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5 Fun Facts About June 5 In California History

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1. In 1868, the Central Pacific Railroad completed its transcontinental line, which connected Sacramento to Promontory Summit, Utah, and allowed for faster travel across the country.
2. In 1933, the Los Angeles Steamship Company's ship, the SS California, became the first vessel to dock at the newly opened San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
3. In 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after delivering a speech celebrating his victory in the California Democratic presidential primary.
4. In 1977, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of California's Proposition 13, which limited property tax rates and sparked a nationwide tax revolt.
5. In 2014, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck the Los Angeles area, causing minor damage and shaking buildings throughout the region.
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