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  • On This Day: What happened on 01 June?

    On This Day: What happened on 01 June?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 01 June, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

    ON THIS DAY: 01 JUNE

    2015 | A ship carrying 458 people capsized on the Yangtze River in China’s Hubei province, and at least 400 people died.

    2011 | A rare tornado outbreak occurred in New England; a strong EF3 tornado struck Springfield, Massachusetts, during the event, four people were reported dead.

    2011 | Space Shuttle Endeavour landed for the last time after 25 flights.

    2004 | Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols was sentenced to 161 consecutive life terms without the possibility of release, breaking a Guinness World Record.

    2001 | Nepalese royal massacre: Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal was shot and killed several members of his family including his father and mother.

     ALSO READ: What happened on 31 May? 

    BIRTHDAYS

    1987 | American basketball player, Jerel McNeal. 

    1990 | Danish footballer, Kennie Chopart. 

    1954 | English lawyer, and judge, Jill Black. 

    1978 | Italian high jumper, Antonietta Di Martino. 

    1957 | Polish director and screenwriter, Dorota KĿdzierzawska. 

    ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

    1991 | American singer-songwriter, David Ruffin, 50.

    1986 Austrian race car driver, Jo Gartner, 28.

    2007 | American singer and songwriter (Hi-Five) Tony Thompson, 32.

    2010 | Japanese dancer, Kazuo Ohno, 104.

    2019 | Ani Yudhoyono, Indonesian politician, 6th First Lady of Indonesia, Kazuo Ohno, 67.

    SPORTS 

    http://www.thesouthafrican.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Former-Chelsea-captain-John-Terry-Image_-John-Terry_Twitter-.jpg
    Former Chelsea captain John Terry Image:John Terry/Twitter

    2007 | On this day, England returned to Wembley with their first match at a rebuilt stadium.  A crowd of 88 745 fans attended. John Terry scored the first goal in the 68th minute but Diego equalized for Brazil. 

    ENTERTAINMENT 

    2005 | On this day, Warner Bros released “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” in the United States. 

    AFRICA FACT 

    Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa. It includes Pemba Island, Mafia, and Unguja Island. 

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