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On this day in History – Jun 05 Junho 5, 2005

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0535 – Epiphanius of Constantinople, dies. Patriarch of Constantinople
1118 – Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester dies.
1296 – Edmund Crouchback, 1st Earl of Lancaster, dies (b. 1245)
1305 – Pope Clement V elected
1316 – King Louis X of France dies (b. 1289)
1341 – Edmund of Langley, wass born (d. 1402). A younger son of King Edward III of England
1443 – Morre Fernando de Portugal, o Infante Santo, no cativeiro em Fez
1625 – Orlando Gibbons, dies (b. 1583). English composer.
1718 – Thomas Chippendale, was born (d. 1779). English furniture maker.
1723 – Adam Smith, was born (d. 17 Jul 1790). Scottish economist. (An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations)
1757 – Pierre Jean George Cabanis, was born (d. 1808). French physiologist.
1771 – King Ernest I of Hanover was born (d. 1851)
1781 – Christian August Lobeck, was born (d. 1860). German classical scholar.
1783 – The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière (hot air balloon).
1798 – Battle of New Ross, attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster defeated.
1817 – First Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.
1819 – John Couch Adams, was born (d. 1892). English mathematician and astronomer.
1829 – HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
1837 – Houston, Texas is granted a city charter.
1849 – Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy by the signing of a new constitution.
1850 – Pat Garrett, was born (d. 1908). American Western lawman.
1851 – Harriet Beecher Stowe‘s anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom’s Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly starts a ten-month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper.
1852 – Portugal – Promulgação do Acto Adicional à Carta Constitucional de 1826. O Acto tentou pôr termo à divisão entre cartistas e setembristas, tornando a carta aceitável por todos os partidos.
1862 – Allvar Gullstrand, was born. Swedish oftalmologist. 1911 Nobel Prize for Medicine laureate.
1864 – American Civil War: Battle of PiedmontUnion forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.
1868 – Morte do poeta brasileiro Maciel Monteiro.
1873 – Morte de Urbano Ratazzi. Primeiro-ministro da Itália (1862 e 1867).
1876 – Tony Jackson, was born (d. 1920). American musician.
1879 – Robert Mayer, was born (d. 1985). Philanthropist.
1883 – John Maynard Keynes, was born (d. 1946). English economist.
1884 – Ralph Benatzky, was born (d. 1957). Composer.
1887 – Pancho Villa, was born (d. 1923). Mexican revolutionary.
1894 – Roy Thomson, was born (d. 1976). Lord Thomson of Fleet, English publisher.
1895 – William Boyd, was born (d. 1972). American actor.
1898 – Federico García Lorca, was born (d. 1936). Spanish lyricist and dramatist.
1900 – Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria, South Africa.
1900 – Stephen Crane, dies (b. 1871). American author.
1907 – BAPS Swaminarayan religion established.
1910 – O. Henry, dies (b. 1862). American author.
1912 – Josef Neckermann, was born (d. 1992). Entrepreneur and dressage equestrian.
1913 – Chris von der Ahe, dies (b. 1851). Baseball pioneer.
1916 – Horatio Kitchener, dies (b. 1850). Lord Kitchener, British field marshal.
1916 – Stein’s Dixie Jass Band plays its first gig under its new name, the Original Dixieland Jass Band.
1916 – Louis Brandeis is sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
1917 – Nascimento de José Baptista Pinheiro de Azevedo. Primeiro-ministro de Portugal (1975-1976)
1917 – World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as “Army registration day.”
1919 – Richard Scarry, was born (d. 1994). Children’s author.
1919 – Morte do presidente paraguaio Manuel Franco. José Pedro Montero Candia passa a assumir a Presidência.
1920 – Rhoda Broughton, dies (b. 1840). Welsh author.
1921 – Georges Feydeau, dies (b. 1862). French playwright.
1924 – Ernst Alexanderson sends the first facsimile across the Atlantic Ocean (to his father in Sweden).
1925 – Art Donovan, was born. American football star
1925 – Boy Gobert, was born (d. 1986). Actor.
