4th June, on this day

780 BC - 1st total solar eclipse reliably recorded by Chinese
1039 Henry III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
1070 Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France
1584 Sir Walter Raleigh establishes first English colony on Roanoke Island, old Virginia (now North Carolina).
1615 Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan.
1647 Roundhead troops capture King Charles I of England - ending the English Civil War with the Royalists defeated
1745 Prussians defeat Austrians at Hohenfriedeberg
1760 Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia Canada taken from the Acadians.
1769 A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in the historical past.
1783 Montgolfier brothers launch 1st hot-air balloon (unmanned)
1784 Mme Thible becomes 1st woman to fly (in a balloon)
1792 Capt George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain
1794 British troops capture Port-au-Prince in Haiti.
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.
1805 Tripoli forced to conclude peace with US after war over tribute
1805 In Britain, the first official Trooping The Colour takes place at Horse Guards Parade in London
1812 Louisiana Territory officially renamed "Missouri Territory"
1825 Unseasonable hurricane hits NYC
1850 Empire Engine Company No 1 organized
1859 Italian Independence wars: in the Battle of Magenta, the French army, under Louis-Napoleon, defeats an Austrian army.
1862 Confederates evacuate Fort Pillow, Tenn
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.
1878 Cyprus ceded by Turkey to Britain for administrative purposes
1896 Henry takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit
1912 Cone of Mount Katmai (Alaska) collapses
1912 Massachusetts passes 1st US minimum wage law
1913 British suffragette Emily Wilding Davison is trampled to death at Tattenham Corner on the Epsom racecourse during the running of the 1913 Derby. She dies under the hooves of the King's horse, Anmer
1919 Senate passes Women's Suffrage bill
1919 US marines invade Costa Rica
1920 Hungary loses 71% of its territory and 63% of its population when the Treaty of Trianon is signed in Paris.
1928 President of the Republic of China Zhang Zuolin assassinated by Japanese agents.
1929 George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie (Rochester, NY)
1939 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, many of its passengers later died in Nazi concentration camps.
1940 British complete miracle of Dunkirk by evacuating 300,000 troops
1940 German forces enter Paris
1942 Reinhard Heydrich dies in Prague due to the assassination by Czechoslovak paratroopers (Operation Anthropoid).
1942 Battle of Midway begins; Japan's 1st major defeat in WW II
1942 Capitol Record Co opens for business
1943 Military coup in Argentina ousts Ramón Castillo.
1944 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.
1944 5th Army enters and liberates Rome from Mussolini's Fascist armies
1946 Largest solar prominence (300,000 mi/500,000 km) observed
1954 Arthur Murray flies X-1A rocket plane to record 27,000 m
1956 Speech by Khrushchev blasting Stalin made public
1957 1st commercial coal pipeline placed in operation
1963 1st transmission of "Pop Go the Beatles" on BBC radio
1964 Beatles "World Tour" begins in Copenhagen, Denmark
1965 Rolling Stones release "Satisfaction"
1967 Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew.
1967 Emmy Awards-Monkees win for comedy series
1969 Nicky Hopkins quits rock and rolls, Jeff Beck Group
1970 The island Kingdom of Tonga, in the Pacific Ocean, becomes a member of the British Commonwealth
1972 Angela Davis, black activist, acquitted of killing a white guard
1973 Patent for the ATM granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain.
1977 Violence during Puerto Rican Day in Chicago kills 2
1977 Scottish football fans cause at least £15,000 damage by breaking the goals and digging up the pitch at Wembley after Scotland beat England 2-1
1982 Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon
1984 Bruce Springsteen releases "Born in the USA"
1985 Supreme Court strikes down Alabama "moment of silence" law
1986 Jonathan Pollard, spy for Israel, pleads guilty in US court
1989 Beijing cop shoots and wounds Chinese priemer Li Peng
1989 Eastern Europe's 1st somewhat free election in 40 years held in Poland. 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.
1989 Largest parade in Bronx history honors 350th anniversary
1989 An estimated 2,000 die in Tiananmen Square in Peking when Chinese troops open fire on unarmed student protestors who had occupied the area for several days
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
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.
1990 Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy
1990 Mayor of Washington Marion Barry goes on trial for drug offences
1991 The United Kingdom's Conservative government announces that some British regiments would disappear or be merged into others—the largest armed forces cuts in almost twenty years.
1996 Europe's most powerful space rocket, the Ariane 5, which cost £500million to build, blows up just 45 seconds into its maiden flight
1998 Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
2001 Gyanendra, the last King of Nepal, ascends to the throne after the massacre in the Royal Palace.

