Events on Jun 4

  • 1070Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France
  • 1133Rome-Innocentius II crowns Lotharius III Roman-German Emperor
  • 1391Mob led by Ferrand Martinez surounds and sets fire to Jewish quarter of Seville Spain, surviving Jews sold into slavery
  • 1487Lord Lovell and John de la Poles army land at Furness Lancashire
  • 1632Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Venlo
  • 1647British army seizes King Charles I as a prisoner
  • 1664Viceroy Willem Frederik conquerors Dijlerschans
  • 1666Battle at Duinkerk: English vs. Dutch fleet
  • 1741Prussia goes to the Covenant of Nymphenburg
  • 1745Frederick the Great (Prussia) defeats Austrians and Saxons
  • 1756Quakers leave assembly of Pennsylvania
  • 1783Montgolfier brothers launch 1st hot-air balloon (unmanned)
  • 1784Mme Thible becomes 1st woman to fly (in a balloon)
  • 1789US constitution goes into effect
  • 1792Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain
  • 1794Congress passes Neutrality Act, bans Americans from serving in armed forces of foreign powers
  • 1800White House completed and President and Mrs John Adams move in
  • 1805Tripoli forced to conclude peace with US after war over tribute
  • 1812Louisiana Territory officially renamed "Missouri Territory"
  • 1825Unseasonable hurricane hits New York City
  • 1831National Congress selects Leopold von Saksen-Coburg as King of Belgium
  • 18323rd national black convention meets (Philadelphia)
  • 1845Mexican-US war starts
  • 1850Empire Engine Company No 1 organized
  • 1850Self deodorizing fertilizer patented in England
  • 1862Confederates evacuate Ft Pillow, Tennessee
  • 1868Van Bosse / Fock government begins
  • 18731st contract workers of British-Indies Co arrives in Suriname
  • 1875Pacific Stock Exchange opens
  • 1878Cyprus ceded by Turkey to Britain for administrative purposes

Born on Jun 4

  • 1694Francois Quesnay: French personal Physician of Louis XIV
  • 1697Jacob Israel Emden [Jacob ben Tswi]: German rabbi
  • 1700Theodoor Verhaegen: Flemish sculptor
  • 1751John Scott: 1st Earl of Eldon
  • 1770James Hewitt: Composer
  • 1801James Pennethorne: Architect
  • 1803Gabriel James Rains: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1881
  • 1815Paul Jones Semmes: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
  • 1816Phillipe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand: Bvt Major General (Union)
  • 1828Alexander William Campbell: Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1833Garnet Joseph: 1st viscount Wolseley soldier
  • 1838Servaas Daems [Peeter Klein]: Flemish writer (Lute & Flute)
  • 1846Josef Sittard: Music writer
  • 1863Edmond R H Regout: Dutch industrialist / politician
  • 1864Nassau William Senior: British economist
  • 1867Carl Gustaf Baron Mannerheim: General / President of Finland (1944-46)
  • 1869Boudouin LPMCAJL: Prince of Belgium / Count of Vlaanderen
  • 1877Heinrich Wieland: German chemist (bile acids-Nobel 1927)
  • 1878Frank N D Buchman: US theologist (Moral Rearmament)
  • 1879Theodor Haecker: German cultural philosopher
  • 1881Clara Blandick: Actress (Huckleberry Finn, Romance, Tom Sawyer)
  • 1882Karl Valentin: German comic / writer
  • 1891Erno Rapee: Composer
  • 1893Armand Calinescu: Premier of Romania
  • 1893Daan Boens: Flemish poet (Man who sold his Wife)
  • 1894Blanch Knopf: Publishing CEO (Knopf)
  • 1895Dino Conte Grandi: Italy -- Delegate to league of nations (1925-32)
  • 1899Leo Spies: Composer
  • 1902Richard Allen: India -- Field hockey goal tender (1928 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 1906Richard Whorf: Actor / director (Yankee Doodle Dandy, Keeper of Flame)

