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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 – Karl von Klausewitz, Prussian general (d. 1831)
1804 – Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer (d. 1857)

For some reason, I didn’t make the list.

4 comments

1 Anya { 06.01.20 at 6:10 pm }

Happy Birthday, anyway, Cousin!

2 Bryan { 06.01.20 at 7:30 pm }

Thank you! Alas it occurs in interesting times…

3 Kryten42 { 06.02.20 at 4:28 am }

I hope you at least got to relax & enjoy your day with the kitties (Hmmm… “relax” and “kitties” don’t often go together I realise). 😉 😀

In any case, I am glad you are still around. 👍😊

4 Bryan { 06.02.20 at 7:33 pm }

Thanks, and the kitties think food and clean litter boxes are more important that relaxation.

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