June 2 events in history

455 Sack of Rome: Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks
1010 The Battle of Aqbat al-Bakr took place in the context of the Fitna of al-Andalus resulting in a defeat for the Caliphate of Cordoba
1098 First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ends as Crusader forces take the city. The second siege would later start on June 7
1615 The first Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France
1676 Franco-Dutch War: France ensured the supremacy of its naval fleet for the remainder of the war with its victory in the Battle of Palermo
1692 Bridget Bishop is the first person to go to trial in the Salem witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Found guilty, she is hanged on June 10
1763 Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort
1774 Intolerable Acts: The Quartering Act is enacted, allowing a governor in colonial America to house British soldiers in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters are not provided
1793 French Revolution: François Hanriot, leader of the Parisian National Guard, arrests 22 Girondists selected by Jean-Paul Marat, setting the stage for the Reign of Terror
1805 Napoleonic Wars: A Franco-Spanish fleet recaptures Diamond Rock, an uninhabited island at the entrance to the bay leading to Fort-de-France, from the British
1835 P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States
1848 The Slavic congress in Prague begins
1855 The Portland Rum Riot occurs in Portland, Maine
1866 Fenian raids: the Fenians are victorious over Canadian forces in both the Battle of Ridgeway and the Battle of Fort Erie
1876 Hristo Botev, a national revolutionary of Bulgaria, is killed in Stara Planina
1886 The U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the White House, becoming the only president to wed in the executive mansion
1896 Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his newest invention, the radio
1909 Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time
1910 Charles Rolls, a co-founder of Rolls-Royce Limited, becomes the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by plane
1919 Anarchists simultaneously set off bombs in eight separate U.S. cities
1924 The U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States
1941 World War II: German paratoopers murder Greek civilians in the village of Kondomari
1946 Birth of the Italian Republic: In a referendum, Italians vote to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic. After the referendum, King Umberto II of Italy is exiled
1953 The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised
1955 The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948
1962 During the 1962 FIFA World Cup, police had to intervene multiple times in fights between Chilean and Italian players in one of the most violent games in football history
1966 Surveyor program: Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft-land on another world
1967 Luis Monge is executed in Colorado's gas chamber, in the last pre-Furman execution in the United States
1967 Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran turn into riots, during which Benno Ohnesorg is killed by a police officer. His death results in the founding of the terrorist group Movement 2 June
1979 Pope John Paul II starts his first official visit to his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country
1983 After an emergency landing because of an in-flight fire, twenty-three passengers aboard Air Canada Flight 797 are killed when a flashover occurs as the plane's doors open. Because of this incident, numerous new safety regulations are put in place
1990 The Lower Ohio Valley tornado outbreak spawns 66 confirmed tornadoes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, killing 12. Petersburg, Indiana, is the hardest-hit town in the outbreak, with six deaths
1995 United States Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady's F-16 is shot down over Bosnia while patrolling the NATO no-fly zone
1997 In Denver, Colorado, Timothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was executed four years later
1999 The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time
2003 Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan
2004 Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy
2012 The former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 Egyptian revolution
2014 Telangana officially becomes the 29th state of India