On This Day..... June 5

 

JUNE 5TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MOONSHINE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL GINGERBREAD DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL VEGGIE BURGER DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ADAM SMITH (1723-1790)
  • PANCHO VILLA (1878-1923)
 
  • JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES (1883-1946)
  • ROBERT KRAFT (1941, 77)
 
  • SUZE ORMAN (1951, 67)
  • KATHLEEN KENNEDY (1953, 65)
 
  • KENNY G (1956, 62)
  • JEFF GARLIN (1962, 56)
 
  • MARK WAHLBERG (1971, 47)
  • PETE WENTZ (1979, 39)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1794, CONGRESS PASSES THE NEUTRALITY ACT, WHICH MAKES IT ILLEGAL FOR AMERICANS TO SERVE IN FOREIGN ARMIES
  • IN 1851, HARRIET BEEACHER STOWE PUBLISHES THE FIRST PART OF “UNCLE TOM’S CABIN” WHICH RAN AS A NEWSPAPER SERIAL COLUMN BEFORE BEING PUBLISHED AS A BOOK THE FOLLOWING YEAR
  • IN 1855, MOUNT SINAI, THE FIRST AMERICAN JEWISH HOSPITAL, OPENS IN NEW YORK
  • IN 1888, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY NOMINATES GROVER CLEVELAND FOR PRESIDENT
 
  • IN 1893, LIZZIE BORDEN BEGINS HER TRIAL FOR MURDERING HER PARENTS
  • IN 1920, THE HEADQUARTERS FOR BANK OF ITALY (LATER BANK OF AMERICA) BEGIN CONSTRUCTION IN SAN FRANCISCO
  • IN 1933, CONGRESS OFFICIALLY TAKES THE UNITED STATES OFF THE GOLD STANDARD
  • IN 1940, GOODYEAR SHOWCASES ITS FIRST SYNTHETIC RUBBER TIRE
  • IN 1940, THE BATTLE OF FRANCE COMMENCES IN WORLD WAR II
 
  • IN 1941, RED AUERBACH MARRIES DOROTHY LEWIS
  • IN 1944, ALLIED FORCES MARCH INTO ROME IN WORLD WAR II
  • IN 1944, AFTER POSTPONING DUE TO WEATHER, GENERAL DWIGHT EISENHOWER DECIDES TO BEGIN THE D-DAY INVASION ON JUNE 6TH
  • IN 1946, 61 PEOPLE DIE IN CHICAGO WHEN THE COCKTAIL LOUNGE AT THE LASALLE HOTEL CATCHES FIRE
 
  • IN 1947, SECRETARY OF STATE GEORGE MARSHALL UNVEILS THE “MARSHALL PLAN” FOR REBUILDING EUROPE
  • IN 1954, NBC AIRS THE FINAL EPISODE OF “YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS”
  • IN 1956, NBC AIRS THE FINAL EPISODE OF “THE MILTON BERLE SHOW” WHICH FEATURED ELVIS PRESLEY’S CONTROVERSIAL HIP SWAGGERING VERSION OF “HOUND DOG”
 
  • IN 1956, A FEDERAL COURT RULES THAT RACIAL SEGREGATION IN THE MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA PUBLIC BUS SYSTEM IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
  • IN 1959, BOB DYLAN GRADUATES FROM HIGH SCHOOL IN MINNESOTA
  • IN 1961, ROY ORBISON WENT TO #1 WITH “RUNNING SCARED”
 
  • IN 1963, UPHEAVAL IN IRAN LEADS TO THE ARREST OF THE AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI
  • IN 1964, DAVID BOWIE RELEASES THE SINGLE “I CAN’T HELP THINKING ABOUT ME” UNDER THE NAME DAVIE JONES AND THE KING BEES
  • IN 1965, SAM THE SHAM PEAKS AT #2 WITH “WOOLY BULLY”
 
  • IN 1965, ABC AIRS THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1967, THE SIX DAY WAR BETWEEN ISRAEL, EGYPT, JORDAN AND SYRIA BEGINS
  • IN 1967, RICHARD SPECK IS SENTENCED TO DEATH BY ELECTRIC CHAIR FOR THE TORTURE AND MURDER OF SIX STUDENT NURSES IN CHICAGO
  • IN 1968, SIRHAN SIRHAN SHOOTS ROBERT KENNEDY WHO DIES THE NEXT DAY
 
