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June First

June 1st:

The official start of the hurricane season.

1495 – Friar John Cor records the first known batch of scotch whisky.
1660 – Mary Dyer is hanged in Boston, Massachusetts, for defying a law banning Quakers from the colony. She is considered by some to be the last religious martyr in what would become the United States.
1890 – The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith’s tabulating machine to count census returns.
1967 – The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is released.
1980 – The Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.

1563 – Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, English statesman and spymaster (d. 1612)
1780 – Carl von Clausewitz, Prussian general (d. 1831)
1804 – Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer (d. 1857)

For some reason I didn’t make the list.


1 Steve Bates { 06.01.10 at 12:31 am }

For some reason I didn’t make the list.

Happy birthday, Bryan. You certainly made your readers’ lists!

2 hipparchia { 06.01.10 at 12:43 am }

awwww… i guess you’ll just have to wait a few more years.

3 ellroon { 06.01.10 at 2:20 am }

Happy Birthday!! /throws confetti /blows on horn
.-= last blog ..Blog sprinkles =-.

4 Mustang Bobby { 06.01.10 at 2:42 am }

Happy birthday, Bryan.
.-= last blog ..Short Takes =-.

5 JuanitaM { 06.01.10 at 10:25 am }

Must be your birthday! Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to …

6 Bryan { 06.01.10 at 3:14 pm }

Thank you, one and all.

Juanita, there is an even more appropriate Beatles song on Sgt Pepper [several, depending on your mood.]

7 JuanitaM { 06.02.10 at 7:11 am }

Hmmm….Either you’re 64 or……:)

8 Bryan { 06.02.10 at 9:18 am }

Good guess.

9 Kryten42 { 06.02.10 at 9:41 am }

Sorry, I’m late (what’s new!) 😉 😀 I had ‘one of those days’! Anyway…

Happy Birthday, and may you have many more!

Since hipparchia brought up the ‘Maltese Terrier cuisine’ thing, and in honor of your Birthday… I give you:

Maltese Birthday Cake

Enjoy! 😉 😛

10 Kryten42 { 06.02.10 at 9:45 am }

Then again… Maybe one of these may be more appropriate for your household though… 😉

Coolest Birthday Cakes

11 Bryan { 06.02.10 at 10:43 pm }

While I like most cakes, I don’t like frosting, which drives everyone nuts. I’m just not fond of sugar and never have been, which puts me at odds with the rest of my family. The normal solution was to make cup cakes and I got the unfrosted ones on my birthday. So, I appreciate the thought. 🙂

12 Kryten42 { 06.02.10 at 10:49 pm }

Heh… I didn’t post those links for the cakes, so much as for a laugh! 😉 Amazing what you can find with the right words in Google! 😆

As I said, the first is more aimed at h, the second is for all cat lovers/haters everywhere! 😆

I hope you did manage to enjoy your day m8! I know you need it.


13 Bryan { 06.02.10 at 11:16 pm }

I didn’t get hit by a bus, so it was a good day. 😉

I knew you weren’t serious, but I was thinking about my Mother’s frustration at wanting to bake a cake and knowing I wouldn’t eat it if she did it the way she wanted. I keep telling her to bake a cake if she wants one, because there are enough kids in the neighborhood to eat whatever she doesn’t want. Alas, that’s not the way things are “supposed to be”.

14 hipparchia { 06.03.10 at 1:16 am }

While I like most cakes, I don’t like frosting, which drives everyone nuts.

i can solve that problem for you – scrape all the frosting off and give it to me. i don’t like cake, but i’ll eat it if it’s serving as the vehicle for enough frosting.

15 Bryan { 06.03.10 at 4:30 pm }

You and my Mother, and her Mom, all frosting freaks.