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5th of June 0070 EVENT Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem.
5th of June 1257 EVENT Krakow, Poland receives city rights.
5th of June 1798 EVENT The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
5th of June 1817 EVENT The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.
5th of June 1829 EVENT HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
5th of June 1832 EVENT The June Rebellion breaks out in Paris in an attempt to overthrow the monarchy of Louis-Philippe.
5th of June 1837 EVENT Houston, Texas is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.
5th of June 1849 EVENT Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy by the signing of a new constitution.
5th of June 1851 EVENT 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.
5th of June 1862 EVENT As the Treaty of Saigon is signed, ceding parts of southern Vietnam to France, the guerrilla leader Truong Dinh decides to defy Emperor Tu Duc of Vietnam and fight on against the Europeans.
5th of June 1864 EVENT American Civil War: Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.
5th of June 1883 EVENT The first regularly scheduled Orient Express departs Paris.
5th of June 1888 EVENT The Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place.
5th of June 1900 EVENT Second Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria.
5th of June 1915 EVENT Denmark amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage.
5th of June 1916 EVENT Louis Brandeis is sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
5th of June 1917 EVENT World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as "Army registration day".
5th of June 1933 EVENT The U.S. Congress abrogates the United States' use of the gold standard by enacting a joint resolution (48 Stat. 112) nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold.
5th of June 1941 EVENT Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.
5th of June 1942 EVENT World War II: United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.
5th of June 1944 EVENT World War II: More than 1000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.
5th of June 1945 EVENT The Allied Control Council, the military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.
5th of June 1946 EVENT A fire in the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois kills 61 people.
5th of June 1947 EVENT Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
5th of June 1949 EVENT Thailand elects Orapin Chaiyakan, the first Thai female member of Thailand's Parliament.
5th of June 1956 EVENT Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
5th of June 1959 EVENT The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.
5th of June 1963 EVENT British Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigns in a sex scandal known as the Profumo Affair.
5th of June 1963 EVENT 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 are confronted by tanks and paratroopers.
5th of June 1964 EVENT DSV Alvin is commissioned.
5th of June 1967 EVENT Six-Day War begins: The Israeli air force launches simultaneous pre-emptive attacks on the air forces of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.
5th of June 1968 EVENT U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California by Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy dies the next day.
5th of June 1969 EVENT The International communist conference begins in Moscow.
5th of June 1975 EVENT The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.
5th of June 1975 EVENT The United Kingdom holds its first and only country-wide referendum, on remaining in the European Economic Community (EEC).
5th of June 1976 EVENT Collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho, United States.
5th of June 1977 EVENT The Apple II, one of the first personal computers, goes on sale.
5th of June 1977 EVENT A coup takes place in Seychelles.
5th of June 1981 EVENT The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that five people in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.
5th of June 1984 EVENT Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi orders an attack on the Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikh religion.
5th of June 1989 EVENT The Unknown Rebel halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
5th of June 1995 EVENT The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.
5th of June 1998 EVENT 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).
5th of June 2001 EVENT 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.
5th of June 2003 EVENT A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50?C (122?F) in the region.
