Sunday, June 04, 2017
History for June 4 - On-This-Day.com:
George III (England) 1738, Rosalind Russell 1908, Dennis Weaver 1924
Dr. Ruth Westheimer 1928, Bruce Dern 1936 - Actor, Michelle Phillips (Holly Michelle Gilliam) 1944 - Singer (The Mamas & the Papas), actress ("The Last Movie", "Knot's Landing")
1792 - Captain George Vancouver claimed Puget Sound for Britain.
1805 - Tripoli was forced to conclude peace with U.S. after conflicts over tribute.
1896 - Henry Ford made a successful test drive of his new car in Detroit, MI. He called the vehicle was called a "Quadricycle."
1940 - The British completed the evacuation of 300,000 troops at Dunkirk, France.
1942 - The Battle of Midway began. It was the first major victory for America over Japan during World War II. The battle ended on June 6 and ended Japanese expansion in the Pacific.
1944 - The U-505 became the first enemy submarine captured by the U.S. Navy.
1944 - During World War II, the U.S. Fifth Army entered Rome, which began the liberation of the Italian capital.
1947 - The House of Representatives approved the Taft-Hartley Act. The legislation allowed the President of the United States to intervene in labor disputes.