Daily Archives: June 1, 2015

Debut of CNN: 1 June 1980 – This Day in History

Ted Turner‘s Cable News Network, headquartered in Atlanta, began 24-hour live news broadcasts this day in 1980 and gained worldwide attention in 1991 for its around-the-clock coverage of the Persian Gulf War.

More Events on this day:

1968: Blind and deaf American author Helen Keller died in Westport, Connecticut.

1945: In a speech, Indonesian nationalist leader Sukarno articulated the Pancasila—the Five Principles—that became the founding philosophy of the independent Indonesian state.

1926: American motion-picture star Marilyn Monroe was born in Los Angeles.

1794: The first great naval engagement of the French revolutionary wars, the Battle of the First of June, was fought between England and France in the Atlantic Ocean.

Source: Encyclopædia Britannica Online Daily