Today is Tuesday, June 5, the 156th day of 2018 with 209 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and Venus.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include British furniture maker Thomas Chippendale in 1718; Scottish economist Adam Smith in 1723; Lincoln County, N.M., Sheriff Pat Garrett, who shot Billy the Kid, in 1850; Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa in 1878; actor William Boyd (Hopalong Cassidy) in 1895; Italian shoemaker Salvatore Ferragamo in 1898; author/illustrator Richard Scarry in 1919; actor Robert Lansing in 1928; journalist/commentator Bill Moyers in 1934 (age 84); British novelist Margaret Drabble in 1939 (age 79); Olympic athlete John Carlos in 1945 (age 73); Welsh author Ken Follett in 1949 (age 69); financial adviser Suze Orman in 1951 (age 67); entertainer Kenny G in 1956 (age 62); author Rick Riordan in 1964 (age 54); singer Brian McKnight in 1969 (age 49); rapper-turned-actor/producer Mark Wahlberg in 1971 (age 47); actor Chad Allen in 1974 (age 44); actor Liza Weil in 1977 (age 41); actor Nick Kroll in 1978 (age 40); musician Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) in 1979 (age 39); Russian Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater Yulia Lipnitskaya in 1998 (age 20).
On this date in history:
In 1783, the first public demonstration of a hot-air balloon occurred at Annonay, France.
In 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt signed a bill abolishing the gold standard.
In 1950, the Supreme Court ruled 8-0 that segregation of African Americans in railroad dining cars violated the Interstate Commerce Act.
In 1967, the Six-Day War began between Israel and the Arab states of Egypt, Syria and Jordan.
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In 1968, as he campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination in Los Angeles, Sen. Robert Kennedy was shot by Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian immigrant. Kennedy, 42, died the next day.
In 1976, the Teton River Dam in Idaho collapsed as it was being filled for the first time, killing 14 people, flooding 300 square miles and causing an estimated $1 billion damage.
In 1991, in a step away from apartheid, South African legislators repealed the Land Acts of 1913 and 1936, which reserved 87 percent of land for whites.
In 1998, members of the United Auto Workers go on strike at a General Motors plant in Flint, Mich., over frozen wages. The strike ended seven weeks later with GM promising not to close facilities and buying new equipment for workers, and some workers increasing output by 15 percent.
In 2000, Ukrainian officials announced that the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, site of the worst radiation accident in history, would be closed.
In 2003, officials said U.S. troops would withdraw from the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, bringing an end to 50 years of guard duty.
In 2004, Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. president, died at his Los Angeles home at the age of 93 of complications from Alzheimer's disease.
In 2008, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States told a military court in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, he wanted to plead guilty to the charges to become a martyr. Khalid Sheik Mohammed said he expected to face the death penalty.
In 2012, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, became the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall election.
In 2013, Susan Rice was named U.S. national security adviser, replacing outgoing Tom Donilon.
In 2014, a hooded man with a shotgun killed one person and injured two others at Seattle Pacific University before he was pepper sprayed and subdued by a student, with others assisting. Police praised the actions of "a lot of heroes" in stopping the gunman who, one officer said, "was hellbent on killing a lot of people today."
A thought for the day: "I am a big believer that eventually everything comes back to you. You get back what you give out." -- Nancy Reagan
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