This Day in History: June 1

The mortally wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, gives the order, “Don’t give up the ship” during a losing battle with the British frigate HMS Shannon in the War of 1812. The Beatles’ album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” is released, as is David Bowie’s debut album, titled “David Bowie.” President Trump announces that the U.S. will leave the Paris climate agreement. …

On this day, June 1 …

1813: The mortally wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, gives the order, “Don’t give up the ship” during a losing battle with the British frigate HMS Shannon in the War of 1812.

Also on this day:

  • 1813: The mortally wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, gives the order, “Don’t give up the ship” during a losing battle with the British frigate HMS Shannon in the War of 1812.
  • 1939: Lou Nova defeats Max Baer at Yankee Stadium in the first U.S. televised heavyweight prizefight.
  • 1967: The Beatles’ album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” is released, as is David Bowie’s debut album, titled “David Bowie.”
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  • 1980: Cable News Network (CNN) makes its debut.
  • 2009: General Motors files for Chapter 11, becoming the largest U.S. industrial company to enter bankruptcy protection. Citigroup Inc. and General Motors Corp. are removed from the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
  • 2009: Conan O’Brien debuts as host of NBC’s “Tonight Show.” (However, he would step down in January 2010 after a dispute with the network.)
  • 2012: Venezuela institutes a ban on private gun and ammo ownership.
  • 2016: The Gotthard Base Tunnel opens in the Swiss Alps with a dedication ceremony, becoming the longest railway tunnel in the world at 35.5 miles.

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