June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 213 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about June 1st, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 1st in history!
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- Global Day of Parents.
- National Say Something Nice Day
- World Milk Day
- National Go Barefoot Day
- Global Running Day
- National Tailors Day
What Happened On This Day – June 1
2009: Air France flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic
All 228 people on board died in the crash. It took two years to find and recover the wreckage from the ocean floor.
1984: Operation Blue Star was enforced to remove Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.
1979: Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) ends 90 years of white rule
In 1980, the Republic of Zimbabwe achieved sovereignty from the United Kingdom.
1974: The Heimlich maneuver is published
Henry Heimlich is credited with developing the technique using abdominal thrusts to stop choking.
1955: India’s Untouchability Act was implemented. The Untouchability (Offences) Act, which prescribes punishments for the practice of untouchability and abolishes this heinous practice, came into force on 1st June 1955.
1945: The first group of Berlin women start clearing the rubble of World War II
In Germany, the Trümmerfrauen are a well-known symbol for a new beginning after the total desolation in the aftermath of the war, and for the Wirtschaftswunder, the rapid reconstruction of Germany’s economy through hard labor.
1831: The British explorer James Clark Ross discovers the North Magnetic Pole
It is the location where the Earth’s magnetic field points directly downwards. It lies in the vicinity of the Geographic North Pole.
1947: Former Waffen SS soldiers serving the US in the 4221st Guard Company provide a constant guard to each of the high-profile prisoners at the Nuremberg Trials. Three members of Company C, 371st Battalion are in the foreground. 1947.
1932: Convertible Medium Tank T3E2. Its maximum speed was 56 kph on tracks and 93 kph on wheels. USA, 1932.
1874: The East India Company was finally dissolved. It marked the beginning of the British Raj, the direct imperial rule of India by the British state.
Births On This Day, June 1
1982: Justine Henin, Belgian tennis player
1974: Alanis Morissette, Canadian/American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress
1937: Morgan Freeman, American actor, producer
1926 Marilyn MonroeAmerican model, actress, singer
1907: Frank Whittle, English engineer, inventor, developed the jet engine
Deaths On This Day, June 1
2008: Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer
1971: Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian
1952: John Dewey, American philosopher, psychologist
1868: James Buchanan, American politician, 15th President of the United States
1830: Swaminarayan, Indian religious leader
Hellen Keller died.
Jean Rousseau died.
James Buchanan died.