6/4/2021 12:26:00 AM Today In History - June 4
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 781 BC the oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse; in 1825 an unseasonable hurricane hit New York City; in 1917 American men began registering for the draft; and in 1940 the British complete the “Miracle of Dunkirk” by evacuating 300,000 allied troops from France.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
781 BC - Oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse
1745 - Battle at Hohenfriedberg Silezie: Frederick the Great (Prussia) defeats Austrians and Saxons
1760 - Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians.
1784 - Madame Elizabeth Thible becomes the first female balloonist.
1812 - Louisiana Territory officially renamed "Missouri Territory"
1825 - Unseasonable hurricane hits NYC
1896 - Henry Ford takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit
1907 - Automatic washer & dryer introduced
1917 - 1st Pulitzer prize awarded to Richards & Elliott (Julia Ward Howe)
1917 - American men begin registering for the draft
1929 - George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie (Rochester NY)
1940 - British complete the "miracle of Dunkirk" by evacuating 300,000 allied troops from France
1945 - US, Russia, Britain & France agree to split occupied Germany
1979 - Joe Clark is sworn in as the youngest Prime Minister in Canadian history
1989 - Eastern Europe's 1st partial free elections in 40 years held in Poland, Solidarity Party comes to power
1989 - Tiananmen Square Massacre: Chinese troops clear the square of student protesters, unofficial figures place death toll near 1,000.
1908 - Rosalind Russell, Waterbury CT, actress (Mame, Take a Letter Darling)
1917 - Charles Collingwood, Mich, news commentator (CBS, Chronicles)
1932 - John Barrymore Jr, Beverly Hills California, actor (Pantomine Quiz)
1971 - Noah Wyle, Hollywood California, actor (Dr John Carter-ER)
1975 - Russell Brand, British comedian and television personality
1975 - Angelina Jolie, American actress (Girl, Interrupted, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), born in Los Angeles, California
1913 - Author A.A. Milne (31) weds Dorothy Daphne de Selincourt
1915 - Canadian diplomat Vincent Massey (28) weds Alice Parkin
1924 - Physician Frederick Banting (32) weds Marion Robertson
1940 - Radio broadcaster Paul Harvey (21) weds radio producer Lynne Cooper
1951 - Actress Janet Leigh (23) weds actor Tony Curtis (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut
1958 - Blues musician B.B. King (32) weds his second wife Sue Hall
1960 - "Last Tango In Paris" actor Marlon Brando (36) weds Mexican-American actress Movita Castaneda (42)
1970 - "When Harry Met Sally" actor Billy Crystal (22) weds guidance counselor Janice Goldfinger
1978 - Broadcaster Howard Stern (24) marries Alison Berns at Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline Massachusetts.
1978 - Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams (26) weds first wife Valerie Velardi
1986 - Legendary singer Bob Dylan (45) weds his backup singer Carolyn Dennis (32)
1992 - TV personality Steve Irwin (30) weds naturalist Terri Raines (27) in Eugene, Oregon
2000 - "Titanic" producer-director James Cameron (45) weds actress Suzy Amis (38) in Malibu, California
2006 - "General Hospital" actor Greg Vaughan (32) weds Dutch actress Touriya Haoud (28) in Los Angeles, California
2006 - "KISS" guitarist Tommy Thayer (45) weds Amber Peek at Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad, California
2010 - "Friends" star David Schwimmer (43) weds Zoe Buckman (25) in a small private ceremony
2012 - "The Wonder Years" actress Danica McKellar (37) divorces composer Mike Verta (36) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
1798 - Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer/writer/librarian and womanizer, dies at 73
1941 - Wilhelm II von Hohenzollern, German Emperor (1888-1918), dies of a pulmonary embolus at 82
1968 - Dorothy Gish, [de Guiche], actress (Home Sweet Home), dies at 70
1970 - Sonny Tufts, actor (Atomic Blonde, 7 Year Itch), dies at 58
1973 - Arna Bontemps, American poet (Harlem Renaissance), dies of heart attack at 72 in Nashville
1973 - Murray Wilson, father of Beach Boys Brian, Carl & Dennis, dies at 55
1990 - Jack Gilford, comedic actor (Cocoon II), dies at 82 of stomach cancer
2010 - John Wooden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1910)
2014 - Don Zimmer, American baseball manager, dies from heart failure as a complication from cardiac surgery at 83
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