What happened this day in history June 2

What are the important events that happened on June 2? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 2: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 2 is the 153rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 212 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 20, 2022 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,654,128,000 seconds 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 234 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 3,450 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 2 Historical Events

  • 1098
    First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ends as Crusader forces take the city. The second siege would later start on June 7.
  • 1615
    First Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.
  • 1676
    Franco-Dutch War: France ensured the supremacy of its naval fleet for the remainder of the war with its victory in the Battle of Palermo.
  • 1763
    Pontiac’s Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison’s attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort.
  • 1805
    Napoleonic Wars: A Franco-Spanish fleet recaptures Diamond Rock, an uninhabited island at the entrance to the bay leading to Fort-de-France, from the British.
  • 1866
    Fenian raids: Fenians are victorious in both the Battle of Ridgeway and the Battle of Fort Erie.
  • 1896
    Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his newest invention: the radio.
  • 1910
    Charles Rolls, co-founder of Rolls-Royce Limited, becomes the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by plane.
  • 1962
    During the 1962 FIFA World Cup, police had to intervene multiple times in fights between Chilean and Italian players in one of the most violent games in football history.
  • 2010
    Derrick Bird goes on a killing spree in Cumbria, killing 13 and injuring 11, see Cumbria shootings.

Who were born on June 2?

  • 1815
    Philip Kearny, American general (d. 1862)
  • 1917
    Max Showalter, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1930
    Bob Lillis, baseball player
  • 1941
    William Guest, American singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
  • 1944
    Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and musician
  • 1957
    Jonathan Stack, American documentary filmmaker
  • 1974
    Gata Kamsky, American chess player
  • 1976
    Earl Boykins, American basketball player
  • 1984
    Max Boyer, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1987
    Maryka Holtzhausen, South African netballer

Who died on June 2?

  • 1581
    James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, regent of Scotland (b. 1525)
  • 1761
    Jonas Alströmer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1685)
  • 1865
    Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician (b. 1783)
  • 1948
    Karl Brandt, personal physician of Adolf Hitler (b. 1904)
  • 1970
    Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer and designer (b. 1937)
  • 1988
    Raj Kapoor, Indian film actor, producer and director (b. 1924)
  • 1992
    Philip Dunne, American film director (b. 1908)
  • 1996
    John Alton, American cinematographer (b. 1901)
  • 2005
    Gunder Gundersen, Norwegian skier and sports official (b. 1930)
  • 2011
    Willem Duys, Dutch commentator and music producer (b. 1928)

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