This Day in History- June 1

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This Day in History - June 1

History’s frozen music is like a mute sentinel that helps cultures survive. With new victories and failures, traditions and heritage make history ever-changing that come with every day yet remain the same. Did you know, June 1 is celebrated as Global Parent’s Day? Well, there are other events associated with this day you are unaware of. Let us recall the events that happened through the years on this day in history, June 1.

What Happened in India on June 1?

1874-  The East India Company was dissolved.

1904- Four language panels were used for Rangoon. The languages include Burmese, Urdu, Chinese, and Tamil.

1916- Lokmanya Tilak roared the slogan, “Freedom is our birthright!” at Ahmednagar.

1930- The first Indian luxurious fast train, namely “Deccan Queen” started from Victoria Terminus (CST) to Pune.

1945- Tata Fundamental Research Institute was formed.

1964-   Nava Paisa, established in 1947, was renamed as ‘Paisa’.

1972-  The Space Commission and Department of Space was set up. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was brought under the Department of Space (DOS).

1996-  H. D. Deve Gowda becomes Prime Minister of India.

2008- IPL Cricket Final in DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals win the inaugural event by beating Chennai Super Kings by 3 wickets. Yusuf Pathan’s top scores with 56 (39).

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What Happened Around the World on June 1?

1204- Rouen was conquered by King Philip Augustus of France.

1908- John Krohn began walking around the perimeter of the US which took 357 days to complete.

1926- Ignacy Moscicki was elected President of Poland.

1939- First major boxing match on US television is the heavyweight bout from NY’s Yankee Stadium between former world champion Max Baer and Lou Nova; Nova wins by TKO in the 11th round.

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1957- French Championships Men’s Tennis: Sven Davidson becomes the first Swede to win a Grand Slam title; beats American Herbert Flam 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

1957- French Championships Women’s Tennis: England’s Shirley Bloomer wins her lone Grand Slam singles title; beats American Dorothy Knode 6-1, 6-3

1958- Belgian Christian-democrats win parliamentary election.

1979–  Los Angeles passes its first homosexual rights bill.

1984-  Russian super heavyweight weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev snatches world record 211 kg.

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1989– 62nd National Spelling Bee: Scott Isaacs wins spelling spoliator.

1997- 51st Tony Awards: Titanic & Last Night of Ballyhoo win.

2016- Switzerland’s Gotthard Base Tunnel was completed – the world’s longest at 57km and the most expensive tunnel costing €11bn.

2020- US President Trump threatens to employ the military to quell protests across the country sparked by the death of George Floyd then walks with staff to St. John’s Church.

Credits: Global News

Famous Birthdays

1929- Nargis Dutt was born on June 1 in Fatima Rashid in Prayagraj, India. She, by profession, is an Indian actress, screenwriter, and politician. She made her debut in the Bollywood cinemas when she was 5 years old. 

1970- R. Madhavan aka Ranganathan Madhavan is an Indian actor, writer, director, and producer. We have seen his work in both Hindi and Tamil movies. He won four Filmfare Awards South. 

1985- Dinesh Karthik. Dinesh Karthik is an Indian cricketer and a part of the current Indian cricket team. He is a wicket-keeper and batsman for the team and made his debut in the year of 2004

1990- Laxmi Agarwal is an Indian activist and someone the country is proud of. She is the campaigner of Stop Sale Acid and also a TV host. She is an acid attack survivor, and she speaks for other acid attack victims. Laxmi received a 2014 International Women of Courage award by US First Lady Michelle Obama.

1996- Tom Holland is an English actor and received the London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year. He became more famous by his work as Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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This was all about the interesting and intriguing events that occurred on this day in history – June 1! Do you share a birthday with Tom Holland or R.Madhavan, let us know by commenting. We hope you have had fun reading this blog! For more entertaining and informative content, keep following us on Leverage Edu. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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