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June First

June 1st:

The official start of the hurricane season, which was unofficially started by Tropical Depression 1.

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 hipparchia { 06.01.09 at 12:57 am }

awwww… then again, there’s no d. xxxx after your name yet, so there’s that.

i see the hurricane map header is back. i’ve always liked that one. and the pirate is new, isn’t it?

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2 Steve Bates { 06.01.09 at 8:01 am }

Happy Birthday, Bryan!

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3 Bryan { 06.01.09 at 11:59 am }

If it wasn’t the start of the hurricane season, I would skip over the whole birthday thing, but I appreciate the thoughts.

I run the hurricane header for the entire season, Hipparchia, but the pirate bit is only around for the week in acknowledgment of the local Billy Bowlegs Excuse To Tie Up Traffic And Set Off Fireworks Festival.

4 hipparchia { 06.01.09 at 7:07 pm }

i forgot about billy bowlegs. your turn to have the crowds for a weekend.

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5 Bryan { 06.01.09 at 8:04 pm }

Crowds? Surely you jest. It ties up traffic and annoys the cats, but I’ve never seen any real crowds.

6 Kryten42 { 06.01.09 at 9:07 pm }

LOL Ah well… Yeah. 😉

Happy Birthday anyway m8! 😀

I like the pirate banner too BTW.

7 Bryan { 06.01.09 at 10:03 pm }

Thank you, sir.

After a week in a one-man inflatable, a nautical life is definitely not for me. I have seen and eaten more sea life than I ever want to again.