Each event below occurred on the same day of the month, June 1.
1792: Kentucky is admitted as the 15th U.S. state.
1796: Tennessee becomes the 16th U.S. state.
1812: President James Madison asks Congress for a declaration of war against Great Britain.
1926: Actors Andy Griffith and Marilyn Monroe are born on the same day, Griffith in Mount Airy, North Carolina and Monroe in Los Angeles, California.
1943: German warplanes shoot down BOAC Flight 777, killing all 17 on board, including British actor Leslie Howard.
1968: Author and activist Helen Keller dies in Easton, Connecticut at age 87.
1980: Ted Turner's Cable News Network debuts in Atlanta, Georgia.
2009: General Motors files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, fourth largest in U.S. history.