1979 - Petra Nemcova, Czech model, TV host, and philanthropist who founded and chairs the Happy Hearts Fund
1908 - Grover Cleveland, American lawyer and politician who was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States, the only President to have served two non-consecutive terms (b. 1837)
1987 - Jackie Gleason, American singer and actor (The Honeymooners) (b. 1916)
1997 - Brian Keith, American actor and director (Family Affair, The Parent Trap) (b. 1921)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1885 - 28th U.S. President Woodrow Wilson marries Ellen Louise Axson, a Presbyterian Minister's daughter
1983 - Sportscaster Bob Costas marries Carole Randall Krumenacher
2000 - Natalie Maines, the lead vocalist of the Dixie Chicks marries actor Adrian Pasdar
Quote of the Day
The Adventure Begins! With the start of Summer, a few days ago, this is our quote for the day of June 24th! Have lots of great family adventures this summer! Make great memories that will help to sustain you during your hard times!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Eating triggers fill your environment. No matter how hard you work to develop healthy diet habits, you will still have to contend with food triggers. It is hard to go through the day without being triggered to eat. There is the work break room loaded with goodies, donuts again, and the dreaded snack machine that calls your name. There’s the endless candy bowl on your office mate’s desk, followed by the free sodas that your company provides. Your favorite fast food waits on every corner, which type will you have today?
Find out more about Eating Triggers and what to do about them from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!
This Day in History
1497 - John Cabot leads the first European exploration since the Vikings and lands in North America at Newfoundland
1509 - Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are crowned King and Queen of England
1571 - Manila, the capital of the Republic of the Philippines is founded by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi
1717 - The first Masonic Grand Lodge, the Premier Grand Lodge of England is founded in London
1779 - The Great Siege of Gibraltar begins during the American Revolutionary War
1793 - France adopts their first Republican constitution
1813 - During the Battle of Beaver Dams, a British and Indian joint force defeats the US Army
1947 - The first widely reported UFO sighting is made by Kenneth Arnold near Mount Rainier, Washington
1949 - Hopalong Cassidy staring William Boyd is the first television western
1957 - The US Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment in Roth v. United States
1963 - The United Kingdom grants Zanzibar self government
1982 - British Airways Flight 9 has a failure of all four engines after flying into a cloud of volcanic ash thrown up by the eruption of Mount Galunggung in Indonesia
2004 - Capital punishment is declared unconstitutional in New York
2010 - Julia Gillard becomes the first female Prime Minister of Australia
This Day in Music
1880 - O Canada, the song that would later become the national anthem of Canada is performed for the first time
1966 - Love is Like an Itching in My Heart is recorded by The Supremes
1966 - The Beatles begin their final world tour in Munich, Germany
1994 - Undone - The Sweater Song is released by Weezer as the first single from their debut album Weezer (video below)
2004 - The Presidential Medal of Freedom is given to Doris Day by President George W. Bush II
This Day in Sports
1894 - The decision was made to hold the Olympics every 4 years
1922 - The American Professional Football Association is renamed to the National Football League
1979 - Rickey Henderson plays for the Oakland A's for the first time and steals his first base
1983 - Don Sutton becomes the 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters
1997 - Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot home run
2010 - At Wimbleton, in the longest match ever recorded in professional tennis history, John Isner of the US defeats Nicolas Mahut of Franch
2012 - Saudi Arabia sends female athletes to the Olympics to compete for the first time
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
Dead Tree Edition (noun)
1. (idiomatic, pejorative, humorous) Paper version of a publication that can be found online.
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