Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
June 1st

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1191*By the 1st of June, Richard I of England had control of the whole of Cyprus and imposed a 50% tax in return for letting the Cypriots return to a more traditional way of life. Richard of Camville and Robert of Turnham were left in charge of Cyprus. 
1495*First written record of Scotch Whiskey appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland. Friar John Cor is the distiller.Ref: 5
1533*Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's new queen, is crowned.Ref: 2
1638*The first recorded US earthquake was reported in the unlikely locale of Plymouth, MA.Ref: 4
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Mary English testifies that Mary Warren had confessed to lying in court.Ref: 21
1749*Frantois Piquet founds La PrTsentation, a Sulpician mission Oswegatchie (Ogdensburg), N.Y.), it draws many Iroquois to the French.Ref: 92
1774*Virginians express their sympathy for Bostonians by observing a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer. George Washington recorded that he "Went to Church and fasted all Day" in Williamsburg. 
1774*The British government orders the port of Boston closed.Ref: 2
1779*Thomas Jefferson is elected governor of Virginia. He serves two successive terms. 
1789*First US congressional act becomes law (on administering oaths).Ref: 5
1792*(new state) Kentucky entered the United States of America as the 15th state. Since its name is an American Indian word for "great meadow", it is fitting that Kentucky’s nickname is the Bluegrass State, and its flower is the goldenrod. The official state bird is the cardinal. The capital of Kentucky is the city of Frankfort.Ref: 4
1796*(new state) Tennessee joined the United States of America on this day. Long before it officially became the 16th state, TN had already begun to earn its nickname, the Volunteer State, as it sent large numbers of volunteers to fight in the American Revolution. The tradition continued for the War of 1812, the Mexican War and the Civil War. The country-music capital of the world, Nashville, is also the governmental capital of TN. The state’s official flower is the iris, its bird, the mockingbird.Ref: 4
1808*First US land-grant university founded-Ohio Univ, Athens, Ohio.Ref: 5
1835*6th national black convention (Phila).Ref: 5
1835*John Hivling opens the Ohio State Bank, Xenia Branch as the first bank in Green County, Ohio. (from a flyer of the Greene County Printing Company, 6/11/1953). 
1843*Sojourner Truth leaves NY to begin her career as antislavery activist.Ref: 5
1843*It snows in Buffalo & Rochester NY & Cleveland Ohio.Ref: 5
1845 Homing pigeon completes 11,000 km trip (Namibia-London) in 55 days.Ref: 5
1865*The country observes a national day of mourning for Lincoln.Ref: 87
1866*Renegade Irish Fenians invade Fort Erie Ontario from US.Ref: 5
1868*Texas constitutional convention meets in Austin.Ref: 5
1877*US troops authorized to pursue bandits into Mexico.Ref: 5
1888*The first seismographs to be installed in California are installed in the Lick ObservatoryRef: 5
1907*-27ø F (-33ø C), Sarmiento, Argentina (South American record).Ref: 5
1909*W. E. B. Du Bois, Jane Adams and John Dewey found Nat'l Negro Committee; renamed NAACP next yr.Ref: 10
1911*The first Trolleys start running in England, in Bradford and Leeds.Ref: 4
1911*First US group insurance policy written, Passaic, NJ.Ref: 5
1916*The National Defense Act increases the strength of the U.S. National Guard by 450,000 men.Ref: 2
1926*A bomb explodes at Samuel Johnson's home, presumably mistaking him for his brother Simon (the man whose call led to the arrest of Sacco and Vanzetti).Ref: 87
1939*The Douglas DC-4 makes its first passenger flight from Chicago to New York.Ref: 2
1941*31.98 cm (12.59") rainfall, Burlington, Kansas (state 24-hr record).Ref: 5
1942*Jews in France, Holland, Belgium, Croatia, Slovakia, Romania ordered to wear yellow stars.Ref: 35
1943*(Rosenberg) (month, day unspecified) Soviet spymaster Feklisov first meets with Julius RosenbergRef: 87
1944 The government of Mexico decided to abolish the siesta.Ref: 4
1945*The Interim Committee, organized to guide the final conduct of the war and the post-war reconstruction and lead by Secretary of State Designate James Byrnes, issues the recommendations that the atomic bomb be dropped as soon as possible, that an urban area be the target, and that no prior warning be given.Ref: 91
1945*(Rosenberg) (day unspecified) Harry Gold meets with Greenglass in Albuqurque.Ref: 87
