June 1st Events

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June 1st, 2008 (June 01 2008)EventA fire at the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood destroys several icons from movies, such as Courthouse Square, the clock tower from Back to the Future, and the King Kong exhibit on the studio tour.
June 1st, 2007 (June 01 2007)EventJack Kevorkian is released from prison after serving eight years of his 10-25 year prison term for second-degree murder in the 1998 death of Thomas Youk, 52, of Oakland County, Michigan.Jack Kevorkian Quotes
June 1st, 2007 (June 01 2007)EventSmoking is banned from United Kingdom s public places.
June 1st, 2005 (June 01 2005)EventThe Dutch referendum on the European Constitution results in its rejection.
June 1st, 2005 (June 01 2005)EventThe longest oil/natural gas explosion in the Houston, Texas area occurs in Crosby, Texas. The drill was owned by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Company.
June 1st, 2003 (June 01 2003)EventThe People s Republic of China begins filling the reservoir behind the Three Gorges Dam.
June 1st, 2001 (June 01 2001)EventDipendra of Nepal slaughters his family during dinner.
June 1st, 2001 (June 01 2001)EventDolphinarium massacre: an Hamas suicide bomber kills 21 at a disco in Tel Aviv.
June 1st, 2000 (June 01 2000)EventThe Patent Law Treaty (PLT) is signed.
June 1st, 1997 (June 01 1997)EventHugo Banzer wins the Presidential elections in Bolivia.
June 1st, 1990 (June 01 1990)EventGeorge H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production.George H. W. Bush Quotes
June 1st, 1985 (June 01 1985)EventAlan Garcia is proclaimed President of Peru.
June 1st, 1980 (June 01 1980)EventCable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.
June 1st, 1979 (June 01 1979)EventVizianagaram district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.
June 1st, 1979 (June 01 1979)EventThe first black-led government of Rhodesia in 90 years takes power.
June 1st, 1978 (June 01 1978)EventThe FIFA World Cup kicks off in Argentina with a match held in Buenos Aires between cup holder West Germany and Poland
June 1st, 1978 (June 01 1978)EventThe first international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty are filed.
June 1st, 1974 (June 01 1974)EventFlixborough disaster: an explosion at a chemical plant kills 28 people.
June 1st, 1974 (June 01 1974)EventThe Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.
June 1st, 1967 (June 01 1967)EventThe groundbreaking Sgt. Pepper s Lonely Hearts Club Band album by The Beatles is released
June 1st, 1963 (June 01 1963)EventKenya gains internal self-rule (Madaraka Day).
June 1st, 1962 (June 01 1962)EventAdolf Eichmann is hanged in Israel.Adolf Eichmann Quotes
June 1st, 1958 (June 01 1958)EventCharles de Gaulle is brought out of retirement to lead France by decree for six months.Charles de Gaulle Quotes
June 1st, 1956 (June 01 1956)EventFirst international flight (to YUL) from the Atlanta Municipal Airport (ATL; now Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and currently the world s busiest airport)
June 1st, 1946 (June 01 1946)EventIon Antonescu is executed.
June 1st, 1943 (June 01 1943)EventBritish 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.Winston Churchill Quotes
June 1st, 1942 (June 01 1942)EventWorld War II: the Warsaw paper Liberty Brigade publishes the first news of the concentration camps.
June 1st, 1941 (June 01 1941)EventWorld War II: Battle of Crete ends as Crete capitulates to Germany.
June 1st, 1941 (June 01 1941)EventThe Farhud, a pogrom in Iraqi Jews, takes place in Baghdad.
June 1st, 1940 (June 01 1940)EventThe Leninist Communist Youth League of the Karelo-Finnish SSR holds its first congress.
June 1st, 1939 (June 01 1939)EventMaiden flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Wurger (D-OPZE) fighter aeroplane
June 1st, 1935 (June 01 1935)EventThe first driving tests are introduced in the United Kingdom.
June 1st, 1925 (June 01 1925)EventLou Gehrig plays the first game in his streak of 2,130 consecutive games; it was the longest such streak until broken by Cal Ripken Jr. in 1995.
June 1st, 1922 (June 01 1922)EventRoyal Ulster Constabulary is founded.
June 1st, 1921 (June 01 1921)EventTulsa Race Riot: civil unrest in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
June 1st, 1920 (June 01 1920)EventAdolfo de la Huerta becomes president of Mexico.
June 1st, 1918 (June 01 1918)EventWorld War I Western Front: Battle for Belleau WoodAllied Forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord engage Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince.James Wood Quotes
June 1st, 1910 (June 01 1910)EventRobert Falcon Scott s South Pole expedition leaves England.Robert South Quotes
June 1st, 1890 (June 01 1890)EventThe United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith s tabulating machine to count census returns.
June 1st, 1886 (June 01 1886)EventThe railroads of the Southern United States convert 11,000 miles of track from a five foot rail gauge to standard gauge, beginning May 31.
June 1st, 1879 (June 01 1879)EventNapoleon Eugene, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed in the Anglo-Zulu War.Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
June 1st, 1869 (June 01 1869)EventThomas Edison receives a patent for his electric voting machine.
June 1st, 1868 (June 01 1868)EventTreaty of Bosque Redondo is signed allowing the Navajos to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
June 1st, 1862 (June 01 1862)EventAmerican Civil War, Peninsula Campaign: Battle of Seven Pines (or the Battle of Fair Oaks) ends inconclusively, with both sides claiming victory.
June 1st, 1857 (June 01 1857)EventCharles Baudelaire s Fleurs du mal is published.Charles Baudelaire Quotes
June 1st, 1855 (June 01 1855)EventAmerican adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua.
June 1st, 1831 (June 01 1831)EventJames Clark Ross discovers the North Magnetic Pole.
June 1st, 1815 (June 01 1815)EventNapoleon swears fidelity to the Constitution of France.
June 1st, 1813 (June 01 1813)EventJames Lawrence, the mortally-wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, cries out "Don t give up the ship!"
June 1st, 1812 (June 01 1812)EventWar of 1812: U.S. President James Madison asks the Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.James Madison Quotes
June 1st, 1796 (June 01 1796)EventTennessee is admitted as the 16th state of the United States.
June 1st, 1794 (June 01 1794)EventThe battle of the Glorious First of June is fought.
June 1st, 1792 (June 01 1792)EventKentucky is admitted as the 15th state of the United States.
June 1st, 1779 (June 01 1779)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold is court-martialed for malfeasance. Martial Quotes
June 1st, 1660 (June 01 1660)EventMary Dyer is hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
June 1st, 1533 (June 01 1533)EventAnne Boleyn is crowned Queen of England.Anne Boleyn Quotes
June 1st, 1495 (June 01 1495)EventFriar John Cor records the first known batch of scotch whisky.
June 1st, 1485 (June 01 1485)EventMatthias of Hungary takes Vienna from Frederick III
June 1st, 1283 (June 01 1283)EventTreaty of Rheinfelden: Duke Rudolph II of Austria waives his right to the Duchies of Austria and Styria.
June 1st, 1252 (June 01 1252)EventAlfonso X is elected King of Castile and Leon.
June 1st, 1215 (June 01 1215)EventBeijing, then under the control of the Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Beijing.Genghis Khan Quotes
June 1st, 1204 (June 01 1204)EventKing Philip Augustus of France conquers Rouen.
June 1st, 0987 (June 01 0987)EventHugh Capet is elected King of France.
June 1st, 0193 (June 01 0193)EventRoman Emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated. Julian Quotes

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