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Notable Historical Events for June 1st

1843Sojourner Truth leaves NY to begin her career as antislavery activist

1215Beijing, 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.

1836Charles Darwin returns to Capetown

1925Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp (1st of record 2130 consec games)

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

1980Beth Daniel wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championshipship

1930Bradman scores cricket 191 Australia v Hampshire, 240 mins, 26 fours

1982Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year

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

1985Weird Al Yankovic released his Dare To Be Stupid LP

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Notable Birthdays on June 1st

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

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

1974Alanis Nadine Morisette, vocalist (Jagged Little Pill)

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 1st

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

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

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

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

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

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

1949Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz wed for the second time

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on June 1st

2005George Mikan, American basketball player, dies at 80

1952John Dewey, US philosopher (Common Faith), dies at 92

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

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

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

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

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