June, on this day
193 Roman Emperor
Capet is elected king of France.
Philip Augustus of France conquers Rouen.
1215 Beijing, then under the control of the Jurchen ruler Emperor
Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending
X is elected King of Castile and León.
of Rheinfelden: Duke Rudolph II of Austria waives his right to
the Duchies of Austria and Styria.
1485 Matthias of Hungary takes Vienna from Frederick III 1495 1st
written record of Scotch Whiskey appears in Exchequer Rolls
of Scotland. Friar John
Cor is the distiller
Boleyn crowned Queen of England.
1638 1st earthquake recorded in US, at Plymouth, Mass
Dyer hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts
1774 British government orders Port of Boston closed
1792 Kentucky admitted as 15th US state
1796 Tennessee admitted as 16th US state
1812 U.S. President James Madison asks the Congress to declare war
on the United Kingdom.
1813 Capt John Lawrence utters US Navy motto "Don't give up the
1815 Napoleon swears fidelity to the Constitution of France.
Clark Ross discovers the North Magnetic Pole.
1843 Sojourner Truth leaves NY to begin her career as antislavery
1845 Homing pigeon completes 11,000 km trip (Namibia-London) in 55
1855 US adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua, reestablishes
1861 1st skirmish in the Civil War, Fairfax Court House, Va
1861 US and Confederacy simultaneously stop mail interchange
1862 General Lee assumes command after Joe Johnston is injured at
1864 Battle of Cold Harbour, VA
1866 Renegade Irish Fenians invade Fort Erie, Ontario from US
1869 Voting Machine patented by Thomas Edison
1877 US troops authorised to pursue bandits into Mexico
Napoleon Eugene killed in the Anglo-Zulu War.
1888 California gets its 1st seismograph
1893 The opera "Falstaff" is produced (Berlin)
1898 Trans-Mississippi International Exposition opens in Omaha
1905 Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition opens in Portland, Oregon
1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition opens in Seattle
1910 Robert Falcon Scott's South Pole expedition leaves England.
1911 Britain's first electric trolley buses begin operating in the
Yorkshire cities of Leeds and Bradford
1915 1st Zeppelin air raid over England
for Belleau Wood - Allied Forces under John J. Pershing &
James Harbord engage Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German
de la Huerta becomes president of Mexico.
1921 Race riot in Tusla Okla (21 whites and 60 blacks killed)
1929 Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in south eastern Italy, overlooking
the Bay of Naples. Lava from the earliest recorded eruption, 79AD,
buried several Roman cities including Pompeii
1933 Century of Progress world's fair opens in Chicago
1935 Britain introduces the compulsory wearing of 'L' plates for learner
1938 Superman Comics launched
1939 1st televised heavyweight boxing match-Max Baer vs Lou Nova
1939 British sub "Thetis" sinks in Liverpool Bay with all
1941 Germany bans all Catholic publications
of Crete ends as Crete capitulates to Germany.
Farhud, a pogrom in Iraqi Jews, took place in Baghdad.
1942 The Warsaw paper Liberty Brigade publishes the first news of
the concentration camps.
Overseas Airways Corporation Flight 777 is shot down over the
Bay of Biscay by German Junkers Ju 88s, killing actor Leslie Howard
and leading to speculation the downing was an attempt to kill British
Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Ion Antonescu executed.
1946 Britain introduces television licences. The cost: £2 each
1947 The OPA, which issued WW II rationing coupons, disbands
1948 In London, the first ever Mr Universe contest
1949 1st magazine on microfilm offered to subscribers (Newsweek)
1951 1st self-contained titanium plant opened Henderson, Nevada
1957 In Britain, the computer ERNIE draws the first Premium Bond prizes
- first prize £1,000
1957 1st US runner breaks 4 minute mile (Don Bowden) [see 05051956]
1958 Charles de Gaulle becomes premier of France
1958 Britain introduces the Clean Air Act, affects industry as well
as domestic uses of energy
1959 Constitution of Tunisia promulgated (National Day)
1962 Oscar 2 (ham radio satellite) launched into Earth orbit
1962 Adolf Eichmann is hanged in Israel.
1963 King Victor Emmanual III of Italy, becomes Emperor of Ethiopia
1965 A Penzias and R Wilson detect 3ø K primordial background
1965 Explosion at Fukuoka, Japan kills 237 coal miners
1966 2,400 persons attend White House Conference on Civil Rights
1966 George Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London
1967 Beatles release Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in US and
1968 Britain and Iceland sign a formal end to the 'Cod War' over fishing
rights in the North Sea
1968 Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs Robinson" hits number
1969 Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio and TV
1970 Soyuz 9 launched into Earth orbit for 18 days
1971 Ed Sullivan's final TV show
1971 Perth Observatory discovers asteroid number 2167 Erin
1972 Urban terrorist group leader Andreas Baader is captured after
a gun battle with police and troops
1973 Paul McCartney and Wings release "Live and Let Die"
disaster: Explosion at a chemical plant kills 28 people.
1974 Bundy victim Brenda Ball disappears from Burien, Wash
1975 Ron Woods replaces Mick Taylor as Rolling Stone guitarist
1979 Vizianagaram district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.
1979 The first black-led government of Rhodesia in 90 years takes
1980 Ted Turner's Cable News Network begins broadcasting
1984 Weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev of USSR snatches a record 211
García is proclaimed President of Peru.
