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June 5th, 2006 (June 05 2006)EventSerbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
June 5th, 2003 (June 05 2003)EventA severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50C (122F) in the region.
June 5th, 2001 (June 05 2001)EventU.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.
June 5th, 2001 (June 05 2001)EventTropical 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.
June 5th, 1998 (June 05 1998)EventA strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks).
June 5th, 1995 (June 05 1995)EventThe Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.
June 5th, 1989 (June 05 1989)EventThe Inuvialuit Final Agreement is signed in Canada to give the Inuit of western Canada the first comprehensive land claim agreement north of the 60th parallel.
June 5th, 1989 (June 05 1989)EventThe Unknown Rebel halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
June 5th, 1986 (June 05 1986)EventA 52-year old man in Auburn, Washington, United States, dies after taking an Excedrin capsule laced with cyanide; this is the first of two Excedrin deaths.
June 5th, 1984 (June 05 1984)EventPrime Minister of India Indira Gandhi orders an attack on the Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikh religion.Indira Gandhi Quotes
June 5th, 1981 (June 05 1981)EventThe Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that five homosexual men in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.
June 5th, 1977 (June 05 1977)EventA coup takes place in Seychelles.
June 5th, 1977 (June 05 1977)EventThe Apple II, the first practical personal computer, goes on sale.
June 5th, 1976 (June 05 1976)EventCollapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho, United States.
June 5th, 1975 (June 05 1975)EventThe Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.
June 5th, 1975 (June 05 1975)EventThe United Kingdom holds its first and only country-wide referendum, on remaining in the European Economic Community (EEC).
June 5th, 1970 (June 05 1970)EventTitus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem.
June 5th, 1970 (June 05 1970)EventChile becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
June 5th, 1969 (June 05 1969)EventThe International communist conference begins in Moscow.
June 5th, 1968 (June 05 1968)EventU.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California by Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy dies the next day.Robert F. Kennedy Quotes
June 5th, 1967 (June 05 1967)EventSix-Day War begins: The Israeli air force launches simultaneous pre-emptive attacks on the air forces of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.
June 5th, 1963 (June 05 1963)EventBritish Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigns in a sex scandal.
June 5th, 1963 (June 05 1963)EventMovement of 15 Khordad: Protest against arrest of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini by Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. In several cities, masses of angry demonstrators are confronted by tanks and paratroopers.Ruhollah Khomeini Quotes
June 5th, 1959 (June 05 1959)EventThe first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.
June 5th, 1956 (June 05 1956)EventElvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.Milton Berle Quotes
June 5th, 1947 (June 05 1947)EventMarshall Plan: At a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
June 5th, 1946 (June 05 1946)EventA fire in the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois kills 61 people.
June 5th, 1945 (June 05 1945)EventAllied Control Council, military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.
June 5th, 1944 (June 05 1944)EventWorld 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.
June 5th, 1941 (June 05 1941)EventFour thousands Chongqing residents were asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.
June 5th, 1933 (June 05 1933)EventThe 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.
June 5th, 1917 (June 05 1917)EventWorld War I: Conscription begins in the United States as "Army registration day."
June 5th, 1916 (June 05 1916)EventLouis Brandeis is sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
June 5th, 1915 (June 05 1915)EventDenmark amends its constitution to allow women s suffrage.
June 5th, 1900 (June 05 1900)EventSecond Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria.
June 5th, 1888 (June 05 1888)EventThe Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place.
June 5th, 1864 (June 05 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.
June 5th, 1851 (June 05 1851)EventHarriet 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.Harriet Beecher Stowe Quotes
June 5th, 1849 (June 05 1849)EventDenmark becomes a constitutional monarchy by the signing of a new constitution.
June 5th, 1837 (June 05 1837)EventHouston, Texas is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.
June 5th, 1832 (June 05 1832)EventThe Parisian student uprisings of 1832 begin.
June 5th, 1829 (June 05 1829)EventThe HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
June 5th, 1817 (June 05 1817)EventThe first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.
June 5th, 1798 (June 05 1798)EventThe Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
June 5th, 1305 (June 05 1305)EventPope Clement V is elected.
June 5th, 1257 (June 05 1257)EventKrakow, Poland receive city rights.

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