This day in history, June 5. - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

This day in history, June 5.

All of the events below took place on the same day of the month, June 5.

1837: The city of Houston is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.

1851: Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery serial, "Uncle Tom's Cabin", begins a ten-month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper.

1947: In a speech at Harvard University, Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.

1956: Elvis Presley introduces his new song, "Hound Dog" on The Milton Berle Show.

1968: New York Senator Robert Kennedy is shot and mortally wounded at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles following his win in the California Democratic Primary.

1989: An unidentified protestor halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks during the Tiananmen Square uprising.

1993: Singer-songwriter Conway Twitty, 59, dies in Springfield, Missouri.

2004: Former President Ronald Reagan dies at his home in Bel Air, California at age 93.

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