About June 1

June 1, 2022 is the 152nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 213 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 235 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.
  • 1298
    Residents of Riga and Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Livonian Order in the Battle of Turaida.
  • 1495
    Friar John Cor records the first known batch of scotch whisky.
  • 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.
  • 1792
    Kentucky is admitted as the 15th state of the United States.
  • 1831
    James Clark Ross discovers the North Magnetic Pole.
  • 1862
    American Civil War, Peninsula Campaign: Battle of Seven Pines (or the Battle of Fair Oaks) ends inconclusively, with both sides claiming victory.
  • 1868
    Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed allowing the Navajos to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
  • 1879
    Napoleon Eugene, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed in the Anglo-Zulu War.
  • 1916
    Louis Brandeis becomes the first Jew appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
  • 1921
    Tulsa Race Riot: civil unrest in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    New Zealand’s first official television broadcast commences at 7.30 pm from Auckland.
  • 1990
    George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production.
  • 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.
  • 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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