Daily Archives: June 5, 2017

Portland Trail Blazers win NBA championship in six games 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 5 1977)


Video: '1977 NBA Finals Game 6: Blazers vs Sixers'

(Sunday, June 5, 1977, afternoon PDT) — The Portland Trail Blazers won the 1977 NBA Finals, defeating the Philadelphia 76ers 109–107 this afternoon at Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon, in the sixth and deciding game. Continue reading Portland Trail Blazers win NBA championship in six games 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 5 1977)

U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall outlines plan for American reconstruction, relief aid to Europe 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 5 1947)


Video: 'The Marshall Plan Speech (video presentation by the Marshall Foundation)'

(Thursday, June 5, 1947, 2:50 p.m. EDT; during the Cold War) — U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall gave a speech today at Harvard University in which he outlined the Marshall Plan (officially the European Recovery Program, ERP), an American initiative to aid Western Europe, in which the United States would give over $13 billion in economic support to help rebuild Western European economies after the end of World War II. Continue reading U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall outlines plan for American reconstruction, relief aid to Europe 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 5 1947)

Israel launches surprise preemptive strike on Egypt 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 5 1967)


Video: 'The Six-Day War Begins - 1967 | Today in History | 5 June 16'

(Monday, June 5, 1967, 7:48 a.m. IST) — The Six-Day War erupted today in the Middle East as Israel, anticipating a possible attack by its Arab neighbors, launched a series of preemptive airfield strikes that destroyed nearly the entire Egyptian air force (Syria, Jordan and Iraq immediately entered the conflict). Continue reading Israel launches surprise preemptive strike on Egypt 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 5 1967)