On This Day for 1st June

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

Did You Know?

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

On June 1st, 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