2021 June

June 4: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 4

June 4th observes Hug Your Cat Day and Cheese Day.

Today marks the 155th day of the year. We’re slowly getting through the year, but still have 210 days left until the end of the year.

This day in history was a great day in many ways including, fashion, employee rights, music, inventions and more.

Did you know that on this day in 1975, the oldest known animal fossils in the US were found? They were discovered in North Carolina in 620 million-year-old volcanic ash deposits.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 4th in history!

What Happened On June 4 In History?


American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen released “Born in the USA.”


Sci-Fi movie “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” was released in the US.

The Wrath of Khan was voted fourth place in the top sequel movies that are way better than the original by Playboy magazine in 2016.

Animal fossils found in North Carolina became the oldest known in the US.


Trio inventors were granted the patents to the ATM.

OTD in 1973: Trio inventors were granted the patents to the ATM.
Don Wetzel had the idea when waiting in line at a bank in Dallas, Texas.

Armando Socarras Ramirez arrived in Madrid from Havana after hiding inside the wheel pod of a plane.

It's a miracle he survived the 5,592 mile journey, at 29,000 ft high and little available oxygen!

The Beatles started their world tour.

The band started in Copenhagen, Denmark and only ever did one world tour.

Winston Churchill presented his famous speech “We Shall Fight on the Beaches”.


The US used a national minimum wage for the first time in Massachusetts.

The change came after many angry workers protesting their rate of pay that gave them a very low quality of life.

Abercrombie & Fitch opened their first store in Manhattan, New York City, US.

OTD in 1892: Abercrombie & Fitch opened their first store in Manhattan

King Charles VI of France granted a monopoly for the ripening of Roquefort cheese to the village of Roquefort-Sur-Soulzon on this day.

June is significant in the production of Roquefort cheese as legend tells that Roquefort was invented on June 4, 1070, when a shepherd left his lunch in a cave by accident.
781 BC

The oldest known recording of a solar eclipse from China was reported.


Famous Quotes Said On June 4th

Who said what today throughout history? Here are the most famous things people have said on this day.


“We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”

– Winston Churchill

Did you know that on this day, June 4th 1975, the oldest known animal fossils in the US were found?