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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Lonesome George, the last known individual of the Pinta Island Tortoise subspecies, dies at a Galapagos National Park, thus making the subspecies extinct.ref name=Lonesome George's Death
Shenzhou 9, a Chinese spacecraft carrying three Chinese astronauts, including the first-ever female one, docked manually with an orbiting moduleTiangong 1, first time as the country, making them as the third country, after the United States and Russia, to successfully perform the mission.
6 ndash The century\'s second and last solar transit of Venus occurs. The next pair are predicted to occur in 2117 and 2125.
Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of shooting dead five of its soldiers on the border of those two countries, a day after three Armenians were killed. //www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18328690 (BBC)
Amidst growing diplomatic tensions between Romania and Hungary, ignoring an official request not to, the Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament undergoes a visit in Transylvania triggering protests from Romanian state dignitaries. //www.politics.hu/20120605/kover-ignores-romanian-plea-to-postpone-visit-to-transylvania/ (Politics.hu)
6 ndash The century's second and last solar transit of Venus occurs. The next pair are predicted to occur in 2117 and 2125.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Arab Spring: Yemeni PresidentAli Abdullah Saleh travels to Saudi Arabia for treatment of an injury sustained during an attack on the presidential palace. Protesters celebrate his transfer of power to his Vice-PresidentAbd al-Rab Mansur al-Hadi.
Arab Spring
Nearly 30 people are injured in an explosion in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. //af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE75407020110605 (Reuters)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Former United States State Department employee Kendall Myers and his wife, Gwendolyn, are arrested and charged with spying for Cuba's government. //www.cnn.com/2009/US/06/05/us.cuba.spies/index.html?eref=rss_topstories (CNN)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Oco of the International Criminal Court reports that crimes in the War in Darfur required the sustained mobilization of the entire State apparatus of Sudan. //allafrica.com/stories/200806051167.html (allAfrica.com) //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7436472.stm (BBC News)

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

A Guyanese suspect who allegedly planned an attack on New York City's JFK Airport surrenders in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. //news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1269170,00.html?f=dta (Sky)
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft makes its second fly-by of Venus en route to Mercury.

Monday, June 5, 2006

Australia calls for more South East Asian troops and police to help quell civil unrest in East Timor. //today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=SYD331963 (Reuters)

Thursday, June 5, 2003

A female suicide bomber detonates a bomb near a bus carrying soldiers and civilians to a military airfield in Mozdok, a major staging point for Russian troops in Chechnya, killing at least 16.
For the first time in more than two months, no new deaths were reported yesterday from SARS, the latest indication that the epidemic is subsiding, the World Health Organization said. //www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A14953-2003Jun4.html?nav=hptoc_h
A United Nations war crimes tribunal charges President Charles Taylor of Liberia with war crimes for masterminding atrocities in the Sierra Leone civil war.

Wednesday, June 5, 2002

Fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart is kidnapped from her bedroom at knifepoint.

Tuesday, June 5, 2001

June 9Tropical Storm Allison produces 36 inches (900 mm) of rain in Houston, Texas, killing 22, damaging the Texas Medical Center, and causing more than 5 billion American dollars of damage overall.
The Harehills riots takes place in Harehills, Leeds, UK, after a questionable arrest of an Asian man for possession of an illegal car tax disc. Lasted until June 6th.
Houston, Texas, is devastated by flooding when Tropical Storm Allison dumps 36 inches (914 mm) of rain on the city. Damage exceeds five billion American dollars over a 4-day period until June 9th.

Monday, June 5, 2000

"405 The Movie", the first short film widely distributed on the Internet, is released.

Saturday, June 5, 1999

The Islamic Salvation Army, the armed wing of the Islamic Salvation Front, agrees in principle to disband in Algeria.

Sunday, June 5, 1988

The first National Cancer Survivors Day is held.

Tuesday, June 5, 1984

The Indian government begins Operation Blue Star, the planned attack on the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Friday, June 5, 1981

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 5 homosexual men in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems (the first recognized cases of AIDS).

Saturday, June 5, 1976

The Teton Dam collapses in southeast Idaho in the U.S., killing 11 people.

Monday, June 5, 1972

June 16 – The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment is held in Stockholm, Sweden

Thursday, June 5, 1969

Wednesday, June 5, 1968

U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California by Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy dies from his injuries the next day.

Sunday, June 5, 1966

"Gemini 9": Gene Cernan completes the second U.S. spacewalk (2 hours, 7 minutes).

