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    • June 2, 0455 Gaiseric & the Vandals sack Rome

    • June 2, 0455 "The Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks."

    • June 2, 0575 Benedict I becomes Pope.

    • June 2, 0575 Benedict I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    • June 2, 0657 St Eugene I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    • June 2, 0657 St. Eugene I becomes Pope.

    • June 2, 1098 First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ends as Crusader forces take the city. The second siege would later start on June 7.

    • June 2, 1491 Birthday - Henry VIII King of England (1509-47)

    • June 2, 1615 "First Rcollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France."

    • June 2, 1692 "Bridget Bishop is the first person to go to trial in the Salem witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, is found guilty, and would go on to be hanged on June 10."

    • June 2, 1740 "Birthday - Marquis de Sade 1st known sadist, writer (Justine)"

    • June 2, 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."

    • June 2, 1774 "Intolerable Acts: The Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to let British soldiers into their homes, is reenacted."

    • June 2, 1778 "UK hist Jun 2-8: The Gordon Riots ? Parliament passes a Roman Catholic relief measure ? for days, London is at the mercy of a mob and destruction is widespread"

    • June 2, 1780 The Derby horse race is held for the first time.

    • June 2, 1793 "Jean-Paul Marat recites the names of 29 people to the French National Convention. Almost all of these are guillotined, followed by 17,000 more over the course of the next year during the Reign of Terror."

    • June 2, 1797 "First ascent of ""Great Mountain"" (4,622') in Adirondack NY (C Broadhead)"

    • June 2, 1800 "First smallpox vaccination in North America, at Trinity, Newfoundland."

    • June 2, 1821 "Birthday - Ion Bratianu (Lib), premier of Romania (1876-88)"

    • June 2, 1834 5th national black convention meet (NYC)

    • June 2, 1835 Birthday - St Pius X 257th Roman Catholic pope (1903-14)

    • June 2, 1835 P. T. Barnum and his circus begins their first tour of the United States.

    • June 2, 1840 "Birthday - Thomas Hardy England, poet/novelist (Mayor of Casterbridge)"

    • June 2, 1848 Slavic congress in Prague begins.

    • June 2, 1851 Maine becomes the first state in the Union to enact a law prohibiting alcohol

    • June 2, 1855 "The Portland Rum Riot occurs in Portland, Maine."

    • June 2, 1857 "Birthday - Edward Elgar Broadheath, England, composer (Pomp & Circumstance)"

    • June 2, 1857 "Birthday - Karl Gjellerup Denmark, poet/novelist (Nobel 1917)"

    • June 2, 1857 "James Gibbs, Va., patents chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine"

    • June 2, 1858 Donati Comet first seen named after it's discoverer

    • June 2, 1862 Gen Robert E Lee takes command of the Confederate armies of E VA & NC

    • June 2, 1863 "Birthday - Felix Weingartner Germany, conductor (Zara, Dalmatia)"

    • June 2, 1865 "At Galveston, Kirby-Smith surrenders the Trans-Mississippi Dept"

    • June 2, 1873 Ground broken on Clay St (SF) for world's first cable railroad

    • June 2, 1882 "Death - Guiseppi Garibaldi Italian rebel leader, dies at 74"

    • June 2, 1886 Grover Cleveland is first to wed during presidency (Frances Folsom)

    • June 2, 1890 Birthday - Hedda Hopper gossip columnist (From Under My Hat)

    • June 2, 1894 "Birthday - Erich Rmer Germany, ice hockey player (Olympic-bronze-1932)"

    • June 2, 1896 UK hist Guglielmo Marconi receives a British patent (later disputed) for the radio

    • June 2, 1897 "Mark Twain, responding to rumors that he was dead at age 61, is quoted by the New York Journal as saying: ""The report of my death was an exaggeration."""

