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