On This Day in History for June 2 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 129 of 129

  • 1988 Consumer Reports calls for a ban on the Suzuki Samurai automobile
  • 1989 14 year old Scott Isaacs spells spoliator to win 1989 Spelling Bee
  • 1989 10,000 Chinese soldiers are blocked by 100,000 citizens protecting students demonstrating for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing
  • 1990 "Turtle Power" by Partners In Kryme hits #13
  • 1990 Seattle's Randy Johnson, no-hits Tigers, 2-0
  • 1991 45th Tony Awards: Lost in Yonkers & Will Rogers Follies win
  • 1991 4th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • 1991 Three Andrettis finished 1-2-3 in the Miller 200 at Wisconsin
  • 1992 Wilson Phillips release their 2nd album "Shadows & Light"
  • 1994 67th National Spelling Bee: Ned Andrews wins spelling antediluvian
  • 1994 Chinook helicopter crashes in North Scotland (29 killed)
  • 1994 Sharon Stone files $12m lawsuit against her jeweler
  • 1995 John Valentin hits 3 HRs
  • 1996 50th Tony Awards: Master Class & Rent win
  • 1996 9th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • 1997 Liberals beat Conservatives in France
  • 1997 Timothy McVeigh found guilty of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, killing 168
  • 1998 The CIH computer virus is discovered in Taiwan.
  • 2002 56th Tony Awards: Thoroughly Modern Millie & The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? win
  • 2003 Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.

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2004 Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!.

74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings
74 Time Jeopardy Champion
Ken Jennings
  • 2009 Switzerland officially enters the global recession
  • 2014 The unity government is sworn into power in Palestine; it agrees to the following: recognition of Israel, compliance to diplomatic agreements, renunciation of violence
  • 2014 Former Liberation Front guerilla fighter Salvador Sánchez Cerén, 69, is sworn in as president in El Salvador
  • 2015 US Congress passes new legislation to reform National Security Agency procedures, restricting gathering of phone records.
  • 2015 FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces his resignation, 5 days after his re-election, amid FIFA's involvement in a bribery scandal
  • 2015 100 volunters in Bhutan set a world record for tree planting - 49,672 in 1 hour
  • 2017 "Wonder Woman" directed by Patty Jenkins released, earns over $100 million in North American in its opening weekend - domestic record for a female director
  • 2017 US President Trump announces the US is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement

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Weddings in History


Deaths in History