11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 4th June

Winston Churchill

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1647 - The British army seizes King Charles I and hold him as a hostage

2. 1878 - Turkey turns Cyprus over to Britain

3. 1896 - Henry Ford takes his first car out for a test drive

4. 1911 - Gold is discovered in Alaska's Indian Creek

5. 1940 - As the last Allied soldier leaves Dunkirk, the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill vows his forces 'shall never surrender'

6. 1944 - The United States Army enters Rome during World War II, which leads to the liberation of the city

7. 1974 - Sally Murphy becomes the first woman to qualify as an aviator with the U.S. Army

8. 1975 - Actress Angelina Jolie is born

9. 1984 - Bruce Springsteen releases his best selling album Born in the U.S.A

10. 1998 - George and Ira Gershwin receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

11. 2003 - Martha Stewart is indicted on charges of insider trading

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Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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