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Old 06-01-2017, 10:11 AM   #871
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June 1

There are 213 days remaining in 2017, and there are 206 days until Christmas.

Today is Children's Day.

Also observed today is Global Day of Parents, Neighbours' Day, and World Milk Day.

Events

1495 – A monk, John Cor, records the first known batch of Scotch whisky.

1533 – Anne Boleyn is crowned Queen of England.

1792 – Kentucky

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is admitted
as the 15th state of the United States.

1796 – Tennessee is admitted as the 16th state of the United States.

1812 – War of 1812: U.S. President James Madison asks the Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.

1861 – American Civil War: Battle of Fairfax Court House: The first land battle of the American Civil War after the Battle of Fort Sumter, producing the first Confederate combat casualty.

1916 – Louis Brandeis becomes the first Jew appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

1918 – World War I: Western Front: Battle of Belleau Wood: Allied Forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord engage Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince.

1922 – The Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded.

1939 – First flight of the German Focke-Wulf Fw 190

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fighter-bomber airplane.

1959 - The first edition of Juke Box Jury aired on the BBC.

1962 – Adolf Eichmann is hanged in Israel.

1967 – Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, by The Beatles, is released.

David Bowie releases his self titled debut studio album.

1980 – Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.

1981 - The first issue of the heavy metal magazine Kerrang!

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was published as a special pull-out by UK weekly music paper Sounds. AC/DC had the front cover.

2001 – Nepalese royal massacre: Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal shoots and kills several members of his family including his father and mother, King Birendra of Nepal and Queen Aiswarya.

2009 – General Motors files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.

2012 – United States President, Barack Obama

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orders Cyber attacks of Stuxnet, against Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility, code-named Operation Olympic Games.

Births

1637 – Jacques Marquette (namesake of Marquette University); 1801 – Brigham Young; 1825 – John Hunt Morgan; 1831 – John Bell Hood; 1889 – James Daugherty; 1890 – Frank Morgan; 1915 – John Randolph; 1921 – Nelson Riddle; 1926 – Andy Griffith, Marilyn Monroe; 1930 – Edward Woodward; 1933 – Charlie Wilson (Charlie Wilson's War); 1934 – Pat Boone; 1935 – Reverend Ike; 1937 – Morgan Freeman; 1939 – Cleavon Little ('Sheriff Bart' in "Blazing Saddles"); 1940 – Renι Auberjonois ('Odo'); 1946 – Brian Cox; 1947 – Jonathan Pryce, Ronnie Wood; 1948 – Powers Boothe, Tom Sneva; 1953 – David Berkowitz (Son of Sam), Ronnie Dunn (Brooks & Dunn); 1961 – Mark Curry (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper); 1968 – Mathias Rust (landed a private plane in Red Square); 1969 – Teri Polo

Deaths

1868 – James Buchanan; 1927 – Lizzie Borden; 1948 – Sonny Boy Williamson I; 1965 – Curly Lambeau (founded the Green Bay Packers); 1968 – Helen Keller; 1980 – Arthur Nielsen (Nielsen ratings); 1981 – Carl Vinson (namesake of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)); 1999 – Christopher Cockerell (invented the hovercraft); 2000 – Tito Puente; 2001 – Hank Ketcham ("Dennis The Menace" creator); 2008 – Yves Saint Laurent; 2014 – Ann B. Davis ('Alice' on "The Brady Bunch")
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:24 AM   #872
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The year was 1975:

The number one movie was The French Connection II, starring Gene Hackman:



The number one song was "Before The Next Teardrop Falls" by Freddy Fender:



I saw Freddy Fender sing this song (and others) at Beech Bend Park in Bowling Green, KY. I might have been 10. He waved and winked at me. He probably doesn't remember me. He's quite dead you know.
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Old 06-01-2017, 12:11 PM   #873
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1939 – First flight of the German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighter-bomber airplane.
The ladies Tea & Crochet Society president addressed the group.
Ladies, we have a guest speaker today who was on a ship from England to Murmansk Russia when is was attack by the German air force... Mister Swen Olson.
(polite applause)
Well there were, a convoy in the cold North Sea, headed to Murmansk with a shipload of tanks the Russians needed badly on the eastern front. Suddenly this focker comes at us.
(polite group gasp)
Then another focker and another folker, they just came relentlessly…. focker focker focker... So finally we shot all those fockers down and got to Murmansk.
As president I should explain, ladies, Mr Olson was speaking of aircraft made by Fock-Wulf Aircraft Company, right Mr Olson.
Oh no, ma’am , these fockers were messerschmitts.
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Old 06-05-2017, 03:05 PM   #875
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Today is World Environment Day.

70 – Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem.

1817 – The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.

