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June 2 – A Day as Today – Dorian’s Secrets

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In the Gregorian Calendar, June 2 is the 53th
(hundredth – fiftieth third) day of the year.

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Quote of the Day…

I do not want to lie, nor can I hide it, and I believe that telling the truth frankly is the most worthy garment for a good man.

— Leandro Fernández de Moratín
Spanish playwright (died June 2, 1828).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

June 2 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 455: Rome is sacked by the vandals of Genseric.
  • 1183: the battle of Kurikara takes place, within the Genpei wars, where the Minamoto clan puts the balance in their favor after the domination of the Taira clan.
  • 1484: the city of Qasr Bunayra (Spain), current Casarabonela, falls to the Catholic Monarchs.
  • 1537: in Rome, Pope Paul III publishes the bull Sublimis Deus, where he decrees that the Native Americans are true human beings, endowed with a soul.
  • 1765: in present-day Guatemala, the first settlement in the city of Chiquimula is destroyed by a violent hurricane and several earthquakes, known as the Santísima Trinidad Earthquakes, which cause landslides and floods.
  • 1774: in present-day Mexico City, the Spanish Pedro Romero de Terreros founded the National Monte de Piedad, under the name of “Sacro Real del Monte de Piedad de Ánimas”, which meant the solution to the economic problems of the residents of the city. New Spain.
  • 1782: the Banco de San Carlos, future Bank of Spain, is founded in Madrid.
  • 1823: an earthquake of magnitude 7 on the Richter seismological scale occurs at the Kilauea volcano (Hawaiian Islands) at 8:00 am.
  • 1841: reception of Victor Hugo at the French Academy.
  • 1843: in the Ácana and Concepción sugar mills, in the Sabanilla district (Cuba), several dozen slaves rise up.
  • 1858: in Italy, Giovanni Battista Donati discovers Comet Donati.
  • 1865: in Texas, in the framework of the American Civil War, the 19th Texas Regiment, the last Confederate unit, surrenders and the last Confederate flag is lowered.
  • 1875: Scottish inventor Alexander Graham Bell invents a membrane microphone for his telephone.
  • 1877: in Switzerland, Paul Brousse and Jean-Louis Pindy publish the first issue of L’Avant-Garde, Organe de la Fédération française de l’Association Internationale des Travailleurs (‘The Vanguard, organ of the French Federation of the AIT’) .
  • 1878: in Berlin, the German Emperor Wilhelm I is wounded by two bullets. It is the second attempt on his life in two months.
  • 1884: in Buenos Aires (Argentina) the Volunteer Fire Department of La Boca is founded, the oldest in that country.
  • 1886: in New York, Johann Most is sentenced to one year in prison for statements (which were judged as “inciting” a riot), which he would have made at the Workingmen’s Rifle Club in New York on May 11.
  • 1896: in Great Britain, the Italian Guglielmo Marconi patented the radio.
  • 1899: in Baler (Captaincy General of the Philippines) the “Last of the Philippines” capitulate, after 337 days besieged by Philippine troops.
  • 1904: in the Vollard gallery (Paris) the French painter Henri Matisse exhibits his works. Among them is the popular Snow effect on the Saint-Michel bridge.
  • 1908: in Madrid (Spain), the Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío presents his credentials as his country’s ambassador.
  • 1908: in Spain the performance of women in bullfighting is prohibited.
  • 1909: the French army captures the city of Abéché, capital of the Udai Empire, in central Africa.
  • 1909: the first airplane flight with passengers is made.
  • 1919: the allies of the First World War communicate to Austria the conditions for peace.
  • 1919: in Zurich (Switzerland), Luigi Bertoni and other Italian anarchists (detained for 14 months) implicated in the “Zurich plot” are tried before a federal court.
