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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Several senior Yemeni officials injured in yesterday's attacks are taken to Saudi Arabia for treatment. //af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/idAFLDE75301420110604 (Reuters)
Chile's Puyehue volcanoerupts, causing air traffic cancellations across South America, New Zealand, Australia and forcing over 3,000 people to evacuate.
Thousands of people are evacuated in Chile ahead of a possible eruption of the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano. //www.cnnchile.com/nacional/2011/06/04/aumentan-a-3500-los-evacuados-por-actividad-volcanica-en-puyehuecordon-caulle/ (CNN Chile - Spanish)
President Ali Abdullah Saleh is also flown to Saudi Arabia for treatment after being wounded. //www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-13658445 (BBC)

Friday, June 4, 2010

"BMJ" finds scientists behind World Health Organization advice on stockpiling of pandemic flu drugs had financial ties with companies which stood to profit. //english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2010/06/20106485035915742.html (Aljazeera) //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/10235558.stm (BBC)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Linguistic analysis confirms that American astronaut Neil Armstrong did not say the article a in the phrase one small step for a man when he walked on the Moon on July 20, 1969. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8081817.stm (BBC)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Malaysian government announces a 40% increase in fuel prices, with gasoline rising from 1.92 ringgit (US$0.61) per litre to 2.70 ringgit by midnight. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7432754.stm (BBC News) //www.iht.com/articles/2008/06/04/business/03fuel.php ("International Herald Tribune")
The International Olympic Committee releases a shortlist of 2016 Summer Olympics bids consisting of Chicago, United States Tokyo, Japan Madrid, Spain and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. //www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetworkpage=olymp/news/news.aspx?id=4154909 (Sports Network)
Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for the 2008 Danish embassy bombing stating it was revenge for the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy. //www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601091sid=a.CBlyC0if5Mrefer=india (Bloomberg)

Friday, June 4, 2004

The pickled heart of Louis XVII of France is buried in the royal crypt at Saint-Denis.
The 30th G8 summit takes place over the next 2 days on Sea Island, in Georgia, USA.
Marvin Heemeyer destroys many local buildings with a home-made tank in Granby, Colorado.
The first transit of Venus since 1882 occurs the next one will occur in 2012.

Wednesday, June 4, 2003

Martha Stewart and her broker are indicted for using privileged investment information and then obstructing a federal investigation. Stewart also resigns as chairperson and chief executive officer of "Martha Stewart Living".
Martha Stewart is indicted by a federal grand jury on nine criminal counts including securities fraud, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy in the U.S. government's investigation of her possible insider trading of ImClone Systems stock in December 2001. Just hours after this, she announces that she will quit as chairman and CEO of her company.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 9,000 for the first time since August 22, 2002.

Tuesday, June 4, 2002

The planetoidQuaoar is discovered orbiting the Sun in the Kuiper belt.

Sunday, June 4, 2000

An earthquake hits Bengkulu, Indonesia, leaving 94 dead.

Tuesday, June 4, 1996

The space rocketAriane 5 explodes 40 seconds after takeoff in French Guiana. The project costs European governments 7.5 billion US dollars over 11 years.

Tuesday, June 4, 1991

Fatos Nano resigns as Prime Minister of Albania following a nationwide strike. President of AlbaniaRamiz Alia appoints Ylli Bufi as his successor.
"STS 40": Space Shuttle "Columbia" carries the Spacelab into orbit.
President of AlgeriaChadli Bendjedid dismisses Prime Minister of AlgeriaMouloud Hamrouche following 11 days of antigovernment demonstrations, replacing him with Sid Ahmed Ghozali.
South Africa repeals the last legal foundations of apartheid, thhe laws that segregated places of residence and employment.

Monday, June 4, 1990

Violence breaks out in the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic between the majority Kyrgyz people and minority Uzbeks over the distribution of homestead land.

Wednesday, June 4, 1986

Jonathan Pollard pleads guilty to espionage for selling top secret United States military intelligence to Israel.

Friday, June 4, 1976

The Boston Celtics defeat the Phoenix Suns 128-126 in triple overtime in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at the Boston Garden. In 1997, the game is selected by a panel of experts as the greatest of the NBA's first 50 years.

Monday, June 4, 1973

A patent for the ATM! confirmed here is granted to Donald Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain.

Sunday, June 4, 1972

Angela Davis is found not guilty of murder.

Thursday, June 4, 1970

Tonga gains independence from the United Kingdom.