5th of June 2006 EVENT Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
5th of June 1341 BIRTHDAY Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, son of Edward III of England (d. 1402)
5th of June 1493 BIRTHDAY Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (d. 1555)
5th of June 1523 BIRTHDAY Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry (d. 1573)
5th of June 1553 BIRTHDAY Bernardino Baldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1617)
5th of June 1554 BIRTHDAY Elisabeth of Austria, queen consort of Charles IX of France (d. 1592)
5th of June 1640 BIRTHDAY Pu Songling, Chinese writer (d. 1715)
5th of June 1646 BIRTHDAY Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician (d. 1684)
5th of June 1660 BIRTHDAY Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (d. 1744)
5th of June 1718 BIRTHDAY Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker (d. 1779)
5th of June 1723 BIRTHDAY Adam Smith, Scottish economist (d. 1790)
5th of June 1757 BIRTHDAY Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist (d. 1808)
5th of June 1760 BIRTHDAY Johan Gadolin, Finnish scientist (d. 1852)
5th of June 1771 BIRTHDAY Ernest Augustus I of Hanover (d. 1851)
5th of June 1781 BIRTHDAY Christian August Lobeck, German scholar (d. 1860)
5th of June 1819 BIRTHDAY John Couch Adams, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1892)
5th of June 1850 BIRTHDAY Pat Garrett, American Western lawman (d. 1908)
5th of June 1862 BIRTHDAY Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish ophthalmologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1930)
5th of June 1868 BIRTHDAY James Connolly, Irish socialist (d. 1916)
5th of June 1876 BIRTHDAY Isaac Heinemann, German-born Israeli scholar and professor of classical literature (d. 1957)
5th of June 1876 BIRTHDAY Tony Jackson, American musician (d. 1920)
5th of June 1877 BIRTHDAY Willard Miller, American sailor (d. 1959)
5th of June 1878 BIRTHDAY Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary (d. 1923)
5th of June 1879 BIRTHDAY Robert Mayer, German-born philanthropist (d. 1985)
5th of June 1879 BIRTHDAY Rene Pottier, French cyclist (d. 1907)
5th of June 1883 BIRTHDAY John Maynard Keynes, English economist (d. 1946)
5th of June 1884 BIRTHDAY Ralph Benatzky, Czech composer (d. 1957)
5th of June 1894 BIRTHDAY Roy Thomson, Lord Thomson of Fleet, English publisher (d. 1976)
5th of June 1895 BIRTHDAY William Boyd, American actor (d. 1972)
5th of June 1898 BIRTHDAY Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet, lyricist and dramatist (d. 1936)
5th of June 1898 BIRTHDAY Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian shoemaker (d. 1960)
5th of June 1899 BIRTHDAY Otis Barton, American deep-sea diver, inventor and actor (d. 1992)
5th of June 1900 BIRTHDAY Dennis Gabor, Hungarian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
5th of June 1902 BIRTHDAY Arthur Powell Davies, American religious minister (d. 1957)
5th of June 1905 BIRTHDAY John Abbott, British actor (d. 1996)
5th of June 1905 BIRTHDAY Jock Cameron, South African cricketer, Wisden COY 1936 (d. 1935)
5th of June 1912 BIRTHDAY Dean Amadon, American ornithologist (d. 2003)
5th of June 1916 BIRTHDAY Eddie Joost, American baseball player and manager
5th of June 1919 BIRTHDAY Richard Scarry, American author/illustrator (d. 1994)
5th of June 1920 BIRTHDAY Cornelius Ryan, Irish-American author (d. 1974)
5th of June 1923 BIRTHDAY Jorge Daponte, Argentine racing driver (d. 1963)
5th of June 1923 BIRTHDAY Daniel Pinkham, American composer, organist, and harpsichordist (d. 2006)
5th of June 1925 BIRTHDAY Art Donovan, American football star
5th of June 1928 BIRTHDAY Tony Richardson, British film director (d. 1991)
5th of June 1928 BIRTHDAY Robert Lansing, American actor (d. 1994)
5th of June 1930 BIRTHDAY Alifa Rifaat, Egyptian writer (d. 1996)
5th of June 1931 BIRTHDAY Jacques Demy, French film director (d. 1990)
