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What Happened on June 4th This Day in History

Year Name
2010 Falcon 9 Flight 1 is the maiden flight of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40.
2005 The Civic Forum of the Romanians of Covasna, Harghita and Mureș is founded.
1998 Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
1996 The first flight of Ariane 5 explodes after roughly 37 seconds. It was a Cluster mission.
1989 In the 1989 Iranian Supreme Leader election, Ali Khamenei is elected as the new Supreme Leader of Iran after the death and funeral of Ruhollah Khomeini.
1989 The Tiananmen Square protests are suppressed in Beijing by the People's Liberation Army, with between 241 and 10,000 dead (an unofficial estimate).[5]
1989 Solidarity's victory in the 1989 Polish legislative election, the first election since the Communist Polish United Workers Party abandoned its monopoly of power. It sparks off the Revolutions of 1989 in Eastern Europe.
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.
1988 Three cars on a train carrying hexogen to Kazakhstan explode in Arzamas, Gorky Oblast, USSR, killing 91 and injuring about 1,500.
1986 Jonathan Pollard pleads guilty to espionage for selling top secret United States military intelligence to Israel.
1983 Gordon Kahl, who killed two US Marshals in Medina, North Dakota on February 13, is killed in a shootout in Smithville, Arkansas, along with a local sheriff, after a four-month manhunt.
1979 Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings takes power in Ghana after a military coup in which General Fred Akuffo is overthrown.
1977 JVC introduces its VHS videotape at the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago. It will eventually prevail against Sony's rival Betamax system in a format war to become the predominant home video medium.
1975 The Governor of California Jerry Brown signs the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act into law, the first law in the United States giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights.
1970 Tonga gains independence from the British Empire.
1967 Seventy-two people are killed when a Canadair C-4 Argonaut crashes at Stockport in England.
1961 Cold War: In the Vienna summit, the Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev sparks the Berlin Crisis by threatening to sign a separate peace treaty with East Germany and ending American, British and French access to East Berlin.
1944 World War II: A hunter-killer group of the United States Navy captures the German Kriegsmarine submarine U-505: The first time a U.S. Navy vessel had captured an enemy vessel at sea since the 19th century.
1944 World War II: The United States Fifth Army captures Rome, although much of the German Fourteenth Army is able to withdraw to the north.
1943 A military coup in Argentina ousts Ramón Castillo.
1942 World War II: The Battle of Midway begins. The Japanese Admiral Chūichi Nagumo orders a strike on Midway Island by much of the Imperial Japanese Navy.
1942 World War II: Gustaf Mannerheim, the Commander-in-Chief of the Finnish Army, is granted the title of Marshal of Finland by the government on his 75th birthday. On the same day, Adolf Hitler arrives in Finland for a surprise visit to meet Mannerheim.[2]
1940 World War II: The Dunkirk evacuation ends: the British Armed Forces completes evacuation of 338,000 troops from Dunkirk in France. To rally the morale of the country, Winston Churchill delivers, only to the House of Commons, his famous "We shall fight on the beaches" speech.
1939 The Holocaust: The MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 German Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, in the United States, after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, more than 200 of its passengers later die in Nazi concentration camps.
1932 Marmaduke Grove and other Chilean military officers lead a coup d'état establishing the short-lived Socialist Republic of Chile.
1928 The President of the Republic of China, Zhang Zuolin, is assassinated by Japanese agents.
1920 Hungary loses 71% of its territory and 63% of its population when the Treaty of Trianon is signed in Paris.
1919 Women's rights: The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.
1917 The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded: Laura E. Richards, Maude H. Elliott, and Florence Hall receive the first Pulitzer for 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.
1916 World War I: Russia opens the Brusilov Offensive with an artillery barrage of Austro-Hungarian lines in Galicia.
1913 Emily Davison, a suffragist, runs out in front of King George V's horse at The Derby. She is trampled, never regains consciousness, and dies four days later.
1912 Massachusetts becomes the first state of the United States to set a minimum wage.
1896 Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, and gives it a successful test run.
1878 Cyprus Convention: The Ottoman Empire cedes Cyprus to the United Kingdom but retains nominal title.
1876 An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, via the First transcontinental railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after leaving New York City.
1862 American Civil War: Confederate troops evacuate Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River, leaving the way clear for Union troops to take Memphis, Tennessee.
1859 Italian Independence wars: In the Battle of Magenta, the French army, under Louis-Napoleon, defeat the Austrian army.
1855 Major Henry C. Wayne departs New York aboard the USS Supply to procure camels to establish the U.S. Camel Corps.
1825 General Lafayette, a French officer in the American Revolutionary War, speaks at what would become Lafayette Square, Buffalo, during his visit to the United States.
1812 Following Louisiana's admittance as a U.S. state, the Louisiana Territory is renamed the Missouri Territory.
1802 King Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia abdicates his throne in favor of his brother, Victor Emmanuel.
1792 Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for the Kingdom of Great Britain.
1784 Élisabeth Thible becomes the first woman to fly in an untethered hot air balloon. Her flight covers four kilometres in 45 minutes, and reached 1,500 metres altitude (estimated).
1783 The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière (hot air balloon).
1760 Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada, taken from the Acadians.
1745 Battle of Hohenfriedberg: Frederick the Great's Prussian army decisively defeated an Austrian army under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine during the War of the Austrian Succession.
1615 Siege of Osaka: Forces under Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan.
1561 The steeple of St Paul's, the medieval cathedral of London, is destroyed in a fire caused by lightning and is never rebuilt.
1411 King Charles VI granted a monopoly for the ripening of Roquefort cheese to the people of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon as they had been doing for centuries.
Famous People Born on June 4

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Year Name
1976 Nenad Zimonjić, Serbian tennis player
1959 Anil Ambani, Indian businessman and Chairman of Reliance Infrastructure
1951 Melanie Phillips, English journalist and author
1987 Mollie King, English singer
1962 Zenon Jaskuła, Polish cyclist
1970 Deborah Compagnoni, Italian skier
1996 Oli McBurnie, Scottish footballer
1926 Robert Earl Hughes, American who was the heaviest human being recorded in the history of the world during his lifetime (d. 1958)
1951 Bronisław Malinowski, Polish runner (d. 1981)
1985 Leon Botha, South African painter and DJ (d. 2011)
Famous People Deaths On June 4

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Date Name
2013 Walt Arfons, American race car driver (b. 1916)
1962 Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (b. 1882)
2016 Carmen Pereira, Bissau-Guinean politician (b. 1937)
1875 Eduard Mörike, German pastor and poet (b. 1804)
2011 Juan Francisco Luis, Virgin Islander sergeant and politician, 23rd Governor of the United States Virgin Islands (b. 1940)
1830 Antonio José de Sucre, Venezuelan general and politician, 2nd President of Bolivia (b. 1795)
1994 Derek Leckenby, English musician (b. 1943)
1998 Josephine Hutchinson, American actress (b. 1903)
1453 Andronikos Palaiologos Kantakouzenos, Byzantine commander
1102 Władysław I Herman, Polish nobleman (b. c. 1044)