The Sierra Club, led by John Muir, was incorporated in San Francisco.
Henry Ford took his first car out for a test drive.
The Battle of Midway, a decisive Allied victory in World War II, began.
The U.S. Fifth Army entered Rome, leading to the liberation of the city during World War II.
Dorothy Gish, American actress who starred in many silent-film classics, died.
People's Army of China opened fire on crowds of prodemocracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square, killing thousands.
The U.S. Post Office announced that in a poll people preferred the "young Elvis" stamp to the "old Elvis" stamp.
King Dipendra of Nepal died, three days after shooting most of his family and himself.
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