June 5 events in history

70 Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem
754 Boniface, Anglo-Saxon missionary, is killed by a band of pagans at Dokkum in Frisia
1257 Kraków, in Poland, receives city rights
1283 Battle of the Gulf of Naples: Roger of Lauria, admiral to King Peter III of Aragon, captures Charles of Salermo
1625 The city of Breda surrenders to the Spanish tercios under general Ambrosio Spinola
1798 The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread the United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated
1817 The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched
1829 HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba
1832 The June Rebellion breaks out in Paris in an attempt to overthrow the monarchy of Louis Philippe
1837 Houston is incorporated by the Republic of Texas
1849 Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy by the signing of a new constitution
1851 Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly, starts a ten-month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper
1862 As the Treaty of Saigon is signed, ceding parts of southern Vietnam to France, the guerrilla leader Trương Định decides to defy Emperor Tự Đức of Vietnam and fight on against the Europeans
1864 American Civil War: Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners
1883 The first regularly scheduled Orient Express departs Paris
1888 The Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place
1900 Second Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria
1915 Denmark amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage
1916 Louis Brandeis is sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court; he is the first American Jew to hold such a position
1917 World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as "Army registration day"
1933 The U.S. Congress abrogates the United States' use of the gold standard by enacting a joint resolution (48 Stat. 112) nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold
1940 World War II: After a brief lull in the Battle of France, the Germans renew the offensive against the remaining French divisions south of the River Somme in Operation Fall Rot ("Case Red")
1941 World War II: Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing
1942 World War II: The United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania
1944 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
1945 The Allied Control Council, the military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power
1946 A fire in the La Salle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, kills 61 people
1947 Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, the United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe
1949 Thailand elects Orapin Chaiyakan, the first female member of Thailand's Parliament
1956 Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements
1959 The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in
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
1963 The British Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, resigns in a sex scandal known as the "Profumo affair"
1964 DSV Alvin is commissioned
1967 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
1968 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
1969 The International communist conference begins in Moscow
1975 The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War
1975 The United Kingdom holds its first country-wide referendum on remaining in the European Economic Community (EEC)
1976 The Teton Dam in Idaho, United States, collapases
1977 A coup takes place in Seychelles
1981 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
1984 The Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, orders an attack on the Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikh religion
1989 The Tank Man halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989
1993 Portions of the Holbeck Hall Hotel in Scarborough, in North Yorkshire, England, fall into the sea following a landslide
1995 The Bose–Einstein condensate is first created
1998 A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants. The strike lasts seven weeks
2000 The Six-Day War in Kisangani begins in Kisangani, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, between Ugandan and Rwandan forces. A large part of the city is destroyed
2001 Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm causes $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history
2003 A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region