Throwback Thursday: A look back at events in history on June 2, including the death of Yankee great Lou Gehrig and the retirement of baseball legend Babe Ruth.
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Unemployed bonus marchers
A group of unemployed veterans of World War I left Columbus, Georgia and Girard, Alabama on a long trek to Washington, D.C. to demand payment of the soldier's bonus, June 2, 1932, near Lawrenceville, Georgia.
The men carried their own provisions and traveled in two trucks.
Germany's Max Schmeling strikes a fighting pose, location unknown, June 2, 1933 as he prepares for his fight with American Max Baer at Yankee Stadium on June 8.
Schmeling, was defeated by a technical knockout though he'd been favored to win the bout on June 14, 1034. Despite the Great Depression, tens of thousands paid to see the bout in the stadium. Baer, one-quarter Jewish, wore a star of David on his shorts in the match that won him the world heayweight title. He became a hero to Jews and those who despised Hitler and the Nazis.
Queen Mary arrives in NY
The grand luxury liner Queen Mary, new flagship of the Cunard-White Star Line, is moored alongside a Hudson River pier in the New York Harbor, June 2, 1936.
Thousands of New Yorkers flocked to the pier when the great British liner arrived on June 1, 1936, after completing its four-day maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City.
King George VI, Queen Elizabeth coronation
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (mother of the current Queen Elizabeth II) on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London, upon their return from Westminster Abbey on May 12, 1937, following their Coronation service.
The new train is shown during a test run on June 2, 1944, before going into service between New York and Chicago.
Designed by Henry Dreyfuss, famous industrial designer, the exterior of the new train offers the latest developments in modern streamlining, while its interior accommodations are among the most luxurious in railroad history. The new twentieth century train will cut the running schedule between New York and Chicago by half an hour, making the run in all 16 hours.
Lou Gehrig dies
New York Yankees' Lou Gehrig died on June 2, 1941. Gehrig played for the Yankees as a first baseman for 17 years from 1923 to 1939. The man, known as the "The Iron Horse," retired from baseball on June 21, 1939, having been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often called Lou Gehrig's disease.
Here, the baseball legend wipes away a tear while speaking during "Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day" at Yankee Stadium in New York on July 4, 1039. Delivering one of the most hallowed speeches in baseball history, Lou Gehrig spoke between games of a doubleheader with the Washington Senators. His most famous line from his address was "For the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth."
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Babe Ruth retires
Home run king and Yankee great Babe Ruth retired June 2, 1939, the same month that his teammate Lou Gehrig retired.
Ruth is seen here wearing his famed number 3 uniform and bowing, as he acknowledges the cheers of thousands of fans. His no. 3 was retired permanently by the Yankees during the June 13, 1948 observance of the 25th anniversary of the opening of Yankee Stadium in New York.
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Dave Dennis demonstrates at the Congress of Racial Equality school of non-violence, how to cover up vital parts of the body when a sit-in is attacked by segregationists in Jackson, Mississippi, June 2, 1963. Dennis is a 22-year-old worker for CORE.
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Charlton Heston films "Julius Caesar"
Actor Charlton Heston portrays Roman general Marc Anthony in the motion picture "Julius Caesar," under production in the Sierra de Guadarrama mountains in Spain, on June 2, 1969.
Avowed Communist and militant Angela Davis is brought into a San Rafael courtroom, June 2, 1971 by jail matron Evelyn C. Gossey, right, prior to the start of the pre-trial hearing of Ms. Davis and San Quentin convict Ruchell Magee.
The two are charged with murder, kidnap and conspiracy in connection with the Marine County Civic Center shootout the previous August in which four persons, including a judge, were killed.
Mark Spitz's 7th gold medal
Teammates Jerry Heidenreich, left, and Tom Bruce carry U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz on their shoulders after he won the gold medal in the Olympic 4 x100 meter medley swim in Munich, Germany, June 2,1972. The award made an unprecedented seven golds for Spitz.
Smoke rises from a collision between the U.S. container ship Sea Witch and the ESSO Brussels in New York harbor near the Verrazano bridge, June 2, 1973.
The Sea Witch continued to smolder and list more than 20 degrees as fireboats and tugs continue emergency operations.
Renee Richards, 42, seen in Cleveland on June 2, 1977, signed to play with the Cleveland-Pittsburgh Nets of the World Team Tennis league.
Joe Zingale, owner of the league, said he felt sure Dr. Richards would be eligible for WTT women's events because she passed a U.S. sex test last winter. Dr.Richards, a transsexual, was rejected for women's competition by some tennis officials.
Captured Argentine soldiers are guarded by a British Royal Marine as they await transit out of the area at Goose Green, Falkland Islands. June 2, 1982.
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Crown Prince Naruhito & Masako Owada
Crown Prince Naruhito and Masako Owada are dressed in traditional imperial court wedding gowns during a dress rehearsal at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on June 2, 1993.
The 32-year-old heir to the Chrysanthemum Throne wed his 29-year-old fiance in a 15-minute Shinto rite at the holiest sanctum deep in the heart of the palace in June of 1993.
Marilyn Monroe stamp
Actress Jane Russell squeezes the cheeks of Marilyn Monroe's image enlarged from the US Postal Service's new stamp honoring her at the Second-Day-of-Issue ceremony, June 2, 1995, at Mann's Chinese Theater in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.
Timothy McVeigh convicted
Ronnie and Barbara Trent break down in tears as they leave the U.S. Courthouse after hearing the verdict in the trial of Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh in Denver on June 2, 1997.
Barbara Trent's parents, Dr. Charles and Jean Hurlburt, were customers in the Social Security office at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building when the bomb exploded, killing them both. McVeigh was found guilty on all murder counts.
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Nepal royal family murdered
Nepalis pray in front of a photo of the royal family for the peace of their souls at Ason market in Katmandu, Nepal, June 2, 2002, to mark the first anniversary of the royal massacre of King Birendra and members of the royal family by Crown Prince Dipendra.
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Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak lays on a gurney inside a barred cage in the police academy courthouse in Cairo, June 2, 2012.
Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison June 2 for his role in the killing of protesters during the 2011 revolution that forced him from power, a verdict that caps a stunning fall from grace for a man who ruled the country as his personal fiefdom for nearly three decades