  • 1922: Richard Strauss’s opera Renard von Mavra opens in Paris.
  • 1927: a new Constitution is approved in Greece.
  • 1927: the Villa Elisa Athletic Club is founded in Villa Elisa (Argentina).
  • 1941: in Baghdad (Iraq) –immediately after the British victory in the Anglo-Iraqi War (from April 18 to May 30, 1941) – the Sunni Muslim population, instigated by the Nazi ambassador Fritz Grobba, perpetrates a farhud (‘violent dispossession’): between 1 and 2 June kills 175 Iraqi Jews and wounds about 1,000.
  • 1945: In Orleans, the monthly newspaper L’Unique is edited by Émile Armand, which is a continuation of the individualist anarchist propaganda work that had already begun with L’En dehors, in 1922.
  • 1946: established by referendum the Republic in Italy.
  • 1949: Transjordan is officially renamed Jordan.
  • 1953: in Westminster Abbey (United Kingdom), Elizabeth II is crowned queen.
  • 1955: the Baikonur Cosmodrome is founded in Kazakhstan (Soviet Union).
  • 1957: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States detonates the 0.14 kiloton Franklin hydrogen bomb. It is the 90th bomb out of a total of 1,132 atomic bombs that detonated that country between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1958: in the Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean), the United States detonates its atomic bomb Rose, of 15 kilotons. It turns out a fizzle (failed bomb), since 125 kt had been predicted. It is the 134th bomb out of 1,132 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1963: in Arabia, Prince Faisal decrees the abolition of slavery.
  • 1967: The long-awaited Beatles album: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is released in the United States; in the UK it was released the day before.
  • 1974: in Argentina, Newells came out for the first time champion of Argentine Soccer in the Metropolitan 1974 in the field of his maximum rival Rosario Central after equaling 2-2 in the classic Rosario.
  • 1975: in France, more than 100 prostitutes occupied the church of Saint-Nizier in Lyon, in order to draw attention to the escalation of violence against them. They went on strike for 8 days and held the occupation for 8 days, when it was raided by the police. From that day on, the movement in favor of the rights of sex workers began.
  • 1989: in Italy, several biologists discover the mechanism to create transgenic animals in the laboratory.
  • 1989: the revolutionary and philosopher Henry sosa, alias “Hen sosa”, is born in Honduras, creator of the free movement of infinite thought.
  • 1992: Denmark does not accept to join the Maastricht Treaty, as 50.7% of the population refused in the referendum held.
  • 1996: South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner, retires as primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (Anglican Communion).
  • 1998: in the state of California (United States) Proposition 227 is approved by popular vote, which eliminates the bilingual education program in that state.
  • 2003: ESA launches the Mars Express spacecraft.
  • 2004: Five members of Doctors Without Borders are assassinated in Afghanistan.
  • 2007: in Milan (Italy), for the first time in history, a woman, Laura Pausini, performs a concert at the well-known San Siro stadium.
  • 2014: in Madrid (Spain), the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I announces in an official message at 1:00 p.m. that he abdicates in favor of his son, Prince Felipe, who will reign under the name of Felipe VI de Spain.
  • 2015: in Switzerland, the president of FIFA, Joseph Blatter – involved in a corruption scandal – announces his resignation from office.
  • 2019: the final of the Argentine Super League Cup was played where Tigre defeated Boca 2-0 and was crowned champion, this being the first title they have won in their history in the highest category of Argentine football.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

