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Historical Events for 3rd June 2017

Historical Events - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 18:02

1621 - Dutch West India Company (WIC) receives charter for The West Indies (The Americas, Caribbean and West Africa)
1856 - Cullen Whipple patents a machine for making screws
1918 - US Supreme Court in Hammer v. Dagenhart rules child labor laws unconstitutional
1929 - 34th Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-3, 2-6, 6-0, 2-6, 8-6)
1937 - Josh Gibson HR's just 2 feet below rim of Yankee Stadium (580' drive)
1978 - Phillies Dave Johnson is 1st to hit 2 pinch hit grand slams in a year
1980 - "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 8 performances
1987 - "Little Shop of Horrors" released in France
1988 - Margo Adams sues Red Sox 3rd baseman Wade Boggs for palimony
2016 - A week of heavy rains in Germany and France leave 10 dead and closing Paris museums along the Seine, including the Louve

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Today in History for 3rd June 2017

Today in History - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 18:02
Historical Events

1540 - Hernando de Soto crosses Appalachian Mountain, 1st European to do so
1934 - Dr Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin, is knighted
1956 - Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA Pittsburgh Golf Open
1958 - Referendum allows city to sell Chavez Ravine to the Dodgers
1962 - Betsy Rawls and Kathy wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1980 - Jimmy Carter wins enough delegates for renomination

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Famous Birthdays

1660 - Johannes Schenck, Dutch born composer, born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Baptism date)
1881 - Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter (d. 1964)
1897 - Memphis Minnie, blues musician, born in Algiers, Louisiana (d. 1973)
1924 - Jimmy Rogers, American blues musician (Muddy Waters' Band), born in Ruleville, Mississippi (d. 1997)
1937 - Solomon P Ortiz, (Rep-D-TX, 1983- )
1959 - Sam Mills, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers), (d. 2005)

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Famous Deaths

1649 - Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (b. 1590)
1881 - Japanese giant salamander, dies in Dutch zoo at 55; oldest amphibian
1995 - Alastair Webster Mackie, poet/teacher, dies at 69
1995 - Dilys Powell, film Critic, dies at 93
1996 - Tito Okello, Ugandan general, dies at 81
2009 - David Carradine, American actor (b. 1936)

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#7: Written Out of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government

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Written Out of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government
Mike Lee (Author)
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Famous Deaths for 2nd June 2017

Famous Deaths - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 02:05

1418 - Katherine of Lancaster, wife of Henry III of Castile
1572 - Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, executed at 36
1575 - Pieter Aertsen, [Long Worm], painter, dies at about 65
1865 - Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician (b. 1783)
1940 - Willem E Roelofs, painter/cartoonist, dies
1951 - John Erskine, US writer/poet/pianist (Venus Love Goddess), dies at 71
1956 - Jean Hersholt, actress (Emma, Grand Hotel, Greed), dies at 69
1979 - Jim Hutton, actor (Ellery Queen), dies of liver cancer at 45
1990 - Frederick Mellinger, founder of Fredericks of Hollywood, dies at 76
2000 - Gerald Whitrow, British mathematician (b. 1912)

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Famous Birthdays for 2nd June 2017

Famous Birthdays - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 02:04

1773 - John Randolph, U.S. Senator from Virginia (d. 1833)
1777 - Christian Traugott Tag, composer
1831 - Benjamin Hardin Helm, Brigadier General (Conf)/Lincoln's brother-in-law
1835 - Pius X, [Giuseppe Sarto], 257th Roman Catholic pope (1903-14)
1922 - Charlie Sifford, American professional golfer, born in Charlotte North Carolina
1933 - Bob Rozario, orchestra leader (Tony Orlando, Marie), born in Shanghai, China
1943 - Maarten B Engwirda, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (D66)
1948 - Albert Innaurato, playwright/director (Age in Soho), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1976 - Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso, Queen consort of Lesotho
1982 - Jewel Staite, Canadian actress

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Historical Events for 2nd June 2017

Historical Events - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 02:03

1697 - August, Elector of Saxony becomes Catholic
1855 - The Portland Rum Riot occurs in Portland, Maine.
1903 - Netherlands Korfball League forms
1917 - Canadian ace Billy Bishop undertakes a solo mission behind enemy lines, shooting down three aircrafts as they were about to take off and several more on the ground, for which he is awarded the Victoria Cross
1934 - 39th Men's French Championships: Gottfried von Cramm beats Jack Crawford (6-4, 7-9, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3)
1976 - East Timor People's Assembly accepts annexation by Indonesia
1982 - "Blues in the Night" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 53 performances
1989 - "Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams premieres
1991 - Three Andrettis finished 1-2-3 in the Miller 200 at Wisconsin
2004 - Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!.

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Today in History for 2nd June 2017

Today in History - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 02:02
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1615 - First Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.
1863 - Harriet Tubman leads Union guerrillas into Maryland, freeing slaves
1985 - Andreas Papandreou's PASOK-party wins election in Greece
1988 - 61st National Spell Bee: Rageshree Ramachandran wins spelling elegiacal
1990 - "Turtle Power" by Partners In Kryme hits #13
2003 - Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.

