Historical Events on 2nd June

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455 - King Gaiseric & the Vandals sack Rome - Rome looted for 14 days
575 - Benedict I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
657 - St Eugene I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1615 - First Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.
1619 - England & Netherlands sign treaty about business in the Indies
1625 - Prince Frederik Henry sworn in as viceroy of Holland/Zealand
1627 - English king Charles I establishes Guyana Company
1633 - Prince Frederik Henry conquerors fort Rhine at Cologne
1676 - Battle at Palermo: French beats Dutch/Spanish fleet
1697 - August, Elector of Saxony becomes Catholic
1746 - Russia & Austria sign agreements
1763 - Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort.
1774 - Intolerable Acts: Amendment to original Quartering Act enacted, allowed governor in colonial America to house British soldiers in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters not provided.
King Charles IKing Charles I 1780 - Anti-Catholic demonstration attacks parliament in London
1797 - 1st ascent of "Great Mountain" (4,622') in Adirondack NY (C Broadhead)
1834 - 5th national black convention meets (NYC)
1835 - P T Barnum & his circus begin 1st tour of US
1848 - The Slavic congress in Prague begins.
1851 - 1st US alcohol prohibition law enacted (Maine)
1855 - The Portland Rum Riot occurs in Portland, Maine.
1857 - James Gibbs, Va, patents chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine
1858 - Donati Comet 1st seen named after its discoverer
1862 - Robert E. Lee takes command of Confederate armies of North Virgin during US Civil War
1862 - Raid at Early's: Maryland towards Washington DC
1863 - Harriet Tubman leads Union guerrillas into Maryland, freeing slaves
Abolitionist Harriet TubmanAbolitionist Harriet Tubman 1864 - Battle of Cold Harbour, Day 2
1865 - At Galveston, Kirby-Smith surrenders Trans-Mississippi Dept
1866 - Renegade Irish Fenians surrender to US forces
1869 - Cleveland's Forest City play their 1st game (vs Cin Red Stockings)
1873 - Construction begins on Clay St (SF) for world's 1st cable railroad
1875 - James Augustine Healey became 1st Black Catholic Bishop in US
1875 - Alexander Graham Bell makes first sound transmission
1876 - Hristo Botev, a Bulgarian poet and national revolutionary, is killed in Stara Planina
1881 - Haarlem-Zandvoort Railway opens
1882 - Pierre de Brazza festival welcomed in Paris
1883 - 1st night baseball under lights, Fort Wayne Indiana
1883 - Chicago's "El" opens to traffic
US President Grover ClevelandUS President Grover Cleveland 1886 - Grover Cleveland is 1st to wed during presidency (Frances Folsom)
1896 - 30th Belmont: Henry Griffin aboard Hastings wins in 2:24.5
1896 - Guglielmo Marconi applies to patent the radio, accepted 2 July 1897
1899 - Black Americans observed day of fasting in protest against lynchings
1901 - Benjamin Adams arrested for playing golf on Sunday (NY)
1902 - 2nd statewide initiative & referendum law adopted, in Oregon
1903 - Netherlands Korfball League forms
1903 - Pirates win a triple header from Dodgers
1904 - Professor Schron finds microbe that causes photosynthesis
1908 - 33rd Preakness: Eddie Dugan riding Royal Tourist wins in 1:46.4
1909 - 43rd Belmont: Eddie Dugan riding Joe Madden wins in 2:21.6
1909 - Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
1910 - 1st roundtrip flight over English Channel (C S Rolls, England)
1910 - Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea
Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo MarconiInventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi 1913 - 1st strike settlement mediated by US Dept of Labor - railroad clerks
1913 - Demonstrations for general voting right in Netherlands
1914 - Glenn Curtiss flies his Langley Aerodrome
1916 - German troops under Lt Rackow take Fort Vaux
1917 - Canadian ace Billy Bishop undertakes a solo mission behind enemy lines, shooting down three aircrafts as they were about to take off and several more on the ground, for which he is awarded the Victoria Cross
1919 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sandburg (Cornhuskers)
1920 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill (Beyond the Horizon)
1922 - Suffy McInnis (1st base) ends an errorless string of 1,700 chances
1924 - Snyder Act: US citizenship granted to all American Indians
1925 - NY Yankee Lou Gehrig begins his 2,130 consecutive game streak
1928 - Velveeta Cheese created by Kraft
1930 - Sarah Dickson becomes 1st woman Presbyterian elder in US, Cincinnati
Baseball Player Lou GehrigBaseball Player Lou Gehrig 1932 - German Chancellor Franz von Papen forms his "Cabinet of the Barons"
1933 - FDR authorizes 1st swimming pool built inside the White House
1933 - WNJ-AM in Newark NJ goes off the air
1935 - Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player
1936 - Gen Anastasio Somoza takes over as dictator of Nicaragua
1940 - Heavy German bombing on Dunkirk beach
1942 - Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a US Navy aviator
1943 - 99th Pursuit Squadron flies 1st combat mission (over Italy)
1943 - German assault on Sebastopol Krim, begins
1944 - Generals Eisenhower & Montgomery dine in Portsmouth
1944 - Judendurchgangslager Vught disbands
1946 - Italian plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy (National Day)
1947 - "Louisiana Lady" opens at Century Theater NYC for 4 performances
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1947 - Hungarian premier Ferenc Nagy resigns
1949 - Transjordan renamed Jordan
1950 - St Louis Browns pitcher Harry Dorish swipes home vs Wash Senators
1951 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones
1952 - 650,000 metal workers go on strike in US
1952 - Maurice Olley of General Motors begins designing the Corvette
1953 - Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, London
1954 - John Costello (Cons) becomes premier of Ireland
1955 - The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.
