On this day in history June 2,
1979 – Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on the first visit by a pope to a Communist country.
1985 – Tommy Sandt was ejected from a major-league baseball game before the national anthem was played. He had complained to the umpire about a call against his team the night before.
1995 – Captain Scott F. O’Grady’s U.S. Air Force F-16C was shot down by Bosnian Serbs. He was rescued six days later.
1998 – Royal Caribbean Cruises agreed to pay $9 million to settle charges of dumping waste at sea.
1998 – Voters in California passed Proposition 227. The act abolished the state’s 30-year-old bilingual education program by requiring that all children be taught in English.
1999 – In South Africa, the African National Congress (ANC) won a major victory. ANC leader Thabo Mbeki was to succeed Nelson Mandela as t