1908 – The first major oil trade strike in the Middle East takes place in the Soleyman Massacre in southwestern Persia. Source rights were quickly acquired by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. This was the first time oil had been discovered in the Middle East, changing the history of the region. The discovery of oil led to the development of the petrochemical industry and also the creation of industries that depended heavily on oil.
1940 – During World War II, Operation Dynamo takes place. The operation was the evacuation of Allied troops during World War II from the beaches and port of Dunkirk, in northern France, between May 26 and June 4, 1940. The operation began after a large number of Belgian, British, and French troops were surrounded by troops. German during the six-week battle of France.
1968 – The H-dagurin process takes place in Iceland, which shifts traffic from left-to-right to right-hand drive at night. Sweden’s decision to change traffic to the right in 1967, bringing it in line with other Nordic countries, also affected Iceland’s decision. Moreover, Iceland was expecting a number of visitors from the United States and Europe.
1969 – During the Apollo Program, Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the next lunar landing. Apollo 10 was a human spaceflight of May 1969, the fourth mission developed in the Apollo program of the United States and the second to orbit the Moon. It was piloted by Thomas Stafford and Gene Cernan.
1972 – The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (1972-2002) was a treaty on arms control between the United States and the Soviet Union to limit the use of anti-ballistic missile systems (ABM) used in the protection of areas against ballistic missiles – the creation of nuclear weapons.
1977 – Born in Modena, Luca Toni. Tony, is a former Italian professional footballer who played as a striker. A prolific scorer, Tony has scored over 300 goals throughout his career and is one of the Italians with the highest score in competitions. Some of the teams where he has made his debut are Fiorentina, Bayern Munich, and Juventus. Tony has also declared a world champion with Italy in 2006.
1986 – The European Community adopts the European flag. The European flag is an official symbol used by two separate organizations, the Council of Europe (COE) as a symbol representing Europe, and the European Union (EU). It consists of a circle of twelve five-pointed stars in a blue field. Earlier in 1955, this flag was officially inherited as a design by the Council of Europe.
2017 – Dies at the age of 89, Zbigniew Brzezinski. Brzezinski was a Polish-American diplomat and scientist. He served as an adviser to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1966 to 1968 and was President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Adviser from 1977 to 1981. Brzezinski belonged to the realistic school of politics and international relations.