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June 1 Historical Events

The following events took place on June 1. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 62 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 193
    The Roman emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated.
  • 1215
    Zhongdu (now Beijing), then under the control of the Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Zhongdu.
  • 1252
    Alfonso X is elected King of Castile and León.
  • 1298
    Residents of Riga and Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Livonian Order in the Battle of Turaida.
  • 1495
    A monk, John Cor, records the first known batch of Scotch whisky.
  • 1533
    Anne Boleyn is crowned Queen of England.
  • 1535
    Combined forces loyal to Charles V attack and expel the Ottomans from Tunis during the Conquest of Tunis.
  • 1648
    The Roundheads defeat the Cavaliers at the Battle of Maidstone in the Second English Civil War.
  • 1649
    Start of the Sumuroy Revolt: Filipinos in Northern Samar led by Agustin Sumuroy revolt against Spanish colonial authorities.
  • 1660
    Mary Dyer is hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • 1670
    In Dover, England, Charles II of Great Britain and Louis XIV of France sign the Secret Treaty of Dover, which will force England into the Third Anglo-Dutch War.
  • 1679
    The Scottish Covenanters defeat John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog.
  • 1779
    Benedict Arnold, a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is court-martialed for malfeasance.
  • 1792
    Kentucky is admitted as the 15th state of the United States.
  • 1794
    The battle of the Glorious First of June is fought, the first naval engagement between Britain and France during the French Revolutionary Wars.
  • 1796
    Tennessee is admitted as the 16th state of the United States.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: U.S. President James Madison asks the Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.
  • 1813
    James Lawrence, the mortally-wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, gives his final order: “Don't give up the ship!”
  • 1815
    Napoleon promulgates a revised Constitution after it passes a plebiscite.
  • 1831
    James Clark Ross becomes the first European at the Magnetic North Pole.
  • 1855
    The American adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua.
  • 1857
    Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du mal is published.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Battle of Fairfax Court House: The first land battle of the American Civil War after the Battle of Fort Sumter, producing the first Confederate combat casualty.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Peninsula Campaign: The Battle of Seven Pines (or the Battle of Fair Oaks) ends inconclusively, with both sides claiming victory.
  • 1868
    The Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed, allowing the Navajos to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
  • 1876
    Hristo Botev, a national revolutionary of Bulgaria, is killed in Stara Planina
  • 1879
    Napoléon Eugène, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed in the Anglo-Zulu War.
  • 1890
    The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith’s tabulating machine to count census returns.
  • 1910
    Robert Falcon Scott’s second South Pole expedition leaves Cardiff.
  • 1913
    The Greek–Serbian Treaty of Alliance is signed, paving the way for the Second Balkan War.

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