Sunday, June 4, 2017

June 5

  • June 5, 1595
    Henry IV's army defeat the and forces of Spanish and the Catholic League at the Battle of Fontaine-Fran├žaise
  • June 5, 1806
    Batavian Republic becomes the Kingdom of Holland
  • June 5, 1832
    In Paris an anti-monarchist insurrection takes place during General Lamarque's funeral when insurgents get as far as the Rue Montorgueil and are then driven back by national guard
  • June 5, 1849
    Denmark peacefully becomes a constitutional monarchy when King Frederick VII accepts a new constitution agreeing to share power with a bicameral parliament called the Rigsdag
  • June 5, 1941
    4,000 people are asphyxiated in a tunnel during bombing of Chinese city of Chongqing by Imperial Japanese Army Air Service
  • June 5, 1945
    The European Advisory Committee announces the unconditional political capitulation of Germany, so control of the country is divided into four occupation zones, controlled by the United States, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union
  • June 5, 1968
    US Senator Robert F. Kennedy is fatally shot and five others are wounded by assassins in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California
  • June 5, 1972
    United Nations Conference on the Human Environment opens in Stockholm, Sweden
  • June 5, 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, the first reported case of AIDS
  • June 5, 1982
    The first Rubik's Cube World Championships is held in Budapest, Hungary
  • June 5, 1984
    The Indian government begins Operation Blue Star, the planned attack to flush out separatist militants from Harimandir Sahib, the most sacred shrine of Sikhism
  • June 5, 1989
    The Tank Man halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Chinese military had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests
  • June 5, 1989
    The Tank Man halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Chinese military had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests
  • June 5, 1989
    The Tank Man halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Chinese military had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests
  • June 5, 2007
    NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft makes its second fly-by of Venus en route to Mercury
  • June 5, 2011
    Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh travels to Saudi Arabia for treatment of an injury sustained during an attack on the presidential palace by protesters, who celebrate his transfer of power to his Vice-President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi

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