Tuesday, June 5, 2018

On This Day in History

June 5, 2018

 Historical Events

1873  Sultan Bargash bin Said under British pressure closes the infamous slave market of Zanzibar in modern day Tanzania
1947  US Secretary of State George Marshall outlines the "Marshall Plan" to rebuild Western Europe
1963  State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested
1967  Six-day war begins between Israel and the neighboring Arab states of Egypt, Jordan and Syria
1981  AIDS Epidemic officially begins when US Centers for Disease Control reports on pneumonia affecting five homosexual men in Los Angeles
1981  World's first today in history program with editable data "TODAY", invented by Michael Butler runs for the first time on a mainframe computer
1984  Indira Gandhi orders an attack on Sikh's holiest site, the Golden Temple
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Famous Birthdays

Anastasia Nikolaevna

(1901 - 1918)

Elena Cornaro Piscopia

(1646 - 1684)

Mark Wahlberg

47th Birthday

Spalding Gray

(1941 - 2004)
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Famous Deaths

Horatio Kitchener

(1850 - 1916)

Ronald Reagan

(1911 - 2004)
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June 5th: Bobby Kennedy Gunned Down on Campaign Trail

Less than five years after President Kennedy was assassinated, his younger brother Bobby, hoping to win the White House, was felled by a gunman on this day.
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