This Day in History for June 4
1794 – Congress passes Neutrality Act, bans Americans from serving in armed forces of foreign powers.
1825 – Unseasonable hurricane hits NYC.
1896 – Henry Ford takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit.
1917 – American men begin registering for the draft.
1942 – Capitol Record Co opens for business.
1942 – “Mrs Miniver” based on the novel by Jan Struther, directed by William Wyler and starring Greer Carson and Walter Pidgeon is released in the US (Best Picture of 1943)
1944 – General Eisenhower cancels planned D-Day invasion on June 5th after receiving unfavorable weather reports.
1945 – US Marine division occupies Orokoe Peninsula Okinawa.
1949 – “Cavalcade of Stars” debuts (Dumont); Jackie Gleason made host in 1950.
1955 – “Mickey Rooney Show” TV comedy last airs on NBC.
1964 – LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 3rd no-hitter beats Phillies, 3-0.
1967 – 19th Emmy Awards: “Mission Impossible”, “The Monkees”, Don Knotts & Lucy Ball win.
1973 – A patent for the ATM is granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain.
1975 – Oldest animal fossils in US discovered in North Carolina.
1984 – Arnold Palmer fails to make the US Open golf tournament for the 1st time in 32 years.
1990 – Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy.
1990 – Dr. Jack Kevorkian assisted an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die.
1998 – Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
2012 – US drone attack kills 15 militants in Pakistan, including high ranking al-Qaeda official, Abu Yahya al-Libi.
2017 – Ariana Grande headlines benefit concert for victims of her Manchester concert bombing, also featuring Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry.