This Day in History – 3rd June

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This Day in History is DUE’s daily dose of trivia for all the history buffs out there. So sit back and take a ride to all the fascinating things that happened today!

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in people, and hence, every day has been a significant one in the foibles of History. Let’s take a tour of “This Day in History – 2nd of June”.

1875 Alexander Graham Bell makes the first sound transmission

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On this day in History, the first discernible speech is transmitted over a telephone system when inventor Alexander Graham Bell summons his assistant in another room by saying, “Mr. Watson, come here; I want you.” Bell had received a comprehensive telephone patent just three days before.

1896 Marconi applies for the first-ever patent for a system of wireless telegraphy

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Italian engineer and inventor Guglielmo Marconi
Italian engineer and inventor Guglielmo Marconi. (Image Source: ThoughtCo)

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Italian engineer and inventor Guglielmo Marconi applies for the first-ever patent for a system of wireless telegraphy in the United Kingdom.

1924 President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act

Also known as Snyder Act, President Calvin Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Act. It was an act declaring all Native Americans to be American citizens.

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1933 FDR authorizes 1st swimming pool built inside the White House

FDR's swimming pool.
FDR’s swimming pool. (Image Source: https://www.whitehousehistory.org/photos/fdrs-swimming-pool)

The indoor swimming pool opened on June 2, 1933, after a campaign led by the New York Daily News to raise money for building a pool for President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who suffered from poliomyelitis and often swam at therapy pools at his Hyde Park home in New York or at a rehabilitation center in Warm Springs, Georgia.

1974 Malian constitutional referendum

A constitutional referendum was held in Mali on 2 June 1974, following the 1968 military coup. The new constitution would allow for a directly elected president who would serve five-year terms, together with a unicameral National Assembly. It also proposed that the country be run for the next five years by the Military Committee for National Liberation.

1979 Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley signs first homosexual rights bill

Mayor Tom Bradley signs into law LA’s first homosexual rights bill that prohibited private workplace discrimination. 1979 was also the same year of the first National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Los Angeles Dodger Rick Sutcliffe wins National League Rookie of the Year.

1988 Consumer Reports calls for a ban on the Suzuki Samurai automobile

Mayor Tom Bradley signs into law LA’s first homosexual rights bill that prohibited private workplace discrimination. 1979 was also the same year of the first National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Los Angeles Dodger Rick Sutcliffe wins National League Rookie of the Year.

2014 Telangana is born

Telangana with Hyderabad as its capital becomes India’s 29th state after it is separated from Andhra Pradesh.

Telangana - India′s 29th state is born | Asia| An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW | 02.06.2014
Telangana (Image Source: dw.com)

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Himanshi Dhawan
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