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1798: Giovanni Casanova, Italian lover and romancer, died at his Castle of Waldstein, Bohemia. 1805: The first Trooping the Colour took place at Horse Guards Parade, London.

1913: Suffragette martyr Emily Wilding Davison was trampled at Tattenham Corner, Epsom, during the Derby. She flung herself in front of the King's horse Anmer, and died on June 8. 1940: The evacuation of Dunkirk which had begun on May 27 was completed. Thousands of little ships, under heavy German attack, returned to the English south coast with 338,226 soldiers. 1944: Rome was liberated by the Allies. 1989: More than 2,000 people died in Tiananmen Square, Peking, when troops opened fire on protesting students.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jun 4, 2019
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