1837: The Republic of Texas incorporates the city of Houston.
1849: With the singing of a new Constitution, Denmark becomes a Constitutional Monarchy.
1851: Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe begins its run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper. This anti-slavery serial will end up running for 10-months.
1864: The Confederate Army at Piedmont in Virginia is defeated by General David Hunter and his Union forces. Almost a thousand Confederate soldiers become POWs.
1883: The Orient Express leaves Paris, France for its first scheduled run.
1915: The Constitution of Denmark is amended to allow women to vote.
1940: German forces once again resume Operation Fall Rot during World War 2.
1941: During the bombing of Chongqing, 4,000 residents smother in a bomb shelter during World War 2.
1942: The U.S declares warm on Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria during WWII.
1944: Over a thousand British bombers drop over five thousand tons of bombs on German gun batteries in Normandy in advance of D-Day.
1956: Singer Elvis Presley introduces his new single Hound Dog on the Milton Berle Show and ends up scandalizing the audience with his very sexually suggestive hip movements.
1976: The Teton Dam – located in Idaho – collapses on this day.
1981: A rare form of pneumonia is spotted in 5 people in the Los Angeles Area and reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These cases would be the first officially recognized cases of AIDS.
1998: At the GM Plant in Flint, Michigan, a strike begins. This strike would then spread to 5 other plants. Overall, the strikes would last almost two months.
Famous Birthdays on June 5
American sheriff Pat Garrett is born in 1850.
English author Ivy Compton-Burnett is born in 1884.
Hungarian-English engineer, physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Dennis Gabor is born in 1900.
American rapper, actor and producer, Mark Wahlberg is born in 1971.
American actress Liza Weil is born in 1977.
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