1947*The OPA, which issued WW II rationing coupons, disbands.Ref: 5
1950*Mauna Loa erupts from the Southwest rift 600M cubic yards of lava over 23 daysRef: 62
1951*First self-contained titanium plant opened Henderson NVRef: 5
1953*The Christian Aid Mission (CIM) was chartered in Washington, DC by founder Bob Finley.Ref: 5
1958*Charles de Gaulle becomes premier of France.Ref: 5
1959 Constitution of Tunisia promulgated (National Day).Ref: 5
1963*King Victor Emmanual III of Italy, becomes Emperor of Ethiopia.Ref: 5
1963*Governor George Wallace vows to defy an injunction ordering integration of the University of Alabama.Ref: 2
1966*2,400 persons attend White House Conference on Civil Rights.Ref: 5
1967*Mayor-council form of government instituted for Washington, DC.Ref: 5
1968*Congress enacted Public Law 90351 providing for the appointment of the FBI Director by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate to a 10 year term. The act was to take effect after Director Hoover's tenure.Ref: 14
1977*The Soviet Union formally charged Jewish human rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason. (Shcharansky was imprisoned, then released in 1986.)Ref: 70
1978*The Evangelical Free Baptist Church was incorporated in DuPage County, Illinois, having withdrawn from the Southern Baptist Convention following a doctrinal dispute.Ref: 5
1978*The U.S. reports finding wiretaps in the American embassy in Moscow.Ref: 2
1985*According to a study released on this day, Southerners (those from the southern U.S.) did more hugging than their counterparts from up north. It was also reported that women were more willing than men to hug.Ref: 4
1990*Dow Jones Avg hits a record high of 2,900.97.Ref: 5
1991*The United States and the Soviet Union resolved differences over the Conventional Forces in Europe treaty, clearing the way for a superpower summit.Ref: 6
1992 The US Treasury Dept freezes ~$200M in assets of the Serb-led Yugoslav government. (XDC, p 4A, 6/01/2002)Ref: 83
1993*Microsoft announces that Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District Court of Northern California rules in Microsoft's favor in the Apple vs. Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard copyright suit. The judge grants Microsoft's and Hewlett-Packard's motions to dismiss the last remaining copyright infringement claims against Microsoft Windows 2.03 and 3.0, as well as, the HP NewWave. 
1994*(King) A civil trial against the officers ends with a jury awarding $0 in damages to King.Ref: 87
1996*An estimated 200,000 participants, most of them schoolchildren, gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to protest government cuts for social and educational programs.Ref: 6
2000*With about half an hour to spare, TX Governor George W. Bush blocked the scheduled execution of convicted killer Ricky McGinn so that possibly exculpatory DNA evidence could be reviewed. (The DNA tests failed to establish McGinn's innocence, and he was put to death by injection the following September.)Ref: 6
2001*There are 9.3 million residential customers of broadband Internet services in North America, which represents 8.2 percent household penetration. That number comprises 6.4 M people using cable modem, and 2.9 M using digital subscriber line service. At the same time 119,000 North Americans were signing up for high-speed Internet access to their homes per week. As of June 1 there were 7.6 million residential broadband Internet subscribers in the United States and 1.7 million in Canada, equal to 15 percent penetration of Canadian households, double the U.S. penetration rate (Luening 2001).Ref: 75
1831*Sir James Clark Ross, an English navigator and explorer, discovered the magnetic North Pole while on his Arctic exploration. (Correction provided by Dick Wood)Ref: 4
1869*Thomas Edison of Boston, MA received a patent for his electric voting machine. Ol’ Tom would soon have a filing cabinet full of patents.Ref: 4
1944*Colossus II, the first working computer by Alan Turing, goes into operation and cracks Nazi code.Ref: 10
1962*USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 40,420 m.Ref: 5
1962*Oscar 2 (ham radio satellite) launched into Earth orbit.Ref: 5
1965*A Penzias & R Wilson detect 3ø K primordial background radiation (residual from the Big Bang).Ref: 5
1970*Soyuz 9 launched into Earth orbit for 18 days.Ref: 5
1979*Intel launches its 8088 processor with 29,000 transistors and a maximum speed of 8MHzRef: 10
1991*NASA scrubbed the launch of the space shuttle "Columbia" after a navigational unit failed.Ref: 6
