5th June, on this day

70 Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem
1257 Kraków, Poland received city rights.
1305 Pope Clement V is elected.
1661 Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge
1794 Congress prohibits citizens from serving in foreign armed forces
1798 Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
1805 1st recorded tornado in "Tornado Alley" (Southern Illinois)
1806 Batavian Republic becomes the Kingdom of Holland
1829 HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
1832 Parisian student uprisings of 1832 begin.
1833 Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage
1837 Houston, Texas is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.
1849 Danish National Day-Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy
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.
1855 Anti-foreign anti-Roman Catholic Know-Nothing Party's 1st convention
1863 CSS "Alabama" captures the "Tailsman" in the Mid Atlantic
1864 Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.
1872 Republican National Convention meets (Phila)
1875 Pacific Stock Exchange formally opens
1876 Bananas become popular in US, at Centennial Exposition in Philadephia
1888 Rio de la Plata Earthquake 1888: Uruguay 3.20 UTC-3, 5,5 Richter Scale, 34º36'00S, 57º53'59'W.
1900 Boer War: British troops capture and occupy Pretoria, the capital of the Transvaal
1906 A third German Naval Bill provides for further increases in the building of battleships as the arms race with other European powers continues
1912 US marines invade Cuba (3nd time)
1915 Denmark amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage.
1916 World War I: British General Lord Kitchener drowns when HMS Hampshire hits a mine off the Orkney Islands during a storm and sinks en route to Russia. There are no survivors
1917 10 million US men begin registering for draft in WW I
1933 US goes off gold standard
1940 1st synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron, Oh
1940 Battle of France begins in WW II
1941 Four thousands Chongqing residents were asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.
1942 Elwood Ordnance Plant near Joliet, Illinois kills 54
1944 1st B-29 bombing raid; 1 plane lost due to engine failure
1944 A cafe in the French town of Benouville is the first place to be liberated from German occupation when British paratroopers seize control of a vital canal bridge in advance of the main Allied D-Day landings in Normandy the following morning on June 6th. More than 1000 British bombers drop 5000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day
1945 USA, UK, USSR, France declare supreme authority over Germany
1946 Fire at LaSalle Hotel cocktail lounge kills 61 (Chicago, Ill)
1947 Sec of State George C Marshall outlines "The Marshall Plan"
1952 Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles for heavyweight boxing title
1953 Denmark adopts a new constitution
1956 Fed court rules racial segregation on Montgomery buses anti-Constitutional
1956 Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
1957 NY narcotics investigator, Dr Herbert Berger, urges AMA to
investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes
1959 The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.
1963 British War Minister John Profumo resigns after admitting he misled the House of Commons over his relationship with call-girl Christine Keeler
1963 Movement of 15 Khordad: protest against arrest of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini by Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. In several cities, masses of angry demonstrators were confronted by tanks and paratroopers.
1964 Davie Jones and King Bees debut "I Can't Help Thinking About Me",
group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie
1967 In the Middle East, the start of the Six Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbours - including Egypt and Syria
1967 Murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in the electric chair
1968 American Senator Bobby Kennedy, brother of former US President John F Kennedy who was assassinated in Dallas, Texas in 1963, is shot dead
1968 Alan Mullery becomes the first England footballer to be sent off the field during a full England international during a European Championship match against Yugoslavia in Florence
1969 Race riot in Hartford, Connecticut
1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment opens in Stockholm
1975 Britain holds its first modern referendum - which endorses continued membership of the European Common Market
1975 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat re-opens the Suez Canal to all but Israeli shipping - it had been closed for 8 years since the Six Day War of June 1967
1976 Teton Dam in Idaho burst causing $1 billion damage (14 die)
1977 1st personal computer, the Apple II, goes on sale
1977 Coup in Seychelles
1980 Soyuz T-2 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
1981 Center of Disease Control reports of a pneumonia affecting gays (AIDS)
1982 Waterfront streetcars begin operating in Seattle
1984 Indira Gandhi orders attack on Sikh's holiest site (Golden Temple)
1989 In Poland, Solidarity defeats the Comminusts in the first free elections in the country since the end of World War II
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.
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).
2001 U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords leaves the Republican Party, an act which shifts control of the United States Senate from the Republicans to the Democratic Party.
2001 Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm caused $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.
2003 Severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region.
2006 Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro

5th June 2006

Peruvians elect Garcia president

NY 'Mafia cops' get life in jail

Gunmen kidnap 50 in Iraqi capital

5th June 2007

Bush criticises Russia on reform

Australia rail crash toll rises

Mid-East marks start of 1967 War

5th June 2008

Guantanamo 9/11 suspects on trial

Diplomat convoy held in Zimbabwe

France deports genocide suspect

5th June 2009

Pakistan mosque bomb kills dozens

China landslide 'buries dozens'

