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June First

June 1st:

The official start of the hurricane season.

Events:
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.

Births:
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.

6 comments

1 Steve Bates { 06.01.12 at 10:09 am }

“For some reason I didn’t make the list.”

As usual, Happy Birthday anyway, Bryan!

2 Bryan { 06.01.12 at 12:17 pm }

Thanks, Steve.

3 hipparchia { 06.01.12 at 10:55 pm }
4 Bryan { 06.01.12 at 11:04 pm }

You do find some of the strangest things on the ‘Net, Hipparchia…

5 hipparchia { 06.02.12 at 7:55 am }

strange? bite your tongue!

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/17/hippo-birdie-two-ewes/

actually, i discovered the [original] hippo birdie two ewes back in the days when birthday cards were really cards.

6 Bryan { 06.02.12 at 2:34 pm }

I spend a lot of time buying cards for my Mother to send, as she is definitely not an Internet user, but I don’t remember that one. I would have bought it, had I seen it.