June 1: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1638 , an earthquake, the first recorded in the U.S., was reported in Plymouth, MA.
- In 1843, Sojourner Truth left New York to begin her career as antislavery activist .
- In 1938, the first issue of "Action Comics" was published with the world's first super hero, Superman.
- In 1968, Helen Keller dies in Westport, Connecticut, at the age of 87.
- On this day in 1980, CNN (Cable News Network), the world's first 24-hour television news network, aired.
- Famous Birthdays: Marilyn Monroe, actress; Brigham Young religious leader (Mormon church); Frank Whittle ,inventor (jet engine);Andy Griffith, actor; Tom Sneva (auto racer: Indianapolis 500 winner )
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