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Historical Events in June - 01

Jun 3, 2011

1495 - The first written record of Scotch Whiskey appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland. Friar John Cor is the distiller.

1638 - The first earthquake recorded in U.S. At Plymouth, Mass.

1774 - British government orders Port of Boston closed.

1789 - The first U.S. congressional act becomes law (on administering oaths)

1792 - Kentucky becomes the 15th state of the union

1796 - Tennessee becomes the 16th state of the U.S.

1808 - The first U.S. land-grant university founded - Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

1809 - Allardyce Barclay begins a bet of walking 1mile every hour for 1000 hours. Each hour he walked a ? Mile round trip from his home.

1813 - Captain John Lawrence utters Navy motto "Don't give up the ship"

1813 - Captain James Lawrence, commander of the U.S. frigate Chesapeake, coins the phrase "Don't give up the ship," during a losing battle with a British frigate.

1843 - It snows in Buffalo & Rochester NY & Cleveland Ohio

1843 - Sojourner Truth leaves NY to begin her career as antislavery activist.

1845 - Homing pigeon completes 11,000 km trip (Namibia-London) in 55 days.

1855 - US adventurer Wm Walker conquers Nicaragua, reestablishes slavery.

1861 - The first skirmish in the Civil War, Fairfax Court House, Va.

1861 - US & Confederacy simultaneously stop mail interchange.

1862 - General Lee assumes command after Joe Johnston is injured at 7 Pines.

1864 - Battle of Cold Harbour, VA.

1866 - Renegade Irish Fenians invade Fort Erie Ontario from US.

1868 - James Buchanan, the 15th president of the US , dies near Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

1868 - Texas constitutional convention meets in Austin.


1875 - Ceremony of turning the first sod on the Canadian Pacific Railway on the left bank of the Kamistiquia river in the townsite of Fort William about four miles from the river`s mouth.

1877 - US troops authorized to pursue bandits into Mexico.

1888 - California gets its first seismograph.

1889 - Europe's Orient Express completes arrangements for travel between Paris and Constantinople without change of train.

1898 - Trans-Mississippi International Exposition opens in Omaha.

1905 - Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition opens in Portland, Oregon.

1907 - -27 degree F (-33 degree C), Sacramento, Argentina (South American Record).

1909 - Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition opens in Seattle.

1911 - The first US group insurance policy written, Passaic, NJ.

1915 - The National Transcontinental Railway is completed between Moncton and Winnipeg via Edmundston, Quebec and Senneterre. Because of the high cost the Grand Trunk refused to lease the line which was operated as a component of the Canadian Government Railways until the formation of the Canadian National System.

1921 - Race riot in Tusla Okla (21 whites and 60 blacks killed).

1933 - Century of Progress world's fair opens in Chicago.

1938 - Superman Comics launched..