Alexis St. Martin, who had been shot in the stomach, was first treated by US Army surgeon William Beaumont who became known as the ‘Father of Gastric Physiology’.
On the 5th June 1967, Israel launched a series of pre-emptive strikes against the Egyptian air force that marked the start of the Six Day War.
The Treaty of Trianon was signed between Hungary and most of the Allies of the First World War.
On the evening of the 3rd June 1989, the People’s Liberation Army began firing on protesters taking part in the student-led Tiananmen Square protests.
Chile and Italy met in the 1962 FIFA World Cup, which resulted in ‘the most stupid, appalling, disgusting and disgraceful exhibition of football possibly in the history of the game’.
On the 1st June 1967, the Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, their 8th studio album.
The Jaffna Public Library in Sri Lanka was burnt down during a violent rampage by an organised mob of ethnic Sinhalese.
On the 30th May 1431, Joan of Arc was executed by being burned at the stake.
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
On the 28th May 1987, an eighteen year-old amateur pilot from Hamburg in West Germany illegally landed a private aircraft near Moscow’s Red Square.
In 1703 Peter’s forces captured Swedish possessions at the mouth of the Neva river, and it was here that he laid the foundation stone for the Peter and Paul Fortress on Zayachy Island.
On the 26th May 1897, Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror novel Dracula was first published.
The first instalment of the Star Wars film series was released in cinemas in the United States of America.
On the 24th May 1956, the first Eurovision Song Contest took place in Lugano, Switzerland.