Wednesday, June 5, 1963

The first annual NHL draft is held in Montreal, Quebec.

Friday, June 5, 1959

A new government of the State of Singapore is sworn in by Sir William Goode. Two former ministers are re-elected to the Legislative Assembly.

Tuesday, June 5, 1956

Elvis Presley introduces his new single, Hound Dog, on "The Milton Berle Show", scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.

Sunday, June 5, 1949

Thailand elects Orapin Chaiyakan, the first Thai female member of Thailand's Parliament.

Thursday, June 5, 1947

U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall outlines the Marshall Plan for American reconstruction and relief aid to Europe.

Tuesday, June 5, 1945

The Allied Control Council, military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.

Monday, June 5, 1944

More than 1,000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.
US and British paratrooper divisions jump over Normandy, in preparation for D-Day. All including 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions of the United States.
The German navy's Enigma messages are decoded almost in real time.
At 10:15 p.m. local time, the BBC transmits the second line of the Paul Verlaine poem to the French Resistance, indicating that the invasion of Europe is about to begin.

Friday, June 5, 1942

The United States declares war on Bulgaria, HungaryRomania.

Monday, June 5, 1933

The 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.

Friday, June 5, 1931

German Chancellor Dr. Heinrich Brüning visits London, where he warns the British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald that the collapse of the Austrian banking system, caused by the bankruptcy of the "Creditanstalt", has left the entire German banking system on the verge of collapse.

Thursday, June 5, 1924

Ernst Alexanderson sends the first facsimile across the Atlantic Ocean (to his father in Sweden).

Tuesday, June 5, 1917

WWI: Conscription begins in the United States.

Wednesday, June 5, 1912

U.S. Marines land in Cuba.

Tuesday, June 5, 1900

Second Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria.

Tuesday, June 5, 1866

Calculations indicate Pluto reaches its most recent aphelion (furthest point from Sun) on this day (the next aphelion will occur in "August 2113").

Sunday, June 5, 1864

American Civil War ndash Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, West Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.

Tuesday, June 5, 1849

Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy.

Monday, June 5, 1837

The city of Houston, is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.

Wednesday, June 5, 1833

Ada Lovelace is introduced to Charles Babbage by Mary Somerville.

Tuesday, June 5, 1832

6 ndash France: June Rebellion, anti-monarchist riots, chiefly by students, in Paris.

Friday, June 5, 1829

Slave trade: captures the armed slave ship "Voladora" off the coast of Cuba.

Thursday, June 5, 1823

Raffles Institution established as the Singapore Institution by the founder of Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles.

Thursday, June 5, 1806

Louis Bonaparte is appointed as King of Holland by his brother, EmperorNapoleon I.

Friday, June 5, 1795

7 ndash The Copenhagen fire of 1795, starting in a naval warehouse, destroys 941 houses.

Thursday, June 5, 1625

Eighty Years' War: Spanish troops under Spinola conquer Breda after a year long siege.

Monday, June 5, 1617

Ferdinand II, Archduke of Inner Austria, is elected King of Bohemia. Ferdinand's forceful catholic counter-reformation causes great unrest amongst the Protestants and moderates in Bohemia.

Tuesday, June 5, 1607

John Hall marries Susanna, daughter of William Shakespeare.

Monday, May 27, 1415 (Julianian calendar)

The Council of Constance condemns the writings of John Wycliffe and asks Jan Hus to recant in public his heresy after his denial, he is tried for heresy, excommunicated, then sentenced to be burned at the stake.

Friday, May 28, 1305 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Clement V, formerly the Archbishop of Bordeaux Bertrand de Got, succeeds Pope Benedict XI as the 195th pope.

Saturday, May 29, 1288 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Worringen: John I of Brabant defeats the duchy of Guelders in one of the largest battles in Europe of the Middle Ages, thus winning possession of the duchy of Limburg. The battle also liberates the city of Cologne from rule by the Archbishopric of Cologne it had previously been one of the major ecclesiastical principalities of the Holy Roman Empire.

Sunday, June 3, 501 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Symmachus, accused of various crimes by secular authorities who supported an ecclesiastical opponent, asserted the secular ruler had no jurisdiction over him. A synod held in 502 confirmed that view.
Ahkal Mo\\' Naab\\' I comes to power in the Maya city of Palenque (Mexico).
The Sushruta Samhita medical book becomes a classic of medicine in India. The book contains descriptions of surgery, illnesses, medicinal plants, and a detailed study on anatomy (approximate date).
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