1851 – Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly, starts a ten-month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper.

1883 – The first regularly scheduled

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Orient Express departs Paris.

1900 – Second Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria.

1917 – World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as "Army registration day".

1933 – The U.S. Congress abrogates the United States' use of the gold standard by enacting a joint resolution (48 Stat. 112) nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold.

1940 – World War II: After a brief lull in the Battle of France, the Germans renew the offensive against the remaining French divisions south of the River Somme in Operation Fall Rot ("Case Red").

1941 – World War II: Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.

1942 – World War II: The United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.

1944 – World War II: More than 1000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.

1963 – The British Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, resigns in a sex scandal known as the "Profumo affair".

1964 – DSV Alvin

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is commissioned.

1967 – The Six-Day War begins: Israel launches surprise strikes against Egyptian air-fields in response to the mobilisation of Egyptian forces on the Israeli border.

1968 – Robert F. Kennedy

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a U.S. presidential candidate, is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, by Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian. Kennedy dies the next day.

1975 – The Suez Canal re-opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.

The United Kingdom holds its first country-wide referendum on remaining in the European Economic Community (EEC).

1976 – The Teton Dam in Idaho, United States, collapses.

1981 – The "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report" of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that five people in Los Angeles, California, have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.

1989 – The Tank Man

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halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

1993 – Portions of the Holbeck Hall Hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK, fall into the sea following a landslide.

2001 – Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm causes $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.

2012 – The last transit of Venus of the 21st century begins.

2013 – A building collapse in Philadelphia, PA kills six and wounds 14 other people.

Births

1850 – Pat Garrett; 1878 – Pancho Villa; 1883 – John Maynard Keynes; 1895 – William Boyd (Hopalong Cassidy); 1898 – Federico Garcνa Lorca; 1899 – Otis Barton (designed the bathysphere); 1919 – Richard Scarry (illustrator); 1928 – Robert Lansing; 1934 – Bill Moyers; 1941 – Spalding Gray, Robert Kraft; 1947 – Tom Evans (Badfinger); 1947 – Freddie Stone; 1949 – Ken Follett; 1951 – Suze Orman; 1952 – Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden); 1953 – Kathleen Kennedy (co-founder Amblin Entertainment); 1956 – Kenny G; 1961 – Mary Kay Bergman (voice actress on South Park); 1962 – Jeff Garlin; 1964 – Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson book series); 1967 – Ron Livingston; 1969 – Brian McKnight; 1971 – Mark Wahlberg; 1979 – Pete Wentz

Deaths

1900 – Stephen Crane; 1910 – O. Henry; 1993 – Conway Twitty; 1998 – Jeanette Nolan; 1999 – Mel Tormι; 2002 – Dee Dee Ramone; 2004 – Ronald Reagan; 2012 – Ray Bradbury; 2015 – Tariq Aziz; 2015 – Alan Bond; 2015 – Richard Johnson
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Old 06-06-2017, 01:01 AM   #876
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Did you know Sunday June 4th was National Cheese Day?
Or Monday June 5th was National Constipation day?
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Old 06-06-2017, 01:35 PM   #877
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Today is Western Australia Day.

1508 – Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friuli by Venetian troops.

1762 – Seven Years' War: British forces begin a siege of Havana, Cuba, and temporarily capture the city in the Battle of Havana.

1808 – Joseph Bonaparte, brother to Napoleon, is crowned King of Spain.

1833 – Andrew Jackson becomes the first U.S. President to ride on a train.

1844 – The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.

1882 – More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay, India are killed when a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbour.

1889 – The Great Seattle Fire destroys all of downtown Seattle, Washington.

1892 – The Chicago "L" commuter rail system begins operation.

1912 – The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.

1932 – The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per US gallon sold.

1933 – The first drive-in theater opens, in Camden, New Jersey, United States.

1934 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Act of 1933 into law, establishing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

1939 – Judge Joseph Force Crater, known as the "Missingest Man in New York", is declared legally dead.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Force_Crater

1942 – World War II: Battle of Midway. U.S. Navy dive bombers sink the Japanese cruiser Mikuma and four Japanese carriers.

1944 - Operation Overlord commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history.

1946 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) is created with eleven teams.

1960 - Bing Crosby was presented with a Platinum disc to commemorate his 200 millionth record sold. The sales figures were a combined total of 2,600 recorded singles and 125 albums. Crosby's global lifetime sales on 179 labels in 28 countries totaled 400 million records.

1962 - The first Beatles recording session took place at Abbey Road studios.

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The group recorded four tracks, one of which was 'Love Me Do' the four musicians received payments for the session of £7.10 ($12.07) each.

1965 - The Rolling Stones released the single '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' in the US, which went on to give the band their first No.1.

