Historical Events for 4th June 2024

1070 – Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France
1889 – Boston Beaneaters MLB pitcher John Clarkson is first to throw an “immaculate inning” (strikes out 3 batters on 9 pitches) in a 4-2 win over Philadelphia Quakers at South End Grounds
1950 – Dutch cyclist Wim van Est wins Bordeaux-Paris (586 km in 17:25)
1969 – 22-year-old man sneaks into wheel pod of a jet parked in Havana and survives 9-hr flight to Spain despite thin oxygen levels at 29,000 ft
1978 – “Working” closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 25 performances
1985 – Supreme Court strikes down Alabama “moment of silence” law
1988 – 42nd Tony Awards: “M. Butterfly” (play) and “The Phantom of the Opera” (musical) win
2002 – Canadian singer Avril Lavigne releases debut album, “Let Go”
2014 – 10 Nigerian generals and five other senior military officers are court-martialed for providing arms and information to jihadist terrorist group Boko Haram
2019 – Movement in Japan to end compulsory wearing of high heels in work places trends with hashtag #KuToo

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