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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Aftermath of the Gaza flotilla raid:

Monday, June 1, 2009

Air France Flight 447, en route from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Paris, crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 on board.

Friday, June 1, 2007

A 2,100-year-old melon is discovered by archaeologists in western Japan.

Sunday, June 1, 2003

The Group of Eight summit opens in Evian, France, to tight security and tens of thousands of protestors.

Saturday, June 1, 1996

June 3 ndash The Czech Republic's first general election ends inconclusively. Prime Minister Václav Klaus and his incumbent Civic Democratic Party emerge as the winners, but are unable to form a majority government. President Václav Havel refuses to invite Klaus to form a coalition.

Thursday, June 1, 1995

Mrkonjić Grad incident: A United States Air Force F-16 piloted by Captain Scott O'Grady is shot down over Bosnia and Herzegovina while patrolling the NATO no-fly zone. O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines six days later.
U.S. astronaut Norman Thagard breaks NASA's space endurance record of 14 days, 1 hour and 16 minutes, aboard the Russian space station Mir.
Mrkonjić Grad incident: A United States Air ForceF-16 piloted by CaptainScott O\\\'Grady is shot down over Bosnia and Herzegovina while patrolling the NATOno-fly zone. O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines six days later.

Wednesday, June 1, 1994

Republic of South Africa rejoins the British Commonwealth after the first democratic election.

Friday, June 1, 1984

William M. Gibbons is released as receiver and trustee of the Chicago, Rock Island Pacific railroad, after all of its debts and creditors are paid off by order of a federal bankruptcy court.

Sunday, June 1, 1980

The Cable News Network (CNN) is officially launched.

Thursday, June 1, 1978

The 1978 FIFA World Cup starts in Argentina.

Tuesday, June 1, 1976

The UK and Iceland end the Cod War.

Friday, June 1, 1973

The Greek military junta abolishes the monarchy and proclaims a republic.

Tuesday, June 1, 1971

Corpus Thursday: A student rally on the streets of Mexico City is roughly dispersed.
Vietnam War: Vietnam Veterans for a Just Peace, claiming to represent the majority of U.S. veterans who served in Southeast Asia, speak against war protests.
A midair collision between Hughes Airwest Flight 706 Douglas DC-9 jetliner and a U.S. Marine Corps McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom jet fighter near Duarte, California, claims 50 lives.
The U.S. ends its trade embargo of China.

Monday, June 1, 1970

"Soyuz 9", a two man spacecraft, is launched in the Soviet Union.

Thursday, June 1, 1967

Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran turn into fights, during which 27-year-old Benno Ohnesorg is killed by a police officer. His death results in the founding of the terrorist group "Movement 2 June".
The Beatles legendary release of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", nicknamed The Soundtrack of the Summer of Love it would be number one on the albums charts throughout the summer of 1967.
The Beatles legendary release of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", nicknamed The Soundtrack of the Summer of Love it would be number one on the albums charts throughout the summer of 1967.
Luis Monge is executed in Colorado's gas chamber, in the last pre-"Furman" execution in the United States.

Wednesday, June 1, 1966

Four former cabinet ministers are executed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for alleged involvement in a plot to kill Mobutu Sese Seko.
Surveyor program: "Surveyor 1" lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft-land on another world.
The final new episode of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" airs (the first episode aired on October 3, 1961).
Éamon de Valera is re-elected as Irish president.

Thursday, June 1, 1961

Ethiopia experiences its most devastating earthquake of the 20th century, with a magnitude of 6.7. The town of Majete is destroyed, 45% of the houses in Karakore collapse, of the main road north of Karakore are damaged by landslides and fissures, and 5,000 inhabitants in the area are left homeless.

Wednesday, June 1, 1960

New Zealand's first television station begins broadcasting in the city of Auckland.

Friday, June 1, 1956

Vyacheslav Molotov resigns as foreign minister of the Soviet Union he later becomes ambassador in Mongolia.

Monday, June 1, 1953

Currency reform causes riots in Czechoslovakia (Uprising in Plzeň).

Thursday, June 1, 1950

June 23 ndash Mauna Loa in Hawaii starts erupting.

Saturday, June 1, 1946

Ion Antonescu, prime minister and Conducator (Leader) of Romania during World War II is executed he was found guilty of betraying the Romanian people for benefits of Germany and sentenced to death by the Bucharest People's Tribunal.

Friday, June 1, 1945

The British take over Lebanon and Syria.

Thursday, June 1, 1944

WWII: The BBC transmits a coded message (the first line of the poem Chanson d\'automne by Paul Verlaine) to the French Resistance, warning that the invasion of Europe is imminent.
WWII: The BBC transmits a coded message (the first line of the poem Chanson d'automne by Paul Verlaine) to the French Resistance, warning that the invasion of Europe is imminent.

Tuesday, June 1, 1943

British Overseas Airways Corporation Flight 777, a DC-3 with registration G-AGBB, (formerly KLM PH-ALI, Ibis), on a scheduled passenger flight, is shot down over the Bay of Biscay by German Junkers Ju 88s, all 17 persons aboard perish, including the actor Leslie Howard. There is speculation that the downing was an attempt to kill BritishPrime MinisterWinston Churchill as the Germans may have had wrong information he was aboard.

Saturday, June 1, 1929

Monday, June 1, 1925

Percy and Florence Arrowsmith are married. This couple, who celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary June 1, 2005 (Percy aged 105, and wife Florence 100), are acknowledged by the Guinness Book of Records as record-holders for the longest marriage for a living couple and the greatest aggregate age of a married couple.

Sunday, June 1, 1924

Harry Grindell Matthews returns from Paris to London he tries to use a "Pathé" film to demonstrate that his death ray works.