1966 - Roy Orbison's first wife, Claudette,

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was killed when a truck pulled out of a side road and collided with the motorbike
that she and her husband were riding on in Gallatin, Texas, she was 25.

1968 – Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy: Robert F. Kennedy

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Democratic Party senator from New York and brother of 35th President John F. Kennedy, dies from gunshot wounds inflicted on June 5.

1971 – A midair collision between a Hughes Airwest Douglas DC-9 jetliner and a United States Marine Corps McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II jet fighter near Duarte, California, claims 50 lives.

1982 – A British Army Air Corps Gazelle helicopter

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is destroyed in a friendly fire incident, resulting in the loss of four lives.

1984 – Tetris, one of the best-selling video games of all time, is first released in the USSR.

1985 – The grave of "Wolfgang Gerhard" is opened in Embu, Brazil; the exhumed remains are later proven to be those of Josef Mengele, Auschwitz's "Angel of Death". Mengele is thought to have drowned while swimming in February 1979.

1997 – Prom Mom incident: While attending her senior prom in Lacey Township, New Jersey, Melissa Drexler gives birth in a bathroom stall, leaves the baby to die in a trash can and then returns to the prom.

2002 – Eastern Mediterranean event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at ten meters in diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The resulting explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.

2005 – In Gonzales v. Raich, the United States Supreme Court upholds a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana.

Births

1755 – Nathan Hale; 1756 – John Trumbull; 1799 – Alexander Pushkin; 1867 – David T. Abercrombie(founded Abercrombie & Fitch); 1868 – Robert Falcon Scott; 1917 – Kirk Kerkorian; 1923 – V. C. Andrews; 1936 – Levi Stubbs; 1939 – Gary U.S. Bonds; 1945 – David Dukes (the actor, not the racist); 1945 – Arthur Shawcross (the Genesee River Killer); 1947 – Robert Englund; 1954 – Harvey Fierstein; 1955 – Sandra Bernhard, 1955 – Sam Simon (developer, director, producer, writer The Simpsons); 1956 – Bjφrn Borg; 1959 – Jimmy Jam; 1960 – Steve Vai; 1963 – Eric Cantor; 1967 – Paul Giamatti; 1972 – Natalie Morales; 1974 – Uncle Kracker

Deaths

1799 – Patrick Henry; 1865 – William Quantrill (Quantrill's Raiders); 1878 – Robert Stirling (invented the stirling engine); 1941 – Louis Chevrolet; 1961 – Carl Jung; 1968 – Robert F. Kennedy; 1976 – J. Paul Getty; 1979 – Jack Haley; 1991 – Stan Getz; 1997 – Magda Gabor (Zsa Zsa & Eva's older sister); 2002 – Robbin Crosby (Ratt); 2005 – Anne Bancroft, 2005 – Dana Elcar (MacGyver); 2006 – Billy Preston; 2010 – Marvin Isley (The Isley Brothers); 2013 – Esther Williams; 2015 – Vincent Bugliosi; 2015 – Ronnie Gilbert (The Weavers); 2016 – Viktor Korchnoi
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I don't see how Hollingshead could be awarded a patent for his drive-in theater when it had already been done in Texas and who knows where else?
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Today is Loving Day in the United States.

1381 – Peasants' Revolt: In England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.

1550 – The city of Helsinki, Finland (belonging to Sweden at the time) is founded by King Gustav I of Sweden.

1899 – New Richmond tornado: The eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200 in New Richmond, Wisconsin. The New Richmond Tornado is generally assumed to have been an F5 tornado, with winds in excess of 261 mph.

1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.

1940 – World War II: Thirteen thousand British and French troops surrender to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.

1942 – Anne Frank receives a diary

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for her thirteenth birthday, during the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands.

1944 – American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division

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secure the town of Carentan.

1963 – Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by a Ku Klux Klan member.

1964 – Anti-apartheid activist and African NAt'l Congress leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.

1967 – The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.

Venera program: Venera 4 is launched (it will become the first space probe to enter another planet's atmosphere and successfully return data).

1972 – The fast food restaurant chain Popeyes

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is founded in Arabi, Louisiana.

1978 – David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.

1979 – Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.

1987 – Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate

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U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

1991 – Russians elect Boris Yeltsin as the president of the republic.

1994 – Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles, California.

1996 – In Philadelphia, a panel of federal judges blocks a law against indecency on the internet.

