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1913Suffragette Emily Davison steps in front of King George V's horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby

1917Most Excellent Order of British Empire inaugurated by King George V to recognise the efforts of his people in WW1

1989Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Louis Women's Golf Invitational

1988Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases for record 249 as a NY Yankee

1991Pope John Paul II compares abortion with nazi murders

198353rd French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec (61 62)

1929George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie (Rochester NY)

19445th Army enters & liberates Rome from Mussolini's Fascist armies

1647English Parliamentary army under Cornet George Joyce takes King Charles I as a prisoner during Second Civil War

1956Speech by Khrushchev criticising Stalin made public

1896Henry Ford takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit

1940Winston Churchill says "We shall fight on the seas & oceans"

1962Lee Harvey Oswald departs Rotterdam on SS Maasdam to US

1745Battle at Hohenfriedberg Silezie: Frederick the Great (Prussia) defeats Austrians and Saxons

1984Arnold Palmer fails to make US Open golf tournament 1st time in 32 yrs

198858th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats N Zvereva (6-0 6-0)

1979Joe Clark is sworn in as the youngest Prime Minister in Canadian history

June 4th Historical Events
Date Event
781
Oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse 
BC
AD
1039
Henry III becomes Holy Roman Emperor. 
1070
Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France 
1133
Rome-Innocentius II crowns Lotharius III Roman-German emperor 
1391
Mob led by Ferrand Martinez surounds & sets fire to Jewish quarter of Seville Spain, surviving Jews sold into slavery 
1487
Lord Lovell & John de la Poles army land at Furness Lancashire 
1615
Siege of Osaka: Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan. 
1632
Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Venlo 
1647
English Parliamentary army under Cornet George Joyce takes King Charles I as a prisoner during Second Civil War 
1664
Viceroy Willem Frederik conquerors Dijlerschans 
1666
Battle at Dunkirk: English vs Dutch fleet 
1741
Prussia goes to the Covenant of Nymphenburg 
1745
Battle at Hohenfriedberg Silezie: Frederick the Great (Prussia) defeats Austrians and Saxons 
1756
Quakers leave assembly of Pennsylvania 
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 history. 
1783
Montgolfier brothers launch 1st hot-air balloon (unmanned) 
1784
Madame Elizabeth Thible becomes the first female balloonist. 
1789
US constitution goes into effect 
1792
Capt George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain 
1794
Congress passes Neutrality Act, bans Americans from serving in armed forces of foreign powers 
1802
Grieving over the death of his wife, Marie Clotilde of France, 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 
1812
Louisiana Territory officially renamed "Missouri Territory" 
1825
Unseasonable hurricane hits NYC 
1831
National Congress selects Leopold von Saksen-Coburg as King of Belgium 
1832
3rd national black convention meets (Phila) 
1845
Mexican-US war starts 
1850
Empire Engine Company No 1 organized 
1850
Self-deodorizing fertilizer patented in England 
1862
Confederates evacuate Fort Pillow, Tennessee 
1868
Van Bosse/Fock government begins 
1870
4th Belmont: W Dick aboard Kingfisher wins in 2:59.5 
1873
1st contract workers of British-Indies Co arrives in Suriname 
1875
Pacific Stock Exchange opens 
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 
1884
18th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Panique wins in 2:42 
1892
Oil City & Titusville Penn, destroyed by oil tank explosion; 130 die 
1892
Sierra Club forms in SF 
1896
Henry Ford takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit 
1907
Automatic washer & dryer introduced 
1912
Cone of Mount Katmai (Alaska) collapses 
1912
Massachusetts passes 1st US minimum wage law 
1913
Suffragette Emily Davison steps in front of King George V's horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby 
1916
General Aleksei Brusilov begins a massive Russian offensive on the Eastern Front (WWI) 
1917
1st Pulitzer prize awarded to Richards & Elliott (Julia Ward Howe) 
1917
American men begin registering for the draft 
1917
Most Excellent Order of British Empire inaugurated by King George V to recognise the efforts of his people in WW1 
1919
Senate passes Women's Suffrage bill 
1919
US marines invade Costa Rica 
1920
Peace of Trianon between Allies & Hungary 
1927
1st Ryder Cup: US beats England, 9½-2½ at Worcester Country Club (Worcester, Massachusetts, US) 
1927
Johnny Weissmuller set swim records in 100-yard & 200-yard free-style 
1928
President of the Republic of China Zhang Zuolin is assassinated by Japanese agents. 
1929
George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie (Rochester NY) 
1932
