This Week in History

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June 1

* 1792 – Kentucky is admitted as the 15th state of the United States.
* 1796 – Tennessee is admitted as the 16th state of the United States.

June 2

* 1835 – P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.

June 3

* 1916 – The Reserve Officer Training Corps or ROTC is established by the U.S. Congress.

June 4

* 781 BC – The first historic solar eclipse is recorded in China.
* 1919 – Women's rights: The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.

June 5

* 1977 – The Apple II, the first practical personal computer, goes on sale.

June 6

* 1844 – The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.
* 1944 – World War II: Battle of Normandy begins. D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history.

June 7

* 1892 – Benjamin Harrison becomes the first President of the United States to attend a baseball game.
* 1942 – World War II: The Battle of Midway ends.
* 2005 - My Brynie was born :D sorry, had yo throw that in!


Jenny said...

just dropping by from I AM HARRIET and the commenting thinger. love your site.

crunchiemummy said...

Just dropping in from Momdot's blogathon. Great blog!

Sue said...

I love seeing what happened in history on certain days. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Aimee said...

I love trivia! I'll have to tell my son about Harrison...he's a big baseball fan!

Anissa said...

TFS I'm starting to get all my stuff together for next year. Crazy!!!!

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