June 1 is the 152nd day of the year There are 213 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).
+ 1495 – A monk, John Cor, records the first known batch of Scotch whisky.
+ 1779 – Benedict Arnold, a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is court-martialed for malfeasance.
+ 1812 – War of 1812: U.S. President James Madison asks the Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.
+ 1974 – The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.
+ 1980 – Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.
+ 1990 – George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production.
( Births )
+ 1801 – Brigham Young, American religious leader, 2nd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1877)
+ 1926 – Andy Griffith, American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
+ 1934 – Pat Boone, American singer-songwriter and actor
+ 1937 – Morgan Freeman, American actor and producer
+ 1956 – Lisa Hartman Black, American actress
+ 1973 – Heidi Klum, German-American model, fashion designer, and producer
+ 1981 – Amy Schumer, American comedian, actress, and screenwriter