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Notable Historical Events for June 2nd

1863Harriet Tubman leads Union guerrillas into Maryland, freeing slaves

1875Alexander Graham Bell makes first sound transmission

2004Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!.

1953Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, London

1935Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player

196232nd French Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (36 26 63 97 62)

1992Former NFL NY Giant Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery

1627English king Charles I establishes Guyana Company

198531st LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez

1957US TV interviews Nikita Khrushchev

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Notable Birthdays on June 2nd

1941Charlie Watts, London England, drummer (Rolling Stones)

1972Wayne Brady, Columbus, Georgia, American actor and comedian (The Wayne Brady Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?)

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Notable Weddings on June 2nd

1951"The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (45) weds UNESCO delegate Howland H. Sargeant

1945Athlete Jim Thorpe (57) weds Patricia Askew

2012Actress Drew Barrymore (37) weds writer Will Kopelman in Montecito, California

1919Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (40) weds his cousin Elsa Lowenthal (43)

1989Actor James Woods (42) weds horse trainer Sarah Owen (26) in Beverly Hills, California

188622nd and 24th US President Grover Cleveland (49) weds Frances Folsom (21) in the Blue Room at the White House

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Notable Deaths on June 2nd

1927Lizzie Borden, American, acquitted of murder, dies at 68

1941Lou Gehrig, 1st baseman (NY Yankee), dies of ALS in Riverdale NY at 37

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