June 3

Scott Winters, Realtor

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1784 – Congress formally created the United States Army to replace the disbanded Continental Army. On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress had created the Continental Army for purposes of common defense and this event is considered to be the birth of the United States Army.

1800 – John Adams moved to Washington, DC. He was the first President to live in what later became the capital of the United States.

1851 – The New York Knickerbockers became the first baseball team to wear uniforms.

1856 – Cullen Whipple patented the screw machine.

1888 – “Casey at the Bat”, the poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was first published in the San Francisco Examiner.

1932 – Lou Gehrig set a major league baseball record when he hit four consecutive home runs.

1959 – The first class graduated from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.

1964 – Governor George Romney signed a bill that put pictures on Michigan Driver’s Licenses.

1965 – Edward White became the first American astronaut to do a “space walk” when he left the Gemini 4 capsule.

1970 – Har Gobind Khorana and colleagues announced the first synthesis of a gene from chemical components.

1988 – The movie “Big”, starring Tom Hanks, debuted in theaters.

1991 – Willie Nelson began selling his “Who’ll Buy My Memories – The IRS Tapes” album through phone orders. It was later released in stores. The album was made up of songs that had been seized by the government and would go towards paying off his $16 million tax bill.

1992 – President Bill Clinton appeared on TV’s “The Arsenio Hall Show” and played his saxophone.

1999 – Dennis Muren received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2001 – HBO’s “Six Feet Under” debuted on television.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Larry McMurtry – 82 years old (1936) – Author (“Lonesome Dove”)

Ian Hunter – 79 years old (1939) – Singer (Mott the Hoople)

Too Slim – 70 years old (1948) – Musician (Riders in the Sky). Born in Grand Rapids, MI.

Suzi Quatro – 68 years old (1950) – Singer. Born in Detroit, MI.

Deniece Williams – 68 years old (1950) – Singer (“Let’s Hear It for the Boy”)

Dan Hill – 64 years old (1954) – Singer (“Sometimes When We Touch”)

Scott Valentine – 60 years old (1958) – Actor (Played Nick on TV’s “Family Ties”)

Anderson Cooper – 51 years old (1967) – Broadcast journalist

Lalaine – 31 years old (1987) – Actress (TV’s “Lizzie McGuire”)

Imogen Poots – 29 years old (1989) – Actress (“Need for Speed”, “V for Vendetta”, “28 Weeks Later”, “Greetings From Tim Buckley”, “A Long Way Down”, TV’s “Roadies”)

 

TODAY IS:

Cancer Survivors Day

Chimborazo Day

Chocolate Macaroon Day

Insect Repellent Awareness Day

Repeat 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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