Today in History: June 1, GM Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2022. There are 213 days left in the…

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2022. There are 213 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On June 1, 1813, the mortally wounded Commanding Officer of the USS Chesapeake, Captain James Lawrence, gave the order “Do not abandon ship” during a losing battle with the British frigate HMS Shannon during the War of 1812 .

To this date :

In 1533, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, was crowned Queen consort of England.

In 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state.

In 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.

In 1812, President James Madison, in a message to Congress, recounted what he called the “series of acts hostile to the United States as an independent and neutral nation”; Congress ended up declaring war.

In 1916, Louis Brandeis took his seat as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, the first Jewish American to serve on the nation’s highest court.

In 1943, a civilian flight from Portugal to England was shot down by Germany during World War II, killing all 17 on board, including actor Leslie Howard.

In 1957, University of California, Berkeley student Don Bowden became the first American to run the four-minute mile in a competition in Stockton, California, in a time of 3:58.7.

In 1958, Charles de Gaulle became Prime Minister of France, marking the beginning of the end of the Fourth Republic.

In 1967, the Beatles album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” was released.

In 1980, Cable News Network made its debut.

In 2009, General Motors filed for Chapter 11, becoming the largest US industrial company to enter bankruptcy protection.

In 2020, police violently broke up a peaceful and legal protest of thousands in Lafayette Park across from the White House, using chemical agents, clubs, and punches to scare protesters away; Protesters had gathered after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis a week earlier. President Donald Trump, after declaring himself ‘the president of law and order’ and threatening to deploy the US military in a Rose Garden speech, then walked through the empty park to be photographed holding a Bible in front of St. John’s Church, which had been damaged the night before in a protest fire. A Minneapolis medical examiner has classified George Floyd’s death as a homicide, saying his heart stopped when police restrained him and compressed his neck.

Ten years ago: A judge in Sanford, Florida revoked the bail of the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of killing Trayvon Martin and ordered him to be returned to jail within 48 hours, saying George Zimmerman and his wife had misled the court about the amount of money they had available when her bail was set at $150,000. (Zimmerman was eventually acquitted of the murder charge.)

Five years ago: President Donald Trump said he was withdrawing the United States from the landmark Paris climate accord. (President Joe Biden signed an order dismissing the United States from that agreement on his first day in office.)

A year ago: On the 100th anniversary of the massacre that destroyed a thriving black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, President Joe Biden argued for sweeping legislation to protect the right to vote. The Biden administration suspended oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, canceling a Trump administration-approved drilling program. The Biden administration has officially ended a Trump-era immigration policy that forced asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in US immigration court. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a measure making Florida the latest state to ban transgender girls and women from playing on public school teams for students identified as girls at birth. The Vatican has released new provisions of Catholic Church law that explicitly criminalize the sexual abuse of adults by priests who abuse their authority.

Today’s birthdays: Singer Pat Boone turns 88. Actor Morgan Freeman is 85 years old. Opera singer Frederica von Stade is 77 years old. Actor Brian Cox is 76 years old. Rock musician Ronnie Wood is 75 years old. Actor Jonathan Pryce is 75 years old. Actor Gemma Craven is 72 years old. Actor John M. Jackson (TV: “JAG,” “NCIS: Los Angeles”) is 72 years old. Blues-rock musician Tom Principato is 70 years old. Country singer Ronnie Dunn is 69. Actor Lisa Hartman Black is 66 years old. Actor Tom Irwin is 66 years old. -Musician Alan Wilder is 63 years old. Rock musician Simon Gallup (The Cure) is 62 years old. Actor-comedian Mark Curry is 61 years old. Actor-singer Jason Donovan is 54 years old. Actor Teri Polo is 53 years old. Basketball player-turned-coach Tony Bennett is 53. Actor Rick Gomez is 50 years old. Model actor Heidi Klum is 49 years old. Singer Alanis Morissette is 48 years old. Actor Sarah Wayne Callies is 45 years old. Comedian Link Neal (Rhett & Link) is 44 years old. TV personality Damien Fahey is 42 years old. Brandi Carlile is 41 years old. Actor Johnny Pemberton is 41 years old. Actor-writer Amy Schumer is 41 years old. Former tennis player Justine Henin is 40 years old. Actor Taylor Han dley is 38 years old. Actress Zazie Beetz is 31 years old. Actress Willow Shields is 22 years old.

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