A closer look at key historic events that took place on June 2:

In 1997, Timothy McVeigh is found guilty of the Oklahoma City bombing

McVeigh was a member of a militia movement responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, which killed 168 people and injured hundreds. He was found guilty on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy. He was executed in 2001.

In 1979 Pope John Paul II visits Poland

In 1979, Pope John Paul II, the first non-Italian pope in over 450 years, made a historic visit to his homeland, Poland. He became the first pontiff to visit a communist country. His visit, seen as a symbol of resistance against communist rule, drew millions of Poles, igniting a sense of unity and hope for change.

In 1953, Elizabeth II is crowned queen

Elizabeth II who was 27 years old at the time ascended to the throne of the United Kingdom following the death of her father, King George VI. Her coronation ceremony took place on June 2 at Westminster Abbey in London.

In 1946, Italy becomes a Republi

Following the end of World War II and the fall of Fascist rule, Italy held a referendum to decide its form of government. The majority of Italians voted to abolish the monarchy, leading to the establishment of the Italian Republic on June 2.

In 1847, the Wedding March is used for the first time

The piece, composed by Felix Mendelssohn, was used for the first time during the wedding ceremony of Dorothy Carew and Tom Daniel.

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