1868 - James Buchanan, American lawyer, politician and 15th President of the United States from 1857-61 (b. 1791)
1872 - James G. Bennett, Sr., American publisher who founded the New York Herald (b. 1795)
1927 - Lizzie Borden, American accused murderer of the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother (b. 1860)
1968 - Helen Keller, American author (Let Us Have Faith), and activist, she was the first blind and deaf person to earn a bachelor of arts degree
2001 - Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist who created Dennis the Menace (b. 1920)
2008 - Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer who founded Saint Laurent Paris (b. 1936)
2014 - Ann B. Davis, American actress (Alice on The Brady Bunch) (b. 1926)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1889 - Architect Frank Lloyd Wright marries socialite Catherine Tobin
1933 - Charlie Chaplin marries Paulette Goddard
1949 - Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz wed for the second time
1989 - Professional boxer Mike Tyson, and actress Robin Givens divorce
1997 - Country singer Kenny Rogers marries Wanda Miller
2007 - Singer Tony Bennett marries Susan Crow
Quote of the Day
June 1 is Global Day of Parents! The day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children, and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Buy in bulk if you love healthy meals and deals! My favorite grocery stores offer bin shopping! You know those long rows of bins, full of different food items that you wonder what to do with. I quickly make my way to that section to check out new items to try.
For reasons to buy in bulk, and tips for bin shopping please checkout Kerry's Buy In Bulk page from her Healthy Diet Habits website!
This Day in History
1495 - John Cor, who is a monk, records the first batch of Scotch Whiskey
1792 - Kentucky is admitted as the 15th state of the United States
1796 - Tennessee is admitted as the 16th state of the United States
1812 - Congress is asked to declare war on the United Kingdom by the U.S. president James Madison (War of 1812)
1941 - During World War II, the Battle of Crete ends when they surrender to Germany
1974 - The medical journal Emergency Medicine publishes the procedures for the Heimlich maneuver to rescue choking victims
1990 - George H.W. Bush (America) and Mikhail Gorbachev (Russia) sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production
2009 - Air France Flight 447 on it's way from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil. All 228 crew and passengers are killed.
2009 - General Motors files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
2011 - An EF3 tornado strikes in Springfield, Massachusetts, killing four people
This Day in Music
1967 - The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1978 - Darkness On The Edge Of Town is released by Bruce Springsteen
1985 - Sting's first solo album, The Dream of the Blue Turtles is released
1993 - 10,000 Maniacs become the first act to appear twice on MTV Unplugged
2003 14 Shades of Gray by Staind hits #1 on the US album chart
Above, is 10,000 Maniacs Because The Night (MTV Unplugged)
This Day in Sports
1938 - Baseball batters wear protective baseball helmets for the first time
1975 - Nolan Ryan for the California Angels has his 4th no-hitter and beats the Baltimore Orioles, 1-0
1982 - In baseball, Rickey Henderson is the fastest player to reach 50 stolen bases in a year
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (uncountable) Offspring or descendants. 2. (countable) Result of a creative effort.
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