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This Day in History for June 5 – Apple II Goes On Sale and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1933 – The United States takes itself off the gold standard (More info)

1947 – US Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe in what would come to be known as the Marshall Plan (More info)

1968 – US presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot and fatally wounded by Sirhan Sirhan (More info)

1977 – The Apple II, one of the first personal computers, goes on sale (More info)

1981 – The Centers for Disease Control publishes its first report about the disease that would later become known as AIDS (More info)

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