About June 2

June 2, 2022 is the 153rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 212 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

What Happened On June 2

  • 1615
    First Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.
  • 1774
    Intolerable Acts: The Quartering Act is enacted, allowing a governor in colonial America to house British soldiers in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters are not provided.
  • 1835
    P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.
  • 1855
    The Portland Rum Riot occurs in Portland, Maine.
  • 1866
    Fenian raids: Fenians are victorious in both the Battle of Ridgeway and the Battle of Fort Erie.
  • 1876
    Hristo Botev, a national revolutionary of Bulgaria, is killed in Stara Planina
  • 1886
    U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the White House, becoming the only president to wed in the executive mansion.
  • 1896
    Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his newest invention: the radio.
  • 1909
    Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
  • 1919
    Anarchists simultaneously set off bombs in eight separate U.S. cities.
  • 1924
    U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.
  • 1946
    Birth of the Italian Republic: In a referendum, Italians vote to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic. After the referendum the king of Italy Umberto II di Savoia is exiled.
  • 1953
    The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.
  • 1955
    The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.
  • 1962
    During the 1962 FIFA World Cup, police had to intervene multiple times in fights between Chilean and Italian players in one of the most violent games in football history.
  • 1967
    Luis Monge is executed in Colorado’s gas chamber, in the last pre-Furman execution in the United States.
  • 1990
    The Lower Ohio Valley tornado outbreak spawns 66 confirmed tornadoes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, killing 12. Petersburg, Indiana, is the hardest-hit town in the outbreak, with 6 deaths.
  • 1995
    United States Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady’s F-16 is shot down over Bosnia while patrolling the NATO no-fly zone.
  • 1999
    The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time.
  • 2004
    Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!

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