1991 Mount Pinatubo (Phillipines) erupts for 1st time in 600 years
1994 British jockey Willie Carson wins his fourth Derby at Epsom riding
7-2 favourite Erhaab
1997 British Prime Minister Tony Blair apologises to the people of
Ireland for British actions during the Potato
Famine 150 years earlier
Banzer wins the Presidential elections in Bolivia.
2000 The Patent
Law Treaty (PLT) signed.
of Nepal slaughters his family during dinner.
massacre: A Hamas suicide bomber kills 21 at a disco in Tel Aviv.
2003 The People's Republic of China begins filling the reservoir behind
2005 The Dutch
referendum on the European Constitution results in its rejection.
2005 The longest oil/natural gas explosion in the Houston, Texas area
occurred in Crosby, Texas. The drill was owned by the Louisiana Oil
and Gas Company.
occurred on 1st June :
1563 Robert Cecil
Earl of Salisbury, English chief minister (1598-1625)
1801 Brigham Young religious leader (Mormon church)/polygamist
1804 Mikhail Glinka Novosspaskoye Russia, composer (Jota Aragonesa)
1814 Philip Kearney Civil War general (Union)
1825 John Hunt Morgan Brig General (Confederate cavalry commander)
1831 John B Hood confederate general (lost Atlanta)
1878 John Masefield England, 15th poet laureate (Salt-Water Ballads)
1890 Frank Morgan NYC, actor (Affairs of Cellini, Annie Get Your Gun)
1898 Curtis Stevens US, 2 man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1932)
1898 Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild NYC, bandleader (Jerry Colonna
1898 Molly Picon actress (Milk & Honey, Fiddler on the Roof)
1899 Werner Janssen NYC, conductor/composer (New Years Eve in NY)
19-- Anthony Ponzini Bkln NY, actor (Flatbush, Rituals)
19-- Kathi Norris Newark Ohio, TV hostess (Spin the Picture)
1901 John W Van Duren playwright (I Remember Mama)
1907 Frank Whittle inventor (jet engine)
1921 Nelson Riddle Oradell NJ, musical conductor (Batman, Frank Sinatra)
1922 Abdul Rashid Pakistan, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)
1922 Joan Caulfield East Orange NJ, actress (Liz-My Favorite Husband)
1925 Richard Erdman Enid Ok, actor (Stalag 17, Anything Goes)
1926 Andy Griffith Mount Airy NC, actor (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock)
1926 Marilyn Monroe [Norma Jean Baker], actress (Some Like It Hot)
1928 Bob Monkhouse Kent England, comedian (Bonkers)
1928 Georgi T Dobrovolsky Odessa, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11)
1930 Edward Woodward England, actor (Breaker Morant, Wickerman)
1930 Ty Hardin Ill, actor (Berserk, PT 109)
1933 Alan (the Horse) Ameche Wisc, NFL fullback (Baltimore Colts)
1934 Pat Boone Florida, singer/actor (April Love, Cross & Switchblade)
1934 Peter Masterson Texas, actor (Ambush Bay)
1935 James George US, weightlifter (Olympic-silver-1960/bronze-1956)
1935 Reverend Ike SC, evangelist minister
1937 Morgan Freeman actor (Driving Mrs Daisy)
1939 Cleavon Little Chickasha Okla, actor (Blazing Saddles, Toy Soldiers)
1940 Ren‚ Auberjonois NYC, actor (Clayton-Benson, McCabe &
1941 Edo de Waart Amsterdam Holland, conductor (Houston Opera-1976)
1943 Richard Goode Bronx, concert pianist (1980 Avery Fisher Award)
1944 Robert Powell England, actor (Jigsaw Man, Shaka Zulu, Secrets)
1945 Frederica Von Stade Somerville NJ, mezzo-soprano (Die Zauberfl”te)
1945 Linda Scott singer (Hey Look at Me Now)
1946 Carol Neblett Modesto California, soprano (NYC Opera)
1947 Ron Wood rock guitarist (Faces, Jeff Beck Group, Rolling Stones)
1948 Tom Sneva US auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1983)
1953 Diana Canova West Palm Beach Fla, actress (Corrine-Soap)
1955 Chiyonofuji sumo wrestler
1956 Lisa Hartman Houston Tx, singer/actress (Tabitha, Knots Landing)
1956 Robin Mattson actress (Gina-Santa Barbara, Bonnie's Kids, Wolf
1959 Alan "Wild"er rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough)
1961 Paul Coffey NHL forward (Edmonton Oilers, Pitts Penguins)
1963 Mike Joyce rocker (The Smiths-Ask, Panic, London)
1965 India Allen Portsmouth Va, playmate of the year (Dec, 1987)
1968 Jason Donovan rocker/actor (Neighbors)
Deaths which occurred
on June 1st:
1823 Louis Nicholas Davout French field marshall, dies at 53
1864 Solomon George Washington Dill poor white ally of blacks,
assassinated in his home by white terrorists in SC
1960 Lester Patrick NHL coach/star, dies at 76
1968 Helen Keller blind & deaf, dies at 87
1985 Richard Greene actor (Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 67
1987 Errol W Barrow PM of Barbados (1961-76), dies at 67
1987 Rashid Karami Lebanon, 10 time PM of Lebanon, dies at 65