June 5 is the 156th day of the year. There are 209 days remaining until the end of the year.
+ 1837 – Houston is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.
+ 1893 – Lizzie Borden's trial begins in New Bedford, Massachusetts, on the subject of the Borden Murders.
+ 1956 – Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
+ 1968 – Robert F. Kennedy, a U.S. presidential candidate, is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, by Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian. Kennedy dies the next day.
+ 1998 – A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants. The strike lasts seven weeks.
( Births )
+ 1850 – Pat Garrett, American sheriff (d. 1908)
+ 1941 – Robert Kraft, American businessman, founded The Kraft Group
+ 1971 – Mark Wahlberg, American model, actor, producer, and rapper