June 2nd Holidays, Awareness Days and Observances

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Everyday is full of quirky, silly and sometimes very serious holidays, awareness days and observances.  Check out this list below and see if there is anything you’d like to celebrate! Put on your party hat or get down and serious about spreading awareness for a cause! Then scroll down to the bottom of this page to see what happened on this day on June 2nd in the past.

Historic Events that Happened on June 2nd

1692 – Bridget Bishop is the first person to be tried for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts; sadly she was found guilty and later hanged.

1835 – P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.PT Barnum 1851-crop

1909 – Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.

1937 – Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter, with hit, “Handy Man,” was born.

1941: American baseball player Lou Gehrig passed away from ALS, which was named after him as “Lou  Gerhrig’s Disease.”

1953: Queen Elizabeth II is crowned 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI, 16 months previously.

1967: Benno Ohnesorg is killed when a police officer shot the unarmed German student at a demonstration against the state visit of the controversial Shah of Iran.

1967 – Luis Monge is executed in Colorado’s gas chamber, in the last pre-Furman execution in the United States.

1967 – The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band  is released in the United States.

1979: Pope John Paul II became the first pontiff to visit a communist country as
millions of people lined the streets of Warsaw as the Pope began his nine-day tour of his native Poland.

1990 – The Lower Ohio Valley tornado outbreak spawns 66 confirmed tornadoes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, killing 12.

1997 – In Denver, Timothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, in which 168 people died. He was executed four years later.

2003 – Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars.

2008 – Bo Diddley American singer-songwriter, guitarist was born passed away.

2012 – Richard Dawson, English-American soldier, actor, television personality, and game show host passed away.

2017 – President Trump refuses to let his racist travel ban go, he appeals the Supreme Court to reinstate it.

2020 – News is dominated by Donald Trump, Coronavirus and George Floyd Protests. 

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