June 2: General Thomas Sweeny

June 2: On this date in 1866, the Fenians, led by General Thomas Sweeny, invaded Canada, hoping to hold it as leverage for Irish independence, but were defeated at the Battle of Erie.

June 1: Fred Ebb

June 1: The musical “Chicago,” lyrics by Fred Ebb and music by John Kander, opened at the 46th Street Theater on this date in 1975.