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Friday, June 30, 2006


by @ 3:00 am. Date Category: Holidays

Sky Day
Meteor Day
Festival of Ass-Kissing
Burning of the Three Fires (France)
Freedom Festival (Philadelphia)
National Ice Cream Soda Day
Guatemala Army Day
Zaire Independence Day
Id Al-Fitr (Muslim)
Kudzu Festival (Union, South Carolina)
National Ice Cream Soda Day
Fandronna (Madagascar)
St. Theobald of Provins’ Day (patron of charcoal burners)
Circus Comes To Town Day
World Championship Inner Tube Race
Crab Races (pixies, Elves, and some Fairies)
First Martyrs of the Church of Rome Day


by @ 2:00 am. Date Category: Birthdays

Superman (1938)
John Gay
Susan Hayward
Buddy Rich
Stanley Clarke
Tina Bockrath (Pb 5/90)
Stanley Spencer
Lena Horne
Gina Goldberg (Pb 5/81)
Elizabeth Kortright Monroe
William A. Wheeler
Frederick Hopkins
Ron Swoboda
Mitch Rishmond
David Wayne
Nancy Dussault
William Wheeler
Bud Black
Stephen D. Ramseur
Czeslaw Milosz
Jan Peerce
Dan Reeves
Florence Ballard
David Alan Grier
Harry Blackstone Jr.
Brian Bloom
Juan Bosch
Glenn Shorrock
Hal Lindes
Vincent D’Onofrio
Tom Drummond
Man Mountain Dean
Charles VIII
Mike Tyson


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Yosemite National Park established
1st Tightrope walk across Niagra Falls (1859)
Tower Bridge opened (London; 1894)
Cigarettes 1st taxed
Siberian Explosion of 1908
Electric Stove patented
Guiding Light debuted on TV (1952)
Tower Bridge opens
Psycho premiered (1960)
Action Comics #1 published (1938)
Bicycle 1st went 60 mph
Gone With the Wind published (1936)
Apollo 13 premiered (1995)
Brenda Starr comic strip began (1940)
Casters patented
Montazuma killed by Spaniards (1520)
Bell Laboratories announced development of Transistor to replace radio tubes (1948)
Meat Inspection Act passed (1906)
Use of the Pillory banned (UK; 1837)
Mikhail Baryshnikov defected from USSR (1974)
3 Russians Cosmonauts found dead upon re-entry after 24 days in space (Soyuz 11; 1971)
Abbaye Prison attacked by French Revolutionaries (1789)
Lord Baltimore given Charter for Maryland (1632)
26th US Amendment ratified giving vote to 18 years & older (1971)
George Harrison’s Give Me Love reached No. 1 (1973)
Hitler eliminated his rivals in “Night of the Long Knives” (1934)
Asteroid the size of a 10-story building exploded over Siberia (1908)
Control of Hong Kong reverted to China as UK’s lease expired (1997)
Mary’s Little Lamb stolen (statute in Mary’s hometown, Sterling, Massachusetts; 1990)
By a tie vote, the US Senate blocked approval of treaty to annex Dominican Republic (1870)
Pure Food & Drug Act established to unofficially help businesses deceive the public with misleading labelling (1906)
At the India Queen Tavern a compromise was worked out that allowed the US Constitution to be created (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 1787)
Prohibition began in Canada (1915)
Beer became legal in Maine after Prohibition (1933)
Allagash Brewing opened (Maine 1995)
Barrel House Brewing opened (Ohio; 1995)
Elephant Butte Pizzeria & Brewery opened (New Mexico; 1995)

Thursday, June 29, 2006

JUNE, Last Thursday

by @ 4:30 am. Date Category: Movable Dates

Watermelon Thump and World Champion Seed Spitting Contest


by @ 3:00 am. Date Category: Holidays

Pennsylvania Dutch Day
St. Peter’s Day (patron of clockmakers, fishermen, Russia; against fever, foot trouble, wolves)
Flower and Camera Day
Runic half-month of Feoh (wealth) begins
St. Paul’s Feast Day (patron of Greece, Malta, rope makers, tentmakers, upholsterers)
Fisherman’s Birthday (Grenada)
Petunia Festival
Seychelles Republic Day
Wicked Fairies Summer Debate (Fairy)
Ragtime Festival
Funeral of Kostrama
Peter and Paul Day
National Almond Butter Crunch Day
Sacrament of the Silicon Host


by @ 2:00 am. Date Category: Birthdays

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Stokey Carmichael
Richard Lewis
Slim Pickens
Rafael Kubelik
George Hale
Chris Maraschin
Leroy Anderson
Giacomo Leopardi
William James Mayo
Pablo Diez (1884)
Pat Conway (1948)
Jeremy Sowers (1971)
Harmon Killebrew
Kaitlyn Ashley
Nelson Eddy
Frank Loesser
Elizabeth Hanford Dole
Maria Conchita Alonso
G.W. Goethals
Kwame Toure
Fred Grandy
Julia Lathrop
William E. Borah
Little Eva
Carl Levin
Fred Grandy
Shigechiyo Izumi
William James Mayo
James Harvey Robinson
Ruth Warrick
Cara Williams
Ellen Kuzawaya
Pedro Guerrero
Sharon Lawrence
Billy Storm
Gary Busey
Pepper Johnson


