On This Day

What Happened on June 2

Important Events

  • 455 King Gaiseric and the Vandals sack Rome - Rome looted for 14 days
  • 1862 Robert E. Lee takes command of Confederate armies of North Virginia during the American Civil War
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June 2 in Film & TV

  • 2002 Crime drama "The Wire" created by David Simon and starring Idris Elba and Dominic West debuts on HBO

June 2 in Music

  • 1962 Ray Charles' cover "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" from his influential crossover album "Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music" hits #1 on Billboard

June 2 in Sport

Did You Know?

James Gibbs of Virginia, patents the chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine

On June 2, 1857


Would You Believe?

Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort

On June 2, 1763

Famous Weddings

  • 1129 Fulco V's son Godfried marries King Henry I's daughter Mathildis
  • 1886 U.S. President Grover Cleveland (49) weds Frances Folsom (21), 1st presidential marriage to be held at the White House
  • 1919 Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (40) weds his cousin Elsa Lowenthal (43)
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