Jun 2, 2018
June 2. In 1537, Pope Paul III banned the enslavement of Indians. In 1692, Bridget Bishop became the first person tried for witchcraft in Salem, MA. She was found guilty & hanged. In 1851, Maine became the first state to enact a law prohibiting alcohol. In 1886, Grover Cleveland had the first wedding in the White House. In 1924, all American Indians were granted US citizenship. In 1953, Elizabeth was crowned queen of England. In 1997, Timothy McVeigh was convicted on 15 counts of murder & conspiracy for the Oklahoma City bombing, which killed 168 people. Happy Birthday, Karl Gjellerup, Thomas Hardy, Barbara Pym, Jerry Mathers, Cornel West. It's International Sex Workers Day. Mission: Resist the destruction of democracy in America.