1794*British victory over French in naval battle off Ushant ‘Glorious first of June.'Ref: 10
1813*The Navy gained its motto as the mortally wounded commander of the frigate Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, said, "Don't give up the ship" during a losing battle with a British frigate.Ref: 70
1855*US adventurer Wm Walker conquers Nicaragua, reestablishes slavery.Ref: 5
1857*Royal Navy destroys Chinese fleet in 2nd Anglo-Chinese War.Ref: 10
1861*First skirmish in the Civil War, Fairfax Court House, VA.Ref: 5
1861*US & Confederacy simultaneously stop mail interchange.Ref: 5
1862*Gen. Robert E. Lee assumes command of all the Confederate Army, replacing the wounded Johnston. Lee then renames his force the Army of Northern Virginia. McClellan is not impressed saying Lee is "likely to be timid and irresolute in action."Ref: 5
1864*The Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, begins as Confederate general Robert E. Lee tries to turn Union general Ulysses S. Grant's flank.Ref: 2
1883*Beginning of 2½ year French war with Madagascar.Ref: 10
1915*Germany conducts the first zeppelin air raid over England.Ref: 2
1941*Germany bans all Catholic publications.Ref: 5
1941*The Newfoundland Escort Force is established by the Canadian and British navies, based in St. John's, Newfoundland. Canadian navy ships will escort merchant ships to Iceland, then turn them over to British escorts. 
1941*The German Army completes the capture of Crete as the Allied evacuation ends.Ref: 2
1942*America begins sending Lend-Lease materials to the Soviet Union.Ref: 2
1943*U.S. begins submarine warfare against Japanese shipping. 
1943*(about 12:30 PM) German Luftwaffe shoots down British Overseas Airways Corporation Flight 777 airliner en route from Lisbon, Portugal, to London, England, killing all aboard, including actor Leslie Howard. One explanation for the shooting is that the Germans thought British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was on board.Ref: 6
1809 Allardyce Barclay begins a bet of walking 1 mile every hour for 1,000 hours. Each hour he walked a ½ mile round trip from his home.Ref: 5
1869*In the first game ever played by a professional baseball team (all paid players, no amateurs), the Cincinnati Red Stockings beat the Mansfield Independents, 48-14. The total salary outlay was approximately $11,000, with the salary of star shortstop George Wright nearly $2,000. Thus began the era of professional baseball - and of professional team sports.Ref: 86
1908 John Krohn decided to take a walk around the United States -- with his wheelbarrow! He completed the walk around the perimeter of the US in 357 days, (it’s a good thing Alaska & Hawaii weren’t states then). He walked 9,024 miles, went through 11 pair of shoes, 112 pair of socks, five wheels for his trusty wheelbarrow and never walked on Sunday.Ref: 4
1910*Philadelphia A's Chief Bender no-hits the Indians, 4-0.Ref: 1
1918*Yanks turn triple-play, beat Tigers 5-4.Ref: 5
1923*Scoring in every inning, the New York Giants beat the Phillies at Baker Bowl, 22-8. It is the first time this century a team has tallied in every frame.Ref: 1
1925*Lou Gehrig of the NY Yankees played the first of what would become 2,130 consecutive baseball games (Gehrig played in every Yankee game until May 2, 1939), setting a major-league record not to be broken until Cal Ripken, Jr. of Baltimore did so in the summer of 1995. Gehrig wasn’t even a starter on this day. He was inserted in the lineup for Wally Pipp.Ref: 4
1935*Yanks set solo HR record with 6 beat Boston 7-2.Ref: 5
1937*White Sox hurler Bill Dietrich no-hits the St. Louis Browns, 8-0.Ref: 1
1938*Protective baseball helmets were worn by batters for the very first time. The helmets were pressed into use in a game between the Springfield Greys and the House of David in NY City.Ref: 4
1939*First night game at Phil's Shribe Park (Pirates 5, Phillies 2).Ref: 5
1941*Mel Ott's 400th HR and his 1500th career run helps to beat the Reds, 3-2.Ref: 1
1946*Assault wins Belmont Stakes & Triple Crown.Ref: 5
1951*Indian Bob Feller becomes the third pitcher in major league history to pitch three career no-hiiters defeating the Tiger, 2-1. Detroit scores its run on a error, a stolen base, a errant pick-off throw and a sac fly.Ref: 1
1957*Don Bowden is the first American runner to break the 4-minute mile barrier with a 3:58.7 mile at Stockton, CaliforniaRef: 4
1961*After playing just playing 6 games with the Braves, Billy Martin is traded to the Twins for Billy Consolo.Ref: 1
