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Notable Historical Events for June 2nd

1627English king Charles I establishes Guyana Company

1994Indonesian censors ban Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List"

1989"Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams premieres

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

1875Alexander Graham Bell makes first sound transmission

1917Canadian ace Billy Bishop undertakes a solo mission behind enemy lines, shooting down three aircrafts as they were about to take off and several more on the ground, for which he is awarded the Victoria Cross

1942Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a US Navy aviator

1958Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record

1957US TV interviews Nikita Khrushchev

1862Robert E. Lee takes command of Confederate armies of North Virgin during US Civil War

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Notable Birthdays on June 2nd

1740Marquis de Sade, Paris, French philosopher and writer (Justine). The words sadism and sadist are derived from his name.

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

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Notable Weddings on June 2nd

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

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

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

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

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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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