1. Hurricane Season Begins: June 4 marks the beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane season in Florida. It is a time when residents and visitors must prepare themselves for the possibility of severe weather conditions such as hurricanes, tropical storms, and heavy rains.
2. Launch of Spacecraft: On June 4, 2010, NASA launched the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The SDO's mission is to study the sun in unparalleled detail, including its magnetic field and the energy it emits.
3. The Birth of a New State: On June 4, 1845, Florida became the 27th state to join the United States of America. It was originally a Spanish colony, then a British territory, and finally a U.S. state.
4. Death of Music Legend: On June 4, 1986, jazz saxophonist and composer Duke Ellington died in New York City. He had lived part-time in Miami Beach since the 1960s, where he enjoyed the beach and the local jazz scene.
5. The Start of Something New: On June 4, 1956, Elvis Presley had his first recording session in Nashville, Tennessee. Elvis's unique sound and style helped define the genre of rock and roll, which would go on to shape popular culture for decades to come.
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