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Cruelty to Animals Act established
Globe Theater burned down (1603)
Daily Telegraph 1st published (1855)
1st Lighthouse opened
Mikhail Baryshnikov defected (1974)
The King & I premiered
1st Passenger Railway built
Military ground action begins in Vietnam (1965)
1st Appendicectomy performed
Policeman 1st killed on duty
Isabel Peron takes over Presidency of Argentina (1974)
1st Census taken in UK (1801)
English colonists 1st arrived in Salem (1629)
UK Parliament prohibits growing tobacco in UK (162)
Gordon Lightfoot’s Sundown reached No. 1 (1974)
Townshend Acts approved (1767)
South Africa imposed racial inequality as political policy (1925)
Rent Boy Scandal in White House uncovered (1989)
Arthur Miller & Marilyn Monroe married (1956)
Julius Caser defeated Pompey to become absolute ruler of Rome (48 BCE)
Algerian President Mohammed Boudiaf assassinated (1992)
Colonel Hogan actor Bob Crane murdered in his apartment (1978)
Lithuania announced suspension of its declaration of independence for 100 days (1990)
US Supreme Court in Furman v. Georgia decided death penalty violates 8th Amendment (1970)
General Eisenhower requested Coca-Cola provide 10 portable bottling plants for US troops overseas (WW2; 1943)
Miller Brewing bought Meister Brau (1972)
Fullerton Hofbrau opened (California; 1990)
Lake St. George Brewing opened (Maine; 1993)
Sugarloaf Brewing opened (Maine; 1994)
Market Street Mill brewery opened (South Carolina; 1995)
Nutfield Brewing opened (New Hampshire; 1995)

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


by @ 3:00 am. Date Category: Holidays

Paul Bunyan Day
Festival of Terrible Poetry
Mnjara Folk Festival Day (Malta)
Runic half-month of Dag ends
National Tapioca Day
St. Paul’s Feast (Cyprus)
Festival of the Tabasqe (France)
Thanksgiving for Useful Fairies (Fairy)
St. Irenaeus’ Day
Henley Royal Regatta (UK)
St. Basildes (patron of prison guards)
Go See Some Live Theater Tonight
Automobile License Plate Collectors Convention (@)


by @ 2:00 am. Date Category: Birthdays

Jean-Jacques Rosseau
Peter Paul Rubens
Mary Stuart Masterson
John Cusack
Henry VIII
Gilda Radner
Mel Brooks
Alexander the Great
Maria Goeppert Mayer
Kathy Bates
Luigi Pirandello
Giovanni Borelli
Theodor Reuss
Victor Higgins
Leo Ebert (1837)
Peter Straub (1850)
Clara Maas
Eric Ambler
Paul Broca
Alexis Carrel
Floyd Dell
Pat Morita
Kathy Bates
Danielle Brisebois
John Elway
Richard Rodgers
Don Baylor
Alice Krige
Patrick Kincaid
Leon Panetta
Dave Knights
Jessica Hecht
Bruce Davison
Mark Eugene Grace


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

1st Backgammon tournament held
Treaty of Versailles signed (1919)
1st Charter Flight taken
Battle of Vicksburg (1862)
Tomato proved to not be poisonous (1820)
2nd Level of Verrazano Narrows Bridge opened
Labor Day established by US Congress (1894)
Helen Keller graduated from Radcliffe College (1904)
St. Elmo’s Fire premiered (1985)
Monday Holiday Observance Law signed (1968)
1st Cholera epidemic in US (1852)
Queen Victoria coronated (1838)
Skeezix’s wartime wedding (Gasoline Alley; 1944)
Horses in Florence, Italy ordered to wear underwear (1990)
Patent registered for Coca-Cola syrup and extract (1887)
Construction of Panama Canal authorized by US (1902)
Joseph Stalin had 36 “confessed spies” shot (1937)
Henry Mancini’s Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet reached No. 1 (1969)
World War I triggered by Archduke Ferdinand’s assassination (1914)
Paul McCartney & Wings’ Coming Up reached No. 1 (1980)
Transatlantic air passenger service began (1939)
Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting off Evander Holyfield’s ear in a boxing match (1997)
Gay & Lesbian Movement began with police raid of Stonewall Inn, an NYC gay bar (1969)
Universal Press Syndicate acted like Big Brother and threatened Calvin & Hobbes websites worldwide with lawsuits, despite the fact that creator Bill Watterson is anti-big business (1996)
Michigan State Brewers Association founded (1901)
Brauerei Beck & Co. opened (Germany; 1873)
New Belgium Brewing opened (Colorado; 1991)
Tall Ships Ale Co. opened (Canada; 1994)
Dogfish Head Brewing opened (Delaware; 1995)
Trailhead Brewing opened (Missouri; 1995)

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