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Today in History
June 4

1615 The fortress at Osaka, Japan, falls to Shogun Leyasu after a six-month siege.
1647 Parliamentary forces capture King Charles I and hold him prisoner.
1717 The Freemasons are founded in London.
1792 Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain.
1794 British troops capture Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
1805 Tripoli is forced to conclude peace with the United States after a conflict over tribute.
1859 The French army, under Napoleon III, takes Magenta from the Austrian army.
1864 Confederates under General Joseph Johnston retreat to the mountains in Georgia.
1911 Gold is discovered in Alaska’s Indian Creek.
1918 French and American troops halt Germany’s offensive at Chateau-Thierry, France.
1919 The U.S. Senate passes the Women’s Suffrage bill.
1940 The British complete the evacuation of 300,000 troops at Dunkirk.
1943 In Argentina, Juan Peron takes part in the military coup that overthrows Ramon S. Castillo.
1944 The U-505 becomes the first enemy submarine captured by the U.S. Navy.
1944 Allied troops liberate Rome.
1946 Juan Peron is installed as Argentina’s president.
1953 North Korea accepts the United Nations proposals in all major respects.
1960 The Taiwan island of Quemoy is hit by 500 artillery shells fired from the coast of Communist China.
1972 Black activist Angela Davis is found not guilty of murder, kidnapping, and criminal conspiracy.
Born on June 4
1738 George III, English king (1760-1820).
1843 Charles C. Abbott, American naturalist (Days Out of Doors).
1889 Beno Gutenberg, seismologist.
1895 Dino Conte Grandi, Italy’s delegate to theLeague of Nations.
1904 Alvah Bessie, screenwriter and novelist.
1937 Robert Fulghum, American author (All I Really Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten).
1945 Anthony Braxton, jazz composer and saxaphonist.
1966 Vladimir Voevodsky, Russian mathematician.