2 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Marquis de Sade, 1740
  • Saint/Pope Pius X, 1835
  • Thomas Hardy, 1840
  • Edward Elgar, 1857
  • Hedda Hopper, 1890
  • Johnny Weissmuller, 1904
  • Mike Todd, 1907
  • Milo O'Shea, 1926
  • Sally Kellerman, 1937
  • Charlie Watts, 1941
  • Stacy Keach, 1941
  • Charles Haid, 1943
  • Marvin Hamlisch, 1944
  • Jerry Mathers, 1948

Died On This Day:

  • Giuseppe Garibaldi, 1882
  • Lou Gehrig, 1941
  • John Erskine, 1951
  • George S. Kaufman, 1961
  • Leo Gorcey, 1969
  • Stephen Boyd, 1977
  • Sammy Kaye, 1987
  • Andrés Segovia, 1987
  • Raj Kapoor, 1988
  • Rex Harrison, 1990
  • Norton Simon, 1993
  • Imogene Coca, 2001
  • Mel Ferrer, 2008
  • Bo Diddley, 2008

Today's Events:

  • AD 597 - St. Augustine baptises King Ethelbert of Kent.
  • 1162 - Thomas à Becket ordained; consecrated Archbishop of Canterbury tomorrow 3 June.
  • 1886 - President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom-first White House wedding of a president.
  • 1895 - Japan takes formal possession of Formosa (Taiwan) from China.
  • 1896 - Guglielmo Marconi receives U.S. patent on radio 10 years after he makes first broadcast in Italy.
  • 1899 - Wild Bunch led by Butch Cassidy blow up bridge and rob Overland Flyer near Wilcox, WY; reap $30Gs.
  • 1924 - Congress gives full citizenship to all American Indians, or Native Americans as we call them today.
  • 1953 - First televised Coronation of a royal monarch - Queen Elizabeth II - watched by 22 million people.
  • 1966 - First soft moon landing by Surveyor 1.
  • 1977 - Casino gambling approved in Atlantic City, N.J.
  • 1979 - Pope John Paul II returns to Poland in the first visit by a pontiff to a communist nation.
  • 2012 - Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, only the second one in history after Queen Victoria's in 1897.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Erasmus
  • Martyrs of Lyon
  • Marcellinus and Peter
  • Nicephorus of Constantinople
  • Blandina

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Italy (1946)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
  • ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
  • CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
  • HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
  • AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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