June 2 in History
1886June 2, 1886:
21-year-old Frances Folsom marries President Grover Cleveland and becomes the United States’ youngest first lady.
1901June 2, 1901:
A lawyer named Benjamin Adams is arrested for playing golf on a Sunday.
1935June 2, 1935:
MLB legend Babe Ruth makes his retirement announcement
1946June 2, 1946:
Italians vote in favor of a republic over a monarchy during a referendum.
1953June 2, 1953:
The coronation ceremony of the daughter of King George VI, Elizabeth II is held at Westminster Abbey 16 months following her ascension to the throne upon her father’s death.
1964June 2, 1964:
The Rolling Stones start their first US tour by performing in Lynn, Massachusetts.
1989June 2, 1989:
The film, “Dead Poets Society” is premiered. It stars actor and comedian Robin Williams.
1994June 2, 1994:
Indonesia bans Steven Spielberg’s film, “Schindler’s List”.
1997June 2, 1997:
Timothy McVeigh, the main perpetrator of the Oklahoma City bombing, is sentenced to death after a jury trial in Denver, Colorado finds him guilty.
2002June 2, 2002:
HBO airs the first episode of the drama series, “The Wire”.