This Day in History For June 5
1833 – Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage.
1861 – Federal marshals seize arms and gunpowder at DuPont works, DE.
1884 – William Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination saying “I will not accept if nominated & will not serve if elected”
1912 – US marines invade Caimanera, Cuba.
1917 – 10 million US men begin registering for draft in WWI.
1933 – US drops the Gold Standard when Congress enacts a joint resolution nullifying creditors right to demand payment in gold.
1937 – Henry Ford initiates a 32 hour work week.
1942 – USA declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary & Romania.
1950 – US Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation.
1964 – Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee) debuts in San Bernadino, California.
1972 – “If You Had Wings” ride opens at Walt Disney World.
1981 – AIDS epidemic officially begins when US Centers for Disease Control reports on pneumonia affecting five homosexual men in Los Angeles.
1991 – Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) launched.
1998 – A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks)
2001 – U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords leaves the Republican Party, an act which shifts control of the United States Senate from the Republicans to the Democratic Party.
2012 – American gubernatorial recall election is held in Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker wins and becomes the first governor to survive a recall election.
2013 – The first article based on NSA leaked documents by Edward Snowden are published b the Guardian Newspaper in the UK.
2018 – Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape and sexual assault charges in court in New York.
2019 – Ohio doctor William Husel charged with 25 counts of murder for prescribing potentially fatal doses of opioids in Franklin County.
2021 – 153rd Belmont Stakes: 2-1 favorite Essential Quality wins with Luis Saez aboard.