1927 – Johnny Weissmuller set a pair of world records in swimming events. Weissmuller, who would soon become Tarzan in the movies, set marks in the 100-yard, and 220-yard, free-style swimming competition.
1928 – Robert Lansing, was born (d. 1994). Actor.
1928 – Tony Richardson, was born (d. 1991). British actor.
1930 – Pascin, dies (b. 1885). Bulgarian painter.
1931 – Jacques Demy, was born. French playwright.
1932 – Christy Brown, was born (d. 1981). Author.
1933 – The U.S. Congress abrogates the United States‘ use of the gold standard by enacting a joint resolution (48 Stat. 112) nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold.
1934 – Bill Moyers, was born. American journalist
1938 – Karin Balzer, was born. East German hurdler
1939 – Joe Clark, was born. Sixteenth Prime Minister of Canada
1939 – Margaret Drabble, was born. English novelist
1941 – Martha Argerich, was born. Argentine pianist.
1941 – Spalding Gray, was born (d. 2004). American actor, screenwriter, and monologue artist
1942 – Samuel Adams, dies (b. 1912). American naval officer.
1942 – Teodoro Obiang Nguema, was born. Politician – Guinea Ecuatorial.
1944 – Tommie Smith, was born. American athlete
1944 – World War II: More than 1000 British bombers drop 5000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.
1945 – Allied Control Council, military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.
1946 – A fire in the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago kills 61 people.
1947 – Marshall Plan: At a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
1947 – Laurie Anderson, was born. American performance artist, actress, composer.
1949 – Ken Follett, was born. Welsh author
1954 – Nicko McBrain, was born. English musician (Iron Maiden)
1954 – The last new episode of the comic variety program, Your Show of Shows, airs.
1956 – Elvis Presley introduces his new single, Hound Dog, on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
1959 – The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.
1962 – Princess Astrid of Belgium was born.
1963 – British Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigns in a sex scandal.
1967 – Six-Day War begins: The Israeli air force launches simultaneous attacks on the air forces of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.
1967 – Joe DeLoach, was born. American athlete .
1968 – U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California by Sirhan Sirhan. (He died on June 6).
1970 – Chile becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1970 – Martin Gelinas, was born. Canadian ice hockey player.
1971 – Mark Wahlberg (“Marky Mark”), was born. American singer, actor.
1972 – Mike Bucci (Nova, Simon Dean), was born. American professional wrestler.
1972 – Basia Milewicz was born. Polish model.
1975 – The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.
1975 – The UK holds its first and only UK-wide referendum, on remaining in the EEC
1975 – Paul Keres, dies (b. 1916). Estonian chess player.
1976 – Collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho.
1976 – Morte do escritor argentino Carlos Mastroiani
1976 – Independência de Ilhas Seicheles.
1976 – No Uruguai o presidente Juan Maria-Bordaberry é deposto pelas forças armadas
1977 – A coup takes place in Seychelles.
1977 – The Apple II, the first practical personal computer, goes on sale.
1979 – David Bisbal, was born. Spanish singer.
1979 – Heinz Erhardt, dies (b. 1909). German comedian.
1981 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that five homosexual men in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems (these were the first recognized cases of AIDS).
1984 – Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi orders an attack on the Golden Temple, the Sikh holy spot.
1986 – A 52-year old man in Auburn, Washington dies after taking an Excedrin capsule laced with cyanide; this is the first of two Excedrin deaths.
1987 – Ted Koppel hosts a “National Town Meeting on AIDS” on a special 4-hour long live broadcast of Nightline.
1989 – The Unknown Rebel halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989
1991 – Colo-Colo becomes the first chilean soccer team to win the Copa Libertadores de América. 1992 – Patriot Games opens in theaters, starring Harrison Ford.
1993 – Conway Twitty, dies (b. 1933). American country musician.
1994 – Sergi Bruguera e Arantxa Sánchez Vicario triunfam em Roland Garros.
1994 – O Chile adere ao Mercosul
1995 – Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.
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 – Both Reuters and ABC news erroneously report the death of comedian Bob Hope after Arizona congressman Bob Stump announces the demise of Hope on the floor of the US Congress.
1998 – Jeanette Nolan, dies. Actress
1998 – Sam Yorty, dies (b. 1909). Mayor of Los Angeles.
