On This Day..... June 7

 

JUNE 7TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM DAY
  • TODAY IS OKLAHOMA APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL VCR DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • PAUL GAUGUIN (1848-1903)
  • JESSICA TANDY (1909-1994)
 
  • DEAN MARTIN (1917-1995)
  • TOM JONES (1940, 78)
 
  • MUAMMAR GADDAFI (1942-2011)
  • JENNY JONES (1946, 72)
 
  • LIAM NEESON (1952, 66)
  • PRINCE (1958-2016)
 
  • MIKE PENCE (1959, 59)
  • BEAR GRYLLS (1974, 44)
 
  • BILL HADER (1978, 40)
  • ANNA KOURNIKOVA (1981, 37)
 
  • MILAN LUCIC (1988, 30)
  • MICHAEL CERA (1988, 30)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1099, THE FIRST CRUSADERS ARRIVE IN JERUSALEM
  • IN 1654, LOUIS XIV BECOMES KING OF FRANCE
  • IN 1712, SLAVERY IS ABOLISHED IN PENNSYLVANIA
  • IN 1769, DANIEL BOONE BEGINS EXPLORING KENTUCKY
 
  • IN 1862, WILLIAM BRUCE MUMFORD IS THE FIRST U.S. CITIZEN HANGED FOR TREASON FOR REMOVING THE AMERICAN FLAG FROM THE MINT BUILDING IN NEW ORLEANS
  • IN 1863, UNION SOLDIERS BURN JEFFERSON DAVIS’S HOME TO THE GROUND DURING THE BATTLE OF MILLIKEN’S BEND IN LOUISIANA
  • IN 1864, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY NOMINATES ABRAHAM LINCOLN FOR A SECOND TERM AS PRESIDENT
 
  • IN 1916, FORMER PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT DECLINES THE NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT FROM THE PROGRESSIVE PARTY AND INSTEAD ENDORSES THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE CHARLES EVANS HUGHES
  • IN 1925, THREE STOOGES LEADER MOE HOWARD MARRIES HIS WIFE HELEN AT 28
  • IN 1929, THE VATICAN BECOMES A SOVEREIGN STATE
  • IN 1937, THREE STOOGES MEMBER CURLY HOWARDS MARRIES HIS WIFE ELAINE AT 33
 
  • IN 1939, KING GEORGE VI AND HIS WIFE ELIZABETH BECOME THE FIRST BRITISH ROYALS TO VISIT THE UNITED STATES
  • IN 1942, THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY ENDS WITH THE FIRST NAVAL DEFEAT OF JAPAN
  • IN 1946, THE SUPREME COURT BANS DISCRIMINATION IN INTERSTATE TRAVEL
  • IN 1954, ALAN TURING COMMITS SUICIDE AT 41
 
  • IN 1955, CBS DEBUTS “THE 64,000 QUESTION”
  • IN 1963, THE ROLLING STONES RELEASE “COME ON” AND APPEAR ON TELEVISION FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1965, SONY RELEASES THE FIRST HOME VIDEO RECORDER WITH A PRICE OF $995
 
  • IN 1965, THE SUPREME COURT LEGALIZES CONTRACEPTION USED BY MARRIED COUPLES
  • IN 1967, DOROTHY PARKER DIES AT 73
  • IN 1968, SIRHAN SIRHAN IS INDICTED FOR MURDERING ROBERT KENNEDY WHILE HIS BODY LIES IN STATE AT ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1969, ABC DEBUTS “THE JOHNNY CASH SHOW”
 
  • IN 1969, THE WHO RELEASE “TOMMY”
  • IN 1972, “GREASE” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1975, 21 YEAR OLD RON HOWARD MARRIES HIS WIFE CHERYL ALLEY
  • IN 1975, JOHN DENVER GOES TO #1 WITH “THANK GOD I’M A COUNTRY BOY”
 
  • IN 1975, ELTON JOHN HAS THE #1 ALBUM WITH “CAPTAIN FANTASTIC AND THE BROWN DIRT COWBOYS”
  • IN 1975, SONY BEGINS SELLING THE BETAMAX VCR
  • IN 1976, NBC DEBUTS “THE NIGHTLY NEWS WITH JOHN CHANCELLOR AND DAVID BRINKLEY”
  • IN 1977, ANITA BRYANT SUCCESSFULLY LEADS A CRUSADE TO DEFEAT A MIAMI GAY RIGHTS LAW
 
  • IN 1979, CHUCK BERRY IS CHARGED WITH TAX EVASION
  • IN 1980, GARY NUMAN HITS #9 WITH “CARS”
 
  • IN 1980, MEL GIBSON MARRIES HIS FIRST WIFE ROBYN MOORE, BOTH 24 YEARS OLD
  • IN 1982, PRESIDENT REAGAN MEETS WITH POPE JOHN PAUL II AND QUEEN ELIZABETH II
  • IN 1986, MADONNA HITS #1 WITH “LIVE TO TELL”
 
  • IN 1990, MICHAEL JACKSON IS HOSPITALIZED WITH CHEST PAINS
  • IN 1993, PRINCE CHANGES HIS NAME TO AN UNPRONOUNCABLE SYMBOL
 
  • IN 1993, GROUND IS BROKEN ON THE ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME
  • IN 1998, JAMES BYRD JR. IS DRAGGED BEHIND A CAR TO HIS DEATH IN JASPER, TEXAS. RULED A HATE CRIME, IT EVENTUALLY LEADS TO A HATES CRIMES LAW IN HIS NAME
  • IN 2002, VIRGIN RECORDS DROPS VICTORIA BECKHAM FROM THE LABEL AFTER HER DEBUT ALBUM COSTS OVER $5 MILLION TO MAKE AND ONLY SELLS 50,000 COPIES
 
  • IN 2004, TIM MCGRAW RELEASES “LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING”
  • IN 2012, ARCHEOLOGISTS FIND THE REMAINS ON ONE OF SHAKESPEARE’S ORIGINAL THEATRES UNDERNEATH A LONDON PUB
  • IN 2013, THE BOSTON BRUINS SWEEP THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS TO ADVANCE TO THE STANLEY CUP FINALS
 
  • IN 2013, VLADMIR PUTIN ANNOUNCES ON RUSSIAN STATE TV THAT HE WILL BE DIVORCING HIS WIFE
  • IN 2015, SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE DIES AT 93
 
  • IN 2016, RAPPER WIZ KHALIFA DIVORCES AMBER ROSE
  • IN 2016, “HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD” DEBUTS ON STAGE IN LONDON
  • IN 2017, SUICIDE BOMBERS ATTACK THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING IN TEHRAN AND THE MAUSOLEUM OF THE AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI KILLING 12 PEOPLE
 

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