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
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.
King of Prussia Frederick the GreatKing of Prussia Frederick the Great 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.
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 - General Aleksei Brusilov begins a massive Russian offensive on the Eastern Front (WWI)
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 WWI
1918 - French troops, with the aid of US troops, stop the Germans at Chateau-Thierry as they attempt to cross the Marne
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
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George EastmanFounder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman 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 the "miracle of Dunkirk" by evacuating 300,000 allies troops from France
1940 - German forces enter Paris during WWII
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
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 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
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 - 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
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1954 - France grants Vietnam independence inside French Union
1955 - "Mickey Rooney Show" TV comedy last airs on NBC
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.
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 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
1974 - Saudi Arabia announces that it will increase its participation in Aramco to 60 percent
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
16th Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark16th Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark 1979 - Joe Clark is sworn in as the youngest Prime Minister in Canadian history
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
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
Golfer Arnold PalmerGolfer Arnold Palmer 1988 - "Cabaret" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 262 performances
1988 - 42nd Tony Awards: M Butterfly & Phantom of the Opera win
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
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
LPGA Golfer Patty SheehanLPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan 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
1991 - Pope John Paul II compares abortion with Nazi murders
1991 - Robert Strauss becomes US ambassador to Soviet Union
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 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
1997 - UN Security renews its "oilforfood" initiative whereby Iraq may sell $2 billion worth of oil to buy food, medicine and other necessities to alleviate civilian suffering under the sanctions imposed when it invaded Kuwait in 1990
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.
2008 - Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings defeat Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2
2009 - Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Detroit Red Wings 4-3, Evgeni Malkin 1st Russian to win MVP
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
2014 - 10 Nigerian generals and five other senior military officers have been courts-martialed for providing arms and information to Boko Haram

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