    • June 2, 1899 Black Americans observed day of fasting to protest lynchings

    • June 2, 1901 Birthday - Michael Todd producer (Around the World in 80 Days)

    • June 2, 1902 "2nd statewide initiative & referendum law adopted, in Oregon"

    • June 2, 1904 "Birthday - John Weissmuller actor (Tarzan)/100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1924, 28)"

    • June 2, 1910 Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea

    • June 2, 1910 "The first roundtrip flight over the English Channel (C.S. Rolls, England)"

    • June 2, 1913 Birthday - Barbara Pym romantic author (Very Private Eye)

    • June 2, 1913 "Birthday - Bert Farber Bkln NY, orch leader (Arthur Gudfrey, Vic Damone)"

    • June 2, 1913 The first strike settlement mediated by US Dep't of Labor-RR clerks

    • June 2, 1917 "Birthday - Max Showalter Caldwell Ks, actor/composer (Stockard Channing Show)"

    • June 2, 1917 Capt. William Avery Bishop Cdn. (Royal Flying Corps.) wins the Victoria Cross for service over France

    • June 2, 1924 The U.S. Congress grants citizenship to all American Indians.

    • June 2, 1924 "U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States."

    • June 2, 1926 "Birthday - Milo O'Shea actor (Barbarella, Romeo & Juliet)"

    • June 2, 1927 Birthday - Phillip Burton historian (Vanishing Eagles)

    • June 2, 1930 "Birthday - Charles Pete Conrad Jr Phila, USN/astro (Gem 5 11, Ap 12, Skylab 2)"

    • June 2, 1930 "Sarah Dickson becomes first woman Presbyterian elder in US, Cincinnati"

    • June 2, 1932 "Birthday - Sammy Turner Patterson, NJ, singer (Lavender Blue Moods)"

    • June 2, 1933 "Birthday - Bob Rozario Shanghai China, orch leader (Tony Orlando, Marie)"

    • June 2, 1933 WNJ-AM in Newark NJ goes off the air

    • June 2, 1936 "Birthday - Sally Kellerman Long Beach Cal, actress (M*A*S*H, Back to School)"

    • June 2, 1936 "Birthday - Vladimir Golubnichy USSR, 20K walker (Olympic-gold-1960, 68)"

    • June 2, 1936 Gen Anastasio Somoza takes over as dictator of Nicaragua

    • June 2, 1940 Birthday - Constantine II deposed king of Greece (-1967)

    • June 2, 1941 "Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis claims baseball's ""Iron Horse,"" Lou Gehrig, in New York. The malady is now often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease."

    • June 2, 1941 Birthday - Charlie Watts drummer (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)

    • June 2, 1941 "Birthday - Stacy Keach Savannah Ga, actor (Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer)"

    • June 2, 1941 "Birthday - William Guest Atlanta Ga, singer (Gladys Knight Show)"

    • June 2, 1941 "Death - Lou Gehrig Yankee great, dies at 37 of ALS in Riverdale NY"

    • June 2, 1943 99th Pursuit Squadron flies first combat mission (over Italy)

    • June 2, 1943 "Birthday - Charles Haid SF Ca, actor (Andy Renko-Hill St Blues, Altered States)"

    • June 2, 1943 "Death - Leslie Howard actor killed, when Nazis shot down his plane"

    • June 2, 1944 Birthday - Garo Yepremian NFL place kicker (Miami Dolphins)

    • June 2, 1944 "Birthday - Marvin Hamlisch US, composer/pianist (The Sting, Chorus Line)"

    • June 2, 1944 "Birthday - Poul Jensen Denmark, yachting (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)"

    • June 2, 1946 Birth of the Italian Republic: In a referendum Italians decide to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic. After this referendum the king of Italy Umberto II di Savoia is exiled.

    • June 2, 1946 Italian plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy (National Day)

    • June 2, 1948 "Birthday - Albert Innaurato Phila, playwright/director (Age in Soho)"

    • June 2, 1948 "Birthday - Jerry Mathers Sioux City Iowa, actor (Beaver-Leave It To Beaver)"

    • June 2, 1949 Transjordan renamed Jordan

    • June 2, 1950 "Birthday - Joanna Gleason Toronto Canada, actress (Morgan-Hello Larry)"

    • June 2, 1953 "Birthday - Craig Stadler San Diego Calif, PGA golfer (Masters 1982)"

    • June 2, 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey

    • June 2, 1955 Birthday - Dana Carvey comedian (Sat Night Live-Church Lady/George Bush)

    • June 2, 1955 "Birthday - Garry Grimes SF, actor (Summer of '42, Class of '44)"

    • June 2, 1955 "USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948."