1999 – Mel Tormé, dies (b. 1925). American singer, composer, and actor.
2001 – Senator Jim Jeffords leaves the Republican party, an act which changes control of the United States Senate from the Republican party to the Democratic party.
2002 – Elizabeth Smart is kidnapped from her Salt Lake City, Utah home.
2002 – Mozilla 1.0, the first ‘official’ version, is released.
2002 – Gwen Plumb, dies. Australian stage and television actress.
2002 – Dee Dee Ramone, dies (b. 18 Sep 1952). American musician, bassist with The Ramones
2002 – Portugal perde no Mundial de 2002 – Coreia/Japão, na sua estreia na prova com a Selecção dos Estados Unidos por 2-3 e não conseguiria qualificar-se para a fase seguinte.
2003 – Jürgen Möllemann, dies (b. 1945). German politician.
2004 – Ronald Reagan, dies (b. 1911). President of the United States.
2004 – Smarty Jones loses at the Belmont Stakes to Birdstone and fails to bid the Triple Crown.
2004 – Casamento de Jennifer López com o cantor Marc Anthony.
National holiday of Denmark (Constitution Day)
Seychelles – Liberation Day
Feast of Saint Boniface
Bahá’í Faith – Feast of Núr (Light) – First day of the fifth month of the Bahá’í Calendar

 

On this day in History – Jun 05

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0535 – Epiphanius of Constantinople, dies. Patriarch of Constantinople
1118 – Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester dies.
1296 – Edmund Crouchback, 1st Earl of Lancaster, dies (b. 1245)
1305 – Pope Clement V elected
1316 – King Louis X of France dies (b. 1289)
1341 – Edmund of Langley, wass born (d. 1402). A younger son of King Edward III of England
1443 – Morre Fernando de Portugal, o Infante Santo, no cativeiro em Fez
1625 – Orlando Gibbons, dies (b. 1583). English composer.
1718 – Thomas Chippendale, was born (d. 1779). English furniture maker.
1723 – Adam Smith, was born (d. 17 Jul 1790). Scottish economist. (An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations)
1757 – Pierre Jean George Cabanis, was born (d. 1808). French physiologist.
1771 – King Ernest I of Hanover was born (d. 1851)
1781 – Christian August Lobeck, was born (d. 1860). German classical scholar.
1783 – The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière (hot air balloon).
1798 – Battle of New Ross, attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster defeated.
1817 – First Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.
1819 – John Couch Adams, was born (d. 1892). English mathematician and astronomer.
1829 – HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
1837 – Houston, Texas is granted a city charter.
1849 – Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy by the signing of a new constitution.
1850 – Pat Garrett, was born (d. 1908). American Western lawman.
1851 – Harriet Beecher Stowe‘s anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom’s Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly starts a ten-month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper.
1852 – Portugal – Promulgação do Acto Adicional à Carta Constitucional de 1826. O Acto tentou pôr termo à divisão entre cartistas e setembristas, tornando a carta aceitável por todos os partidos.
1862 – Allvar Gullstrand, was born. Swedish oftalmologist. 1911 Nobel Prize for Medicine laureate.
1864 – American Civil War: Battle of PiedmontUnion forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.
1868 – Morte do poeta brasileiro Maciel Monteiro.
1873 – Morte de Urbano Ratazzi. Primeiro-ministro da Itália (1862 e 1867).
1876 – Tony Jackson, was born (d. 1920). American musician.
1879 – Robert Mayer, was born (d. 1985). Philanthropist.
1883 – John Maynard Keynes, was born (d. 1946). English economist.
1884 – Ralph Benatzky, was born (d. 1957). Composer.
1887 – Pancho Villa, was born (d. 1923). Mexican revolutionary.
1894 – Roy Thomson, was born (d. 1976). Lord Thomson of Fleet, English publisher.
1895 – William Boyd, was born (d. 1972). American actor.
1898 – Federico García Lorca, was born (d. 1936). Spanish lyricist and dramatist.
1900 – Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria, South Africa.
1900 – Stephen Crane, dies (b. 1871). American author.
