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This Day in History for June 5 – Apple II Goes On Sale and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1933 – The United States takes itself off the gold standard (More info)

1947 – US Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe in what would come to be known as the Marshall Plan (More info)

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This Day in History for June 4 – 19th Amendment Passes and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1896 – Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, and gives it a successful test run (More info)

1917 – The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded (More info)

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This Day in History for June 3 – Tiananmen Square Crackdown Begins and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1937 – The Duke of Windsor marries American divorcee Wallis Simpson (More info)

1956 – City authorities in Santa Cruz, Ca. announce a ban on rock music at public gatherings (More info)

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This Day in History for June 1 – ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Released and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1967 – The Beatles release their landmark album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ (More info)

1974 – The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is first published (More info)

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This Day in History for May 31 – Big Ben Begins Operating and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1859 – Big Ben goes into operation in London (More info)

1879 – New York City’s Gilmore’s Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden (More info)

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This Day in History for May 30 – Lincoln Memorial Dedicated and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1431 – Joan of Arc is burned at the stake as a heretic (More info)

1806 – Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson accuses Jackson’s wife of bigamy (More info)

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This Day in History for May 29 – World War II Memorial Dedicated and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1790 – Rhode Island becomes the last of the original US colonies to ratify the Constitution and is admitted as the 13th state (More info)

1942 – Bing Crosby records Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas,’ the best-selling Christmas single in history (More info)

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This Day in History for May 28 – Volkswagen Founded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1929 – The first all-color, full-length talking picture, ‘On with the Show!,’ debuts (More info)

1930 – The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens (More info)

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This Day in History for May 27 – Golden Gate Bridge Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1647 – The first recorded execution of a “witch” takes place in Massachusetts (More info)

1933 – The World’s Fair opens in Chicago, Ill. (More info)

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This Day in History for May 25 – ‘Star Wars’ Hits Theaters and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1925 – John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution (More info)

1968 – The St. Louis Arch is dedicated (More info)

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