1970*Al Kaline of the Detroit Tigers collided with another player in the outfield as both were trying to snag a line drive during a game. Kaline ended up swallowing his tongue! After an overnight stay in the hospital, he was back in the lineup the next day.Ref: 4
1975*Angel Nolan Ryan's 100th career victory is a memorable one as he beats the Orioles,1-0 and ties Sandy Koufax's big league mark by notching his fourth no-hitter.Ref: 1
1977*Indian Dennis Eckersley consecutive no-hit innings end at 22 1/3 innings (2/3 inning short of Cy Young's major league record) as Mariner Ruppert Jones homers in the fifth of a Cleveland 7-1 win.Ref: 1
1978*(day unspecified) Garry Kasparov ties with Ivanov to win the Daugavpils Elimination tournament to the USSR championship.Ref:78
1979*Supersonics beat Bullets for NBA championship, 4 games to 1.Ref: 5
1983*Willie Pastrano beats Harold Johnson for the light-heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 97
1984 Weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev of US snatches a record 211 kg.Ref: 5
1987*Thanks to Indian hurler Phil Niekro's 9-6 win over the Tigers, the Niekro brothers (Phil and Joe) pass the Perrys (Gaylord and Jim) with 530 combined victories.Ref: 1
1990*Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland for first time since 1974.Ref: 5
1992*The Pittsburgh Penguins complete a four-game sweep of Chicago's Blackhawks to win hockey's Stanley Cup for the second straight year. (XDC, p 4A, 6/01/2002)Ref: 83
1992*The Florida Marlins select catcher Charles Johnson of the University of Miami with their first-ever, first round draft pick in the June amateur draft.Ref: 86
1992*John Burke, a pitcher from the University of Florida and a native of Englewood, Colo., is selected by the Colorado Rockies in the first round of the MLB June Draft, the club's first-ever draft selection. The 6-4, 220-pound righthander, the 27th player selected overall in the draft, signs a contract with the Rockies.Ref: 86
1995*Joe Garagiola Jr. is named as the Diamondbacks first general manager.Ref: 1
1998*(day unspecified) Garry Kasparov plays an "Advanced chess match" vs Topalov. This unique match equipped both players with a PC, Chessbase 7, Fritz5 with opening and endgame databases installed. The time rate was one hour for all the moves. The match was tied at 3-3 but Kasparov won the tie breaker.Ref:78
2000*As owners struggle over realignment, the players' association suggest a simpler plan which only moves the Astros from the NL Central to the AL West thus creating two 15-team leagues. The owners' ideas would have the newest franchises, Devil Rays and Diamondbacks, switching leagues, the elimination of the NL wild-card, and AL Central consisting of six-teams to go along with five divisions with only four teams.Ref: 1
1893*The opera "Falstaff" is produced (Berlin).Ref: 5
1898*Trans-Mississippi International Exposition opens in Omaha.Ref: 5
1905*Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition opens in Portland, Oregon.Ref: 5
1909*Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition opens in Seattle.Ref: 5
1931*Swiss artist Albert Hurter joined the Disney staff, giving the look of cartoons like Snow White a more Germanic storybook look.Ref: 73
1933*Century of Progress world's fair opens in Chicago.Ref: 5
1936 The Lux Radio Theater moved from NY City to Hollywood. Cecil B. DeMille, the program’s host on the NBC Blue network, introduced Clark Gable and Marlene Dietrich in The Legionnaire and the Lady.Ref: 4
1938*(date imprecise) Action Comics No. 1 appears featuring "Superman" by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegal. (Daniels, Les, "Superman", 1998, ISBN 0-8118-2162-5) 
1939 Joe Seigel and Jerry Shuster, two aspiring cartoonists, create in High School a character called "Superman". Jewish kids, they had read about the Nazis racial concept of the Aryan Superman and they wanted to show a Superman could be on the American side. When The first megabudget Superman movie was being made in the 1976 the National Cartoonist's Society pointed out that Seigel and Schuster were now blind indigents who never shared a nickel of the multi-millions their creation had made. Jeannie Schuster, the model for Lois Lane told the National Cartooists Society in 1998 "Artists have to stick together, because only then will you have power!"Ref: 73
1939*First televised heavyweight boxing match-Max Baer vs Lou Nova.Ref: 5
1949 Microfilm copies of Newsweek magazine were offered to subscribers for the first time. The weekly publication cost $15 a year.Ref: 4
