On This Day In History, 1 June


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World Events Today

  • Otto Adolf Eichmann, one of the major organizers of the Holocaust, was executed by hanging today in 1962 in Ayalon Prison in Israel
  • The Heimlich manoeuvre, a first aid procedure used to treat upper airway blockage, was first published today in 1974
  • Abel Muzorewa became the first black Prime Minister of Rhodesia today in 1979, it was the end of almost 90 years of white rule in the country

Entertainment Events Today

  • The American news-based television channel, the Cable News Network, CNN, was founded today in 1980, it was the first channel to provide 24-hour news coverage
  • The American FX television channel was launched today in 1994
  • In the second all England UEFA Champions League Final in Madrid, Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0 today in 2019

Family Events Today

  • Norma Jeane Mortenson, better known as the American model and acting legend Marilyn Monroe, was born today in 1926 in Los Angeles
  • The American actor Morgan Freeman, who starred in many movies, including Driving Miss Daisy and The Shawshank Redemption, was born today in 1937 in Memphis
  • The German model and television presenter Heidi Klum, was born today in 1973 in Bergisch Gladbach

Main Event Today

  • The Driving Test became compulsory today in 1935 in the United Kingdom

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Go Barefoot Day

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