Monday, June 05, 2017
History for June 5 - On-This-Day.com:
Adam Smith 1723 - Author, "Pancho" Villa (Francisco Villa, José Doroteo Arango Arámbula) - Mexican Revolutionary general, John Maynard Keynes 1883 - Economist
Dennis Gabor 1900 - Electrical engineer, inventor of holography, Robert Lansing (Robert Howell Brown) 1929 - Actor, Ken Follet 1949 - Author
1752 - Benjamin Franklin flew a kite for the first time to demonstrate that lightning was a form of electricity.
1827 - Athens fell to the Ottomans.
1851 - Harriet Beecher Stow published the first installment of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in "The National Era."
1884 - U.S. Civil War General William T. Sherman refused the Republican presidential nomination, saying, "I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected."
1940 - During World War II, the Battle of France began when Germany began an offensive in Southern France.
1947 - U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall gave a speech at Harvard University in which he outlined the Marshall Plan.
1967 - The Six Day War between Israel and Egypt, Syria and Jordan began.
1981 - In the U.S., the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that five men in Los Angeles were suffering from a rare pneumonia found in patients with weakened immune systems. They were the first recognized cases of what later became known as AIDS.