Historical Events on 5th June

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70 - Titus & his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem
754 - Friezen murders bishop Boniface & over 50 companions
1257 - Kraków, Poland, receives city rights.
1288 - Battle of Woeringen: Reinald I vs Jan I
1305 - Archbishop Bertrand the Got of Bordeaux elected Pope Clement V
1507 - England & Netherlands sign trade agreement
1625 - Spanish troops under Spinola conquer Breda
1632 - Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Roermond
1661 - Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge
1716 - England & Emperor Karel VI signs military treaty
1752 - Prince William of Orange becomes Knight of Garter
1783 - Joseph & Jacques Montgolfier make 1st public balloon flight
1794 - US Congress prohibits citizens from serving in foreign armed forces
Physicist & Mathematician Isaac NewtonPhysicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton 1798 - The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
1799 - Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland set sail in the Pizarro from A Coruña and begin their 5 year Latin American expedition
1805 - 1st recorded tornado in "Tornado Alley" (Southern Illinois)
1806 - 1st trotter to break 3 minute mile (Yankee)
1806 - Batavian Republic becomes Kingdom of Holland
1808 - -6] Battle at Wagram: French army beats Austrians
1827 - Turks capture the Acropolis & take Athens during Greek War of Independence
1829 - HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
Mathematician, Computer Programmer Ada LovelaceMathematician, Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace 1833 - Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage
1846 - Telegraph line opens between Phila & Balt
1848 - Statue of prince William the Silent, Prince of Orange, unveiled
1849 - Danish National Day-Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy
1855 - Anti-foreign anti-Roman Catholic Know-Nothing Party's 1st convention
1857 - Walter Woodbury & James Page open photo studio in Batavia (Djakarta)
1861 - Federal marshals seize arms & gunpower at Du Pont works DE
1863 - Battle of Franklin's Crossing, VA (Deep Run)
1863 - CSS "Alabama" captures "Tailsman" in Mid Atlantic
1864 - Battle of Piedmont, VA (Augusta City)
1869 - 3rd Belmont: C Miller aboard Fenian wins in 3:04.25
1870 - Constantinople fire; 900 die
1872 - Republican National Convention meets (Phila)
1873 - Sultan Bargash closes slave market of Zanzibar
1875 - Pacific Stock Exchange formally opens in San Francisco
1876 - Bananas become popular in US, at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia
1879 - 13th Belmont: George Evans riding Spendthrift wins in 2:42.75
1882 - Storm & floods hits Bombay; about 100,000 die
1884 - William Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination saying "I will not accept if nominated & will not serve if elected"
1886 - 20th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Inspector B wins in 2:41
US President Grover ClevelandUS President Grover Cleveland 1888 - US Democrats nominate Grover Cleveland for president
1888 - The Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place.
1899 - Alfred Dreyfus acquitted
1900 - Pretoria, capital of the Boer Republic of South Africa, falls to the British led by General Buller
1902 - Kaiser Wilhelm II responds to growing demands from Polish and other Slavic peoples living within German territory by calling for more 'Germanization' of the slavs
1906 - Determined to keep pace with Britain as a major naval power, the German Reichstag passes new navy legislation, increasing the total tonnage in Germany's fleet
1907 - Automatic washer & dryer are introduced
1911 - Red Sox Joe Wood strikes out 3 pinch hitters in 9th for 5-4 win
1912 - US marines invade Cuba (3nd time)
1913 - Dutch Disability laws go into effect
1915 - 47th Belmont: George Byrne aboard The Finn wins in 2:18.6
1915 - Denmark amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage.
