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  • On This Day: What happened on 05 June?

    On This Day: What happened on 05 June?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 05 June, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


    2017 | On this day, Montenegro became the 29th member of NATO.

    2013 | A building collapsed in Philadelphia killing six and wounding 14 other people.

    2017 | Six Arab countries, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilizing the region.

    2009 | After 65 consecutive days of civil disobedience, approximately 31 people were killed in clashes between security forces and civilians near Bagua, Peru.

    2004 | Noël Mamère, Mayor of Bègles, celebrated the marriage of two men for the first time in France.

    2003 | Extreme heat waves across Pakistan and India reached their peak, as temperatures exceeded 50°C (122°F) in the region.

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    1945 | American runner and football player, John Carlos.

    1979 | Greek footballer, Stefanos Kotsolis

    1941 | Argentinian pianist, Martha Argerich.

    1993 | Samoan-New Zealand rugby league player, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

    1975 | English drummer and keyboard player, Duncan Patterson.


    2015 | French chef and author, Roger Vergé, 85.

    2012 | American science fiction writer and screenwriter, Ray Bradbury, 92.

    2003 | German soldier and politician, 10th Vice-Chancellor of Germany, Jürgen Möllemann, 58.

    2012 | Australian footballer and coach, Charlie Sutton, 88.

    2014 | Norwegian journalist and politician, Norwegian Minister of Transport and Communications, Reiulf Steen,  81.


    England national football team at Empire Stadium, London 28th October 1959. front row: John Connelly, Jimmy Greaves, Ronnie Clayton (captain), Brian Clough, and Edwin Holliday. In 1961, Jimmy Greaves scored a hat-trick in a 9-3 win over Scotland. Image: Wikimedia Commons

    1968 | On this day, Alan Mullery became the first England player to be sent off when Yugoslavia beat England 1-0 in the Semi-Final of the European Championships in Italy.


    1998 | On this day in the United States, “A Perfect Murder” was released for the first time.


    Africa’s largest waterfall is Victoria Falls which is located on the Zimbabwe-Zambia border. It is 355 feet high and the width of the waterfall reaches about one mile.

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