1953*The Mask of Medusa, on ABC-TV’s Twilight Theater, featured the network-TV acting debut of Raymond Burr. He later became the star of Perry Mason and Ironside.Ref: 4
1959*Celebrating a solid year at the top of the album charts was Johnny’s Greatest Hits on Columbia Records. The LP stayed for several more years at or near the top of the album charts. It became the all-time album leader at 490 weeks.Ref: 4
1961 There was a new sound in the air this day. FM multiplex stereo broadcasting was enjoyed for the first time by listeners to FM radio in Schenectady, NY, Los Angeles and Chicago. The FCC adopted the standard a year later.Ref: 4
1966*George Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London.Ref: 5
1966*Shortwave station Radio NY Worldwide changes calls from WRUL to WNYW.Ref: 5
1967*The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released. One of the first critically-acclaimed rock albums, Sgt. Pepper’s became the number one album in the world and was at the top of the U.S. album list for 15 weeks. (See June 2 TWtD for more on Sgt. Pepper’s.)Ref: 4
1968*Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs Robinson" hits #1.Ref: 5
1969*Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio & TV.Ref: 5
1971*Ed Sullivan's final TV showRef: 5
1973*Paul McCartney & Wings release "Live & Let Die".Ref: 5
1975*Ron Woods replaces Mick Taylor as Rolling Stone guitarist.Ref: 5
1979*Wings release "Old Siam, Sir".Ref: 5
1980*Barbra Striesand appears at an ACLU Benefit in CARef: 5
1980*Ted Turner's Cable News Network begins broadcasting.Ref: 5
1990*The Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting.Ref: 5
1563*Robert Cecil Earl of Salisbury, English chief minister (1598-1625), is born.Ref: 5
1637*Jacques Marquette, French Jesuit missionary explorer, is born.Ref: 70
1675*Francesco Maffei, Italian dramatist, archaeologist and scholar, is born.Ref: 70
1793*Birth of Henry Francis Lyte, Scottish clergyman who wrote the hymns 'Abide with Me' and 'Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken.'.Ref: 5
1796*Sadi Nicolas Léonard Carnot, physicist: pioneer in thermodynamics, discovered the 2nd law of thermodynamics, is born.Ref: 4
1801*Mormon leader Brigham Young is born in Whitingham VT.Ref: 68
1804*Mikhail Glinka Novosspaskoye Russia, composer (Jota Aragonesa), is born.Ref: 5
1814*Philip Kearney Civil War general (Union), is born.Ref: 5
1825*John Hunt Morgan Brig General (Confederate cavalry commander), is born.Ref: 5
1831*John B Hood confederate general (lost Atlanta), is born.Ref: 5
1833*(US Supreme Court Justice) John Marshall Harlan, American associate justice of the U. S. Supreme Court (1877-1911)Ref: 70
1878*John Masefield England, 15th poet laureate (Salt-Water Ballads), is born.Ref: 5
1889*C. K. Ogden, English writer and linguist, is born.Ref: 70
1890*Frank Morgan NYC, actor (Affairs of Cellini, Annie Get Your Gun), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Curtis Stevens US, 2 man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1932), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Molly Picon (Pyekoon) actress: Fiddler on the Roof, Come Blow Your Horn, For Pete’s Sake, Murder on Flight 502, Cannonball Run; star of the Yiddish stage; is born.Ref: 4
1898*Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild NYC, bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Werner Janssen NYC, conductor/composer (New Years Eve in NY)Ref: 5
1901*John W Van Duren playwright (I Remember Mama), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Frank Whittle inventor (jet engine), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Nelson Riddle Oradell NJ, musical conductor (Batman, Frank Sinatra), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Abdul Rashid Pakistan, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1922*(Beatrice) Joan Caulfield East Orange NJ, actress (Liz-My Favorite Husband), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Birth of Ray Knighton, who in 1954 founded the Medical Assistance Program (MAP International) in Chicago.Ref: 5
1925*Richard Erdman, Enid Ok, actor (Stalag 17, Anything Goes), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Darell Dieringer auto racer: champ: NASCAR California 500 [1963], Southern 500 [1966], is born.Ref: 4
1926*Andy Griffith, Mount Airy NC, actor (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jean Mortenson, later Norma Jean Baker), film actress and icon, is born in Los Angeles.Ref: 2
