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2 June

455 – Roman Empire – Second Sack of Rome began (Fall of Western Roman Empire). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sack_of_Rome_(455)

575 – Rome – Benedict I became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Benedict_I

657 – Rome – Pope Eugene I died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Eugene_I

1010 – Spain – Battle of Aqbat al-Bakr (Fitna of al-Andalus). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Aqbat_al-Bakr

1098 – Turkey – First Siege of Antioch ended (First Crusade). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Antioch#First_siege

1676 – Italy – Battle of Palermo (Franco-Dutch War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Palermo

1692 – America – First Salem Witch Trial, Massachusetts, of Bridget Bishop. http://salem.lib.virginia.edu/people?mbio.num=mb1

1763 – America – Capture of Fort Michilimackinac (Pontiac’s War). http://mynorth.com/2010/05/deadly-lacrosse-game-in-mackinac-straits-at-fort-michilimackinac-in-1763/

1805 – West Indies – Battle of Diamond Rock ended (Napoleonic Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Diamond_Rock

1823 – USA – Earthquake measuring 7.0Mw, epicentre in Kilauea, Hawaii. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/events/1823_06_02.php

1835 – USA – PT Barnum Circus started first tour. http://www.barnum-museum.org/pdf/barnum_timeline.pdf  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._T._Barnum

1855 – USA – Portland Rum Riot. http://burnpit.us/2014/06/portland-rum-riot-police-and-militia-fire-crowd-protesting-state-prohibition-law

1866 – Canada – Battle of Ridgeway & Battle of Fort Erie (Fenian Raids). http://www.fenians.org/battle-of-ridgeway.htm  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Erie_(1866)

1909 – Australia – Alfred Deakin became Prime Minister (3rd time). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Deakin

1910 – UK – Charles Rolls became first to make non-stop double crossing of English Channel by plane. http://fly.historicwings.com/2012/06/charles-rolls-flies-the-channel/

1919 – USA – Anarchists set off bombs in 7 cities. http://www.fbi.gov/philadelphia/about-us/history/famous-cases/famous-cases-1919-bombings

1937 – Chile – Feurza Aérea de Chile plane crashed off Ancud, 9 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19370602-0

1940 – Sweden – Luftwaffe plane shot down at Riksgränsen, Kiruna, 8 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19400602-0

1941 – Crete – Konomari Massacre (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_of_Kondomari

1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Essen (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1942 – UK – Baedeker Blitz – German bombers hit Canterbury (2nd time) (WWII). http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/62/a3453662.shtml

1943 – UK – RAAF plane crashed at Praa Sands, South Cornwall, 1 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430602-0

1949 – China – Central Air Transport plane crashed near Chongqing, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490602-0

1951 – Brazil – Airo Geral plane crashed at Palame, BA, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510602-0


1953 – UK – Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. https://youtu.be/wKzlKwpm17U  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation_of_Queen_Elizabeth_II

1967 – USA – Luis Monge executed in Colorado, last pre-Furman execution in US. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Monge

1979 – Australia – Earthquake measuring 6.1Mw, epicentre in Cadoux. http://www.seismicity.see.uwa.edu.au/welcome/seismicity_of_western_australia/wa_historical/cadoux


1983 – USA – Air Canada Flight 797, mid air fire, landed at Cincinnati, Ohio, 23 killed. https://youtu.be/Ia9wMcXlnAg WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19830602-1

1990 – USA – Tornadoes in Lower Ohio Valley, 18 killed. http://www.weather.gov/ind/june2_1990tor


1994 – UK – RAF Chinook helicopter crashed on Mull of Kintyre, Scotland, 29 killed. https://youtu.be/r3HIW50NFJI WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_Scotland_RAF_Chinook_crash

1999- Bhutan – Bhutan Broadcasting Service started television transmissions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan_Broadcasting_Service

2003 – Kazakhstan – Mars Express launched. http://science.nasa.gov/missions/mars-express/  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-led-beagle-2-lander-found-on-mars

2007 – China – Earthquake measuring 6.1Mw, epicentre in Yunnan, 3 killed.

2012 – Ghana – Allied Air Flight 111 crashed at Accra-Kotoka Airport, 12 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20120602-0

York

1832 – First case of cholera reported in York. http://europepmc.org/backend/ptpmcrender.fcgi?accid=PMC1034928&blobtype=pdf

1902 – J Suggitt convicted of driving above the legal limit of 12 miles per hour.