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.

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