On This Day

On This Day in History for June 1 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 192 of 192

  • 1945 WLB-AM in Minneapolis Minn changes call letters to KUOM
  • 1947 OPA, which issued WW II rationing coupons, disbands
  • 1947 The development of photosensitive glass, which had occurred ten years previously, is announced publicly
  • 1948 Israel & Arabs agree to a cease fire
  • 1949 British government grants Cyrenaica (East-Libya) independence
  • 1951 1st self-contained titanium plant opens (Henderson Nevada)
  • 1951 International Cheese treaty signed

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1952 Catholic church puts Andre Gides "Labor" on the index

Writer André Gide
André Gide
  • 1955 Habib Bourguiba ends exile from Tunisia
  • 1957 Don Bowden becomes first American to run a sub-4 minute mile (3:58.7) at the Pacific Association AAU Meet in Stockton, California
  • 1958 Belgian christian-democrats win parliamentary election

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1958 Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1959 Constitution of Tunisia promulgated (National Day)
  • 1961 FM multiplex stereo broadcasting 1st heard
  • 1962 Oscar 2 (ham radio satellite) launched into Earth orbit
  • 1962 USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 40,420 m

Execution'The Banality of Evil'

1962 SS officer Adolf Eichmann is executed in Israel after being found guilty of war crimes

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Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
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1964 Kenya becomes a republic with Jomo Kenyatta as its 1st President

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Founding Father of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta
  • 1965 A Penzias & R Wilson detect 3°K primordial background radiation
  • 1965 Coal mine explosion in Fukuoka Japan kills 236
  • 1966 2,400 people attend White House Conference on Civil Rights
  • 1966 Joaquin Balaguer elected president of Dominican Republic
  • 1966 Shortwave station Radio NY Worldwide changes calls from WRUL to WNYW
  • 1967 Mayor-council form of government instituted for Washington, D.C.
  • 1970 Soyuz 9 launched into Earth orbit for 18 days
  • 1972 Tswanaland becomes Bophuthatswana in South Africa

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1972 West German police arrest Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader

Red Army Faction Leader Andreas Baader
Red Army Faction Leader
Andreas Baader
  • 1972 Iraq nationalizes Iraq Petroleum Company's (IPC) concession owned by British Petroleum, Royal Dutch-Shell, Compagnie Francaise des Petroles, Mobil and Standard Oil of New Jersey
  • 1973 Greek President Papadopoulos asks for "parliamentary presidential republic"
  • 1973 Eight OPEC countries raise price of petroleum by 11.9 percent
  • 1974 Bundy victim Brenda Ball disappears from Burien, Washington
  • 1974 Chemical plant explodes in Flixborough Lincolnshire killing 28 in UK
  • 1974 The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine
  • 1974 Arab oil ministers decide to end most restrictions on exports of oil to the United States but continue embargo against the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, and Rhodesia
  • 1975 Cars in Netherlands must have seatbelts
  • 1976 Great Britain and Iceland end the "cod war"

  • 1977 British Virgin Islands adopts constitution
  • 1977 Russia charges Jewish rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason

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1978 High Council destroys judgment against war criminal Pieter Menten

War Criminal Pieter Menten
War Criminal
Pieter Menten
  • 1978 The first international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty are filed
  • 1979 Rhodesian bishop Able Muzorewa becomes premier
  • 1979 Ted Coombs begins 5,193 mile roller skate from Los Angeles to New York City
  • 1979 Vizianagaram district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • 1979 The first black-led government of Rhodesia in 90 years takes power.
  • 1979 Los Angeles passes its first homosexual rights bill
  • 1980 ANC sets fire to Sasol oil installations in South Africa
  • 1984 KWK-AM in St Louis MO changes call letters to KGLD
  • 1984 Netherlands' Lubbers government gives 48 sites for cruise missiles
  • 1986 40th Tony Awards: I'm Not Rappaport & Mystery of Edwin Drood win

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1986 Danielle Steel’s romance novel “Wanderlust” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel
  • 1988 "Morton Downey Jr Show" debuts in TV syndication
  • 1988 Train crash kills two in Zeeland, Netherlands
  • 1989 62nd National Spelling Bee: Scott Isaacs wins spelling spoliator
  • 1990 Dow Jones Avg hits a record high of 2,900.97
  • 1992 E Lamps (20 year lightbulb) introduced
  • 1992 Snowfall in Colorado

