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On June the 5th
2004 
Former US president, Ronald Reagan, died at the age of 93. At 69 years old he was the oldest person to be elected president of the United States. On March 30th 1980, he survived an assassination attempt, although he was struck by the assailant's bullets.
2002 
Web browser, Mozilla version 1.0, was released to the public.
1999 
American singer, Mel Torme, died at the age of 74. He is considered as one of the most talented and influential Jazz singers of all time.
1981 
The first ever cases of AIDS were identified in Los Angeles, USA, although at the time it was identified as a type of pneumonia.
1977 
The Apple II, considered as the first ever personal computer, went on sale. Over 2 million units were manufactured in the Apple II line of computers, which were produced up until the 90's.
1975 
The Suez Canal opened for the first time since its closure after the Six-Day War, almost eight years ago.
1967 
The Six-Day war began with the Israeli air force launching simultaneous attacks on the air forces of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.
1944 
Allied planes dropped over 5000 tons of bombs on German positions along the coast of Normandy, in preparation for the landing of allied forces the following day.
1933 
The gold standard was abolished in the United States. The gold standard required that all money printed must be backed buy the equivalent amount of gold in reserve.
1913 
Women acquired the right to vote in Denmark.
1723 
Scottish economist and philosopher, Adam Smith, was born in Fife, Scotland. He is considered by many as the father of modern economics.
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