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5 June

1257 – Poland – Kraków received city rights. http://www.krakow-info.com/750th.htm

1283 – Italy – Battle of the Gulf of Naples (War of the Sicilian Vespers). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Gulf_of_Naples

1305 – Rome/Avignon – Raymond Bertrand de Got, archbishop of Bordeaux became Pope Clement V. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Clement_V

1798 – Ireland – Battle of New Ross (United Irishmen Rebellion). http://www.irelandhistory.org/irish-history/ireland-irish-history/the-battle-of-ross.html

1832 – France – June Rebellion began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_Rebellion

1862 – Vietnam – First Treaty of Saigon signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Saigon

1864 – USA – Battle of Piedmont (American Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Piedmont

1888 – Argentina/Uruguay – Earthquake measuring 5.5Mw, epicentre Río de la Plata. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1888_R%C3%ADo_de_la_Plata_earthquake

1917 – USA – Conscription began (WWI). http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/usconscription_wilson.htm

1930 – USA – Colonial Air Transport plane crashed at Boston, MA, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19300605-0

1939 – Singapore – RAF plane crashed at Johore Straits, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19390605-0

1940 – France – Operation Fall Rot began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_Rot

1941 – China – 4000 killed in shelter during bombing of Chongqinq (Second Sino-Japanese War). http://ww2today.com/5th-june-1941-thousands-die-in-chungking-raid

1942 – Atlantic Ocean – US Navy plane missing, 7 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19420605-0

1942 – USA – Declared war on Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania (WWII).

1943 – Fiji – RNZAF plane crashed off Coast,15 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430605-1


1944 – France – British bombers hit German gun batteries on Normandy coast, preparation for D-Day (WWII). https://youtu.be/IX9vvnXt3iM   WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://www.raf.mod.uk/history/June5.cfm

1945 – Bhutan – USAAF plane crashed near Sakden, 7 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450605-2

1946 – USA – Fire at La Salle Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, 61 killed.  http://www3.gendisasters.com/illinois/4122/chicago-il-lasalle-hotel-fire-panic-june-1946

1949 – Thailand – Orapin Chaiyakan became first female member of Thailand Parliament. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orapin_Chaiyakan

1950 – USA – Westair Transport plane crashed off Melbourne, FL, 28 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500605-0

1967 – Middle East – Six Day War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six-Day_War


1968 – USA – Robert F Kennedy shot at Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, died next day. https://youtu.be/tpb6GhJ_AbU WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/5/newsid_2658000/2658877.stm


1976 – USA – Teton Dam, Idaho, collapsed. https://youtu.be/bqXsWOKxUmk WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teton_Dam

1993 – UK – Landslide caused part of Holbeck Hall Hotel, Scarborough, to fall into sea. http://blackpoolsixthasgeography.pbworks.com/w/page/26244368/Holbeck%20Hall%20Case%20Study

2000 – Democratic Republic of the Congo – Six Day War began (Second Congo War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six-Day_War_(2000)


2001 – USA – Tropical Storm Allison made land fall in Texas. https://youtu.be/aAT8OOfmmNI   https://www.hcfcd.org/storm-center/tropical-storm-allison/

2003 – India/Pakistan – Heat wave reached peak temperature exceeded 50°C (122°F). http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/2965644.stm

2009 – Peru – Battle at Devil’s Curve (Peruvian Political Crisis). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Peruvian_political_crisis#Battle_at_.22Devil.27s_Curve.22

2009 – Mexico – Fire at day-care centre in Hermosillo, 47 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-27684358

York

1732 – Margaret Mason’s Hospital, Colliergate founded. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/yorks/city-of-york/pp420-440

1911 – Fire at the Victoria Hall (Cinema).