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Events of the Day - 4 June

Can you identify these events, occurring on 4 June in various years?
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1134
The Battle of Fotevik takes place as part of a succession war in Denmark. Who wins it and subsequently becomes king?
Erik II the Memorable
1745
Which military commander triumphs at the Battle of Hohenfriedberg/Dobromierz/Striegau?
Frederick the Great
1783
First public demonstration of flight by the Montgolfier brothers by means of what?
Hot air balloon
1805
First Barbary War: peace is signed between the USA and a state surrounding which North African city?
Tripoli
1867
Birth of Finnish wartime president, leader of the Whites in the Civil War
Carl Gustaf Mannerheim
1878
By the Cyprus Convention, what power loses administrative control over Cyprus?
Ottoman Empire
1913
This British suffragette is trampled by a horse at the Derby race
Emily Davison
1916
This WWI Offensive by the Russians against Austria-Hungary begins, named after the Southwestern Front commander. Tactical success, serious losses
Brusilov Offensive
1926
This man becomes President of Poland, a position he would hold until 30 September 1939
Ignacy Mościcki
1932
A short-lived Socialist Republic is proclaimed in this South American country
Chile
1940
Who announces to the House of Commons that Britain would "fight on the beaches" and other places?
Winston Churchill
1942
This Nazi is killed in Prague
Reinhard Heydrich
1942
This naval battle, ending in significant losses of the Japanese fleet and aircraft carriers, begins
Battle of Midway
1943
A coup against Ramón Castillo ends this period of Argentine history
Infamous Decade
1946
This general begins his first term as President of Argentina
Juan Perón
1961
At the Vienna Conference, a crisis begins over rights of access to this city
Berlin
1968
The first museum in the world dedicated to this type of art opens in Poland
Poster
1970
Which Polynesian country gains independence?
Tonga
1979
In this African country, the Supreme Military Council is overthrown and Jerry Rawlings begins his first presidential term
Ghana
1989
Protests in Beijing are suppressed near this square
Tiananmen Square
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