About June 1

June 1, 2024 is the 153rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 213 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Gemini is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 242 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 1

  • 1204
    King Philip Augustus of France conquers Rouen.
  • 1648
    The Roundheads defeat the Cavaliers at the Battle of Maidstone in the Second English Civil War.
  • 1660
    Mary Dyer is hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • 1779
    Benedict Arnold, a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is court-martialed for malfeasance.
  • 1794
    The battle of the Glorious First of June is fought, the first naval engagement between Britain and France during the French Revolutionary Wars.
  • 1796
    Tennessee is admitted as the 16th state of the United States.
  • 1862
    American Civil War, Peninsula Campaign: Battle of Seven Pines (or the Battle of Fair Oaks) ends inconclusively, with both sides claiming victory.
  • 1879
    Napoleon Eugene, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed in the Anglo-Zulu War.
  • 1890
    The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith’s tabulating machine to count census returns.
  • 1916
    Louis Brandeis becomes the first Jew appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
  • 1918
    World War I, Western Front: Battle for Belleau Wood – Allied Forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord engage Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince.
  • 1941
    The Farhud, a pogrom of Iraqi Jews, takes place in Baghdad.
  • 1962
    The Pilkington Committee on Broadcasting concludes, among other things, that the British public did not want commercial radio broadcasting.
  • 1963
    Kenya gains internal self-rule (Madaraka Day).
  • 1974
    The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.
  • 1978
    The first international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty are filed.
  • 1979
    The first black-led government of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 90 years takes power.
  • 2003
    The People’s Republic of China begins filling the reservoir behind the Three Gorges Dam.
  • 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 are killed.
  • 2009
    General Motors files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.

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