1 June It Happened Today

1878  Birth of English novelist and poet John Masefield.

1880  The first public telephone comes into use in New Haven, Connecticut.

1926  Birth of American actress Marilyn Monroe.

1934  Birth of American singer Pat Boone.

1935  Driving tests for would be motorists are introduced in Great Britain.

1937  Birth of American actor Morgan Freeman.

1979  Rhodesia officially changes it’s name to Zimbabwe.

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