1907 – BAPS Swaminarayan religion established.
1910 – O. Henry, dies (b. 1862). American author.
1912 – Josef Neckermann, was born (d. 1992). Entrepreneur and dressage equestrian.
1913 – Chris von der Ahe, dies (b. 1851). Baseball pioneer.
1916 – Horatio Kitchener, dies (b. 1850). Lord Kitchener, British field marshal.
1916 – Stein’s Dixie Jass Band plays its first gig under its new name, the Original Dixieland Jass Band.
1916 – Louis Brandeis is sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
1917 – Nascimento de José Baptista Pinheiro de Azevedo. Primeiro-ministro de Portugal (1975-1976)
1917 – World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as “Army registration day.”
1919 – Richard Scarry, was born (d. 1994). Children’s author.
1919 – Morte do presidente paraguaio Manuel Franco. José Pedro Montero Candia passa a assumir a Presidência.
1920 – Rhoda Broughton, dies (b. 1840). Welsh author.
1921 – Georges Feydeau, dies (b. 1862). French playwright.
1924 – Ernst Alexanderson sends the first facsimile across the Atlantic Ocean (to his father in Sweden).
1925 – Art Donovan, was born. American football star
1925 – Boy Gobert, was born (d. 1986). Actor.
1927 – Johnny Weissmuller set a pair of world records in swimming events. Weissmuller, who would soon become Tarzan in the movies, set marks in the 100-yard, and 220-yard, free-style swimming competition.
1928 – Robert Lansing, was born (d. 1994). Actor.
1928 – Tony Richardson, was born (d. 1991). British actor.
1930 – Pascin, dies (b. 1885). Bulgarian painter.
1931 – Jacques Demy, was born. French playwright.
1932 – Christy Brown, was born (d. 1981). Author.
1933 – The U.S. Congress abrogates the United States‘ use of the gold standard by enacting a joint resolution (48 Stat. 112) nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold.
1934 – Bill Moyers, was born. American journalist
1938 – Karin Balzer, was born. East German hurdler
1939 – Joe Clark, was born. Sixteenth Prime Minister of Canada
1939 – Margaret Drabble, was born. English novelist
1941 – Martha Argerich, was born. Argentine pianist.
1941 – Spalding Gray, was born (d. 2004). American actor, screenwriter, and monologue artist
1942 – Samuel Adams, dies (b. 1912). American naval officer.
1942 – Teodoro Obiang Nguema, was born. Politician – Guinea Ecuatorial.
1944 – Tommie Smith, was born. American athlete
1944 – World War II: More than 1000 British bombers drop 5000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.
1945 – Allied Control Council, military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.
1946 – A fire in the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago kills 61 people.
1947 – Marshall Plan: At a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
1947 – Laurie Anderson, was born. American performance artist, actress, composer.
1949 – Ken Follett, was born. Welsh author
1954 – Nicko McBrain, was born. English musician (Iron Maiden)
1954 – The last new episode of the comic variety program, Your Show of Shows, airs.
1956 – Elvis Presley introduces his new single, Hound Dog, on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
1959 – The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.
1962 – Princess Astrid of Belgium was born.
1963 – British Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigns in a sex scandal.
1967 – Six-Day War begins: The Israeli air force launches simultaneous attacks on the air forces of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.
1967 – Joe DeLoach, was born. American athlete .
1968 – U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California by Sirhan Sirhan. (He died on June 6).
1970 – Chile becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1970 – Martin Gelinas, was born. Canadian ice hockey player.
1971 – Mark Wahlberg (“Marky Mark”), was born. American singer, actor.
1972 – Mike Bucci (Nova, Simon Dean), was born. American professional wrestler.
1972 – Basia Milewicz was born. Polish model.
1975 – The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.
1975 – The UK holds its first and only UK-wide referendum, on remaining in the EEC
1975 – Paul Keres, dies (b. 1916). Estonian chess player.
1976 – Collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho.
1976 – Morte do escritor argentino Carlos Mastroiani
1976 – Independência de Ilhas Seicheles.
1976 – No Uruguai o presidente Juan Maria-Bordaberry é deposto pelas forças armadas
1977 – A coup takes place in Seychelles.
