Today in history – June 2

1851 – Maine became the first state to enact a law prohibiting alcohol

1924 – Congress granted U.S. citizenship to all American Indians.

1953 – Queen Elizabeth II of Britain was crowned in Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI.

1981 – The Japanese video arcade game “Donkey Kong” made its U.S. debut.

1997 – Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.

2011 – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.