June 1st in history
987 – Hugh Capet is elected king of France.
1495 – Friar John Cor records the first known batch of scotch whisky.
1533 – Anne Boleyn crowned Queen of England.
1660 – Mary Dyer hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay
1779 – American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold court-martialed for malfeasance.
1792 – Kentucky admitted as the 15th state of the United States.
1796 – Tennessee admitted as the 16th state of the United States.
1831 – James Clark Ross discovers the North Magnetic Pole.
1868 – Treaty of Bosque Redondo signed allowing the Navajos to return to their lands
in Arizona and New Mexico.
1869 – Thomas Edison receives a patent for his electric voting machine.
1920 – Adolfo de la Huerta becomes president of Mexico.
1925 – Lou 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
1974 – Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims published in the journal Emergency
1980 – Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.
For more historic events occurying on June 1, check out Wikipedia.