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1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

1925NY Yankee Lou Gehrig begins his 2,130 consecutive game streak

1917Canadian ace Billy Bishop undertakes a solo mission behind enemy lines, shooting down three aircrafts as they were about to take off and several more on the ground, for which he is awarded the Victoria Cross

1953Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, London

1886Grover Cleveland is 1st to wed during presidency (Frances Folsom)

1957US TV interviews Nikita Khrushchev

1862Robert E. Lee takes command of Confederate armies of North Virgin during US Civil War

1989"Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams premieres

1627English king Charles I establishes Guyana Company

1935Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player

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

1942Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a US Navy aviator

1896Guglielmo Marconi applies to patent the radio, accepted 2 July 1897

1979John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit a communist country (Poland)

1958Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record

1875Alexander Graham Bell makes first sound transmission

1959Allen Ginsberg writes his poem "Lysergic Acid", SF

198531st LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez

1994Indonesian censors ban Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List"

196232nd French Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (36 26 63 97 62)

1863Harriet Tubman leads Union guerrillas into Maryland, freeing slaves

1933FDR authorizes 1st swimming pool built inside the White House

June 2nd Historical Events
Date Event
455
King Gaiseric & the Vandals sack Rome - Rome looted for 14 days 
575
Benedict I begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
657
St Eugene I ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
1615
First Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France. 
1619
England & Netherlands sign treaty about business in the Indies 
1625
Prince Frederik Henry sworn in as viceroy of Holland/Zealand 
1627
English king Charles I establishes Guyana Company 
1633
Prince Frederik Henry conquerors fort Rhine at Cologne 
1676
Battle at Palermo: French beats Dutch/Spanish fleet 
1697
August, Elector of Saxony becomes Catholic 
1746
Russia & Austria sign agreements 
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. 
1774
Intolerable Acts: Amendment to original Quartering Act enacted, allowed governor in colonial America to house British soldiers in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters not provided. 
1780
Anti-Catholic demonstration attacks parliament in London 
1797
1st ascent of "Great Mountain" (4,622') in Adirondack NY (C Broadhead) 
1834
5th national black convention meets (NYC) 
1835
P T Barnum & his circus begin 1st tour of US 
1848
The Slavic congress in Prague begins. 
1851
1st US alcohol prohibition law enacted (Maine) 
1855
The Portland Rum Riot occurs in Portland, Maine. 
1857
James Gibbs, Va, patents chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine 
1858
Donati Comet 1st seen named after its discoverer 
1862
Robert E. Lee takes command of Confederate armies of North Virgin during US Civil War 
1862
Raid at Early's: Maryland towards Washington DC 
1863
Harriet Tubman leads Union guerrillas into Maryland, freeing slaves 
1864
Battle of Cold Harbour, Day 2 
1865
At Galveston, Kirby-Smith surrenders Trans-Mississippi Dept 
1866
Renegade Irish Fenians surrender to US forces 
1869
Cleveland's Forest City play their 1st game (vs Cin Red Stockings) 
1873
Construction begins on Clay St (SF) for world's 1st cable railroad 
1875
James Augustine Healey became 1st Black Catholic Bishop in US 
1875
Alexander Graham Bell makes first sound transmission 
1876
Hristo Botev, a Bulgarian poet and national revolutionary, is killed in Stara Planina 
1881
Haarlem-Zandvoort Railway opens 
1882
Pierre de Brazza festival welcomed in Paris 
1883
1st night baseball under lights, Fort Wayne Indiana 
1883
Chicago's "El" opens to traffic 
1886
Grover Cleveland is 1st to wed during presidency (Frances Folsom) 
1896
30th Belmont: Henry Griffin aboard Hastings wins in 2:24.5 
1896
Guglielmo Marconi applies to patent the radio, accepted 2 July 1897 
1899
Black Americans observed day of fasting in protest against lynchings 
1901
Benjamin Adams arrested for playing golf on Sunday (NY) 
1902
2nd statewide initiative & referendum law adopted, in Oregon 
1903
Netherlands Korfball League forms 
1903
Pirates win a triple header from Dodgers 
1904
Professor Schron finds microbe that causes photosynthesis 
1908
33rd Preakness: Eddie Dugan riding Royal Tourist wins in 1:46.4 
1909
43rd Belmont: Eddie Dugan riding Joe Madden wins in 2:21.6 
1909
Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time. 
1910
1st roundtrip flight over English Channel (C S Rolls, England) 
1910
Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea 
1913
1st strike settlement mediated by US Dept of Labor - railroad clerks 
1913
Demonstrations for general voting right in Netherlands 
1914
Glenn Curtiss flies his Langley Aerodrome 
1916
German troops under Lt Rackow take Fort Vaux 
1917
Canadian ace Billy Bishop undertakes a solo mission behind enemy lines, shooting down three aircrafts as they were about to take off and several more on the ground, for which he is awarded the Victoria Cross 
1919
Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sandburg (Cornhuskers) 
1920
Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill (Beyond the Horizon) 
1922
Suffy McInnis (1st base) ends an errorless string of 1,700 chances 
1924
Snyder Act: US citizenship granted to all American Indians 
1925
NY Yankee Lou Gehrig begins his 2,130 consecutive game streak 
1928
Velveeta Cheese created by Kraft 
1930
Sarah Dickson becomes 1st woman Presbyterian elder in US, Cincinnati 
1932
German Chancellor Franz von Papen forms his "Cabinet of the Barons" 
1933
FDR authorizes 1st swimming pool built inside the White House 
1933
WNJ-AM in Newark NJ goes off the air 
1935
Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player 
1936
Gen Anastasio Somoza takes over as dictator of Nicaragua 
1940
Heavy German bombing on Dunkirk beach 
1942
Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a US Navy aviator 
1943
99th Pursuit Squadron flies 1st combat mission (over Italy) 
1943
