This Day in History- June 2

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This Day in History - June 2

History is defined as a story or tale of what has happened or may have happened in the past. History is made every day, it is what is taught in history class of your school, or when someone is telling a story about their past experiences, or an article about where cricket originated. Let’s know about the events that happened on June 2!

What Happened in India on June 2?

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  • 1908: Sri Aurobindo arrested
    On June 2, 1908, Sri Aurobindo, a freedom fighter, was arrested in the ManikTala Bomb explosion case. The British Government arrested Sri Aurobindo, a prominent Nationalist Leader at the time, Barindra Ghose, and many young revolutionaries. They were charged with “Conspiracy” or “waging war against the King” – the equivalent of high treason and punishable with death by hanging.
  • 1988: Raj Kapoor passed away
    Raj Kapoor, the famous film actor, director and Dadasaheb Phalke awardee, passed away on June 2, 1988. He is widely considered the greatest showman in the history of Indian cinema and entertainment.
  • 2014: Telangana officially became the 29th state of India
    On June 2, 2014, Telangana got separated from Andhra Pradesh and became the 29th state in India. Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao was elected as the first chief minister of Telangana, following elections in which the Telangana Rashtra Samithi party secured a majority.
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What Happened Around the World on June 2?

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  • 1862- Robert E Lee took command
    Robert E. Lee took command of the Confederate armies of North Virginia during the American Civil War.
  • 1896- First patent of Wireless Telegraphy
    Italian engineer and inventor Guglielmo Marconi applied for the first-ever patent for a system of wireless telegraphy in the United Kingdom.
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  • 1953- Coronation Ceremony
    The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was held in Westminster Abbey, London, England.
  • 1989 – Citizens vs Soldiers in China
    On June 2, 1989, 10,000 Chinese soldiers were blocked by 100,000 citizens in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, which protected students demonstrating for democracy.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1740- Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade was a French philosopher and writer born in Paris, France. Popular words like sadism and sadist are derivatives of his name. 
  • 1806- Isaac Strauss
    Isaac Strauss was a French violinist, conductor and composer, was born in Strasbourg, France on June 2, 1806.
  • 1857- Edward Elgar
    Edward Elgar was an English composer, he was born in Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire on June 2, 1857.
  • 1904- Johnny Weissmuller
    Johnny Weissmuller was an American actor (Tarzan) and a swimmer (5 Olympic gold 1924, 28), he was born in Freidorf, Romania.
  • 1922- Charlie Sifford
    Charlie Sifford was a famous American golfer, the first African-American to join PGA Tour and won 2 titles, was born in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • 1972- Wayne Brady
    Wayne Brady, a famous American actor and comedian as a profession, he was born in Columbus, Georgia on this glorious day in history.
  • 1989- Steve Smith
    Steve Smith was an Australian cricket batsman, he was born in Sydney, NSW.

This was all about the interesting and intriguing events that occurred on June 2! We hope you have had fun reading this blog! For more such entertaining and informative content, follow Leverage Edu. on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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