TODAY IN HISTORY - 1st June 2010
On this day in 1938: Superman, created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster made first appearance in DC Comics’ Action Series issue #1, which sold for 10 cents.
In 1961, British Cameroon North, a US trust once the German colony of Kamerun was incorporated into Nigeria after a plebiscite was held.
And in 1985, five hundred Hippy travellers clashed with police on their way to the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge in Wiltshire for an illegal festival. The police set up a roadblock seven miles from Stonehenge. The day was known as "The Battle of the Bean field" and was the first major test of an English Heritage ban on midsummer festivals at Stonehenge.