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Once Upon A Time – June 5 – 1876 – Bananas Become Popular In US, At The Centennial Exposition In Philadelphia

1873 Sultan Bargash bin Said under British pressure closes the infamous slave market of Zanzibar in modern day Tanzania

1947 US Secretary of State George Marshall outlines the “Marshall Plan” to rebuild Western Europe

1963 State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested

1967 Six-Day War begins between Israel and the neighboring Arab states of Egypt, Jordan and Syria

1968 Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan assassinates Robert F. Kennedy, shooting him 3 times and wounding 5 others at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Kennedy dies the next day.

1981 AIDS Epidemic officially begins when US Centers for Disease Control reports on pneumonia affecting five homosexual men in Los Angeles

1981 World’s first today in history program with editable data “TODAY”, invented by Michael Butler runs for the first time on a mainframe computer

1984 Indira Gandhi orders an attack on Sikh’s holiest site, the Golden Temple in Amritsar

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Today in Film & TV

1987 “Nightline” presents its 1st “Town Meeting” the subject is AIDS and the show runs until 3:47 AM

Today in Music

1945 Benjamin Britten’s opera “Peter Grimes” premieres in London

Today in Sport

1985 Steve Cauthen wins aboard Slip Anchor at Epsom Downs to become the only jockey to win both the Kentucky Derby (1978) and The Derby

1988 Russian Orthodox Church celebrates its 1,000th anniversary

1876 Bananas become popular in US, at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia

Famous Weddings

1856 American industrialist and firearms manufacturer Samuel Colt (41) weds American philanthropist Elizabeth Hart Jarvis (29) at Christ Episcopal Church in Middleton, Connecticut, until his death in 1862

1930 Actress Agnes Moorehead (29) weds actor Jack G. Lee (28)

1941 NBA coach Red Auerbach (23) weds Dorothy Lewis

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