On This Day In History, 4 June

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World Events Today

  • The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire was established by King George V today in 1917
  • The Battle of Dunkirk during World War II, the mass evacuation to Britain of British and other Allied forces, ended today in 1940, an estimated 300,000 troops were evacuated
  • Joe Clark, on the day before his 40th birthday, became the youngest Prime Minister in Canadian history today in 1979

Entertainment Events Today

  • The first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded today in 1917, the French Ambassador Jean Jules Jusserand was amongst the winners, he won 2,000 US Dollars
  • The hit album Born in the USA, by Bruce Springsteen, was released today in 1984
  • The English broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson, CBE, was knighted today in 2008

Family Events Today

  • George William Frederick, King George III of Great Britain, was born today in 1738 in London
  • The American actress Angelina Jolie, who has been named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress multiple times, was born today in 1975 in Los Angeles
  • The English comedian and actor Russell Brand was born today in 1975 in Essex

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Cheese Day

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