Today in history

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Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today In History is a place for you early risers to exercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please, by all means, bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.

 

The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.

 

From the life and death of Plato through to the latest most recent history as it happens, we intend on bringing you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

5th June
 
1099,  Members of the first Crusade witness an eclipse of the moon and interpret it as a sign they will recapture Jerusalem.
 
1827,  Athens, falls to Ottoman forces.

1967,  The “Six Day War” between Israel, Egypt, Syria, and Jordan begins.
 
2004,  Former President Ronald Reagan dies. He was the 40th US President. He was 93.
 
1847,  Auckland Savings Bank opens for business. By the end of the year, 14 Pakeha and 7 Maori had opened accounts, with a total balance of 166 pounds 6 shillings. ASB is now owned by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

 

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