June 1

Scott Winters, Realtor

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1792 – Kentucky became the 15th state of the U.S.

1796 – Tennessee became the 16th state of the U.S.

1831 – James Clark Ross discovered the Magnetic North Pole.

1861 – The first skirmish of the U.S. Civil War took place at the Fairfax Court House in Virginia.

1869 – Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric voting machine.

1880 – The world’s first pay phone was installed in New Haven, CT.

1892 – The General Electric Company (GE) began operations after the merging of the Edison General Electric and the Thomson-Houston Electric companies.

1916 – The National Defense Act increased the strength of the U.S. National Guard by 450,000 men.

1935 – The Ingersoll-Waterbury Company reported that it had produced 2.5 million Mickey Mouse watches during its 2 year association with Disney.

1938 – The first “Superman” comic was published.

1938 – Baseball helmets were worn for the first time.

1939 – The Douglas DC-4 made its first passenger flight from Chicago, IL to New York, NY.

1954 – In the “Peanuts” comic strip, Linus’ security blanket made its debut.

1957 – Don Bowden became the first American to run a mile in under four minutes. His time was 3:58:7.

1958 – IBM ended its design of machines that contained electronic tubes.

1961 – Radio listeners in New York, California, and Illinois were introduced to FM multiplex stereo broadcasting. A year later the FCC made this a standard.

1967 – “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by the Beatles was released.

1973 – The James Bond movie “Live and Let Die”, with a title track by Paul McCartney & Wings, opened in theaters.

1974 – The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims was published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine.

1978 – The U.S. reported the finding of wiretaps in the American embassy in Moscow.

1979 – In the U.S., the government-controlled ceiling on oil prices ended. The control was phased out over 28 months.

1980 – The Cable News Network (CNN) made its debut as the first all-news station.

1989 – Disney World’s “Typhoon Lagoon” opened.

1990 – George H.W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev signed a treaty to end chemical weapon production.

1999 – Merrill Lynch chairman David Komansky announced that the firm would soon allow its customers to buy and sell stocks over the Internet.

2005 – The celebrity dancing competition show “Dancing with the Stars” debuted on ABC.

2004 – Prosecutors in the state of Oklahoma sentenced Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols to 161 consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole, breaking a Guinness World Record.

2008 – The Phoenix Mars Lander became the first NASA spacecraft to scoop Martian soil.

2009 – General Motors filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The filing made GM the largest U.S. industrial company to enter bankruptcy protection.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Richard Erdman – 93 years old (1925) – Actor (TV’s “Community”)

Pat Boone – 84 years old (1934) – Singer

Peter Masterson – 84 years old (1934) – Actor (“The Stepford Wives”, “Ambush Bay”, “In the Heat of the Night”, “Counterpoint”, “Von Richthofen and Brown”, “Tomorrow”, “The Exorcist”, “Man on a Swing”, “Gardens of Stone”)

Morgan Freeman – 81 years old (1937) – Actor (“Invictus”, “Million Dollar Baby”, “The Shawshank Redemption”,”Driving Miss Daisy”, “Street Smart”)

René Auberjonois – 78 years old (1940) – Actor (“M*A*S*H”, “The Little Mermaid”, TV’s “Benson”, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”, “Boston Legal”)

Brian Cox – 72 years old (1946) – Actor (“Troy”, “X2”, “The Ring”, “The Bourne Identity / Supremacy”, “Manhunter”)

Jonathan Pryce – 71 years old (1947) – Actor (The “G.I. Joe” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, “The Brothers Grimm”, “Tomorrow Never Dies”, “Evita”, “Brazil”, TV’s “Game of Thrones”, “Wolf Hall”)

Ron Wood – 71 years old (1947) – Guitarist (Rolling Stones)

Tom Sneva – 70 years old (1948) – Race car driver

Mike Levine – 69 years old (1949) – Bassist, keyboardist (Triumph)

Ronnie Dunn – 65 years old (1953) – Singer (Brooks and Dunn)

Lisa Hartman Black – 62 years old (1956) – Actress, singer (TV’s “Knots Landing”)

Alan Wilder – 59 years old (1959) – Musician (Depeche Mode)

Simon Gallup – 58 years old (1960) – Bassist (The Cure)

Paul Coffey – 57 years old (1961) – Hockey player (Detroit Red Wings 1992-1996)

Mark Curry – 57 years old (1961) – Actor, comedian (TV’s “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper”, “The Drew Carey Show”, “Showtime at the Apollo”)

Jason Donovan – 50 years old (1968) – Actor, singer (TV’s “Neighbours”)

Teri Polo – 49 years old (1969) – Actress (“Meet the Parents” and its sequels, TV’s “The Fosters”, “The West Wing”)

Heidi Klum – 45 years old (1973) – Model, television host (TV’s “Project Runaway”, “America’s Got Talent”)

Alanis Morissette – 44 years old (1974) – Singer, actress (TV’s “Weeds”, “Nip/Tuck”)

Sarah Wayne Callies – 41 years old (1977) – Actress (TV’s “Prison Break”, “The Walking Dead”, “Colony”)

Damien Fahey – 38 years old (1980) – Television host (TV’s “Total Request Live”)

Amy Schumer – 37 years old (1981) – Comedian, writer, actor (TV’s “Inside Amy Schumer”, movies “Trainwreck”)

 

TODAY IS:

Doughnut Day

Fish and Chip Day

Go Barefoot Day

Leave The Office Earlier Day

Say Something Nice Day

World Milk Day

 

For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.comwww.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, and www.daysoftheyear.com.

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