This day in history: June 2 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

This day in history: June 2

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All of the events below occurred on the same day of the month, June 2.

1924: President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the U.S.

1941: Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig, 37, dies of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in Riverdale, New York.

1948: Actor Jerry Mathers is born in Sioux City, Iowa.

1953: The coronation of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is seen by a worldwide television audience.

1997: Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh is convicted of 15 counts of murder and conspiracy.

2004: Game show contestant Ken Jennings begins his run of 74 consecutive appearances on Jeopardy!

2010: Seattle Mariners outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. retires from baseball at age 40, with 630 home runs.

2012: Actor and game show host Richard Dawson dies in Los Angeles at age 79.

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