June 1st is an important day in history

June 1st in history            

                   987Hugh Capet is elected king of France.

                   1495Friar John Cor records the first known batch of scotch whisky.

                   1533Anne Boleyn crowned Queen of England.

                   1660Mary Dyer hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay

                             Colony.

                   1779American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold court-martialed for malfeasance.

                   1792Kentucky admitted as the 15th state of the United States.

                   1796Tennessee admitted as the 16th state of the United States.

                   1831James Clark Ross discovers the North Magnetic Pole.

                   1868Treaty of Bosque Redondo signed allowing the Navajos to return to their lands

                             in Arizona and New Mexico.

                   1869Thomas Edison receives a patent for his electric voting machine.

                   1920Adolfo de la Huerta becomes president of Mexico.

                   1925Lou Gehrig plays the first game in his streak of 2,130 consecutive games; it was the 

                               longest such streak until broken by Cal Ripken Jr. in 1995.

                   1967 – The Groundbreaking Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album by The Beatles is        

                               released

                   1974Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims published in the journal Emergency

                             Medicine.

                   1980Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.

 

 For more historic events occurying on June 1, check out Wikipedia.

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About robertstevenson

Dr. Robert Stevenson is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Director of Student Publications for the Department of Mass Communications and Theater at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. He received the Distinguished Faculty of the Year award for 2007-'08, and the Lander University Young Faculty Scholar Award in 2005-06. Stevenson also serves as chair of the Lander University American Democracy Project. First and Formost I am a dad of two wonderful boys.
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One Response to June 1st is an important day in history

  1. Wow, pretty eventful day…
    Did you know that “Heimlich maneuver” cannot be used by first aid and CPR trainers without paying royalties now? I think it’s called “chest thrusts” now… it’s been a couple of years since I took first aid, but I was amazed when I heard that.

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