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  • On This Day: What happened on 04 June?

    On This Day: What happened on 04 June?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 04 June, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

    ON THIS DAY: 04 JUNE

    2010 | Falcon 9 Flight 1 was the maiden flight of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40.

    1996 | The first flight of Ariane 5 exploded after roughly 37 seconds. It was a Cluster mission.

    1989 | Ali Khamenei was elected as the new Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran by the Assembly of Experts after the death and burial of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

    1989 | The Tiananmen Square protests were suppressed in Beijing by the People’s Liberation Army, with between 241 and 1 000 dead (an unofficial estimate).

    1970 | Tonga gained independence from the United Kingdom.

    1967 | England: Seventy-two people were killed when a Canadair C-4 Argonaut crashed at Stockport.

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    BIRTHDAYS

    1934 | Kenyan-British conservationist and author, Daphne Sheldrick.

    1948 | German footballer and manager, Jürgen Sparwasser.

    1979 | Japanese footballer, Naohiro Takahara.

    1962 | Polish race car driver, Krzysztof Hoſowczyc.

    1956 | American author, and poet, Joyce Sidman.

    ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

    2013 | American drummer, Joey Covington, 68.

    1992 | American businessman, founded Little League Baseball, Carl Stotz, 82.

    1993 | American writer, Bernard Evslin, 71.

    2014 | Baron Templeman, English lawyer, and judge, Sydney Templeman, 94.

    2013 | Icelandic footballer, handball player, and sportscaster, Hermann Gunnarsson, 67.

    SPORTS

    1980 | On this day, Real Madrid won the Copa del Rey by beating Castilla CF6-1,  which was their reserve squad.

    ENTERTAINMENT

    2010 | On this day, “Get Him to the Greek” was released in the United States. It was directed by a British-born American director, Nicholas Stoller.

    AFRICA FACT

    The largest population of free-roaming cheetahs in the world can be found in Namibia.

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