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 This day in History - June 5
410 Historic Events for June 5
1944

1st B-29 bombing raid; 1 plane lost due to engine failure

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1944

Allies march into Rome

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1944

King Victor Emmanuel abdicates the throne for his son Umberto

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1945

Don Reid, Va, country singer (Statler Bros-Flowers on the Wall)

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1945

Opera "Peter Grimes of Benjamin Britten," premieres in London

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1945

Klaus Wyborny, actor (Klammer auf Klammer Zu)

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1945

Ambar Roy, cricketer (nephew of Pankaj Batted in 4 Tests 1969-70)

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1945

USA, UK, USSR, France declare supreme authority over Germany

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1945

John Carlos, track star (Olympic bronze 1968); gave black power salute

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1946

Stefania Sandrelli, Viareggio Italy, actress (Afredo, Key)

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1946

Fire at LaSalle Hotel cocktail lounge kills 61 (Chicago Ill)

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1946

Gillian Hills, Cairo Egypt, actress (Blow-up, Clockwork Orange)

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1946

Fuzzy Fuscaldo, rocker (Capt Beefheart)

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1946

Fred Stone, rock guitarist (Sly and Family Stone-Stand)

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1946

Michael Monarch, rocker (Steppenwolf)

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1947

Tom Evans, Liverpool, rock bassist/vocalist (Badfinger)

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1947

David Hare, playwright (Strapless, Plenty, Wetherby, Fatale)

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1947

Eric Molobi, South Africa, activist (ANC)

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1947

Laurie Anderson, performance artist (O Superman, Excellent Birds)

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1947

Sec of State George C Marshall outlines "Marshall Plan"

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1948

Frank Estersmith, Australia, rocker (Air Supply)

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1948

Phillies Richie Ashburn sets NL rookie consecut hitting streak at 23

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1950

Adrian Cosma, Romania, team handball (Olympic-silver-1976)

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1950

US Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation

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1950

Ronnie Dyson, US, singer (Hair, All over your face)

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