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Famous Birthdays

1887 - Howard Johnson, American songwriter (d. 1941)
1935 - Carol Shields, American-born novelist (d. 2
1950 - Joanna Gleason, actress (Morgan-Hello Larry), born in Toronto, Ontario
1971 - Kateřina Jacques, Czech politician
1972 - Wayne Brady, American actor and comedian (The Wayne Brady Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?), born in Columbus, Georgia
1981 - Nikolay Davydenko, Russian professional tennis pl

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Famous Deaths

1839 - Wijnand YY Nuijen, painter/lithographer (Wrecked), dies at 26
1948 - Waldemar Hoven, German physician (b. 1903)
1968 - André Mathieu, Quebec pianist and composer (b. 1929)
1977 - Stephen Boyd, Irish actor, dies of heart attack at 45
1983 - Stan Rogers, musician, dies in aircraft fire
2012 - Kathryn Joosten, american actress, dies from lung cancer at 72

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#8: Beren and Lúthien

Rick's aStore at Amazon - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 08:47
Beren and Lúthien
J.R.R. Tolkien (Author), Christopher Tolkien (Editor), Alan Lee (Illustrator)
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Famous Deaths for 1st June 2017

Famous Deaths - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 02:05

193 - Didius Julianus, ship owner/emperor of Rome (193), murdered at 61
1434 - Władysław II Jagiełło, King of Lithuania and later also Poland, dies (b.1351)
1826 - Jean Frédéric Oberlin, Alsatian pastor (b. 1740)
1935 - Alberto Cametti, composer, dies at 64
1946 - Ion Antonescu, fascist premier/dictator of Romania, executed
1973 - Walter Greaza, actor (Leonard-Martin Kane, Treasury Men), dies at 76
1999 - Christopher Sydney Cockerell, British engineer and inventor (b. 1910)
2002 - Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer (b. 1969)
2007 - Tony Thompson, Singer in RandB group Hi-Five (b. 1975)
2008 - Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer (b. 1936)

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Famous Birthdays for 1st June 2017

Famous Birthdays - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 02:04

1771 - Ferdinando Paer, composer
1804 - Mikhail Glinka, Novosspaskoye Russia, composer ("Jota Aragonesa", "Ruslan and Ludmilla") [OS=May 20]
1862 - Antonio JdC Feijo, Portuguese diplomat/poet (Bailatas)
1890 - Frank Morgan, [Francis P Wupperman], American actor (Wizard of Oz), born in NYC, New York (d. 1949)
1899 - Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician (d. 1963)
1903 - Percy Whitlock, English composer and organist, born in Chatham (d. 1946)
1932 - Francis Cameron, cricketer (NZ pace bowler took 61 wickets 1961-65)
1944 - Robert Powell, England, actor (Jigsaw Man, Shaka Zulu, Secrets)
1962 - Jesse Johnson, rocker (Time)
1974 - Alanis Morisette, Canadian-America vocalist (Jagged Little Pill), born in Ottawa, Ontario

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Historical Events for 1st June 2017

Historical Events - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 02:03

1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte swears fidelity to the Constitution of France.
1918 - Excelsior Maassluis soccer team forms in Maassluis
1947 - OPA, which issued WW II rationing coupons, disbands
1952 - 51st Men's French Championships: Jaroslav Drobny beats Frank Sedgman (6-2, 6-0, 3-6, 6-4)
1963 - Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st Prime Minister of Kenya
1980 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championshipship
1995 - Rangers' Kenny Rogers scoreless inning streak ends after 39
1997 - Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Michelob Light Classic
1999 - British singer Dido's debut album, "No Angel", is released in the United States
2005 - The Dutch referendum on the European Constitution results in its rejection.

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Today in History for 1st June 2017

Today in History - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 02:02
Historical Events

193 - Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated.
1908 - John Krohn begins walk around perimeter of US, which took 357 days
1915 - 1st Zeppelin air raid over England
1940 - Nazi occupiers kick Jews out of Dutch air guard
1977 - British Virgin Islands adopts constitution
2001 - Dipendra of Nepal slaughters his family during dinner.

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Famous Birthdays

1765 - Christiane Vulpius, wife of Johann W von Goethe
1922 - Joan Copeland, [Miller], American actress (Roseland, A Little Sex), born in NYC, New York
1933 - Ian Sinclair, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1956, bowling average 120.00)
1933 - Alan "the Horse" Ameche, Wisc, NFL fullback (Baltimore Colts)
1948 - Tomáš Halík, Czech priest and public intellectual
1972 - Scott Greene, fullback (Carolina Panthers)

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Famous Deaths

1740 - Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (b. 1657)
1861 - John Q Marr, US Confederate captain, dies in battle at Fairfax Courthouse, the first Confederate death of the war
1918 - Jaroslav Novotny, composer, dies at 32
1927 - J. B. Bury, Irish historian (b. 1861)
1941 - Hugh S Walpole, British writer (Killer and the Slain), dies
1994 - Juan J H Rovira, Spanish general, murdered

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Famous Deaths for 31st May 2017

