5th June

The events happened on 5th June are :

1965 : First American space walk: On this day in 1965, Edward H. White II emerged from the orbital spacecraft Gemini 4 during its third orbit and floated in space for about 20 minutes, thus becoming the first American astronaut to walk in space.

1967 : The Six-Day War, the third of the Arab-Israeli wars, began.

1947 : In an address at Harvard University, U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall advanced the idea of the Marshall Plan, a European self-help program to be financed by the United States.

1944 : In World War II, Allied forces entered Rome.

1939 : Canadian politician Joe Clark, who in 1979 became the country's youngest prime minister, was born.

1883 : English economist, journalist, and financier John Maynard Keynes, best known for his revolutionary economic theories (Keynesian economics) on the causes of prolonged unemployment, was born.

1849 : The absolute monarchy in Denmark was abolished and replaced by a new constitution that established a constitutional monarchy with a parliament, as well as freedom of the press, religious freedom, and the right to hold meetings and form associations.

1723 : Social philosopher and political economist Adam Smith was baptized in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.

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