6-1-12: Today in History
CNN launches, 1980
Benedict Arnold is court-martialed, 1779
Nissan Motor Company founded, 1934
Battle of Cold Harbor begins, 1864
Soviets charge Shcharansky with treason, 1977
Opening statements begin in Scott Peterson murder trial, 2004
Coal mine explosion kills 236 in Japan, 1965
Crete falls to German forces, 1941
De Gaulle reassumes French leadership, 1958
Helen Keller dies, 1968
Superpowers to destroy chemical weapons, 1990
Marilyn Monroe born, 1926
Coleridge begins to publish The Friend, 1809
The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967
John Wesley Hardin arrives in Abilene, 1871
Future President Hoover caught in Boxer Rebellion, 1900
George Mikan dies, 2005
Top U.S. officials meet in Honolulu, 1964
Vietnam Veterans group announces support for Nixon, 1971
World War I
Germans launch attack on British lines in Ypres Salient, 1916
World War II
News of death camp killings becomes public for first time, 1942
1881 - Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Company opened the first operational telephone system in Dallas with 40 subscribers.
1969 - Near Stonewall, the Lyndon B. Johnson State Historical Park opened to the public.
1972 - The first Kerrville Folk Festival opened in the Kerrville Municipal Auditorium.
2009 - The first event, a George Strait concert, was held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.