1977 – The Apple II, the first practical personal computer, goes on sale.
1979 – David Bisbal, was born. Spanish singer.
1979 – Heinz Erhardt, dies (b. 1909). German comedian.
1981 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that five homosexual men in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems (these were the first recognized cases of AIDS).
1984 – Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi orders an attack on the Golden Temple, the Sikh holy spot.
1986 – A 52-year old man in Auburn, Washington dies after taking an Excedrin capsule laced with cyanide; this is the first of two Excedrin deaths.
1987 – Ted Koppel hosts a “National Town Meeting on AIDS” on a special 4-hour long live broadcast of Nightline.
1989 – The Unknown Rebel halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989
1991 – Colo-Colo becomes the first chilean soccer team to win the Copa Libertadores de América. 1992 – Patriot Games opens in theaters, starring Harrison Ford.
1993 – Conway Twitty, dies (b. 1933). American country musician.
1994 – Sergi Bruguera e Arantxa Sánchez Vicario triunfam em Roland Garros.
1994 – O Chile adere ao Mercosul
1995 – Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.
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 – Both Reuters and ABC news erroneously report the death of comedian Bob Hope after Arizona congressman Bob Stump announces the demise of Hope on the floor of the US Congress.
1998 – Jeanette Nolan, dies. Actress
1998 – Sam Yorty, dies (b. 1909). Mayor of Los Angeles.
1999 – Mel Tormé, dies (b. 1925). American singer, composer, and actor.
2001 – Senator Jim Jeffords leaves the Republican party, an act which changes control of the United States Senate from the Republican party to the Democratic party.
2002 – Elizabeth Smart is kidnapped from her Salt Lake City, Utah home.
2002 – Mozilla 1.0, the first ‘official’ version, is released.
2002 – Gwen Plumb, dies. Australian stage and television actress.
2002 – Dee Dee Ramone, dies (b. 18 Sep 1952). American musician, bassist with The Ramones
2002 – Portugal perde no Mundial de 2002 – Coreia/Japão, na sua estreia na prova com a Selecção dos Estados Unidos por 2-3 e não conseguiria qualificar-se para a fase seguinte.
2003 – Jürgen Möllemann, dies (b. 1945). German politician.
2004 – Ronald Reagan, dies (b. 1911). President of the United States.
2004 – Smarty Jones loses at the Belmont Stakes to Birdstone and fails to bid the Triple Crown.
2004 – Casamento de Jennifer López com o cantor Marc Anthony.
National holiday of Denmark (Constitution Day)
Seychelles – Liberation Day
Feast of Saint Boniface
Bahá’í Faith – Feast of Núr (Light) – First day of the fifth month of the Bahá’í Calendar

 

On this day in History – Jun 05

Filed under: Uncategorized — looking4good @ 4:39 pm

0535 – Epiphanius of Constantinople, dies. Patriarch of Constantinople
1118 – Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester dies.
1296 – Edmund Crouchback, 1st Earl of Lancaster, dies (b. 1245)
1305 – Pope Clement V elected
1316 – King Louis X of France dies (b. 1289)
1341 – Edmund of Langley, wass born (d. 1402). A younger son of King Edward III of England
1443 – Morre Fernando de Portugal, o Infante Santo, no cativeiro em Fez
1625 – Orlando Gibbons, dies (b. 1583). English composer.
1718 – Thomas Chippendale, was born (d. 1779). English furniture maker.
1723 – Adam Smith, was born (d. 17 Jul 1790). Scottish economist. (An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations)
1757 – Pierre Jean George Cabanis, was born (d. 1808). French physiologist.
1771 – King Ernest I of Hanover was born (d. 1851)
1781 – Christian August Lobeck, was born (d. 1860). German classical scholar.
1783 – The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière (hot air balloon).
1798 – Battle of New Ross, attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster defeated.
1817 – First Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.
1819 – John Couch Adams, was born (d. 1892). English mathematician and astronomer.
1829 – HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
1837 – Houston, Texas is granted a city charter.
1849 – Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy by the signing of a new constitution.
1850 – Pat Garrett, was born (d. 1908). American Western lawman.
