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1833Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage

1994Beth Daniel wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic

198252nd French Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger (76 61)

1940General Charles de Gaulle becomes French junior minister of Defense

1944German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel goes on leave just before WWII D-Day landings by the Allies

70Titus & his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem

1955NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 550' HR off Chicago Billy Pierce

1937Henry Ford initiates 32 hour work week

198858th French Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Henri Leconte (75 62 61)

197343rd French Men's Tennis: Ilie Nastase beats Nikki Pilic (63 63 60)

201347th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

1995The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.

1941Sandor Szabo beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ

199363rd French Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats M J Fernandez (4-6 6-2 6-4)

1988Laura Davies wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

1991Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Clayton Federal Golf Invitational

1952Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavy weight boxing title

1947Sec of State George Marshall outlines "Marshall Plan"

198353rd French Men's Tennis: Yannick Noah beats Mats Wilander (62 75 76)

1799Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland set sail in the Pizarro from A Coruña and begin their 5 year Latin American expedition

1974As' Reggie Jackson & Bill North engage in clubhouse fight at Detroit

1981Astro's Nolan Ryan passes Early Wynn as all-time walk leader (1,777)

1888US Democrats nominate Grover Cleveland for president

1990South African troops plunder Nelson Mandela's home

1998"The Truman Show", starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Ed Harris, is released

1661Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge

1981George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England"

