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

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 204

  • 1941 Germany occupies Crete after Allied evacuation
  • 1941 NY Giant Mel Ott hits his 400th HR & his 1,500th RBI
  • 1943 Germany shoots down a civilian flight from Lisbon to London, all die
  • 1943 Pirates Rip Sewell 1st throws his dew-drop (eephus) ball in a game
  • 1944 Generals Montgomery/Patton/Bradley/Dempsey/Crerar meet in Portsmouth
  • 1944 Nazi occupiers make it punishable to give aid to allied pilots
  • 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
  • 1954 Emile Zatopek runs record 6 mile: (27:59.2)/10,000m (28:54.2)
  • 1955 Habib Bourguiba ends exile from Tunisia
  • 1957 Don Bowden becomes 1st American to run a 4 minute mile (3:58.7)
  • 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 2-time champ Monterrey Mexico barred from 1959 Little League competition for using players outside predetermined geographical area
  • 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


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

SS officer Adolf Eichmann
SS officer
Adolf Eichmann
  • 1963 "El Watusi" by Ray Barreto hits #17

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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.
  • 1968 Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs Robinson" hits #1
  • 1969 Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio & TV
  • 1970 "Everything Is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens hits #1
  • 1970 Com Bowie Kuhn reprimands Astro Jim Bouton for writing "Ball Four"
  • 1970 Soyuz 9 launched into Earth orbit for 18 days
  • 1972 Tswanaland becomes Bophuthatswana in South Africa
  • 1972 West German police arrest 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 "My Girl Bill" by Jim Stafford hits #12
  • 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
  • 1978 High Council destroys judgment against 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 began a 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
  • 1980 Steve Garvey, hits the 7,000th Dodger home run
  • 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

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

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel
  • 1987 Phil Niekro 314th combines with Joe to have most wins by bros (530)
  • 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 Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
  • 1990 Dow Jones Avg hits a record high of 2,900.97
  • 1992 America West Arena opens in Phoenix
  • 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
  • 1994 FX Channel, Cable Network, debuts
  • 1994 General H Norman Schwarzkopf released from hospital after prostate surgery
  • 1995 68th National Spell Bee: Justin Tyler Carroll wins spelling xanthosis
  • 1995 Rangers' Kenny Rogers scoreless inning streak ends after 39
  • 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 1st NY Women Film Festival opens
  • 1997 51st Tony Awards: Titanic & Last Night of Ballyhoo win
  • 1997 Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150m race to settle who was the world's fastest man
  • 1997 LA Dodger Wilton Guerrero's bat breaks, revealing it is corked
  • 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
  • 2000 The Patent Law Treaty (PLT) is signed.
  • 2001 Dipendra of Nepal slaughters his family during dinner.
  • 2001 Dolphinarium massacre: an 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.
  • 2007 Jack Kevorkian is released from prison after serving eight years of his 10-25 year prison term for second-degree murder in the 1998 death of Thomas Youk, 52, of Oakland County, Michigan.
  • 2007 Smoking is banned from United Kingdom's public places
  • 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.

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