June 2 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 926: Murakami, Japanese emperor (d. 967).
  • 1423: Ferdinand I, King of Naples (d. 1494).
  • 1489: Carlos IV de Borbón, French aristocrat (d. 1537).
  • 1535: Leo XI, Italian pope (d. 1605).
  • 1565: Francisco Ribalta, Spanish painter (d. 1628).
  • 1621: Isaak van Ostade, Dutch painter (d. 1649).
  • 1691: Nicolau Nasoni, Italian architect and painter (d. 1773).
  • 1731: Martha Washington, wife of George Washington (d. 1802).
  • 1740: Marquis de Sade (Donatien Alphonse François), French writer (d. 1814).
  • 1743: Cagliostro, Italian physician, alchemist and occultist (d. 1795).
  • 1748: Ignacio de Arteaga e Idiáquez, Spanish aristocrat (d. 1817).
  • 1748: José Lidón, Spanish composer (d. 1827).
  • 1758: Juan José Paso, Argentine politician, secretary of the First Junta (d. 1833).
  • 1782: Benjamin Gaillon, French mycologist (d. 1839).
  • 1787: Nils Gabriel Sefström, Swedish chemist (d. 1845).
  • 1801: Atanasio Cruz Aguirre, Uruguayan politician (d. 1875).
  • 1816: Constantin Alexandru Rosetti, Romanian writer and politician (d. 1885).
  • 1817: Jacques Pucheran, French zoologist and explorer (d. 1895).
  • 1821: Ion Bratianu, Romanian politician (d. 1891).
  • 1823: Théodore Deck, French potter (d. 1891).
  • 1823: Adolf Bernhard Christoph Hilgenfeld, German writer and theologian (d. 1907).
  • 1823: Pyotr Lavrov, Russian mathematician and politician (d. 1900).
  • 1830: Antonio Plaza Llamas, writer and Mexican military man (d. 1882).
  • 1831: Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, Spanish archaeologist (d. 1888).
  • 1833: Segismundo Moret, Spanish politician and orator (d. 1913).
  • 1835: Pius X (Melchor Sarto), Italian religious, pope between 1903 and 1914 (d. 1914).
  • 1835: Nikolai Rubinstein, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1881).
  • 1837: Ignacio Silva Ureta, Chilean politician (d. 1924).
  • 1838: Alexandra of Oldenburg, Russian aristocrat (d. 1900).
  • 1840: Servando Arbolí Faraúdo, Spanish theologian and writer (d. 1904).
  • 1840: Thomas Hardy, British poet and novelist (d. 1928).
  • 1841: Federico Zandomeneghi, Italian painter (d. 1917).
  • 1845 – Arthur MacArthur, Jr., American general (d. 1912).
  • 1846: Victorino Abente y Lago, Spanish poet, settled in Paraguay (d. 1935).
  • 1846: Augusto Font Carreras, Spanish architect (d. 1924).
  • 1857: Sir Edward Elgar, British composer (d. 1934).
  • 1857: Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish playwright and novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1917 (d. 1919).
  • 1860: Roger de Barbarin, French Olympic marksman (d. 1925).
  • 1863: Felix von Weingartner, Yugoslav conductor and musician (d. 1942).
  • 1865: Álvaro López Núñez, Spanish journalist (d. 1936).
  • 1865: Amália Luazes, Portuguese writer (d. 1938).
  • 1867: Samuel Meza Briones, Nicaraguan poet (d. 1930).
  • 1869: Konrad Theodor Preuss, German ethnologist (d. 1938).
  • 1875: José López Pinillos, Spanish journalist, playwright and writer (d. 1922).
  • 1878: Wallace Hartley, British violinist (d. 1912).
  • 1881 – Henry Joseph Round, British inventor (d. 1966).
  • 1884: Adolfo Meléndez, president of Real Madrid (d. 1968).
  • 1887: Gottlieb Hering, SS officer (d. 1945).
  • 1887: Genaro Estrada, Mexican diplomat (d. 1937).
  • 1891: Takijirō Ōnishi, Japanese admiral (d. 1945).
  • 1895: Marcelino García Barragán, Mexican military and politician (d. 1979).
  • 1895: William Guy Carr, British writer (d. 1959).
  • 1899: Lotte Reiniger, German filmmaker (d. 1981).
  • 1901: Raymond Asso, French lyricist (d. 1968).
  • 1901: Wenceslao Tejerina Fotheringham, Argentine surgeon (d. 1985).
  • 1902: Eugenio Asensio, Spanish philologist (f. 1996).
  • 1903: Max Aub, Spanish writer (d. 1972).
  • 1904: Johnny Weissmüller, American swimmer and actor (d. 1984).
  • 1906: Augusto Codecá, Argentine actor (d. 1978).
  • 1906: František Plánička, Czech footballer (d. 1996).
  • 1906: Carlo Scarpa, Italian architect (d. 1978).
  • 1907: Saúl Montes Bradley, Argentine publicist (d. 1945).
  • 1908: Marcel Langiller, French footballer (d. 1980).
  • 1911: Eladio Vicuña Aránguiz, Chilean bishop (f. 2008).
  • 1913: Vicente Gerbasi, Venezuelan poet (f. 1992).
  • 1913: Barbara Pym, British novelist (d. 1980).
  • 1913: Walter Andreas Schwarz, German musician (d. 1992).
  • 1913: Joaquín Solano Chagoya, Mexican horseman (f. 2003).
  • 1916: Carlos León Alvarado, Chilean writer (d. 1988).
  • 1918: Benkt Sparre, Swedish botanist (d. 1986).
  • 1920: Marcel Reich-Ranicki, German critic (d. 2013).
  • 1920: Tex Schramm, American football coach (d. 2003).
  • 1920: Johnny Speight, British screenwriter (d. 1998).
  • 1922: Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish filmmaker (f. 2002).
  • 1922: Clair Cameron Patterson, American geochemist (d. 1995).
  • 1922: Francisco Piquer Chanza, Spanish actor (d. 2009).
  • 1922: Judith Westphalen, Peruvian painter (d. 1976).
  • 1923: Lloyd Shapley, American mathematician and economist (d. 2016).
  • 1925: LeRoy Ellis, American basketball player (d. 1992).
  • 1926: Raul Hilberg, Austrian Jewish historian (d. 2007).
  • 1928: Carlos Barral, writer, editor and Spanish politician (d. 1989).
  • 1929: Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player (d. 2007).
  • 1930: Charles Conrad, American astronaut (d. 1999).
  • 1930: Hugo Garaycoa, Peruvian priest (d. 2018).
  • 1930: Jimmy Jones, American composer (d. 2012).
  • 1931: Amado García Guerrero, Dominican military man (d. 1961).
  • 1933: Horacio Ferrer, Uruguayan poet, author and writer (d. 2014).
  • 1934: Murray Ian Hill Brooker, Australian botanist.
  • 1934: Edgar Perea, Colombian sports narrator and journalist (d. 2016).
  • 1936: Rex Gildo, German singer and actor (f. 1999).
  • 1937: Rosalyn Higgins, British jurist.
  • 1937: Sally Kellerman, American actress.
  • 1938: Kevin Brownlow, British historian.
  • 1938: Carlos Garaikoetxea, Spanish politician.
  • 1939: Antonio Alegre Cremades, Spanish painter (d. 2006).
  • 1940: Constantine II, Greek aristocrat, king in exile.
  • 1941: Stacy Keach, American actor.
  • 1941: Charlie Watts, British musician and drummer, of the Rolling Stones band.
  • 1942: Tony Buzan, American writer (d. 2019).
  • 1943: José Miguel Insulza, Chilean politician.
  • 1943: Crescenzio Sepe, Italian cardinal.
  • 1944: Nils Candia Gini, Paraguayan politician.
  • 1944: Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and pianist (d. 2012).
  • 1944: Ricardo Monti, Argentine playwright (f. 2019).
  • 1944: Alfonso Muga, Chilean professor and engineer.
  • 1946: Lasse Hallström, Swedish filmmaker.
  • 1946: Peter Sutcliffe, British serial killer (d. 2020).
  • 1946: Tomomichi Nishimura, Japanese voice actor.
  • 1947: Juan Gabriel Valdés, Chilean politician.
  • 1947: Oscar Domingo Paris, Argentine musician (f. 2002)
  • 1947: Rosa Villacastín, Spanish journalist.
