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June 5th History

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June 5th In Pop Culture History

1851 - Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom's Cabin (or Life Among the Lowly) began a ten-month run in the National Era, an abolitionist newspaper.

1883 - The first regularly scheduled Orient Express left Paris.

1933 - US President Franklin D. Roosevelt took the United States off of the "Gold Standard", a result of the Great Depression. President Nixon, in 1971, completed the transition when he announced that the United States would no longer convert dollars to gold at a fixed value, $35 an ounce at that time.

1954 #1 Hit June 5, 1954 - August 6, 1954: Kitty Kallen - Little Things Mean A Lot

1956 - Elvis Presley introduced his new single, Hound Dog, on The Milton Berle Show

1961 #1 Hit June 5, 1961 - June 18, 1961: Roy Orbison - Running Scared

1966 - The Beatles had a taped appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, debuting music videos for Rain and Paperback Writer.

1968 - Robert F. Kennedy was shot and killed at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, by Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian.

1977 - The Apple II went in sale.

June 5, 1980 Birthday (fictional) Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter

1981 - The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that five people in Los Angeles, California, had a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.

June 5, 1985 (fiction) Ferris Bueller took a day off from school, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Film

1989 - The Tiananmen Square protests ended violently in Beijing by the People's Liberation Army, with at least 241 dead. Many western journalists had errantly speculated that the army would not fight against the people.

1995 - Singled Out with host Chris Hardwick premiered on MTV

2011 - Teen Wolf premiered on MTV

June 5th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Mark Wahlberg (1971)
Pete Wentz (1979)
Ron Livingston (1968)
Kenny G (1956)
Poncho Villa (1878)
Brian McKnight (1969)

A more expensive tennis racket will not make you a better player.



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