HISTORY
5 June 2023: This day in history

1873: Sultan Bargash bin Said under British pressure closes the infamous slave market of Zanzibar in modern day Tanzania

1947: US Secretary of State George Marshall outlines the “Marshall Plan” to rebuild Western Europe

1963: State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested

1967: Six-Day War begins between Israel and the neighboring Arab states of Egypt, Jordan and Syria

1968: Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan assassinates Robert F. Kennedy, shooting him 3 times and wounding 5 others at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Kennedy dies the next day.

1981: AIDS Epidemic officially begins when US Centers for Disease Control reports on pneumonia affecting five homosexual men in Los Angeles

1981 World’s first today in history program with editable data “TODAY”, invented by Michael Butler runs for the first time on a mainframe computer

1984: Indira Gandhi orders an attack on Sikh’s holiest site, the Golden Temple in Amritsar

 

Source: Onthisday.com

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