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Today in history: June 5

Today in history: June 5

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In 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded after claiming victory in California’s Democratic presidential primary, and more events that happened on this day in history.


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In 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War was over, and that all remaining slaves in Texas were free — a…

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In 1943, race-related rioting erupted in Detroit; federal troops were sent in two days later to quell the violence that resulted in more than …

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In 1967, Jack Nicklaus shoots a record 275 to beat Arnold Palmer for the U.S. Open. Nicklaus breaks Ben Hogan’s 1948 record by one stroke. See…

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