Died on Jun 4

  • 1039Conrad II the Salian: King / Emperor of Germany (1024 / 27-39), dies at 49
  • 1267Hendrik of Vianden: Bishop of Utrecht (1252-67)
  • 1316Louis X: King of France (1314-16), dies at 26
  • 1463Flavio Biondi: Italian writer (Rome instaurata), dies at about 65
  • 1558Maximilian of Burgundy: Leader of Holland / Admiral, dies at 43
  • 1585Marc-Antoine de Muret: Composer, dies at 58
  • 1608Francesco Caracciolo: Italian religious founder / saint, dies at 44
  • 1663William Juxon: Archbishop of Canterbury (1660-63)
  • 1674John Lievensz: Painter / etcher / wood carver, dies at 66
  • 1792John Burgoyne: Soldier / playwright
  • 1793Jan Ekels de Young: Dutch painter, dies at 34
  • 1798Giovanni Jacopo Casanova: Ital adventurer / spy / librarian, dies at 73
  • 1809Nicolai Arbraham Abildgaard: Danish Painter / architect, dies at 65
  • 1818John van Well: Choreographer / mime (Pierrot), dies at 44
  • 1826Karl Maria FE von Weber: German Composer (Oberon), dies at 39
  • 1850Willem F Mauritius HK: Prince of Orange, dies at 74
  • 1872Johan R Thorbecke: Literature / Liberal Premier
  • 1872Stanislaw Moniuszko: Composer, dies at 53
  • 1880Eugen Adam: Painter
  • 1905Carl Albert Loeschhorn: Composer, dies at 85
  • 1907Agathe Grondahl: Composer, dies at 59
  • 1913Emily Wilding Davidson: Suffragette, trampled to death by a horse
  • 1915William Charles Denis Browne: Composer, dies at 26
  • 1916Mildred J Hill: Composer / musician (Happy Birthday To You), dies at 56
  • 1922William Halse Rivers: British psychologist / anthropologist
  • 1925Gheorghe Dima: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1925Pierre Louys [PF Louis]: French writer (Aphrodite)
  • 1926Eugeen of Oye: Flemish writer / Poet (Sparks & Radiates)
  • 1931Ibn Ali Hussein: King of Hejaz
  • 1941Wilhelm II von Hohenzollern: Emperor (Germany, 1888-1918)

Historical events on June 5

  • 0070Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem
  • 0754Friezen murders Bishop Boniface and over 50 companions
  • 1288Battle of Woeringen: Reinald I vs. Jan I
  • 1507England and Netherlands sign trade agreement
  • 1632Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Roermond
  • 1661Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 1716England and Emperor Karel VI signs military treaty
  • 1752Prince Willem van Orange becomes Knight of Garter
  • 1783Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier make 1st public balloon flight
  • 1794Congress prohibits citizens from serving in foreign armed forces
  • 18051st recorded tornado in "Tornado Alley" (Southern Illinois)
  • 18061st trotter to break 3 minute mile (Yankee)
  • 1806Batavian Republic becomes Kingdom of Holland
  • 1827Turks capture Acropolis and takes Athens during Greek War of Independ
  • 1833Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage
  • 1846Telegraph line opens between Philadelphia and Baltimore
  • 1848Statue of Prince Willem the Silent unveiled
  • 1849Danish National Day-Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy
  • 1857Walter Woodbury and James Page open photo studio in Batavia (Djakarta)
  • 1861Federal marshals seize arms and gunpower at Du Pont works Delaware
  • 1863CSS "Alabama" captures "Tailsman" in Mid Atlantic
  • 1864Battle of Piedmont, VA (Augusta City)
  • 1870Constantinople in fire; 900 die
  • 1872Republican National Convention meets (Philadelphia)
  • 1873Sultan Bargash closes slave market of Zanzibar
  • 1875Pacific Stock Exchange formally opens
  • 1876Bananas become popular in US, at Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia
  • 187913th Belmont: George Evans aboard Spendthrift wins in 2:42.75
  • 1882Storm and floods hits Bombay; about 100,000 die
  • 1884William Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination saying "I will not accept if nominated & will not serve if elected"

