This day in history, June 1.

This day in history, June 1.

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.

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