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Calendar for June 2nd, 2014

Every Year

  • Republic Day (Italy)

  • 1730s

  • Born 1731: Martha Washington (U.S. First Lady)

  • 1840s

  • Born 1840: Thomas Hardy (writer)

  • 1860s

  • Born 1861: Helen Louise Herron Taft (U.S. First Lady)

  • 1880s

  • 1883: In Fort Wayne, Indiana, the first baseball game was played under electric lights at night

  • 1886: Grover Cleveland became the first president to marry in the White House

  • 1920s

  • 1924: Congress granted citizenship to Native Americans born in the U.S.

  • 1930s

  • 1930: Mariners' Museum established in Newport News, Virginia

  • 1933: President FDR formally accepted the swimming pool addition to the White House

  • 1940s

  • Born 1948: Jerry Mathers (actor)

  • 1950s

  • 1953: Elizabeth II crowned queen of England

  • Born 1955: Dana Carvey (comedian & actor)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1960: Kyle Petty (NASCAR driver)

  • 1966: US spacecraft Surveyor I made successful soft landing on the Moon and began to relay first close up pictures of the Moon

  • 1970s

  • Born 1972: Wentworth Miller (actor)

  • Born 1972: Wayne Brady (comedian & actor)

  • 1980s

  • Died 1987: Andres Segovia (guitarist)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1998: Sylvester Ritter (professional wrestler known as "Junkyard Dog")

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Flora Lewis (journalist)

  • 2005: 13-year-old Anurag Kashyap correctly spelled “appoggiatura” to win National Scripps Spelling Bee

  • Died 2008: Bo Diddley (musician)

  • Died 2008: Mel Ferrer (actor & director)

  • 2010s

  • 2010: Actor Patrick Stewart was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace

  • Died 2010: Chris Haney (inventor of Trivial Pursuit)

  • 2010: At the White House, Sir Paul McCartney accepted the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

  • 2011: Sukanya Roy won 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee with word "cymotrichous"

  • Died 2012: Richard Dawson (game show host)

  • Died 2012: Kathryn Joosten (actress)


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