5th of June 1931 BIRTHDAY Connie Hines, American actress (d. 2009)
5th of June 1931 BIRTHDAY Jerzy Prokopiuk, Polish philosopher, antroposopher
5th of June 1932 BIRTHDAY Christy Brown, Irish author (d. 1981)
5th of June 1934 BIRTHDAY Bill Moyers, American journalist
5th of June 1937 BIRTHDAY Helene Cixous, French writer, poet
5th of June 1938 BIRTHDAY Karin Balzer, German hurdler
5th of June 1939 BIRTHDAY Joe Clark, sixteenth Prime Minister of Canada
5th of June 1939 BIRTHDAY Margaret Drabble, English novelist
5th of June 1941 BIRTHDAY Martha Argerich, Argentine pianist
5th of June 1941 BIRTHDAY Robert Kraft, American owner of the New England Patriots
5th of June 1941 BIRTHDAY Erasmo Carlos, Brazilian singer and songwriter
5th of June 1941 BIRTHDAY Spalding Gray, American actor and writer (d. 2004)
5th of June 1942 BIRTHDAY Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Equatoguinean politician
5th of June 1943 BIRTHDAY Matthew Lesko, American author
5th of June 1944 BIRTHDAY Colm Wilkinson, Irish singer
5th of June 1945 BIRTHDAY John Carlos, American athlete
5th of June 1945 BIRTHDAY Patrick Head, English F1 technical director and team co-owner (WilliamsF1)
5th of June 1946 BIRTHDAY John Bach, Welsh actor
5th of June 1946 BIRTHDAY Freddie Stone, American guitarist (Sly & the Family Stone)
5th of June 1947 BIRTHDAY Laurie Anderson, American performance artist
5th of June 1947 BIRTHDAY Tom Evans, English musician (Badfinger) (d. 1983)
5th of June 1949 BIRTHDAY Ken Follett, Welsh author
5th of June 1950 BIRTHDAY J. J. Bittenbinder, American television host and author
5th of June 1950 BIRTHDAY Ronnie Dyson, American singer and actor (d. 1990)
5th of June 1950 BIRTHDAY Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist & political activist (d. 1977)
5th of June 1951 BIRTHDAY Suze Orman, American financial advisor, writer, and television personality
5th of June 1951 BIRTHDAY Jill Biden, American educator and wife of Vice President Joe Biden
5th of June 1952 BIRTHDAY Daniel Katzen, American classical musician
5th of June 1952 BIRTHDAY Carole Fredericks, American singer (d. 2001)
5th of June 1952 BIRTHDAY Nicko McBrain, English drummer (Iron Maiden)
5th of June 1953 BIRTHDAY Kathleen Kennedy, American film producer
5th of June 1954 BIRTHDAY Haluk Bilginer, Turkish actor
5th of June 1955 BIRTHDAY Edino Nazareth Filho, Brazilian football player
5th of June 1956 BIRTHDAY Richard Butler, English singer (The Psychedelic Furs)
5th of June 1956 BIRTHDAY Kenny G, American saxophonist
5th of June 1958 BIRTHDAY Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi, President of the Comoros
5th of June 1958 BIRTHDAY Avigdor Lieberman, Israeli politician
5th of June 1959 BIRTHDAY Robert Lloyd, English musician (The Nightingales)
5th of June 1960 BIRTHDAY Margo Lanagan, Australian author
5th of June 1960 BIRTHDAY Leslie Hendrix, American actress
5th of June 1961 BIRTHDAY Aldo Costa, Italian engineer
5th of June 1961 BIRTHDAY Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (d. 1999)
5th of June 1961 BIRTHDAY Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (d. 2006)
5th of June 1962 BIRTHDAY Jeff Garlin, American comedian
5th of June 1962 BIRTHDAY Princess Astrid of Belgium
5th of June 1963 BIRTHDAY Joe Rudan, Hungarian heavy metal singer
5th of June 1964 BIRTHDAY Lisa Cholodenko, American filmmaker
5th of June 1964 BIRTHDAY Rick Riordan, American author
5th of June 1964 BIRTHDAY Karl Sanders, American musician (Nile)
5th of June 1965 BIRTHDAY Sandrine Piau, French soprano
5th of June 1965 BIRTHDAY Michael E. Brown, American astronomer
5th of June 1967 BIRTHDAY Joe DeLoach, American athlete
5th of June 1967 BIRTHDAY Ray Lankford, American baseball player
5th of June 1967 BIRTHDAY Ron Livingston, American actor
5th of June 1969 BIRTHDAY Brian McKnight, American musician
5th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Martin Gelinas, Canadian hockey player