1851 – Harriet Beecher Stowe‘s anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom’s Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly starts a ten-month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper.
1852 – Portugal – Promulgação do Acto Adicional à Carta Constitucional de 1826. O Acto tentou pôr termo à divisão entre cartistas e setembristas, tornando a carta aceitável por todos os partidos.
1862 – Allvar Gullstrand, was born. Swedish oftalmologist. 1911 Nobel Prize for Medicine laureate.
1864 – American Civil War: Battle of PiedmontUnion forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.
1868 – Morte do poeta brasileiro Maciel Monteiro.
1873 – Morte de Urbano Ratazzi. Primeiro-ministro da Itália (1862 e 1867).
1876 – Tony Jackson, was born (d. 1920). American musician.
1879 – Robert Mayer, was born (d. 1985). Philanthropist.
1883 – John Maynard Keynes, was born (d. 1946). English economist.
1884 – Ralph Benatzky, was born (d. 1957). Composer.
1887 – Pancho Villa, was born (d. 1923). Mexican revolutionary.
1894 – Roy Thomson, was born (d. 1976). Lord Thomson of Fleet, English publisher.
1895 – William Boyd, was born (d. 1972). American actor.
1898 – Federico García Lorca, was born (d. 1936). Spanish lyricist and dramatist.
1900 – Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria, South Africa.
1900 – Stephen Crane, dies (b. 1871). American author.
1907 – BAPS Swaminarayan religion established.
1910 – O. Henry, dies (b. 1862). American author.
1912 – Josef Neckermann, was born (d. 1992). Entrepreneur and dressage equestrian.
1913 – Chris von der Ahe, dies (b. 1851). Baseball pioneer.
1916 – Horatio Kitchener, dies (b. 1850). Lord Kitchener, British field marshal.
1916 – Stein’s Dixie Jass Band plays its first gig under its new name, the Original Dixieland Jass Band.
1916 – Louis Brandeis is sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
1917 – Nascimento de José Baptista Pinheiro de Azevedo. Primeiro-ministro de Portugal (1975-1976)
1917 – World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as “Army registration day.”
1919 – Richard Scarry, was born (d. 1994). Children’s author.
1919 – Morte do presidente paraguaio Manuel Franco. José Pedro Montero Candia passa a assumir a Presidência.
1920 – Rhoda Broughton, dies (b. 1840). Welsh author.
1921 – Georges Feydeau, dies (b. 1862). French playwright.
1924 – Ernst Alexanderson sends the first facsimile across the Atlantic Ocean (to his father in Sweden).
1925 – Art Donovan, was born. American football star
1925 – Boy Gobert, was born (d. 1986). Actor.
1927 – Johnny Weissmuller set a pair of world records in swimming events. Weissmuller, who would soon become Tarzan in the movies, set marks in the 100-yard, and 220-yard, free-style swimming competition.
1928 – Robert Lansing, was born (d. 1994). Actor.
1928 – Tony Richardson, was born (d. 1991). British actor.
1930 – Pascin, dies (b. 1885). Bulgarian painter.
1931 – Jacques Demy, was born. French playwright.
1932 – Christy Brown, was born (d. 1981). Author.
1933 – The U.S. Congress abrogates the United States‘ use of the gold standard by enacting a joint resolution (48 Stat. 112) nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold.
1934 – Bill Moyers, was born. American journalist
1938 – Karin Balzer, was born. East German hurdler
1939 – Joe Clark, was born. Sixteenth Prime Minister of Canada
1939 – Margaret Drabble, was born. English novelist
1941 – Martha Argerich, was born. Argentine pianist.
1941 – Spalding Gray, was born (d. 2004). American actor, screenwriter, and monologue artist
1942 – Samuel Adams, dies (b. 1912). American naval officer.
1942 – Teodoro Obiang Nguema, was born. Politician – Guinea Ecuatorial.
1944 – Tommie Smith, was born. American athlete
1944 – World War II: More than 1000 British bombers drop 5000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.
1945 – Allied Control Council, military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.
1946 – A fire in the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago kills 61 people.
