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This Day in History: June 4

Featured Biography

George III
king of Great Britain
Angelina Jolie
American actress
Bronis?aw Komorowski
president of Poland
Alfredo Di Stéfano
Argentine-born athlete
Rosalind Russell
American actress
Carl Gustaf Mannerheim
president of Finland

More Events On This Day

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American basketball coach John Wooden—who directed teams of the University of California at Los Angeles to 10 NCAA championships in 12 seasons (1964–65, 1967–73, 1975)—died in Los Angeles. Take our quiz about basketball player nicknames
Bruce Springsteen
American musician Bruce Springsteen released Born in the U.S.A., which became one of his defining works. Test your knowledge of rock and roll
Angelina Jolie
American actress Angelina Jolie, who was known for her sex appeal and edginess as well as for her humanitarian work, was born. Sort fact from fiction in our quiz about famous actors
The Kingdom of Tonga achieved independence within the British Commonwealth.
Dunkirk evacuation
During World War II the evacuation of Dunkirk, France, came to an end, having saved 198,000 British and 140,000 French and Belgian troops. Learn how British forces became trapped at Dunkirk
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The Treaty of Trianon was signed by representatives of Hungary on one side and the Allied powers on the other, concluding World War I. Sort fact from fiction in our World War I quiz
Nineteenth Amendment
The Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote, was passed by the Senate, two weeks after being approved by the House of Representatives; the amendment was ratified the following year. Match the amendment number to its purpose
Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley
British Field Marshal Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley, whose most brilliant campaign involved seizing the Suez Canal and, after a night march, surprising and defeating ?Urābī Pasha at Al-Tall al-Kabīr (September 13, 1882), was born.
Jacques-Louis David: Napoleon in His Study
Napoleon Bonaparte commanded the Siege of Mantua, which resulted in the exclusion of Austrians from northern Italy. Test your knowledge of Napoleon Bonaparte
Montgolfier balloon
Joseph-Michel and Jacques-étienne Montgolfier launched an uncrewed hot-air balloon, the first public demonstration of the discovery that hot air in a large lightweight bag rises.
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