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On June the 4th
Terry Nichols was sentenced to life imprisonment for his part in the Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. 169 people died in the bombing and over 800 were wounded.
A natural gas explosion occurs near Ufa, Russia, resulting in the death of 575 people. The explosion occurred when two trains passed close enough from each other to cause sparks to form, which in turn ignited a leaking natural gas pipe.
The Solidarity party wins the first free parliamentary elections in post-war Poland. This victory sparked off a succession of peaceful anti-communist revolutions in Eastern Europe.
American actress, Angelina Jolie, was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand.
Tonga gained its independence from the United Kingdom. Officially known as the Kingdom of Toga, it is only remaining monarchy in the Pacific ocean.
A Military coup took place in Argentina, ousting then president, Ramon Castillo.
The last German emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II, died at the age of 82 in Doorn, Netherlands. He was forced to abdicate in 1918 and had spent the remainder of his life in exile in the Netherlands.
American actor, John Drew Barrymore, was born in Beverly Hills, California. He was the father of actress Drew Barrymore.
German-American sex therapist and author, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, was born in Frankfurt. Best known simply as Dr. Ruth, she is one of the best known sex therapists and authors of her time. She was a soldier with the Israeli army during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.
The Treaty of Trianon was signed in Paris effectively ending the Austro-Hungarian empire. Hungary lost over 70% of its territory in accordance with the terms of the treaty.
The Ottoman Empire cedes Cyprus to the United Kingdom.
The city of Antioch fell to the armies of the first crusade after a siege that lasted eight months.
470 BC 
Greek philosopher, Socrates, was born in Athens
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