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June 4
In 1892, the Sierra Club was incorporated in San Francisco.
In 1942, the Battle of Midway began during World War II.
In 1954, French Premier Joseph Laniel and Vietnamese Premier Buu Loc initialed treaties in Paris according "complete independence" to Vietnam.
In 1989, hundreds - possibly thousands - of people died as Chinese army troops stormed Beijing to crush the pro-democracy movement.
In 1990, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev closed out his U.S. visit in Northern California, where he held a reunion with former President Reagan and met with South Korean President Roh Tae-woo in San Francisco, and addressed students at Stanford University in Palo Alto.
In 1991, The government of China announced the death of Jiang Qing, the 77-year-old widow of Mao Tse-tung, saying she had committed suicide on May 14.
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