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  • Leipzig, Germany
    Monday Jun 02, 1749

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Heinrich von Brühl wrote to one of the Leipzig burgomasters to request that his music director, Johann Gottlob Harrer, fill the Thomaskantor and Director musics posts

    Leipzig, Germany
    Monday Jun 02, 1749

    On 2 June, Heinrich von Brühl wrote to one of the Leipzig burgomasters to request that his music director, Johann Gottlob Harrer, fill the Thomaskantor and Director musics posts "upon the eventual ... decease of Mr. Bach".




  • Venezuela
    Sunday Jun 02, 1816

    Simón Bolívar

    Fulfilled his promise to Pétion to free Spanish America's slaves

    Venezuela
    Sunday Jun 02, 1816

    In 1816, with Haitian soldiers and vital material support, Bolívar landed in Venezuela and fulfilled his promise to Pétion to free Spanish America's slaves on 2 June 1816.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Jun 02, 1872

    Mother's Day

    Mother's Day (United States)

    U.S.
    Sunday Jun 02, 1872

    In 1872 Julia Ward Howe called for women to join in support of disarmament and asked for 2 June 1872, to be established as a "Mother's Day for Peace".




  • Huizhou, Guangdong, China
    Sunday Jun 02, 1907

    Xinhai Revolution

    Huizhou Qinühu Uprising

    Huizhou, Guangdong, China
    Sunday Jun 02, 1907

    On 2 June, Deng Zhiyu and Chen Chuan gathered some followers, and together, they seized Qing arms in the lake, 20 km (12 mi) from Huizhou. They killed several Qing soldiers and attacked Taiwei on 5 June. The Qing army fled in disorder, and the revolutionaries exploited the opportunity, capturing several towns. They defeated the Qing army once again in Bazhiyie. Many organizations voiced their support after the uprising, and the number of revolutionary forces increased to two hundred men at its height. The uprising, however, ultimately failed.




  • Prague, Czechia (Then Czechoslovakia)
    Wednesday Jun 02, 1948

    1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état

    Beneš's Resignation

    Prague, Czechia (Then Czechoslovakia)
    Wednesday Jun 02, 1948

    Beneš resigned on 2 June and was succeeded by Gottwald twelve days later.




  • Westminster Abbey, London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jun 02, 1953

    Edward VIII

    Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

    Westminster Abbey, London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jun 02, 1953

    In June 1953, instead of attending the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, his niece, in London, the Duke and Duchess watched the ceremony on television in Paris. The Duke said that it was contrary to precedent for a Sovereign or former Sovereign to attend any coronation of another.




  • Tarara, Havana, Cuba
    Tuesday Jun 02, 1959

    Che Guevara

    Second Marriage

    Tarara, Havana, Cuba
    Tuesday Jun 02, 1959

    On June 2, 1959, he married Aleida March, a Cuban-born member of the 26th of July movement with whom he had been living since late 1958. Guevara returned to the seaside village of Tarara in June for his honeymoon with Aleida.


  • Iran
    Sunday Jun 02, 1963

    Ruhollah Khomeini

    The Feyziyeh madrasah speech

    Iran
    Sunday Jun 02, 1963

    On the afternoon of 'Ashura (3 June 1963), Khomeini delivered a speech at the Feyziyeh madrasah drawing parallels between the Sunni Muslim caliph Yazid, who is perceived as a 'tyrant' by Shias, and the Shah, denouncing the Shah as a "wretched, miserable man," and warning him that if he did not change his ways the day would come when the people would offer up thanks for his departure from the country.


  • England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 02, 1969

    Freddie Mercury

    Mercury was registered a citizen of the United Kingdom and colonies

    England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 02, 1969

    As Zanzibar was a British protectorate until 1963, Mercury was born a British subject, and on 2 June 1969 was registered a citizen of the United Kingdom and colonies after the family had emigrated to England.


  • London, England
    Wednesday Jun 02, 1971

    Johan Cruyff

    The European Cup

    London, England
    Wednesday Jun 02, 1971

    On 2 June 1971, in London, Ajax won the European Cup by defeating Panathinaikos 2–0. He signed a seven-year contract at Ajax. At the end of the season, he was named the Dutch and European Footballer of the Year for 1971.


  • Falklands
    Wednesday Jun 02, 1982

    Falklands War

    Plans were drawn up for half the Welsh Guards to march light on the night of 2 June

    Falklands
    Wednesday Jun 02, 1982

    Plans were drawn up for half the Welsh Guards to march light on the night of 2 June, whilst the Scots Guards and the second half of the Welsh Guards were to be ferried from San Carlos Water in the Landing Ship Logistics (LSL) Sir Tristram and the landing platform dock (LPD) Intrepid on the night of 5 June.


  • Beijing, China
    Friday Jun 02, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    The Movement Saw an Increase In Action and Protest

    Beijing, China
    Friday Jun 02, 1989

    On 2 June, the movement saw an increase in action and protest, solidifying the CPC's decision that it was time to act. Protests broke out as newspapers published articles that called for the students to leave Tiananmen Square and end the movement. Many of the students in the Square were not willing to leave and were outraged by the articles.


