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Notable Historical Events for June 2nd

198531st LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez

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

1896Guglielmo Marconi applies to patent the radio, accepted 2 July 1897

1627English king Charles I establishes Guyana Company

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

1925NY Yankee Lou Gehrig begins his 2,130 consecutive game streak

1979John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit a communist country (Poland)

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

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

1989"Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams premieres

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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.

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

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

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

1945Athlete Jim Thorpe (57) weds Patricia Askew

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)

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

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

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

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