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June 5 Historical Events

The following events took place on June 5. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 56 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 70
    Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem.
  • 754
    Boniface, Anglo-Saxon missionary, is killed by a band of pagans at Dokkum in Frisia.
  • 1257
    Kraków, in Poland, receives city rights.
  • 1283
    Battle of the Gulf of Naples: Roger of Lauria, admiral to King Peter III of Aragon, captures Charles of Salermo.
  • 1625
    The city of Breda surrenders to the Spanish tercios under general Ambrosio Spinola.
  • 1798
    The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread the United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
  • 1817
    The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.
  • 1829
    HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
  • 1832
    The June Rebellion breaks out in Paris in an attempt to overthrow the monarchy of Louis Philippe.
  • 1837
    Houston is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.
  • 1849
    Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy by the signing of a new constitution.
  • 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.
  • 1862
    As the Treaty of Saigon is signed, ceding parts of southern Vietnam to France, the guerrilla leader Trương Định decides to defy Emperor Tự Đức of Vietnam and fight on against the Europeans.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.
  • 1883
    The first regularly scheduled Orient Express departs Paris.
  • 1888
    The Rio de la Plata earthquake takes place.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria.
  • 1915
    Denmark amends its constitution to allow women’s suffrage.
  • 1916
    Louis Brandeis is sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court; he is the first American Jew to hold such a position.
  • 1917
    World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as “Army registration day”.
  • 1933
    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.
  • 1940
    World War II: After a brief lull in the Battle of France, the Germans renew the offensive against the remaining French divisions south of the River Somme in Operation Fall Rot (“Case Red”).
  • 1941
    World War II: Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.
  • 1942
    World War II: The United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.
  • 1944
    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.
  • 1945
    The Allied Control Council, the military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.
  • 1946
    A fire in the La Salle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, kills 61 people.
  • 1947
    Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, the United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
  • 1949
    Thailand elects Orapin Chaiyakan, the first female member of Thailand’s Parliament.
  • 1956
    Elvis Presley introduces his new single, “Hound Dog”, on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.

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