History Of 1 June

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History Of 1 June

1970 – Zimbabwe came into existence. It was formerly known as Rhodesia.

1972 – In Iraq, The Ba’athist government nationalized the western-owned Iraq Petroleum Company and turned operations over to the Iraq National Oil Company.

1977 – The Soviet Union formally charged Jewish human rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason. He was imprisoned until 1986.

1978 – The U.S. reported the finding of wiretaps in the American embassy in Moscow.

1979 – In the U.S., the government-controlled ceiling on oil prices ends. The control was phased out over 28 months.

1980 – Cable News Network (CNN) made its debut as the first all-news station.

1989 – Disney World’s “Typhoon Lagoon” opened.

1995 – At Disneyland Paris, the attraction “Space Mountain: From The Earth to the Moon” opened.

1998 – In the U.S., the FDA approved a urine-only test for the AIDS virus.

1998 – A $124 million suit was brought against Goodyear Tire & Rubber that alleged discrimination towards black workers.

1999 – Merrill Lynch chairman David Komansky announced that the firm would soon allow its customers to buy and sell stocks over the Internet.

2008 – The Phoenix Mars Lander became the first NASA spacecraft to scoop Martian soil.

2009 – The first event, a George Strait concert, was held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.

2009 – General Motors filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The filing made GM the largest U.S. industrial company to enter bankruptcy protection.

2011 – A rare tornado outbreak occurs in New England; a strong EF3 tornado strikes Springfield, Massachusetts, during the event, killing four people.

2011 – Space Shuttle Endeavour makes its final landing after 25 flights. 

2015 – A ship carrying 458 people capsizes on Yangtze River in China’s Hubei province, killing 400 people.

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