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June 1: This Day That Year

June 1

- 1533 - Anne Boleyn crowned queen of England.

- 1638 - 1st earthquake was recorded in US, at Plymouth, Mass.

- 1868 - James Buchanan, 15th US president (1857-61), dies (born April 23, 1791, age 77).

- 1869 - Thomas Edison’s 1st patent for an electric vote machine.

- 1880 - USA: 1st pay telephone installed

- 1926 - Birthday: Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Mortenson) born in LA, California (died August 5, 1962, age 36).

- 1935 - England: Driving test & license plates introduced.

- 1937 - Birthday: Morgan Freeman born in Memphis, Tennessee.

- 1963 - Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st PM of Kenya.

- 1964 - Kenya becomes a republic (Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st President).

- 1980 - CNN (Cable News Network) launched.

- 2007 - UK: Smoking is banned in public places.

- 2009 - Air France Flight 447 crashes on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, killing 228 passengers and crew members.

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