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Notable Historical Events for June 1st

1964Kenya becomes a republic and Jomo Kenyatta its President

1925Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp (1st of record 2130 consec games)

1980Beth Daniel wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championshipship

1533Anne Boleyn crowned queen of England

1215Beijing, then under the control of the Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Beijing.

1836Charles Darwin returns to Capetown

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

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

1958Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 1st

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

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

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

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

1974Alanis Nadine Morisette, vocalist (Jagged Little Pill)

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

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Notable Weddings on June 1st

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

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

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

1949Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz wed for the second time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on June 1st

2005George Mikan, American basketball player, dies at 80

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

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

1965Curly Lambeau, first coach of the Green Bay Packers, dies of a heart attack at 67

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

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

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