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Encyclopaedia Britannica | On This Day
June 02
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Johnny Weissmuller

American athlete and actor

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Elizabeth II

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1953

Elizabeth II crowned queen

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MORE EVENTS ON THIS DAY

Bo Diddley
2008: American singer, songwriter, and guitarist Bo Diddley, who was one of the most influential performers of rock music's early period, died at age 79. [Take our quiz about rock and roll.]
Oklahoma City bombing
1997: A jury in Denver, Colorado, found Timothy McVeigh of the militia movement guilty of murder and conspiracy in the deaths of 168 people in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, and he was executed in June 2001.
Italy
1946: In the aftermath of World War II, the people of Italy passed a referendum to replace the governing monarchy with a republic. [Sort fact from fiction in our quiz about Italy and France.]
Lou Gehrig
1941: American professional baseball player Lou Gehrig, who was nicknamed “the Iron Horse” for his record-setting number of consecutive games played, died at age 37, two years after being diagnosed with ALS. [Test your knowledge of baseball.]

ALSO BORN ON THIS DAY

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Pete Conrad

American astronaut

1840

Thomas Hardy

British writer

1953

Cornel West

American philosopher and political activist

1740

Marquis de Sade

French author

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