On This Day: June 05th
This is 157th day of the year and 209 days remain in the year.
Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier gave the first successful balloon flight demonstration.
The United States went off the gold standard.
The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War began.
Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot by an assassin and died the next day.
Former president Ronald Reagan died.
The British newspaper the Guardian published the first of many stories based on leaks by Edward Snowden about the top-secret surveillance activities of the National Security Agency.
June 05 BirthdaysFrancisco VillaPronunciation: [fränsEs´kO vE´yä]
c.1877–1923, Mexican revolutionary, nicknamed Pancho Villa.
John Maynard Keyneseconomist
Bill Moyersjournalist, public official
Federico García Lorcapoet and dramatist