  • 1949: Omar Calabrese, Italian semiologist (d. 2012).
  • 1949: Neil Shicoff, American tenor.
  • 1951: Edgardo Codesal Méndez, Mexican referee.
  • 1951: Rubén Mattos, Argentine singer and composer.
  • 1951: Arnold Mühren, Dutch footballer.
  • 1951: Raúl Saldívar, Chilean politician.
  • 1951: Khattiya Sawasdiphol, Thai military (d. 2010).
  • 1952: Lourdes Almeida, Mexican photographer.
  • 1952: Ana Cristina Cesar, Brazilian poet (d. 1983).
  • 1952: Miguel Ángel Jenner, Spanish actor.
  • 1952: Edgardo Mocca, Argentine political scientist and journalist.
  • 1953: Osvaldo Andrade, Chilean politician.
  • 1953: Óscar Gacitúa, Chilean painter.
  • 1953: Francisco García Pérez, Spanish professor and writer.
  • 1953: Cornel West, American philosopher and activist.
  • 1954: Jesús Eguiguren, Spanish professor.
  • 1954: Víctor García Toma, Peruvian jurist.
  • 1954: Dennis Haysbert, American actor.
  • 1954: Mayra Martí, Venezuelan singer.
  • 1954: Chiyoko Kawashima, Japanese voice actor.
  • 1955: Dana Carvey, American actor.
  • 1955: Michael Steele, American musician, singer and bassist, of the bands The Bangles and The Runaways.
  • 1955: Hernaldo Zúñiga, Nicaraguan musician.
  • 1956: Enrique Cornejo Ramírez, Peruvian economist and politician.
  • 1956: Ernesto Labarthe, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1956: Jan Lammers, Dutch racing driver.
  • 1956: Félix Orte, Argentine soccer player (d. 1989).
  • 1957: Bobby Sanabria, American percussionist.
  • 1957: Roberto Visentini, Italian cyclist.
  • 1958: Patricia Adriani, Spanish actress.
  • 1958: Eduardo Gómez, Chilean soccer player.
  • 1958: Lex Luger, American wrestler.
  • 1958: Papolo Vega, Dominican journalist (d. 1981).
  • 1958: Aitor Amezaga, musician, arranger and composer.
  • 1959: Rineke Dijkstra, Dutch photographer.
  • 1959: Javier Laynez Potisek, Mexican jurist.
  • 1959: Lydia Lunch, American actress and guitarist, of the bands Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, 8-Eyed Spy, and Harry Crews.
  • 1959: Emilio Rached, Argentine politician.
  • 1960: Olga Bondarenko, Russian athlete.
  • 1961: Alejandro Agresti, Argentine filmmaker.
  • 1961: Dora Mazzone, Venezuelan actress.
  • 1989: the revolutionary and philosopher Henry sosa, alias “Hen sosa”, creator of the free movement of infinity, is born in Honduras.
  • 1961: Dez Cadena, American guitarist, of the band Black Flag.
  • 1961: Liam Cunningham, Irish actor.
  • 1963: Pepe Viyuela, Spanish actor and comedian.
  • 1963: Ane Gabarain, Spanish actress.
  • 1963: Bernard Cazeneuve, French politician.
  • 1964: Caroline Link, German filmmaker and screenwriter.
  • 1965: Joaquín Cardiel, Spanish bassist, of the band Héroes del Silencio.
  • 1965: Jens-Peter Herold, German athlete.
  • 1965: Jim Knipfel, American novelist, autobiographer, and journalist.
  • 1965: Oyuki Konno, Japanese writer.
  • 1965: Markel Olano, Spanish politician.
  • 1965: Manel Silvestre, Spanish water polo player.
  • 1966: Pedro Guerra, Spanish singer-songwriter.
  • 1967: Antonio Calderón Burgos, Spanish soccer player and coach.
  • 1968: Andy Cohen, television personality and American writer.
  • 1968: Talant Dujshebaev, Spanish nationalized Kyrgyz handball player.
  • 1968: Álvaro Ugaz Otoya, Peruvian journalist (d. 2009).
  • 1970: Matthew Garrison, American bassist.
  • 1970: B-Real, American rapper, of the band Cypress Hill.
  • 1971: José Andrëa, Spanish-Bolivian singer, of the band Mägo de Oz
