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June First

June 1st:

The official start of the hurricane season, which unofficially started yesterday by that upstart Arthur.

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.

14 comments

1 John B. { 06.01.08 at 6:32 am }

Happy birthday, Bryan?

2 hipparchia { 06.01.08 at 7:20 am }

are the cats throwing a party for you?

3 Bryan { 06.01.08 at 9:43 am }

Thank you, John.

The cats are expecting me to throw a party for them, Hipparchia.

4 hipparchia { 06.01.08 at 11:04 am }

oooh! tuna cupcakes and homegrow catnip for all! we’ll be right over, all 14 of us, bcause it wouldn’t be party without curmudgeon cat!

😈

5 Bryan { 06.01.08 at 1:09 pm }

The catnip isn’t ready, although it is flowering, and I will try to get a picture when it is in full bloom. I’m careful around it knowing that if I bruise a leaf, I’ll have cats rolling the planter.

6 Michael { 06.01.08 at 1:14 pm }

Happy birthday, Bryan.

7 Bryan { 06.01.08 at 8:23 pm }

Thank you, Michael.

8 Steve Bates { 06.01.08 at 9:00 pm }

Happy birthday, Bryan. If you’re still celebrating them, you must be young at heart!

9 Bryan { 06.01.08 at 9:43 pm }

Thanks, Steve, it’s my excuse for not working on a sink drain until tomorrow.

10 Kryten42 { 06.02.08 at 1:21 am }

Maybe next year Bryan! 😉 😀

And Happy Birthday m8! Hope it was good. 21 again? or 40? 😉 ( I prefer 40 myself). LOL

Cheers. 😀

11 LadyMin { 06.02.08 at 11:17 am }

Happy (belated) Birthday Bryan.

That’s what happens when I spend a sunny weekend working in my garden and not reading the blogs. I miss things.

12 Bryan { 06.02.08 at 1:54 pm }

Yeah, 40 wasn’t bad, Kryten. I no longer had to carry a weapon and no one was shooting at me, so it wasn’t bad at all.

Working on the garden was a much better idea that reading blogs, LadyMin.

13 ellroon { 06.03.08 at 10:38 am }

Yeah, 40 wasn’t bad, Kryten. I no longer had to carry a weapon and no one was shooting at me, so it wasn’t bad at all.

You should be packing when you work in the catnip though. I’ve seen the cats in our neighborhood lined up to take turns. It can be rough.

Happy Birthday!

14 Bryan { 06.03.08 at 3:24 pm }

Thank you, Ellroon. You must have the primo Hawaiian ‘nip in your neighborhood, all I could get was a domestic variety that doesn’t have the kick.