Today in history: June 1In 1801, Mormon leader Brigham...

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June 01, 1996

Today in history: June 1

In 1801, Mormon leader Brigham Young was born in Whitingham, Vt.

In 1958, Charles de Gaulle became premier of France.

In 1967, the Beatles released their album, "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

In 1968, author-lecturer Helen Keller, who earned a college degree despite being blind and deaf most of her life, died.

L In 1979, the African nation of Zimbabwe came into existence.

In 1980, Cable News Network made its debut.

Pub Date: 6/01/96

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