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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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
The Three Lions started their 2002 World Cup campaign on this day, with a 1-1 draw with Sweden.
2017 | Wonder Woman was released on this day in the United States. It was directed by Patty Jenkins.
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.