June 2 in Pop Culture History

June 2 in Pop Culture History

455 – The Sack of Rome: Vandals entered Rome, and plundered the city for several weeks.

1098 – First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ended as Crusader forces take the city. The crusades were a result of Muslim conquests of the Christian holy lands.

1835 – P. T. Barnum and his circus began touring the United States.

1858 – The Donati Comet was first seen and named after its discoverer, Giovanni Battista Donati, in Florence.

1865 – Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, a commander of Confederate forces, signed the surrender terms offered by Union negotiators, ending the US civil war.

1928 – Kraft’s Velveeta Cheese was made avaiable.

1953 – The coronation of the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II.

1962 #1 Hit June 2, 1962 – July 6, 1962: Ray CharlesI Can’t Stop Loving You. Ray Charles hit Billboards Top 5 in both Pop and R&B with a country tune – I Can’t Stop Loving You.

1966 – Surveyor 1 landed in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon.

1973 #1 Hit June 2, 1973 – June 29, 1973: Paul McCartney and WingsMy Love

1979 #1 Hit June 2, 1979 – June 8, 1979: Donna SummerHot Stuff

1991 – Liquid Television debuted on MTV

2001 #1 Hit June 2, 2001 – July 6, 2001: Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya and PinkLady Marmalade

2004 – Ken Jennings began his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy.

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