68 - Claudius Nero, Roman Emperor from 54-68 (b. 37)
1870 - Charles Dickens, English writer (b. 1812)
1952 - Adolf Busch, German-Austrian composer and violinist (b. 1891)
2017 - Adam West, American actor (Batman) (b. 1928)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1977 - George & Patti Harrison divorce
1991 - Musician Bruce Springsteen marries his backup singer Patty Scialfa
2001 - Actress and model Angie Harmon (Law & Order) marries NFL Player Jason Sehorn
2002 - Singer Peter Gabriel marries Meah Flynn
2012 - Actor Matthew McConaughey marries model Camilla Alves
Quote of the Day
World Pet Memorial Day is on June 9, 2020. It is a day to remember our pets who have crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The month of June is the National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month. One of Kerry's Produce Tips is to Choose Menu Items that are Full of Vegetables: There are so many lunch and dinner choices that are loaded with vegetables. Try to acquire a taste for stir fries. They are simple to prepare and once you have the basic idea down, you can vary your meat choice and choices of veggies. Buy a huge variety of veggies and choose 3 different ideas for a different stir fry daily. Pair them with different herbs and meats. The trick is to avoid overcooking any of the veggies, because crunchy is what you want. Cook the veggies separately. Rather than using oil, it’s easy to stir fry by adding a bit of water. Keep adding more water to avoid burning! This is a quick meal that is much faster than fast food!
1856 - Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah
1934 - The first Donald Duck cartoon, The Wise Little Hen is released
1958 - London's Gatwick Airport in Crawley, West Sussex, is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II
1959 - The first submarine to carry ballistic missiles, the USS George Washington is launched
1963 - The Equal Pay Act is enacted
1968 - A National Day of mourning is declared by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson after the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy
1979 - Michael Cairney topples a record row of 169,713 dominoes
1983 - Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party wins the British parliamentary election
1984 - Donald Duck's 50th birthday is celebrated at Disneyland
1985 - American Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped and held hostage in Lebanon. He is finally released in 1991.
2013 - Edward Snowden publically makes his identity known as the leaker of NSA documents
This Day in Music
1962 - Tony Bennett debuts in concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City
1963 - Barbara Streisand performs on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1970 - Princeton University awards Bob Dylan with an honorary Doctorate of Music
1971 - Paul McCartney's album Ram goes gold.
1975 - He Don't Love You by Tony Orlando & Dawn goes gold.
1978 - The Rolling Stones release Miss You (video below)
1993 - The Tina Turner biographical film, What's Love Got to Do With It opens
2007 - Rihanna's Umbrella reaches #1 on the Billboard Top 100
This Day in Sports
1946 - Joe Louis KO's Billy Conn in 8 rounds to win the heavyweight boxing title
1964 - The British Open golf tournament is won by Jack Nicklaus
1973 - Secretariat wins the U.S. Triple Crown
1979 - Chris Evert beats Wendy Turnbull (62-60) in the 49th French Women's Tennis
1984 - Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (63-61) in the 54th French Women's Tennis
1985 - The Tour de France is won by Bernard Hinault
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (military) A two-wheeled, horse-drawn military vehicle used to carry ammunition. 2. (engineering) A watertight retaining structure used in the construction of bridges. 3. (architecture) A sunken panel used as decoration for a ceiling or a vault; a coffer.
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