    • June 2, 1960 Birthday - Tony Hadley rocker (Spandau Ballet-True)

    • June 2, 1961 "Death - George S Kaufman playwright/dir/pulitzer prize winner, dies at 72"

    • June 2, 1964 "Rolling Stones first US concert tour debuts in Lynn, Mass"

    • June 2, 1965 "2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (Ganges R India)"

    • June 2, 1966 Number one hit on UK music charts - Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night

    • June 2, 1966 "Surveyor program: Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first US spacecraft to soft land on another world."

    • June 2, 1966 US Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; first lunar soft-landing

    • June 2, 1967 "Death - Zamah Cunningham actress (Menosha the Magnificent), dies at 74"

    • June 2, 1967 "Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran turn into riots, during which Benno Ohnesorg is killed by a police officer. His death results in the founding of the terrorist group Movement 2 June."

    • June 2, 1967 Race riots in Roxbury section of Boston

    • June 2, 1969 "Australian aircraft carrier ""Melbourne"" slices US destroyer ""Frank E Evans"" in half, killing 74. (South Vietnam)"

    • June 2, 1972 Dion & the Belmonts reunion concert at Madison Square Garden

    • June 2, 1975 "French sex workers occupied a Lyon church in protest against excessive fines and taxes, as well as a lack of police action against violence, thereby sparking the birth of the modern sex worker rights movement."

    • June 2, 1975 "James A Healy, first black Roman Catholic bishop, consecrated (Maine)"

    • June 2, 1976 "Birthday - Adrian Carlos Olivares Mexico City, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)"

    • June 2, 1976 "Death - Alan Dewitt actor (Mr Tyler-It's About Time), dies at 52"

    • June 2, 1977 "Death - Forrest Lewis actor (Great Gildersleeve, Ichabod & Me), dies at 77"

    • June 2, 1977 NJ allows casino gambling in Atlantic City

    • June 2, 1979 "Death - Jim Hutton actor (Ellery Queen), dies at 45"

    • June 2, 1979 John Paul II becomes first pope to visit a communist country (Poland)

    • June 2, 1979 "Pope John Paul II visits his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country."

    • June 2, 1981 Barbara Walters asks Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would be

    • June 2, 1983 "Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinatti"

    • June 2, 1984 Actress Jill Ireland has a radical masectomy

    • June 2, 1984 B A Skiff discovers asteroid #3617

    • June 2, 1984 Number one hit on UK music charts - Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

    • June 2, 1986 NYC transit system issues a new brass with steel bullseye token

    • June 2, 1986 Regular TV coverage of US Senate sessions begins

    • June 2, 1987 "Death - Andrs Segovia Spanish guitarist, dies at 94"

    • June 2, 1987 "Death - Sammy Kaye orch leader (Sammy Kaye Show), dies at 77"

    • June 2, 1988 "Death - Horace A Hildreth (Gov-Maine, 1945-49), dies at 85"

    • June 2, 1989 "10,000 Chinese soldiers are blocked by 100,000 citizens protecting students demonstrating for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing"

    • June 2, 1989 14 year old Scott Isaacs spells spoliator to win 1989 Spelling Bee

    • June 2, 1989 Rolling Stones Bill Wyman marries Mandy Smith

    • June 2, 1990 "Death - Frederick Mellinger founder of Fredericks of Hollywood, dies at 76"

    • June 2, 1990 "Death - Rex Harrison actor (My Fair Lady), dies at 82 of cancer"

    • June 2, 1990 "Death - Robert Noyce co-inventor (semi-conductor)/founded Intel, dies"

    • June 2, 1990 "Lower Ohio Valley tornado outbreak spawns 88 confirmed tornados in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, killing 9. Petersburg, Indiana was the hardest-hit town in the outbreak, with 6 deaths."

    • June 2, 1990 "Rex Harrison actor (My Fair Lady), dies at 82 of cancer"

    • June 2, 1990 "Robert Noyce co-inventor (semi-conductor)/founded Intel, dies"

    • June 2, 1992 Denmark rejects the Maastricht Treaty by a thin margin in a national referendum.

    • June 2, 1997 "In Denver, Colorado, Timothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma."

    • June 2, 1998 The CIH computer virus is discovered in Taiwan.

    • June 2, 1999 The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time.

    • June 2, 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."

    • June 2, 2004 Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!.

    • June 2, 2010 "The death toll from Tropical Storm Agatha continued to grow Tuesday, with 152 reported killed in Guatemala, 16 in Honduras and nine in El Salvador."







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