Today in History - June 5

754 - Friezen  murders bishop Boniface & over 50 companions

1288 - Battle of Woeringen - Reinald I vs Jan I

1507 - England & Netherlands sign trade agreement

1632 - Prince Frederick Henry conquers Roermond

1661 - Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge

1752 - Prince William of Orange becomes Knight of Garter

1798 - Battle of New Ross

1806 - Batavian Republic becomes Kingdom of Holland

1848 - Statue of prince William the Silent, Prince of Orange, unveiled

1849 - Danish National Day

1863 - Battle of Franklin's Crossing

1876 - Bananas become popular in US, at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia



1888 - US Democrats nominate Grover Cleveland for president

1917 - 10 million US men begin registering for draft in WW I

1929 - Ramsay MacDonald forms minority Labour government in Britain

1931 - Jules Renkin becomes premier of Belgium

1937 - Henry Ford initiates 32 hour work week

1940 - American Negro Theater organizes

1940 - Battle of France begins in WW II

1965 - Lopez Arellano becomes president of Honduras

1967 - 6 day war between Israel & Arab neighbors begins

1969 - The International communist conference begins in Moscow

1975 - Egyptian president Anwar Sadat reopens Suez Canal

1981 - World's first today in history program with editable data "TODAY", invented by Michael Butler runs for the 1st time on a mainframe computer

1984 - Indira Gandhi orders attack on Sikh's holiest site, the Golden Temple

2006 - Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro


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