JUNE 1 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1495 – Friar John Cor recorded the first known batch of Scotch whisky on the 1st June 1495.

1792 – Kentucky was admitted as the 15th state of the United States on the 1st June 1792.

1796 – Tennessee was admitted as the 16th state of the United States on the 1st June 1796.

1831 – James Clark Ross discovered the Magnetic North Pole on the 1st June 1831.

1905 – Robert Newton the English actor was born on the 1st June 1905 (died 1956).

1907 – Frank Whittle the English engineer, inventor and developor of the jet engine was born on the 1st June 1907 (died 1996).

1920 – Robert Clarke the American actor and producer was born on the 1st June 1920 (died 2005).

1926 – Andy Griffith the American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter was born on the 1st June 1926 (died 2012).

1926 – Marilyn Monroe the American model, actress, and singer was born on the 1st June 1926 (died 1962).

1930 – Edward Woodward the English actor was born on the 1st June 1930 (died 2009).

1934 – Pat Boone the American singer-songwriter and actor was born on the 1st June 1934.

1937 – Morgan Freeman the American actor and producer was born on the 1st June 1937.

1950 – Wayne Nelson the American singer and bass player from the Little River Band was born on the 1st June 1950.

1950 – Tom Robinson the English singer-songwriter from the Tom Robinson Band was born on the 1st June 1950.

1953 – Ronnie Dunn the American singer-songwriter and guitarist  from Brooks & Dunn was born on the 1st June 1953.

1959 – Alan Wilder the English singer-songwriter and keyboard player from Depeche Mode was born on the 1st June 1959.

1960 – New Zealand‘s first official television broadcast commenced at 7.30 pm from Auckland on the 1st June 1960.

1960 – Simon Gallup the English bass player from The Cure was born on the 1st June 1960.

1968 – Jason Donovan the Australian actor and singer was born on the 1st June 1968.

1973 – Heidi Klum the German-American model, actress, fashion designer, and producer was born on the 1st June 1973.

1974 – The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims was published in the Emergency Medicine journal on the 1st June 1974.

1974 – Alanis Morissette the Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress was born on the 1st June 1974.

1980 – Cable News Network (CNN) began broadcasting on the 1st June 1980.

1990 – George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev signed a treaty on the 1st June 1990, to end chemical weapon production.

1991Kelsey Wakefield the Australian water polo player was born on the 1st June 1991.

2009 – Air France Flight 447 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on the 1st June 2009, on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew were killed.

2009 – General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on the 1st June 2009. It was the 4th largest United States bankruptcy in history.

2012 – The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental jumbo jet aircraft was introduced with Lufthansa on the 1st June 2012.

2013 – The One World Trade Center opened in Lower ManhattanNew York City on the 1st June 2013.

Today in History for June 1st ~ video presented by the Associated Press

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