5th June

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2004 Ronald Reagan dies Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
1989 Solidarity wins Polish elections The Solidarity party led by Lech Walesa achieve a massive victory in Poland's general election.
1989 Chinese troops kill 2000 demonstrators Student leaders in China say that 2000 have been killed by Chinese troops as tanks entered Tiananmen Square to control pro-democracy demonstrators.
1981 First AIDS cases The first recognised cases of AIDS are reported - five homosexuals who have become sick with a rare kind of pneumonia.
1968 Robert Kennedy shot and mortally wounded Just after claiming victory in California's presidential primary, Robert Kennedy is shot and mortally wounded by Sirhan Sirhan.
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