June 2 in History

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Jun 2 1740

Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade is born at Condé palace in Paris.


Jun 2 1793

Jean Paul Marat recites names of 29 people to the French Assembly, virtually all of whom will be guillotined. Over the next year 17,000 will be executed in the Reign of Terror.

Jun 2 1996

Ray Combs, host of television's Family Feud, hangs himself with his bedsheets at Glendale Adventist Hospital. Combs was on a 72 hour suicide watch.

Jun 2 1999

Pope John Paul II blesses the Vatican's new underground parking garage. A miracle of modern technology!

Jun 2 2003

Thousands of defeated Iraqi troops marched on U.S. occupation headquarters in Baghdad, demanding to be paid. It is perhaps the first time in history a defeated army has demanded payroll from the victors.
 

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