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This Day in History: June 5

June 5: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1661, Isaac Newton is admitted as a student to Trinity College in Cambridge.
  2. In 1917, young American men began registering for the draft to fight in World War I .
  3. In 1953, Denmark adopts a new constitution.
  4. In 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy was shot in the head at the California Democratic presidential primary in Los Angeles,. He died the following day.
  5. In 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Richard Scarry, author & illustrator;Freddie Stone, singer; Christy Brown, Dublin, novelist; Kenny G, saxophonist;Todd Burger, guard for Chicago Bears.

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