ON THIS DAY
Today is June 2, the 153rd day of 2015.
1846 - The Melbourne newspaper Argus is first published.
1874 - Explorers John and Alexander Forrest discover Weld Springs, an oasis of freshwater in central Western Australia.
1896 - Broadcasting by electromagnetic waves is patented by Guglielmo Marconi.
1924 - US Congress confirms citizenship of all American Indians.
1932 - Major Frank Holmes, a New Zealand engineer, strikes oil in Bahrain.
1953 - Queen Elizabeth II of England is crowned at Westminster Abbey.
1953 - Uranium discovered at El Sherana, on Alligator River, Northern Territory.
1967 - 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, arrives in Vietnam.
2009 - Brazilian military planes find a 5km path of wreckage in the Atlantic Ocean, confirming that an Air France jet carrying 228 people crashed in the sea.