On This Day [ June 5 ]


Friday, June 5, 2020 -Quote Of The Day...

* " Love is blind, to everything except fat. "

On This Day In History...

In 1661- Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge

In 1783- Joseph & Jacques Montgolfier make 1st public balloon flight

In 1794- Congress prohibits citizens from serving in foreign armed forces

In 1805- 1st recorded tornado in "Tornado Alley" (Southern Illinois)

In 1806- 1st trotter to break 3 minute mile (Yankee)

In 1806- Batavian Republic becomes the Kingdom of Holland

In 1833- Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage

In 1849- Danish National Day-Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy

In 1855- Anti-foreign anti-Roman Catholic Know-Nothing Party's 1st convention

In 1863- CSS "Alabama" captures the "Tailsman" in the Mid Atlantic

In 1869- 3rd Belmont Stakes, Fenian wins

In 1872- Republican National Convention meets (Phila)

In 1875- Pacific Stock Exchange formally opens

In 1876- Bananas become popular in US, at Centennial Exposition in Phila

In 1885- J Palisa discovers asteroid #248 Lameia

In 1910- J Helffrich discovers asteroids #699 Hela & #700 Auravictrix

In 1912- US marines invade Cuba (3nd time)

In 1917- 10 million US men begin registering for draft in WW I

In 1920- 1st rivet driven on Bank of Italy headquarters at 1 Powell

In 1926- Indians triple-play Yankees & win 15-3

In 1933- US goes off gold standard

In 1934- 1st formal meeting of The Baker Street Irregulars (NYC)

In 1937- A Bohrmann discovers asteroid #1455 Mitchella

In 1940- 1st synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron Oh

In 1940- American Negro Threater organizes

In 1940- Battle of France begins in WW II

In 1942- Elwood Ordnance Plant near Joliet Illinois kills 54

In 1944- 1st B-29 bombing raid; 1 plane lost due to engine failure

In 1945- USA, UK, USSR, France declare supreme authority over Germany

In 1946- Fire at LaSalle Hotel cocktail lounge kills 61 (Chicago Ill)

In 1947- Sec of State George C Marshall outlines "The Marshall Plan"

In 1950- US Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation

In 1952- Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles for heavyweight boxing title

In 1953- Denmark adopts a new constitution

In 1956- Fed court rules racial segregation on Montgomery buses anti-Const

In 1957- NY narcotics investigator, Dr Herbert Berger, urges AMA to

In - investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes

In 1964- Davie Jones & King Bees debut "I Can't Help Thinking About Me",

In - group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie

In 1967- Murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in the electric chair

In 1968- Sirhan Sirhan shoots Bobby Kennedy, who dies the next day

In 1969- Race riot in Hartford Connecticut

In 1972- "If You Had Wings" opens

In 1972- UN Conference on the Human Environment opens in Stockholm

In 1975- Suez Canal reopens (after 6 Day War caused it to close)

In 1976- Teton Dam in Idaho burst causing $1 billion damage (14 die)

In 1977- 1st personal computer, the Apple II, goes on sale

In 1977- Coup in Seychelles (National Day)

In 1977- Trailblazers beat 76ers for NBA championship, 4 games to 2

In 1980- Soyuz T-2 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station

In 1981- Center of Disease Control reports of a pneumonia affecting gays (AIDS)

In 1981- George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England"

In 1981- TODAY/PC runs for 1st time

In 1982- Conquistador Cielo wins Belmont Stakes by 14« lengths

In 1982- Waterfront streetcar begins operating in Seattle

In 1983- Yannich Noah becomes 1st Frenchman to win French Open since WW II

In 1984- Indira Gandhi orders attack on Sikh's holiest site (Golden Temple)

In 1987- "Nightline" presents it's 1st "Town Meeting" the subject is AIDS &

In - the show runs until 3:47 AM

In 1989- Billy Smith, last original NY Islander, retires

In 1989- Paul McCartney releases "Flowers in the Dirt"

In 1989- Toronto Blue Jays Skydome stadium opens, Mil Brewers win 5-3

In 1991- Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) launched

In 2099- -BC- presumed origin of Mayan Era of Creation

June 5 -Birthdays

In 1718- Thomas Chippendale England, furniture maker (baptized)

In 1723- Adam Smith Kirkcaldy Scot, economist (Wealth of Nations) (baptized)

In 1819- John Couch Adams co-discover (Neptune)

In 1823- George Thorndike Angell Mass, lawyer (ASPCA)

In 1825- Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry Georgia, educator (Rep-Ala, 1857-61)

In 1878- Francisco (Pancho) Villa Mexico, revolutionary/guerrilla leader

In 1883- John Maynard Keynes Cambridge England, economist/math/journalist

In 1887- Ruth Benedict US, anthropologist (Patterns of Culture)

In 1895- William Boyd Ohio, cowboy (Hopalong Cassidy)

In 1898- Federico Garcˇa Lorca Spain, poet/dramatist (Blood Wedding)