64th Belmont: Tom Malley aboard Faireno wins in 2:32.8 
1932
Edouard Herriot becomes premier of France 
1937
Leon Blum becomes premier of People's front government of France 
1938
10th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland wins 7½-4½ at the Old Course at St Andrews 
1938
70th Belmont: James Stout aboard Pasteurized wins in 2:29.6 
1940
1st NL night game at Sportsman's Park (Dodgers 10, Cardinals 1) 
1940
1st night game at Forbes Field (Pirates 14, Braves 2) 
1940
British complete the "miracle of Dunkirk" by evacuating 300,000 allies troops from France 
1940
German forces enter Paris during WWII 
1940
Winston Churchill says "We shall fight on the seas & oceans" 
1941
Nazis forbid Jews access to beaches & swimming pools 
1941
Republic of Croatia orders all Jews to wear a star with the letter Z 
1942
Battle of Midway begins; Japan's 1st major defeat in WW II 
1942
Capitol Record Co opens for business 
1943
Argentina taken over by Gen Rawson & Col Juan Peron 
1943
Race riots in LA 
1943
St Louis Card Mort Cooper pitches his 2nd consecutive 1 hitter 
1944
1st British gliders touch down on French soil for D-Day 
1944
U505 becomes the first German submarine captured & boarded on high seas 
1944
5th Army enters & liberates Rome from Mussolini's Fascist armies 
1944
French general De Gaulle arrives in London 
1945
6th US Marine division occupies Orokoe Peninsula Okinawa 
1945
US, Russia, Britain & France agree to split occupied Germany 
1946
Largest solar prominence (300,000 mi/500,000 km) observed 
1947
"Louisiana Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 4 performances 
1947
US House of Representatives approves Taft-Hartley act 
1949
"Cavalcade of Stars" debuts (DuMont); Jackie Gleason made host in 1950 
1950
CVP wins Belgian parliamentary election 
1950
Dutch cyclist Wim van Est wins Bordeaux-Paris (586 km in 17:25) 
1951
Mississippi Valley State University founded 
1951
Pirate's' Gus Bell hits for cycle helps beat Phillies 12-4 
1953
Pitts trades outfielder Ralph Kiner & Joe Garagiola to Chic 
1954
Arthur Murray flies X-1A rocket plane to record 27,000 m 
1954
France grants Vietnam independence inside French Union 
1955
"Mickey Rooney Show" TV comedy last airs on NBC 
1956
Speech by Khrushchev criticising Stalin made public 
1957
1st commercial coal pipeline placed in operation 
1957
May & Cowdrey make 411 stand v WI Ramadhin bowls 98 overs 
1958
French premier Charles de Gaulle arrives in Algiers 
1958
SF Giants Hank Sauer & B Schmidt are 2nd to hit consecutive pinch HRs 
1961
Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Western Golf Open 
1962
Lee Harvey Oswald departs Rotterdam on SS Maasdam to US 
1963
1st transmission of "Pop Go the Beatles" on BBC radio 
1963
British Minister of War John Profumo resigns due to Christine Keeler scandal 
1964
Beatles "World Tour" begins in Copenhagen Denmark 
1964
LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 3rd no-hitter beats Phil Phillies, 3-0 
1964
Maldives adopts constitution 
1964
Test Cricket debut of Geoff Boycott v Australia at Trent Bridge, 48 
1966
"Batman & His Grandmother" by Dickie Goodman hits #70 
1966
-10] Hurricane Alma, kills 51 in Honduras 
1966
98th Belmont: William Boland aboard Amberoid wins in 2:29.6 
1967
19th Emmy Awards: Mission Impossible, Monkees, Don Knotts & Lucy Ball win 
1967
KTVN TV channel 2 in Reno, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1967
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Louis Women's Golf Invitational 
1967
Monkees take home an Emmy for their Outstanding comedy Series 
1967
Curt Flood's record 568 straight chances without an error ends (227 straight games) 
1967
Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew. 
1968
Don Drysdale pitches his 6th straight shutout, en route to 58 innings 
1969
Beatles release Ballad Of John & Yoko/Old Brown Shoe, in US 
1969
Nicky Hopkins quits rock & rolls, Jeff Beck Group 
1969
22-year-old man sneaks into wheel pod of a jet parked in Havana & survives 9-hr flight to Spain despite thin oxygen levels at 29,000 ft 
1970
43rd National Spelling Bee: Libby Childress wins spelling croissant 
1970
SD Padres draft Mike Ivie #1 
1970
Tonga (formerly Friendly Islands) declares independence from UK 
1970
WSMW TV channel 27 in Worcester, MA (IND) begins broadcasting 
1970
Yanks Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 1st of 3 times in 28 days 
1971
J Luns appointed secretary-general of NATO 
1971
Oakland A's beat Wash Senators, 5-3, in 21 innings 
1971
Zaheer Abbas scores Cricket 274 at Edgbaston, 544 minutes 38 fours 
1972
Angela Davis, black activist, acquitted of killing a white guard 
1972
Carol Mann wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open 
1972
Record 8 shutouts pitched in 16 major league games (AL=5, NL=3) 
1973
43rd French Womens Tennis: Margaret Court beats C Evert (67 76 64) 
1973
A patent for the ATM is granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain. 
1974
NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks 
1974
