June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining.

  1. 193 - Roman Emperor Didius Julianus assassinated
  2. 1283 - Treaty of Rheinfelden: Duke Rudolph II of Austria waives his right to the Duchies of Austria and Styria.
  3. 1485 - Matthias of Hungary takes Vienna from Frederick III
  4. 1495 - Friar John Cor records the first known batch of scotch whisky.
  5. 1533 - Anne Boleyn crowned queen.
  6. 1660 - Mary Dyer hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the colony.
  7. 1779 - American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold court-martialed for malfeasance.
  8. 1792 - Kentucky admitted as the 15th state of the United States.
  9. 1796 - Tennessee admitted as the 16th state of the United States.
  10. 1812 - War of 1812: U.S. President James Madison asks the Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.
  11. 1813 - James Lawrence, the mortally-wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, cries out "Don't give up the ship!"
  12. 1815 - Napoleon swears fidelity to the Constitution of France.
  13. 1831 - James Clark Ross discovers the North Magnetic Pole.
  14. 1855 - American adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua.
  15. 1862 - American Civil War Peninsula Campaign: Battle of Seven Pines or (Battle of Fair Oaks) - Engegementg ends inconclusively, with both sides claiming victory.
  16. 1869 - Thomas Edison receives a patent for his electric voting machine.
  17. 1879 - Napoleon Eugene killed in the Anglo-Zulu War.
  18. 1890 - The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith's tabulating machine to count census returns.
  19. 1910 - Robert Falcon Scott's South Pole expedition leaves England.
  20. 1918 - World War I Western Front: Battle for Belleau Wood - Allied Forces under John J. Pershing & James Harbord engage Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince.
  21. 1921 - Tulsa Race Riot: Civil unrest in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  22. 1922 - Royal Ulster Constabulary founded .
  23. 1925 - Lou Gehrig plays the first game in his record streak of 2,130 consecutive games.
  24. 1935 - The first driving tests are introduced in Britain.
  25. 1941 - World War II: Battle of Crete ends as Crete capitulates to Germany.
  26. 1942 - World War II: The Warsaw paper Liberty Brigade publishes the first news of the concentration camps.
  27. 1943 - British Overseas Airways Corporation Flight 777 is shot down over the Bay of Biscay by German Junkers Ju 88s, killing actor Leslie Howard and leading to speculation that downing was an attempt to kill British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
  28. 1946 - Ion Antonescu executed.
  29. 1958 - Charles de Gaulle brought out of retirement to lead France by decree for six months.
  30. 1962 - Adolf Eichmann hanged in Israel.
  31. 1967 - The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is released.
  32. 1974 - Flixborough disaster: Explosion at a chemical plant kills 28 people.
  33. 1978 - The first international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty filed.
  34. 1979 - The first black-led government of Rhodesia in 90 years takes power.
  35. 1980 - Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.
  36. 1990 - George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production.
  37. 2000 - The Patent Law Treaty (PLT) signed.
  38. 2001 - Dipendra of Nepal slaughters his family during dinner.
  39. 2001 - Dolphinarium massacre: A Hamas suicide bomber kills 21 at a disco in Tel Aviv.
  40. 2003 - The People's Republic of China begins filling the reservoir behind the Three Gorges Dam.
  41. 2005 - The Dutch referendum on the European Constitution results in its rejection.