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 This day in History - June 5
410 Historic Events for June 5
1940

American Negro Theater organizes

Event
1940

Battle of France begins in WW II

Event
1940

Moira Anderson, Scotland, singer (Loch Lomond)

Birth
1941

Jeffrey Rooker, MP (Labour)

Birth
1941

Martha Argerich, Buenos Aires Argentina, pianist (debut 1949)

Birth
1941

Floyd Butler, rocker

Birth
1941

Spalding Gray, RI, actor (Beaches, Clara's Heart, Heavy Petting)

Birth
1941

Duane Duke Sims, baseball player

Birth
1941

Sandor Szabo beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ

Event
1942

Charles Dodge, composer

Birth
1942

USA declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania

Event
1942

Nelson "Bo" Burton Jr, bowler/sportscaster (Pro Bowlers Tour)

Birth
1942

Elwood Ordnance Plant near Joliet Illinois kills 54

Event
1942

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, pres of Equatoriaal Guinee (1979- )

Birth
1942

British offensive in North Africa under general Ritchie

Event
1943

Ann Craft, researcher/writer

Birth
1943

75th Belmont: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:28.2

Event
1943

Bill Hopkins, composer

Birth
1943

German occupiers arrest Louvain University's chancellor

Event
1944

Chris Finnegan, UK, middleweight boxing champ (Olympic-gold-1968)

Birth
1944

Tommie Smith, US sprinter (Olympic-gold-1968) [or Jan 5]

Birth
1944

General Eisenhower decides invasion set for June 6

Event
1944

Fieldmarshal Rommel goes on vacation

Event
1944

Riccardo Zandonai, composer, dies at 61

Death
1944

1st British gliders touched down on French soil for D-Day

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