Thursday, June 01, 2017
History for June 1 - On-This-Day.com:
Brigham Young 1801, Nelson Riddle 1921, Andy Griffith 1926 - Actor
Norma Jeane Mortenson (Marilyn Monroe) 1926 - Actress, Pat Boone 1934 - Singer, Cleavon Little 1939
1861 - The first skirmish of the U.S. Civil War took place at the Fairfax Court House, Virginia.
1869 - Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric voting machine.
1892 - The General Electric Company (GE) began operations after the merging of the Edison General Electric and the Thomson-Houston Electric companies.
1938 - Baseball helmets were worn for the first time.
1939 - The Douglas DC-4 made its first passenger flight from Chicago to New York.
1958 - Charles de Gaulle became the premier of France.
1980 - Cable News Network (CNN) made its debut as the first all-news station.
2009 - General Motors filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The filing made GM the largest U.S. industrial company to enter bankruptcy protection.