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As the calendar turns to June 2nd, a variety of holidays and celebrations unfold. It's a day marked by appreciation for culinary delights, recognition of workplace balance, honor of cultural heritage, and remembrance of important historical figures.

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Interesting Facts of June 2nd

  1. 1. The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place at Westminster Abbey in London, England on June 2nd, 1953. This event was the first ever to be televised and was watched by millions around the world. Her reign became the longest of any British monarch and the longest recorded of any female head of state in history.
  2. 2. Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his newest invention, the radio on June 2nd, 1896. His work laid the foundations for the wireless communications era.
  3. 3. U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Act on June 2nd, 1924, which granted citizenship to all Native Americans born in the United States. Prior to this act, Native Americans were not considered citizens under the U.S. Constitution.
  4. 4. June 2nd is also celebrated as Italian National Day or Republic Day (Festa della Repubblica in Italian), which commemorates the day in 1946 when Italians voted in a referendum to abolish the monarchy and form the Republic of Italy.
  5. 5. On June 2nd, 2014 King Juan Carlos I of Spain announced his intention to abdicate the throne after a 39-year reign, passing the crown to his son Felipe VI.