Wednesday, 2 June 2010

June 2 - Summary

June 2nd Summary:

June 2 - Events

June 2nd Details:
June 2nd Events:
455 – Sack of Rome - the Vandals enter Rome, & plunder the city for 2 weeks.
1098 – First Siege of Antioch ends as Crusader forces take the city (First Crusade).
1615 – First Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.
1692 – Salem witch trials - Bridget Bishop is the first person to go to trial in Salem, Massachusetts, & is found guilty (she is hanged on June 10).
1763 – Pontiac's Rebellion - Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort.
1774 – The Quartering Act is enacted - allows a governor in colonial America to house British soldiers in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters are not provided.
1793 – Jean-Paul Marat recites the names of 29 people to the French National Convention, with almost all of these people being guillotined.
1835 – P. T. Barnum & his circus start their 1st tour of the United States.
1848 – Slavic congress in Prague begins.
1855 – Portland Rum Riot - occurs in Portland, Maine.
1876 – The national revolutionary of Bulgaria, Hristo Botev, is killed in Stara Planina.
1886 – U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the White House.
1896 – Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his invention - the radio.
1909 – Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia again for the 3rd time.
1924 – Indian Citizenship Act is signed in to law by U.S. President Calvin Coolidge - this granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.
1941 – German paratoopers murder Greek civilians in the village of Kondomari (World War II).
1946 – Birth of the Italian Republic - a referendum by the Italians turns Italy from a monarchy into a Republic. King of Italy Umberto II di Savoia is exiled.
1953 – Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II - crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand & Her Other Realms & Territories & Head of the Commonwealth.
1955 – Belgrade declaration signed by the USSR & Yugoslavia - normalizes relations between both countries which had been discontinued since 1948.
1966 – Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon (Surveyor program).
1967 – Luis Monge is executed in Colorado's gas chamber.
1967 – Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran - leading to riots, during which Benno Ohnesorg is killed by a police officer.
1979 – Pope John Paul II visits his native Poland - the first Pope to visit a Communist country.
1984 – Operation Bluestar - a military offensive, is launched by the Indian government at Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), the holiest shrine for the Sikhs, in Amritsar.
1995 – United States Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady's F-16 is shot down over Bosnia while patrolling the NATO no-fly zone.
1997 – Timothy McVeigh is convicted, in Denver, Colorado, on 15 counts of murder & conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
1999 – The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television to the Kingdom for the first time.
2003 – The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.
2004 – Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!

