Sunday, June 05, 2011


June 5

1783:Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier gave the first successful balloon flight demonstration.

1884:Civil War hero Gen. William T. Sherman refused the Republican nomination for president with the words, “I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected.”

1933:The United States went off the gold standard.

1947:Sen. George Marshall proposed a plan (Marshall Plan) to help Europe recover financially from the effects of World War II.

1967:The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War began.

1968:Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot by an assassin and died the next day.

1981:The Centers for Disease Control published the first report about the disease that would later become known as AIDS.

2002:Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her Salt Lake City home.

2004:Former president Ronald Reagan died.

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