June 2

1886

Grover Cleveland became the first U.S. president to get married in the White House.

1924

Congress granted U.S. citizenship to all American Indians.

1941

Baseball great, Lou Gehrig died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS, a rare type of paralysis now referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease.

1946

In Italy, a plebiscite rejected the monarchy in favor of a republic.

1953

Queen Elizabeth II of Britain was crowned in Westminster Abbey.

1997

Timothy McVeigh was found guilty of the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City.

2003

The European Space Agency launched the Mars Express probe. Contact with the lander Beagle 2 was lost in December.

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