10 Things that happened this day in History – June 1st

At Joan Allen we love our History, and we love to find out about interesting facts or events that happened on this very day back through the years. We picked the top 10 interesting things that occurred on this day throughout history, along with a handful of births and deaths.

Swat up on your facts and take a few minutes to think back on how this day might have been once…

Can you think of any interesting things that happened on this day in History?


193: The assassination of Roman Emperor Didius Julianus


1533: Anne Boleyn is crowned as the Queen of England, lasting three years before her head got chopped off by Henry XIII


1779: Infamous traitor Benedict Arnold, at that time a general in the Continental Army, is court-martialed for malfeasance.


1796: Tennessee is introduced as the 16th state of the United States of America.


1831: James Clark Ross discovers the Magnetic North Pole.


1910: Robert Falcon Scott leaves England for his ill-fated expedition to the South Pole.


1921: Race riots and civil unrest takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


1946: Ion Antonescu, the dictator in charge of Romania in World War II, is executed.


1974: The Heimlich maneouver, designed to stop people choking, is introduced.


1980: CNN begins broadcasting.




1926: Actress Marilyn Monroe


1928: Comedian Bob Monkhouse


1937: Actor Morgan Freeman


1946: Actor Brian Cox


1947: Guitarist in the Rolling Stones – Ronnie Wood




1846: Pope Gregory XVI


1868: James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States


2008: Fashion designer Yves Saint Lauren