75 Years Ago—June 4, 1942: In the Battle of Midway…
- Japanese planes attack Midway Island but are driven off by US aircraft.
- The first round of American aircraft attacking the Japanese fleet is decimated.
- Aircraft from carrier USS Enterprise sink Japanese carrier Kaga.
- Aircraft from carrier USS Yorktown sink Japanese carrier Soryu.
German SS Gen. Reinhard Heydrich dies in Prague, shot by Czech resistance fighters May 27.
Movie premiere of Mrs. Miniver, starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon (Academy Award winner—best picture, best actress).