June 5, 1783: <a href="/ce6/people/A0833846.html">Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier</a> gave the first successful balloon flight demonstration.
June 5, 1884: <a href="/node/155791">Civil War</a> hero <a href="/ce6/people/A0844876.html">Gen. William T. Sherman</a> refused the Republican nomination for president with the words, &#8220;I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected.&#8221;
June 5, 1933: The United States went off the <a href="/ce6/bus/A0858871.html">gold standard</a>.
June 5, 1947: <p>Sen. <a href="/ce6/people/A0831956.html">George Marshall</a> proposed a plan (<a href="/ce6/history/A0831964.html">Marshall Plan</a>) to help Europe recover financially from the effects of <a href="/node/155796">World War II</a>.</p>
June 5, 1967: The Arab-Israeli <a href="/ce6/history/A0856668.html">Six-Day War</a> began.
June 5, 1968: Sen. <a href="/ce6/people/A0827382.html">Robert F. Kennedy</a> was shot by an assassin and died the next day.
June 5, 1981: The <a href="/ce6/history/A0811087.html">Centers for Disease Control</a> published the first report about the disease that would later become known as <a href="/node/5766">AIDS. </a>
June 5, 2002: <a href="/node/148105">Elizabeth Smart</a> was kidnapped from her <a href="/ce6/us/A0843275.html">Salt Lake City</a> home.
June 5, 2004: Former president <a href="/node/155745">Ronald Reagan</a> died.
June 5, 2013: The British newspaper the <i>Guardian</i> published the first of many stories based on leaks by Edward Snowden about the top-secret <a href="/node/169408">surveillance activities of the National Security Agency</a>.
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