June 4th

2011
Li Na won the French Open's women's championship, becoming the first Chinese tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title.
Steffi Graf
2009
President Barack Obama addressed the Muslims of the world in a speech in Cairo, saying America has a common cause with Islam and never will be at war with the faith.
A New Beginning
2003
Martha Stewart was indicted on charges of insider trading.
Martha Stewart
2001
King Dipendra of Nepal died, three days after shooting most of his family and himself.
Nepalese royal massacre
1998
A federal judge sentenced Terry Nichols to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
Terry Nichols
1992
The U.S. Post Office announced that in a poll people preferred the "young Elvis" stamp to the "old Elvis" stamp.
1989
Poland holds the first free elections after World War II. The landslide victory of the Polish trade union, “Solidarity”, marked the beginning of the Autumn of Nations, a wave of revolutions resulting in the fall of communism.
Polish People's Republic
1986
Jonathan Jay Pollard, a former Navy intelligence analyst, pleaded guilty in Washington to spying for Israel.
Jonathan Pollard
1985
The Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling striking down an Alabama law providing for a daily minute of silence in public schools.
Establishment Clause
1984
Bruce Springsteen releases Born in the U.S.A. The album was Springsteen's most successful. It featured hits like “Born in the U.S.A.”, “Dancing in the Dark”, and “I'm on Fire”.
Born in the U.S.A.
1968
Dorothy Gish, American actress who starred in many silent-film classics, died.
Lillian Gish
1954
French and Vietnamese officials signed treaties in Paris according independence to Vietnam.
France–Vietnam relations
1945
US, Russia, Britain & France agree to split occupied Germany.
Operation Unthinkable
1944
The U.S. Fifth Army entered Rome, leading to the liberation of the city during World War II.
Italian Campaign (World War II)
1942
The Battle of Midway, a decisive Allied victory in World War II, began.
Battle of Midway
1940
British complete the 'miracle of Dunkirk' by evacuating 300,000 allied troops from France.
Dunkirk evacuation
1919
Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing citizens the right to vote regardless of their gender, and sent it to the states for ratification.
Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
1917
The first Pulitzer Prize is awarded. Every year, the prestigious award honors outstanding journalistic achievements. It was established with money bequeathed to Columbia University by publisher Joseph Pulitzer.
1917 Pulitzer Prize
1912
Massachusetts became the first state to adopt a minimum wage law.
Minimum wage law
1896
Henry Ford made a successful pre-dawn test run of his horseless carriage, called a quadricycle, through the streets of Detroit.
1892
The Sierra Club, led by John Muir, was incorporated in San Francisco.
Sierra Club
1783
The Montgolfier brothers demonstrate the first hot air balloon. The flight of the montgolfière lasted only about 10 minutes, but it secured the French inventors a place in the history books.
History of ballooning
1760
Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians.
Expulsion of the Acadians
1647
The English army seized King Charles I.
Timeline of the English Civil War