This Week in History

June 1

1938 – The first issue of Action Comics, featuring Superman, was published.

1968 – Helen Keller, blind and deaf author-lecturer, died.

1980 – Cable News Network (CNN) debuted.

June 2

Brynn Coursey Heegan was born.

1886 – Grover Cleveland became the first U.S. president to get married in the White House.

1941 – Baseball great, Lou Gehrig died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS, a rare type of paralysis now referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

June 3

Grace Miller was born.

Brendan Gallagher was born.

1937 – The Duke of Windsor (formerly Edward VIII) married Wallis Simpson.

1989 – Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini died.

June 4

Helen Timlin-Kilgallen was born.

Victoria Barber was born.

Jessica McCormick was born.

1896 – Henry Ford took his first car out for a test drive.

2003 – Martha Stewart was indicted on charges of insider trading.

June 5

Jen Hynes Sullivan was born.

Regina Murphy was born.

Maureen McElhinney was born.

1752 – Benjamin Franklin flew a kite to demonstrate that lightning was a form of electricity. 

1968 – Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot by an assassin and died the next day.

June 6

Brian Mullen was born.

Pat Gallagher was born.

1944 – Thousands of Allied troops invaded the beaches of Normandy, France, on D-Day.

2002 – Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her Salt Lake City home.

June 7

Janet Deering was born.

Liz Corso was born.

1775 – The United Colonies changed their name to the United States.

1929 – Vatican City became a sovereign state.

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