 5-3, in 21 innings
1971 - Zaheer Abbas scores Cricket 274 at Edgbaston, 544 minutes 38 fours
1972 - Angela Davis, black activist, acquitted of killing a white guard
1972 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1972 - Record 8 shutouts pitched in 16 major league games (AL=5, NL=3)
1973 - 43rd French Womens Tennis: Margaret Court beats C Evert (67 76 64)
1973 - A patent for the ATM is granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain.
1974 - NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks
1974 - Never repeated 10 cent Beer Night at Cleveland, unruly fans stumble onto field & cause Indians to forfeit the game to Rangers with score tied 5-5 in 9th
1975 - Oldest animal fossils in US discovered in NC
1977 - Violence during Puerto Rican Day in Chicago kills 2
1978 - "Working" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 25 performances
1978 - 32nd Tony Awards: Da & Ain't Misbehavin' win
1978 - 6th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): JoAnne Carner
1978 - Liberal Julio Turbay Ayola wins Colombia elections
1979 - South-African pres Vorster resigns due to scandal
1979 - Sri Lanka forfeit ICC Trophy game vs Israel for political reasons
1981 - 54th National Spelling Bee: Paige Pipkin wins spelling sarcophagus
1982 - "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," released in USA
1982 - Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon
1983 - 53rd French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec (61 62)
1984 - 18th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers
Golfer Arnold PalmerGolfer Arnold Palmer 1984 - Arnold Palmer fails to make US Open golf tournament 1st time in 32 yrs
1984 - Bruce Springsteen releases "Born in the USA"
1984 - DNA is successfully cloned from an extinct animal
1984 - NY Mets draft Shawn Abner, 17, #1
1985 - STS 51-G vehicle moves to launch pad
1985 - Supreme Court strikes down Alabama "moment of silence" law
1986 - Jonathan Pollard, spy for Israel, pleads guilty in US court
1987 - Danny Harris beats Edwin Moses, ends streak of 122 cons hurdle wins
1988 - "Cabaret" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 262 performances
1988 - 42nd Tony Awards: M Butterfly & Phantom of the Opera win
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf 1988 - 58th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats N Zvereva (6-0 6-0)
1988 - Longest game in Balt Memorial Stadium (5:46) 14 inn (beat NY 7-6)
1988 - Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases for record 249 as a NY Yankee
1989 - 2nd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $770,000
1989 - 43rd Tony Awards: Heidi Chronicles & Jerome Robbin's Broadway win
1989 - Beijing policeman shoots & wounds Chinese priemer Li Ping
1989 - Eastern Europe's 1st partial free elections in 40 years held in Poland, Solidarity Party comes to power
MLB Outfielder Rickey HendersonMLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson 1989 - Gas explodes near 2 passenger trains in USSR, kills 100s
1989 - Largest parade in Bronx history honors 350th anniversary
1989 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1989 - Red Sox lead Blue Jays 10-0 in 7th, but lose 12-11 in 12 for Blue Jays 12th consecutive victory at Fenway
1989 - Tiananmen Square Massacre: Chinese troops clear the square of student protesters, unofficial figures place death toll near 1,000.
1990 - 24th Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton & Patty Loveless
1990 - Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy
1990 - LA Dodger Ramon Martinez strikes out 18 Atlanta Braves
1990 - NY Telephone company announces that it wants Bronx area code 917
1990 - Dr Jack Kevorkian assisted an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die
1991 - 1st post WW II non-communist government in Albania
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1991 - Pope John Paul II compares abortion with nazi murders
1991 - Robert Strauss becomes US ambassador to Soviet Union
1992 - San Jose voters reject Giants plan to build a new stadium
1992 - USPO announces young Elvis beats old Elvis stamp
1994 - Haile Gebre Selassie runs world record 5 km (12:56.96)
1995 - "Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect" closes at Golden NYC at 347 perf
1995 - 49th Tony Awards: Love! Valour! Compassion! & Sunset Boulevard win
1995 - 8th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,331,000
1995 - Dale Eggeling wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
1998 - Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
2000 - 54th Tony Awards: Copenhagen & Contact win
2001 - Gyanendra, the last King of Nepal, ascends to the throne after the massacre in the Royal Palace.
2012 - US drone attack kills 15 militants in Pakistan, including high ranking al-Qaeda official, Abu Yahya al-Libi
2012 - Car bomb kills 26 and injures 190 people in central Baghdad, Iraq
2012 - Japan's stock market plummets to record lows with the S&P/TOPIX 150 reaching its lowest level since 1983
2012 - Wedding party bus crashes killing 23 and injuring 60 people in Islamabad, Pakistan

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