On This Day – 5 June

Posted on: Wed 5 Jun 2019

Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1968, just hours after winning the South Dakota and California presidential primaries.

In 1883, the first Orient Express left Paris for Vienna.

Elena Cornaro Piscopia, the first woman to receive a Ph.D. degree was born on this day in 1646.

In 1956, Elvis Presley got widespread fame when he performed Big Mamma Thornton’s “Hound Dog” live on The Milton Berle Show.


Produced by Zoe Kounadis and Tom Mann

Image source: Wikimedia Commons


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