1928*Bob Monkhouse Kent England, comedian (Bonkers), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Georgi T Dobrovolsky Odessa, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Pat Corley actor: Bay City Blues, Murphy Brown, Of Mice and Men, Silent Witness, is born.Ref: 4
1930*Ty Hardin Ill, actor (Berserk, PT 109), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Edward Woodward, English actor: The Equalizer, Code Name Kyril, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Champions, The Final Option, The Appointment, Wicker Man Breaker Morant, is born.Ref: 4
1932*Christopher Lasch, American social critic and writer.Ref: 2
1933*Alan (the Horse) Ameche Wisc, NFL fullback (Baltimore Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Singer Pat Boone (Charles Eugene Boone) is born in Florida.Ref: 4
1934*Peter Masterson Texas, actor (Ambush Bay), is born.Ref: 5
1935*James George US, weightlifter (Olympic-silver-1960/bronze-1956), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Reverend Ike SC, evangelist minister, is born.Ref: 5
1936 -Gerald Scarfe is born.Ref: 10
1937*Morgan Freeman actor: Driving Miss Daisy, Glory, Unforgiven, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Queen, Another World, Outbreak, Amistad, Deep Impact; director: Bopha, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Cleavon Little, Chickasha Okla, actor (Blazing Saddles, Toy Soldiers), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Actor Rene Auberjonois (Odo on Deep Space Nine) is born in New York City.Ref: 4
1941*Dean (Wilmer) Chance baseball: pitcher: LA Angels: Cy Young Award [1964], is born.Ref: 4
1941*Edo de Waart Amsterdam Holland, conductor (Houston Opera-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Randy (Cecil Randolph) Hundley baseball: catcher: SF Giants, Chicago Cubs [all-star: 1969], Minnesota Twins, SD Padres, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Richard Goode Bronx, concert pianist (1980 Avery Fisher Award), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Robert Powell England, actor (Jigsaw Man, Shaka Zulu, Secrets), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Frederica Von Stade Somerville NJ, mezzo-soprano (Die Zauberfl”te), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Linda Scott singer (Hey Look at Me Now), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Carol Neblett Modesto California, soprano (NYC Opera), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Jonathan Pryce Tony Award-winning actor: Miss Saigon [1991], Comedians [1977]; Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Carrington, Barbarians at the Gate, The Age of Innocence, Glengarry Glen Ross, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Brazil, Breaking Glass, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Ron Wood rock guitarist (Faces, Jeff Beck Group, Rolling Stones [after 1975]), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Tom Sneva US auto racer (Indpls 500-1983), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Powers Boothe Emmy Award-winning actor: Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones [1980]; Skag, Sudden Death, Nixon, Extreme Prejudice, The Emerald Forest, Cruising, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Graham Russell singer: group: Air Supply: Lost in Love, All Out of Love, The One that You Love, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Henry Boucha hockey: U.S. National Team [1970-71], U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey Team [silver medal: 1972]; NHL: Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota North Stars, Kansas City Scouts, Colorado Rockies, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Ronnie Dunn country singer: duo: Brooks & Dunn: LPs: Brand New Man, Hard Workin’ Man, Waitin’ on Sundown, Borderline, If You See Her, Tight Rope, Steers & Stripes; songwriter: Boot Scootin’ Boogie, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Diana Canova (Rivero) actress: Corrine-Soap, I’m a Big Girl Now, Throb, Home Free, Night Partners, daughter of actress, Judy Canova, is born in West Palm Beach FL.Ref: 4
1955*Chiyonofuji sumo wrestler, is born.Ref: 5
1956*Lisa Hartman Houston TX, singer/actress (Tabitha, Knots Landing), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Robin Mattson actress (Gina-Santa Barbara, Bonnie's Kids, Wolf Lake), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Alan "Wild"er rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Paul Coffey NHL forward (Edmonton Oilers, Pitts Penguins), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Mike Joyce rocker (The Smiths-Ask, Panic, London), is born.Ref: 5
