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 152nd day of the year 2022 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, 2022 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,567,360 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 ‘hectapentacontadigon’ 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 235 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 3,449 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 1 Historical Events
The Scottish Covenanters defeat John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog.
The battle of the Glorious First of June is fought, the first naval engagement between Britain and France during the French Revolutionary Wars.
James Lawrence, the mortally-wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, gives his final order: “Don't give up the ship!”
James Clark Ross discovers the North Magnetic Pole.
American Civil War, Battle of Fairfax Court House (June 1861), first land battle of American Civil War after Battle of Fort Sumter, first Confederate combat casualty.
Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed allowing the Navajos to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
Robert Falcon Scott’s South Pole expedition leaves England.
World War I, Western Front: Battle for Belleau Wood – Allied Forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord engage Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince.
The Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded.
A rare tornado outbreak occurs in New England; a strong EF3 tornado strikes Springfield, Massachusetts during the event, killing four people.
Who were born on June 1?
Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist (d. 1755)
Molly Picon, American actress (d. 1992)
Dilia Díaz Cisneros, Venezuelan teacher
Marilyn Monroe, American actress (d. 1962)
Wayne Nelson, American musician (Little River Band)
R. Madhavan, Indian actor
Derek Lowe, American baseball player
Ashok Jadeja, Indian fraudster
Oliver Tielemans, Dutch racing driver
Zoltán Harsányi, Slovakian footballer
Who died on June 1?
Wladislaus II of Poland (b. 1362)
David Mitchell, British admiral (b. 1642)
Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (b. 1657)
Swaminarayan, Indian Hindu figure (b. 1781)
Sonny Boy Williamson I, American musician (b. 1914)
Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian ice skater (b. 1904)
Mary Kornman, American actress (b. 1915)
Frances Heflin, American actress (b. 1923)
Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer (b. 1969)
William H. Ginn Jr., U.S. Air Force officer (b. 1928)
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