  • 1993 Brooklyn NY begins recycling
  • 1993 Guatemala president Jorge Serrano overthrown by army
  • 1993 Melchior Ndadaye elected President of Burundi

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1994 US General Norman Schwarzkopf released from hospital after prostate surgery

US General Norman Schwarzkopf
US General
Norman Schwarzkopf
  • 1995 68th National Spell Bee: Justin Tyler Carroll wins spelling xanthosis
  • 1996 Sony does not renew lease on megatron in Times Square
  • 1996 H. D. Deve Gowda becomes Prime Minister of India
  • 1997 10th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $5,400,186
  • 1997 51st Tony Awards: Titanic & Last Night of Ballyhoo win
  • 1997 After a huge 7-month buildup, Donovan Bailey of Canada beats American superstar Michael Johnson in 150m race in Toronto; disappointingly, Johnson pulls up at 110m mark with quadriceps injury
  • 1997 Hugo Banzer wins the Presidential elections in Bolivia.
  • 1998 European Central Bank is founded in Brussels to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy
  • 1998 Australian Susie Maroney becomes first person to swim from Mexico to Cuba across shark and jellyfish-infested waters of the Yucatan Straits; swims 123-miles in 38 hours 33 minutes in a cage
  • 2000 The Patent Law Treaty (PLT) is signed.
  • 2001 Nepalese Royal Massacre: Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal slaughters his parents, two siblings, and five other family members during dinner at the Narayanhiti Palace, in Katmandu
  • 2001 Dolphinarium massacre: A Hamas suicide bomber kills 21 at a disco in Tel Aviv
  • 2003 The People's Republic of China begins filling the reservoir behind the Three Gorges Dam
  • 2005 The Dutch referendum on the European Constitution results in its rejection
  • 2005 The longest oil/natural gas explosion in the Houston, Texas area occurs in Crosby, Texas. The drill was owned by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Company.

MurderMurder of Interest

2007 Jack Kevorkian is released from prison after serving eight years of his 10-25 year prison term for the 1998 second-degree murder of Thomas Youk

Pathologist and Right-To-Die Activist Jack Kevorkian
Pathologist and Right-To-Die Activist
Jack Kevorkian

  • 2009 Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew were killed.
  • 2009 General Motors files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.
  • 2013 Bayern Munich defeat VfB Stuttgart 3-2 to win the DFB-Pokal and become the first German treble-winning team
  • 2015 Cruise ship carrying 458 people capsizes on Yangtze River, less than 50 survive
  • 2016 Switzerland’s Gotthard Base Tunnel is completed - world’s longest at 57km and most expensive tunnel costing €11bn

Book releaseHistoric Publication

2017 “Beren and Lúthien,” compiled and edited by Christopher Tolkien from his father J.R.R. Tolkien's archives is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien

AgreementAgreement of Interest

2017 US President Donald Trump announces the US is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018 Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy forced out of office by a no-confidence vote in parliament, filed by Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez

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2018 Law professor Giuseppe Conte is sworn in as Italian Prime Minister as head of a populist coalition

Prime Minister of Italy Giuseppe Conte
Prime Minister of Italy
Giuseppe Conte
  • 2018 Rouzan al-Najjar, a 22 year-old Palestinian medic is shot and killed by Israeli forces on the Gaza border, causing widespread condmnation
  • 2018 US unemployment rate falls to 3.8%, lowest since 2000
  • 2020 US President Trump threatens to employ the military to quell protests across the country sparked by the death of George Floyd then walks with staff to St. John’s Church
  • 2021 Prehistoric carvings, between 4,000 and 5,000 years old depicting deer, found in Scotland for the first time at Kilmartin Glen, Argyll

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2021 US President Joe Biden's administration suspends oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, reversing Donald Trump's decision

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2021 Malaysia begins a full two-week lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge with record 9,020 news cases recorded May 29
  • 2021 US President Joe Biden visits Tulsa, Oklahoma, marking 100 year anniversary of racial massacre in the Greenwood neighborhood

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