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On This Day In History

Birthdates which occurred on June 05:
1718 Thomas Chippendale England, furniture maker (baptized)
1723 Adam Smith Kirkcaldy Scot, economist (Wealth of Nations) (baptized)
1819 John Couch Adams co-discover (Neptune)
1823 George Thorndike Angell Mass, lawyer (ASPCA)
1825 Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry Georgia, educator (Rep-Ala, 1857-61)
1878 Francisco (Pancho) Villa Mexico, revolutionary/guerrilla leader
1883 John Maynard Keynes Cambridge England, economist/math/journalist
1887 Ruth Benedict US, anthropologist (Patterns of Culture)
1895 William Boyd Ohio, cowboy (Hopalong Cassidy)
1900 Dennis Gabor inventor (holography (3D laser photography))
1905 Art Donovan NFL defensive tackle (Balt, NY Yanks, Dallas)
1928 Robert Lansing SD Calif, actor (12 O'Clock High, Equalizer, Automan)
1934 Bill D Moyers Hugo Okla, news commentator (Bill Moyers' Journal)
1937 Waylon Jennings Littlefield Tx, country singer (Dukes of Hazzard)
1938 Marion Chapman smallest known premature baby to survive (280 g)
1939 Ken Follett spy author (Eye of the the Needle)
1946 Stefania Sandrelli Viareggio Italy, actress (The Key)
1959 Michael Winans gospel singer (The Winans)

Deaths which occurred on June 05:
221 -BC- Chu Yuan China's poet drowns
755 St Boniface, apostle of Germany, murdered
1864 Gen William E "Grumble" Jones killed at Piedmont
1900 Stephen Crane, author (Red Badge of Courage), dies
1916 Horatio H Kitchener British General (Sudan), dies at 65
1988 Clarence M Pendleton chairman of comm on Civil Rights (1981-88) dies
1993 Conway Twitty, country singer (Linda on My Mind), dies at 59



POW / MIA Data & Bios supplied by
the P.O.W. NETWORK. Skidmore, MO. USA.

On this day...
8239 -BC- presumed origin of Mayan Era of Creation
0070 Titus & his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem
0754 Friezen murders bishop Boniface & over 50 companions
1661 Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge
1783 Joseph & Jacques Montgolfier make 1st public balloon flight
1794 Congress prohibits citizens from serving in foreign armed forces
1805 1st recorded tornado in "Tornado Alley" (Southern Illinois)
1806 1st trotter to break 3 minute mile (Yankee)
1833 Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage
1849 Danish National Day-Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy
1855 Anti-foreign anti-Roman Catholic Know-Nothing Party's 1st convention
1861 - Federal marshals seize arms & gunpower at Du Pont works DE
1863 CSS "Alabama" captures the "Tailsman" in the Mid Atlantic
1863 Battle of Franklin's Crossing, VA (Deep Run)
1864 Battle of Piedmont, VA (Augusta City)
1872 Republican National Convention meets (Phila)
1876 Bananas become popular in US, at Centennial Exposition in Phila (I like bananas, because they have appeal)
1884 William Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination saying "If nominated, I will not run. If elected I will not serve"
1885 J Palisa discovers asteroid #248 Lameia
1910 J Helffrich discovers asteroids #699 Hela & #700 Auravictrix
1912 US marines invade Cuba (3nd time)
1917 10 million US men begin registering for draft in WW I
1926 Indians triple-play Yankees & win 15-3
1933 US goes off gold standard
1934 1st formal meeting of The Baker Street Irregulars (NYC)
1937 A Bohrmann discovers asteroid #1455 Mitchella
1940 1st synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron Oh
1940 Battle of France begins in WW II
1944 1st B-29 bombing raid; 1 plane lost due to engine failure
1945 USA, UK, USSR, France declare supreme authority over Germany
1946 Fire at LaSalle Hotel cocktail lounge kills 61 (Chicago Ill)
1947 Sec of State George C Marshall outlines "The Marshall Plan"
1950 US Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation
1952 Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles for heavyweight boxing title
1956 Fed court rules racial segregation on Montgomery buses Unconstitutional
1957 NY narcotics investigator, Dr Herbert Berger, urges AMA to investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes
1963 State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested
1964 Davie Jones & King Bees debut "I Can't Help Thinking About Me", group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie
1967 Murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in the electric chair
1968 Sirhan Sirhan shoots Bobby Kennedy, who dies the next day
1969 Race riot in Hartford Connecticut
1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment opens in Stockholm
1975 Suez Canal reopens (after 6 Day War caused it to close)
1976 Teton Dam in Idaho burst causing $1 billion damage (14 die)

