Historical Events for 5th June 2019

1863 – Battle of Franklin’s Crossing, Virginia (Deep Run)
1873 – Sultan Bargash bin Said under British pressure closes the infamous slave market of Zanzibar in modern day Tanzania
1875 – Pacific Stock Exchange formally opens in San Francisco
1940 – General Charles De Gaulle becomes French junior minister of Defense
1946 – Fire at LaSalle Hotel cocktail lounge kills 61 in Chicago, Illinois
1959 – Bob Dylan graduates from Hibbing High School in Minnesota
1960 – “George Gobel Show” last airs on CBS-TV
1977 – 31st NBA Championship: Port Trailblazers beat Philadelphia 76er, 4 games to 2
1981 – World’s first today in history program with editable data “TODAY”, invented by Michael Butler runs for the first time on a mainframe computer
1993 – 125th Belmont: Julie Krone aboard Colonial Affair wins in 2:29.8

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