Births

1806 – John A. Roebling (designed the Brooklyn Bridge); 1914 – William Lundigan; 1916 – Irwin Allen; 1919 – Uta Hagen; 1924 – George H. W. Bush; 1928 – Vic Damone; 1929 – Anne Frank; 1930 – Jim Nabors; 1931 – Rona Jaffe; 1933 – Eddie Adams; 1941 – Marv Albert, Chick Corea; 1949 – Roger Aaron Brown; 1951 – Bun E. Carlos; 1951 – Brad Delp; 1953 – Rocky Burnette; 1957 – Timothy Busfield; 1960 – Mark Calcavecchia; 1973 – Jennifer Jo Cobb
; 1974 – Jason Mewes; 1977 – Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Deaths

1963 – Medgar Evers; 1980 – Milburn Stone ('Doc Adams' on "Gunsmoke"); 1983 – Norma Shearer; 1994 – Nicole Brown Simpson, Ronald Goldman; 2002 – Bill Blass; 2003 – Gregory Peck; 2007 – Don Herbert ('Mr. Wizard'); 2013 – Jason Leffler; 2016 – Janet Waldo (voice of Judy Jetson on The Jetsons, voice of Penelope Pitstop on Wacky Races & The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
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So the Ruskies jumped sweet virginal Venus, violating her with their Venereal probe.
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Today is Flag Day in the United States.

There are 200 days remaining in the year.

There are 193 days till Christmas.

1158 – Munich is founded by Henry the Lion on the banks of the river Isar.

1381 – Richard II of England meets leaders of Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance.

1775 – American Revolutionary War: the Continental Army is established by the Continental Congress, marking the birth of the United States Army.

1777 – The Stars and Stripes

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is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States.

1789 – Mutiny on the Bounty: HMS Bounty mutiny survivors including and 18 others reach Timor after a nearly 7,400 km (4,600 mi) journey in an open boat.

Whiskey distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Rev Elijah Craig (may God bless and keep him). It is named Bourbon because Rev Craig lived in

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Bourbon County, Kentucky.

1846 – Bear Flag Revolt begins: Anglo settlers in Sonoma, California, start a rebellion against Mexico and proclaim the California Republic.

1900 – Hawaii becomes United States territory.

1937 – Pennsylvania becomes the first (and only) state of the United States to celebrate Flag Day officially as a state holiday.

U.S. House of Representatives passes the Marihuana Tax Act.

1949 – Albert II, a rhesus monkey, rides a V-2 rocket to an altitude of 134 km (83 mi), thereby becoming the first monkey in space.

1951 – UNIVAC I is dedicated by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1959 – Disneyland Monorail System

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the first daily operating monorail system in the Western Hemisphere, opens to the public in Anaheim, California.

1961 - Patsy Cline was seriously injured in a car accident. During her two month hospital stay, her song "I Fall to Pieces" gave the singer her first Country No.1 and also became a huge country-pop crossover hit.

1967 – Mariner program: Mariner 5 is launched towards Venus.

1970 - Derek and the Dominoes played their first gig when they appeared at London's Lyceum.

1982 – Falklands War: Argentine forces in the capital Stanley conditionally surrender to British forces.

1986 – The Mindbender accident happens at West Edmonton Mall. Three people died and one person was injured in the accident. This accident caused WEM to close the Mindbender for a few months for upgrades to it. Since 1986, the Mindbender has run accident free ever since.

Three fans die during an Ozzy Osbourne gig at Long Beach Arena, California after falling from a balcony.

1994 - Composer Henry Mancini

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dies aged 70.

2002 – Near-Earth asteroid 2002 MN misses the Earth by 75,000 miles (121,000 km), about one-third of the distance between the Earth and the Moon.

Births

1811 – Harriet Beecher Stowe; 1864 – Alois Alzheimer; 1909 – Burl Ives; 1916 – Dorothy McGuire; 1919 – Gene Barry; 1919 – Sam Wanamaker; 1928 – Ernesto 'Che' Guevara; 1931 – Marla Gibbs ('Florence' on "The Jeffersons"); 1931 – Junior Walker; 1932 – Joe Arpaio; 1945 – Rod Argent; 1946 – Donald Trump; 1952 – Pat Summitt; 1954 – Will Patton; 1956 – King Diamond, Fred Funk; 1958 – Eric Heiden; 1961 – Boy George; 1963 – Chris DeGarmo; 1966 – Traylor Howard; 1978 – Diablo Cody; 1982 – Lang Lang

Deaths

1801 – Benedict Arnold; 1825 – Pierre Charles L'Enfant; 1914 – Adlai Stevenson I; 1926 – Mary Cassatt; Jerome K. Jerome; 1936 – G. K. Chesterton; 1994 - Henry Mancini; 1997 – Richard Jaeckel; 2007 – Robin Olds; 2007 – Kurt Waldheim; 2009 – Bob Bogle (The Ventures)
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1937 – Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
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1937 – Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
I Love Spam.
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