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Events and People Who Made History on June 4

11th Century

1070 - Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France

12th Century

1133 - Rome-Innocentius II crowns Lotharius III Roman-German emperor

14th Century

1391 - Mob led by Ferrand Martinez surounds and sets fire to Jewish quarter of Seville Spain, surviving Jews sold into slavery

15th Century

1487 - Lord Lovell and John de la Poles army land at Furness Lancashire

17th Century

1632 - Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Venlo
1647 - British army seizes King Charles I as a prisoner
1664 - Viceroy Willem Frederik conquerors Dijlerschans
1666 - Battle at Duinkerk: English vs Dutch fleet

18th Century

1741 - Prussia goes to the Covenant of Nymphenburg
1745 - Battle at Hohenfriedberg Silezie: Prussia beats Austria
1745 - Frederick the Great (Prussia) defeats Austrians and Saxons
1756 - Quakers leave assembly of Pennsylvania
1783 - Montgolfier brothers launch 1st hot-air balloon, unmanned
1784 - Mme Thible becomes 1st woman to fly, in a balloon
1789 - U.S. constitution goes into effect
1792 - Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain
1794 - Congress passes Neutrality Act, bans Americans from serving in armed forces of foreign powers

19th Century

1800 - White House completed and President and Mrs. John Adams move in
1805 - Tripoli forced to conclude peace with U.S. after war over tribute
1812 - Louisiana Territory officially renamed "Missouri Territory"
1825 - Unseasonable hurricane hits New York City
1831 - National Congress selects Leopold von Saksen-Coburg as King of Belgium
1832 - 3rd national black convention meets, Philadelphia
1845 - Mexican - U.S. war starts
1850 - Empire Engine Company No 1 organized
1850 - Self deodorizing fertilizer patented in England
1862 - Confederates evacuate Ft. Pillow, Tennessee
1868 - Van Bosse/Fock government begins
1870 - 4th Belmont: W Dick aboard Kingfisher wins in 2:59
1873 - 1st contract workers of British-Indies Co arrives in Suriname
1875 - Pacific Stock Exchange opens
1878 - Cyprus ceded by Turkey to Britain for administrative purposes
1884 - 18th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Panique wins in 2:42
1892 - Oil City and Titusville Penn, destroyed by oil tank explosion; 130 die
1892 - Sierra Club forms in San Francisco
1896 - Henry takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit

