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Notable Historical Events for June 1st

1973George Harrison's "Living in the Material World" goes gold

1980Beth Daniel wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championshipship

1964Kenya becomes a republic and Jomo Kenyatta its President

1533Anne Boleyn crowned queen of England

1815Napoleon Bonaparte swears fidelity to the Constitution of France.

1670English King Charles II & French King Louis XIV sign secret anti-Dutch treaty

1862General Robert E. Lee assumes command after Joe Johnston is injured at Seven Pines

1996Woody Harrelson is arrested in Lee County, Kentucky, after he symbolically planted four hemp seeds to challenge the state law which did not distinguish between industrial hemp and marijuana

1966George Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London

1836Charles Darwin returns to Capetown

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Notable Birthdays on June 1st

1801Brigham Young, Whitingham Vermont, American religious leader (Mormon church)

1974Alanis Nadine Morisette, vocalist (Jagged Little Pill)

1973Heidi Klum, Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, German supermodel

1926Marilyn Monroe, [Norma Jean Mortenson], LA, actress (Some Like It Hot)

1961Paul Coffey, Weston Ontario, NHL forward (Oilers, Penguins, Red Wings)

1937Morgan Freeman, Memphis Tennessee, Academy award winning actor (Driving Mrs Daisy, Glory)

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Notable Weddings on June 1st

1997Grammy Award-winning singer Kenny Rogers (59) weds Wanda Miller (31) at his ranch in Athens, Georgia

2013Singer Diana DeGarmo (26) weds singer Ace Young (33) at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel in Los Angeles

1985Country singer Merle Haggard (48) weds fourth wife Debbie Parret

1941Actress Gene Tierney (20) weds fashion designer Oleg Cassini (28)

1972Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (30) weds second wife Carole Hoff

1889Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (21) weds socialite Catherine Tobin

1949Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz wed for the second time

1896Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (41) marries Charlotte Frances Payne-Townshend (41)in Covent Garden, London.

1963Actor Rod Taylor (33) weds model Mary Hilem (25) at Westwood Community Methodist Church in Hollywood

1933Charlie Chaplin (44) weds Paulette Goddard (22)

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Notable Deaths on June 1st

1965Curly Lambeau, first coach of the Green Bay Packers, dies of a heart attack at 67

1872James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), dies at 76

1968Helen Keller, blind & deaf/author (Let us Have Faith), dies at 87

1971Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologist (Nature & Destiny of Man), dies at 78

2005George Mikan, American basketball player, dies at 80

1868James Buchanan, 15th US president (1857-61), dies at 77

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