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June 4th, 2001 (June 04 2001)EventGyanendra, the last King of Nepal, ascends to the throne after the massacre in the Royal Palace.
June 4th, 1998 (June 04 1998)EventTerry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
June 4th, 1991 (June 04 1991)EventThe United Kingdom s Conservative government announces that some British regiments would disappear or be merged into others - the largest armed forces cuts in almost twenty years.
June 4th, 1989 (June 04 1989)EventAli Khamenei is elected the new Supreme Leader of Islamic republic of Iran by the Assembly of Experts after the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.Ruhollah Khomeini Quotes
June 4th, 1989 (June 04 1989)EventTiananmen Square protests are violently ended in Beijing by People s Liberation Army. Many people are killed.
June 4th, 1989 (June 04 1989)EventSolidarity s victory in the first partly free parliamentary elections in post-war Poland sparks off a succession of peaceful anti-communist revolutions in Eastern Europe and leads to the creation of the so-called Contract Sejm.
June 4th, 1989 (June 04 1989)EventUfa train disaster: A natural gas explosion near Ufa, Russia, kills 575 as two trains passing each other throw sparks near a leaky pipeline.
June 4th, 1986 (June 04 1986)EventJonathan Pollard pleads guilty to espionage for selling top secret United States military intelligence to Israel.
June 4th, 1979 (June 04 1979)EventFlight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings takes power in Ghana after a military coup in which General Fred Akuffo is overthrown.
June 4th, 1973 (June 04 1973)EventA patent for the ATM is granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain.Tom Ze Quotes
June 4th, 1970 (June 04 1970)EventTonga gains independence from the United Kingdom.
June 4th, 1967 (June 04 1967)EventStockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew.
June 4th, 1944 (June 04 1944)EventWorld War II: A hunter-killer group of the United States Navy captures the German submarine U-the first time a U.S. Navy vessel captured an enemy vessel at sea since the 19th century.
June 4th, 1944 (June 04 1944)EventWorld War II: Rome falls to the Allies, the first Axis capital to fall.
June 4th, 1943 (June 04 1943)EventA military coup in Argentina ousts Ramon Castillo.
June 4th, 1942 (June 04 1942)EventWorld War II: Reinhard Heydrich is assassinated by Czechoslovak paratrooper in Prague (Operation Anthropoid).Reinhard Heydrich Quotes
June 4th, 1942 (June 04 1942)EventWorld War II: The Battle of Midway begins. Japanese Admiral Chuichi Nagumo orders a strike on Midway Island by much of the Imperial Japanese navy.Chuichi Nagumo Quotes
June 4th, 1940 (June 04 1940)EventWorld War II: The Dunkirk evacuation endsBritish forces complete evacuation of 300,000 troops from Dunkirk in France.
June 4th, 1939 (June 04 1939)EventHolocaust: The SS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, United States, after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, many of its passengers later died in Nazi concentration camps.
June 4th, 1928 (June 04 1928)EventPresident of the Republic of China Zhang Zuolin is assassinated by Japanese agents.
June 4th, 1920 (June 04 1920)EventHungary loses 71% of its territory and 63% of its population when the Treaty of Trianon is signed in Paris.
June 4th, 1919 (June 04 1919)EventWomen s rights: The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.
June 4th, 1917 (June 04 1917)EventThe first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded: Laura E. Richards, Maude H. Elliott, and Florence Hall receive the first Pulitzer for 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 B. Swope receives the first Pulitzer for journalism for his work for the New York World.Julia Ward Howe Quotes
June 4th, 1913 (June 04 1913)EventEmily Davison, a suffragette, runs out in front of King George V s horse, Anmer, at the Epsom Derby. She is trampled and dies a few days later, never having regained consciousness.
June 4th, 1912 (June 04 1912)EventMassachusetts becomes the first state of the United States to set a minimum wage.
June 4th, 1878 (June 04 1878)EventCyprus Convention: The Ottoman Empire cedes Cyprus to the United Kingdom but retains nominal title.
June 4th, 1876 (June 04 1876)EventAn express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, California, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after having left New York City.
June 4th, 1862 (June 04 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: Confederate troops evacuate Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River, leaving the way clear for Union troops to take Memphis, Tennessee.
June 4th, 1859 (June 04 1859)EventItalian Independence wars: In the Battle of Magenta, the French army, under Louis-Napoleon, defeat the Austrian army.
June 4th, 1812 (June 04 1812)EventFollowing Louisiana s admittance as a U.S. state, the Louisiana Territory is renamed the Missouri Territory.
June 4th, 1802 (June 04 1802)EventGrieving over the death of his wife, Marie Clotilde of France, King Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia abdicates his throne in favor of his brother, Victor Emmanuel.
June 4th, 1794 (June 04 1794)EventBritish troops capture Port-au-Prince in Haiti.
June 4th, 1792 (June 04 1792)EventCaptain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for the Kingdom of Great Britain.
June 4th, 1784 (June 04 1784)EventMadame Elizabeth Thible becomes the first female balloonist.
June 4th, 1783 (June 04 1783)EventThe Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfiere (hot air balloon).
June 4th, 1769 (June 04 1769)EventA transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in history.
June 4th, 1760 (June 04 1760)EventGreat Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians.
June 4th, 1615 (June 04 1615)EventSiege of Osaka Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan.
June 4th, 1584 (June 04 1584)EventSir Walter Raleigh establishes first English colony on Roanoke Island, old Virginia (now North Carolina).Sir Walter Raleigh Quotes
June 4th, 1039 (June 04 1039)EventHenry III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
June 4th, 0781 (June 04 0781)EventThe first historic solar eclipse is recorded in China.

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