1947 – Marshall Plan: At a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
1947 – Laurie Anderson, was born. American performance artist, actress, composer.
1949 – Ken Follett, was born. Welsh author
1954 – Nicko McBrain, was born. English musician (Iron Maiden)
1954 – The last new episode of the comic variety program, Your Show of Shows, airs.
1956 – Elvis Presley introduces his new single, Hound Dog, on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
1959 – The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.
1962 – Princess Astrid of Belgium was born.
1963 – British Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigns in a sex scandal.
1967 – Six-Day War begins: The Israeli air force launches simultaneous attacks on the air forces of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.
1967 – Joe DeLoach, was born. American athlete .
1968 – U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California by Sirhan Sirhan. (He died on June 6).
1970 – Chile becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1970 – Martin Gelinas, was born. Canadian ice hockey player.
1971 – Mark Wahlberg (“Marky Mark”), was born. American singer, actor.
1972 – Mike Bucci (Nova, Simon Dean), was born. American professional wrestler.
1972 – Basia Milewicz was born. Polish model.
1975 – The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.
1975 – The UK holds its first and only UK-wide referendum, on remaining in the EEC
1975 – Paul Keres, dies (b. 1916). Estonian chess player.
1976 – Collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho.
1976 – Morte do escritor argentino Carlos Mastroiani
1976 – Independência de Ilhas Seicheles.
1976 – No Uruguai o presidente Juan Maria-Bordaberry é deposto pelas forças armadas
1977 – A coup takes place in Seychelles.
1977 – The Apple II, the first practical personal computer, goes on sale.
1979 – David Bisbal, was born. Spanish singer.
1979 – Heinz Erhardt, dies (b. 1909). German comedian.
1981 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that five homosexual men in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems (these were the first recognized cases of AIDS).
1984 – Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi orders an attack on the Golden Temple, the Sikh holy spot.
1986 – A 52-year old man in Auburn, Washington dies after taking an Excedrin capsule laced with cyanide; this is the first of two Excedrin deaths.
1987 – Ted Koppel hosts a “National Town Meeting on AIDS” on a special 4-hour long live broadcast of Nightline.
1989 – The Unknown Rebel halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989
1991 – Colo-Colo becomes the first chilean soccer team to win the Copa Libertadores de América. 1992 – Patriot Games opens in theaters, starring Harrison Ford.
1993 – Conway Twitty, dies (b. 1933). American country musician.
1994 – Sergi Bruguera e Arantxa Sánchez Vicario triunfam em Roland Garros.
1994 – O Chile adere ao Mercosul
1995 – Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.
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 – Both Reuters and ABC news erroneously report the death of comedian Bob Hope after Arizona congressman Bob Stump announces the demise of Hope on the floor of the US Congress.
1998 – Jeanette Nolan, dies. Actress
1998 – Sam Yorty, dies (b. 1909). Mayor of Los Angeles.
1999 – Mel Tormé, dies (b. 1925). American singer, composer, and actor.
2001 – Senator Jim Jeffords leaves the Republican party, an act which changes control of the United States Senate from the Republican party to the Democratic party.
2002 – Elizabeth Smart is kidnapped from her Salt Lake City, Utah home.
2002 – Mozilla 1.0, the first ‘official’ version, is released.
2002 – Gwen Plumb, dies. Australian stage and television actress.
2002 – Dee Dee Ramone, dies (b. 18 Sep 1952). American musician, bassist with The Ramones
2002 – Portugal perde no Mundial de 2002 – Coreia/Japão, na sua estreia na prova com a Selecção dos Estados Unidos por 2-3 e não conseguiria qualificar-se para a fase seguinte.
2003 – Jürgen Möllemann, dies (b. 1945). German politician.
2004 – Ronald Reagan, dies (b. 1911). President of the United States.
2004 – Smarty Jones loses at the Belmont Stakes to Birdstone and fails to bid the Triple Crown.
2004 – Casamento de Jennifer López com o cantor Marc Anthony.
National holiday of Denmark (Constitution Day)
Seychelles – Liberation Day
Feast of Saint Boniface
Bahá’í Faith – Feast of Núr (Light) – First day of the fifth month of the Bahá’í Calendar