  • 1971: Enrique García Rodríguez, Spanish filmmaker.
  • 1971: Anthony Montgomery, American actor.
  • 1972: Mariano Alameda, Spanish teacher.
  • 1972: Raúl Ibáñez, American baseball player.
  • 1972: Wentworth Miller, British actor.
  • 1973: Carlos Acosta, Cuban dancer.
  • 1973: Neifi Pérez, Dominican baseball player.
  • 1973: Marko Kristal, Estonian footballer.
  • 1974: Gata Kamsky, Russian-American chess player.
  • 1975: Mariano Alameda, Spanish actor.
  • 1975: Lisandro Alonso, Argentine filmmaker.
  • 1975: Paz Bascuñán, Chilean actress.
  • 1976: Earl Boykins, American basketball player.
  • 1976: Danel Castro, Cuban baseball player.
  • 1976: Masenate Mohato Seeiso, queen consort of Letsie III of Lesotho.
  • 1976: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Brazilian martial arts fighter.
  • 1976: Tim Rice-Oxley, British keyboardist, of the band Keane.
  • 1977: Maximiliano Estévez, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1977: A.J. Styles, American wrestler.
  • 1977: Zachary Quinto, American actor.
  • 1978: Taj Burrow, Australian surfer.
  • 1978: Nikki Cox, American actress.
  • 1978: Dominic Cooper, British actor.
  • 1978: Alejandro Delorte, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1978: Justin Long, American actor.
  • 1978: Marcelo Sosa, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1978: Yi So-yeon, Korean scientist and astronaut
  • 1979: Morena Baccarín, Brazilian actress living in the United States.
  • 1979: Fernando Fernández, Spanish footballer.
  • 1979: Luis Durán Riquelme, Chilean footballer.
  • 1979: Natalia Rodríguez Martínez, Spanish athlete.
  • 1980: Caio Blat, Brazilian actor.
  • 1980: Mariano Bogliacino, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1980: Fabrizio Moretti, American drummer, of the band The Strokes.
  • 1980: Bobby Simmons, American basketball player.
  • 1980: Gastón Stang, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1980: Abby Wambach, American footballer.
  • 1980: Tomasz Wróblewski, Polish musician, of the bands Behemoth and Vesania.
  • 1981: Nikolai Davydenko, Ukrainian tennis player.
  • 1981: Nicolas Plestan, French footballer.
  • 1981: Velvet Sky, American fighter.
  • 1981: Peter Reekers, Dutch footballer.
  • 1982: Jewel Staite, Canadian actress.
  • 1982: Diego Toro, Colombian footballer.
  • 1983: Leela James, American singer-songwriter.
  • 1984: Mile Ilić, Serbian basketball player.
  • 1984: Tyler Farrar, American cyclist.
  • 1984: Erika Villaécija, Spanish swimmer.
  • 1985: Ana Cristina, American singer, dancer and actress.
  • 1985: Miyuki Sawashiro, Japanese voice actress.
  • 1986: Julio Ceja, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1987: Diego Cardozo, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1987: Matthew Koma, American singer.
  • 1988: Sergio Agüero, Argentine footballer.
  • 1989: Freddy Adu, American footballer of Ghanaian origin.
  • 1989: the revolutionary and philosopher Henry sosa, alias “Hen sosa”, is born in Honduras, creator of the free movement of infinite thought.
  • 1990: Brittany Curran, American actress.
  • 1990: Sebastián Saavedra, Colombian pilot.
  • 1992: Pajtim Kasami, Swiss footballer.
  • 1993: Cristhian Bonilla, Colombian footballer.
  • 1994: Jemma McKenzie-Brown, British actress
  • 1995: Sterling Beaumon, American actor.
  • 1999: Federico Girotti, Argentine footballer.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

