What Happened on June 1

Historical Events

  • 4000 BC Approximate domestication of the horse in the Eurasian steppes near Dereivka, central Ukraine (hypothesis only)
  • 1215 Beijing, under control of Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Beijing
  • 1676 Battle of Öland: allied Danish-Dutch forces defeat the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea, during the Scanian War (1675–79)
  • 1964 Kenya becomes a republic and Jomo Kenyatta its President
  • 1967 Beatles release Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in the US & goes gold
  • 1980 1st transmission of CNN, Cable News Network
  • 1998 European Central Bank is founded in Brussels to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy
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Did You Know?

First written record of Scotch Whisky appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Friar John Cor is the distiller

On June 1, 1495

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 1989 Robin Givens & Mike Tyson granted final divorce in NJ
  • 1991 Roseanne Arnold & Tom Arnold wed again, they divorced later
  • 1994 Guns n Roses drummer Matthew Sorum files to divorce Kai
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