01 June 2012

Timeline June 1 & 2

June 1
1801  Brigham Young, Mormon leader, was born in Whitingham, VT.
2009  General Motors filed for Chapter 11, becoming the largest U.S. industrial company to enter bankruptcy protection.

June 2
1840  Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet was born.
1857  Sir Edward Elgar, English composer, was born.
1953  Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father King George VI.
1966  US space probe Surveyor 1 landed on the moon and began transmitting detailed photographs.

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