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From the monthly archives: June 2014

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Corvette's debut and a walk over the Falls!

On June 30 in;

 

1953, the first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan;

 

1859, French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagra Falls on a tightrope;

 

1906, The U.S. Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act;

 

1864, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation and in;

 

1984, American author and playwright Lillian Hellman dies. 

 

 

 

Global Eclipses.

On June 29 in

512, a solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland;

1613, Shakespeare's Globe Theater burns down;

1916, Boeing aircraft flies for the first time; and in

1974, Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to the Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet. 

 

Labor Day, dog show and the Treaty of Versailles

On June 28 in:

 

1964, Malcolm X forms the Organization of Afro-American Unity;

 

1919, the Treaty of Versailles is signed in Paris, bringing fighting to an end between Germany and the Allies of World War I;

 

1859, the first conformation dog show is held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England;

 

1776, Thomas Hickey, Continental Army private and bodyguard to General George Washington, is hanged for mutiny and sedition;

 

1896, An explosion in the Newton Coal Company's Twin Shaft Mine in Pittston City, PA results in a massive cave-in that kills 58 miners;

 

1967, Israel annexes East Jerusalem; and in

 

1894, Labor Day becomes an official U.S. holiday.

The first nuclear power station, Tricky Dick goes to the Soviet Union

 

 

 

OnJune 27 in;

 

1954, the world's first nuclear power station opens in Obninsk, near Moscow;  

 

1844, Joseph Smith, Jr. founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are murdered by a mob at the Carthage,                   Illinois jail;         

 

1880, Helen Keller is born in Alabama;

 

1974, U.S. president Richard Nixon visits the Soviet Union and in;

 

1899, A.E. J. Collins scores 628 runs not out, the highest-ever recorded score in cricket .

 

 

 

 

Cyclones for Christmas?

On June 26 in:

1870, the Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a holiday in the United States;

1927, the Cyclone roller coaster opens in Coney Island;

2000, President Clinton announces the completion of the first survey of the entire human genome; and in 

1963, President Kennedy gave his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, underlining the support of the United States for democratic West Germany. 

 

The Diary of Anne Frank and the first global satellite TV program

On June 25th in:

 

1910, The U.S. Congress passes the Mann Act, which prohibits interstate transport of females for "immoral purposes"; the ambiguous language would be used to selectively prosecute people for years to come;

 

1947, The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published;

 

1876, Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer;

 

1943, the Holocaust:  Jews in the Czestochowa Ghetto in Poland stage an uprising against the Nazis;

 

1950, the Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea;

 

1949; Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters;

 

1991, Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia; and in

 

1967, Broadcasting of the first live global satellite television program:  Our World

 

St. John's Dance, million dollar baby and birth of the sax!

On June 24 in;

 

1916, Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract;

 

1374, A sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany , to experience halluacinations and begin  to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion;

 

1947, Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainer, Washington;

 

1497, John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland leading the first European exploration of the region since the Vikings and in;

 

1846, The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France. 

Sonic Burgers.

On June 23 in:

-1314, the first war of Scottish independence is fought at Bannokburn.

-1917, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who was ejected from the game for punching an umpire.

-1969, Warren Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

-1991, Sonic the Hedgehog game is released in North America by Sega Genesis. 

Pluto, the Sun and water pollution

 

On June 22 in:

 

1945, the battle of Okinawa comes to an end;

 

1978, Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered by American astronomer James W. Christy;

 

1633, The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe in the form he presented it in, after heated controversy;

 

2009, Washington Metro train collision:  Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C. killing nine and injuring over 80 people; and in

 

1969, Cleveland's Cuyahoga River catches fire, triggering a crack-down on pollution in rivers.

Record albums, Japanese submarine attack and two moons

 

  

On June 21 in :

 

1948, Columbia Records introduces  the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in NY,NY;

 

1905, Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and author is born;

 

1942,  A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River In Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of                   attacks by Japan against the United States mainland and in;

 

2006, Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix and Hydra.

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