Today in History

Listings for Tuesday, June 2, 2020.


  • Republic (Constitution) Day, celebrated in Italy
  • 455 Gaiseric sacks Rome, what a Vandal.
  • 1858 Donati Comet first seen, named after it's discoverer
  • 1873 Construction of world's first cable car system, begins in SF.
  • 1910 Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea
  • 1936 Gen. Anastasio Somoza takes over as dictator of Nicaragua
  • 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey
  • 1966 Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum first moon soft-landing.
  • 1977 New Jersey legalizes casino gambling in Atlantic City.
  • 1979 John Paul II first pope to visit a communist country - Poland.
  • 1997 Timothy McVey found guilty on 11 charges involving The Oklahoma Bombing

That's all for today.

Today In History