Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/June 1

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Madaraka Day in Kenya stub
1495 – An entry in the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland made the first recorded mention of Scotch whisky. refimprove section
1535Ottoman–Habsburg wars: The army of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor conquered Tunis and massacred an estimated 30,000 inhabitants. largely based one source
1648Second English Civil War: Parliamentarian troops defeated Royalist forces in the Battle of Maidstone. page numbers needed
1679 – The Scottish Covenanters defeated the forces of John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. refimprove
1879Napoléon, Prince Imperial was killed in action during the Anglo-Zulu War, sending shock waves throughout Europe, as he was the last serious hope for the restoration of the Bonapartes to the French throne. refimprove
1916Louis Brandeis became the first Jew to be appointed to the United States Supreme Court. Unreferenced section
1922 – The Royal Ulster Constabulary, a police force in Northern Ireland, was founded. multiple issues
1941World War II: After the first mainly airborne invasion in military history, Crete surrendered to Nazi Germany. refimprove section
1974An explosion at a chemical plant close to the village of Flixborough, England, killed 28 people and seriously injured 36 others. multiple issues
1980CNN was launched as the first television network to provide 24-hour television news coverage. {{generalize}}
2001 – Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal killed King Birendra and several members of the Shah royal family in a shooting spree at the Narayanhity Royal Palace in Kathmandu. refimprove section
2005 – In their first national referendum in over two hundred years, Dutch voters rejected the ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union. no footnotes
2009 – En route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, Air France Flight 447 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 aboard. external links, clean up
Nargis (b. 1929) unreferenced section
Helene Bresslau Schweitzer (d. 1957) missing page numbers


June 1: Queen's Official Birthday in New Zealand (2020); Western Australia Day (2020)

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