THIS DAY IN HISTORY 04/06
1984: American musician Bruce Springsteen released Born in the U.S.A., which became one of his defining works.
1970:The Kingdom of Tonga achieved independence within the British Commonwealth.
1942:Japan was repulsed by the United States at the Battle of Midway in World War II.
1940:During World War II the evacuation of Dunkirk, France, came to an end, having saved 198,000 British and 140,000 French and Belgian troops.
1920:The Treaty of Trianon was signed by representatives of Hungary on one side and the Allied powers on the other, concluding World War I.
1833:British Field Marshal Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley, whose most brilliant campaign involved seizing the Suez Canal and, after a night march, surprising and defeating ʿUrābī Pasha at Al-Tall al-Kabīr (September 13, 1882), was born.
1796:Napoleon Bonaparte commanded the Siege of Mantua, which resulted in the exclusion of Austrians from northern Italy.
1783:Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier launched an unmanned hot-air balloon, the first public demonstration of the discovery that hot air in a large lightweight bag rises.