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June 2: This Day That Year

June 2

- 1740 - Birthday: Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and writer (Justine), born in Paris, France. He is the origin of words sadism & sadist, both words derived from his name.

- 1901 - USA: Benjamin Adams arrested for playing golf on Sunday (NY).

- 1909 - Alfred Deakin becomes PM of Australia for the 3rd time.

- 1933 - Franklin D. Roosevelt authorizes 1st swimming pool to be built inside the White House.

- 1951 - Birthday: Gilbert Baker (died March 31, 2017, age 65) American artist and gay rights activist who designed the rainbow flag in 1978.

- 1977 - USA: New Jersey approves casino gambling in Atlantic City.

- 1979 - USA: Mayor Tom Bradley signs first homosexual rights bill in Los Angeles.

- 1994 - Indonesia bans Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List".

- 2009 - Switzerland enters the global recession.

- 2015 - 100 volunteers set a world record for tree planting in Bhutan by planting 49,672 trees in 1 hour.

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