June 5th Historical Events
Date Event
70
Titus & his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem 
754
Friezen murders bishop Boniface & over 50 companions 
1257
Kraków, Poland, receives city rights. 
1288
Battle of Woeringen: Reinald I vs Jan I 
1305
Archbishop Bertrand the Got of Bordeaux elected Pope Clement V 
1507
England & Netherlands sign trade agreement 
1625
Spanish troops under Spinola conquer Breda 
1632
Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Roermond 
1661
Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge 
1716
England & Emperor Karel VI signs military treaty 
1752
Prince William of Orange becomes Knight of Garter 
1783
Joseph & Jacques Montgolfier make 1st public balloon flight 
1794
US Congress prohibits citizens from serving in foreign armed forces 
1798
The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated. 
1799
Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland set sail in the Pizarro from A Coruña and begin their 5 year Latin American expedition 
1805
1st recorded tornado in "Tornado Alley" (Southern Illinois) 
1806
1st trotter to break 3 minute mile (Yankee) 
1806
Batavian Republic becomes Kingdom of Holland 
1808
-6] Battle at Wagram: French army beats Austrians 
1827
Turks capture the Acropolis & take Athens during Greek War of Independence 
1829
HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba. 
1833
Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage 
1846
Telegraph line opens between Phila & Balt 
1848
Statue of prince William the Silent, Prince of Orange, unveiled 
1849
Danish National Day-Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy 
1855
Anti-foreign anti-Roman Catholic Know-Nothing Party's 1st convention 
1857
Walter Woodbury & James Page open photo studio in Batavia (Djakarta) 
1861
Federal marshals seize arms & gunpower at Du Pont works DE 
1863
Battle of Franklin's Crossing, VA (Deep Run) 
1863
CSS "Alabama" captures "Tailsman" in Mid Atlantic 
1864
Battle of Piedmont, VA (Augusta City) 
1869
3rd Belmont: C Miller aboard Fenian wins in 3:04.25 
1870
Constantinople fire; 900 die 
1872
Republican National Convention meets (Phila) 
1873
Sultan Bargash closes slave market of Zanzibar 
1875
Pacific Stock Exchange formally opens in San Francisco 
1876
Bananas become popular in US, at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia 
1879
13th Belmont: George Evans riding Spendthrift wins in 2:42.75 
1882
Storm & floods hits Bombay; about 100,000 die 
1884
William Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination saying "I will not accept if nominated & will not serve if elected" 
1886
20th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Inspector B wins in 2:41 
1888
US Democrats nominate Grover Cleveland for president 
1888
The Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place. 
1899
Alfred Dreyfus acquitted 
1900
Pretoria, capital of the Boer Republic of South Africa, falls to the British led by General Buller 
1902
Kaiser Wilhelm II responds to growing demands from Polish and other Slavic peoples living within German territory by calling for more 'Germanization' of the slavs 
1906
Determined to keep pace with Britain as a major naval power, the German Reichstag passes new navy legislation, increasing the total tonnage in Germany's fleet 
1907
Automatic washer & dryer are introduced 
1911
Red Sox Joe Wood strikes out 3 pinch hitters in 9th for 5-4 win 
1912
US marines invade Cuba (3nd time) 
1913
Dutch Disability laws go into effect 
1915
47th Belmont: George Byrne aboard The Finn wins in 2:18.6 
1915
Denmark amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage. 
1916
The Sherif Hussein proclaims a revolt of the Arabs in the province of Hejaz, an action that undermines the Turkish Empire 
1917
10 million US men begin registering for draft in WW I 
1920
1st rivet driven on Bank of Italy headquarters at 1 Powell 
1920
A's VP Thomas Shibe denies charges that baseballs are livelier 
1925
29th US Golf Open: Willie Macfarlane shoots a 291 at Worcester CC Mass 
1926
Indians triple-play Yankees & win 15-3 
1927
3rd French Mens Tennis: R Lacoste beats B Tilden (6-4 4-6 5-7 6-3 11-9) 
1927
Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard & 200-yard free-style swim record 
1929
Ramsey MacDonald forms minority Labour government in Britain 
1931
Jules Renkin becomes premier of Belgium 
1931
66th British Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 296 at Carnoustie Golf Links 
1933
Gold standard abolished 
1934
1st formal meeting of Baker Street Irregulars (NYC) 
1937
69th Belmont: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 2:28.6 
1937
Henry Ford initiates 32 hour work week 
1940
A synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron, Ohio by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. 
1940
American Negro Theater organizes 
1940
Battle of France begins in WW II 
1940
Gen Von Bock starts German offensive in Somme 
1940
General Charles de Gaulle becomes French junior minister of Defense 
1940
Gov of Suriname & Neth Antilles refuse entry to Jewish refugees 
1940
Netherlands rations petroleum 
1941
Sandor Szabo beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ 
1942
British offensive in North Africa under General Ritchie 
1942
Elwood Ordnance Plant near Joliet Illinois kills 54 
1942
USA declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary & Romania 
1943
75th Belmont: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:28.2 
1943
German occupiers arrest Louvain University's chancellor 
1943
President Laurel was shot around 4 times with a 45 caliber pistol while playing golf at the Wack Wack Golf Course in Mandaluyong 
1944
1st B-29 bombing raid; 1 plane lost due to engine failure 
1944
1st British gliders touched down on French soil for D-Day invasion 
1944
Allies march into Rome 
1944
German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel goes on leave just before WWII D-Day landings by the Allies 
1944
General Eisenhower decides invasion set for June 6 
1945
Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes" premieres in London 
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 Marshall outlines "Marshall Plan" 
1948
Phillies Richie Ashburn sets NL rookie consecut hitting streak at 23 
1950
US Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation 
1952
1st sporting event televised nationally-Walcott vs Charles boxing 
1952
Test Cricket debut of Freddie Trueman v India at Headingley 
1952
Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavy weight boxing title 
1953
Denmark adopts a new constitution 
1953
US Senate rejects China People's Republic membership to UN 
1954
"Your Show Of Shows" last airs on NBC-TV 
1954
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ecclesiae fastos 
1955
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open 
1955
NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 550' HR off Chicago Billy Pierce 
1956
"Milton Berle Show" last airs on NBC-TV 
1956
Fed court rules racial segregation on Montgomery buses anti-Const 
1957
NY narcotics investigator, Dr Herbert Berger, urges AMA to investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes 
1959
Bob Dylan graduates from Hibbing High School in Minnesota 
1959
The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in. 
1960
"George Gobel Show" last airs on CBS-TV 
1960
Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open 
1963
Princess Marijke changes her name to Christina 
1963