1956 - Yugoslav president Tito visits Moscow
1957 - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1957 - US TV interviews Nikita Khrushchev
1958 - Alan Freed joins WABC (NYC) radio
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita KhrushchevFirst Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev 1958 - Brooks Robinson hits into 1st of record 4 triple plays
1958 - Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record
1959 - Allen Ginsberg writes his poem "Lysergic Acid", SF
1960 - Broadway theaters close (labor dispute between owners & Actors Equity)
1962 - 32nd French Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (36 26 63 97 62)
1963 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1964 - "Follies Bergere" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
1964 - Lal Bahadur Sjastri elected premier of India
1964 - Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour debuts in Lynn, Mass
1965 - 2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (Ganges R India)
1966 - US Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; 1st lunar soft-landing
1967 - Race riots in Roxbury section of Boston
1968 - Canadians must get government permission to export silver
1968 - WBLG (now WTVQ) TV channel 62 in Lexington, KY (ABC) 1st broadcast
1969 - Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne slices US destroyer USS Frank E Evans in half, killing 74 (South Vietnam)
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1969 - Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
1971 - Ajax wins 16th Europe Cup 1
1972 - Two British Army soldiers die in a land mine attack by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) near Rosslea, County Fermanagh
1973 - "Nash at Nine" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 21 performances
1974 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Baltimore Golf Classic
1974 - Mali adopts constitution
1974 - Malta's constitution goes into effect
1975 - First recorded snowfall in London in June
1975 - James A Healy, 1st black Roman Catholic bishop, consecrated (Maine)
1975 - VP Rockefeller finds no pattern of illegal activities at CIA
1976 - East Timor People's Assembly accepts annexation by Indonesia
1977 - NJ allows casino gambling in Atlantic City
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1979 - John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit a Communist country (Poland)
1979 - NASA launches space vehicle S-198
1979 - Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley signs first homosexual rights bill
1980 - "Your Arm's Too Short to Box..." opens at Ambassador NYC for 149 perfs
1981 - Barbara Walters asks Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would be
1982 - "Blues in the Night" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 53 performances
1983 - 1980 movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" released in Germany
1983 - Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinnati
1984 - "Welcome To Fun Zone" hosted by Dr Demento airs on NBC-TV
1984 - Actress Jill Ireland has a radical mastectomy
1984 - Flight readiness firing of Discovery's main engines
1985 - 31st LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez
1985 - 39th Tony Awards: Biloxi Blues & Big River win
LPGA Golfer Nancy LopezLPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez 1985 - Andreas Papandreou's PASOK-party wins election in Greece
1985 - RJ Reynolds Company proposed a merger with Nabisco
1986 - NYC transit system issues a new brass with steel bullseye token
1986 - Regular TV coverage of US Senate sessions begins
1987 - Mariners draft Ken Griffey Jr #1
1988 - 61st National Spell Bee: Rageshree Ramachandran wins spelling elegiacal
1988 - Consumer Reports calls for a ban on the Suzuki Samurai automobile
1989 - "Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams premieres
1989 - 14 year old Scott Isaacs spells spoliator to win 1989 Spelling Bee
1989 - Cincinnati Red Eric Davis hits for cycle
1989 - 10,000 Chinese soldiers are blocked by 100,000 citizens protecting students demonstrating for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing
1990 - "Turtle Power" by Partners In Kryme hits #13
Actor & Comedian Robin WilliamsActor & Comedian Robin Williams 1990 - Seattle's Randy Johnson, no-hits Tigers, 2-0
1991 - 45th Tony Awards: Lost in Yonkers & Will Rogers Follies win
1991 - 4th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
1991 - Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1991 - Seppo Raty of Finland improves his world javelin record to 318' 1"
1991 - Three Andrettis finished 1-2-3 in the Miller 200 at Wisconsin
1992 - Former NFL NY Giant Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery
1992 - Wilson Phillips release their 2nd album "Shadows & Light"
1994 - 67th National Spelling Bee: Ned Andrews wins spelling antediluvian
1994 - Chinook helicopter crashes in North Scotland (29 killed)
1994 - Indonesian censors ban Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List"
1994 - Sharon Stone files $12m lawsuit against her jeweler
1995 - John Valentin hits 3 HRs
1996 - 50th Tony Awards: Master Class & Rent win
Director Steven SpielbergDirector Steven Spielberg 1996 - 51st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam
1996 - 9th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
1997 - Albert Belle's Chicago White Sox tying 27-game hitting streak ends
1997 - Liberals beat Conservatives in France
1997 - Timothy McVeigh found guilty of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, killing 168
1998 - The CIH computer virus is discovered in Taiwan.
1999 - The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time.
2002 - 56th Tony Awards: Thoroughly Modern Millie & The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? win
2003 - Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.
74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings 2004 - Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!.
2009 - Switzerland officially enters the global recession
2014 - The unity government is sworn into power in Palestine; it agrees to the following: recognition of Israel, compliance to diplomatic agreements, renunciation of violence
2014 - Former Liberation Front guerilla fighter Salvador Sánchez Cerén, 69, is sworn in as president in El Salvador
2015 - Cruise ship carrying 450 people capsizes on Yangtze River, less than 50 survive
2015 - US Congress passes new legislation to reform National Security Agency procedures, restricting gathering of phone records.
2015 - FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces his resignation, 5 days after his re-election, amid FIFA's involement in a bribery scandel
2015 - 100 volunters in Bhutan set a world record for tree planting - 49,672 in 1 hour

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