4th June 2006

At least 20 Iraq motorists killed

China envoy defends Africa policy

Albatross numbers take steep dive

4th June 2007

Nato condemns Putin missile vow

China unveils climate change plan

Ex-Liberia leader boycotts trial

4th June 2008

Deadly suicide blast in Baghdad

Armies 'head for central Sudan'

Fishermen clash with police at EU

4th June 2009

Obama speaks to Muslim world

Tiananmen in anniversary lockdown

Turnout fear as EU election opens

4th June 2010

Bangladeshi fire kills 100

Nigeria - lead poisoning kills 100 children

Successful blast-off for Falcon 9

Birthdates which occurred on 4th June :

1694 Fran‡ois Quesnay France, economist, leader of the Physiocrats
1738 George III English king during American Revolution (1760-1820)
1867 Carl Gustaf Mannerheim Finland, military hero, Pres (1944-46)
1877 Heinrich Wieland German chemist (bile acids-Nobel 1927)
1895 Dino Conte Grandi Italy, delegate to league of nations (1925-32)
19-- Lindsay Frost actress (As the World Turns)
19-- Priscilla Morrill Medford Mass, actress (Edie Grant-Mary Tyler Moore)
1902 Richard Allen India, field hockey goal tender (Olympic-gold-1928)
1908 Rosalind Russell actress (Mame, Take a Letter Darling)
1909 Paul Nordoff Philadelphia, composer (Frog Prince)
1917 Charles Collingwood Mich, news commentator (CBS, Chronicles)
1917 Howard Metzenbaum (Sen-D-Ohio)
1917 Robert Anderson author (Tea & Sympathy)
1917 Robert Merrill Bkln NY, baritone (NY Metropolitan Opera)
1922 Irwin Bazelon Evanston Illinois, composer (Duo for Viola)
1924 Dennis Weaver Joplin Mo, actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered)
1926 Nan Leslie LA Calif, actress (Kings Row, The Californians)
1926 Robert Earl Hughes became heaviest known human (486 kg)
1932 John Barrymore Jr Beverly Hills Calif, actor (Pantomine Quiz)
1936 Bruce Dern Winnetka Ill, actor (Coming Home, Silent Running, Tatoo)
1937 Freddie Fender Mexico, country singer (Feelings)
1944 Michelle Phillips singer/actress (Mamas & Papas)
1944 Roger Ball saxophonist (Average White Band)
1945 Gordon Waller Scotland, singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love)
1945 Ivan "Ironman" Stewart Mickey Thompson off-road champ (1983, 84, 90)
1945 Margaret Impert Horseheads NY, actress (Maggie, Spencer's Pilots)
1946 Bettina Gregory newswoman (ABC-TV)
1948 Rosemary Joyce model/actress (Daphne Draper-Search For Tomorrow)
1950 Wayne Powers New Rochelle NY, actor (Laverne & Shirley, 13 East)
1952 Catherine Watkins Hartford Ct, actress (It's Not Easy, Mary)
1952 Parker Stevenson Phila Pa, actor (Falcon Crest, Stroker Ace)
1958 Julie Gholson Birmingham Ala, actress
1961 El Debarge rocker (Debarge-All this Love)
1963 Xavier McDaniel NBA forward (Seattle SuperSonics)
1964 Chris Kavanagh rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
1965 Andrea Jaeger Chicago, tennis player (retired as a teenager)
1968 Stacy Leigh Arthur Naperville Ill, playmate (Jan, 1991)


Deaths which occurred on June 4th:
1954 Harold Hoffman (Gov-NJ), dies at 58
1960 Lucien Littlefield actor (Mr Beasley-Blondie), dies at 64
1970 Menasha Skulnik comedian (Menasha the Magnificent), dies at 78
1973 Arna Bontemps writer/educator, dies at 72 in Nashville, Tenn
1973 Murray Wilson father of beachboys Brian, Carl & Dennis, dies at 55
1989 Ayatalloh Ruhullah Khomeini of Iran, dies at 86 of internal bleeding
1990 Jack Gilford comedic actor, dies at 82 of stomach cancer

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