Never repeated 10 cent Beer Night at Cleveland, unruly fans stumble onto field & cause Indians to forfeit the game to Rangers with score tied 5-5 in 9th 
1974
Saudi Arabia announces that it will increase its participation in Aramco to 60 percent 
1975
Oldest animal fossils in US discovered in NC 
1977
Violence during Puerto Rican Day in Chicago kills 2 
1978
"Working" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 25 performances 
1978
32nd Tony Awards: Da & Ain't Misbehavin' win 
1978
6th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): JoAnne Carner 
1978
Liberal Julio Turbay Ayola wins Colombia elections 
1979
South-African pres Vorster resigns due to scandal 
1979
Sri Lanka forfeit ICC Trophy game vs Israel for political reasons 
1979
Joe Clark is sworn in as the youngest Prime Minister in Canadian history 
1981
54th National Spelling Bee: Paige Pipkin wins spelling sarcophagus 
1982
"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," released in USA 
1982
Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon 
1983
53rd French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec (61 62) 
1984
18th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers 
1984
Arnold Palmer fails to make US Open golf tournament 1st time in 32 yrs 
1984
Bruce Springsteen releases "Born in the USA" 
1984
DNA is successfully cloned from an extinct animal 
1984
NY Mets draft Shawn Abner, 17, #1 
1985
STS 51-G vehicle moves to launch pad 
1985
Supreme Court strikes down Alabama "moment of silence" law 
1986
Jonathan Pollard, spy for Israel, pleads guilty in US court 
1987
Danny Harris beats Edwin Moses, ends streak of 122 cons hurdle wins 
1988
"Cabaret" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 262 performances 
1988
42nd Tony Awards: M Butterfly & Phantom of the Opera win 
1988
58th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats N Zvereva (6-0 6-0) 
1988
Longest game in Balt Memorial Stadium (5:46) 14 inn (beat NY 7-6) 
1988
Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases for record 249 as a NY Yankee 
1989
2nd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $770,000 
1989
43rd Tony Awards: Heidi Chronicles & Jerome Robbin's Broadway win 
1989
Beijing policeman shoots & wounds Chinese priemer Li Ping 
1989
Eastern Europe's 1st partial free elections in 40 years held in Poland, Solidarity Party comes to power 
1989
Gas explodes near 2 passenger trains in USSR, kills 100s 
1989
Largest parade in Bronx history honors 350th anniversary 
1989
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International 
1989
Red Sox lead Blue Jays 10-0 in 7th, but lose 12-11 in 12 for Blue Jays 12th consecutive victory at Fenway 
1989
Tiananmen Square Massacre: Chinese troops clear the square of student protesters, unofficial figures place death toll near 1,000. 
1990
24th Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton & Patty Loveless 
1990
Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy 
1990
LA Dodger Ramon Martinez strikes out 18 Atlanta Braves 
1990
NY Telephone company announces that it wants Bronx area code 917 
1990
Dr Jack Kevorkian assisted an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die 
1991
1st post WW II non-communist government in Albania 
1991
Pope John Paul II compares abortion with nazi murders 
1991
Robert Strauss becomes US ambassador to Soviet Union 
1992
San Jose voters reject Giants plan to build a new stadium 
1992
USPO announces young Elvis beats old Elvis stamp 
1994
Haile Gebre Selassie runs world record 5 km (12:56.96) 
1995
"Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect" closes at Golden NYC at 347 perf 
1995
49th Tony Awards: Love! Valour! Compassion! & Sunset Boulevard win 
1995
8th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,331,000 
1995
Dale Eggeling wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic 
1997
UN Security renews its "oilforfood" initiative whereby Iraq may sell $2 billion worth of oil to buy food, medicine and other necessities to alleviate civilian suffering under the sanctions imposed when it invaded Kuwait in 1990 
1998
Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing. 
2000
54th Tony Awards: Copenhagen & Contact win 
2001
Gyanendra, the last King of Nepal, ascends to the throne after the massacre in the Royal Palace. 
2012
US drone attack kills 15 militants in Pakistan, including high ranking al-Qaeda official, Abu Yahya al-Libi 
2012
Car bomb kills 26 and injures 190 people in central Baghdad, Iraq 
2012
Japan's stock market plummets to record lows with the S&P/TOPIX 150 reaching its lowest level since 1983 
2012
Wedding party bus crashes killing 23 and injuring 60 people in Islamabad, Pakistan 
2016
Prince died of chronic pain opioid overdose 
2016
Five Soldiers Killed in Texas Floods 
2017
Militants plough van into crowd on London Bridge, stab others on street 
2017
Holloway stops Aldo in 3rd, wins UFC featherweight belt 
2017
Albert Pujols hits 600th career homer; 9th to join club 
2017
Edinson Volquez throws sixth no-hitter in Marlins history 
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