4th June

The events happened on 4th June are :

2003 : Martha Stewart indicted : On this day in 2003, American entrepreneur and domestic lifestyle innovator Martha Stewart was indicted on criminal charges in relation to a stock sale, and in 2004 she was convicted and sentenced to five months in prison.

1970 : The Kingdom of Tonga achieved independence within the British Commonwealth.

1942 : Japan was repulsed by the United States at the Battle of Midway in World War II.

1940 : During World War II the evacuation of Dunkirk, France, came to an end, having saved 198,000 British and 140,000 French and Belgian troops.

1920 : The Treaty of Trianon was signed by representatives of Hungary on one side and the Allied powers on the other, concluding World War I.

1833 : British Field Marshal Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley, whose most brilliant campaign involved seizing the Suez Canal and, after a night march, surprising and defeating ʿUrābī Pasha at Al-Tall al-Kabīr (September 13, 1882), was born.

1796 : Napoleon Bonaparte commanded the Siege of Mantua, which resulted in the exclusion of Austrians from northern Italy.

1783 : Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier launched an unmanned hot-air balloon, the first public demonstration of the discovery that hot air in a large lightweight bag rises.

1070 : The method for creating Roquefort cheese was discovered in Roquefort, France.

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