Today in History - June 1

193 - Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated

1204 - King Philip Augustus of France conquers Rouen

1215 - Battle of Beijing - Genghis Khan captured Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin

1495 - First written record of Scotch Whiskey appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland

1533 - Anne Boleyn crowned queen of England

1638 - 1st earthquake recorded in US, at Plymouth, Mass

1641 - France & Portugal sign anti-Spanish covenant

1670 - English King Charles II & French King Louis XIV sign secret anti-Dutch treaty

1679 - Battle of Drumclog - The Scottish Covenanters defeated John Graham of Claverhouse

1792 - Kentucky admitted as 15th US state

1794 - first naval battle between Britain and France during French Revolutionary Wars

1796 - Tennessee admitted as 16th US state

1809 - Allardyce Barclay begins a bet of walking 1mile every hour for 1,000 hours, Each hour he walked a mile round trip from his home

1855 - US adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua, reestablishes slavery

1862 - Slavery abolished in all US possessions

1869 - Voting machine patented - Thomas A Edison (U.S. Patent 90,646)



1879 - Napoleon Eugene, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed in Anglo-Zulu War

1880 - 1st pay telephone installed

1908 - John Krohn begins walk around perimeter of US, which took 357 days

1922 - Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded

1927 - Peace Bridge between US & Canada opens

1935 - Driving test & License plates introduced in England

1938 - Baseball - Protective baseball helmets 1st worn by batters

1939 - 1st boxing match to be televised, Lon Nova defeats Max Baer

1940 - Coffee & tea rationed in Holland

1941 - Germany bans all Catholic publications

1947 - Photosensitive glass developed

1949 - 1st magazine on microfilm offered to subscribers (Newsweek)

1958 - Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France

1959 - Constitution of Tunisia promulgated

1969 - Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio & TV

1975 - Cars in Netherlands must have seatbelts

1976 - Great Britain & Iceland end the "cod war"

1977 - British Virgin Islands adopts constitution

1979 - Los Angeles passes its first homosexual rights bill

1985 - Viv Richards scores 300 in a day vs Warwickshire

1994 - FX Channel, Cable Networks, debuts

1997 - 1st NY Women Film Festival opens

1998 - European Central Bank is founded in Brussels to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy

2007 - Smoking is banned from United Kingdom's public places

2016 - World's longest Tunnel at 57km Switzerland's Gotthard Base Tunnel is completed


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