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This Day in History – June 2, 2011

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1835 P.T. Barnum & his circus begin 1st tour of US 1851 1st US alcohol prohibition law enacted (Maine) 1857 James Gibbs, Va., patents chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine 1886 Grover Cleveland is 1st to wed during presidency (Frances Folsom) 1910 Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea 1924 US citizenship granted to all American Indians 1925 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig begins his 2,130 consecutive game streak 1930 1st baby born on a vessel passing through Panama Canal 1930 Sarah Dickson becomes 1st woman Presbyterian elder in US, Cincinnati 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey 1964 Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour debuts in Lynn, Mass 1975 James A Healy, 1st black Roman Catholic bishop, consecrated (Maine) 1977 NJ allows casino gambling in Atlantic City 1979 John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit a communist country (Poland) 1979 NASA launches space vehicle S-198 1981 Barbara Walters asks Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would be]]]]> ]]>

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