The following events took place on June 5. The list is arranged in chronological order.
Found 56 events. Showing 1 - 30.
- 70Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem.
- 754Boniface, Anglo-Saxon missionary, is killed by a band of pagans at Dokkum in Frisia.
- 1257Kraków, in Poland, receives city rights.
- 1283Battle of the Gulf of Naples: Roger of Lauria, admiral to King Peter III of Aragon, captures Charles of Salermo.
- 1625The city of Breda surrenders to the Spanish tercios under general Ambrosio Spinola.
- 1798The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread the United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
- 1817The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.
- 1829HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
- 1832The June Rebellion breaks out in Paris in an attempt to overthrow the monarchy of Louis Philippe.
- 1837Houston is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.
- 1849Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy by the signing of a new constitution.
- 1851Harriet 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.
- 1862As 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.
- 1864American Civil War: Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.
- 1883The first regularly scheduled Orient Express departs Paris.
- 1888The Rio de la Plata earthquake takes place.
- 1900Second Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria.
- 1915Denmark amends its constitution to allow women’s suffrage.
- 1916Louis Brandeis is sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court; he is the first American Jew to hold such a position.
- 1917World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as “Army registration day”.
- 1933The 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.
- 1940World 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”).
- 1941World War II: Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.
- 1942World War II: The United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.
- 1944World 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.
- 1945The Allied Control Council, the military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.
- 1946A fire in the La Salle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, kills 61 people.
- 1947Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, the United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
- 1949Thailand elects Orapin Chaiyakan, the first female member of Thailand’s Parliament.
- 1956Elvis Presley introduces his new single, “Hound Dog”, on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
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