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    • June 4, 0780 #NAME?

    • June 4, 1039 Henry III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.

    • June 4, 1070 "Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France"

    • June 4, 1584 "Sir Walter Raleigh establishes first English colony on Roanoke Island, old Virginia (now North Carolina)."

    • June 4, 1615 Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan.

    • June 4, 1647 British army seizes King Charles I as a prisoner

    • June 4, 1694 "Birthday - Franois Quesnay France, economist, leader of the Physiocrats"

    • June 4, 1738 Birthday - George III English king during American Revolution (1760-1820)

    • June 4, 1742 "Quebec Quebec, Le Canada launched; first French warship built in Canada sails for Rochefort, France."

    • June 4, 1760 Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia Canada taken from the Acadians.

    • June 4, 1763 "Mackinaw Michigan, Chippewas captured Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort."

    • June 4, 1769 "A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in the historical past."

    • June 4, 1783 Montgolfier brothers launch first hot-air balloon (unmanned)

    • June 4, 1784 Mme Thible becomes first woman to fly (in a balloon)

    • June 4, 1792 Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Great Britain.

    • June 4, 1804 "Grieving over the death of his wife, Marie Clothilde, king Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia abdicates his throne in favor of his brother, Victor Emmanuel."

    • June 4, 1812 "Following Louisiana's admittance as a U.S. state, the Louisiana Territory was renamed the Missouri Territory."

    • June 4, 1825 Unseasonable hurricane hits NYC

    • June 4, 1850 Empire Engine Company No 1 organized

    • June 4, 1859 "Italian Independence wars: in the Battle of Magenta, the French army, under Louis-Napoleon, defeats an Austrian army."

    • June 4, 1862 "Confederates evacuate Fort Pillow, Tenn"

    • June 4, 1867 "Birthday - Carl Gustaf Mannerheim Finland, military hero, Pres (1944-46)"

    • June 4, 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."

    • June 4, 1877 Birthday - Heinrich Wieland German chemist (bile acids-Nobel 1927)

    • June 4, 1878 Cyprus Convention: The Ottoman Empire cedes Cyprus to the United Kingdom but retains nominal title.

    • June 4, 1892 Abercrombie & Fitch was founded

    • June 4, 1892 The Sierra Club is incorporated in San Francisco.

    • June 4, 1895 "Birthday - Dino Conte Grandi Italy, delegate to league of nations (1925-32)"

    • June 4, 1896 Henry takes his first Ford through streets of Detroit

    • June 4, 1900 M Wolf & A Schwassmann discovers asteroid #456 Abnoba

    • June 4, 1902 "Birthday - Richard Allen India, field hockey goal tender (Olympic-gold-1928)"

    • June 4, 1908 "Birthday - Rosalind Russell actress (Mame, Take a Letter Darling)"

    • June 4, 1909 "Birthday - Paul Nordoff Philadelphia, composer (Frog Prince)"

    • June 4, 1912 Cone of Mount Katmai (Alaska) collapses

    • June 4, 1912 Massachusetts passes first US minimum wage law

    • June 4, 1913 "Emily Davison, a suffragette, runs out in front of the king's horse, Anmer, at the Epsom Derby. She is trampled and dies a few days later, never having regained consciousness."

    • June 4, 1917 "Birthday - Charles Collingwood Mich, news commentator (CBS, Chronicles)"

    • June 4, 1917 Birthday - Howard Metzenbaum (Sen-D-Ohio)

    • June 4, 1917 Birthday - Robert Anderson author (Tea & Sympathy)

    • June 4, 1917 "Birthday - Robert Merrill Bkln NY, baritone (NY Metropolitan Opera)"

    • June 4, 1917 "The very first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded: Laura E. Richards, Maude H. Elliott, and Florence Hall receive the first Pulitzer for a biography (for Julia Ward Howe). Jean Jules Jusserand receives the first Pulitzer for history for his work With Americans of Past and Present Days. Herbert B. Swope receives the first Pulitzer for journalism for his work for the New York World."

    • June 4, 1919 Senate passes Women's Suffrage bill

    • June 4, 1919 US marines invade Costa Rica

    • June 4, 1919 "Women's rights: The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guaranteed suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification."

    • June 4, 1920 Hungary loses 71% of its territory and 63% of its population when the Treaty of Trianon is signed in Paris.