Tuesday, June 4, 1968

The Standard Poor's 500 index closes above 100 for the first time, at 100.38.

Sunday, June 4, 1967

Murderer Richard Speck is sentenced to death in the electric chair for killing eight student nurses in Chicago.
Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew.
Six-Day War: Israel occupies the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Sinai peninsula and Golan Heights after defeating its Arab neighbours.

Tuesday, June 4, 1963

Sunday, June 4, 1961

Vienna summit: John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev meet during 2 days in Vienna. They discuss nuclear tests, disarmament and Germany.

Wednesday, June 4, 1958

French President Charles De Gaulle visits Algeria.

Sunday, June 4, 1944

Rome falls to the Allies, the first Axis capital to fall.
A hunter-killer group of the United States Navy captures the , marking the first time a U.S. Navy vessel has captured an enemy vessel at sea since the 19th century.

Friday, June 4, 1943

A military coup d\'état in Argentina ousts Ramón Castillo.

Thursday, June 4, 1942

June 7 ndash WWII: The Battle of Midway: The Japanese naval advance in the Pacific is halted.
WWII: Reinhard Heydrich succumbs to wounds sustained on May 27 from Czechoslovakian paratroopers acting in Operation Anthropoid.

Sunday, June 4, 1939

The "St. Louis", a ship carrying a cargo of 907 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida after already having been turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, many of its passengers later die in Nazi death cs during the Holocaust.
The \\\\\\'\\\\\\'St. Louis\\\\\\'\\\\\\', a ship carrying a cargo of 907 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida after already having been turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, many of its passengers later die in Nazideath cs during the Holocaust.

Monday, June 4, 1928

Huanggutun Incident: Zhang Zuolin, a warlord, is killed by Japanese agents.

Saturday, June 4, 1927

Yugoslavia severs diplomatic relations with Albania.

Friday, June 4, 1926

Ignacy Moscicki becomes president of Poland.

Friday, June 4, 1920

Treaty of Trianon: Peace is restored between the Allied Powers and Hungary. Hungary lost 72% of its territory.

Wednesday, June 4, 1919

Women\\\\'s rights: The United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which would guarantee suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.
Women's rights: The United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which would guarantee suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.

Monday, June 4, 1917

The very first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded: Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe Elliott, and Florence Hall receive the first Pulitzer for a biography (for "Julia Ward Howe"). Jean Jules Jusserand receives the first Pulitzer for history for his work "With Americans of Past and Present Days." Herbert Bayard Swope receives the first Pulitzer for journalism for his work for the "New York World."

Sunday, June 4, 1916

The HMS "Hshire" sinks off the Orkney Islands, Scotland, with Lord Kitchener aboard.
The Brusilov Offensive, the height of Russian operations in WWI, begins with their breaking through Austro-Hungarian lines.

Wednesday, June 4, 1913

Emily Davison, a British suffragette, runs out in front of the King's horse, Anmer, at the Epsom Derby. She is trled and dies 4 days later in the hospital, never having regained consciousness.

Tuesday, June 4, 1912

A fire in Istanbul destroys 1,120 buildings.

Thursday, June 4, 1896

The Ford Quadricycle, the first Ford vehicle ever developed, is completed, eventually leading Henry Ford to build the empire that put America on wheels.

Saturday, June 4, 1892

Abercrombie Fitch is established by David T. Abercrombie.

Wednesday, June 4, 1884

The Estonian flag is consecrated as the flag of the Estonian Students Society.

Tuesday, June 4, 1878

Cyprus Convention: The Ottoman Empire cedes Cyprus to the United Kingdom but retains the nominal title.

Sunday, June 4, 1876

The Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, California via the First Transcontinental Railroad, 83 hours and 39 minutes after having left New York City.

Friday, June 4, 1875

Two American colleges play each other in arguably the first game of College Football Smith, R.A. Sports and Freedom: The Rise of Big-Time College Athletics, New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.: Tufts University and Harvard University at Jarvis Field in Cambridge, Mass..

Thursday, June 4, 1874

The flag of Estonia is taken as the flag of the Estonian Students Society in Otepää.

Wednesday, June 4, 1873

American Indian Wars: The Modoc War ends with the capture of Captain Jack.

Wednesday, June 4, 1862

American Civil War: Confederate troops evacuate Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River, leaving the way clear for U.S. Army troops to capture Memphis, Tennessee.

Saturday, June 4, 1859

Austro-Sardinian War ndash Battle of Magenta: The French and Sardinians defeat the Austrians.

