June 1st

2010
Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, announced their separation after 40 years of marriage.
Tipper Gore
2009
Air France flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic. All 228 people on board died in the crash. It took two years to find and recover the wreckage from the ocean floor.
Air France Flight 447
2001
Nepal’s Crown Prince Dipendra went on a shooting spree, killing his father, mother, sister, brother, and other members of the royal family before shooting himself.
Nepalese royal massacre
1998
European Central Bank is founded in Brussels to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy.
Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union
1980
1st transmission of CNN, the Cable News Network.
History of CNN (1980–2003)
1979
Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) ends 90 years of white rule. In 1980, the Republic of Zimbabwe achieved sovereignty from the United Kingdom.
Rhodesia
1968
Deaf and blind author and educator Helen Keller died at age 87.
Helen Keller
1967
Beatles release "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in the US, goes on to spend 15 weeks at number one.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1964
Kenya becomes a republic with Jomo Kenyatta as its 1st President.
Jomo Kenyatta
1958
General Charles De Gaulle became the premier of France.
Charles de Gaulle
1945
The first group of Berlin women start clearing the rubble of World War II. In Germany, the Trümmerfrauen are a well-known symbol for a new beginning after the total desolation in the aftermath of the war, and for the Wirtschaftswunder, the rapid reconstruction of Germany's economy through hard labor.
Bombing of Berlin in World War II
1938
The first issue of Action Comics, featuring Superman, was published.
Action Comics 1
1926
Actress Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortensen in Los Angeles.
Marilyn Monroe
1925
Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig's streak of playing in 2,130 consecutive games began when he entered a game as a pinch hitter for the New York Yankees.
Lou Gehrig
1874
The Heimlich maneuver is published. Henry Heimlich is credited with developing the technique using abdominal thrusts to stop choking.
Henry Heimlich
1868
James Buchanan, the 15th president of the United States, died near Lancaster, Pa., at age 77.
James Buchanan
1831
The British explorer James Clark Ross discovers the North Magnetic Pole. It is the location where the Earth's magnetic field points directly downwards. It lies in the vicinity of the Geographic North Pole.
James Clark Ross
1796
Tennessee became the 16th state in the United States.
State of Tennessee
1792
Kentucky became the 15th state in the United States.
Kentucky
1676
Battle of Öland: allied Danish-Dutch forces defeat the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea, during the Scanian War (1675–79).
Kronan (ship)
1215
Beijing, under control of Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Beijing.
Mongol invasion of China