1965*India Allen Portsmouth Va, playmate of the year (Dec, 1987), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Jason Donovan singer: popular in Australia & Great Britain; actor: Neighbours, Rough Diamonds, The Sun, the Moon and the Stars; son of actor, Terence Donovan, is born.Ref: 4
1974*Alanis Morissette is born in Ottowa, Ontario. (TWA, 1998)Ref: 95
193*The Roman emperor, Marcus Didius, is murdered in his palace.Ref: 2
1616 -Tokugawa Ieyasu diesRef: 10
1823*Louis Nicholas Davout French field marshall, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1846*Pope Gregory XVI dies.Ref: 69
1864*Solomon George Washington Dill poor white ally of blacks, assassinated in his home by white terrorists in SC.Ref: 5
1868*James Buchanan, 15th U.S. President [1857-1861]; never married; nickname: Old Buck, dies near Lancaster, PA at age 77.Ref: 4
1873*Joseph Howe, Canadian statesman and publisher, dies at age 68.Ref: 70
1912*Daniel Burnham, American architect and city planner, dies at age 65.Ref: 70
1921*Race riot in Tusla Okla (21 whites & 60 blacks killed).Ref: 5
1927*Lizzie Borden, teacher, famous murder suspect, dies at age 66.Ref: 68
1939*British sub "Thetis" sinks in Liverpool Bay with all 99 aboard.Ref: 5
1941 Hugh Walpole dies.Ref: 10
1943*(or 2nd) Leslie Howard, English actor, producer and film director, dies at age 50, when Nazis shot down his plane.Ref: 70
1946*Leo Slezak, Austrian opera singer and film comedian, dies at age 72.Ref: 5
1952*John Dewey psychologist, philosopher: The School and Society, The Reflex Arc Concept in Psychology, How We Think, Experience and Nature, Art as Experience; educator: Univ. of Michigan, Univ. of Minnesota, Univ. of Chicago, Columbia Univ.;dies.Ref: 4
1960*Lester Patrick NHL coach/star, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1965*Explosion at Fukuoka, Japan kills 237 coal miners.Ref: 5
1965*Curly Lambeau, American football coach and founder of the Green Bay Packers, dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1968*Author-lecturer Helen Keller, who earned a college degree despite being blind and deaf most of her life, dies in Westport CT at age 87.Ref: 68
1971*Reinhold Niebuhr, American Protestant theologian, dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1973*Helen Parkhurst, American educator, author, and lecturer, dies at age 86.Ref: 68
1974*Bundy victim Brenda Ball disappears from Burien, Wash.Ref: 5
1979 Jan Kadar dies.Ref: 10
1980*Rube (Richard William) Marquard Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher: NY Giants [World Series: 1911, 1912, 1913], Brooklyn Dodgers [World Series: 1916, 1920, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Braves; dies.Ref: 4
1980*A. C. Nielsen, American market research engineer, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1981*Arthur Charles Nielsen, market researcher: founder of A.C. Nielsen Co., dies.Ref: 4
1985*Richard Greene actor (Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1987*Rashid Karami Lebanon, 10 time PM of Lebanon, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1987*Errol W Barrow PM of Barbados (1961-76), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1991*David Ruffin (Davis Eli Ruffin) lead singer: group: The Temptations; solo: My Whole World Ended [The Moment You Left Me], Walk Away from Love, Stand By Me [w/brother, Jimmy]; dies.Ref: 4
1997*Betty Shabazz, the widow of Malcolm X, was fatally burned in a fire set by her 12-year-old grandson in her Yonkers, NY apartment. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1999*An American Airlines MD-82 landed off-center during a severe thunderstorm in Little Rock AK and barreled off the end of the runway, breaking apart and catching fire. Eleven people, including the pilot, die. 
1999*Sir Christopher Cockerell inventor: the Hovercraft; died June 1, 1999Ref: 4
2000*Tito (Ernest) Puente jazz musician, bandleader: Abanaquito, Para Los Rumberos, Jumpin’ with Symphony Sid, Fancy Feet; dies.Ref: 5
2001*"Dennis the Menace" creator Hank Ketcham dies in Pebble Beach, CA at age 81. (XDC, p 4A, 6/01/2002)Ref: 83
2001*A 5.0 earthquake kills 4 in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan.Ref: 85
2001*Hank Ketcham cartoonist: Dennis the Menace; dies.Ref: 4
2001*A suicide bomber attacked a Tel Aviv nightclub, killing 21 Israelis.Ref: 70
2001*The king, queen and seven other members of Nepal's royal family were slain by Crown Prince Dipendra, who then mortally wounded himself.Ref: 70

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