1977 1st personal computer, the Apple II, goes on sale

1977 Coup in Seychelles (National Day)
1980 Soyuz T-2 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
1981 Center of Disease Control reports of a pneumonia affecting gays (AIDS)
1984 Indira Gandhi orders attack on Sikh's holiest site (Golden Temple)
1986 Former National Security Agency employee Ronald Pelton was convicted in Baltimore of spying for the Soviet Union. The verdict came one day after former Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard pleaded guilty to espionage on behalf of Israel.
1987 "Nightline" presents it's 1st "Town Meeting" the subject is AIDS & the show runs until 3:47 AM
1988 Longest champagne cork flight is 177' 9" in NY
1988 Australian solo yacht sailor Kay Cottee sailed into Sydney Harbor to become the first woman to circle the globe alone and unassisted.
1989 Billy Smith, last original NY Islander, retires
1991 Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) launched
1993 23 Pakistani members of the U.N. peacekeeping forces were killed in a series of attacks in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.
1997 Harold J. Nicholson, the highest-ranking CIA officer ever caught spying against his own country, was sentenced to 23 years in prison for selling defense secrets to Russia after the Cold War.

Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Columbia : Thanksgiving Day
Denmark : Constitution Day (1849, 1953)
Massachusetts : Teachers' Day (Sunday)
Ireland : Bank Day (Monday)
Bahamas : Labour Day (Friday)
New Zealand : Queen's Birthday (Monday)
Western Australia : Foundation Day (1838) (Monday)
World : Meteorology Day
National Frozen Yogurt Week (Day 6)
National Iced Tea Month

Religious Observances
RC, Luth, Ang : Mem of St Boniface, bishop/martyr/apostle to Germany
Ang, RC : Ember Day
Christian] Feast of St Dorotheus of Tyre
Christian : Feast of St Sancho
Christian : Feast of St Tudno

Religious History
1860 The Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Augsburg Synod in North America was founded in Wisconsin. In 1962, the Augsburg Synod became one of four branches in American Lutheranism that merged to form the Lutheran Church in America (LCA).
1944 German Lutheran theologian and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote in a letter from prison: 'Certainly one must try everything, but only to become more certain what God's way is.'
1960 John XXIII published his motu proprio, 'Superno Dei Nutu,' which created the necessary committees and organizational structure for the upcoming Vatican II Ecumenical Council (1962-65).
1961 English apologist C.S. Lewis wrote in a letter: 'Any fixing of the mind on old evils beyond what is absolutely necessary for repenting of our own sins and forgiving those of others is...usually bad for us.'
1967 The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War began, during which Israel took control of the Sinai Desert, the city of Jerusalem and the west bank of the Jordan River. A cease-fire arranged by the U.N. ended the conflict on June 10th.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.

Thought for the day :
"Always remember you're unique,...just like everyone else."

Actual Newspaper Headlines...
Prosecutor Releases Probe into Undersheriff

Why did the Chicken cross the Road...
Hippocrates: Because of an excess of light pink gooey stuff in its pancreas.

Dumb Laws...
Rhode Island:
Any marriage where either of the parties is an idiot or lunatic is null and void.

A Cowboy's Guide to Life...
Generally, you ain't learnin' nothing when your mouth's a-jawin'.

12 posted on 06/05/2004 5:53:17 AM PDT by Valin (Hating people is like burning down your house to kill a rat)
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To: Valin
Dumb Laws...
Rhode Island:
Any marriage where either of the parties is an idiot or lunatic is null and void.

Now why couldn't we have adopted this in every State?
35 posted on 06/05/2004 10:43:56 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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