5th of June 1971 BIRTHDAY Miyuki Komatsu, Japanese actress
5th of June 1971 BIRTHDAY Susan Lynch, Northern Irish actress
5th of June 1971 BIRTHDAY Takaya Tsubobayashi, Japanese racing driver
5th of June 1971 BIRTHDAY Mark Wahlberg, American rapper and actor
5th of June 1972 BIRTHDAY Chuck Klosterman, American journalist
5th of June 1972 BIRTHDAY Pavel Kotla, Polish conductor
5th of June 1972 BIRTHDAY Mike Bucci, American professional wrestler
5th of June 1973 BIRTHDAY Lamon Brewster, American boxer
5th of June 1973 BIRTHDAY Daniel Gildenlow, Swedish musician and songwriter
5th of June 1973 BIRTHDAY Galilea Montijo, Mexican actress
5th of June 1973 BIRTHDAY Gella Vandecaveye, Belgian judoka
5th of June 1974 BIRTHDAY Chad Allen, American actor
5th of June 1974 BIRTHDAY P-Nut, American bassist (311)
5th of June 1974 BIRTHDAY Russ Ortiz, American baseball player
5th of June 1975 BIRTHDAY Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
5th of June 1975 BIRTHDAY Sandra Stals, Belgian athlete
5th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Giannis Giannoulis, Greek basketball player
5th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Torry Holt, American football player
5th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Jack Ross, Scottish footballer
5th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Ross Noble, English comedian
5th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Aesop Rock, American hip-hop artist
5th of June 1977 BIRTHDAY Kristin Gore, American author and screenwriter
5th of June 1977 BIRTHDAY Nourhanne, Lebanese singer
5th of June 1977 BIRTHDAY Liza Weil, American actress
5th of June 1977 BIRTHDAY Christian Martucci, American musician
5th of June 1977 BIRTHDAY Navi Rawat, American actress
5th of June 1978 BIRTHDAY Fernando Meira, Portuguese football player
5th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY David Bisbal, Spanish singer
5th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Fraser Watts, Scottish cricketer
5th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Jason White, American racing driver
5th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Pete Wentz, American musician (Fall Out Boy)
5th of June 1980 BIRTHDAY Mike Fisher, Canadian ice hockey player
5th of June 1980 BIRTHDAY Sutee Suksomkit, Thai football player
5th of June 1981 BIRTHDAY Jade Goody, British television personality (d. 2009)
5th of June 1981 BIRTHDAY Sebastien Lefebvre, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
5th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Dallas Cook, American musician (Suburban Legends)
5th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Baron Geisler, Filipino actor
5th of June 1983 BIRTHDAY Bill Bray, American baseball player
5th of June 1983 BIRTHDAY Marques Colston, American football player
5th of June 1984 BIRTHDAY Robert Barbieri, Canadian-born Italian rugby player
5th of June 1985 BIRTHDAY Kenny De Ketele, Belgian cyclist
5th of June 1985 BIRTHDAY Ekaterina Bychkova, Russian tennis player
5th of June 1986 BIRTHDAY Christian Baracat, German rugby player
5th of June 1986 BIRTHDAY Dave Bolland, Canadian ice hockey player
5th of June 1986 BIRTHDAY Vernon Gholston, American football player
5th of June 1986 BIRTHDAY Amanda Crew, Canadian actress
5th of June 1987 BIRTHDAY Charlie Clements, English actor
5th of June 1988 BIRTHDAY Alessandro Salvi, Italian footballer
5th of June 1989 BIRTHDAY Megumi Nakajima, Filipina-Japanese voice actress & singer
5th of June 1992 BIRTHDAY Emily Seebohm, Australian swimmer
5th of June 1992 BIRTHDAY Joazhino Arroe, Peruvian footballer
5th of June 1995 BIRTHDAY Troye Sivan, South African/Australian actor and singer
5th of June 2005 BIRTHDAY Irene Urdangarin y de Borbon, granddaughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain
5th of June 0301 DEATH Sima Lun, Chinese usurper
5th of June 0535 DEATH Epiphanius of Constantinople, patriarch of Constantinople