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June 2 - Deaths

June 2nd Details:
June 2nd Deaths:
829 – Saint Nicephorus - Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 758)
910 – Richilde of Provence - Queen of Western Francia (b. 845)
1418 – Katherine of Lancaster - wife of Henry III of Castile (b. 1373)
1567 – Shane O'Neill - Irish chieftain (b. 1530)
1581 – James Douglas - 4th Earl of Morton, regent of Scotland (b. 1525)
1693 – John Wildman - English soldier & politician (b. 1621)
1701 – Madeleine de Scudéry - French writer (b. 1607)
1716 – Ogata Korin - Japanese painter (b. 1658)
1720 – Jeremiah Shepard - American minister (b. 1648)
1754 – Ebenezer Erskine - Scottish religious dissenter (b. 1680)
1761 – Jonas Alströmer - Swedish industrialist (b. 1685)
1785 – Jean Paul de Gua de Malves - French mathematician (b. 1713)
1806 – William Tate - English painter (b. 1747)
1833 – Simon Byrne - Irish bare-knuckle prize fighter (b. 1806)
1853 – Henry Trevor - 21st Baron Dacre, British peer & soldier (b. 1777)
1865 – Ner Alexander Middleswarth - American politician (b. 1783)
1875 – Józef Kremer - Polish messianistic philosopher (b. 1806)
1876 – Hristo Botev - Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1848)
1881 – Émile Littré - French lexicographer (b. 1801)
1882 – Giuseppe Garibaldi - Italian revolutionarist (b. 1807)
1901 – George Leslie Mackay - Canadian missionary (b. 1844)
1933 – Frank Jarvis - American athlete (b. 1878)
1937 – Louis Vierne - French organist & composer (b. 1870)
1941 – Lou Gehrig - American baseball player (b. 1903)
1948 – Viktor Brack - German physician (b. 1904)
1948 – Karl Brandt - personal physician of Adolf Hitler (b. 1904)
1948 – Karl Gebhardt - German doctor (b. 1897)
1948 – Waldemar Hoven - German physician (b. 1903)
1948 – Wolfram Sievers - German SS officer (b. 1905)
1956 – Jean Hersholt - Danish actor & humanitarian (b. 1886)
1961 – George S. Kaufman - American playwright (b. 1889)
1962 – Vita Sackville-West - English writer, & gardener (b. 1892)
1967 – Benno Ohnesorg - German student (b. 1940)
1968 – André Mathieu - Quebec pianist & composer (b. 1929)
1969 – Leo Gorcey - American actor (b. 1917)
1970 – Albert Lamorisse - French film director & screenwriter (b. 1922)
1970 – Bruce McLaren - New Zealand car racer, designer, (b. 1937)
1970 – Giuseppe Ungaretti - Italian poet (b. 1888)
1974 – Hiroshi Kazato - Japanese racing driver (b. 1949)
1976 – Juan José Torres - former President of Bolivia (b. 1920)
1977 – Stephen Boyd - Northern Irish actor (b. 1931)
1979 – Jim Hutton - American actor (b. 1934)
1982 – Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry - Pakistani politician (b. 1904)
1983 – Stan Rogers - Canadian musician (b. 1949)
1984 – Georgios Kasassoglou - Greek musician (b. 1908)
1986 – Aurèle Joliat - Canadian hockey player (b. 1901)
1987 – Anthony de Mello - Indian Jesuit priest & psychotherapist (b. 1931)
1987 – Sammy Kaye - American bandleader (b. 1910)
1987 – Andrés Segovia - Spanish guitarist (b. 1893)
1989 – Ted a'Beckett - Australian cricketer (b. 1907)
1990 – Stiv Bators - American singer (The Dead Boys, The Lords of the New Church) (b. 1949)
1990 – Jack Gilford - American actor (b. 1908)
1990 – Rex Harrison - English actor (b. 1908)
1992 – Phillip Dunne - American film director (b. 1908)
1993 – Johnny Mize - American baseball player (b. 1913)
1994 – David Stove - Australian philosopher (b. 1927)
1996 – John Alton - American cinematographer (b. 1901)
1996 – Ray Combs - American game show host & comedian (b. 1956)
1996 – Leon Garfield - English children's author (b. 1921)
1996 – Amos Tversky - Israeli psychologist (b. 1937)
1997 – Doc Cheatham - American jazz trumpeter (b. 1905)
1998 – Sylvester Ritter - American wrestler (b. 1952)
1999 – Junior Braithwaite - Jamaican musician (The Wailers) (b. 1949)
2000 – Svyatoslav Fyodorov - Russian ophthalmologist (b. 1927)
2000 – Gerald Whitrow - British mathematician (b. 1912)
2001 – Imogene Coca - American actress (b. 1908)
2001 – Frank Stagg - Baptist Theologian (b. 1911)
2001 – Joey Maxim - American boxer (b. 1922)
2003 – Fred Blassie - American professional wrestler (b. 1918)
2004 – Loyd Sigmon - American amateur radio broadcaster (b. 1909)
2005 – Gunder Gundersen - Norwegian skier & sports official (b. 1930)
2005 – Chloe Jones - Model & pornographic actress (b. 1975)
2005 – Samir Kassir - Lebanese journalist & teacher (b. 1950)
2005 – Melita Norwood - British spy (b. 1912)
2006 – Keith Smith - English rugby player (b. 1952)
2006 – Vince Welnick - musician, keyboardist (The Grateful Dead) (b. 1951)
2007 – Huang Ju - Chinese Vice-Premier (b. 1938)
2007 – Kentarō Haneda - Japanese composer (b. 1949)
2008 – Bo Diddley - American musician (b. 1928)
2008 – Mel Ferrer - American actor, film director & film producer (b. 1917)
2009 – David Eddings - American fantasy writer. (b. 1931)

