Friday, 2 June 2017

June 02 : Major Historical Events

Each day has its own significance. The importance of each day is signified by many happenings that took place on that particular day. The major events that happened in History on June 02 are listed below.
1840: Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet was born. (d. 1928)
1923: Lloyd Shapley, American mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate was born (d. 2016)
1924: US President Calvin Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.
1931: Suspension bridge collapsed at its opening.
1935: Babe Ruth, one of the greatest players in the history of baseball, ends his major league playing career after 22 seasons, 10 World Series and 714 home runs.
1943: Ilaiyaraja, the Indian singer-singwriter and producer, was born. 
1946: In a referendum, Itilians voted to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic. After the referendum, King Umberto-II of Italy was exiled.
1953: Mountaineer Edmund Hillary of New 
zealand and his Nepalese Sherpa guide Tensing became the first men to conquesr Mount Everest.
1953: Queen Elizabeth II was formally crowned as The Queen in England.
1956: Mani Ratnam, the renowned Indian film director, was born.
1966: First US space probe Surveyor 1 landed on the moon.
1988: Raj Kapoor, the famous film actor, director and Dadasaheb Phalke awardee, passed away.
1979: Pope John Paul II started his first official visit to his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country.
2003: Europe launched its first voyage to Mars.
2004: Dom Moraes, the Indian writer and poet, passed away.
2012: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.
2014: Telengana officially became the 29th state of India.
2015: Irwin Rose, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate passed away (b. 1926).