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Notable Historical Events for June 2nd

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

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

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

1989"Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams premieres

1959Allen Ginsberg writes his poem "Lysergic Acid", SF

1863Harriet Tubman leads Union guerrillas into Maryland, freeing slaves

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

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

1627English king Charles I establishes Guyana Company

1933FDR authorizes 1st swimming pool built inside the White House

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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

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

1945Athlete Jim Thorpe (57) weds Patricia Askew

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

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

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

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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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