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June 2 - Births

June 2nd Details:
June 2nd Births:
926 – Murakami - Emperor of Japan (d. 967)
1535 – Pope Leo XI (d. 1605)
1731 – Martha Washington - First American first lady (d. 1802)
1740 – Marquis de Sade - French author (d. 1814)
1743 – Count Alessandro di Cagliostro - Sicilian Occultist (d. 1795)
1773 – John Randolph - U.S. Senator from Virginia (d. 1833)
1774 – William Lawson - explorer of New South Wales, Australia (d. 1850)
1815 – Philip Kearny - American general (d. 1862)
1823 – Gédéon Ouimet - French Canadian politician (d. 1905)
1835 – Pope Pius X (d. 1914)
1838 – Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna (d. 1900)
1840 – Thomas Hardy - English writer (d. 1928)
1857 – Edward Elgar - English composer (d. 1934)
1857 – Karl Adolph Gjellerup - Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
1863 – Felix Weingartner - Yugoslavian conductor (d. 1942)
1865 – George Lohmann - English cricketer (d. 1901)
1869 – Jack O'Connor - baseball player (d. 1937)
1887 – Howard Johnson - American songwriter (d. 1941)
1891 – Thurman Arnold - American attorney & jurist (d. 1969)
1891 – Takijirō Ōnishi - Japanese "father of the kamikaze" (d. 1945)
1899 – Lotte Reiniger - German film director (d. 1981)
1904 – Frank Runacres - English artist (d. 1974)
1904 – Johnny Weissmuller - American swimmer & actor (d. 1984)
1907 – Dorothy West - American writer (d. 1998)
1913 – Walter Andreas Schwarz - German singer & author (d. 1992)
1913 – Barbara Pym - English novelist (d. 1980)
1915 – Walter Tetley - American voice actor (d. 1975)
1915 – Alexandru Nicolschi - Romanian communist (d. 1992)
1917 – Heinz Sielmann - German photographer & filmmaker (d. 2006)
1918 – Ruth Atkinson - American cartoonist (d. 1997)
1918 – Kathryn Tucker Windham - American writer & storyteller
1919 – Nat Mayer Shapiro - American painter (d. 2005)
1920 – Marcel Reich-Ranicki - Polish-born critic
1920 – Tex Schramm - American football team president & general manager (d. 2003)
1920 – Frank G. Clement - Governor of Tennessee (d. 1969)
1922 – Charlie Sifford - American golfer
1922 – Juan Antonio Bardem - Spanish director & screenwriter (d. 2002)
1924 – June Callwood - Canadian journalist & activist (d. 2007)
1926 – Milo O'Shea - Irish actor
1927 – W. Watts Biggers - American novelist & animator
1929 – Norton Juster - American author & architect
1929 – Ken McGregor - Australian tennis player
1930 – Pete Conrad - American astronaut (d. 1999)
1930 – Bob Lillis - baseball player
1931 – Larry Jackson - baseball player (d. 1990)
1931 – William Donaldson - American businessman & politician
1932 – Sammy Turner - American singer
1934 – Johnny Carter - American doo wop singer (d. 2009)
1935 – Carol Shields - American-born novelist (d. 2003)
1935 – Roger Brierley - English actor (d. 2005)
1935 – Dimitri Kitsikis - Greek turkologist
1937 – Sally Kellerman - American actress
1937 – Jimmy Jones (singer) - American singer & songwriter
1938 – Kevin Brownlow - English film historian & author
1940 – King Constantine II of Greece
1941 – Stacy Keach - American actor
1941 – Charlie Watts - English musician (The Rolling Stones)
1941 – William Guest - American singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
1941 – Jeff Winkless - American voice actor (d. 2006)
1942 – Maree Cheatham - American actress
1943 – Charles Haid - American actor
1943 – Ilaiyaraaja - Indian composer
1944 – Marvin Hamlisch - American composer & musician
1945 – Jane Bonnie Newman - American politician
1945 – Jon Peters - American film producer & hairdresser