German assault on Sebastopol Krim, begins 
1944
Generals Eisenhower & Montgomery dine in Portsmouth 
1944
Judendurchgangslager Vught disbands 
1946
Italian plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy (National Day) 
1947
"Louisiana Lady" opens at Century Theater NYC for 4 performances 
1947
Hungarian premier Ferenc Nagy resigns 
1949
Transjordan renamed Jordan 
1950
St Louis Browns pitcher Harry Dorish swipes home vs Wash Senators 
1951
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones 
1952
650,000 metal workers go on strike in US 
1952
Maurice Olley of General Motors begins designing the Corvette 
1953
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, London 
1954
John Costello (Cons) becomes premier of Ireland 
1955
The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948. 
1956
Yugoslav president Tito visits Moscow 
1957
Fay Crocker wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament 
1957
US TV interviews Nikita Khrushchev 
1958
Alan Freed joins WABC (NYC) radio 
1958
Brooks Robinson hits into 1st of record 4 triple plays 
1958
Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record 
1959
Allen Ginsberg writes his poem "Lysergic Acid", SF 
1960
Broadway theaters close (labor dispute between owners & Actors Equity) 
1962
32nd French Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (36 26 63 97 62) 
1963
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open 
1964
"Follies Bergere" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances 
1964
Lal Bahadur Sjastri elected premier of India 
1964
Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour debuts in Lynn, Mass 
1965
2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (Ganges R India) 
1966
US Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; 1st lunar soft-landing 
1967
Race riots in Roxbury section of Boston 
1968
Canadians must get government permission to export silver 
1968
WBLG (now WTVQ) TV channel 62 in Lexington, KY (ABC) 1st broadcast 
1969
Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne slices US destroyer USS Frank E Evans in half, killing 74 (South Vietnam) 
1969
Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open 
1971
Ajax wins 16th Europe Cup 1 
1972
Two British Army soldiers die in a land mine attack by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) near Rosslea, County Fermanagh 
1973
"Nash at Nine" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 21 performances 
1974
Judy Rankin wins LPGA Baltimore Golf Classic 
1974
Mali adopts constitution 
1974
Malta's constitution goes into effect 
1975
First recorded snowfall in London in June 
1975
James A Healy, 1st black Roman Catholic bishop, consecrated (Maine) 
1975
VP Rockefeller finds no pattern of illegal activities at CIA 
1976
East Timor People's Assembly accepts annexation by Indonesia 
1977
NJ allows casino gambling in Atlantic City 
1979
John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit a communist country (Poland) 
1979
NASA launches space vehicle S-198 
1980
"Your Arm's Too Short to Box..." opens at Ambassador NYC for 149 perfs 
1981
Barbara Walters asks Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would be 
1982
"Blues in the Night" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 53 performances 
1983
1980 movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" released in Germany 
1983
Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinnati 
1984
"Welcome To Fun Zone" hosted by Dr Demento airs on NBC-TV 
1984
Actress Jill Ireland has a radical mastectomy 
1984
Flight readiness firing of Discovery's main engines 
1985
31st LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez 
1985
39th Tony Awards: Biloxi Blues & Big River win 
1985
Andreas Papandreou's PASOK-party wins election in Greece 
1985
RJ Reynolds Company proposed a merger with Nabisco 
1986
NYC transit system issues a new brass with steel bullseye token 
1986
Regular TV coverage of US Senate sessions begins 
1987
Mariners draft Ken Griffey Jr #1 
1988
61st National Spell Bee: Rageshree Ramachandran wins spelling elegiacal 
1988
Consumer Reports calls for a ban on the Suzuki Samurai automobile 
1989
"Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams premieres 
1989
14 year old Scott Isaacs spells spoliator to win 1989 Spelling Bee 
1989
Cincinnati Red Eric Davis hits for cycle 
1989
10,000 Chinese soldiers are blocked by 100,000 citizens protecting students demonstrating for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing 
1990
"Turtle Power" by Partners In Kryme hits #13 
1990
Seattle's Randy Johnson, no-hits Tigers, 2-0 
1991
45th Tony Awards: Lost in Yonkers & Will Rogers Follies win 
1991
4th Children's Miracle Network Telethon 
1991
Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rochester Golf International 
1991
Seppo Raty of Finland improves his world javelin record to 318' 1" 
1991
Three Andrettis finished 1-2-3 in the Miller 200 at Wisconsin 
1992
Former NFL NY Giant Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery 
1992
Wilson Phillips release their 2nd album "Shadows & Light" 
1994
67th National Spelling Bee: Ned Andrews wins spelling antediluvian 
1994
Chinook helicopter crashes in North Scotland (29 killed) 
1994
Indonesian censors ban Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List" 
1994
Sharon Stone files $12m lawsuit against her jeweler 
1995
John Valentin hits 3 HRs 
1996
50th Tony Awards: Master Class & Rent win 
1996
51st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam 
1996
9th Children's Miracle Network Telethon 
1997
Albert Belle's Chicago White Sox tying 27-game hitting streak ends 
1997
Liberals beat Conservatives in France 
1997
Timothy McVeigh found guilty of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, killing 168 
1998
The CIH computer virus is discovered in Taiwan. 
1999
The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time. 
2002
56th Tony Awards: Thoroughly Modern Millie & The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? win 
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. 
2004
Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!. 
2009
Switzerland officially enters the global recession 
2017
China's media calls Trump's withdrawal from Paris accord 'global setback' 
2017
Putin: 'Patriotically inclined' Russian hackers could be behind election interference 
2017
UN says US withdrawal from Paris deal 'major disappointment' 
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