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1 June

193 – Roman Empire – Emperor Didius Julianus executed. http://www.roman-empire.net/decline/julianus.html

1215 – China – Battle of Zhongdu. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Zhongdu

1246 – England – Earthquake, epicentre in Canterbury.

1252 – Castile and León – Alfonso X elected King. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfonso_X_of_Castile

1298 – Latvia – Battle of Turaida. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Turaida

1533 – England – Coronation of Anne Boleyn. http://tudorhistory.org/primary/abcoronation.html

1648 – England – Battle of Maidstone, (2nd English Civil War). http://www.kentpast.co.uk/battle_maidstone.html

1649 – Philippines – Sumuroy Revolt began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_revolts_against_Spain#Sumuroy_Revolt_.281649.E2.80.9350.29

1660 – America – Mary Dyer hanged. http://www.quakersintheworld.org/quakers-in-action/15

1670 – England – Treaty of Dover signed by Charles II and Louis XIV of France. http://www.britainexpress.com/History/Treaty-of-Dover.htm

1679 – Scotland – Battle of Drumclog. http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/stuart-rebellions/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=60

1773 – South Africa – Wolraad Woltenmade died whilst rescuing salors from D Jonge Thomas shipwreck. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolraad_Woltemade


1779 – USA – Benedict Arnold court-martialed (American Revolutionary War). https://youtu.be/ZmZhGR0TOww   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benedict_Arnold#Court_martial

1792 – USA – Kentucky became 15th State. http://www.50states.com/kentucky.htm


1794 – France – Glorious First of June (French Revolutionary Wars). https://youtu.be/FZj_ak8O2k8 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glorious_First_of_June

1796 – USA – Tennessee became 16th State. http://www.50states.com/tennesse.htm

1801 – UK – Earthquake measuring 3.6Mw, epicentre in Chester, Cheshire.

1846 – Rome – Pope Gregory XVI died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Gregory_XVI

1852 – UK – Earthquake measuring 2.9Mw, epicentre in Swansea, Wales

1861 – USA – Battle of Fairfax Court House (American Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fairfax_Court_House_(June_1861)

1862 – USA – Battle of Seven Pines ended (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/seven-pines.html

1868 – USA – Treaty of Bosque Redondo signed. http://www.legendsofamerica.com/na-navajolongwalk.html

1911 – UK – Inter-Empire Championships ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festival_of_Empire#Inter-Empire_Championships

1913 – Greece/Serbia – Treaty of Alliance signed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek-Serbian_Alliance_of_1913


1916 – North Sea – Battle of Jutland ended (WWI). https://youtu.be/3Yld6xQbktY  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.battle-of-jutland.com/


1918 – France – Battle of Belleau Wood began (WWI). https://youtu.be/ZCP_6jGYOf8  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Belleau_Wood

1922 – Northern Ireland – Royal Ulster Constabulary founded. http://www.royalulsterconstabulary.org/history2.htm

1940 – USA – Douglas Aircraft Company plane crashed at El Segundo-Maines Field, California, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19400601-0

1941 – Greece – Battle of Crete ended (WWII). https://youtu.be/4cZGqApwycw WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Crete

1941 – Iraq – Farhud began (Anglo-Iraqi War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farhud


1942 – UK – Baedeker Blitz – German bombers hit Canterbury (1st time) (WWII). https://youtu.be/hLQ5VA5c_L4?list=PLo0ZaT-yjteybCDQBenscDiu-aVwxR2tS  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/62/a3453662.shtml

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 – USA – US Navy plane crashed near Half Moon Bay, California, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19420601-0

1943 – Bay of Biscay – BOAC Flight 777 shot down by Germans Luftwaffe fighter, 17 killed, including actor Leslie Howard (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430601-0 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Howard_(actor)

1944 – Myanmar – RAF plane missing near Myitkyina, 7 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440601-0

1945 – Philippines – Battle of Bessang Pass began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bessang_Pass

1946 – Italy – USAF plane crashed off Amalfi, 30 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460601-0

1960 – New Zealand – First official television broadcast from Auckland. http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/first-official-tv-broadcast

1974 – UK – Explosion at Nypro UK chemical plant in Flixborough, 28 killed. http://www.hse.gov.uk/comah/sragtech/caseflixboroug74.htm

1976 – Equitorial Guinea – Aeroflot Flight 418 crashed on Bioko, 45 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19760601-2


1980 – USA – Cable New Network (CNN) began broadcasting. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/87632/Cable-News-Network-CNN

1982 – Singapore – Sentosa Musical Fountain officially opened. http://www.touristlink.com/singapore/sentosa-musical-fountain/overview.html

1984 – India – Operation Blue Star began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Blue_Star

1993 – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Dobrinja mortar attack, 13 killed. http://www.nytimes.com/1993/06/02/world/mortar-fire-kills-12-at-soccer-game-in-bosnian-capital.html


1999 – USA – American Airways flight 1420 crashed at Little Rock National Airport, 11 killed. https://youtu.be/QPvs97_ZNSk WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19990601-0

2001 – Nepal – Napalese Royal Massacre.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/1/newsid_3987000/3987183.stm

2001 – Israel – Dolphinarium Massacre, 21 killed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/1311248/Suicide-bomb-kills-17-at-Tel-Aviv-nightclub.html

2009 – Brazil – Air France Flight 447 crashed off coast, 228 killed. https://youtu.be/0adi0lQkC8A WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20090601-0

2011 – USA – Tornado hit Springfield, Massachusetts, 4 killed. http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/sigevents/jun01_2011_summary.php

2012 – UK – Earthquake measuring 2.9Mw, epicentre in Ludlow, Shropshire. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-18293332

2014 – Nigeria – Bomb exploded at football match in Mubi, 40 killed. http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/bombing-at-northeast-nigeria-football-match-kills-at-least-40-police.aspx?pageID=238&nID=67269&NewsCatID=357

2015 – China – Passenger ship Dongfang zhi Xing sank on Yangtze River, 442 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-33011557