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this WEEK in HISTORY


June 5, 1968

Senator Robert F. Kennedy is shot three times while leaving a press conference announcing his victory in the California presidential primary.

June 7, 1893

Mohandas K. Gandhi refuses to comply with racial segregation rules on a train in South Africa, marking his first act of civil disobedience.

June 10, 1752

Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during a thunderstorm, collecting a charge in a jar and demonstrating electricity.

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