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  • On This Day: What happened on 02 June?

    On This Day: What happened on 02 June?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 02 June, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

    ON THIS DAY: 02 JUNE

    2014 | Telangana was officially the 29th state of India, formed from ten districts northwest of Andhra Pradesh.

    1990 | The Lower Ohio Valley tornado outbreak spawned 66 confirmed tornadoes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, 12 people reported dead.

    1983 | After an emergency landing due to a fire inside the plane, twenty-three passengers on an Air Canada Flight 797 were killed when a flashover occurred as the plane’s doors opened. As a result of this incident, many new safety regulations were put in place.

    1979 | Pope John Paul II started his first official visit to his native Poland and became the first Pope to visit a Communist country.

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    BIRTHDAYS

    1980 | Polish bass player and songwriter, Tomasz Wróblewski

    1950 | English theorist and academic, Anne Phillips

    1943 | American actor and director, Charles Haid.

    1993 | Australian footballer, Adam Taggart.

    1949 | American journalist and critic, Frank Rich.

    ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

    2003 | Canadian broadcaster and philanthropist, Alma Ricard, 97.

    2014 | American pharmacologist and chemist, Alexander Shulgin,89.

    2006 | English rugby player and coach, Keith Smith, 54.

    2008 | Turkish banker and businessman,  Cevher Özden, 75.

    2013 | Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist, Mandawuy Yunupingu,57.

    2015 | East Timorese politician, President of East Timor, Fernando de Araújo, 52

    SPORTS

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    2002 England national team squad

    The Three Lions started their 2002 World Cup campaign on this day, with a 1-1 draw with Sweden.

    ENTERTAINMENT

    2017 | Wonder Woman was released on this day in the United States. It was directed by Patty Jenkins.

    AFRICA FACT

    The Niger River is the largest river in West Africa and, with a length of 4 200 km (2 600mi), is the third-longest river in Africa after the Nile and Congo.

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