5 June It Happened Today
1878 Birth of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa.
1910 Death of the American novelist O Henry.
1916 Lord Kitchener, the face behind the WWI recruiting slogan “your country needs you”, drowns when the ship he is travelling on hits a German mine and sinks.
1968 Bobby Kennedy is shot by Arab gunman Sirhan Bishara Sirhan at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
2004 Death of former actor and US president Ronald Reagan.