This Day in History For June 4
1896 – Henry Ford takes his 1st Ford through the streets of Detroit.
1912 – Massachusetts passes 1st US minimum wage law.
1917 – American men begin registering for the draft.
1934 – Dr Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin, is knighted.
1942 – Battle of Midway begins; Japan’s 1st major defeat in WW 11.
1945 – 6th US Marine division occupies Orokoe Peninsula Okinawa.
1945 – US, Soviet Union, Britain and France agree to divide up occupied Germany.
1955 – “Mickey Rooney Show” TV comedy last airs on NBC.
1961 – US President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev meet at the Vienna Summit in Austria.
1964 – LA Dodger pitcher Sandy Koufax tosses his 3rd career no-hitter, beats Phillies, 3-0 in Philadelphia.
1967 – 19th Emmy Awards: “Mission Impossible”, “The Monkees”, Don Knotts & Lucille 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 – 18th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers win.
1985 – Supreme Court strikes down Alabama “moment of silence” law.
1990 – Greyhound Bus files for bankruptcy.
1990 – Dr. Jack Kevorkian assists 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.
2018 – US President Donald Trump tweets “I have the absolute right to PARDON myself”
2019 – Professional gambler James Holzhauer’s 32-game winning streak ends on “Jeopardy” just short of Ken Jenning’s record $2.52m earnings.