1916 - The Sherif Hussein proclaims a revolt of the Arabs in the province of Hejaz, an action that undermines the Turkish Empire
1917 - 10 million US men begin registering for draft in WW I
1920 - 1st rivet driven on Bank of Italy headquarters at 1 Powell
1920 - A's VP Thomas Shibe denies charges that baseballs are livelier
1925 - 29th US Golf Open: Willie Macfarlane shoots a 291 at Worcester CC Mass
1926 - Indians triple-play Yankees & win 15-3
1927 - 3rd French Mens Tennis: R Lacoste beats B Tilden (6-4 4-6 5-7 6-3 11-9)
1927 - Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard & 200-yard free-style swim record
1929 - Ramsey MacDonald forms minority Labour government in Britain
1931 - Jules Renkin becomes premier of Belgium
1931 - 66th British Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 296 at Carnoustie Golf Links
1933 - Gold standard abolished
1934 - 1st formal meeting of Baker Street Irregulars (NYC)
1937 - 69th Belmont: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 2:28.6
Ford Motor Company Founder Henry FordFord Motor Company Founder Henry Ford 1937 - Henry Ford initiates 32 hour work week
1940 - A synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron, Ohio by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
1940 - American Negro Theater organizes
1940 - Battle of France begins in WW II
1940 - Gen Von Bock starts German offensive in Somme
1940 - General Charles de Gaulle becomes French junior minister of Defense
1940 - Gov of Suriname & Neth Antilles refuse entry to Jewish refugees
1940 - Netherlands rations petroleum
1941 - Sandor Szabo beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ
1942 - British offensive in North Africa under General Ritchie
Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko NagurskiHall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski 1942 - Elwood Ordnance Plant near Joliet Illinois kills 54
1942 - USA declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary & Romania
1943 - 75th Belmont: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:28.2
1943 - German occupiers arrest Louvain University's chancellor
1944 - 1st B-29 bombing raid; 1 plane lost due to engine failure
1944 - 1st British gliders touched down on French soil for D-Day invasion
1944 - Allies march into Rome
1944 - German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel goes on leave just before WWII D-Day landings by the Allies
1944 - General Eisenhower decides invasion set for June 6
1944 - Italian King Victor Emmanuel abdicates the throne in favour of his son Umberto
German WWII Field Marshal Erwin RommelGerman WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 1945 - Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes" premieres in London
1945 - USA, UK, USSR, France declare supreme authority over Germany
1946 - Fire at LaSalle Hotel cocktail lounge kills 61 (Chicago, Ill)
1947 - Sec of State George Marshall outlines "Marshall Plan"
1948 - Phillies Richie Ashburn sets NL rookie consecut hitting streak at 23
1950 - US Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation
1952 - 1st sporting event televised nationally-Walcott vs Charles boxing
1952 - Test Cricket debut of Freddie Trueman v India at Headingley
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey JoeWorld Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe 1952 - Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavy weight boxing title
1953 - Denmark adopts a new constitution
1953 - US Senate rejects China People's Republic membership to UN
1954 - "Your Show Of Shows" last airs on NBC-TV
1954 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ecclesiae fastos
1955 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
1955 - NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 550' HR off Chicago Billy Pierce
1956 - "Milton Berle Show" last airs on NBC-TV
1956 - Fed court rules racial segregation on Montgomery buses anti-Const
1957 - NY narcotics investigator, Dr Herbert Berger, urges AMA to investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes
Baseball Legend Mickey MantleBaseball Legend Mickey Mantle 1959 - Bob Dylan graduates from Hibbing High School in Minnesota
1959 - The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.
1960 - "George Gobel Show" last airs on CBS-TV
1960 - Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
1963 - Princess Marijke changes her name to Christina
1963 - State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested
1964 - Davie Jones & King Bees debut "I Can't Help Thinking About Me"; group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie
1965 - "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham & Pharaohs hits #2
1965 - 97th Belmont: John Sellers aboard Hail to All wins in 2:28.6
1965 - Lopez Arellano becomes president of Honduras
1966 - Cin Red Leo Cardenas hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1966 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Clayton Federal Golf Invitational
1967 - 6 day war between Israel & Arab neighbors begin
1967 - Murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in electric chair
1967 - WSBE TV channel 36 in Providence, RI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - Royal Canadian Mint ordered to start converting 10 cent & 25 cent coins to pure nickel as soon as possible
1968 - 12:16AM PST-Sirhan Sirhan shoots Bobby Kennedy, who dies next day
1969 - Dutch Antilles government of Kroon resigns
1969 - Race riot in Hartford, Connecticut
1969 - The International communist conference begins in Moscow.
1970 - KPAX TV channel 8 in Missoula, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
1970 - Chile becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1970 - The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, is lifted after a march by women breaches the British Army cordon
1971 - 103rd Belmont: Walter Blum aboard Pass Catcher wins in 2:30.6
1972 - "If You Had Wings" opens
1972 - UN Conference on Human Environment opens in Stockholm
1972 - Yugoslav president Josip Tito visits USSR
Tennis Player Ilie NastaseTennis Player Ilie Nastase 1973 - 43rd French Men's Tennis: Ilie Nastase beats Nikki Pilic (63 63 60)
1974 - As' Reggie Jackson & Bill North engage in clubhouse fight at Detroit
1975 - 48th US National Spelling Bee: Hugh Tosteson wins spelling incisor
1975 - British referendum agrees to European Common Market membership
1975 - Egypt president Anwar Sadat reopens Suez Canal (closed since 1967)
1976 - "Bigfoot" by Bro Smith hits #57
1976 - 108th Belmont: Angel Cordero Jr riding Bold Forbes wins in 2:29
MLB Right Fielder Reggie JacksonMLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson 1976 - Teton Dam in Idaho burst causing $1 billion damage (14 die)
1976 - After a suspected republican bombing kills 2 Protestant civilians in a pub, the Ulster Volunteer Force kill 5 civilians in a gun and bomb attack at the Chlorane Bar, North Ireland
1977 - 31st NBA Championship: Port Trailblazers beat Phila 76er, 4 games to 2
1977 - 31st Tony Awards: Shadow Box & Annie win
1977 - Coup in Seychelles (National Day)
1977 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Talk Tournament '77 Golf Tournament
1977 - LA Dodgers retire Walt Alston's #24
1979 - Seychelles adopts constitution
1980 - Soyuz T-2 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
MLB Pitching Legend Nolan RyanMLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan 1981 - Astro's Nolan Ryan passes Early Wynn as all-time walk leader (1,777)
1981 - Aids Epidemic officially begins when US Centers of Disease Control reports on pneumonia affecting 5 homosexual men
1981 - George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England"
1981 - TODAY/PC runs for 1st time
1982 - "Murphy's Law" by Cheri hits #39
1982 - 114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28
1982 - 52nd French Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger (76 61)
1982 - Waterfront streetcar begins operating in Seattle
1983 - 37th Tony Awards: Torch Song Trilogy & Cats win
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick NoahTennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah 1983 - 53rd French Men's Tennis: Yannick Noah beats Mats Wilander (62 75 76)
1983 - Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
1984 - Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" becomes #1
1984 - Indira Gandhi orders attack on Sikh's holiest site (Golden Temple)
1986 - SD Padre Steve Garvey ejected for 1st time
1987 - "Nightline" presents its 1st "Town Meeting" the subject is AIDS & the show runs until 3:47 AM
1987 - Dwight Gooden returns from drug rehabilitation & allows wins game
1988 - 1st Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $590,000
1988 - 58th French Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Henri Leconte (75 62 61)
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats WilanderTennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander 1988 - Kay Cottee sails into Sydney as 1st woman to circle globe alone
1988 - Laura Davies wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1988 - Longest champagne cork flight is 177'9 in NY
1988 - Russian orthodox church celebrates 1,000th anniversary
1989 - 23rd Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton & Randy Travis
1989 - Billy Smith, last original NY Islander, retires
1989 - Paul McCartney releases "Flowers in the Dirt"
1989 - Toronto Blue Jays Skydome stadium opens, Milwaukee Brewers win 5-3
1990 - South African troops plunder Nelson Mandela's home
1991 - Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl ordained in Episcopal Church, Washington DC
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail GorbachevGeneral Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev 1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize
1991 - Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) launched
1993 - "Livin' On The Edge" by Aerosmith hits #18
1993 - 125th Belmont: Julie Krone aboard Colonial Affair wins in 2:29.8
1993 - 63rd French Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats M J Fernandez (4-6 6-2 6-4)
1993 - Liberian Charles Taylors rebellion kills 550 fugitives
1993 - Somali warlord Aidids murders 23 Pakistani
1994 - "Gray's Anatomy" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 8 performances
1994 - 64th French Men's Tennis: S Bruguera beats A Berasategui (63 75 26 61)
1994 - 64th French Women's Tennis: A Sanchez Vicario beats M Pierce (6-4 6-4)
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf 1994 - 7th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
1994 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
1995 - 29th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Reba McEntire
1995 - The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.
1996 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Memphis, TN, on WMFS 92.9 FM
1998 - A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks).
1998 - "The Truman Show", starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Ed Harris, is released
1999 - 131st Belmont: Jose Santos aboard Lemon Drop Kid wins in 2:27.88
Actor Ed HarrisActor Ed Harris 2001 - U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords leaves the Republican Party, an act which shifts control of the United States Senate from the Republicans to the Democratic Party.
2001 - Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm caused $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.
2003 - A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region.
2004 - 136th Belmont: Edgar Prado aboard Birdstone wins in 2:27.50
2005 - 59th Tony Awards: Monty Python's Spamalot & Doubt win
2006 - Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.

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