Today in History: June 4

Today in History: June 4

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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.