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Notable Historical Events for June 1st

1918Canadian ace Billy Bishop downs 6 aircrafts over a three-day span, including German ace Paul Bilik, reclaiming his top scoring title from James McCudden

1980Beth Daniel wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championshipship

198632nd LPGA Championship won by Pat Bradley

1836Charles Darwin returns to Capetown

1980Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in Calif

1930Bradman scores cricket 191 Australia v Hampshire, 240 mins, 26 fours

1985"Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" by David Lee Roth hits #12

1815Napoleon Bonaparte swears fidelity to the Constitution of France.

1966George Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London

1958Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France

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Notable Birthdays on June 1st

1926Marilyn Monroe, [Norma Jean Mortenson], LA, actress (Some Like It Hot)

1973Heidi Klum, Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, German supermodel

1937Morgan Freeman, Memphis Tennessee, Academy award winning actor (Driving Mrs Daisy, Glory)

1801Brigham Young, Whitingham Vermont, American religious leader (Mormon church)

1961Paul Coffey, Weston Ontario, NHL forward (Oilers, Penguins, Red Wings)

1974Alanis Nadine Morisette, vocalist (Jagged Little Pill)

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Notable Weddings on June 1st

1889Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (21) weds socialite Catherine Tobin

1933Charlie Chaplin (44) weds Paulette Goddard (22)

1972Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (30) weds second wife Carole Hoff

1997Grammy Award-winning singer Kenny Rogers (59) weds Wanda Miller (31) at his ranch in Athens, Georgia

1941Actress Gene Tierney (20) weds fashion designer Oleg Cassini (28)

1896Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (41) marries Charlotte Frances Payne-Townshend (41)in Covent Garden, London.

1949Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz wed for the second time

1963Actor Rod Taylor (33) weds model Mary Hilem (25) at Westwood Community Methodist Church in Hollywood

1985Country singer Merle Haggard (48) weds fourth wife Debbie Parret

2013Singer Diana DeGarmo (26) weds singer Ace Young (33) at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel in Los Angeles

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Notable Deaths on June 1st

1968Helen Keller, blind & deaf/author (Let us Have Faith), dies at 87

1971Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologist (Nature & Destiny of Man), dies at 78

1952John Dewey, US philosopher (Common Faith), dies at 92

1872James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), dies at 76

1868James Buchanan, 15th US president (1857-61), dies at 77

2005George Mikan, American basketball player, dies at 80

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