(Sunday, June 1, 1975, 3:30 p.m. CDT) — The Rolling Stones began their first tour with guitarist Ron Wood (he was not officially named a Rolling Stone until Dec. 19, 1975) today at LSU Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
(Tuesday, June 1, 1915) — The T.S. Eliot poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” was first published today in Poetry: A Magazine of Verse in Chicago, heralding a paradigmatic cultural shift from late 19th-century Romantic verse and Georgian lyrics to Modernism.
Video: 'Peter Jennings - Hiroshima: Why the Bomb was Dropped (1995)' (June 1, 1945, at 41:04)
(Friday, June 1, 1945, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m./1:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EWT; during World War II) — The Interim Committee met again secretly today at the Pentagon, formally deciding that the atomic bomb “should be used against Japan as soon as possible; that it be used on a war plant surrounded by workers’ homes; and that it be used without prior warning.”
Member James F. Byrnes then went to the White House and briefed President Harry S. Truman of the decision (click here for a clip of “American Experience: Truman” from this day (at 1:47:08).