  • IN 1975, EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT ANWAR SADAT REOPENS THE SUEZ CANAL AFTER EIGHT YEARS
  • IN 1975, THE CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT ESTABLISHES COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FOR FARM WORKERS AND LABORERS
  • IN 1976, FOURTEEN PEOPLE DIE AND $1 BILLION IN DAMAGES ARE INCURRED WHEN THE TETON DAM BURSTS IN IDAHO
 
  • IN 1976, ROY SULLIVAN IS HIT BY LIGHTNING A RECORD SIXTH TIME. HE WOULD LATER BREAK HIS OWN RECORD WHEN HE IS STRUCK A SEVENTH TIME
  • IN 1977, THE APPLE II GOES ON SALE FOR $1300, THE FIRST FULLY ASSEMBLED READY TO USE MICRO COMPUTER
  • IN 1981, THE US CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL RELEASES ITS FIRST REPORT ON AN UNUSUAL STRAIN OF PNEUMONIA WHICH KILLED FIVE GAY MEN IN LOS ANGELES, WHICH WOULD EVENTUALLY LEAD TO THE DISCOVERY OF HIV/AIDS
 
  • IN 1987, “NIGHTLINE” HOLDS ITS FIRST EVEN TOWN MEETING TO DISCUSS THE TOPIC OF AIDS IN AMERICA WHICH RUNS UNTIL ALMOST 4AM
  • IN 1991, MIKHAIL GORBACHEV RECEIVES HIS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
  • IN 1993, AEROSMITH PEAKS AT #18 WITH “LIVIN ON THE EDGE”
 
  • IN 1993, LIBERIAN DICTATOR CHARLES TAYLOR EXECUTES 550 “FUGITIVES”
  • IN 1993, CONWAY TWITTY DIES WHILE UNDERGOING SURGERY AT 59
  • IN 1993, MARIAH CAREY MARRIES CEO OF SONY MUSIC TOMMY MOTTOLA
 
  • IN 1994, TEN YEAR OLD MICHAEL KEARNEY BECOMES THE YOUNGEST COLLEGE GRADUATE IN AMERICAN HISTORY WITH A BACHELOR’S IN ANTHROPOLOGY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA
  • IN 1998, GENERAL MOTORS EMPLOYEES BEGIN A SEVEN WEEK STRIKE
  • IN 1998, JIM CARREY’S “THE TRUMAN SHOW” IS RELEASED
 
  • IN 1999, MEL TORME DIES AT 74
  • IN 1999, REESE WITHERSPOON MARRIES RYAN PHILLIPPE
  • IN 2001, VERMONT SENATOR JIM JEFFORDS LEAVES THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WHICH SHIFTS CONTROL OF THE SENATE FROM REPUBLICANS TO DEMOCRATS
  • IN 2002, ELIZABETH SMART IS KIDNAPPED FROM HER BEDROOM AT KNIFE POINT AND HELD CAPTIVE FOR NINE MONTHS
 
  • IN 2003, CALIFORNIA BANS R. KELLY FROM TRAVELLING TO LOS ANGELES TO FILM A MUSIC VIDEO AFTER 21 CHILD PORN CHARGES ARE FILED AGAINST HIM IN CHICAGO
  • IN 2004, RONALD REAGAN DIES AT 93
  • IN 2004, JENNIFER LOPEZ MARRIES MARC ANTHONY
 
  • IN 2012, SCOTT WALKER OF WISCONSIN BECOMES THE FIRST SITTING GOVERNOR TO SURVIVE A RECALL ELECTION
  • IN 2013, THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER PUBLISHES THE FIRST ARTICLE BASED ON NSA DOCUMENTS LEAKED BY EDWARD SNOWDEN
  • IN 2017, SAUDI ARABIA, EGYPT, BAHRAIN AND THE UAE SEVER TIES WITH QATAR OVER WHAT THEY CALL SUPPORT OF TERROR GROUPS
 

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