Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) President Calvin Coolidge signed into law the Indian Citizens Act* ninety years ago today, June 2, 1924.
The legislation. which granted automatic American citizenship to Native Americans born in the United States of America, was proposed in part to recognize thousands of Native American soldiers who served the cause of liberty in the First World War.
After the signing ceremony, the President posed with four Osage tribal leaders.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II CORONATED
London, U.K. (JFK+50) Queen Elizabeth II was formally crowned Queen of the United Kingdom 61 years ago today, June 2, 1953, at Westminster Abbey here in London.
The proceedings were broadcast live on both radio and television.
The Queen, 27 years old at the time, was accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, on a 5 mile procession in which they rode in a gilded horse-drawn carriage.
After the parade, the Queen and her family waved to the crowd of well-wishers from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
JFK SPEAKS AT ALMA MATER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
Riverdale, New York (JFK+50) JFK's old school, Riverdale, welcomed him back 64 years ago today, June 2, 1950, as guest speaker at commencement exercises.
JFK said the United States required...
"men and women of integrity and courage in public service".
JFK was a student at the school from 1927-1930.