Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Today in History: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On June 2, 1953, Queen Elizabeth II of Britain was crowned in Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI.
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On this date in:
1851Maine became the first state to enact a law prohibiting alcohol.
1886President Grover Cleveland, 49, married Frances Folsom, 21, in a White House ceremony.
1897Mark Twain was quoted by the New York Journal as saying "the report of my death was an exaggeration."
1924Congress granted U.S. citizenship to all American Indians.
1941Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig died at age 37 of a degenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
1946The Italian monarchy was abolished in favor of a republic.
1979Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on the first visit by a pope to a Communist country.
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1981The Japanese video arcade game "Donkey Kong" made its U.S. debut.
1997Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.
1998Voters in California passed Proposition 227, requiring that all schoolchildren be taught in English.
2010Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga lost his bid for a perfect game against Cleveland with two outs in the ninth inning on a call that first base umpire Jim Joyce later admitted he'd blown.
2011Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
2012Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison after a court convicted him on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that forced him from power.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Rock musician Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones) turns 74 years old today.
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Sally KellermanActress78
Stacy KeachActor74
Charles HaidActor ("Hill Street Blues")72
Jerry MathersActor ("Leave it to Beaver")67
Joanna GleasonActress65
Dennis HaysbertActor ("24")61
Dana CarveyComedian ("Saturday Night Live")60
Michael SteeleRock musician (The Bangles)60
Kyle PettyAuto racer55
Wayne BradyActor, comedian ("Whose Line is it Anyway")43
Wentworth MillerActor ("Prison Break")43
Zachary QuintoActor ("Heroes")38
Dominic CooperActor37
Nikki CoxActress37
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