Saturday, June 4, 1842

In South Africa, hunter Dick King rides into a British military base in Grahamstown to warn that the Boers have besieged Durban (he had left 11 days earlier). The British army dispatches a relief force.

Thursday, June 4, 1812

Following Louisiana's admittance as a U.S. state, the territory by that name is renamed the Missouri Territory.

Monday, June 4, 1810

Tuesday, June 4, 1805

The First Barbary War ends between Tripoli and the United States of America.
The first Trooping the Colour ceremony is held at the Horse Guards Parade in London.

Wednesday, June 4, 1794

British troops capture Port-au-Prince in Haiti.

Monday, June 4, 1792

Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Great Britain.
Prussia declares war against France.
Vancouver becomes the first European to enter Burrard Inlet.

Friday, June 4, 1784

Elizabeth Thible is the first woman to ride in a hot air balloon, at Lyon, France.

Wednesday, June 4, 1783

r June 5 ndash The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their "montgolfière" (hot air balloon) in Annonay, France.

Monday, June 4, 1781

The commission agrees to the rebel's terms: reduction of the alcabala and of the Indians' forced tribute, abolition of the new taxes on tobacco and prederence for Creoles over peninsulares in government positions.

Wednesday, June 4, 1760

Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia taken from the Acadians.

Friday, June 4, 1745

Sunday, June 4, 1719

Battle of Osel Island: A Russian naval force defeats the Swedish fleet.

Monday, June 4, 1629

Dutch East India Company ship "Batavia" is wrecked on a reef near Beacon Island off Western Australia on her maiden voyage to the Indies. Following mutiny among the survivors, two exiled murderers become the first Europeans to settle in Australia. Their subsequent fate is unknown.

Thursday, June 4, 1615

October ndash Spánverjavígin: 31 SpanishBasquewhalers are killed after conflict with people of Iceland in the Westfjords peninsula.
The Mughals under Abu Bakr launch the first offensive against Kajali, a border post of the Ahom kingdom.
Hasekura Tsunenaga visits Pope Paul V in Rome to request a trade treaty between Japan and Mexico.
Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan, beginning a period of peace which lasts nearly 250 years. Bands of Christian samurai support Ieyasu's enemies at the Battle of Osaka.
The Peace of Asti between the Spanish Empire and Savoy.

Monday, June 4, 1584

Walter Ralegh sends Phillip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe to explore the Outer Banks of Virginia (now North Carolina), with a view to establishing an English colony they locate Roanoke Island.ref name=tt

Sunday, May 25, 1561 (Julianian calendar)

Old St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London is badly damaged by fire and the spire is destroyed after being struck by lightning. The spire is not rebuilt.

Sunday, May 27, 1352 (Julianian calendar)

Glarus joins the Swiss Confederation.

Sunday, May 28, 1133 (Julianian calendar)

A papal bull grants Sardegna and half of Corsica to Pisa.
At the battle of Fraga, the Castellan troops led by king Alfonso the Battler defeat the Almoravid army thanks to a timely intervention of a Norman crusader army from Tarragona led by Robert Burdet.
Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona launches a raid against Almoravid-held territories in al-Andalus and pilages the country all the way to Cadiz.Gilbert Meynier (2010) "L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518)". Paris: La Découverte pp.86.

Wednesday, May 28, 1102 (Julianian calendar)

The Hohenbaden castle is built in Baden-Baden, Germany.
Henry I of England takes possession of Arundel Castle.
Following the Croatian military defeat of 1096, by the Pacta Conventa (contested) the Croatian nobles recognize Coloman of Hungary as their overlord, initiating the personal union between the two kingdoms.
Henry I of England orders the tomb of Edward the Confessor opened the body is found undecayed.
At the Council of London, the Roman Catholic Church bans sodomy and the sale of Christian slaves to non-Christian countries.

Tuesday, May 29, 1039 (Julianian calendar)

The Abbey of Bec is founded.
Henry III becomes King of Germany.

Tuesday, June 1, 622 (Julianian calendar)

Wang Shichong surrenders to Li Shimin following Dou Jiande's defeat.

Monday, June 1, 621 (Julianian calendar)

Muhammad is said to have visited heaven aboard the steed/unicorn with wings or Buraq, in the "Isra wal-Miraj", (the Night Journey), from Mecca and then to heaven from Jerusalem's Temple Mount, then back to Mecca.
Source: Wikipedia