May 30, 1962 – Benjamin Britten's War Requiem was premiered

The work was performed for the consecration of the new Cathedral, which was destroyed in World War II. It juxtaposes the Latin Mass for the Dead with war poems by Wilfred Owen.

May 31, 1879 – Werner von Siemens presented the world's first electric locomotive

Von Siemens' landmark invention was soon used in trams. 1881 saw the introduction of the world's first electric tram in Berlin, Germany.

June 1, 1974 – The Heimlich's Maneuver was published

Henry Heimlich is credited with developing the technique using abdominal thrusts to stop choking.

June 2, 1847 – Felix Mendelssohn's Wedding March was used at a wedding for the first time

Dorothy Carew and Tom Daniel were the first to use the iconic piece for their wedding. The event that made the work world famous was the wedding of Princess Victoria and Prince Frederick William of Prussia in 1858.

June 3, 1492 – Martin Behaim presented the world's first globe

The German geographer called his terrestrial globe Erdapfel, or Earth Apple. It is kept in a darkened room at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg, Germany.

June 4, 1783 – The Montgolfier brothers demonstrated the first hot air balloon

The flight of the Montgolfière lasted for only about 10 minutes, but it secured the French inventors a place in the history books.

June 5, 1956 – Elvis Presley first time performed Hound Dog live on TV

Presley's suggestive hip movements during this performance earned him ultimate success and his nick name. It became his best-selling song with about 10 million sold copies.