What Happened on June 1


Historical Events

1848 – Revolutionary newspaper “Neue Rheinische Zeitung” founded by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and the Communist League in Cologne
1923 – New York Giants rout Philadelphia Phillies, 22-5 at the Baker Bowl; first time in 20th century a MLB team has scored in every inning
1939 – Retired German Colonel-general Gerd von Runstedt returns to service
1943 – Germany shoots down a civilian flight from Lisbon to London, 13 passengers, included actor Leslie Howard, and 4 crew die
1953 – WDAY TV channel 6 in Fargo, ND (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
2022 – Turkey officially changes its name to Türkiye at the United Nations and internationally

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Famous Birthdays

1503 – Wilhelm von Grumbach, German adventurer (tried to incite German Knights against Holy Roman Empire), born in Rimpar (d. 1567)
1833 – John Marshall Harlan, American lawyer and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1877-1911), born in Boyle County, Kentucky (d. 1911)
1892 – Samuel L M Barlow II, American composer (Mon Ami Pierrot), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
1917 – William S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2012)
1979 – Markus Persson, Swedish video game programmer (Mojang; Minecraft), born in Stockholm, Sweden
1981 – Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2004, 06, 08; NL wins leader 2006; no-hitter 2008), born in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela

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Famous Deaths

1935 – Alberto Cametti, Italian composer, dies at 64
1943 – Leslie Howard [Stainer], British actor (Gone With The Wind; Of Human Bondage), dies after Nazis shoot down his plane at 50
1952 – John Dewey, American philosopher (Common Faith), dies at 92
1968 – [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/interpreter, dies at 57
1969 – Michiyo Tsujimura, Japanese agricultural scientist and biochemist (components of green tea), dies at 81
1997 – Nikolai Tikhonov, Soviet politician (Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union 1980-85), dies at 92

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