June 2 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 1094: Nicholas of Trani, Greek Catholic saint (b. 1075).
  • 1418: Catherine of Lancaster, queen consort of Castile (b.1373).
  • 1446: Martín de Vargas, Spanish theologian.
  • 1453: Álvaro de Luna, Castilian aristocrat (b. Ca. 1390).
  • 1567: Shane O’Neill, Irish King (b. 1530).
  • 1572: Thomas Howard, English aristocrat (b. 1536).
  • 1624: Alonso Gómez de Encinas, Spanish friar (b. 1575).
  • 1624: Jacques L’Hermite, Belgian pirate (b. 1582).
  • 1652: Íñigo Jones, British architect (b. 1573).
  • 1671: Sophia Eleanor of Saxony, German aristocrat (b.1609).
  • 1694: Gaspar Téllez-Girón y Sandoval, Spanish aristocrat and military man (b. 1625).
  • 1701: Madeleine de Scudéry, French writer (b.1607).
  • 1716: Ogata Korin, Japanese painter (b.1658).
  • 1724: Frances Drummond de Melfort y Wallace, British aristocrat (b. 1696).
  • 1773 – Andreas Berlin, Swedish botanist and explorer (b. 1746).
  • 1785: Jean Paul de Gua de Malves, French mathematician (b. 1713).
  • 1791: Pierre Victor de Besenval de Brünstatt, Swiss military man (b. 1721).
  • 1806: Pablo Pedro Astarloa, Spanish philologist (b. 1752).
  • 1825: José Faustino Sánchez Carrión, Hero of the Independence of Peru (b. 1787).
  • 1832: Jean-Pierre Abel-Rémusat, French sinologist (b. 1788).
  • 1846: José Demetrio Rodríguez, Spanish botanist (d. 1846).
  • 1853: Lucas Alamán, Mexican politician and historian (b. 1792).
  • 1866: Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi, Venezuelan independence fighter (b. 1799).
  • 1867: Pascual Echagüe, Argentine military and politician (b. 1797).
  • 1870: Carl Alexander Anselm von Hügel, Austrian soldier and explorer (b. 1795).
  • 1874: Agustín María Acevedo Rodríguez, Mexican writer (b.1806).
  • 1881: Émile Littré, French philosopher and lexicographer (b.1801).
  • 1882: Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian revolutionary (b.1807).
  • 1882: Mariano Téllez-Girón y Beaufort Spontin, Spanish military man (b. 1814).
  • 1888: Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, Spanish archaeologist (b. 1831).
  • 1893: Rafael Roca, Argentine activist (b. 1859).
  • 1906: Mateo Morral, Spanish anarchist (b. 1880).
  • 1915: Eugenio Aguirre Benavides, Mexican military man (b. 1884).
  • 1925: Georgy Cheitanov, Bulgarian anarchist (b. 1896).
  • 1925: Mariola Sirakova, Bulgarian anarchist (b.1904).
  • 1927: Natalia Chacón, Mexican First Lady (b. 1879).
  • 1928: Rafael Hernández León, Venezuelan composer (b. 1856).
  • 1928: Otto Nordenskjöld, Swedish geologist (b.1869).
  • 1929: Enrique Gorostieta, Mexican soldier (b. 1889).
  • 1929: Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player (d. 2007).
  • 1930: Enrique López-Albújar Trint, Peruvian military and politician (d. 1990).
  • 1930: Samuel Meza Briones, Nicaraguan poet (b. 1867).
  • 1931: Alberto Orrego Luco, Chilean painter (b. 1854).
  • 1933 – Frank Jarvis, American athlete (b.1878).
  • 1937: Louis Vierne, French organist and composer (b. 1870).
  • 1939: Enrique Fernández Arbós, Spanish violinist (b. 1863).
  • 1939: José Pimentel Llerenas, Mexican union leader (b. 1910).
  • 1940: Ernesto Laroche, Uruguayan painter (b. 1879).
  • 1941 – Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (b.1903).
  • 1945 – August Hirt, German physician (b.1898).
  • 1945: Ludwig Stumpfegger, German physician (b.1910).
  • 1946: Ramón José Cárcano, Argentine historian and politician (b. 1860).
  • 1947: Stepan Maximovich Petrichenko, Russian revolutionary (b. 1892).
  • 1948: Viktor Brack, German physicist (b.1904).
  • 1948: Karl Brandt, German SS officer (b.1904).
  • 1948 – Karl Gebhardt, German physicist (b.1897).
  • 1948: Joachim Mrugowsky, Nazi physician (b.1905).
  • 1948: Wolfram Sievers, German SS officer (b.1905).
  • 1949: Teodoro Llorente Falcó, Spanish journalist and writer (b. 1869).
  • 1951: Bálint Hóman, Hungarian historian (b. 1885).
  • 1952: Sarbelio Navarrete, Nicaraguan jurist (b. 1880).
  • 1955: Luis Linares, Argentine politician (b. 1867).
  • 1956: Jean Hersholt, Danish actor and humanitarian (b. 1886).
  • 1957: Augusto Aguirre Morales, Peruvian poet (b. 1888).
  • 1961: Amado García Guerrero, Dominican military man (b. 1931).
  • 1961: Louis de Wohl, Swiss astrologer (b.1903).
  • 1962: Fran Saleški Finžgar, Slovenian priest and writer (b. 1871).
  • 1962: Vita Sackville-West, British writer (b.1892).
  • 1963: Paul Carpenter Standley, American botanist (b. 1884).
  • 1964: Maximino Martínez, Mexican botanist (b. 1888).
  • 1967: Casildo Condori, Bolivian guerrilla (b.1941).
  • 1967: Benno Ohnesorg (26), German activist (b.1940). His murder gave rise to the creation of the guerrilla group Movimiento Dos de Junio.
  • 1968: Richard Norris Williams, American tennis player (b.1891).
