Welcome to another bright day in June. There’s always something or the other happening around the world. The world, being so large, has witnessed infinite inventions, innovations, achievements, and other milestones in the past. You can do something amazing today, and maybe it is something that we write about in Today in History in the coming years. We, at Brag Social, try to keep you updated with all the happenings of the past and present. Let’s read about the historical milestones of June 4.
1859: The French army, under Napoleon III, takes Magenta from the Austrian army
This event was a part of the Second Italian War of Independence. Near the town of Magenta in the Kingdom of Lombardy, Venetia, a crown land of the Austrian Empire, Napoleon III’s army crossed the Ticino River and outflanked the Austrian right forcing the Austrian army under Gyulai to retreat.
1911: Gold is discovered in Alaska’s Indian Creek
Placer gold was discovered along the Indian River in 1909 and mining began in 1911. The auriferous gravels extend from the headwaters of Indian River downstream for a distance of 5 miles. This placer mine is on the Indian River, west of Indian Mountain. The area of placer mining extends downstream on the Indian River for about 3 to 4 miles from its junction with the Black Creek.
1919: The U.S. Senate passes the Women’s Suffrage bill
Passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. The 19th Amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle; victory took decades of agitation and protest. This amendment prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.
1944: The U-505 becomes the first enemy submarine captured by the U.S. Navy
U-505 was one of Adolf Hitler’s submarines, was seized as it makes its way home after patrolling the Gold Coast of Africa on June 4, 1944. This German submarine was the first enemy warship captured on the high seas by the U.S. Navy since the War of 1812. The submarine suffered the only wartime suicide of a U-boat commanding officer in World War II, went through eight patrols with zero kills, and was captured by the U.S. Navy in the service’s first successful boarding and capture in almost 140 years. But, some crewmembers still loved the ship as it never sank.
1944: Allied troops liberate Rome
Rome was the first of the three Axis powers’ capitals to be taken and its recapture will be seen as a significant victory for the Allies and the American commanding officer who led the final offensive, Lieutenant General Mark Clark. That day, people were celebrating, shops were closed and huge crowds were seen cheering and waving on the streets, hurling bunches of flowers at the passing army vehicles.
1945: US, Soviet Union, Britain and France agree to divide up occupied Germany
The four powers, the US, Soviet Union, Britain, and France, divided “Germany as a whole” into four occupation zones for administrative purposes. This event took place upon the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II when the victorious Allies asserted joint authority and sovereignty over Germany as a whole.
1946: Juan Peron is installed as Argentina’s president
Born on 8 October 1895, after serving in several government positions, including Minister of Labor and Vice President, he was elected President of Argentina three times, serving from June 1946 to September 1955, when he was overthrown in a coup defeat, and then from October 1973 until his death in July 1974.
1953: North Korea accepts the United Nations proposals in all major respects
This was the Korean Armistice Agreement that brought about a complete cessation of hostilities of the Korean War. The armistice was signed on 27 July 1953, and was designed to ‘ensure a complete cessation of hostilities and of all acts of armed force in Korea until a final peaceful settlement is achieved.’
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