1946 – Peter Sutcliffe - English serial killer
1946 – Lasse Hallström - Swedish film director
1946 – Song Dae Kwan - Korean singer
1947 – Mark Elder - British opera & symphony conductor
1948 – Jerry Mathers - American actor
1949 – Heather Couper - British astronomer
1949 – Frank Rich - American theater critic & columnist
1951 – Larry Robinson - Canadian hockey player
1952 – Gary Bettman - American National Hockey League commissioner
1953 – Keith Allen - Welsh comedian, actor, singer & writer
1953 – Craig Stadler - American golfer
1954 – Dennis Haysbert - American actor
1955 – Dana Carvey - American actor & comedian
1955 – Michael Steele - American musician (The Bangles)
1955 – Chantal Hochuli - Swiss-born socialite
1956 – Mani Ratnam - Indian director
1956 – Malcolm Garrett - English graphic designer
1957 – King Lizzard - American entertainer
1957 – Mark Lawrenson - English Football Pundit
1957 – Jonathan Stack - American documentary filmmaker
1958 – Lawrence Pfohl - American professional wrestler
1959 – Charlie Huddy - Canadian hockey player
1959 – Lydia Lunch - American singer
1960 – Kyle Petty - American race car driver
1960 – Tony Hadley - English singer (Spandau Ballet)
1961 – Dez Cadena - American musician (Black Flag)
1963 – Jim Burns - American entrepreneur
1964 – Caroline Link - German film director & screenwriter
1965 – Jim Knipfel - American autobiographer & journalist
1965 – Mark Waugh Australian cricketer
1965 – Steve Waugh - Australian cricketer
1966 – Pedro Guerra - Spanish songwriter & singer
1967 – Mike Stanton - baseball player
1968 – Beetlejuice - American radio personality
1968 – Jon Culshaw - British comedian
1969 – Cy Chadwick - English actor
1970 – Andy McCollum - American football player
1970 – B-Real - American rapper (Cypress Hill)
1971 – Anthony Montgomery - American actor
1971 – Kateřina Jacques - Czech politician
1972 – Wayne Brady - American actor & comedian
1972 – Raúl Ibáñez - American baseball player
1972 – Wentworth Miller - American actor
1972 – Simon Staho - Danish film director
1973 – Neifi Perez - Dominican baseball player
1974 – Matt Serra - American mixed martial artist
1974 – Gata Kamsky - American chess player
1976 – Earl Boykins - American basketball player
1976 – Tim Rice-Oxley - English musician (Keane)
1976 – Martin Čech - Czech ice hockey player (d. 2007)
1976 – Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira - Brazilian mixed martial artist
1976 – Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso - Queen consort of Lesotho
1977 – Zachary Quinto - American actor
1978 – Dominic Cooper - English actor
1978 – Nikki Cox - American actress
1978 – Justin Long - American actor
1978 – A.J. Styles - American professional wrestler
1980 – Fabrizio Moretti - Brazilian-born rock drummer (The Strokes)
1980 – Bobby Simmons - American basketball player
1980 – Abby Wambach - American soccer player
1981 – Nikolay Davydenko - Russian professional tennis player
1981 – Chin-hui Tsao - Taiwanese baseball player
1982 – Jewel Staite - Canadian actress
1982 – Abdulkadir Kocak - Turkish Boxer
1983 – Christopher Higgins - American ice hockey player
1983 – Brooke White - American singer
1983 – Leela James - American singer-songwriter
1985 – Ana Cristina - Cuban American singer, composer, & actress
1987 – Darin Zanyar - Swedish Singer
1988 – Sergio Agüero - Argentinian footballer
1988 – Patrik Berglund - Swedish ice hockey player
1989 – Freddy Adu - Ghanaian-American footballer
1990 – Brittany Curran - American actress

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