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Monday, June 5, 2006

JUNE, Monday after Pentecost

by @ 4:15 am. Date Category: Movable Dates

Dicing for Bibles (UK)


by @ 3:00 am. Date Category: Holidays

World Environment Day
St. Gobnatt’s Day (patron of sacred stones)
Festival of Popular Delusions
St. Boniface’s Day (patron of innkeepers, German & Prussian brewers)
Denmark Constitution Day
Seychelles Liberation Day
National Gingerbread Day
Judgment Day (Nosegays; Fairy)
St. James Salomonelli’s Day (patron against cancer)
Anniversary of the 15th Khordad Uprising (Iran)
World Campaign for the Biosphere Day


by @ 2:00 am. Date Category: Birthdays

Bill Moyers
Adam Smith
Thomas Chippendale
Bosin Blackbear
John Couch Adams
Spalding Gray
Margaret Drabble
George Thorndike Angell
Hopalong Cassidy
William Roberts
Cornelius Ryan
John Maynard Keynes
Pancho Villa
Jacques Demy
Richard Butler
Laurie Anderson
Ruth Fulton Benedict
Frederico Garcia Lorca
Art Donovan
Jabez Monroe
Frank Elser-Smith
George Thorndike Angell
Robert Lansing
Jack Chesbro
Tony Richardson
Marion Motley
Tommie Smith
John Carlos
Bill Hayes
Mark Wahlberg
Bosin Blackbear
Garcia Lorca
Robert Lansing
Don Reid
Nicko McBrain
Chad Allen
Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry
Avicenna of Bagdad (980 CE)
Kenny G


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Montgolfier brothers take 1st balloon up (1783)
1st Safe Deposit Vault built
Miracle on 34th Street premiered
Bananas 1st arrived in US
Zoot Suit riots began in L.A.
1st Smile Girl Contest held
Six-Day War began (1967)
Mrs. Miniver premiered
Bobby Kennedy assassinated (1968)
1st Synthetic Rubber Tires for sale in US
World Campaign for the Biosphere began
Marshall Plan 1st proposed (1947)
Holland was declared a kingdom (1806)
Paper Making Museum opened (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
1st Vegetarian Community established (Kansas; 1856)
Roy Orbison’s Running Scared reached No. 1 (1961)
Egypt reopened the Suez Canal (1975)
New Danish Constitution signed (1953)
War broke out between Israel and Egypt, Syria, and Jordan (1967)
1st Woman completed sailing solo around-the-world nonstop (1988)
British troops captured Pretoria, South Africa (Boer War; 1900)
Alice Cooper’s pet boa constrictor died after its dinner of a rat bit it first (1977)
Louis IX of France landed in Egypt on the 6th Crusade (1249)
South African parliament voted to end Apartheid (1991)
Elvis Presley gyrated his hips on the Milton Berle Show, causing his 1st scandal (1956)
Benjamin Franklin flew a kite to demonstrate that lightning is a form of electricity (1752)
Allied Control Commission divided Germany into four occupation zones (WW2; 1945)
Iran demanded UK give them Salman Rushdie because he wrote a book they didn’t like (1990)
John Profumo resigned UK cabinet position over sex scandal with model Christine Keeler (1963)
Under British pressure the Sultan of Zanzibar abolished slavery (1873)
Sophia Loren released from prison after serving 7 days for tax evasion (1968)
Land taken from South African blacks in 1913, 1936, and 1950 returned to them (1991)
King Gambrinus (Jan Primus) defeated Bishop Siegfried at the Battle or Woringen (1288)
National Brewers College founded (1879)
Melburne Brewing opened (Ohio; 1989)
South Pointe Seafood House & Brewing opened (Florida; 1995)
Anacapa Brewing opened (California; 2000)

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