11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 5th June

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

1. 1595 - Henry IV's army defeat the Spanish at the Battle of Fontaine-Francaise

2. 1752 - Benjamin Franklin flies a kite for the first time to demonstrate that lightning is a form of electricity

3. 1933 - President Roosevelt signs the bill that took the U.S. off of the gold standard

4. 1956 - Elvis Presley introduces his new single, Hound Dog, on The Milton Berle Show and scandalized the audience with his suggestive hip gyrations

5. 1965 - Johnny Cash entered the UK chart for the first time with a cover of Bob Dylan’s It Ain’t Me Babe

6. 1967 - The Six-Day War begins when Israel launches simultaneous attacks against Egypt and Syria

7. 1968 - Senator Robert Kennedy is shot and seriously wounded shortly after giving a victory speech in a Los Angeles hotel. He dies the next day

8. 1971 - James Taylor's You've Got A Friend is released

9. 1972 -  World leaders attend the funeral in Windsor of the former King of Britain, Edward, The Duke of Windsor, who abdicated in 1936

10. 2004 - Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan dies

11. 2008 - The funeral for fashion legend Yves Saint Laurent is held in Paris as hundreds of admirers and colleagues mourned the designer's death

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

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