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1892

The Sierra Club, led by John Muir, was incorporated in San Francisco.

1896

Henry Ford took his first car out for a test drive.

1942

The Battle of Midway, a decisive Allied victory in World War II, began.

1944

The U.S. Fifth Army entered Rome, leading to the liberation of the city during World War II.

1968

Dorothy Gish, American actress who starred in many silent-film classics, died.

1989

People's Army of China opened fire on crowds of prodemocracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square, killing thousands.

1992

The U.S. Post Office announced that in a poll people preferred the "young Elvis" stamp to the "old Elvis" stamp.

2001

King Dipendra of Nepal died, three days after shooting most of his family and himself.

2003

Martha Stewart was indicted on charges of insider trading.

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