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This Day in History: June 1

June 1: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1638 , an earthquake, the first recorded in the U.S., was reported in Plymouth, MA.
  2. In 1843, Sojourner Truth left New York to begin her career as antislavery activist .
  3. In 1938, the first issue of "Action Comics" was published with the world's first super hero, Superman.
  4. In 1968, Helen Keller dies in Westport, Connecticut, at the age of 87.
  5. On this day in 1980, CNN (Cable News Network), the world's first 24-hour television news network, aired.
  6. 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 [1983])

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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