(Saturday, June 2, 1984) — “I’ll Wait” by Van Halen at #13 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Monday, June 2, 1924) — U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Act today, guaranteeing full American citizenship for all Native Americans born within U.S. territorial limits.
Video: 'Civil War Combat - Battle of Cold Harbor' (June 2, 1864, at 3:50)
(Thursday, June 2, 1864; during the Battle of Cold Harbor, part of the Overland Campaign of the American Civil War) — After Union Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock’s men marched almost all night and arrived in position too worn-out for an immediate attack this morning, Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant agreed to let the men rest and postponed an attack until 5 p.m., and then again until 4:30 a.m. on June 3.
Video: 'The Beatles - When I Get Home [Mono] (A Hard Day's Night)'
(Tuesday, June 2, 1964, 2:30-5:45 p.m. BST) — Following attempts at “Any Time At All” and “Things We Said” during a morning session, The Beatles regrouped this afternoon to begin and complete “When I Get Home” at EMI Studio 2 in London. Continue reading The Beatles record ‘When I Get Home’ 50 years this hour (June 2 1964)
Video: 'The Caucasian War'
(Thursday, June 2, 1864; May 21, 1864, Old Style Calendar; during the Caucasian War) — After decades of scorched-earth warfare, leaders of the Circassians, a Muslim ethnic group in the Caucasus region, surrendered in Sochi today to the army of the Russian Empire, which proceeded to expel hundreds of thousands of Circassians.
Video: 'Ten Days to D-Day 4/7' (June 2, 1944, at 2:56)
(Friday, June 2, 1944, morning; 4 days before the Normandy landings on the Western Front of World War II) — A convoy out of Hiltonbury camp in Hampshire, England, and heading for the south coast encounters a herd of cows. Convoys like this are on the move throughout the day.