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June 5

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 

2004
Ronald Reagan
 Former US president Ronald Reagan dies at his Los Angeles home at age 93.
 (photo credit: NARA)


 
1981The Centers for Disease Control reports the earliest reported cases of AIDS in five homosexual men from Los Angeles.
 
1977The Apple II personal computer goes on sale.
 
1975Egypt reopens the Suez Canal to international shipping. The canal had been closed since the 1967 war with Israel.
 
1968Senator Robert F. Kennedy is shot and mortally wounded by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, who is immediately arrested.
 
1967Israel raids Egyptian military targets, beginning the Arab-Israeli Six Day War.
 
1940The Battle of France begins during WWII.
 
1933The US goes off the gold standard.
 
1917Some ten million men begin registering for the draft in WWI.
 
1915Women in Denmark gain the right to vote.
 
1865Sabine Baring-Gould's hymn, Onward Christian Soldiers, is performed for the first time.
 
1851The first installment of the serialized Uncle Tom's Cabin appears in the National Era newspaper.
 
1794The US Congress passes the Neutrality Act, prohibiting Americans from enlisting in the service of a foreign power.
 
1783Brothers Jacques and Joseph Montgolfier publicly demonstrate their hot-air balloon in 10-minute flight over Annonay, France.
 
1316  King Louis X of France dies.
 

Born today:

1971  Mark Wahlberg - guitarist, singer, actor

1956  Kenny G - saxophonist

1956  Richard Butler - singer (Psychedelic Furs)

1951  Wayne Wood - hockey player

1946  Fred Stone - singer (Sly and the Family Stone)

1945  Don Reid - singer (Statler Brothers)

1941  Spalding Gray - actor

1941  Floyd Butler - singer (5th Dimension, Friends of Distinction)

1939  Charles 'Joe' Clark - Canadian Prime Minister (1979-1980)

1934  Bill Moyers - broadcast journalist

1929  Robert Lansing - actor

1928  Tony Richardson - film director (won Oscar, 1963)

1926  Bill Hayes - singer, actor

1925  Art Donovan - football player

1919  Richard Scarry - children's author, illustrator

1895  William Boyd - actor (Hopalong Cassidy)

 

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