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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.

4 comments

1 Mustang Bobby { 06.01.18 at 11:29 am }

Happy birthday, Bryan, and many more.

2 Bryan { 06.01.18 at 2:37 pm }

Thanks, MB. At least there isn’t a tropical event looming at the moment.

3 hipparchia { 06.08.18 at 6:54 pm }

a (my apologies) belated happy start of hurricane season! 🙂

4 Bryan { 06.08.18 at 8:42 pm }

I would be more than happy if the Hurricane Season decided not to start until 2050 🙂

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