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On this day in 1918  |  Canadian ace Billy Bishop downs 6 aircrafts over a three-day span, including German ace Paul Bilik, reclaiming his top scoring title from James McCudden

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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.

1533Anne Boleyn crowned queen of England

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

1815Napoleon Bonaparte swears fidelity to the Constitution of France.

1836Charles Darwin returns to Capetown

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

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

1918Canadian ace Billy Bishop downs 6 aircrafts over a three-day span, including German ace Paul Bilik, reclaiming his top scoring title from James McCudden

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

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

1952Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cross Country Weathervane Golf Tournament

1958Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France

1963Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

1964Kenya becomes a republic and Jomo Kenyatta its President

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

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

1973Paul McCartney & Wings release "Live & Let Die"

197521st LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

1975California Angel Nolan Ryan 4th no-hitter beats Balt Orioles, 1-0

1980Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in Calif

1980Beth Daniel wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championshipship

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

1985"Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" by David Lee Roth hits #12

1985Weird Al Yankovic released his Dare To Be Stupid LP

198632nd LPGA Championship won by Pat Bradley

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

On This Day In History
Date Event
Jun 1, 4000 BC
Approximate domestication of the horse in the Eurasian steppes near Dereivka, central Ukraine (hypothesis only) 
Jun 1, 193
Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated. 
Jun 1, 794
Charles the Great opens general synod in Frankfurt 
Jun 1, 1204
King Philip Augustus of France conquers Rouen. 
Jun 1, 1215
Beijing, 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. 
Jun 1, 1283
Albrecht I van Habsburg becomes ruler of Austrian/Bull market 
Jun 1, 1283
Treaty of Rheinfelden: Duke Rudolph II of Austria waives his right to the Duchies of Austria and Styria. 
Jun 1, 1459
Pope Pius II opens congress of Mantua 
Jun 1, 1485
Matthias of Hungary takes Vienna from Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III 
Jun 1, 1495
First written record of Scotch Whisky appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Friar John Cor is the distiller 
Jun 1, 1526
Parliament of Spiers: Lutheran monarchy freed of their belief 
Jun 1, 1533
Anne Boleyn crowned queen of England 
Jun 1, 1562
Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I & Sultan Suleiman signs treaty 
Jun 1, 1568
Duke of Alva oversees beheading of 18 nobles in Brussels as part of Council of Troubles/Council of Blood 
Jun 1, 1608
Valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-government 
Jun 1, 1638
1st earthquake recorded in US, at Plymouth, Mass 
Jun 1, 1641
France & Portugal sign anti-Spanish covenant 
Jun 1, 1649
Russian Tsar Alexis throws English merchants out of Moscow 
Jun 1, 1657
1st Quakers arrives in New Amsterdam (NY) 
Jun 1, 1660
Mary Dyer is hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
Jun 1, 1670
English King Charles II & French King Louis XIV sign secret anti-Dutch treaty 
Jun 1, 1676
Battle of Öland - a naval battle between allied Danish-Dutch and Swedish fleets in the Baltic Sea, part of the Scanian War (1675—79) for supremacy over the southern Baltic. Allied victory, two Swedish commanders killed. 
Jun 1, 1679
The Scottish Covenanters defeat John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog. 
Jun 1, 1746
French troops conquer Antwerp 
Jun 1, 1774
Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed 
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