June 1 is the 152nd day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar (153rd day in a leap year). There are 213 days left in the year.
Finnish calendar: Teemu, Nikodemus
Finnish-Swedish calendar: Rabbe
orthodox calendar: Usti, Teino
Sami calendar: Nina
in older calendars: Koitto, Nicodemus, Nicomedes, Niko
1495 - Friar John Cor recorded the first known round of Scotch whisky.
1831 - James Clark Ross discovers the location of the magnetic north pole.
1854 – Ooland war: the British fleet destroyed the ships under construction and the tar yard in Oulu.
1906 – Finland gave its citizens equal voting rights, and constitutional days were replaced by a unicameral parliament.
1919 – Prohibition law came into force in Finland.
1922 – The uprising of the people of Eastern Karelia ended when Finland and Soviet Russia agreed on a border peace in Moscow.
1922 − In Finland, the Employment Contracts Act, the Poor Care Act and the Act on Language Skills Required of Government Officials came into force.
1941 – World War II: The Battle of Crete ends with the surrender of Crete to Germany.
1947 - The Doomsday Clock was introduced at the University of Chicago.
1959 – Vikinglinjen's S/S Viking started the first car ferry from Finland to Sweden that used port loading.
1968 – The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty was opened for signatures at the UN. Ireland was the first to sign it.
1974 - The anti-choking Heimlich maneuver was published in the journal Emergency Medicine.
1975 – The Hanasaari Cultural Center was inaugurated.
1975 – The Martinlaakso railway was opened to traffic.
1979 – 90 years of white minority rule ended in Rhodesia. The state's new name became Zimbabwe-Rhodesia.
1980 - Cable News Network (CNN), a 24/7 news channel, began broadcasting.
1982 – The northernmost metro line in the world, the Helsinki Metro, was opened five years behind the original schedule. The official opening took place on August 2.
1984 – The soap opera series Dynasty began to be shown on Finnish television.
1987 – Yleisradio's Yöradio was inaugurated at 00:05 with invited guests in Pasila.
1989 – A train accident occurred on the section of track between Riihimäki and Tampere in Sarankulma, south of Tampere, when an express train on its way to Helsinki entered a switch at high speed, as a result of which the train's locomotive and part of the carriages derailed. 15 passengers were injured in the accident.
1990 – Ylen's radio reform: The General Program and the Parallel Program ceased operations and were replaced by Ylen Ykkönen, Radiomafia and Radio Suomi
1997 – Nelonen, Finland's fourth national television channel, began broadcasting. The channel replaced the PTV4 cable channel.
2002 – The world's first law limiting light pollution came into force in the Czech Republic.
2007 – Smoking inside restaurants was banned in Finland.
2011 – Space shuttle Endeavor made its final landing at the Kennedy Space Center.
2009 – Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris disappeared over the Atlantic. There were 216 passengers and 12 crew members on the flight.
2018 - The Spanish government fell on a vote of no confidence. Pedro Sánchez of the Socialists became the new prime minister.
1563 – Robert Cecil, English statesman (d. 1612)
1653 – Georg Muffat, French composer (d. 1704)
1780 – Carl von Clausewitz, German general and military scientist (On War and Warfare) (d. 1831)
1796 – Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French physicist (d. 1832)
1801 – Brigham Young, American religious leader (d. 1877)
1804 – Mihail Glinka, Russian composer (d. 1857)
1815 – Otto, King of Greece 1832–1862 (d. 1867)
1853 – Karl Enckell, Finnish expert in agriculture and especially agricultural economics (d. 1937)
1875 – Yrjö Mäkelin, Finnish shoemaker, journalist and politician (d. 1923)
1878 - John Masef