About June 1

June 1, 2021 is the 152nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 213 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 245 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 1

  • 1215
    Zhongdu (now Beijing), then under the control of the Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Zhongdu.
  • 1252
    Alfonso X is elected King of Castile and León.
  • 1495
    Friar John Cor records the first known batch of scotch whisky.
  • 1533
    Anne Boleyn is crowned Queen of England.
  • 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.
  • 1679
    The Scottish Covenanters defeat John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog.
  • 1792
    Kentucky is admitted as the 15th state of the United States.
  • 1796
    Tennessee is admitted as the 16th state of the United States.
  • 1813
    James Lawrence, the mortally-wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, gives his final order: “Don't give up the ship!”
  • 1855
    American adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua.
  • 1890
    The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith’s tabulating machine to count census returns.
  • 1941
    World War II: Battle of Crete ends as Crete capitulates to Germany.
  • 1946
    Ion Antonescu, “Conducator” (leader) of Romania during World War II, is executed.
  • 1958
    Charles de Gaulle comes out of retirement to lead France by decree for six months.
  • 1960
    New Zealand’s first official television broadcast commences at 7.30 pm from Auckland.
  • 1963
    Kenya gains internal self-rule (Madaraka Day).
  • 1979
    The first black-led government of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 90 years takes power.
  • 1980
    Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.
  • 2009
    General Motors files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.

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