Today in History for June 2: Alexander Graham Bell makes first sound transmission

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There’s a lot to look back on in history for June 2. Take a look at some of these notable moments.1863: Harriet Tubman, while working for the Union Army, helps liberate hundreds of slaves during the Combahee River Raid. In all, Tubman helped rescue 750 slaves during the raid.1875: Inventor Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson make the first sound transmission. The discovery ultimately led to Bell and Watson developing the world’s first telephone months later.1941: Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig dies of ALS at the age of 37. The neurodegenerative disease is now commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.1972: Actor and comedian Wayne Brady is born. Brady is best-known for his role on the show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” and has hosted the game show “Let’s Make a Deal,” since 2009.1980: American soccer player Abby Wambach is born. Wambach currently stands as the highest all-time goal scorer for the U.S. National Team, and holds the world record for international goals for men and women with 184.2004: Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on Jeopardy! Jennings earned just over $2.5 million during his run, and is the second highest-earning American game show contestant of all time.Check out more about historic June 2 moments in the video above.

There’s a lot to look back on in history for June 2. Take a look at some of these notable moments.

1863:Harriet Tubman, while working for the Union Army, helps liberate hundreds of slaves during the Combahee River Raid. In all, Tubman helped rescue 750 slaves during the raid.

1875:Inventor Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson make the first sound transmission. The discovery ultimately led to Bell and Watson developing the world’s first telephone months later.

1941:Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig dies of ALS at the age of 37. The neurodegenerative disease is now commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

1972:Actor and comedian Wayne Brady is born. Brady is best-known for his role on the show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” and has hosted the game show “Let’s Make a Deal,”since 2009.

1980:American soccer player Abby Wambach is born. Wambach currently stands as the highest all-time goal scorerfor the U.S. National Team, and holds the world record for international goals for men and women with 184.

2004:Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on Jeopardy! Jennings earned just over $2.5 million during his run, and is the second highest-earning American game show contestant of all time.


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