  • 1970: Albert Lamorisse, French filmmaker (b.1922).
  • 1970 – Bruce McLaren, New Zealand racing car designer, driver and engineer (b. 1937).
  • 1970: Lucía Sánchez Saornil, Spanish poet and activist (b. 1895).
  • 1970: Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (b. 1888).
  • 1974: Sara Gómez (31), Cuban black feminist and filmmaker (b. 1942).
  • 1975: Gabriel Aresti, Spanish writer and poet (b. 1933).
  • 1976: Juan José Torres, Bolivian politician and military man (b.1920).
  • 1977: Stephen Boyd, British actor (b.1931).
  • 1978: Santiago Bernabéu, footballer and president of Real Madrid (b. 1895).
  • 1978: Malek Haddad, Algerian writer and poet (b.1927).
  • 1979: Jim Hutton, American actor (b.1934).
  • 1981: Rino Gaetano, Italian singer-songwriter (b.1950).
  • 1984: Tom Hernández, American actor (b.1915).
  • 1984: François de Menthon, French jurist and politician (b.1900).
  • 1984: Fernando Zóbel, Spanish painter (b. 1924).
  • 1986: Gerald Stano, American serial killer (b.1951).
  • 1987: Andrés Segovia, Spanish guitarist (b. 1893).
  • 1987: Juan Francisco Azcárate, Mexican engineer (b. 1896).
  • 1987: Elina Colomer, Argentine actress (b.1922).
  • 1987: Anthony de Mello, Indian priest and psychotherapist (b. 1931).
  • 1988: Raj Kapoor, Indian actor and filmmaker (b.1924).
  • 1989: Alfred Winslow Jones, Australian journalist (b.1901).
  • 1990: Stiv Bators, American musician (b.1949).
  • 1990: Ricardo García, Chilean announcer (b.1929).
  • 1990: Jack Gilford, American actor (b.1908).
  • 1990: Rex Harrison, British actor (b.1908).
  • 1996: John Alton, American filmmaker (b.1901).
  • 1996: Rene Bond, American pornographic actress (b.1950).
  • 1996: Ray Combs, comedian and American actor (b. 1956).
  • 1996: Pilar Lorengar, Spanish soprano (b.1926).
  • 1996: Amos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (b.1937).
  • 1998: Gonzalo Martínez Ortega, Mexican filmmaker (b.1934).
  • 1999: Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican musician (The Wailers) (b. 1949).
  • 1999: César Augusto Dávila Gavilanes, Ecuadorian priest (b.1910).
  • 1999: Olivier Debré, French painter (b.1920).
  • 1999: Rodolfo Tálice, Uruguayan writer (b. 1899).
  • 2001: Imogene Coca, American actress (b.1908).
  • 2002: Orlando Fantoni, Brazilian soccer player and coach (b.1917).
  • 2004: Nikolái Giaúrov, Bulgarian tenor (b.1929).
  • 2004: Alfredo Parga, Argentine journalist (b.1924).
  • 2004: Sergio Ramos Gutiérrez, Mexican actor (b.1935).
  • 2005: Isabel Aretz, Argentine musicologist and composer (b. 1909).
  • 2005: Chloe Jones, American porn actress (b. 1975).
  • 2005: Samir Kassir, Lebanese journalist and teacher (b.1950).
  • 2005: Bolívar Urrutia Parrilla, Panamanian military man (b.1918).
  • 2006: Bernard Loomis, American toy developer (b.1923).
  • 2007: Huang Ju, Chinese politician (b.1938).
  • 2008: Bo Diddley, American musician (b.1928).
  • 2008: Mel Ferrer, American actor (b.1917).
  • 2009: David Eddings, American writer (b.1931).
  • 2010: Giuseppe Taddei, Italian baritone (b.1916).
  • 2011: Vicente Ramos Pérez, Spanish historian and academic (b. 1919).
  • 2012: Adolfo Calero, Nicaraguan businessman and politician (b.1931).
  • 2012: Richard Dawson, American comedian and actor (b.1932).
  • 2012: LeRoy Ellis, American basketball player (b.1940).
  • 2012: Héctor García Cobo, Mexican photographer (b.1923).
  • 2012: Kathryn Joosten, American actress (b.1939).
  • 2012: Helios Sarthou, Uruguayan politician (b.1926).
  • 2012: Genichi Taguchi, Japanese engineer (b.1924).
  • 2016: Rafa Ojeda, Spanish priest (b.1935).
  • 2017: Peter Sallis, English actor (b.1921).
  • 2020: Héctor Suárez, Mexican actor and comedian (b.1938).
  • 2021: Eduardo García Pérez, Spanish writer (b.1927)

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

June 2 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • International Sex Worker Day
  • International day for eating disorders
  • Spain: National Organ and Tissue Donor Day.
  • Argentina: Day of the Graduate in Economic Sciences, Day of the Volunteer Firefighter, National Day of the Dog, Day of the Sick Person of Myasthenia Gravis
  • Italy: Republic Day

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

June 2 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Marcellin.
  • Saint Peter.
  • saint Blandina, martyr
  • Saint Dictinus
  • Saint Dominic Ninh
  • Saint Erasmus of Formia
  • Saint Eugene I, Pope
  • Saint Guido of Acqui
  • Saint Juan de Ortega
  • saints Peter and Marcellin
  • Saint Nicholas of Trani
  • Saint Potino.
  • Blessed Sadok and the Sandomierz Martyrs (d. 1260).

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

June 2 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

♊ Gemini:

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