20th Century

1907 - Automatic washer and dryer introduced
1912 - Cone of Mount Katmai (Alaska) collapses
1912 - Massachusetts passes 1st U.S. minimum wage law
1913 - Suffragette Emily Davinson throws himself in front of king's horse
1916 - Russian General Brusilov fails on his Eastern Front attack
1917 - 1st Pulitzer prize awarded to Richards and Elliott (Julia Ward Howe)
1917 - American men begin registering for the draft
1917 - Order of British Empire inaugurated
1919 - Senate passes Women's Suffrage bill
1919 - U.S. Marines invade Costa Rica
1920 - Peace of Trianon between Allies and Hungary
1927 - 1st Ryder Cup: U.S. beats England, 9 -2 at Worcester CC Mass
1927 - Johnny Weissmuller set swim records in 100-yard and 200-yard free-style
1929 - George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie in Rochester, New York
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, 7 - 4
1938 - 70th Belmont: James Stout aboard Pasteurized wins in 2:29.6
1940 - 1st night game at Forbes Field (Pirates 14, Braves 2)
1940 - 1st NL night game at Sportsman's Park (Dodgers 10, Cardinals 1)
1940 - British complete miracle of Dunkirk by evacuating 300,000 troops
1940 - German forces enter Paris
1940 - The synthetic rubber tire unveiled
1940 - Winston Churchill says "We shall fight on the seas and oceans"
1941 - Rep 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
1942 - USS Yorktown sinks near Midway Island
1943 - Argentina taken over by General Rawson and Col Juan Peron
1943 - St. Louis Card Mort Cooper pitches his 2nd consecutive 1 hitter
1944 - 1st British gliders touches down on French soil for D-Day
1944 - 1st submarine captured and boarded on high seas-U 505
1944 - 5th Army enters and liberates Rome from Mussolini's Fascist armies
1944 - French general De Gaulle arrives in London
1945 - 6th Marine division occupies Orokoe Peninsula Okinawa
1945 - U.S., Russia, England and France agree to split occupied Germany
1946 - Largest solar prominence, 300,000 mi/500,000 km, observed
1947 - House of Representatives approves Taft-Hartley act
1947 - "Louisiana Lady" closes at Century Theater New York City after 4 performances
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 - Pittsburgh trades outfielder Ralph Kiner and Joe Garagiola to Chicago
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 blasting Stalin made public
1957 - 1st commercial coal pipeline placed in operation
1957 - May and Cowdrey make 411 stand vs. WI Ramadhin bowls 98 overs
1958 - French premier De Gaulle arrives in Algiers
1958 - San Francisco Giants Hank Sauer and B Schmidt are 2nd to hit consecutive pinch home runs
1961 - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1962 - Lee Harvey Oswald departs Rotterdam on SS Maasdam to U.S.
1963 - 1st transmission of "Pop Go the Beatles" on BBC radio
1963 - British Minister of War John Profumo resigns due to Christine Keeler
1964 - Beatles "World Tour" begins in Copenhagen Denmark
1964 - Los Angeles Dodger Sandy Koufax 3rd no-hitter beats Philadelphia Phillies, 3-0
1964 - Maldives adopts constitution
1964 - Test Cricket debut of Geoff Boycott vs. Australia at Trent Bridge, 48
1965 - Rolling Stones release "Satisfaction"
1966 - 98th Belmont: William Boland aboard Amberoid wins in 2:29.6
1966 - "Batman and His Grandmother" by Dickie Goodman hits #70
1966 - Hurricane Alma, kills 51 in Honduras
1967 - 19th Emmy Awards: Mission Impossible, Monkees, Don Knotts and Lucy Ball
1967 - Curt Flood's record 568 straight chances without an error ends (227 straight games)
1967 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St. Louis Women's Golf Invitational
1967 - KTVN TV channel 2 in Reno, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - Monkees take home an Emmy for their Outstanding comedy Series
1968 - Don Drysdale pitches his 6th straight shutout, en route to 58 innings
1969 - 22-year-old man sneaks into wheel pod of a jet parked in Havana and survives 9-hour flight to Spain despite thin oxygen levels at 29,000 ft
1969 - Beatles release Ballad Of John and Yoko/Old Brown Shoe, in US
1969 - Nicky Hopkins quits rock and rolls, Jeff Beck Group
1970 - 43rd National Spelling Bee: Libby Childress wins spelling croissant
1970 - San Diego Padres draft Mike Ivie #1
1970 - Tonga, formerly Friendly Islands, declares independence from U.K.
1970 - WSMW TV channel 27 in Worcester, MA (IND) begins broadcasting
1970 - Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 1st of 3 times in 28 days
1971 - Joseph Luns appointed Secretary-General of NATO
1971 - Oakland A's beat Washington 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)
1974 - 10 cents Beer Night at Cleveland, unruly fans stumble onto field and cause Indians to forfeit the game to Rangers with score tied 5-5 in 9th
1974 - Never-to-be-repeated 10 cents Beer Night at Cleveland Stadium occurs
1974 - NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks
1975 - Oldest animal fossils in U.S. discovered in North Carolina
1977 - Apple II, the 1st personal computer, goes on sale
1977 - Violence during Puerto Rican Day in Chicago kills 2
1978 - 32nd Tony Awards: Da and Ain't Misbehavin' win
1978 - 6th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): JoAnne Carner
1978 - Liberal Julio Turbay Ayola wins Colombia elections
1978 - "Working" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 25 performances
1979 - South African President Vorster resigns due to scandal
1979 - Sri Lanka forfeit ICC Trophy game vs Israel for political reasons
1981 - 54th National Spelling Bee: Paige Pipkin wins spelling sarcophagus
1982 - Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon
1982 - "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," released in USA
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 U.S. 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 - New York 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 U.S. court
1987 - Danny Harris beats Edwin Moses, ends streak of 122 cons hurdle wins
1988 - 42nd Tony Awards: M Butterfly and Phantom of the Opera win
1988 - 58th French Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats N Zvereva (60 60)
1988 - "Cabaret" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 262 performances
1988 - Kay Cottee sails into Sydney as 1st woman to circle the globe alone
1988 - Longest game in Baltimore Memorial Stadium (5:46) 14 inn (beat New York 7-6)
1988 - Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases for record 249 as a New York Yankee
1989 - 2nd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $770,000
1989 - 43rd Tony Awards: Heidi Chronicles and Jerome Robbin's Broadway win
1989 - Beijing cop shoots and wounds Chinese priemer Li Ping
1989 - Eastern Europe's 1st somewhat free election in 40 years held in Poland
1989 - Gas explodes near 2 passenger trains in U.S.S.R., 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
1990 - 24th Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton and Patty Loveless
1990 - Dr. Jack Kevorkian assisted an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die
1990 - Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy
1990 - Los Angeles Dodger Ramon Martinez strikes out 18 Atlanta Braves
1990 - New York Telephone company announces that it wants Bronx area code 917
1991 - 1st post WW II non-communist government in Albania
1991 - Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl is ordained in Episcopal Church
1991 - Pope John Paul II compares abortion with nazi murders
1991 - Robert Strauss becomes U.S. 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 - 49th Tony Awards: Love! Valour! Compassion! and Sunset Boulevard win
1995 - 8th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,331,000
1995 - Dale Eggeling wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
1995 - "Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect" closes at Golden New York City at 347 perf

21st Century

2000 - Tony Awards, Copenhagen, Contact, The Real Thing revival, and Kiss Me Kate revival won major awards


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