June 2, Timothy McVeigh sentenced

Today is Thursday, June 2, the 153rd day of 2022. There are 212 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On June 2, 1997, Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City that killed 168 people. (McVeigh was executed in June 2001.)

To this date :

In 1924, Congress passed and President Calvin Coolidge signed a measure guaranteeing full American citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial boundaries of the United States.

In 1941, the “Iron Horse” of baseball, Lou Gehrig, died in New York of a degenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; he was 37 years old.


In 1953, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place at Westminster Abbey in London, 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI.

In 1961, playwright and director George S. Kaufman, 71, died in New York.

In 1962, Soviet forces opened fire on strikers in the Russian city of Novocherkassk; a retired general in 1989 reported 22–24 dead.

In 1966, the American space probe Surveyor 1 landed on the moon and began transmitting detailed photographs of the lunar surface.

In 1979, Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland in the first visit by a pope to a communist country.

In 1981, the Japanese video arcade game “Donkey Kong” was released by Nintendo.

In 1999, South Africans went to the polls in their second post-apartheid election, giving the African National Congress a decisive victory; outgoing President Nelson Mandela was replaced by Thabo Mbeki (TAH’-boh um-BEH’-kee).

In 2011, a judge in Placerville, California sentenced serial sex offender Phillip Garrido to life in prison for the kidnapping and rape of Jaycee Dugard; Garrido’s wife, Nancy, received a decades-long sentence.

In 2016, autopsy results showed superstar musician Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller.

In 2020, defying curfews, protesters poured into streets across the country, hours after President Donald Trump urged governors to end the violence sparked by the death of George Floyd. Police said four officers were hit by gunfire after protests in St. Louis that started peacefully turned violent. The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington sharply criticized Trump for arranging a visit to St. John’s Church across from the White House after authorities emptied the area of ​​peaceful protesters. Mayors and governors from both parties rejected Trump’s threat to use the military against protesters.

Ten years ago: Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison after a court found him guilty of complicity in the murder of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ousted him from power ( Mubarak was later acquitted and released in March 2017; he died in February 2020). Richard Dawson, 79, a British-born entertainer who made his mark on the 1960s television sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes” and later became a popular game show host, has died in Los Angeles.

Five years ago: Environmental activists protested President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, while nations around the world pledged to redouble efforts to curb global warming. Three former Penn State administrators have been sentenced to prison and house arrest for up to nearly two years for burying child sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky.

A year ago: Opponents of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that they had reached an agreement to form a new coalition government, paving the way for the ousting of the longtime Israeli leader. NFL pledged to end use of ‘race norm’ in $1 billion brain injury claims settlement; the practice had made it harder for black players to show a deficit and qualify for an award. Trainer Bob Baffert has been suspended for two years by Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky, after an additional drug test of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit confirmed the presence of a steroid. (Medina Spirit was later disqualified from winning the Derby; the colt collapsed and died in December 2021 following training at Santa Anita.) Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEF’-skee) has announced that next season will be his last with the Blue Devils.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Ron Ely (EE’-lee) turns 84. Filmmaker and film historian Kevin Brownlow is 84 years old. Actor Stacy Keach is 81 years old. Actor Charles Haid is 79 years old. R&B singer Chubby Tavares (Tavares) is 78 years old. Director Lasse (LAH’-suh) Hallstrom is 76 years old. Actor Jerry Mathers is 74 years old. Actor Joanna Gleason is 72 years old. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is 70 years old. Actor Dennis Haysbert is 68 years old. Comedian Dana Carvey is 67 years old. Actor Gary Grimes is 67 years old. Pop musician Michael Steele is 67 years old. Rock singer Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet) is 62 years old. Actor Liam Cunningham is 61 years old. Actor Navid Negahban is 58 years old. Singer Merril Bainbridge is 54 years old. Andy Cohen (The Real Housewives TV franchise) is 54 years old. Rapper B-Real (Cypress Hill) is 52 years old. Actor Paula Cale is 52 years old. Actor Anthony Montgomery is 51 years old. Actor and comedian Wayne Brady is 50 years old. Actor Wentworth Miller is 50 years old. Rock musician Tim Rice-Oxley (Keane) is 46 years old. Zachary Quinto is 45 years old. Actor Dominic Cooper is 44 years old. Actor Nikki Cox is 44 years old. Actor Justin Long is 44 years old. Actor Deon Richmond is 44 years old. Actor Morena Baccarin is 43 years old. The R&B singer Irish Grinstead (702) is 42 years old. Rock musician Fabrizio Moretti (The Strokes) is 42 years old. Olympic soccer player Abby Wambach is 42 years old. Singer-songwriter ZZ Ward is 36 years old. Rapper/actor Awkwafina is 34. Actor Brittany Curran is 32. Actor Sterling Beaumon is 27 years old.

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