Born on June 5

  • 1664Mustafa II: Sultan of Turkey (1695-1703)
  • 1665Nicolas Bernier: Composer
  • 1686Cristoph Raupach: Composer
  • 1695Johann Conrad Schlaun: German barok architect
  • 1718Thomas Chippendale: England, United Kingdom -- Furniture maker
  • 1723Adam Smith: Kirkcaldy, Scotland -- Economist (Wealth of Nations)
  • 1736Corneille F de Nelis: Flemish Scholar / Bishop of Antwerp
  • 1759Theodor Zwetler: Composer
  • 1760Johan Gadolin: Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium)
  • 1771Ernst August: Duke of Cumberland / King of Hanover (1837-51)
  • 1771Willem F: Count of Bylandt, Dutch military officer
  • 1813Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton: Composer
  • 1819John Couch Adams: English astronomer (co-discover Neptune)
  • 1823George Thorndike Angell: Massachusetts, United States -- Lawyer (ASPCA)
  • 1825Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry: Georgia, United States -- Educator (Rep-Ala, 1857-61)
  • 1826Ivar Christian Hallstrom: Composer
  • 1827Beverly Holcombe Robertson: Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1831Marcus Joseph Wright: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1922
  • 1862Allvar Gullstrand: Swedish Physician (Nobel 1911)
  • 1863Arthur Somervell: Composer
  • 1874Jack Chesbro: Baseball pitcher (New York Yankees - won 41 in 1904)
  • 1877Johan W Albarda: 1st Dutch socialist Minister (1939-45)
  • 1878[Francisco] Pancho Villa: Mexico -- Revolutionary / guerrilla leader
  • 1878Franklyn Farnum: Actor (Cowboy & Bandit, Scarlet Car, Frontier Days)
  • 1879Adolf Wiklund: Composer
  • 1883John Maynard Keynes: Cambridge, England -- Economist / math / journalist
  • 1884Ivy Compton-Burnett: Novelist
  • 1885Georges Mandel [Louis Rothschild]: French Foreign Minister (-1940)
  • 1888Raden Mas Nato Suroto: Indonesia -- Poet (Melatiknoppen)
  • 1892Alexander Loudon: Diplomat (Washington)

Died on June 5

  • 0754Eoda: English speaking Bishop of Utrecht, murdered
  • 1288Hendrik VI: Earl of Luxembourg / Laroche (1281-88), dies in battle
  • 1443Ferdinand: Portuguese Saint / slave to Fez
  • 1568Lamoraal: Earl of Egmont / prince of Gavere, beheaded
  • 1568Philips van Montmorency Count of Horne: Admiral / statesman, beheaded
  • 1568Willem Key: Painter, dies at about 47
  • 1625Orlando Gibbons: English Organist / Composer (Silver Swan), dies at 41
  • 1667Pietro Sforza: Italian Theologist (Assertiones Theologicae)
  • 1722Johann Kuhnau: Composer, dies at 62
  • 1785Gottfried August Homilius: Composer, dies at 71
  • 1816Giovanni Paisiello: Italian Composer (Serva Padrona), dies at 76
  • 1826Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber: Composer (Oberon), dies at 39
  • 1852Tomasz Napoleon Nidecki: Composer, dies at 45
  • 1861John Garland: US Union Colonel / Brigadier General, dies in battle
  • 1861Tomas Genoves y Lapetra: Composer, dies at 55
  • 1864William Edmonson "Grumble" Jones: Confederate Brigadier General, dies in battle at 39
  • 1868Anselm Huttenbrenner: Composer, dies at 73
  • 1880Jacobus J Cremer: Painter / Author (Betuwsche Novellen), dies at 52
  • 1885Julius Benedict: Composer (Protoghesi), dies at 80
  • 1894Immanuel Faisst: Composer, dies at 70
  • 1900Stephen Crane: Author (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 28
  • 1908Luca Fumagalli: Composer, dies at 71
  • 1915Brzeska: Sculptor
  • 1916Horatio H Kitchener: British General (Sudan), drowns at 65
  • 1921Georges Feydeau: French playwright (Chat and Poche), dies at 58
  • 1923George H Breitner: Impressionist painter, dies at 65
  • 1927Paul Lacombe: Composer, dies at 89
  • 1930Jules Pascin [Julius Pincas]: Bulgarian / US Painter / cartoonist
  • 1939Elijah Beardsworth: World quick shaving champion
  • 1939Frank Van de Goes: Writer / marxist theorist