  • Beijing, China
    Friday Jun 02, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    Deng Xiaoping and Several Party Elders Met With The Three Remaining Politburo Standing Committee Members

    Beijing, China
    Friday Jun 02, 1989

    On 2 June, Deng Xiaoping and several party elders met with the three remaining politburo standing committee members, Li Peng, Qiao Shi and Yao Yilin, after Zhao Ziyang and Hu Qili had been ousted; the committee members agreed to clear the Square so "the riot can be halted and order be restored to the Capital." They also agreed that the Square needed to be cleared as peacefully as possible, but if protesters did not cooperate, the troops were authorized to use force to complete the job. That day, state-run newspapers reported that troops were positioned in ten key areas in the city.


  • Beijing, China
    Friday Jun 02, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    An Army Trencher Ran Into Four Civilians, Killing Three

    Beijing, China
    Friday Jun 02, 1989

    On the evening of 2 June, reports that an army trencher ran into four civilians, killing three sparked fear that the army and the police were trying to advance into Tiananmen Square. Student leaders issued emergency orders to set up roadblocks at major intersections to prevent the entry of troops into the center of the city.


  • Iran
    Friday Jun 02, 1989

    Ruhollah Khomeini

    Death

    Iran
    Friday Jun 02, 1989

    Khomeini's health declined several years prior to his death. After spending eleven days in Jamaran hospital, Ruhollah Khomeini died on 3 June 1989 after suffering five heart attacks in just ten days, at the age of 86 just before midnight.


  • U.S.
    Monday Jun 02, 2008

    Ford

    Jaguar and Land Rover Sold

    U.S.
    Monday Jun 02, 2008

    On June 2, 2008, Ford sold its Jaguar and Land Rover operations to Tata Motors for $2.3 billion.


  • London, England
    Tuesday Jun 02, 2009

    Michael Ballack

    Ballack Signed a One-year Contract extension with Chelsea

    London, England
    Tuesday Jun 02, 2009

    On 2 June 2009,Ballack signed a one-year contract extension with Chelsea.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Monday Jun 02, 2014

    Juan Carlos I

    Prime Minister's televised announcement about the king's intention to abdicate

    Madrid, Spain
    Monday Jun 02, 2014

    Spanish news media speculated about the King's future in early 2014, following public criticism over his taking an elephant hunting safari in Botswana and an embezzlement scandal involving his daughter Cristina, and her husband Inaki Urdangarin. The King's chief of staff in a briefing denied that the 'abdication option' was being considered. On the morning of 2 June 2014, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy made a televised announcement that the King had told him of his intention to abdicate. Later, the King delivered a televised address and announced that he would abdicate the throne in favour of the Prince of Asturias. Royal officials described the King's choice as a personal decision which he had been contemplating since his 76th birthday at the start of the year. The King reportedly said, "No queremos que mi hijo se marchite esperando como el príncipe Carlos." As required by the Spanish constitution, any abdication would be settled by means of an organic law.


  • Dortmund, Germany
    Monday Jun 02, 2014

    Ciro Immobile

    Dortmund move

    Dortmund, Germany
    Monday Jun 02, 2014

    On 2 June 2014 Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund announced the signing of Immobile. despite the co-ownership agreement between Torino and Juventus not being resolved. Urbano Cairo, the president of Torino, accused Juventus and Dortmund of violating FIFA regulation regarding transfer on 10 May 2014, which FIGC also states that such transfers must have mutual consent of the co-owners. Cairo also wanted to keep Immobile for at least a season for sports and for profit. On 18 June 2014, Juventus sold the remaining 50% registration rights of Immobile to Torino for €8.035 million.[39] Torino later revealed in its financial filing, that the transfer fee to the German side was €17.955 million.


  • FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Tuesday Jun 02, 2015

    Sepp Blatter

    Blatter's announcement that he would resign from the post of FIFA president

    FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Tuesday Jun 02, 2015

    On 2 June 2015, FIFA abruptly called a press conference at their Zürich headquarters, where Blatter announced that he would resign from the post of FIFA president amid the ongoing corruption scandal.During the news conference he said: "My mandate does not appear to be supported by everybody" and announced an extraordinary congress scheduled "as soon as possible" to elect his successor.Blatter announced that he would remain in office until his successor could be elected at the extraordinary congress, likely to be held some time between December 2015 and March 2016.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 02, 2015

    Eminem

    Phenomenal

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 02, 2015

    Eminem is the executive producer of the soundtrack on the sports drama Southpaw, with Shady Records. The first single from the soundtrack called 'Phenomenal' was released on June 2, 2015.


  • Mönchengladbach, Germany
    Thursday Jun 02, 2016

    Garry Kasparov

    Played against fifteen chess players in a simultaneous exhibition

    Mönchengladbach, Germany
    Thursday Jun 02, 2016

    On 2 June 2016, Kasparov played against fifteen chess players in a simultaneous exhibition in the Kaiser-Friedrich-Halle of Mönchengladbach. He won all games.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Friday Jun 02, 2017

    X-box

    Xbox Game Pass

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Friday Jun 02, 2017

    Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service from Microsoft for use with its Xbox One and Windows 10. Described as "Netflix for video games", the Xbox Game Pass grants users access to a catalog of games from a range of publishers for a single monthly subscription price. The service was launched on June 1, 2017.


  • Brazil
    Tuesday Jun 02, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Brazil Reach half a million cases

    Brazil
    Tuesday Jun 02, 2020

    On the second of June, Brazil reached half a million cases.


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