June 2nd in History1793: Jean-Paul Marat, reciting the names of 29 "enemies of the republic", kicks of the French reign of terror.
1865: The last members of the American conferedate forces surrender, ending the American civil war.
1896: Guglielmo Marconi patents the radio
1953: Summit of Everest reached for the first time
1953: Coronation of British Queen Elizabeth II
June 2nd birthdays1740: Marquis de Sade, French author
1840: Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet
1903: Johnny Weissmuller, American swimmer and 'Tarzan'
1942: Barry Levinson, American film director