2021 June

June 1: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 1

June 1st celebrates Say Something Nice Day and Dare Day.

Welcome to the very first day of June. Today marks the 152nd day of the year.

If you were born on this day, your zodiac sign is Gemini.

There were so many incredible events that all fell on the first day of June in years gone by including royalty events, business, sports and so much more.

Did you know that on this day in 1980, CNN made its debut as the first 24-hour news channel? It was also the first news only television channel in the US.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 1st in history!

What Happened On June 1 In History?

2009

General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code permits reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the US.
1980

CNN made its debut as the first 24-hour news channel.

Source CNN
1951

The European Union expanded the 1951 Stresa Convention.

This change made it illegal for others to imitate cheeses already named. It was the first time union states joined together to agree on the names of cheeses.
1917

Baseball and war hero, Hank Gowdy became the first player to enlist into the US Army during World War II.

1880

The first payphone went into service in the US.

OTD in 1880: The first payphone went into service in the US.
Phonecalls were paid for by handing over cash to an attendant. The first coin operated payphone wouldn't come into existence for another 9 years!
1874

The Philadelphia Zoo opened. At the time, it was the only zoo in the “New World”.

The zoo opened with 1,000 animals and admission was 25 cents!
1843

Anti Slavery activist, Isabella Baumfree became a Methodist and changed her name to Sojourner Truth.

She chose the name after being approached by God who advised her to spread the truth about slavery.
1815

Napoleon I undertook a ceremony to make his authority officially recognized.

1796

Tennessee became the 16th state to join the United States of America.

1792

Kentucky became the 15th state to join the United States of America.

OTD in 1792: Kentucky became the 15th state to join the United States of America.
1533

Anne Boleyn was crowned the Queen of England at Westminster Abbey.

Famous Quotes Said On June 1st

Who said what today throughout history? Here are the most famous things people have said on this day.

2005

“Our time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

– Steve Jobs

Did you know that on this day, June 1st 1980, CNN made its debut as the first 24-hour news channel?