Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,062 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on June 1? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 1: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 1 is the 153rd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 213 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 19, 2016 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,412,320 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectapentacontatrigon’ day.

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Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 241 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,258 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 1 Historical Events

  • 987
    Hugh Capet is elected King of France.
  • 1204
    King Philip Augustus of France conquers Rouen.
  • 1941
    The Farhud, a pogrom of Iraqi Jews, takes place in Baghdad.
  • 1960
    New Zealand’s first official television broadcast commences at 7.30 pm from Auckland.
  • 1962
    The Pilkington Committee on Broadcasting concludes, among other things, that the British public did not want commercial radio broadcasting.

Who were born on June 1?

  • 1801
    Brigham Young, American colonizer and religious leader (d. 1877)
  • 1956
    Lisa Hartman, American actress
  • 1965
    Nigel Short, English chess player
  • 1981
    Brandi Carlile, American singer and songwriter
  • 1988
    Nami Tamaki, Japanese pop singer

Who died on June 1?

  • 1571
    John Story, English Catholic (b. 1504)
  • 1660
    Mary Dyer, English Quaker (b. 1611)
  • 1947
    Anna Hoffman-Uddgren, Swedish director and actor (b. 1868)
  • 1999
    Christopher Sydney Cockerell, British engineer and inventor (b. 1910)
  • 2009
    Vincent O'Brien, Irish horse trainer (b.1917)

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