On This Day..... June 4

JUNE 4TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHEESE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL COGNAC DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • KING GEORGE III (1738-1820)
  • ROSALIND RUSSELL (1907-1976)
  • BRUCE DERN (1936, 82)
  • MICHELLE PHILLIPS (1944, 74)
  • SCOTT WOLF (1968, 50)
  • HORATIO SANZ (1969, 49)
  • NOAH WYLE (1971, 47)
  • RUSSELL BRAND (1975, 43)
  • ANGELINA JOLIE (1975, 43)
  • TJ MILLER (1981, 37)
  • EVAN SPEIGEL (1990, 28)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1070, ROQUEFORT CHEESE WAS CREATED IN A CAVE IN ROQUEFORT, FRANCE
  • IN 1862, CONFEDERATE TROOPS ABANDON FORT PILLOW, TENNESSEE
  • IN 1892, THE TOWN OF TITUSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA IS DESTROYED AND 130 PEOPLE DIE WHEN AN OIL TANK EXPLODES IN WHAT WAS THEN CALLED “OIL CITY”
  • IN 1896, HENRY FORD DRIVES THROUGH THE STREETS OF DETROIT FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1912, MASSACHUSETTS PASSES THE NATION’S FIRST MINIMUM WAGE LAW
  • IN 1916, RUSSIAN TROOPS BEGIN A MASSIVE ATTACK ON THE EASTERN FRONT OF WWI
  • IN 1917, THE FIRST PULITZER PRIZE IS AWARDED AFTER THE DEATH OF JOSEPH PULITZER
  • IN 1919, CONGRESS PASSES THE 19TH AMENDMENT GIVING WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE
  • IN 1927, AMERICA BEATS ENGLAND IN THE FIRST RYDER CUP IN WORCESTER, MASS
  • IN 1940, THE “MIRACLE OF DUNKIRK” EVACUATES WELL OVER 300,000 ALLIED TROOPS FROM FRANCE BACK TO ENGLAND USING OVER 800 SMALL BOATS
  • IN 1942, THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY BEGINS IN WORLD WAR II
  • IN 1942, CAPITOL RECORDS OPENS
  • IN 1942, BEST PICTURE WINNER “MRS. MINIVER” IS RELEASED
  • IN 1943, COLONEL JUAN PERON COMES TO POWER IN ARGENTINA
  • IN 1945, THE U.S., BRITAIN, FRANCE AND THE SOVIET UNION AGREE TO A PLAN TO DIVIDE GERMANY
  • IN 1949, “CAVALCADE OF STARS” DEBUTS ON TV. JACKIE GLEASON WOULD BE ADDED AS HOST A YEAR LATER
  • IN 1951, TONY CURTIS MARRIES JANET LEIGH
  • IN 1955, NBC AIRS THE FINAL EPISODE OF “THE MICKEY ROONEY SHOW”
  • IN 1960, MARLON BRANDO MARRIES MEXICAN ACTRESS MOVITA CASTANEDA
  • IN 1961, PRESIDENT KENNEDY MEETS WITH SOVIET LEADER NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV AT THE VIENNA SUMMIT IN AUSTRIA
  • IN 1963, “POP GOES THE BEATLES” DEBUTS ON THE BBC
  • IN 1969, THE BEATLES RELEASE “THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO”
  • IN 1969, A 22 YEAR OLD MAN STOWS AWAY IN THE WHEEL HOLD OF AN AIRPLANE FOR NINE HOURS TO ESCAPE CUBA AND FLEE TO SPAIN
  • IN 1973, DON WETZEL PATENTS THE ATM
  • IN 1974, THE NFL GRANTS FRANCHISE RIGHTS TO THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
  • IN 1974, CLEVELAND ATTEMPTS A TEN CENT BEER NIGHT WHICH ENDS WITH DRUNKEN FANS WANDERING ON TO THE FIELD DURING THE 9TH INNING. THE GAME, TIED AT FIVE RUNS APIECE IS CALLED IN FAVOR OF THE RANGERS WHEN THE FIELD CAN’T BE CLEARED
  • IN 1978, HOWARD STERN MARRIES ALISON BERNS IN BROOKLINE, MASS
  • IN 1978, ROBIN WILLIAMS MARRIES HIS FIRST WIFE VALERIE
  • IN 1982, “STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN” OPENS
  • IN 1983, THE POLICE HIT #1 WITH “EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE”
  • IN 1984, ARNOLD PALMER FAILS TO MAKE THE US OPEN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 32 YEARS
  • IN 1984, BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN RELEASES “BORN IN THE USA”
  • IN 1985, THE SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN ALABAMA’S “MOMENT OF SILENCE” LAW WHICH OPPONENTS ARGUED WAS SCHOOL SPONSORED PRAYER
  • IN 1986, BOB DYLAN MARRIES HIS BACK UP SINGER CAROLYN DENNIS
  • IN 1989, THE RED SOX HOLD A TEN RUN LEAD OVER THE BLUE JAYS IN THE 7TH INNING BUT LOSE 12-11 IN 12 INNINGS
  • IN 1989, CHINESE TROOPS CLEARING STUDENT PROTESTERS KILL ALMOST 1000 IN THE TIENANMEN SQUARE MASSACRE
  • IN 1990, THE GREYHOUND BUS COMPANY FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY
  • IN 1990, DR. JACK KEVORKIAN ASSISTS HIS FIRST SUICIDE SPARKING THE DEBATE OVER A PERSON’S RIGHT TO DIE
  • IN 1991, POPE JOHN PAUL II GIVES A SPEECH COMPARING ABORTION WITH NAZI MURDERERS
  • IN 1992, STEVE IRWIN MARRIES TERRI RAINES
  • IN 1992, THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCES THAT “YOUNG ELVIS” BEAT “OLD ELVIS” BY A   3-1 MARGIN TO BECOME THE NEWEST SET OF STAMPS
  • IN 1997, JEFF BUCKLEY’S BODY IS FOUND FLOATING IN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER SIX DAYS AFTER HE DISAPPEARED WHILE SWIMMING
  • IN 1998, TERRY NICHOLS IS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING
  • IN 2000, JAMES CAMERON MARRIES ACTRESS SUZY AMIS
  • IN 2002, AVRIL LAVIGNE RELEASES HER DEBUT ALBUM “LET GO”
  • IN 2017, ARIANA GRANDE LEADS AN ALL STAR CONCERT TO SUPPORT THE VICTIMS OF THE MANCHESTER BOMBING AT HER CONCERT

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