5th of June 1017 DEATH Emperor Sanjo of Japan (Born 976)
5th of June 1118 DEATH Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester (Born 1049)
5th of June 1296 DEATH Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (Born 1245)
5th of June 1316 DEATH King Louis X of France (Born 1289)
5th of June 1383 DEATH Dmitry Konstantinovich, Russian prince (Born 1324)
5th of June 1568 DEATH Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Flemish general and statesman (Born 1522)
5th of June 1625 DEATH Orlando Gibbons, English composer (Born 1583)
5th of June 1667 DEATH Pietro Sforza Pallavicino, Italian cardinal and historian (Born 1607)
5th of June 1688 DEATH Constantine Phaulkon, Greek adventurer (Born 1667)
5th of June 1716 DEATH Roger Cotes, English mathematician (Born 1682)
5th of June 1722 DEATH Johann Kuhnau, German composer, organist, and harpsichordist (Born 1660)
5th of June 1738 DEATH Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (Born 1659)
5th of June 1791 DEATH Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born colonial governor (Born 1718)
5th of June 1816 DEATH Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (Born 1741)
5th of June 1819 DEATH Bodawpaya, King of Burma (Born 1745)
5th of June 1825 DEATH Odysseas Androutsos, national hero in the Greek War of Independence (Born 1788)
5th of June 1826 DEATH Carl Maria von Weber, German composer (Born 1786)
5th of June 1866 DEATH John McDouall Stuart, Australian explorer (Born 1815)
5th of June 1900 DEATH Stephen Crane, American author (Born 1871)
5th of June 1902 DEATH Louis J. Weichmann, American witness in Abraham Lincoln assassination trial (Born 1842)
5th of June 1906 DEATH Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (Born 1842)
5th of June 1910 DEATH O. Henry, American author (Born 1862)
5th of June 1913 DEATH Chris von der Ahe, German-born baseball pioneer (Born 1851)
5th of June 1916 DEATH Lord Horatio Kitchener, British field marshal (Born 1850)
5th of June 1920 DEATH Rhoda Broughton, Welsh author (Born 1840)
5th of June 1921 DEATH Georges Feydeau, French playwright (Born 1862)
5th of June 1930 DEATH Pascin, Bulgarian painter (Born 1885)
5th of June 1967 DEATH Arthur Biram, Israeli philosopher and educator, and Israel Prize recipient (Born 1878)
5th of June 1975 DEATH Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (Born 1916)
5th of June 1976 DEATH Violet Wilkey, American actress (Born 1903)
5th of June 1993 DEATH Conway Twitty, American musician (Born 1933)
5th of June 1998 DEATH Jeanette Nolan, American actress (Born 1911)
5th of June 1998 DEATH Sam Yorty, American mayor of Los Angeles (Born 1909)
5th of June 1999 DEATH Mel Torme, American singer, composer, and actor (Born 1925)
5th of June 2000 DEATH Don Liddle, American baseball player (Born 1925)
5th of June 2001 DEATH Pedro Lain Entralgo, Spanish medical researcher and humanist (Born 1908)
5th of June 2002 DEATH Gwen Plumb, Australian actress (Born 1912)
5th of June 2002 DEATH Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones) (Born 1951)
5th of June 2003 DEATH Jurgen Mollemann, German politician (Born 1945)
5th of June 2003 DEATH Manuel Rosenthal, French composer and conductor (Born 1904)
5th of June 2004 DEATH Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (Born 1941)
5th of June 2004 DEATH Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States (Born 1911)
5th of June 2005 DEATH Susi Nicoletti, German actress (Born 1918)
5th of June 2005 DEATH Adolfo Aguilar Zinser, Mexican politician (Born 1949)
5th of June 2006 DEATH Frederick Franck, American artist and writer (Born 1909)
5th of June 2007 DEATH Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (Born 1922)
5th of June 2009 DEATH Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter (Born 1978)
5th of June 2009 DEATH Boris Pokrovsky, Russian operatic stage director (Born 1912)

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