Famous Deaths - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 02:05

1410 - King Martin I of Aragon (b. 1356)
1854 - Vatroslav Lisinski, composer, dies at 34
1908 - C L "Boy" Johnson, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
1910 - Elizabeth Blackwell, English-American physician who was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, dies at 89
1931 - Felix-Raymond-Marie Rouleau, French Canadian cardinal, archbishop of Quebec (b. 1866)
1960 - Walther Funk, Nazi leader (b. 1890)
1979 - Nigel Howard, cricketer (England captain 1951-52 tour of India), dies
1983 - Jack Dempsey, former heavyweight boxing champ/actor, dies at 86
1996 - Timothy Francis Leary, Harvard prof/LSD guru, dues of cancer at 75
1996 - Peter Gordon Dorrell, archaeologist/photographer, dies at 68

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Famous Birthdays for 31st May 2017

Famous Birthdays - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 02:04

1864 - Albert J M Bakker, Dutch actor (Teun the night watch)
1898 - Norman Vincent Peale, Ohio, clergyman (Power of Positive Thinking)
1912 - Barbara Pepper, American actress (Doris Ziffel-Green Acres, Rogue Tavern), born in NYC, New York
1913 - Peter Gibson, British Rear-Admiral
1923 - Rainier III, Monaco, Prince of Monaco (1949-2005)
1928 - Jacob Lateiner, pianist/professor (Juiliard), born in Havana, Cuba
1934 - Bent Peter Rasch, Danish canoeist (Olympic-gold-1952), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
1943 - Joe Namath, PA, NFL QB (NY Jets), $400,000 man (1969 Superbowl)
1947 - William H Campbell Jr, rocker
1967 - Kenny Lofton, E Chicago Indiana, outfielder (Cleveland Indians)

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Historical Events for 31st May 2017

Historical Events - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 02:03

1531 - "Women's Revolt" in Amsterdam: wool house in churchyard aborted
1790 - Alferez Manuel Quimper explores the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
1911 - Mexican President Porfirio Díaz flees the country during the Mexican Revolution
1926 - Portuguese president Bernardino Machedo resigns after coup
1927 - Tiger 1st baseman Johnny Neun makes an unassisted triple play
1940 - Winston Churchill flies to Paris to meet with French Marshal Philippe Pétain who announces he is willing to make a separate peace with Germany
1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Give Peace a Chance"
1979 - "I Remember Mama" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 108 performances
1980 - "Love Stinks" by J. Geils Band peaks at #38
1985 - Guatemala adopts constitution

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Today in History for 31st May 2017

Today in History - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 02:02
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1901 - At the opening of the Greek National Assembly, Prince George, High Commissioner of Crete, asks it to endorse the union of Crete with Greece; the proposal is later rejected
1907 - Taxis 1st began running in NYC
1910 - Union of South Africa declares its independence from the United Kingdom
1981 - Cathy Reynolds wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
1990 - NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 3rd victim, Joseph Ponce
2002 - NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 3

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Famous Birthdays

1892 - Louis Fourestier, composer
1911 - Edward Adamson, art therapist/collector
1912 - Martin Schwarzschild, US astronomer (evolution)
1931 - Huby Heard, singer-songwriter (The God Squad), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2004)
1968 - Duane Causwell, NBA center (Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings)
1974 - Bindi Mansfield, Mooerbank NSW Australia, diver (Olympics-96)

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Famous Deaths

1551 - Aristotele "Basiano" da Sangallo, Italian set designer, dies
1971 - Dainty Ironmonger, cricketer (74 wkts in 14 Tests after age 46), dies
1993 - John Granger, actor (Advise and Consent), dies at 69
1994 - Herva Nelli, Italian-born American soprano, dies at 85
1997 - Rosie Will Monroe, WW II icon (Rosie the riveter), dies at 76
2004 - Robert Quine, American guitarist, dies at 61

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#10: Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)

Rick's aStore at Amazon - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 20:47
Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)
David Sedaris (Author)
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#10: Zero Belly Breakfasts: More Than 100 Recipes & Nutrition Secrets That Help Melt Pounds All Day, Every Day!

Rick's aStore at Amazon - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:47
Zero Belly Breakfasts: More Than 100 Recipes & Nutrition Secrets That Help Melt Pounds All Day, Every Day!
David Zinczenko (Author), Michael Freidson (Author)
Release Date: June 13, 2017

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Famous Deaths for 30th May 2017

Famous Deaths - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 02:05

1791 - Ildephons Haas, composer, dies at 56
1809 - Johan B Scheffer, portrait painter, dies at about 43
1938 - Raden Sutomo, Indonesian freedom fighter, dies at 49
1940 - Y de Smit-Rog, oldest citizen of Netherlands, dies at 104
1951 - Hermann Broch, writer, dies at 64
1964 - Eddie Sachs, American auto racer (b. 1927)
1996 - John Cameron, Scottish judge, dies at 96
2000 - Tex Beneke, American bandleader and musician (b. 1914)
2006 - Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (b. 1926)
2006 - David Lloyd, New Zealand biologist (b. 1938)

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