In 19XX- Eric Stacy rocker (Faster Pussycat-Wake Me When It's Over)

In 19XX- Howard Platt Chicago Ill, actor (Sanford & Son, Empire)

In 19XX- Mark Withers Nimmonsberg NY, actor (Peter-Kaz)

In 19XX- Nancy Stafford Fla, Miss Florida (1977)/actress (Joan-St Elsewhere)

In 19XX- Nicolette Goulet actress (Meredith Bauer-Guiding Light)

In 19XX- Paul Taylor rocker (Winger-17)

In 1900- Dennis Gabor inventor (holography (3D laser photography))

In 1905- Art Donovan NFL defensive tackle (Balt, NY Yanks, Dallas)

In 1905- John Abbott London, actor (Smogasboard)

In 1912- Josef Neckermann German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1968)

In 1914- Stan Jones Douglas Az, actor (Sheriff of Cochise)

In 1919- Akeo Watanabe Tokyo Japan, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1956-68)

In 1920- Marion Motley AAFC, NFL fullback (Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh)

In 1923- Daniel Pinkham Lynn Massachusetts, composer (Signs of Zodiac)

In 1925- Bill Hayes Harvey Ill, actor/singer (Your Show of Shows)

In 1925- Dorothy Claire LaPorte Ind, singer (Winchell & Mahoney)

In 1926- Bill Hayes Illinois, actor, (Your Show of Shows, Days of our Life)

In 1928- Robert Lansing SD Calif, actor (12 O'Clock High, Equalizer, Automan)

In 1928- Tony Richardson England, director (Delicate Balance, Hotel NH)

In 1931- Jacques Demy France, director (Lola, Magic Donkey)

In 1932- Christy Brown Dublin, novelist (My Left Foot, Down All the Days)

In 1934- Bill D Moyers Hugo Okla, news commentator (Bill Moyers' Journal)

In 1934- F Curtis Michel LaCrosse Wisconsin, astronaut

In 1937- Waylon Jennings Littlefield Tx, country singer (Dukes of Hazzard)

In 1938- Marion Chapman smallest known premature baby to survive (280 g)

In 1939- Charles Joseph Clark (P-C) 16th Canadian PM (1979-80)

In 1939- Ken Follett spy author (Eye of the the Needle)

In 1939- Margaret Drabble author (The Needle's Eye)

In 1941- Martha Argerich Buenos Aires Argentina, pianist (debut 1949)

In 1944- Tommie Smith US sprinter (Olympic-gold-1968); gave black power salute

In 1945- Don Reid Va, country singer (Statler Bros-Flowers on the Wall)

In 1945- John Carlos track star (Olympic bronze 1968); gave black power salute

In 1946- Stefania Sandrelli Viareggio Italy, actress (The Key)

In 1950- Adrian Cosma Romania, team handball (Olympic-silver-1976)

In 1956- Kenny G saxophonist (Duotones)

In 1959- Michael Winans gospel singer (The Winans)

In 1964- Mags rocker (Fuzzbox-Into Rescue)

In 1974- Chad Allen Lazzari Cerritos Cal, actor (David-Our House, My 2 Dads)

In 1974- Chassity Lazzari Cerritos Cal, actress

June 5 -Deaths Which Occurred

In 221 - -BC- Chu Yuan China's poet drowns

In 1864- Gen William E "Grumble" Jones killed at Piedmont

In 1916- Horatio H Kitchener British General (Sudan), dies at 65

In 1953- Bill Tilden tennis champ, dies at 60

In 1970- Jay Irving cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 69

In 1988- Clarence M Pendleton chairman of comm on Civil Rights (1981-88) dies

June 5 -Holidays

* Columbia : Thanksgiving Day

* Denmark : Constitution Day (1849, 1953)

* Massachusetts : Teachers' Day - - - - - ( Sunday )

* Ireland : Bank Day - - - - - ( Monday )

* Bahamas : Labour Day - - - - - ( Friday )

* New Zealand : Queen's Birthday - - - - - ( Monday )

* Western Australia : Foundation Day (1838) - - - - - ( Monday )

June 5 -Religious History

In 1860- The Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Augsburg Synod in North America was founded in Wisconsin. In 1962, the Augsburg Synod became one of four branches in American Lutheranism that merged to form the Lutheran Church in America (LCA).

In 1944- German Lutheran theologian and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote in a letter from prison: 'Certainly one must try everything, but only to become more certain what God's way is.'

In 1960- John XXIII published his motu proprio, 'Superno Dei Nutu,' which created the necessary committees and organizational structure for the upcoming Vatican II Ecumenical Council (1962-65).

In 1961- English apologist C.S. Lewis wrote in a letter: 'Any fixing of the mind on old evils beyond what is absolutely necessary for repenting of our own sins and forgiving those of others is...usually bad for us.'

In 1967- The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War began, during which Israel took control of the Sinai Desert, the city of Jerusalem and the west bank of the Jordan River. A cease-fire arranged by the U.N. ended the conflict on June 10th.