On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 2018

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Law professor Giuseppe Conte is sworn in as Italian Prime Minister as head of a populist coalition
  • Rouzan al-Najjar, a 22 year-old Palestinian medic is shot and killed by Israeli forces on the Gaza border, causing widespread condmnation
  • Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy forced out of office by a no-confidence vote in parliament, filed by Socialist leader Pedro S├ínchez
  • US unemployment rate falls to 3.8%, lowest since 2000

Famous Deaths

  • Eddy Clearwater [Edward Harrington], American blues musician (West Side Strut), dies of heart failure at 83
  • Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author, first female president of Smith College, dies at 83