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World War II: Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing. (5. June 1941)

World War II: The United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania. (5. June 1942)

World War II: More than 1000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day. (5. June 1944)

The Allied Control Council, the military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power. (5. June 1945)

A fire in the La Salle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, kills 61 people. (5. June 1946)

Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, the United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe. (5. June 1947)

Thailand elects Orapin Chaiyakan, the first Thai female member of Thailand's Parliament. (5. June 1949)

Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements. (5. June 1956)

The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in. (5. June 1959)

The British Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, resigns in a sex scandal known as the Profumo affair. (5. June 1963)

Movement of 15 Khordad: Protests against the arrest of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini by the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. In several cities, masses of angry demonstrators are confronted by tanks and paratroopers. (5. June 1963)

DSV Alvin is commissioned. (5. June 1964)

The Six-Day War begins: Israel launches surprise strikes against Egyptian air-fields in response to the mobilisation of Egyptian forces on the Israeli border. (5. June 1967)

Robert F. Kennedy, a U.S. presidential candidate, is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, by Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian. Kennedy dies the next day. (5. June 1968)

The International communist conference begins in Moscow. (5. June 1969)

The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War. (5. June 1975)

The United Kingdom holds its first country-wide referendum on remaining in the European Economic Community (EEC). (5. June 1975)

The collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho, in the United States. (5. June 1976)

A coup takes place in Seychelles. (5. June 1977)

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that five people in Los Angeles, California, have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS. (5. June 1981)

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