Lost and Found – June 2nd Edition

What to remember about June 2nd…

  • 1692  Bridget Bishop is 1st person to go before the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts; she will be hanged June 10th
  • 1774  Parliament renews Quartering Act; forces colonists to allow British troops to stay in private homes
  • 1865  Last Confederate army surrenders at Galveston, Texas
  • 1886  President Grover Cleveland marries 21-year-old Frances Folsom at the White House; she is the youngest American First Lady
  • 1919  Anarchists set off 8 bombs targeting public figures in favor of anti-sedition laws and deportation of criminal immigrants
  • 1924  President Coolidge signs Indian Citizenship Act; all native Americans born inside U.S. territories granted citizenship
  • 1935  After 22 seasons, 10 World Series, and 714 home runs, George Herman “Babe” Ruth retires from baseball
  • 1953  Elisabeth Alexandra Mary is crowned Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1966  NASA’s Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becomes 1st U.S. spacecraft to soft land on an extraterrestrial body
  • 1997  Domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh is convicted in Denver, Colorado for bombing of Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995
  • 1998  California ballot proposition 227 passes 61-39%; abolishes bi-lingual education in favor of English-only immersion

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