Saturday, June 1, 1918

WWI: The Battle for Belleau Wood begins.

Friday, June 1, 1917

A French infantry regiment seizes Missy-aux-Bois and declares an anti-war military government. Other French army troops soon apprehend them.

Monday, June 1, 1914

Sunday, June 1, 1913

The Greek-Serbian Treaty of Alliance is signed, paving the way for the Second Balkan War.

Friday, June 1, 1900

Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.

Wednesday, June 1, 1898

Tuesday, June 1, 1897

American miners begin a strike, which successfully establishes the United Mine Workers Union and brings about the 8-hour work day to mines.

Monday, June 1, 1891

Sunday, June 1, 1890

The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith's tabulating machine to tabulate census returns using punched card input, a landmark in the history of computing hardware. Hollerith's company eventually becomes IBM.

Tuesday, June 1, 1880

June 1 ndash Tinius Olsen awarded a United States Patent for the Little Giant Testing Machine

Sunday, June 1, 1879

Napoléon Eugène, Prince Imperial (Napoléon IV), great-nephew of Napoléon Bonaparte, Bonapartist pretender to the throne, dies in Africa during the Anglo-Zulu War.

Saturday, June 1, 1878

Thursday, June 1, 1871

Tuesday, June 1, 1869

The Cincinnati Red Stockings open the baseball season as the first fully professional team.

Sunday, June 1, 1862

American Civil War ndash Battle of Fair Oaks. Both sides claim victory.

Saturday, June 1, 1850

The postage st issues of Austria begin with a series of imperforate typographed sts featuring the coat of arms.
The transportation of British convicts to Western Australia begins, as the transportation of British convicts to other parts of Australia is phased out, when the ship "Scindian" arrives in Fremantle with 75 male prisoners.

Tuesday, June 1, 1847

The first congress of the Communist League is held in London.
Zeta Psi Fraternity of North America is founded at New York University.

Monday, June 1, 1835

Monday, June 1, 1829

"The Philadelphia Inquirer" is founded as "The Pennsylvania Inquirer".

Monday, June 1, 1812

War of 1812: U.S.PresidentJames Madison asks the U.S. Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.

Saturday, June 1, 1805

Luigi Boccherini is buried in Italy after being found dead on May 28.

Tuesday, June 1, 1802

Wednesday, June 1, 1796

Tennessee is admitted as the 16th U.S. state.

Friday, June 1, 1792

Kentucky becomes the 15th state of The United States of America.

Tuesday, June 1, 1779

American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold is court-martialed for malfeasance in his treatment of government property.

Thursday, June 1, 1713

'(approx.)" ndash Tuscarora War: Colonel James Moore leads the Carolina militia into the Pamlico Peninsula to defeat the Machapunga and Coree tribes.

Monday, June 1, 1711

Cary's Rebellion: Hyde's forces return to Albemarle after unsuccessfully trying to negotiate Cary's surrender.

Sunday, June 1, 1692

June 3 ndash The Battle of La Hougue is the decisive naval battle in the Nine Years' War, ending in an Anglo-Dutch victory.

Thursday, June 1, 1679

Battle of Drumclog: Scottish Covenanters defeat a small government force.

Monday, June 1, 1676

Wednesday, June 1, 1672

Münster and Cologne begin their invasion of the Dutch Republic hence 1672 becomes known as "het rjaar" (the disaster year) in the Netherlands.

Thursday, June 1, 1645

English Civil War: Prince Rupert's army sacks Leicester.

Wednesday, June 1, 1605

Russian troops in Moscow imprison Feodor II and his mother, later executing them.

Sunday, June 1, 1597

Tycho writes a recommendation supporting Longomontanus, who is planning to study in Germany.

Friday, June 1, 1584

With the death of the Duc d\'Anjou, the HuguenotHenry of Navarre becomes heir-presumptive to the throne of France.

Wednesday, May 22, 1555 (Julianian calendar)

Thursday, May 22, 1533 (Julianian calendar)

Cranmer crowns Anne Boleyn as queen in Westminster Abbey.

Saturday, May 23, 1495 (Julianian calendar)

FriarJohn Cor records the first known batch of Scotch whisky.

Monday, May 23, 1485 (Julianian calendar)

Matthias of Hungary takes Vienna in his conquest of Austria (from Frederick III) and makes the city his capital.

Friday, May 23, 1432 (Julianian calendar)

Sunday, May 25, 1298 (Julianian calendar)

residents of Riga and Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Livonian Order in the Battle of Turaida

Tuesday, May 25, 1283 (Julianian calendar)

The young Duke Rudolph II of Austria is forced to yield his claim on the Duchies of Austria and Styria to his elder brother, Albert I of Germany, under the Treaty of Rheinfelden.

Thursday, May 25, 1195 (Julianian calendar)

Saturday, June 2, 193 (Julianian calendar)

Septimius Severus finally gains control of the Roman Empire, in Britain Clodius Albinus allies with him and accepted the title of Caesar. The Severan dynasty starts.
Last (4th) year of "Chuping" era of the ChineseHan Dynasty.
British tribes take advantage of the disorder by the civil war and damage Hadrian's Wall. Extensive repairs to the defence work is carried out by the legionaries.
Counterfeiting workshops begin to appear throughout the Roman Empire.
Septimius Severus defeats the army under Pescennius at the Battle of Cyzicus and Battle of Nicaea (Asia Minor).
Septimius Severus enters the capital and has Julianus put to death. He replaces the Praetorian Guard with a 15,000 man force from the Danubian legions.
The silver content of the Roman denarius falls to 50 percent under emperor Septimius Severus, down from 68 percent under Marcus Aurelius.
Source: Wikipedia