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 This day in History - June 1
463 Historic Events for June 1
1938

Protective baseball helmets 1st worn by batters

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1938

Superman 1st appears in DC Comics' Action Comics Series issue #1

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1938

Od”n, [Edmund] von Horvath, Hungarian/Austrian writer, dies at 36

Death
1939

1st night game at Phil's Shribe Park (Pirates 5, Phillies 2)

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1939

British sub "Thetis" sinks in Liverpool Bay with all 99 aboard

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1939

1st boxing match to be televised, Lon Nova defeats Max Baer

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1939

Retired German Col-gen Gerd von Runstedt returns to service

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1939

Cleavon Little, Chickasha Okla, actor (Blazing Saddles, Toy Soldiers)

Birth
1940

Gen-mjr Bernard Montgomery returns to London

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1940

Coffee and tea rationed in Holland

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1940

Nazi occupiers kick Jews out of Dutch air guard

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1940

Rene Auberjonois, actor (Clayton-Benson, Star Trek Deep Space 9)

Birth
1941

British troops occupy Bagdad Iraq

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1941

Germany bans all Catholic publications

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1941

12.59" (31.98 cm) rainfall, Burlington Kansas (state 24-hr record)

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1941

Germany occupies Kreta

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1941

Hugh S Walpole, British writer (Killer and the Slain), dies

Death
1941

Edo de Waart, Amsterdam Holland, conductor (Houston Opera-1976)

Birth
1941

NY Giant Mel Ott hits his 400th HR and his 1,500th RBI

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1942

Ernest Pingoud, composer, dies at 53

Death
1942

Vladislav Vancura, Czech physician/resistance fighter, executed at 50

Death
1942

Tom Mankiewicz, LA Calif, screenwriter (Diamonds are Forever)

Birth
1943

Richard Goode, Bronx, concert pianist (1980 Avery Fisher Award)

Birth
1943

Ely van Tongeren, Dutch guitarist/singer (Buffoons)

Birth
1943

Leslie Howard, actor (Romeo and Juliet), Nazis shot down his plane at 50

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