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.