    • June 4, 1922 "Birthday - Irwin Bazelon Evanston Illinois, composer (Duo for Viola)"

    • June 4, 1924 "Birthday - Dennis Weaver Joplin Mo, actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered)"

    • June 4, 1926 "Birthday - Nan Leslie LA Calif, actress (Kings Row, The Californians)"

    • June 4, 1926 Birthday - Robert Earl Hughes became heaviest known human (486 kg)

    • June 4, 1932 "Birthday - John Barrymore Jr Beverly Hills Calif, actor (Pantomine Quiz)"

    • June 4, 1936 "Birthday - Bruce Dern Winnetka Ill, actor (Coming Home, Silent Running, Tatoo)"

    • June 4, 1937 "Birthday - Freddie Fender Mexico, country singer (Feelings)"

    • June 4, 1939 "Holocaust: The SS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, United States, after already having been turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, most of its passengers later died in Nazi concentration camps."

    • June 4, 1939 "The S.S. St. Louis, carrying 900+ Jewish refugees from Germany, is turned away from the Florida coast. In a great tragedy, the ship is also denied permission to dock in Cuba and eventually returns to Europe. Many of the refugees later die in Nazi concentration camps."

    • June 4, 1940 "British complete miracle of Dunkirk by evacuating 300,000 troops"

    • June 4, 1940 Evacuation of British Army from Dunkirk is completed.

    • June 4, 1940 German forces enter Paris

    • June 4, 1940 RAF's 242 'Canadian' Squadron posted to France.

    • June 4, 1940 "The Allied military evacuation from Dunkirk, France, ends in World War II."

    • June 4, 1940 "World War II: Dunkirk evacuation ends; British forces complete evacuation of 300,000 troops from Dunkirk in France."

    • June 4, 1942 Battle of Midway begins; Japan's first major defeat in WW II

    • June 4, 1942 Capitol Record Co opens for business

    • June 4, 1942 The Battle of Midway begins

    • June 4, 1942 World War II: Reinhard Heydrich dies in Prague due to the assassination of Czechoslovak paratroopers (Operation Anthropoid).

    • June 4, 1943 Military coup in Argentina ousts Ramn Castillo.

    • June 4, 1944 5th Army enters & liberates Rome from Mussolini's Fascist armies

    • June 4, 1944 Birthday - Michelle Phillips singer/actress (Mamas & Papas)

    • June 4, 1944 Birthday - Roger Ball saxophonist (Average White Band)

    • June 4, 1944 The first submarine captured & boarded on high seas-U 505

    • June 4, 1944 "World War II: A hunter-killer group of the United States Navy capture the German submarine U-505, marking the first time a U.S. Navy vessel captured an enemy vessel at sea since the 19th century."

    • June 4, 1944 "World War II: Rome falls to the Allies, the first Axis capital to fall."

    • June 4, 1945 "Birthday - Gordon Waller Scotland, singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love)"

    • June 4, 1945 "Birthday - Ivan ""Ironman"" Stewart Mickey Thompson off-road champ (1983, 84, 90)"

    • June 4, 1945 "Birthday - Margaret Impert Horseheads NY, actress (Maggie, Spencer's Pilots)"

    • June 4, 1946 Birthday - Bettina Gregory newswoman (ABC-TV)

    • June 4, 1946 "Largest solar prominence (300,000 mi/500,000 km) observed"

    • June 4, 1948 AC Omonoia: AC Omonoia (A football club in Cyprus) is created.

    • June 4, 1948 Birthday - Rosemary Joyce model/actress (Daphne Draper-Search For Tomorrow)

    • June 4, 1949 """Cavalcade of Stars"" debuts (DuMont); Jackie Gleason made host in 1950"

    • June 4, 1950 "Birthday - Wayne Powers New Rochelle NY, actor (Laverne & Shirley, 13 East)"

    • June 4, 1952 "Birthday - Catherine Watkins Hartford Ct, actress (It's Not Easy, Mary)"

    • June 4, 1952 "Birthday - Parker Stevenson Phila Pa, actor (Falcon Crest, Stroker Ace)"

    • June 4, 1954 "Arthur Murray flies X-1A rocket plane to record 27,000 m"

    • June 4, 1954 "Death - Harold Hoffman (Gov-NJ), dies at 58"

    • June 4, 1956 Speech by Khrushchev blasting Stalin made public

    • June 4, 1957 First commercial coal pipeline placed in operation

    • June 4, 1958 "Birthday - Julie Gholson Birmingham Ala, actress"

    • June 4, 1960 "Death - Lucien Littlefield actor (Mr Beasley-Blondie), dies at 64"

    • June 4, 1960 "Lake Bodom murders. 3 Die, one survives with severe injuries"

    • June 4, 1961 Birthday - El Debarge rocker (Debarge-All this Love)

    • June 4, 1963 Birthday - Xavier McDaniel NBA forward (Seattle SuperSonics)

    • June 4, 1964 "Beatles ""World Tour"" begins in Copenhagen Denmark"

    • June 4, 1964 Birthday - Chris Kavanagh rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)

    • June 4, 1965 "Birthday - Andrea Jaeger Chicago, tennis player (retired as a teenager)"

    • June 4, 1967 Emmy Awards-Monkees win for comedy series

    • June 4, 1967 "Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew."

