This Day in History: June 1

On this day, June 1 …

2017: President Trump announces that the U.S. will leave the Paris climate agreement.

Also on this day:

  • 1813: The mortally wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, gives the order, "Don't give up the ship" during a losing battle with the British frigate HMS Shannon in the War of 1812.
  • 1939: Lou Nova defeats Max Baer at Yankee Stadium in the first U.S. televised heavyweight prizefight.
  • 1967: The Beatles’ album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” is released, as is David Bowie's debut album, titled "David Bowie."
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  • 1980: Cable News Network (CNN) makes its debut.
  • 2009: General Motors files for Chapter 11, becoming the largest U.S. industrial company to enter bankruptcy protection. Citigroup Inc. and General Motors Corp. are removed from the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
  • 2009: Conan O'Brien debuts as host of NBC's "Tonight Show." (However, he would step down in January 2010 after a dispute with the network.)
  • 2012: Venezuela institutes a ban on private gun and ammo ownership.
  • 2016: The Gotthard Base Tunnel opens in the Swiss Alps with a dedication ceremony, becoming the longest railway tunnel in the world at 35.5 miles.
  • 2019: Jared Polis, the nation's first openly gay governor, signs a Colorado bill banning conversion therapy for minors.