State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested 
1964
Davie Jones & King Bees debut "I Can't Help Thinking About Me"; group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie 
1965
"Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham & Pharaohs hits #2 
1965
97th Belmont: John Sellers aboard Hail to All wins in 2:28.6 
1965
Lopez Arellano becomes president of Honduras 
1966
Cin Red Leo Cardenas hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader 
1966
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Clayton Federal Golf Invitational 
1967
6 day war between Israel & Arab neighbors begin 
1967
Murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in electric chair 
1967
WSBE TV channel 36 in Providence, RI (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1967
Royal Canadian Mint ordered to start converting 10 cent & 25 cent coins to pure nickel as soon as possible 
1968
12:16AM PST-Sirhan Sirhan shoots Bobby Kennedy, who dies next day 
1969
Dutch Antilles government of Kroon resigns 
1969
Race riot in Hartford, Connecticut 
1969
The International communist conference begins in Moscow. 
1970
KPAX TV channel 8 in Missoula, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1970
Chile becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
1970
The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, is lifted after a march by women breaches the British Army cordon 
1971
103rd Belmont: Walter Blum aboard Pass Catcher wins in 2:30.6 
1972
"If You Had Wings" opens 
1972
UN Conference on Human Environment opens in Stockholm 
1972
Yugoslav president Josip Tito visits USSR 
1973
43rd French Men's Tennis: Ilie Nastase beats Nikki Pilic (63 63 60) 
1974
As' Reggie Jackson & Bill North engage in clubhouse fight at Detroit 
1975
48th US National Spelling Bee: Hugh Tosteson wins spelling incisor 
1975
British referendum agrees to European Common Market membership 
1975
Egypt president Anwar Sadat reopens Suez Canal (closed since 1967) 
1976
"Bigfoot" by Bro Smith hits #57 
1976
108th Belmont: Angel Cordero Jr riding Bold Forbes wins in 2:29 
1976
Teton Dam in Idaho burst causing $1 billion damage (14 die) 
1976
After a suspected republican bombing kills 2 Protestant civilians in a pub, the Ulster Volunteer Force kill 5 civilians in a gun and bomb attack at the Chlorane Bar, North Ireland 
1977
31st NBA Championship: Port Trailblazers beat Phila 76er, 4 games to 2 
1977
31st Tony Awards: Shadow Box & Annie win 
1977
Coup in Seychelles (National Day) 
1977
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Talk Tournament '77 Golf Tournament 
1977
LA Dodgers retire Walt Alston's #24 
1979
Seychelles adopts constitution 
1980
Soyuz T-2 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station 
1981
Astro's Nolan Ryan passes Early Wynn as all-time walk leader (1,777) 
1981
Aids Epidemic officially begins when US Centers of Disease Control reports on pneumonia affecting 5 homosexual men 
1981
George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England" 
1981
TODAY/PC runs for 1st time 
1982
"Murphy's Law" by Cheri hits #39 
1982
114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28 
1982
52nd French Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger (76 61) 
1982
Waterfront streetcar begins operating in Seattle 
1983
37th Tony Awards: Torch Song Trilogy & Cats win 
1983
53rd French Men's Tennis: Yannick Noah beats Mats Wilander (62 75 76) 
1983
Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic 
1984
Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" becomes #1 
1984
Indira Gandhi orders attack on Sikh's holiest site (Golden Temple) 
1984
Frederick Russell, English Marine Biologist (plankton life history and long-term changes in marine ecosystems), dies at 86 
1986
SD Padre Steve Garvey ejected for 1st time 
1987
"Nightline" presents its 1st "Town Meeting" the subject is AIDS & the show runs until 3:47 AM 
1987
Dwight Gooden returns from drug rehabilitation & allows wins game 
1988
1st Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $590,000 
1988
58th French Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Henri Leconte (75 62 61) 
1988
Kay Cottee sails into Sydney as 1st woman to circle globe alone 
1988
Laura Davies wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic 
1988
Longest champagne cork flight is 177'9 in NY 
1988
Russian orthodox church celebrates 1,000th anniversary 
1989
23rd Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton & Randy Travis 
1989
Billy Smith, last original NY Islander, retires 
1989
Paul McCartney releases "Flowers in the Dirt" 
1989
Toronto Blue Jays Skydome stadium opens, Milwaukee Brewers win 5-3 
1990
South African troops plunder Nelson Mandela's home 
1991
Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl ordained in Episcopal Church, Washington DC 
1991
Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize 
1991
Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) launched 
1993
"Livin' On The Edge" by Aerosmith hits #18 
1993
125th Belmont: Julie Krone aboard Colonial Affair wins in 2:29.8 
1993
63rd French Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats M J Fernandez (4-6 6-2 6-4) 
1993
Liberian Charles Taylors rebellion kills 550 fugitives 
1993
Somali warlord Aidids murders 23 Pakistani 
1994
"Gray's Anatomy" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 8 performances 
1994
64th French Men's Tennis: S Bruguera beats A Berasategui (63 75 26 61) 
1994
64th French Women's Tennis: A Sanchez Vicario beats M Pierce (6-4 6-4) 
1994
7th Children's Miracle Network Telethon 
1994
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic 
1995
29th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Reba McEntire 
1995
The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created. 
1996
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Memphis, TN, on WMFS 92.9 FM 
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). 
1998
"The Truman Show", starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Ed Harris, is released 
1999
131st Belmont: Jose Santos aboard Lemon Drop Kid wins in 2:27.88 
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. 
2001
OPEC ministers agree to leave the cartel's oil production quotas unchanged for at least a month, until a scheduled emergency meeting July 3 
2003
A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region. 
2004
136th Belmont: Edgar Prado aboard Birdstone wins in 2:27.50 
2005
59th Tony Awards: Monty Python's Spamalot & Doubt win 
2006
Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. 
2009
Chileo officially enters recession; it is the first South American country to enter the global recession 
2010
142nd Belmont: Mike Smith riding Drosselmeyer wins in 2:31.57 
2013
44 people are killed by a lightning storm in Bihar, India 
2013
Nawaz Sharif is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan 
2013
47th Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins 
2013
47th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins 
2016
Thousands Rally in Hong Kong to Mark Tiananmen Anniversary 
2016
In pushback to US, China says 'has no fear of trouble' in South China Sea 
2016
Kerry warns Beijing over air defense zone for South China Sea 
2017
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain cut ties to Qatar 
2017
Stars praise Manchester's resilience at Ariana Grande benefit 
2017
ISIS claims responsibility for London Bridge attack 
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