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1967: Israel launches attack on Egypt
Israeli forces launch a pre-emptive strike on Egypt prompting Arab allies to get involved in a ground and air battle.

1963: Profumo resigns over sex scandal
Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, resigns admitting he lied to Parliament about his relationship with a call girl.

1944: Celebrations as Rome is liberated
The people of Rome crowd onto the streets to welcome the victorious Allied troops.

1968: Robert Kennedy injured in shooting
Senator Robert Kennedy is shot and seriously wounded shortly after giving a victory speech in a Los Angeles hotel.

1972: Duke of Windsor laid to rest
World leaders attend the funeral in Windsor of the former King of Britain who abdicated in 1936.

1989: Election boost for Solidarity
Initial results suggest Poland's Solidarity party will claim a remarkable success in the country's elections.

1992: Huge rise in water disconnections
New figures show the number of people having their water supplies cut off for failing to pay their bills has almost trebled in a year.


Around this Day

2 June
Top Story: 1953: Queen Elizabeth takes coronation oath

3 June
Top Story: 1962: 130 die in Paris air crash

4 June
Top Story: 1940: Dunkirk rescue is over - Churchill defiant

6 June
Top Story: 1944: D-Day marks start of Europe invasion

7 June
Top Story: 1942: Japanese beaten in Battle of Midway

8 June
Top Story: 1982: Fifty die in Argentine air attack


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