Historical Events for 2nd June 2024

1863 – Harriet Tubman leads Union guerrillas into Maryland, freeing slaves
1942 – Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a US Navy aviator
1958 – Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record
1979 – John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit a Communist country (Poland)
1984 – Flight readiness firing of Discovery’s main engines
1984 – Actress Jill Ireland has a radical mastectomy
1984 – “Welcome To Fun Zone” hosted by Dr Demento airs on NBC-TV
1985 – RJ Reynolds Company proposed a merger with Nabisco
1987 – Mariners draft Ken Griffey Jr. #1
2004 – Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated television game show “Jeopardy!”

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