What happened this day in history June 1

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

  • 1679
    The Scottish Covenanters defeat John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog.
  • 1794
    The battle of the Glorious First of June is fought, the first naval engagement between Britain and France during the French Revolutionary Wars.
  • 1813
    James Lawrence, the mortally-wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, gives his final order: “Don't give up the ship!”
  • 1831
    James Clark Ross discovers the North Magnetic Pole.
  • 1861
    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.
  • 1868
    Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed allowing the Navajos to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
  • 1910
    Robert Falcon Scott’s South Pole expedition leaves England.
  • 1918
    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.
  • 1922
    The Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded.
  • 2011
    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?

  • 1675
    Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist (d. 1755)
  • 1898
    Molly Picon, American actress (d. 1992)
  • 1925
    Dilia Díaz Cisneros, Venezuelan teacher
  • 1926
    Marilyn Monroe, American actress (d. 1962)
  • 1950
    Wayne Nelson, American musician (Little River Band)
  • 1970
    R. Madhavan, Indian actor
  • 1973
    Derek Lowe, American baseball player
  • 1974
    Ashok Jadeja, Indian fraudster
  • 1984
    Oliver Tielemans, Dutch racing driver
  • 1987
    Zoltán Harsányi, Slovakian footballer

Who died on June 1?

  • 1434
    Wladislaus II of Poland (b. 1362)
  • 1710
    David Mitchell, British admiral (b. 1642)
  • 1740
    Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (b. 1657)
  • 1830
    Swaminarayan, Indian Hindu figure (b. 1781)
  • 1948
    Sonny Boy Williamson I, American musician (b. 1914)
  • 1969
    Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian ice skater (b. 1904)
  • 1973
    Mary Kornman, American actress (b. 1915)
  • 1994
    Frances Heflin, American actress (b. 1923)
  • 2002
    Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer (b. 1969)
  • 2010
    William H. Ginn Jr., U.S. Air Force officer (b. 1928)

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