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June 5 – The Neutrality Act and more

Welcome to another bright day in June. There’s always something or the other happening around the world. The world, being so large, has witnessed infinite inventions, innovations, achievements, and other milestones in the past. You can do something amazing today, and maybe it is something that we write about in Today in History in the coming years. We, at Brag Social, try to keep you updated with all the happenings of the past and present. Let’s read about the historical milestones of June 5.

1783: Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier make the first public balloon flight

These French brothers, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier developed a hot air balloon n Annonay, Ardeche, France, and demonstrated it publicly on September 19, 1783, making an unmanned flight lasting 10 minutes.

1794: The Neutrality Act of 1794

The U.S. Congress prohibits citizens from serving in any foreign armed forces. The Neutrality Act of 1794 makes it illegal for an American citizen to wage war against any country at peace with the United States. The Act declares “If any person shall, within the territory or jurisdiction of the United States, begin or set on foot or provide or prepare the means for any military expedition or enterprise … against the territory or dominions of any foreign prince or state of whom the United States was at peace that person would be guilty of a misdemeanor.” This act also forbids foreign war vessels to outfit in American waters and sets a three-mile territorial limit at sea. The act was amended several times in the past and remains in force.

1872: The Republican National Convention commences.

The Republican National Convention was the first major political party convention to include blacks. William Henry Grey of Arkansas was the first African-American to address a major U.S. political party national convention.

1967: Six-day war begins between Israel and the neighboring Arab states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria

The war started on June 5 1967 and ended on June 10, 1967. This was the Third Arab-Israeli War by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. By 10 June, Israel had completed its final offensive in the Golan Heights, and a ceasefire was signed on June 11. Between 776 and 983 Israelis were killed and approximately 4,517 were wounded. Fifteen Israeli soldiers were captured. Arab casualties were far greater than Israel. Between 9,800 and 15,000 Egyptian soldiers were listed as killed or missing in action. An additional 4,338 Egyptian soldiers were reported as captured. Jordanian losses were estimated to be 700 killed in action with another 2,500 wounded. The Syrians were estimated to have sustained between 1,000 and 2,500 killed in action. Between 367 and 591 Syrians were reported as captured.

1973: Doris A. Davis becomes the first African-American woman to govern a city.

Doris A. Davis is a former mayor of Compton, California, who earned a place in history as the first African-American woman mayor of a metropolitan city when she was elected mayor of Compton, California in the United States. However, after four years as mayor, she did not seek re-election.

1984: Operation Blue Star

After negotiations with the militants on 1 June 1984 failed, Indira Gandhi ordered the army to launch Operation Blue Star. Indira Gandhi orders an attack on Sikh’s holiest site, the Golden Temple in Amritsar. A variety of army units and paramilitary forces surrounded the temple complex on the date of 3 June 1984. Operation Blue Star was the codename of an Indian military action carried out between 1 and 8 June 1984 to remove militant religious leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his followers from the buildings of the Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar, Punjab.

2004: Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan dies at age 93.

Born on 6 February 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan died on this day in 2004, at the age of 93 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He was buried in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. He was a part of the Republican Party from 1962 to 20014. He was in power from 20 January 1981 to 20 January 1989. Reagan was the 40th president of the United States.

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