June 1st-This Day In History

June 1 is the 152nd day of the year. There are 213 days remaining until the end of the year.

+ 1779 – Benedict Arnold, a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is court-martialed for malfeasance.

+ 1792 – Kentucky is admitted as the 15th state of the United States.

+ 1796 – Tennessee is admitted as the 16th state of the United States.

+ 1967 – The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is released.

+ 1980 – Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.

+ 1990 – Cold War: George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production.

+ 2004 – Oklahoma state prosecutors sentence Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols to 161 consecutive life terms without the possibility of a parole breaking a Guinness World Record.

( 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

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