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  • Korea
    Monday Jun 4, 1894
    First Sino-Japanese War

    Violating The Convention of Tientsin

    Korea
    Monday Jun 4, 1894

    On June 4, the Korean king, Gojong, requested aid from the Qing government in suppressing the Donghak Rebellion. Although the rebellion was not as serious as it initially seemed and hence Qing reinforcements were not necessary, the Qing government still sent the General Yuan Shikai as its plenipotentiary to lead 2,800 troops to Korea.




  • Dunkirk, France
    Tuesday Jun 4, 1940
    Winston Churchill

    Operation Dynamo

    Dunkirk, France
    Tuesday Jun 4, 1940

    Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of 338,226 Allied servicemen from Dunkirk, ended on Tuesday, 4 June when the French rearguard surrendered. The total was far in excess of expectations and it gave rise to a popular view that Dunkirk had been a miracle, and even a victory. Churchill himself referred to "a miracle of deliverance" in his "we shall fight on the beaches" speech to the Commons that afternoon, though he shortly reminded everyone that: "We must be very careful not to assign to this deliverance the attributes of a victory. Wars are not won by evacuations". The speech ended on a note of defiance coupled with a clear appeal to the United States: We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.




  • Midway Atoll, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 4, 1942
    World War II

    Battle of Midway

    Midway Atoll, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 4, 1942

    In June, Japan put its operations into action, but the Americans, having broken Imperial Japanese Navy in the battle of Midway, which took place between 4 to 7 June 1942.




  • Midway Atoll
    Thursday Jun 4, 1942
    Hirohito

    The Battle of Midway

    Midway Atoll
    Thursday Jun 4, 1942

    In the first six months of war, all the major engagements had been victories. Japanese advances were stopped in the summer of 1942 with the battle of Midway and the landing of the American forces on Guadalcanal and Tulagi in August.




  • Rome, Italy
    Sunday Jun 4, 1944
    World War II

    Rome was captured

    Rome, Italy
    Sunday Jun 4, 1944

    The Allied offensives in Italy had succeeded and, at the expense of allowing several German divisions to retreat, on 4 June Rome was captured.




  • Yugoslavia
    Monday Jun 4, 1945
    Josip Broz Tito

    Tito met with the president of the Bishops' Conference of Yugoslavia

    Yugoslavia
    Monday Jun 4, 1945

    Prime Minister Josip Broz Tito met with the president of the Bishops' Conference of Yugoslavia, Aloysius Stepinac on 4 June 1945, two days after his release from imprisonment. The two could not reach an agreement on the state of the Catholic Church. Under Stepinac's leadership, the bishops' conference released a letter condemning alleged Partisan war crimes in September 1945.




  • Algeria
    Wednesday Jun 4, 1958
    Algerian War

    I have understood you

    Algeria
    Wednesday Jun 4, 1958

    On his June 4 trip to Algeria, de Gaulle calculatedly made an ambiguous and broad emotional appeal to all the inhabitants, declaring, "Je vous ai compris" ("I have understood you").


  • Vienna, Austria
    Sunday Jun 4, 1961
    John F. Kennedy

    Khrushchev meeting

    Vienna, Austria
    Sunday Jun 4, 1961

    On June 4, 1961, the president met with Khrushchev in Vienna and left the meetings angry and disappointed that he had allowed the premier to bully him, despite the warnings he had received.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Jun 4, 1962
    Neil Armstrong

    Armstrong applied to become an Astronaut

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Jun 4, 1962

    Armstrong visited the Seattle World's Fair in May 1962, and attended a conference there on space exploration that was co-sponsored by NASA. After he returned from Seattle on June 4, he applied to become an astronaut.


  • Iran
    Tuesday Jun 4, 1963
    Ruhollah Khomeini

    Detained

    Iran
    Tuesday Jun 4, 1963

    On 5 June 1963 (15 of Khordad) at 3:00 am, two days after this public denunciation of the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Khomeini was detained in Qom and transferred to Tehran.


  • Los Angeles, California, United states
    Wednesday Jun 4, 1975
    Angelina Jolie

    Birth

    Los Angeles, California, United states
    Wednesday Jun 4, 1975

    Angelina Jolie Voight was born on June 4, 1975, in Los Angeles, California, to actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand.


  • Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    12:15:00 AM
    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    The First Armored Personnel Vehicle Appeared On The Square From The West

    Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    12:15:00 AM

    At about 12:15 am, a flare lit up the sky and the first armored personnel vehicle appeared on the Square from the west.


  • Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    12:30:00 AM
    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    Two APCs arrived From The South

    Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    12:30:00 AM

    At 12:30 am, two more APCs arrived from the South. The students threw chunks of concrete at the vehicles. One APC stalled, perhaps by metal poles jammed into its wheels, and the demonstrators covered it with gasoline-doused blankets and set it on fire. The intense heat forced out the three occupants, who were swarmed by demonstrators. The APCs had reportedly run over tents and many in the crowd wanted to beat the soldiers. But students formed a protective cordon and escorted the three men to the medic station by the History Museum on the east side of the Square.


  • Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    01:30:00 AM
    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    The Army began To Seal off The Square From Reinforcements of Students and Residents

    Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    01:30:00 AM

    At about 1:30 am, the vanguard of the 38th Army and paratroopers from the 15th Airborne Corps arrived at the north and south ends of the Square, respectively. They began to seal off the Square from reinforcements of students and residents, killing more demonstrators who were trying to enter the Square. Meanwhile, the 27th and 65th Armies poured out of the Great Hall of the People to the west and the 24th Army emerged from behind the History Museum to the east. The remaining students, numbering several thousand, were completely surrounded at the Monument of the People's Heroes in the center of the Square.


  • Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    02:00:00 AM
    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    The Troops fired shots over the heads of The Students at The Monument

    Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    02:00:00 AM

    At 2 am, the troops fired shots over the heads of the students at the Monument. The students broadcast pleadings back toward the troops: "We entreat you in peace, for democracy and freedom of the motherland, for strength and prosperity of the Chinese nation, please comply with the will of the people and refrain from using force against peaceful student demonstrators".


  • Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    02:30:00 AM
    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    The Workers tried to take Revenge

    Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    02:30:00 AM

    At about 2:30 am, several workers near the Monument emerged with a machine gun they had captured from the troops and vowed to take revenge. They were persuaded to give up the weapon by Hou Dejian. The workers also handed over an assault rifle without ammunition, which Liu Xiaobo smashed against the marble railings of the Monument.


  • Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    03:30:00 AM
    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    Hou Dejian and Zhuo Tuo agreed to try to negotiate with the soldiers

    Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    03:30:00 AM

    At 3:30 am, at the suggestion of two doctors in the Red Cross camp, Hou Dejian and Zhuo Tuo agreed to try to negotiate with the soldiers. They rode in an ambulance to the northeast corner of the Square and spoke with Ji Xinguo, the political commissar of the 38th Army's 336th Regiment, who relayed the request to command headquarters, which agreed to grant safe passage for the students to the southeast. The commissar told Hou, "it would be a tremendous accomplishment, if you can persuade the students to leave the Square.


  • Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    04:00:00 AM
    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    The Government's loudspeaker announced The beginning of the Clearance of the Square

    Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    04:00:00 AM

    At 4 am, the lights on the Square suddenly turned off, and the government's loudspeaker announced: "Clearance of the Square begins now. We agree with the students' request to clear the Square." The students sang The Internationale and braced for a last stand. Hou returned and informed student leaders of his agreement with the troops.


  • Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    04:30:00 AM
    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    The Lights were opened

    Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    04:30:00 AM

    At 4:30 am, the lights relit and the troops began to advance on the Monument from all sides.


  • Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    04:32:00 AM
    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    Hou Dejian took the Student's Loudspeaker and recounted his meeting with the Military

    Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    04:32:00 AM

    At about 4:32 am, Hou Dejian took the student's loudspeaker and recounted his meeting with the military. Many students, who learned of the talks for the first time, reacted angrily and accused him of cowardice.


  • Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    04:35:00 AM
    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    A Squad of Soldiers in camouflaged uniform charged up the monument and shot out the students' loudspeaker

    Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    04:35:00 AM

    The soldiers initially stopped about 10 meters from the students. Feng Congde took to the loudspeaker and explained that there was no time left to hold a meeting. Instead, a voice vote would decide the collective action of the group. Although the vote's results were inconclusive, Feng said the "gos" had prevailed. Within a few minutes, at about 4:35 am, a squad of soldiers in camouflaged uniform charged up the Monument and shot out the students' loudspeaker. Other troops beat and kicked dozens of students at the Monument, seizing and smashing their cameras and recording equipment. An officer with a loudspeaker called out "you better leave or this won't end well."


  • Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    05:10:00 AM
    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    The Students began to leave the Monument

    Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    05:10:00 AM

    At about 5:10 am, the students began to leave the Monument. They linked hands and marched through a corridor to the southeast, though some departed through the north. Those who refused to leave were beaten by soldiers and ordered to join the departing procession.


  • Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    06:00:00 AM
    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    Three tanks pursued a convoy of students from the square

    Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    06:00:00 AM

    Just past 6 am on June 4, as a convoy of students who had vacated the Square were walking westward in the bicycle lane along Chang'an Avenue back to campus, three tanks pursued them from the Square, firing tear gas and one drove through the crowd, killing 11 students, injuring scores.


  • Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    07:00:00 AM
    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    The Soldiers were allowed a Short Reprieve

    Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    07:00:00 AM

    Having removed the students from the square, soldiers were ordered to relinquish their ammunition, after which they were allowed a short reprieve from 7 am to 9 am.


  • Chengdu, Sichuan, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    The Police forcibly broke up the student demonstration

    Chengdu, Sichuan, China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989

    On the morning of 4 June, police forcibly broke up the student demonstration taking place in Chengdu's main square. The resulting violence killed eight people, and injured hundreds.


  • China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989
    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    The End of a period of relative press freedom in china

    China
    Sunday Jun 4, 1989

    The suppression on June 4 marked the end of a period of relative press freedom in China and media workers—both foreign and domestic—faced heightened restrictions and punishment in the aftermath of the crackdown. State media reports in the immediate aftermath were sympathetic to the students. As a result, those responsible were all later removed from their posts.


  • U.S.
    Monday Jun 4, 1990
    Marlon Brando

    Son murdering daughter's boyfriend

    U.S.
    Monday Jun 4, 1990

    Later Life Brando had Fewer roles seemed to be in retirement. However, He experienced a tragedy case that his son killed his daughter's boyfriend.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Friday Jun 4, 1993
    Bosnian War

    The UN Security Council passed Resolution 836

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Friday Jun 4, 1993

    On 4 June 1993, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 836 authorising the use of force by UNPROFOR in the protection of the safe zones.


  • Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Monday Jun 4, 2012
    Ronaldinho

    To Mineiro

    Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Monday Jun 4, 2012

    Ronaldinho helped Atlético win the Campeonato Mineiro and led the club to its first title of the Copa Libertadores.


  • England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 4, 2012
    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    Philip was taken from Windsor Castle to King Edward VII's Hospital suffering from a bladder infection

    England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 4, 2012

    On 4 June 2012, during the celebrations in honor of his wife's Diamond Jubilee, Philip was taken from Windsor Castle to King Edward VII's Hospital suffering from a bladder infection. He was released from the hospital on 9 June. After a recurrence of infection in August 2012, while staying at Balmoral Castle, he was admitted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for five nights as a precautionary measure.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 4, 2013
    DC Comics

    DC unveiled two new digital comic innovations to enhance interactivity: DC2 and DC2 Multiverse

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 4, 2013

    On June 4, 2013, DC unveiled two new digital comic innovations to enhance interactivity: DC2 and DC2 Multiverse. DC2 layers dynamic artwork onto digital comic panels, adding a new level of dimension to digital storytelling, while DC2 Multiverse allows readers to determine a specific story outcome by selecting individual characters, storylines and plot developments while reading the comic, meaning one digital comic has multiple outcomes. DC2 will first appear in the upcoming digital-first title, Batman '66, based on the 1960s television series and DC2 Multiverse will first appear in Batman: Arkham Origins, a digital-first title based on the video game of the same name.


  • Thapsus (Present-Day Tunisia)
    Monday Jun 4, 46 BC
    Roman Republic

    Battle of Thapsus

    Thapsus (Present-Day Tunisia)
    Monday Jun 4, 46 BC

    The Battle of Thapsus was an engagement in Caesar's Civil War that took place on April 6, 46 BC near Thapsus (in modern Tunisia).


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