THIS DAY IN HISTORY 02/06


This Day in History 02/06

JUNE 2ND

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1863 – Harriet Tubman leads Union guerrillas into Maryland, freeing slaves

1904 – Professor Schron finds microbe that causes photosynthesis

1946 – Italian plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy (National Day)

1953 – Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, London

1974 – Mali adopts constitution

1974 – Malta’s constitution goes into effect

1994 – Indonesian censors ban Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List”

2003 – Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency’s Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1901 – Michael Todd, producer (Around the World in 80 Days)

1941 – Charlie Watts, drummer (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)

1972 – Wayne Brady, Columbus, Georgia, American actor and comedian (The Wayne Brady Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?)

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1972 – Wentworth Miller, American actor

1989 – Freddy Adu, Ghanaian-American footballer

FAMOUS DEATHS

1927 – Lizzie Borden, American, acquitted of murder, dies at 68

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1941 – Lou Gehrig, 1st baseman (NY Yankee), dies of ALS in Riverdale NY at 37

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1976 – Juan José Torres, former President of Bolivia, assassinated in the frame of Operation Condor

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