This Day in History- June 4

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June 4

“If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree”- Michael Crichton. Do you know that the Tiananmen Square Massacre happened on June 4? History is full of fascinating and intriguing facts. Let us recall the events that happened through the years on this day in history, June 4.

What Happened Around The World On June 4?

Henry Ford - Biography, Inventions & Assembly Line - HISTORY
  • 1896: Henry Ford
    Henry Ford (the founder of Ford Motors) took his 1st Ford through the streets of Detroit on June 4, 1896.
  • 1934: Dr Frederick Banting
    The Government of Canada granted Dr Fredrick Banting (co-discoverer of insulin) a lifetime annuity to continue his work. In 1934, he was knighted by King George V.
  • 1940:  “Miracle of Dunkirk”
    British completed the “Miracle of Dunkirk” by evacuating 338,200 allied troops from France via a flotilla of over 800 vessels, on June 4, 1940. 
  • 1940: Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill delivered a speech “We shall fight on the seas and oceans”.
  • 1979: Youngest Prime Minister
    Joe Clark was sworn in as the youngest Prime Minister in Canadian history on June 4, 1979. 
  • 1989: Tiananmen Square Massacre
    Chinese troops cleared the square of student protesters, unofficial figures place the death toll near 1,000.
Credits: BBC News
  • 1991: Pope John Paul II compared abortion with Nazi murders and said that it’s the same thing.
  • 2002: “Let Go”
    Canadian singer Avril Lavigne released her debut album, “Let Go”.
  • 2004: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was released on June 4, 2004.
Credits: Movieclips
  • 2011:  Li Na 
    Li Na becomes the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam singles title of French Open Women’s Tennis.
  • 2017: Manchester concert bombing
    Ariana Grande headlines a benefit concert for victims of her Manchester concert bombing, also featuring Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry.
  • 2018: Bill Clinton and James Patterson published a novel
    Former US President Bill Clinton and James Patterson published a novel, “The President is Missing”
  • 2018: US President Donald Trump tweeted “I have the absolute right to PARDON myself”
  • 2020: Memorial for George Floyd
    Memorial for George Floyd led by Rev. Al Sharpton, killed in police custody, in Minneapolis, as the 10th night of protests at his death held around the country.
On the George Floyd uprisings · College of the Atlantic
Credits: College of the Atlantic

Famous Birthdays

  • 1959: Anil Dhirubhai Ambani
    Anil Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian businessman. He is the chairman of Reliance Group.
  • 1975: Angelina Jolie
    Angelina Jolie DCMG is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian.
  • 1999: Kim So-Hyun
    Kim So-Hyun is a South Korean actress who began her career as a child in 2006.
Anil Ambani
Credits: Forbes

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