Floating wind turbine launched

5th June 2010

Seized aid ship taken to Israel

BP oil cap funnels 6,000 barrels

G20 nations stress economic challenges

Birthdates which occurred on 5th June :

1718 Thomas Chippendale England, furniture maker (baptized)
1723 Adam Smith Kirkcaldy Scot, economist (Wealth of Nations) (baptized)
1819 John Couch Adams co-discover (Neptune)
1823 George Thorndike Angell Mass, lawyer (ASPCA)
1825 Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry Georgia, educator (Rep-Ala, 1857-61)
1878 Francisco (Pancho) Villa Mexico, revolutionary/guerrilla leader
1883 John Maynard Keynes Cambridge England, economist/math/journalist
1887 Ruth Benedict US, anthropologist (Patterns of Culture)
1895 William Boyd Ohio, cowboy (Hopalong Cassidy)
1898 Federico Garc¡a Lorca Spain, poet/dramatist (Blood Wedding)
19-- Eric Stacy rocker (Faster Pussycat-Wake Me When It's Over)
19-- Howard Platt Chicago Ill, actor (Sanford & Son, Empire)
19-- Mark Withers Nimmonsberg NY, actor (Peter-Kaz)
19-- Nancy Stafford Fla, Miss Florida (1977)/actress (Joan-St Elsewhere)
19-- Nicolette Goulet actress (Meredith Bauer-Guiding Light)
19-- Paul Taylor rocker (Winger-17)
1900 Dennis Gabor inventor (holography (3D laser photography))
1905 Art Donovan NFL defensive tackle (Balt, NY Yanks, Dallas)
1905 John Abbott London, actor (Smogasboard)
1912 Josef Neckermann German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1968)
1914 Stan Jones Douglas Az, actor (Sheriff of Cochise)
1919 Akeo Watanabe Tokyo Japan, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1956-68)
1920 Marion Motley AAFC, NFL fullback (Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh)
1923 Daniel Pinkham Lynn Massachusetts, composer (Signs of Zodiac)
1925 Bill Hayes Harvey Ill, actor/singer (Your Show of Shows)
1925 Dorothy Claire LaPorte Ind, singer (Winchell & Mahoney)
1926 Bill Hayes Illinois, actor, (Your Show of Shows, Days of our Life)
1928 Robert Lansing SD Calif, actor (12 O'Clock High, Equalizer, Automan)
1928 Tony Richardson England, director (Delicate Balance, Hotel NH)
1931 Jacques Demy France, director (Lola, Magic Donkey)
1932 Christy Brown Dublin, novelist (My Left Foot, Down All the Days)
1934 Bill D Moyers Hugo Okla, news commentator (Bill Moyers' Journal)
1934 F Curtis Michel LaCrosse Wisconsin, astronaut
1937 Waylon Jennings Littlefield Tx, country singer (Dukes of Hazzard)
1938 Marion Chapman smallest known premature baby to survive (280 g)
1939 Charles Joseph Clark (P-C) 16th Canadian PM (1979-80)
1939 Ken Follett spy author (Eye of the the Needle)
1939 Margaret Drabble author (The Needle's Eye)
1941 Martha Argerich Buenos Aires Argentina, pianist (debut 1949)
1944 Tommie Smith US sprinter (Olympic-gold-1968); gave black power salute
1945 Don Reid Va, country singer (Statler Bros-Flowers on the Wall)
1945 John Carlos track star (Olympic bronze 1968); gave black power salute
1946 Stefania Sandrelli Viareggio Italy, actress (The Key)
1950 Adrian Cosma Romania, team handball (Olympic-silver-1976)
1956 Kenny G saxophonist (Duotones)
1959 Michael Winans gospel singer (The Winans)
1964 Mags rocker (Fuzzbox-Into Rescue)
1974 Chad Allen Lazzari Cerritos Cal, actor (David-Our House, My 2 Dads)
1974 Chassity Lazzari Cerritos Cal, actress


Deaths which occurred on June 5th:
221 -BC- Chu Yuan China's poet drowns
1864 Gen William E "Grumble" Jones killed at Piedmont
1916 Horatio H Kitchener British General (Sudan), dies at 65
1953 Bill Tilden tennis champ, dies at 60
1970 Jay Irving cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 69
1988 Clarence M Pendleton chairman of comm on Civil Rights (1981-88) dies

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