What Happened on June 2, 2015

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 100 volunters in Bhutan set a world record for tree planting - 49,672 in 1 hour
  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces his resignation, 5 days after his re-election, amid FIFA's involement in a bribery scandel
  • US Congress passes new legislation to reform National Security Agency procedures, restricting gathering of phone records.

Famous Deaths

  • Irwin Rose, American biologist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 2004), dies at 88
  • Paul Karolyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 80