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 Peking [Beijing], then a city of over one million, under control of Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured and looted for a month by the Mongols under Genghis Khan
  • 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 with Jomo Kenyatta as its 1st President
  • 1998 European Central Bank is founded in Brussels to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy
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Jun 1 in Film & TV

  • 1980 1st transmission of CNN, the Cable News Network

Jun 1 in Music

  • 1968 Simon & Garfunkel's single "Mrs Robinson" from "The Graduate" hits #1 (first rock song to win Grammy for Record of the Year)

Jun 1 in Sport

  • 1881 Ridden by outstanding English jockey Fred Archer, Iroquois wins the Epsom Derby to become first American-owned and bred horse to take out a European classic race

Did You Know?

The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine

On June 1, 1974

Would You Believe?

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

On June 1, 1495

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