Today In History – June 04

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Following are some of the major events to have occurred on June 4:

1937 – The first supermarket trolleys were introduced in Oklahoma City.

1941 – Kaiser Wilhelm II, ninth king of Prussia and third German emperor (1888-1918), died in exile in the Netherlands.

1943 – Argentine President Ramon Castillo was overthrown in an army coup.

1988 – Pope John Paul rides in a Ferrari Montial.

1989 – Hundreds of Chinese student dissidents were killed in Beijing when the army moved in to remove them from Tiananmen Square; some estimates put the death toll in the thousands.

1994 – Bangladesh ordered the arrest of the feminist writer Taslima Nasreen after she told an Indian newspaper the Koran should be “thoroughly revised”.

1998 – Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols sentenced to life in prison.

2002 – A flypast by Royal Airforce Red Arrows signals the end of Golden Jubilee celebrations in London to mark 50 years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign.

2006 – Former president Alan Garcia beat a fiery ex-army nationalist, Ollanta Humala, in Peru’s election, staging a political comeback after his 1980s government ended in economic ruin, rebel violence and accusations of rights abuses.

2007 – World’s first robot to recognise itself in mirror is unveiled.

2015 – Fatal petrol station explosion in Accra, Ghana.


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