    • June 4, 1968 "Birthday - Stacy Leigh Arthur Naperville Ill, playmate (Jan, 1991)"

    • June 4, 1969 Number one hit on UK music charts - Tommy Roe - Dizzy

    • June 4, 1970 "Death - Menasha Skulnik comedian (Menasha the Magnificent), dies at 78"

    • June 4, 1970 Tonga gains independence from Britain (National Day)

    • June 4, 1972 "Angela Davis, black activist, acquitted of killing a white guard"

    • June 4, 1973 "Death - Arna Bontemps writer/educator, dies at 72 in Nashville, Tenn"

    • June 4, 1973 "Death - Murray Wilson father of beachboys Brian, Carl & Dennis, dies at 55"

    • June 4, 1973 "Patent for the ATM granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain."

    • June 4, 1974 The Cleveland Indians attempt an ill-advised ten cent beer promotion for a game against the Texas Rangers at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Cleveland forfeits 9-0 after alcohol-fueled mayhem and violence spreads from the stands onto the field.

    • June 4, 1976 "Canada declares 370 km (200 nautical mile) offshore fisheries jurisdiction zone, effective Jan 1, 1977"

    • June 4, 1977 Violence during Puerto Rican Day in Chicago kills 2

    • June 4, 1979 Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings takes power in Ghana after military coup in which General Akuffo is overthrown.

    • June 4, 1982 Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon

    • June 4, 1983 Number one hit on UK music charts - Police - Every Breath You Take

    • June 4, 1984 "Bruce Springsteen releases ""Born in the USA"""

    • June 4, 1985 STS 51-G vehicle moves to the launch pad

    • June 4, 1986 Jonathan Pollard pleads guilty to espionage for selling top secret United States military intelligence to Israel.

    • June 4, 1989 Ali Khamenei was elected as the new Supreme Leader of Islamic republic of Iran by the Assembly of Experts after death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

    • June 4, 1989 Beijing cop shoots & wounds Chinese priemer Li Ping

    • June 4, 1989 "Death - Ayatalloh Ruhullah Khomeini of Iran, dies at 86 of internal bleeding"

    • June 4, 1989 Eastern Europe's first somewhat free election in 40 years held in Poland

    • June 4, 1989 Largest parade in Bronx history honors 350th anniversary

    • June 4, 1989 Solidarity's victory in the first partly free parliamentary elections in post-war Poland sparks off a succession of peaceful anti-communist revolutions in Eastern Europe and leads to creation of the so-called Contract Sejm.

    • June 4, 1989 "Tiananmen Square protests were violently ended in Chinese capital city - Beijing with People's Liberation Army soldiers and tanks, many innocent people were killed."

    • June 4, 1989 "Ufa train disaster: A natural gas explosion near Ufa, Russia, kills 575 as two trains passing each other throw sparks near a leaky pipeline."

    • June 4, 1990 "Death - Jack Gilford comedic actor, dies at 82 of stomach cancer"

    • June 4, 1990 Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy

    • June 4, 1990 NY Telephone company announces that it wants Bronx areacode 917

    • June 4, 1991 The United Kingdom's Conservative government announces that some British regiments would disappear or be merged into othersthe largest armed forces cuts in almost twenty years.

    • June 4, 1998 Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

    • June 4, 2000 "In Southern Sumatera, Indonesia a 7.9 quake resulted in at least 103 people killed, 2,174 injured, extensive damage (VI) and landslides in the Bengkulu area; minor injuries and damage on Enggano"

    • June 4, 2004 "Marvin Heemeyer uses a bulldozer equipped with homemade armor plating to partially level Granby, Colorado."

    • June 4, 2006 The World's largest cruise ship MS Freedom of the Seas makes it's maiden voyage(Caribbean)

    • June 4, 2010 "21st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre where an estimated 3,000 protesters were killed by government forces - China."







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